Emily + Ryan

How did you meet?

We met in college, just two short months after I started, and we dated all throughout the four years! We had mutual friends and it was so fun to hang out and party with my best friend (now husband) and all of our best friends! We grew into adults together. And most of those college friends were in our wedding as well!

When did you know they were the one?

I’m not exactly yet sure the exact moment! Which is even more magical to me! It just happened naturally. We have been each other’s best friends and lovers since day one. I just knew I couldn’t picture my life without him.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

He is so hard working, he is funny, and he always has my best interest in mind, wanting me to be my best!

Who proposed and how? 

My husband ryan proposed on a beach in Costa Rica! We took a trip there the same week that the whole world shut down due to covid, so it was perfect timing! He proposed at sunset on a beautiful beach and had a photographer hiding to capture it on both video and in pictures. They are the most beautiful pictures ever.

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why? 

Oh my god, one my favorite days ever. I live in San Diego California but my family is in Wisconsin, and my wedding was there as well. I have always loved Made With Love so I booked my first and only appoint at Bucci’s Bridal Salon, AKA the only salon that carries MWL in the state! And they just so happened to have a MWL trunk show at the time as well! I rented out the whole salon, tried on only MWL dresses, and loved so many of them! But when I put Andy on (my brothers name!!) I just knew it was my dress, everyone stated that it was “me”. I love how unique it is, it fit me like a GLOVE, and the neckline and sparkle just took my breath away. I wish I could wear it every day if my life.

What advice would you tell other brides?

To just enjoy the day!!! Soak it all in! Don’t let anyone tell you what to do on your day, because it’s YOUR day! And get a good photographer and videographer to capture that MWL dress in all of her glory

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

Oh gosh, I don’t think I could choose! The whole day was absolute magic. There isn’t one thing I would change about it. From my first look with my dad, to our dog walking down the aisle, popping champagne with our best friends, our first dance, it was all just so perfect and breathtaking. Having all of our favorite people in one place was something that I will never forget.

Any standout vendors?

They were all great!! Our photographer SB Photo and Design was great!!! As well as the venue Jan Serr Studio




Jan Serr Studio in Downtown Milwaukee, WI


SB photo and design


Something Borrowed Blooms


Megan Holstine Artistry


Bucci’s Bridal