From walking down the aisle to sashaying
from table to table at the reception, the
back of a bridal gown is just as visible as
embellishments fit for the stylish groom or
Incorporate “something blue” into your
day-of look with a statement accessory or
pros weigh in on the top industry trends for
2017, plus where to go for ultra-specialized
Say Yes to a MinkMaids
Most people probably can’t remember the
exact day they embarked on a specific career
path. But Amanda Ergen-Jennings will never
forget freshman orientation at UW-Madison.
the prenup When
Beyoncé married Jay Z in 2008, she
reportedly signed a prenuptial agreement
that gives her $5 million for every child
she bears to him, plus $1 million for every
year of the marriage if they divorce.
accounts, mortgages, credit cards,
investments accounts — in most cases,
couples automatically join their finances
soon after marriage and then begin filing
joint tax returns within the first year of
how readily accessible online wedding
invitation ordering has become, the
popularity of custom-created paper suites
remains ever-present, and couples continue
to frequent local paperies in search of a
more personalized experience.
blush tones and cascading ruffles to adorned
headpieces and scalloped hemlines, this year’s
bridal gown trends may err toward
nontraditional, but their attention to
detail remains beautifully intricate and
registry with a twist When
Nicky Rauch and her beau, J. Danger Wolf, got engaged last winter, the
stylish couple began planning a contemporary wedding with a classic
Wisconsin twist, including a traditional fish fry and an old-fashioned
cocktail bar at the historic Pritzlaff Building in the Third Ward.
goes Hollywood Visitors to the
upcoming Milwaukee’s Magnificent Bride Wedding Show will get a
chance to experience silver screen siren status, when the region’s
eminent wedding vendors converge to bring an Old Hollywood take on
wedding glamour and style.
Milwaukee wedding venues Turner Hall’s
history dates back to 1882, when the venue first opened its doors.
Designed by famed German architect Henry C. Koch, it served as a
gathering place for the Milwaukee’s large German population — a
safe haven where cultural and political attitudes could be expressed
To have and
to hold Held at the
Milwaukee Art Museum, Damone Turner and KaMyia LeFlore’s August 2014
nuptials were anything but ordinary.
During the week, Judge Derek
Mosley is on the Milwaukee Municipal Court
bench, and his docket is full: drug cases,
retail theft, driving while intoxicated,
violations of building and zoning codes, and
disputed parking tickets. “I’m the guy you
want to talk to if you want to know where
not to eat, park or drive,” he says.
Dance The Night Away
When Stephanie and Tyler
Sopko started taking dance lessons at
DanceSport Studios in Cedarburg last July,
the couple’s intention was to learn some
basic steps to feel more comfortable during
their first dance as a married couple.
What Dreams May Come
The perfect wedding: an
unattainable dream or a realistic goal?
While no wedding day is ever without its
hiccups, local experts say careful planning
and thinking outside the box are the keys to
making a couple’s wedding one fine day.
Romance of Tuscany
Sophisticated. On-trend. No matter how you
describe it, Milwaukee’s Magnificent Bride
show, now in its ninth year, has carved a
niche as the city’s most exclusive bridal
Madly in love Classic
and sophisticated '60s style emerges as a
leading bridal fashion trend for 2013.
fine day "Kelly and
Rich have a fashion focus in their lifestyle
and careers," says wedding planner David
Caruso, owner of Dynamic Events. She owns 5
Hearts boutique, he works for Kohl’s Corp.,
and both have a "love for beautiful things."
Wedding trend watch Design the day of your
dreams that’s on trend and so very you, taking your lead from
Milwaukee’s fashion and event insiders on the best of all things
bridal. As always, moderation is key. "Start with what is
intrinsically you," recommends David Caruso, owner of Dynamic
Events. "Approach trends in a simple way, and maximize your
budget with big statements."
Proposal? Birthday? No matter what the
dating occasion, M's got you covered with
where to go, what to do - and tips for
making every date extraordinary.
hues Integrate a
dash of color - be it bold or subtle - into
your wedding-day style.
stately affair Frilly gowns,
a confection of accessories and bold styling
create a decadent wedding day.
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
They did and they do
Your 65-year-old widowed mother comes
bounding through the door after a hot date with her steady beau,
frantically waving her hand to show off the sparkling diamond he just
planted on her finger. Suddenly the roles are reversed and you find
yourself lost in a parental-like shock, much like she must have felt
when you hit her with the news of your own engagement some 20 years
Add one more thing to your "Wedding To Do"
list: Schedule some girl time filled with indulgent beauty services,
delicious fare and intense pampering. Hey, being the bride is a tough
job, but someones gotta do it!
A sweet beginning
Just as styles of wedding dresses,
tuxedos, flowers and other wedding traditions have changed through the
years, so too, has the look of wedding cakes and what adorns the top.
While the cake itself is still the centerpiece of sweet beauty, most
cake-toppers of old have gone the way of ruffled shirts on groomsmen.