The Artful Bride 2013 – A Unique Milwaukee Bridal Event

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The Artful Bride Event – a unique bridal showcase – takes place at the fabulous Milwaukee Art Museum on January 14, 2013. Photos by Linda Gumieny

As couples embark on one of the most exciting times of their life together – the engagement phase – many brides are looking to get some ideas for their wedding, including the task of deciding on their wedding vendors.

One of the greatest ways to accomplish this is by attending bridal shows. Well, let me introduce you to a fabulously unique bridal showcase taking place in an epic Milwaukee location – the Milwaukee Art Museum.

The Artful Bride Event, masterminded by Janice Rosenthal, one of Milwaukee’s fabulous wedding planners, will take place on Monday January 14, 2013 and Married In Milwaukee has a Wedding Party Ticket Package (six tickets) to give away. Read more to find out how to win!

Artful Bride Difference

We sat down with Janice Rosenthal to get the scoop on what makes the Artful Bride Event so unique. She had a lot to tell us! The event will include interactive vendor studio spaces, inspirational decor and food displays, exciting entertainment and direct interaction with some of the industry’s top wedding professionals.

You can also enter to win fabulous prizes including a honeymoon trip. Check out the Artful Bride Event website for more info and details of the showcase. VIP tickets are also available to get you in early and you’ll receive an extra special swag bag. Now to tell you the inside scoop on the event.

Interactive Vendor Studio Space

Vendors will have interactive studio spaces to showcase their work, but most importantly, they will be available to help you with aspects of planning your wedding day.

From Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers showcasing their diamond app to educate you about selecting the right diamond, to Chef Scott Shully from Shully’s Cuisine being onsite to provide tips on making your wedding reception menu selections and talk about the pros and cons of various types of serving options.

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You are greeted with the gorgeous display of the Art Museum. Get ready for a fun time! Photo by Linda Gumieny

Wedding Inspiration

You will be sure to gather a lot of wedding inspiration at the Artful Bride Event. There will be fantasy tablescapes, signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dessert displays, gorgeous floral arrangements and much more.

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Be inspired by the gorgeous tablescapes planned for the Artful Bride Event.

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Sample delicious signature cocktail options as designed by the experts at the Art Museum. Photos by Linda Gumieny


The Artful Bride Event is not your average bridal show. As you walk through the doors, you will immediately be greeted with the cocktail party that unfolds.

There will be a chic bridal gown fashion show featuring Milwaukee’s own GiGi of Mequon, captivating dance performances and live music. Zita Bridal Salon will provide informal bridal gown modeling throughout the Museum space. All to be enjoyed while partaking of delicious cocktails and artfully tasty bites.

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Dance performances will be sure to entertain you at the Artful Bride Event at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Photos by Linda Gumieny

Tips and Trends from the Experts

Janice Rosenthal, owner of Party Productions, has been in the wedding and event planning business for 19 years. Each vendor at the Artful Bride Event has been hand-selected by Janice based on the quality of their work and many of the vendors she has worked with for over 10+ years.

A Q&A session will be offered by Janice herself so come prepared with your toughest questions about planning your wedding day.

Win Tickets to The Artful Bride Event

Married In Milwaukee is giving away a Wedding Party Ticket Package that includes six tickets to the Artful Bride Event! Grab your girls (and guys) and enter to win by liking, commenting and/or sharing our Facebook post or retweeting our Twitter post. This contest will close Friday December 20, 2012, so head over to Facebook or Twitter to enter soon.

Check out the Artful Bride Event page for more info about the event. Purchase your tickets before December 31, 2012 and you’ll also receive a Mother of the Bride/Groom ticket for free.

Special thanks to Boutique Photographer Linda Gumieny for the amazing photos used in this article.



  1. Hi I am a newly engaged women of 4 kids can someone please help me on how to plan a wedding? my date is October 26th,2013 And I need my wedding to be the cheapist but elegant as possible plese help?