Our Top 10 Favorite Local Wedding Stories of 2020

January 4, 2021

We may have gladly said goodbye to 2020, but we featured so many beautiful wedding stories last year!

We thought we share our top 10 favs, in no particular order!



Molly & Mitch’s Milwaukee Wedding at the War Memorial

Molly and Mitch planned a July wedding at the newly-renovated War Memorial Center in downtown
Milwaukee, with its breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.

Make-up and Hair: Get Dolled Up | Invitations: Design That Flies | Ceremony and Reception: War Memorial Center | Catering and Bartending: Chef Jack’s |Cake Designer: The Cake Lady | Desserts: Purple Door Ice Cream |Custom Signage: Miss Design Berry| Flowers: Feisty Flowers | Music/Entertainment: Sound by Design | Transportation:Sound by Design | Photographer: Luis Hermosillo Photography
PhotoBooth and Video: Sound by Design | Bride’s Gown: Martina Liana Bridal from Miss Ruby Bridal Boutique | Formalwear: Amelishan Bridal | Groom’s Suit:  NL Suits

Brooklyn & Kyle’s Lakefront Wedding at Discovery World

When Kyle and Brooklyn met on a blind date at Camp Bar,
little did they know fireworks would soon be flying —both in their relationship and on their wedding day.

Bridal Shows Attended: Wonderful World of Weddings | Make-up Artist : Brittany Schneider from Blush by Brittany |Hair Stylist : Liz Booth from Lovely Elegance | Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations | Rehearsal Dinner: Venue Forty Two | Ceremony and Reception: Discovery World – Pilot House and Great Lakes Exhibit | Catering and Bartending: Bartolottas |Wedding Cake: Sweet Perfections | Desserts: Cranky Al’s  | Flowers: Bank of Flowers | Music/Entertainment:Sound by Design |Transportation: Go Riteway | Photographer: Kallidoscope Photography | Videographer: Ron Pershing from Chic Wedding Films | Gown: Maggie Sottero from White Dress Boutique | Formalwear: Groom: NL Suits & Groomsmen: Blacktux.com | Linens and Chairs:BBJ Linens | Pipe & Drape: Ambrosia Events | Rings:Engagement Ring: Whiteflash.com, Wedding Bands: Powers Jewelry Designers



Haley & Nate’s Picture-Perfect & Personal Barn Wedding

From a home-built ceremony arch to dances full of meaning, Nate and Haley
left no detail unattended to in their sweet and sincere barn wedding

Make-up Artist: Meg Dionne | Hair Stylist: Rachel Tillman (Hair by Lexi Lee) | Invitations: Minted |Rehearsal Dinner: Atlas BBQ (Grafton) | Ceremony and Reception Location: The Barn at The Bog |Cake Designer/Dessert: Classy Girl Cupcakes |Flowers: Bank of Flowers | Music/Entertainment: A Personal Touch DJ | Photographer: Michelle Kujawaski |Wedding Dress Designer: TiAdora from Miss Ruby Bridal Boutique | Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse |Rings: JP Haase


Brandon & JD’s Fall Wedding at Tuscan Hall in Waukesha

Brandon and JD tied the knot with a downtown Waukesha wedding at the fabulously full-service Tuscan Hall.

Suits: Mens Wearhouse | Hair: Natalie Heaton, The Color Bar Studio Salon | Invitations : Kara Johnson, Calligrapher | Rehearsal, Ceremony, Reception: Tuscan Hall | Photo Cake : Simma’s | Desserts : Metro Market | Flowers: Snapdragon Flowers of Elm Grove | Music/Entertainment: Double Platinum DJ | Photographer: Chasing Lilies Photography | Linen: Cover it with Class | Rings: Kay Jewelers

Courtney & Kevin’s Milwaukee Wedding at the Historic Pritzlaff Building

For a downtown Milwaukee wedding, it’s tough to top the style and service of the Pritzlaff. Kevin and Courtney had an exceptional experience, from working with the Pritzlaff staff to collaborating with local florist Belle Fiori to bring their blooming vision to life.

Wedding Consultant: Cori Coffman – Pritzlaff |Make-up & Hair: Neroli Salon | Invitations: Basic Invite | Rehearsal Dinnern: Onesto |Ceremony & Reception Location: Pritzlaff Events | Caterer: Chef Jacks | Bartending Service: Pritzlaff | Cake Designer/Desserts: Sweet Perfections | Flowers:Belle Fiori | Music/Entertainment: Sound by Design and Dream City Strings |Transportation: Cruize-A-Palooza | Photographer: Laura Zastrow Photography | Videographer: Simply Love | Gown: Hayley Paige from Bella Bianca Bridal Couture | Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse | Linens: BBJ Linens |Rings : Kesslers

Jordyn & Matt’s Downtown Milwaukee Wedding at the Historic Grain Exchange

Matt and Jordyn’s downtown Milwaukee wedding at the Grain Exchange was a celebration of love
set against a beautifully-historic Brew City backdrop.

