A Skull Filled, Black And White Wedding In Milwaukee – Sarah & Jon


“Unbeknownst to me, for 2 years he had been folding 1,000 origami cranes for me. He only worked on it while I was at school or work. As the legend goes, if you fold 1,000 cranes, your wish would come true. 1,000 cranes is also a common wedding gift in China to wish a thousand years of happiness and prosperity upon the couple.”


I love Sarah’s story of how Jon proposed to her on her birthday in 2011. As well as being a magician, bartender,, graphic designer, balloon animal maker, punk rock music enthusiast and many more, he is also an origami artist. 

“We made all of the white cranes for the backdrop, Jon held an origami 101 class and taught me and my girls how to fold them and we made a night of it.”


Sarah and Jon married and celebrated at The Hamilton in Milwaukee with fabulous photography from Jennifer of JBe Photography Studio


“It was really important to us during the planning process that we make as much of the wedding reflect us as a couple so there were tons of things that really represented us.”

The venue was perfectly us, a cocktail lounge with a fun and classic vibe, dressed up with beautiful chandeliers and arty details. We made the white crane backdrop to reflect the our proposal. We did a unity cocktail during the ceremony instead of a candle or sand ceremony, which is fitting since Jon is a bartender. Since Jon is also a magician, he had a friend of his do some magic during the cocktail hour. Everybody loved it! All of the skull and black and white details were perfectly us. 


My tattoos were an inspiration for my bridesmaid’s looks – I have stocking seams tattooed up the backs of my legs and I bought my girls nude fishnets with a black seams so that we could “match.” They all looked so fabulous and it lead to some cute pictures. 


How awesome does Sarah & Jon’s black and white wedding look? Be sure to leave them both and JBe Photography some love!

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One response to “A Skull Filled, Black And White Wedding In Milwaukee – Sarah & Jon

  1. LOVE this!!! So very cool, and I’m kinda hankering for those brollies in the last shot… x