Real Weddings

Lauren & Steve’s Lovely Wedding
at The Paine Art Center & Gardens

July 13, 2018

Lauren from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Steve from Madison were set up by friends and family. “We couldn’t be more thankful to them!” At the time, Lauren was living in downtown Chicago and Steve was in Madison, so they would never have met without the help of their match-making loved ones. “It was fireworks from the start, since we literally met to watch the Fourth of July fireworks on Lake Monona. Everyone plotted to get us to attend. We spent the following three years traveling back and forth between cities on weekends.”

Steve popped the question while the two were on a romantic weekend get-away in Door County. “After checking into an adorable bed and breakfast, Steve suggested we go for a walk along the waterfront during sunset,” Lauren recalls. “At the end of the boardwalk, he turned on one of our favorite songs on his phone, and we slow danced under a lamppost before he got down on one knee. We were the only two people. It was wonderfully romantic.”

Lauren and Steve planned a beautiful wedding at The Paine Art Center & Gardens. “The Paine is a Tudor Revival-style country estate with elegant gardens. Naturally, we wanted to pull that into the overall look of our wedding and make sure what we did complemented the grounds. We landed on a cross between California wine country and English garden for our wedding.”

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Steve works in the beverage distribution industry, and so has visited the Napa Valley often for work. That’s where he and Lauren drew a lot of their inspiration. “I love the sun-drenched, rolling hills, warm creams and blushes, and romantic candlelight that embody the wine country feel,” Lauren says. They landed on a blush, cream, and white color palette, with gold accents and small pops of navy blue. Planning the look and feel of the wedding was one of Lauren’s favorite things: “There are so many beautiful looks for weddings these days, and a lot of creative vendors who can bring those looks to life.”

For Lauren, oe of those standout vendors was Jaclyn from Feisty Flowers. “She impressed us with her talent, taste, and style, as well as her ability to really listen to us as clients and bring the vision we had in mind to life. She made sure each element brought something to the table, from the delicate votive candles to the sheer ivory fabric cascading across the arbor to my beautiful bridal bouquet. Absolutely nothing was missed. I can’t thank her enough!”

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Both the ceremony and reception took place at The Paine Art Center & Gardens. Lauren’s top two moments from the ceremony: “The first was when our flower girl, Emma, walked down the aisle. She was incredibly poised; you can see the amazing woman she is going to become. The second moment was when Steve and I turned to look at my brother, who officiated the ceremony. I swear I saw tears in his eyes!” Following the ceremony, photos were also taken at The Paine. “Your wedding day flies by, and we wanted to spend as much time as possible with our guests.”

The reception was held in The Paine’s conservatory, an elegant space of white and glass overlooking the new formal garden. “We did a mix of banquet tables running in parallel down the center, with rounds along the exterior. It was really important to us that everyone feel included, and this mixed approach to the seating was perfect.” Lauren looks back with particular fondness on the moment she and Steve got to see the space before guests arrived. “We were blown away,” she says. “It was really special to get to share that moment together.”

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Dinner and drinks were catered by Zuppas Market Cafe and Catering. “The food was delicious — we heard lots of compliments. The drinks were easy for us to choose, since Steve is in the beverage industry. He’s an expert!” Looking back, Lauren’s advice for future brides revolves a lot around choosing vendors: “It’s important to lock down certain vendors far more in advance than you might think. We should have booked transportation earlier than we did. Trolleys in Wisconsin book quickly! We also should have scheduled our engagement photo shoot before the save the dates — it would have made choosing a photo to include on them a lot easier!”

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In the end, with the help of wonderful vendors, the support and love of family and friends, and the gorgeous, historic Paine as a backdrop, Steve and Lauren’s wedding day turned out to be one of utter enchantment. The three words they’d use to describe it: “Elegant, lovely, and joyous.”


