Styled Wedding Shoot: French Country in the City

June 14, 2022

Hosted by GATHER in downtown Milwaukee with food & drink by Levy Restaurants.

For our recent Premier Bride styled shoot, we brought the charm of French country stylings into the city, setting an enchanting scene with the help of our wonderful local vendors. The shoot was hosted by GATHER at Deer District in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, with food and drink provided by Levy Restaurants.

GATHER at Deer District

GATHER offers a fresh, modern space for any special event—particularly weddings. The space has the industrial-chic look of a historic warehouse that has been reimagined into a high-end venue with modern elements and accents. At GATHER, you’ll find a space with floor-to-ceiling windows that shed gorgeous light on the scene. High ceilings allow for lots of creativity as far as how to use the space. Notice our florist, Bank of Flowers, used the height to bring drama with floating floral installations.

The room is large—around 6,00 square feet—and overlooks the Milwaukee cityscape and the home of the Milwaukee Bucks. Glass doors open upon a private outdoor patio complete with a shimmering urban backdrop. Outside of the event space you’ll find the Deer District Plaza, perfect for snapping photos. Outside or in, GATHER proved to be an ideal and adaptable setting for a styled shoot. Imagine what you might make of this space on your own wedding day.

Food & Beverage by Levy Restaurants

Food and drink at GATHER comes courtesy of Levy Restaurants. Their dedicated events team prides themselves on delivering exceptional service and meals alike. For our styled shoot, Levy Restaurants provided three delicious options: The first was plates of herb roasted chicken with rosemary shallot jus, accompanied by herb roasted potatoes and brown butter dill glazed carrots.

There was also Wisconsin beer braised short ribs with red wine mushrooms and pearl onions, accompanied by creamy parmesan polenta and honey roasted brussels sprouts. Lastly, there was herb marinated grilled salmon with citrus and dill vinaigrette, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, and roasted lemon asparagus. All the food was prepared by Executive Chef Angel Oter and was every bit as tasty as it was photogenic.

Check back for more sneak peeks from our styled shoot at GATHER at the Deer District in preparation of our Summer/Fall 2022 issue coming out first thing in July!


Coordinator Premier Bride Milwaukee @premierbridemilwaukee
Venue GATHER at Deer District @gatheratdd
Planner Natural Elegance LLC @naturalelegancellc
Photographer Lindsey Cole Photography @lindseycolephotography
Florist Bank of Flowers @bankofflowers
Invitations Adeline Margaret @adelinemarg
Cake Greige Patisserie @greigemke
Food Levy Restaurants @levy.restaurants
Linens Windy City Linen @windycitylinen
Rentals Relics Rentals @relicsrentals
Makeup/Hair Wide Eyed Bride @wideeyedbrides
Stylist Natural Elegance LLC @naturalelegancellc
Jewelry Tammy Spice Jewelry @tammy_spice_jewelry
Fine Jewelry CRAIG HUSAR Fine Diamonds & Jewelry Designs @craighusardesigns
Bridal Gowns/Bridesmaids Gowns Miss Ruby Boutique @missrubyboutique
Menswear DuBois Formalwear @duboisformalwear
Models The Rock Agency
PB Rewards Winner Lisa Miller