First Look: Good City Hall is an Amazing East Side Venue

Good City Brewing Wedding

Take a first look at the amazing Good City Hall! Photo by 414 Photography

Sometimes a new business opens up and you just have to say “wow.” That’s how we felt when Good City Brewing opened on the East Side. But once they told us they were adding a wedding venue, we really got excited!

We think brides and grooms will be really excited about Good City Hall too. From the urban location, tasty craft beer, awesome local ownership and the amazing rooftop deck, Good City Brewing just rocks. They not only celebrate our “Good City” in their name, but they make a commitment to always “Seek the Good” and give back to Milwaukee.
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A $22K Wedding – From Kadish Park to RedLine Milwaukee

RedLine Milwaukee Wedding

This couple spent $22k on their RedLine Milwaukee wedding. Photo by Christian Yah with Edward Fox Photography

Kadish Park is one of our favorite places in the city and we love that this couple had their wedding ceremony there. The other cool thing about this wedding – the couple showed Milwaukee to their guests via a “walking parade” in between the ceremony and reception at RedLine Milwaukee. What an amazing idea!

Another big thing that stands out about this wedding is the non-traditional choices they made. This couple decided on a non-traditional dress, no wedding party and no cake. We love the way the wedding turned out and think they did a great job for $22k!
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21 Amazing Wedding Venues on the Milwaukee Streetcar Route

Milwaukee Streetcar route Event Venues

Check out the amazing venues located within walking distance of the Milwaukee Streetcar! Photo at future Streetcar stop Broadway and Michigan by Front Room Photography

The Milwaukee Streetcar (branded as The Hop) is scheduled to open in later 2018 and we couldn’t be more excited! We know our couples love showcasing their #MKELove and what better way to do it than including the Streetcar as an additional transportation option for your guests.

For this article, we identified wedding and event venues located within ~2 blocks of the confirmed Milwaukee Streetcar route. We went with a ~2 block radius, because let’s face it, walking more than 2 blocks in heels and dress shoes isn’t for everyone!
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22 Photos That Show Why H-D Museum Weddings Rock

Harley-Davidson Museum Wedding

Take a tour through some amazing Harley-Davidson Museum® wedding photos. Photo by Front Room Photography

There are some amazing things going on at the Harley-Davidson Museum® these days. From their awesome wedding venues to their amazing photo opportunities the place just rocks and we are so lucky to have it in Milwaukee.

A huge shout out to the H-D Museum for sponsoring this article and in general being awesome. The Museum’s campus is amazing as you can see in these photos, but it’s nothing like seeing it in person, so make sure to schedule a tour today!
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Real #MKECouples Share Their Best Relationship Advice

Marriage Advice

Milwaukee Couples share what makes their relationship work! || Photo by Janviere Photography

We asked Milwaukee couples to share with us what makes their relationship work! From newlyweds, high school sweethearts and a couple celebrating their 42 year wedding anniversary, man did we get some really amazing advice!

These awesome couples said marrying your best friend, being adventurous, supporting each others dreams and enjoying the the little daily moments in life as the keys to their successful relationships. We couldn’t agree more!

Thanks so much to everyone that submitted! Check out what they had to say! [Read more…]

Must-See Vendors at Milwaukee’s Love is Love Wedding Showcase

Milwaukee LGBT Wedding Expo

Milwaukee’s #LoveIsLoveMKE Wedding Showcase is not to miss on Sunday Oct. 29, 2017! || Photo by Janviere Photography

We are super excited for the upcoming wedding event Love is Love: An LGBT and Allies Wedding Showcase! Updated branding this year is working to be inclusive of ALL couples planning an awesome Milwaukee wedding.

The show is put on by our friends at the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce who curates the vendor participant list to include vendors who share pro-fairness values.

It’s gonna be a great show and we hope to see you on Sunday October, 29 2017 at the beautiful Hilton Milwaukee City Center in downtown Milwaukee. It’s free, but register here! [Read more…]

An Elegant Wedding at the Delafield Hotel for $32K

Delafield Hotel Wedding

This couple’s Delafield Hotel wedding cost $32K. All images by KL Creative

This couple wanted a venue with character, along with great food and drinks throughout the night. The Delafield Hotel delivered and we think the couple did an amazing job for $32,000!
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12 Must See Films at the 2017 MKE Film Fest

MKE Film Fest 2017We really only write wedding related articles, with the exception of the Milwaukee Film Fest. It’s one of our favorite times of the year!

Not only are there hundreds of amazing films being screened over the span of 2 weeks (Sept. 28 – Oct. 12), but there are panel talks about films and community issues, launch parties and after parties and live music every night of the week at The Jazz Estate.

Here are our film picks, but be sure to check out www.mkefilm.org for more info and clear your schedule for the entire Film Fest! [Read more…]

A Super Fun Milwaukee Athletic Club Wedding for $38K

Milwaukee Athletic Club Wedding

This super fun couple had their wedding reception at the Milwaukee Athletic Club for $38K. All photos by Haley Kraus Photography

For this couple, they just fell in love with everything about the Milwaukee Athletic Club! The downtown location was perfect and the MAC’s rooftop worked awesome for cocktail hour. They were excited to find out it fit in their budget!

For $38,000 their wedding turned out fantastic! These high school sweethearts incorporated some fun photos from where they met – The Good Times Summer Day Camp, which is also when and where they met their photographer. [Read more…]

An Amazingly Beautiful Farm Wedding for $26K

Farm Wedding Cost Milwaukee

This couple spent $26K on their family farm wedding. All photos by Elizabeth Haase Photography

For this couple, the single most important aspect of their wedding was having it at their family farm. This drove many of their vendor choices and budget decisions, such as hiring a wedding planner and not renting/buying a lot of decor so that the farm could “shine”.

For $26,000 we think they did a great job and had a beautiful wedding with amazing vendors. We also love that they hired a videographer after not expecting to (read more in the “note from the bride and groom” below). Read on for the full cost breakdown but we’d recommend starting with their wedding video by Sikora Film Co.:
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