Wedding Consultant  Tailored Engagements (Amanda Felsman)
Make-up Artist  Naturally You (Amanda Shallow)
Hair Stylist Nicole Rotto Styling (Nicole Rotto)
Rehearsal Dinner Fratellos Riverfront
Ceremony Location The Paine Art Center & Gardens
Reception Location The Paine Art Center & Gardens
Caterer Zuppas Market Cafe and Catering
Bartending Service Zuppas Market Cafe and Catering
Cake Designer/Dessert Classy Girl Cupcakes
Chalkboard/Custom Signage Artist Etsy (BlissPaperBoutique, Z Create Design)
Flowers Feisty Flowers
Music/Entertainment A Personal Touch DJ
Transportation Little Bull Falls Trolley
Photographer Twin Lens Photography
Wedding Dress Designer Martina Liana
Formalwear/Suit Nordstrom (Hugo Boss)
Rings Cottage Hill Jewelers
Party Rental Company (linens, tents, chairs etc.) BBJ Linens



Bridal Shows/Events

The Wedding Show- Summer Edition
One month away from today!

June 22, 2018

More than 100 local wedding vendors!  Everything you need to plan your dream wedding!

Venues- Do you have your reception location yet? Meet with a variety of venues and see what they have to offer!
Wedding Cakes- Meet bakers that can craft beautiful artistic cakes! Delicious Samples will be available
Music- Meet the DJ’s that will keep your guests on the dance floor all night
Flowers- Florists will be displaying stunning examples of their work and on hand to answer your questions.
Photography-Talented local photographers will be displaying their work and will be on hand to answer your questions
Attire- Bridal Gowns & Formal Wear will be on display

So much to see and do!

• Browse the inspiring wedding trend display areas
• Find a dress to say “Yes” to in the gown boutique pop-up shops and displays
• Get a FREE bridal makeover by Paul Mitchell The School Green Bay
• Vote for your favorite cake at the cake decorating competition
• Relax in the Fox Hills Resort groom’s lounge

Shopko Hall | Green Bay
DATE: 7/22/18
SHOW TIMES: 10am-3pm
TICKETS:  On sale now. Click here!
TICKET PRICES: $6 in advance, $8 at the door. 12 and under are free.

Don’t miss this exciting event! Get your tickets now and save!

Bridal Shows/Events, Ideas for Brides, Wedding Planning

Save the Date! July 22, 2018
The Wedding Show-Summer Edition

May 22, 2018

Shopko Hall | Green Bay
DATE: 7/22/18
SHOW TIMES: 10am-3pm
TICKETS:  On sale now. Click here!
TICKET PRICES: $6 in advance, $8 at the door. 12 and under are free.

Don’t miss this exciting event! Get your tickets now and save!

So much to see and do:

Cake Decorating Competition-Beautifully designed wedding cakes will be on display. Vote for your favorite cake design!

Bridal Gown Pop Up Shop– Still need a gown? Dozens of dresses are available to buy at the show at a hugely discounted price!

Photography gallery- View examples of local wedding photographers work.

Formal wear display- Find the mother of the bride dresses!

Groom’s Lounge sponsored by Fox Hills- Men! Take a break from the planning and relax.

Wedding Trend Displays- See what your wedding could look like! Dream looks come to life created by the vendors.

Bridal Makeovers- Get dolled up with a bridal makeover by Paul Mitchell The School

Real Weddings

Samantha & Benjamin’s Classic Wedding
at the Radisson in Green Bay

April 13, 2018

Samantha and Benjamin met at Western Racquet Fitness and Tennis Club, where Samantha worked the front desk and Benjamin went to workout. The two exchanged friendly hellos for a while, until one day, Benjamin asked Samantha on a date. “At dinner, we ended up losing track of time and stayed until it was time for the restaurant to close. After that, we never looked back!” Benjamin popped the question along a walking path that he and Samantha had discovered while living in Grafton. “There’s a particular spot on the bluffs under a tree where we first said ‘I love you,’” he says. “I took her back to that tree, got down on one knee, and asked the woman of my dreams to marry me. Her eyes lit up and she said ‘YES!’ immediately.”

The happy couple planned an elegant, formal wedding with a church ceremony and a reception at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay. A black, white, and champagne color scheme kept things classic. The moment that sticks out to Samantha the most from the entire day happened at the ceremony — the moment when she and Benjamin first saw each other. “We didn’t do a first look, so the first time we saw each other was as I began walking down the aisle at church with my dad,” she says. “That’s when everything about the day hit me; it was finally here and we were actually getting married!”

