(Closed) Milwaukee Brides!

posted 10 years ago in Milwaukee
Post # 3
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I see there are not many Milwaukee Brides. I am actually getting married in Waukesha which is a sub of Milwakee.

 

Post # 4
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Date: October 24, 2009

Ceremony: Grace Lutheran Church

Reception: Wyndham Milwaukee Airport! I’ll let you know how it goes…!

Cater: Wyndham Milwaukee Airport

DJ: Midwest Sound and Light (http://www.midwestsoundwi.com/)

Cake: I don’t know yet!

Photo: Photography by Danielle (http://www.photosbydanielle.net/main.php)

Rentals: Oooh haven’t even thought about this…

Officiant: Pastor Thomas Kneser

Flowers: Another thing I need to work on! I’m curious about using Costco, I didn’t even know there was one around here…

Wedding Dress: Eva’s Bridal (http://www.evasbridalcenter.com/)

 

Post # 6
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@kenzing10, how is photography by danielle?  I was look at the website a few months ago and this is one of the top picks.

Post # 8
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hi everyone! My wedding isn’t until July 24th 2010, so I loved hearing everyone’s details! I have been engaged one month now and we just found our reception site this past weekend after searching for a couple of weeks. So far the details I have are:

  • Date: July 24th, 2010
  • Ceremony: St Mary’s, Elm Grove
  • Reception: Coast Resturant
  • Cater: Coast
  • DJ: My fiance has about ten friends that are in various local bands, so we’re starting the night with an iPod mix and then having any of his friends who want to play roughly 3 song sets each.
  • Cake: Have not started looking!
  • Photo: Possibly Debbie Metzfield who did my brother’s wedding 3 yrs ago, but am still open
  • Rentals: Will not need chair covers, and haven’t thought of anything else yet!
  • Officiant: Undergoing a change in priests at my church, so unknown at the moment also
  • Flowers: Have not begun looking, but do not want to spend an arm and a leg, although I want them to look nice:) 
  • Dress: I work in retail, so I want a very fashion forward dress and something truly unique. I am in love with the Melissa Sweet Billie dress (but not the price tag!) so I am looking to have it made….and of course I fell in love with Christian Louboutin Madeleine pink satin slides, but have yet to find a less expensive version I love as much….always my luck! Any advice for tea length dresses or very high heeled bridal shoes (in a pale pink) would be greatly appreciated!

I will try to fill in more details as I figure ervything out in the months to come! I am curious if anyone went to any bridal shows in the area to get info. And what salon you are going to for hair and make-up? And which hair style did you decide on?

Post # 9
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36 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2007

Hey, just thought I’d throw in my .02 on doing flowers inexpensively.  We figured they’d just die in a few days anyway, so we didn’t want to spend thousands on them.  

 

When i got married, I used an online wholesaler for flowers.  I got all my flowers for just a few hundred dollars, and they were fresh, gorgeous, and absolutely perfect.  (But warning, it’s not for the faint of heart.  The flowers are delivered two days before the wedding!)

 My girls helped me strip the leaves and bundle them the day before the wedding.  The day of, we arranged and wrapped the bouquets.  I’d probably choose to have the boutonnieres done professionally if I were to do it again (we did them ourselves) but otherwise it was a great experience!

 We used http://www.flowersandfreshness.com.  Loved them! 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Hi all!  I’m new to these boards.  I live in the DC area but am getting married in Milwaukee this summer.  My fiance’s family is there.  We’re actually having a wedding of only 25 guests and no bridal party so some of my planning has been a little different than most brides.  Here’s my info!

  • Ceremony: The Urban Ecology Center 
  • Reception: Joey Buona’s Italian Restaurant
  • DJ: We’re doing our wedding via IPod!!
  • Cake: Sweetness by Alice (yummm!) 
  • Photographer: Emily Johnson Photography 
  • Officant: Rev. Roger Hyttinen
  • Flowers: We ordered origami flowers from an Etsy artist in Cork, Ireland
  • Wedding Dress: Purchased from a shop in my hometown of Baltimore (I’m actually stressing over whether to ship it or take it on the plane to MKE, sigh)
  • Guest Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott downtown
  • Wedding night hotel for us: Hotel Metro
  • Invitations:  I crafted them myself in Adobe Illustrator using cardstock from Paperandmore.com
  • We’re actually looking for a fun place to take our friends for drinks after our dinner reception is over, something in the Third Ward perhaps so if anyone has any fun suggestions, let me know!

    Post # 12
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    26 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I am new to the boards, and don’t have a lot of planning done yet, but am interested in hearing reviews/idea’s from the area!

    Date: 10/2/10

    Ceremony: St. Matthias Church

    Reception: Silver Spring Country Club

    everything else is up in the air! Will update when I get closer.

     

    Post # 13
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    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Hi Milwaukee Brides!  Our wedding isn’t until October 2010, but we are chugging along with vendors.  Here’s what we have so far:

    Date: 10/9/2010

    Ceremony: Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist

    Reception Venue: The Grain Exchange

    Caterer: Bartolotta’s

    Photographer:  Sarah Immel Photography

    And we are thisclose to booking our DJ, too!  

    Post # 14
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    36 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2007

    Hey, if you guys are looking for a great DJ, my cousin and I both used Eric Fischer of Milwaukee/Madison Sound and Light DJ for our weddings.  They were amazing, and had great planning tools online so they could give us top-notch service.  I’m a photographer and I see a lot of weddings, so they are definitely some of my favorite DJ’s… they even have a great lighting system!  Highly recommended….

    Post # 15
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    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Anyone have photos of weddings at the Elm Grove Women’s club? I’m traveling to photograph a wedding there next month, and I’d like to have some idea what I’ll have to work with. Thanks!

    Post # 16
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    22 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @Mandyrosy:

     

    I had my wedding there on 4/16!  There are a few pics on their website as well as a floorplan.  Gorgeous chandelliers, pale walls, simple and elegant.

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