Shay and Tom got Hitched!

  Shay and Tom had a wedding day that was SO perfectly them.  All evening I heard guests commenting “This is SO Shay!”  Shay wanted a playful, cheery wedding day and it came together as just that.  The colors included a soft sherbet palette including pale pink, peach, yellow and shades of orange.  The centerpieces were playful, the candy table was cheery and the place card display was fun.  The day was captured perfectly by Heather Cook Elliott Photography. Guests mingled on the Riviera patio that overlooks the lake while snacking on mini favorites from Chicago and Wisconsin including mini brat’s paired with a beer shot and tiny Philly cheesesteak sandwiches.  They danced the night away and laughed with friends. The couple planned the day wanting to spend time with friends, family, and each other.  They mingled, shared good food and drink, and most of all enjoyed each other.  It was such an honor to be a part of a day so filled with love. Photo Credits: Heather Cook Elliot  Check out more of the amazing pictures from Shay and Tom’s wedding on Heather’s Blog...

A Very Milwaukee Rehearsal Dinner

  I work with so many couples who LOVE Milwaukee, which is great because I love Milwaukee too.   A lot of them want to incorporate all that MKE has to offer into their wedding and I am all for that!  I have found though that there is only so much cheese and beer you can cram into a reception without it feeling like a beer hall on a Friday night. The rehearsal dinner on the other hand can have a much more laid back approach which is perfect to convey your love of Milwaukee.   Since we have a chill vibe here and a love of all things beer and fried I put together an example of the most Milwaukee rehearsal shin dig I could think of.  Here goes… Location: The Uber Tap Room at the Wisconsin Cheese Mart (does it get more Wisconsin then that?  I don’t think so!) Drink: Let your guests pick from over 36 beers to create their own flight.  You can even have a list of the beers printed for each guest so they can track what they tried. Food: Well this one is pretty obvious but of course your guests would snack on cheese platters while sipping (or chugging) their flights.  They have 175 options to choose from so you should be able to give your guests tour of Wisconsin cheeses. For the entrée of course you would need to provide an oh-so-Milwaukee fish fry and for a tasty sweet to end the night why not treat them all to Kopp’s custard.   Décor: There isn’t much you would need to do here but...