After the “I do’s,” the party moved to the Radisson. “We absolutely loved everything about the Radisson. Michelle was amazing to work with for planning; she’s so organized and gets back to you immediately when you have questions or concerns. One of the best things about the Radisson for a reception is that it’s a hotel, so guests don’t have to worry about driving home. We loved that, and our guests appreciated having a room there, too.”

The reception started in a smaller space, just outside of the main reception hall. “There were cocktails served before dinner, a champagne fountain, and photos on display.” The hall itself was decorated with lots of floral arrangements of varying heights, accentuating the tall ceilings and spacious room. “I loved the gold chargers we chose, too, as it added something a little extra and formal,” Samantha says.

For dinner, the bride and groom chose a family-style meal. “Everyone seemed to love it because it offered a little of everything. For drinks, we chose unlimited beer, wine, and soda all night. Guests were also able to purchase mixed drinks at the bar.” Dessert was a classic wedding cake flavored with amaretto and lemon poppy seed. One of Samantha’s favorite things was the cake table. “We had a beautiful champagne sequin overlay that our cake sat atop, alongside our engraved cake knife and server and custom napkins with our names and wedding date. All of these little details made the reception stunning.”

In addition to these little touches, Samantha says her favorite thing was choosing to have an unplugged wedding. She didn’t want unflattering phone camera photos circulating on social media, or professional photos littered with guests taking pictures on their phones. “I simply wanted a great photographer who would capture all the moments of our day for us to cherish forever,” Samantha says. “We told guests we would share the photo gallery with them, and we did. They were mindful of our request, and many even commented on how much they liked the idea. I love all of our photos and moments that our photographer captured, and our guests have enjoyed looking through the stunning photos as well.”


Dance Lessons  Absolute Danz-  Appleton
Invitations Float Paperie
Rehearsal Dinner 1951 Rock Garden
Ceremony Location St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Reception Location Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Green Bay. Absolutely loved everything about the Radisson. Michelle was amazing to work with for planning. She is so organized and gets back to you immediately when you have questions or concerns. One of the best parts about the Radisson for a reception is that there is a hotel there so guests do not have to worry about driving home. We loved that and guests appreciated having a room there too.
Cake Designer/Dessert Bake My Day
Flowers Nature's Best Floral
Music/Entertainment Taylored Weddings.Highly recommend Mitch from Taylored Weddings! He did an amazing job helping us plan, think ahead about every little detail, and best of all he made our reception so much fun. Guests told us it was the most fun wedding they had ever attended, and we have to agree!
Transportation Lamers Bus Lines
Photographer Shaunae Teske Photography. Shaunae is so talented! Her style is very classic and elegant. I don't know how to pick a favorite photo from our wedding because I love them all! I could not be more happy with the photos we have to share forever.
Where did you buy your dress David's Bridal
Where did you get your Formalwear/Suit Men's Warehouse
Rings Armbruster Jewelers– Cedarburg, WI
Party Rental Company (linens, tents, chairs etc.)  Ruby Design. They also set up (including our personal items such as photos) and took down our reception space.






Real Weddings

Megan & Jason’s Classy Wedding at La Sure’s

April 4, 2018
Vows at LaSure's Ceremonial Gardens
When Jason asked Megan to marry him, he didn’t exactly pop the question on-air — but there was a radio station involved. Jason was working for a radio station at the time, and timed it so an audio clip of him professing his love for Megan came on air while the two of them were listening. The clip wrapped up with Jason saying that he planned to propose with his favorite song playing in the background. Cue the favorite song! Jason got down on one knee and asked Megan to be his bride. “Then we had to call into the station to let all the listeners know that my answer was yes!”
The couple planned a classy wedding at La Sure’s Banquet Hall. On the gloriously sunny day itself, Megan radiated elegance in a beaded gown with a gorgeous train. The groomsmen sported black tuxes, and the bridesmaids wore a lovely berry sangria color. To get from place to place, the bridal party enjoyed transportation by Prestige Executive Limousines.

The wedding ceremony was held at outdoors at La Sure’s Ceremonial Garden, just as Mother Nature intended. “Our friend married us. The weather was beautiful, and the ceremony was laid-back and humorous.” After they said “I do,” Jason and his groomsmen changed into Air Force 1 sneakers and Megan stepped into glittery kicks — in preparation for dancing the night away.


