Amanda & Aaron's Wauwatosa engagement

Amanda & Aaron's Wauwatosa Engagement

Photograph by Andy Stenz Photography

Amanda & Aaron’s Wauwatosa engagement

Ask any groom-to-be where he popped the question, and he probably won’t have the same answer as Aaron does. Aaron proposed to Amanda in a Walgreen’s parking lot.

But there’s a reason. That’s where this Wauwatosa couple first saw each other in person. “We met in the unconventional, now becoming more conventional way:!” Amanda says. “The popular online dating website took away the fear of meeting new people…and when we met for the first time, we had a great time and couldn’t get enough of each other; the fun hasn’t stopped!”

Amanda and Aaron’s engagement photo session was just as quirky as the bride- and groom-to-be. They spent the day in Wauwatosa’s Hart Park and exploring the village. “Andy Stenz did a wonderful job of coming up with ideas for us to become a little more relaxed with being photographed, and one of those made us laugh so hard we cried!” she confesses.

This outdoorsy couple describes the vibe for their October 13 wedding as classic-contemporary, with a palette of red, black and white. “We have several projects that we have worked on together that will make the day a little more us,” says Amanda, who will be marrying Aaron in Delafield with a reception at The Legend at Bristlecone in Hartland. “We are lucky to have some very talented friends who will be helping us with the flowers, cake and music,” says the laid-back bride, who wants to share some sage advice with other engaged couples: “It’s your wedding, so don’t stress yourself more than you need to. The most important part is to enjoy your wedding, so do what will make you happy!”

Photographs by Andy Stenz Photography

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By the end of high school, Ellie Martin Cliffe was completely enamored of journalism, so she chose the most logical college major possible: anthropology. Disappointed by the minimal emphasis on writing and editing, she changed tracks and earned a comm degree from Carroll College. Ellie has since tackled many facets of the field including books, magazines and the Web at places like The Knot and Reader's Digest. She now works full time in book publishing, and is thrilled to get her wedding fix with When she isn’t wielding her (red) pen, Ellie can be found in the garden, at any concert that showcases a fiddle, playing pub trivia or in the kitchen. She and her husband live in Riverwest with their hedgehog, Guinness, and grapefruit tree, Sprout.

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