Here’s An Easy Way To Shop Local – Third Coast Style

Third Coast Style Wedding Show

Third Coast Style in Milwaukee’s Fashion District features clothing and accessories from Milwaukee fashion designers.

Milwaukee’s Fashion District is continuing to expand, and Third Coast Style is a big part of it. The Fashion District, located on Water Street, just north of Clybourn, includes fashionable shops such as Third Coast Style and Miss Ruby Boutique, where you can find and purchase items from local Milwaukee designers.

If you are one of the #MKEBrides looking for unique fashion statements for your wedding day, from now until March 2, 2014, Third Coast Style is hosting a wedding trunk show. The awesome part is that the show features locally made items from Milwaukee fashion designers. Items include bridal and bridesmaid dresses, jewelry and other accessories.
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The Cost Breakdown of a $13K Milwaukee Wedding

Milwaukee Wedding Costs

Learn how this Milwaukee couple spent $13,000 on their wedding.
All photos by KB Image Photography

This is a fun wedding – not only were the bride and groom extremely creative with their planning, but they were creative with their budgeting. They used a combination of DIY, bartering and help from friends/family to keep their budget just under $13,000.
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DIY Wedding Flowers from Milwaukee’s Belle Fiori

DIY Wedding Flowers - Belle Fiori

Simple and pretty DIY centerpiece
(Photo by Lisa Mathewson Photography)

There are many things to consider if you are debating creating your own fresh flowers for your wedding. Even the initial decisions of ordering the correct number of flowers to the receipt and storage of the flowers prior to the design phase can be overwhelming. Luckily, one of the top florist in town, Belle Fiori, takes care of all these initial DIY logistics for you. [Read more…]

Wow Your Guests With a Milwaukee Historical Society Wedding

Milwaukee Historical Society Wedding

Tie the knot next to the vault at the Milwaukee Historical Society

One thing we hear from many brides is that they want their wedding to be unique. Having your wedding at the Milwaukee County Historical Society will accomplish that.

The building itself is gorgeous and recently renovated to its historic grandeur. And it has only been available for rentals for about two years, so many brides don’t even know about it.
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Milwaukee’s Top Historic Wedding Venues

Grain Exchange Wedding

Milwaukee’s Grain Exchange. Photo by M Three Studio.

One of the great things about Milwaukee is the city’s history and, of course, it’s fine collection of historic wedding venues. It’s a very cool feeling to tie the knot (or celebrate it) in a building that’s been around over a hundred years.

Our picks for Milwaukee’s top historic venues stood out to us because of their unique history, architectural significance and Milwaukee flavor.

We’d love to hear your opinions on your favorite historic wedding venues – speak your mind in our comments section below.
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Beautiful Letterpress Wedding Invitations from Monograham Paper

Milwaukee Wedding Invite - Monograham Paper

Wedding invitations can often be your guests’ first glimpse into the style of your wedding. From classic, formal, modern, vintage, and everything in between, your wedding’s style can be skillfully incorporated into your invites. If you’re in love with the details of weddings and want that to come through via your invitations, Monograham Paper can help you out.
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Pritzlaff Building – A Unique Milwaukee Wedding Venue

Pritzlaff Building - Milwaukee Wedding Venue - Front Room Photography

A few weeks ago I attended an awesome event that featured Milwaukee’s hottest wedding caterers, photographers and other vendors at the impressive Historic Pritzlaff Building in downtown Milwaukee.

From the second I walked in, I was drawn into the space by the display of food, flowers and acrobats hanging from the ceiling. Yes, I actually mean acrobats hanging from the ceiling. Settings like this can only be done by the likes of David Caruso at Dynamic Events. Check out the inspiring images from the event below, courtesy of Front Room Photography. Pay close attention to the acrobat – what a cool shot!
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Milwaukee Wedding Show – Indie Wed – Giveaway Announcement

2012 Milwaukee Indie Wed

There’s a new wedding show in town that’s different than what you might be used to – and just happens to have a few sets of tickets to give away. The show, Indie Wed, is described as “THE alternative to the traditional bridal expo”. To be entered to win tickets, do one (or all) of the following things:

Winners will be randomly selected. Entries are due by midnight on May 2, 2012.
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Everlasting Wedding Flowers – Mark the Occasion Designs

Fabric Wedding BouquetEverlasting wedding flowers?  While this may initiate thoughts of stiff, fake, silk flowers – let me introduce you to Mark the Occasion Designs. Owner Maggie Joos specializes in unique, eco-friendly, and oh so pretty hand crafted alternatives to fresh floral bouquets. From sheer organza to elegant lace; light-weight tulle to vintage fabrics – Maggie can transform fabric and beading into a wedding floral arrangement that lasts forever. But to really tell the story, you just have to let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Vintage Wedding Help – A La Crate

Milwaukee and Madison Vintage Wedding Vendor - A La CrateAh, vintage weddings. They are extremely popular right now and for good reason. They ooze romance, simplicity and style. A vintage wedding can be versatile and even eco-friendly. While the web has plenty of images to inspire you, execution can be a bit more challenging. Finding cohesive pieces, not to mention more than one of an item, can be exhausting, and take some time and dedication. That’s where A La Crate – Vintage Rentals can help you out. A La Crate has an awesome space filled with a large inventory of vintage items including framed chalkboards, birdcages, metal trays, dishes, multiple sizes of bottles and mason jars easily transformed into vases – all items that can help you execute your vintage wedding.

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