For the reception, the hall at La Sure’s was decorated in a sangria and platinum color palette, to match the bridal party. As a party favor, all the guests had mini flashlights waiting at their place settings. “For our grand entrance, we turned the lights down low in the hall and had everyone flash their flashlights to the song ‘All of the Lights’ by Kanye West. It was so fun!”

Dinner was catered by La Sure’s, with a buffet of short ribs, chicken, potatoes, veggies, and more. The La Sure’s Bakery made a three-layer cake for dessert — a different flavor for each layer. “The guests loved the cake! And there was plenty of beer.”

Following dinner, there was a short break before the dancing started. “We played the Shoe Game, where we held one of each other’s shoes and were asked a bunch of questions. We had to hold up the person’s shoe that best related to the question at hand. It was funny and our guests got involved.” As for the dancing: “It was a blast!” Looking back on the day, Megan says the moment that sticks with her most is being at the ceremony, standing with Jason at her side. Now as husband and wife, they’ll be forever at each other’s sides — and what better way to start that journey than with a wedding as beautiful as this one.


Make-up Artist Jillian Dawson Freeland Makeup Artistry
Hair Stylist Headliners (Ripon, WI)
Rehearsal Dinner The Bar- Oshkosh
Ceremony/Reception Venue Lasure's
Caterer/Bartending Service Lasure's
Cake Designer/Dessert Lasure's
Chalkboard/Custom Signage Artist I Do A Decorating and Rental Service
Flowers The Flower Studio (Oshkosh)
Music/Entertainment Gold Medal Sound
Transportation Prestige Executive Limousines
Photographer Taryn & Meg Photography
Travel/Honeymoon Service Fox World Travel/Apple Vacations
Wedding Dress Designer Jasmine Bridal
Bridal Salon The Bridal Event, Appleton, WI
Formalwear/Suit Mens Wearhouse
Party Rental Company (linens, tents, chairs etc.): I Do A Decorating and Rental Service




Bridal Shows/Events

Stadium View’s 11th Annual Wedding Show
This Saturday!

February 27, 2018

Saturday , March 3, 2018  
11th Annual Wedding Show | Stadium View Bar & Grille
1963 Holmgren way
Green Bay, WI
(920) 498-1989

Your 1 stop shop for everything you need for your wedding and more! Featuring some of the best vendors in Northeast Wisconsin!

Everyone that registers will be eligible for amazing door prizes. Stop in, you don’t want to miss this show.

Tickets are on sale now @ Stadium View in advance- 2 for $10 or $10 @ the door.
Real Weddings

Cortney & Brian’s Elegant Black & White Wedding at the Radisson Green Bay

February 14, 2018

Cortney was a senior in high school when she met Brian, who was about to be a sophomore in college. The two were together for seven years and got married on their seven-year anniversary, in October of 2017. When he proposed, Brian surprised Cortney with a whole weekend of festivities: pumpkin picking and carving, a trip to the DeYoung Zoo in Michigan, and a late-afternoon walk in Lake Noquebay Park, where Cortney grew up as a member of the Crivitz Ski Cats for a number of years. At the lake, Brian got down on one knee and popped the question.

After attending the Winter Edition Wedding Show in Green Bay, the happy couple planned an elegant black and white wedding with a ceremony at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church and a reception at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center,  both in Green Bay. Brian and Cortney agree that their favorite part of the ceremony was first walking into the church and setting eyes on each other, Brian in his suit from DuBois Formalwear and Cortney in her gorgeous gown from Tie the Knot Bridal Boutique. “We’ll never forget how we felt walking down the aisle only looking at each other. We felt like the only two people in the room.”

Cortney says she has many favorite parts of the reception, the first being the moment she and Brian walked into the room at the Radisson and seeing how beautiful everything looked. “I imagined having my wedding reception at the Radisson  ever since I was a little girl. This location was everything I expected and more. Everyone was wonderful to work with and made sure everything went according to plan. The room was set up perfectly, and the staff and service were amazing.”

