Meet the Team

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Premier Bride | Nicole Blazer

Nicole

Chief Executive Officer
“Ms. Particular”

I guess you could say I am a lady of many hats. I love to travel, but also stay at home and veg out. I love to experience new adventures and try new things, but I love living in my hometown. I love going out and getting fancy, but you can usually find me in sweats and a baseball hat. I love the summer, but love when winter comes and we get to head out to the mountains. I just want to do it all!
Best Part of Your Job: What don’t I love??? I get to work with some of the most amazing industry professionals, getting to see their creative minds come to life. I also work with some pretty bad @$$ ladies who take lady boss to a whole new level.
Work Space Décor: Joanna Gaines mixed with some Life in Jeneral (if you don’t follow them on Instagram you should, it’s an organizers dream). It’s also pretty common that I either have music playing or Friends on in the background.
Domestic Status: Married to my hotty of a hubby, with the most adorable baby boy who keeps our life exciting. And not to forget our sweet bear of a dog.
Theme Song: “Africa” by Toto. Kidding, that’s only my dream theme song (insert Dax Sheppard and Kristen Bell video here). Probably something more along the lines of “On the Floor” by JLo because it’s always a good idea to dance…that might be why I love weddings so much.
Happy Place: Somewhere in the sun with good friends and family and a cocktail in hand!
Guilty Pleasure: Going to Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Homegoods more often than I really should.
Favorite Wedding Movie: “Bridesmaids”


Premier Bride Milwaukee Deb Sadowski

Deb

Editor-in-Chief
“Mother Hen”

I’m the youngest of three sisters (which I always remind them of), I love travel, audio books, family, friends and entertaining. I also love weddings. I always tear up and it’s the only time I get to dance all night.
Best Part of Your Job: Working with the wedding professionals! They are so creative and caring. I never cease to be impressed.
Work Space Décor: No laughing. My office space (insulated attic -temp controlled) is draped from ceiling to floor in wedding linen. It’s super quiet and I love it.
Domestic Status: Married for over 30 years…should I add happily?
Theme Song: “Born to be Wild”
Happy Place: Full body massage on beach.
Guilty Pleasure: Chips and homemade cream cheese drip. Occasionally it’s my whole meal. And red wine of course!
Favorite Wedding Movie: “My Best Friend’s Wedding”


Premier Bride Milwaukee | Jean

Jean

Operations Director
“The Woman Behind the Curtain”

I answered an ad in the paper 18 years ago that read “Do you love weddings? Create your own Job!”
Let’s back up a step… After watching “the royal wedding” as a kid, it was hard not to fall in love with the tradition and beauty of weddings! In fact, I was so inspired by the nuptials that later that summer I held my own royal wedding. Roly & Poly Rabbit were wed, complete with attire, horse & carriage and all of the hoopla! Paddington Bear officiated. So anyway, I got the job.
Best Part of Your Job: The beauty of weddings! I love pulling the images to use in our real wedding stories! I love sharing how talented our wedding vendors are and how much passion they have for their work!
Work Space Décor: I love hanging up my children’s artwork and photos of my family. I also love my sign that reads “Don’t make me get the flying monkeys”!
Domestic Status: Married to my best friend for almost 20 years.
Theme Song: “Stayin’ Alive”
Happy Place: Nothing beats the sand between my toes and the waves crashing against the shore. The beach is easily the happiest place I can be.
Guilty Pleasure: Sometimes I sneak in an episode or two of Keeping up with the Kardashians…. but you didn’t hear that from me.
Favorite Wedding Movie: “My Best Friend’s Wedding”


Premier Bride Milwaukee | Jennifer

Jennifer

Creative Director
“Ambassador of All Things Digital”

