has begun Vows
have been exchanged, gifts have been unwrapped and the last crumb
of cake has been brushed away. After months of planning the
wedding are over, but for these newlyweds, life's journey is just
By KAY DAHLKE
Looking past the trousseau
"It’s not just the little white
nightie any more," says Pam Flasch of Miss Groove. Brides
are choosing camis, tap sets and lounge outfits, comfortable for
sleeping and perfect for Sunday morning, reading the paper with
the new husband. "The lounge outfits are sexy and cute,
plus you can throw a T-shirt over them to run out to the grocery
Our most romantic moment:
My most romantic moment was at the
reception, when Andy sang ‘More’ by Bobby Darin. Andy says
it was when he saw me walking down the aisle.
How we met: Yahoo personals
Matron of Honor: Stacy Fitzgerald
Best Man: Craig Carlson
Bridesmaids: Jennifer Rahe, Kristi
Wieland and Heidi Nieth
Groomsmen: Kent Waugh, Tony Filippone
and Chris Stack
Shelley McCaffery & Andrew Carlson
June 26, 2004 • Wedding: St. Paul’s
Catholic Church, Genessee Depot • Reception: Saxes, Wales
After the ball is over
After all the hugging, eating and
dancing, that wedding gown might be a little worse for wear.
Consider this suggestion from Tiffany Craig of Andre Furs and
Allure in Mequon. "Dresses need to be properly cleaned,
repaired and stored," stresses Craig. "The dress might
be soiled, or sequins might be missing. We’ll clean the dress,
repair it and store it in a temperature and climate controlled
environment. The dress isn’t boxed, it’s hung, preserved for
Our most romantic moment:
The few seconds Ben and I had just after
the ceremony, before everyone else made it to the end of the
aisle. It was our chance to relish in the fact we were married
and celebrate before the photos and the reception started.
As my dad and I prepared to make our
grand entrance into the church my dress got caught in the door.
Dad and I laughed as my personal attendants and five ushers
freed the train. That broke the tension!
How we met: We met at the age of 8 when
I moved into the district. We were in the same fourth grade
class. We were separated during high school but found each other
again senior year and began dating. We are blessed to say we
married our grade school sweethearts.
Groomsmen: John Zeirke, Tim Zeirke, Matt
Krauski and Eric Heagle
honor: Tricia HeinBest man: Brandon FleszarBridesmaids: Christin
Johnson, Sarah Grooms, Jennifer Wilcox, Angela Derry
Benjamin Hein & Sarah Zeirke
December 6, 2003 • Wedding: St. John’s
Northwestern Military Academy, Delafield Reception: Olympia
Resort & Conference Center, Oconomowoc
Skipping in line:
Paula Garvens, executive event planner
at Ellen Zilli’s Catering says the interactive stations
concept may replace the standard buffet. Four stations are set
up around the hall, with a customized menu itinerary. Guests are
invited by table to take their place at one of the stations,
eliminating the conga line around the buffet table.
Jessica Jallings & Brian Gomez,
July 31, 2004 • Wedding and Reception:
The American Club, Kohler
Our most romantic moment: The whole
ceremony was meaningful and personal. We wrote our own vows,
liturgy; even the reading was something we came up with. It was
all very unique and personal.
We gave the DJ the wrong song for our
first dance. It wasn’t the most romantic of songs, but we just
kept on dancing and now we laugh about it!
How we met: through friends.
Groomsmen: Jeff Gomez, Griffin Feddersen,
Brad Putz, Paul Munsterman, Roger Nienaber and Jason Harris
Jenna Hansen, Jodi Brooks, Sara Welch, Ramona Ruud, Marissa
Walsh and Kelly Walsh
Trending away from typical:
"Brides are choosing color for
their bouquets," says Dana Meredith of The Flower Garden in
Hartland. "A lot are going with strong colors, not the
pastels, but bright, Hawaiian colors. And I’d say that 90
percent are going with hand-held clutch bouquets with the stems
Melissa George & Daniel Fisher, Jr.
October 9, 2004 • Wedding: St. Joseph’s
When I asked Dan at the reception what
the most romantic moment was, he replied by saying when I came
out in my sock hat because I came out being the true me.
It was sure nice to have family and
friends in town to celebrate the special time in our lives.
We honeymooned in London and Paris. I
truly felt like a princess and loved every minute of it, from
going to the very top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris to walking
around in the parks, to seeing "Chitty Chitty Bang
How Dan proposed: Dan took me to the
Cedarburg Chocolate Factory and I was like a deer in the
headlights when he asked me to marry him.
Bridesmaids: Elizabeth Grekso, Jackie
McGraw, Brianne May and Michelle George (maid of honor)
Chris Heald, Tim Mixdorf, Chris Hesselbein and John Fisher