Shivam & Kelly | A Milwaukee Art Museum Wedding
Kelly & Shivam’s wedding at The Milwaukee Art Museum was an absolute DREAM and I am so excited to be sharing it with you all today!!! Every detail of their wedding was flawless and I was so honored to capture it, from start to finish!
Kelly & Shiv met each other a few years ago while attending college at Marquette University. As Kelly told me, she saw a handsome guy walking down the street and knew she needed to say something — so she tapped him on the shoulder and said, “You look just like someone I once dated!” and then promptly walked away, leaving Shiv to wonder… WHO is this girl?! A few months passed and when Shiv saw Kelly out on campus, he remembered their quick interaction and decided to continue their conversation. The rest is history (as they say) but Kelly & Shivam have been inseparable ever since! Their side-by-side adventures have taken them to live in Washington D.C. and now very recently New York but they decided their wedding day should be back where it all began in Milwaukee.
One of the things I loved about Shiv & Kelly’s wedding was how they incorporated Shivam’s Indian heritage into the wedding day. Prior to the ceremony, Shivam’s family & friends escorted him down the road and welcomed him to the wedding venue with music and dancing — a traditional Indian processional known as a Baraat. It was so fun to watch everyone join together and celebrate in the moments before Shiv became a husband! Another beautiful tradition was The Varmala Ceremony, where Kelly & Shiv exchanged floral garlands, handed to them by their mothers, before they were pronounced husband and wife. As a wedding photographer, it’s an honor to capture every single wedding but I felt such an appreciation as I watched two separate families + two different cultures merge into one beautiful relationship, honoring their past and celebrating their future.
Shiv & Kelly, I had the BEST time documenting your wedding day and witnessing such meaningful traditions! Your wedding was without a doubt beautiful (!!!) but I have a feeling that your marriage will be even more stunning! Xo
Kelly, you are an absolutely STUNNING bride!!!
This photo was taken in the EXACT spot Kelly & Shiv saw each other for the first time!
YOU GUYS!!! <3
SO in love with this shot!!!
How gorgeous is this entire wedding party?!
I loved this traditional Indian entrance to the wedding!
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