After working for 8 years in an office, I decided to work out of my home and collect large dogs. I’ve worked on Premier Bride magazine for over 20 years and loved every minute of it. I love marrying the analytical and creative sides of the wedding market together.
Best Part of Your Job: I love seeing what people come up with for their weddings – love the new ideas and fun special touches people incorporated into their wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Work Space Décor: My home office is in the back of my house and looks out into my wooded backyard. I see deer, turkey, a stray cat and squirrels (armed with acorns) on a daily basis. Who could ask for more?
Domestic Status: I couldn’t stay single forever! After a long relationship, I’m finally married!
Theme Song: Can a theme song be a TV show theme? Because that TV is constantly on in my office – I hate quiet! Some rerun of Friends, Seinfeld or How I Met Your Mother is probably playing for the one millionth time!
Happy Place: My happy place is outside with my dogs. I love going to outdoor restaurants with them. When they’re happy, I’m happy. We go everywhere together. Helps that I love food too!
Guilty Pleasure: Coca Cola! I’m trying to cut back. But man, even hearing a soda can top pop makes my mouth water!! I blame my Mom. She never let me have soda as a kid. It’s all her fault!
Favorite Wedding Movie: “The Wedding Date”


Premier Bride Milwaukee Katie

Katie

Director of Online Strategy
“Lead Singer”

I love great conversation, loud music, good books, great ideas and delicious food. I have always been a dreamer and creator of things. I started my own marketing company after working several years for other companies because I wanted to be able to try new things, take risks and help people without all that messy red tape getting in my way.
Best Part of Your Job: I love working with Premier Bride because everything is about beauty, people and most importantly, love. Makes my job pretty easy.
Work Space Décor: My vintage record player!
Domestic Status: Married to the only man I’ve ever said I love you to (besides my dad). What can I say? He makes me laugh! After 20 years he’s the only guy that gets me and he just keeps coming back home. What a trooper!
Theme Song: Wild Flowers (Tom Petty)
Happy Place: Attending live music concerts
Guilty Pleasure: A very cold, dirty vodka martini- straight up.
Favorite Wedding Movie: “The Wedding Singer”


Premier Bride Milwaukee | Kelsey

Kelsey

Content Generator
“Word Wizard”

I consider myself a proud member of Hufflepuff House. I love the snugness of home, to bake treats, and take naps. I’m usually hungry — for lunch, globetrotting, and the arts. I’m an amateur theater critic here in Milwaukee, as well as a casual blogger and avid sender of snail mail. By day, I’m a copywriter at a Bay View design shop. By night, weddings are my world!
Best Part of Your Job: When I was a kid, my best friend and I started a wedding planning business in her backyard treehouse. I’ve been obsessed with the beauty and romance of weddings ever since, and now I get to write about them! It’s a childhood dream come true.
Work Space Décor: Working from home sometimes means writing from my living room couch beneath the glow of a window trimmed with string lights (my favorite). Other times, it means working from my favorite coffee shop to feed off that café energy (and feed myself lattes and sandwiches).
Domestic Status: Happily taken but not yet married — and daydreaming of my own someday-wedding, always.
Theme Song: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”
Happy Place: Eating comfort food while wrapped in a blanket and getting a scalp massage. I haven’t lived this, but a girl can dream.
Guilty Pleasure: Those giant tubs of cheeseballs
Favorite Wedding Movie: “Father of the Bride” (“George Banks… is saying… NO!”)


Premier Bride Milwaukee Doodle Mascot Jordy

Jordy

Chief Morale Officer
“BFF to Everyone”

I LOVE anything outdoors. Swimming, hiking, running…
Best Part of Your Job: I get to meet cool people, have my tummy rubbed and ears scratched. The best is when visitors come.
Work Space Décor: It’s pretty nice. I really dig the treat bowl that is always full.
Domestic Status: Single, but always looking. I really like those doodle ladies.
Theme Song: “Who let the dogs out?”
Happy Place: Outside. Anyone want to play fetch or go for a hike? Just kidding, my mom’s a little overprotective and doesn’t like me hanging out with strangers.
Guilty Pleasure: Stealing food from my little brother in his high chair when mom’s not looking.
Favorite Wedding Movie: “27 Dresses”. I’m a sucker for a happy ending.