Wedding Consultant: Events to a T | Make-up: Make up by Aseel Atari |Hair: Neroli Salon and Spa | Invitations/Save the Dates: Mint & Lovely | Day of Stationary: Davenport Printing Company |Rehearsal Dinner: Onesto | Ceremony Location: Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church| Reception Location: The Grain Exchange | Caterer : Bartolotta Catering & Events |Bartending Service: The Grain Exchange | Cake Designer/Dessert: Aggie’s Cakes |Chalkboard/Custom Signage Artist: Bartique for champagne bar and Davenport Printing Company for seating chart | Flowers: Belle Fiori |Music/Entertainment and Lighting: Sound by Design | Transportation: Think Limousine Service (WI) and Luxury Limousine (IA) | Photographer: Front Room Studio |Videographer: Simply Love |Bride’s Gown: Paloma Blanca from White Dress Bridal Boutique|Bridesmaid’s Gowns: Dessy from Miss Ruby’s Bridal Boutique | Alterations: Maria Artega Studios |Formalwear/Suit: Harleys | Live-Event Artist: Katie J. Geis | Linens: BBJ Linen |Accent pieces: Bartique Vintage Bar with monogram, flowers, and champagne flutes |Rings: Kessler’s Jewelers


Alia & Eric’s Wedding at Hawks View

Hawks View Golf Club in Lake Geneva is a full-service wedding venue filled with elegance and charm—
perfect for a couple of Lake Geneva natives like Eric and Alia to host their September ceremony and reception.

Wedding Consultant: Graceful Events |Make-up and Hair: Styled by R |Invitations: Minted |Rehearsal Dinner: Cobalt Lounge in Fontana, WI | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hawks View Golf Club | Signage : A La Crate, Monona | Flowers: Blooms in Bloom, Eagle | Officiant: Rent a Preacher – Reverend Russell Witte-Dycus |Photographer: Katherine Bacon | PhotoBooth: Wisconsin Photobooth Company | Gown: Essense of Australia from Bon Bon Belle, Burlington | Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Azazie |Formalwear: J Roberts, Elkhorn | Ceremony Rug and Large Gold Mirrors: A La Crate   | Chargers, Votives, Candle Holders: Parker Drive (Stephanie Huttner) |Gold Silverware: Step It Up Rental | Rings: Zales


Haylie & Andy’s Wedding at Historic Courthouse 1893 in Downtown Waukesha


For their Waukesha, Wisconsin wedding, Haylie and Andy looked less than a mile from their home,
hosting their singular ceremony and romantic reception at Historic Courthouse 1893.

Bridal Shows Attended: Wonderful World of Weddings & WEDMKE at Turner Hall |Make-up and Hair: Gemma at Signature Salon and Spa | Invitations: Design That Flies | Rehearsal Dinner: Fishbone’s Cajun and Creole Restaurant, Delafield | Ceremony & Reception: Historic Courthouse 1893 | Catering & Bartending:Chef Jack’s Catering | Cake Designer/Dessert: Periwinkle’s Bakery | Flowers: Feisty Flowers | Music/Entertainment: SoundByDesign |Officiant: Judge Derek Mosley | Photographer: Jillian Joseph Photography |Videographer: FilmsByDesign | Wedding Dress Designer: Wtoo by Watters from Miss Ruby Boutique |Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse |Rings: James Allen

Jess & Matt’s Winter Wedding at the Delafield Hotel

Matt and Jess put their best family traditions forward when planning their intimate lake country wedding in Delafield, Wisconsin.

Make-up and Hair: Beauticianzillas | Ceremony Location:Noble Victory Memorial Chapel at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy | Reception Location: The Delafield Hotel | Catering &Bartending: I.d. at The Delafield Hotel |Cake: Goddess and the Baker | Signage: Pillows of Grace |Flowers: Milwaukee Flower Co. | Music/Entertainment: Milwaukee Airwaves |Photographer: Twin Lens |Videographer: Thorne Cine |Wedding Dress Designer: Theia from White Dress Bridal Boutique |Bridesmaids Gowns: Bella Bridesmaid |Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse

Alex & Josh’s Modern-Bohemian Milwaukee Wedding

Local love shines through in Josh and Alex’s downtown Milwaukee wedding at Glass & Griddle/The Venue.

Hair Stylist: Shani and Kelly – Erik of Norway | Photographer: Front Room Photography |Rehearsal Dinner: Pizza Man Downer | Ceremony & Reception: Glass & Griddle / Venue 42 | Catering: F Street Hospitality | Flowers: Impressions by Esther | Music/Entertainment:New Groove (Chicago Band) | Dessert: Purple Door & Pete’s Pops | Travel/Honeymoon Service: Andiamo Travel | Videographer:Bella Hill | Gown: Alexandra Grecco from Alice in Ivory, Chicago | Formalwear:The Black Tux

We have an exciting lineup of wedding stories to feature in 2021!
Be sure to check our Real Weddings page often and see all of the fantastic ideas and beautiful wedding stories!

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