“The flowers, centerpieces, lighting, champagne fountain, and card table all looked extravagant and more than I ever dreamed of. We didn’t even do any DIY projects because our vendors were so incredible, they made the day more beautiful than I ever could have.”

The Radisson also catered a scrumptious family-style dinner, which the bride and groom received many compliments on throughout the evening. Dinner included broasted chicken, sirloin tips, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, vegetables, and assorted dessert bars. “We also served cake, which had two separate flavors: vanilla creme brulée and chocolate creme brulée. Later in the evening, we served pizza. We had a champagne fountain and served complimentary beer, wine, and soda all night to our guests.”


Another highlight of the night for Brian and Cortney was their Packers-themed Grand March. “We walked out to ‘Bang the Drum All Day,’ a classic played at Lambeau Field. We loved getting to have fun with our wedding party!” Cortney says she also enjoyed just soaking in the scene: “I loved getting to share in the memories with my new husband and watch the slideshow of our lives growing up. My final favorite of the day was getting to look around at all of our guests having fun and feeling so blessed that they chose to share this day with us.”


Bridal Shows Attended Wedding Show – Winter Edition- Green Bay
Invitations Memorable Greetings- Laura was absolutely amazing to work with. She allowed us to design our invitations exactly how I imagined them and they turned out perfect. Many guests commented on how beautiful they looked.
Rehearsal Dinner Graystone Ale House
Ceremony Location St. Anne's Episcopal Church– Father Eric and Bobbi were very accommodating in letting us have our service at their church. Bobbie did a great job making sure that the service went smoothly.
Reception Location Radisson Hotel and Conference Center- Green Bay, WI – I imagined having my wedding reception at the Radisson since I was a little girl. This location was everything and more that I ever could have expected. Everyone was wonderful to work with and made sure everything went according to plan. The room was set up perfect and the service of the staff was amazing.
Caterer Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Green Bay- We heard many great reviews about our food and the service.
Cake Designer/Dessert Monzu Bakery
Flowers Nature's Best Floral- I am not very artistic and was very indecisive to say the least on what I wanted for flowers and centerpieces. Josh and Michelle were wonderful to work with. I showed Josh my Pinterest on ideas I liked and he made them come to life better than what I could have imagined.
Music/Entertainment Extreme Entertainment– WOW! They were quite the hit of the party and kept everyone entertained on the dance floor and in the photo booth.
Transportation Lamers
Photographer Laura Lynn Rhode Photography– So fun and creative! She made me feel so special and took so much time and thought on our pictures making them exactly what we wanted. We used her for our engagement photos as well and we were very impressed.
Where did you buy your dress Tie The Knot Bridal Boutique
Formalwear/Suit Dubois Formalwear
Brides Ring  Zales
Grooms Ring Kesslers


Bridal Shows/Events

Visuelle Productions Spring Wedding Spectacular is almost here!

February 12, 2018

Start planning the “Best Day of Your Life”!

February 18 ,2018
Show Times: 11am-3pm
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
2040 Airport DR.,Green Bay

Touch and experience all of the special things that will make your wedding come alive with a wide selection of wedding vendors to help you plan every aspect of your wedding day !

 Amazing fashion show, talented wedding vendors, wine and cheese, win lots of prizes and be ready for tons of fun! Plus an amazing Grand Prize!


Click here for more information!

Bridal Shows/Events

2018 Central Wisconsin
Wedding & Fashion Show
Jan. 20-21, 2018

January 16, 2018

2018 Central Wisconsin Wedding & Fashion Show


601 N. Michigan Avenue
Stevens Point


 Saturday, Jan. 20th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 Sunday, Jan. 21st
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Fashion shows are scheduled at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM daily.


Adult admission is $10.00 at the door; grooms-to-be and fathers-of-the bride are half price.

  Parking is free,

  A one-of-a kind, can’t miss weekend for brides-to-be and others wishing to plan that special event!

The Central Wisconsin Wedding & Fashion Show will include over 100 quality statewide exhibitors, four exciting runway fashion shows and many perks and prizes, all at the exquisite, centrally located SentryWorld venue!

Attendees will be greeted by the Premier Bride Reception and Registration Area with music, information, great prizes to be won, a photo booth and a cash bar.








Real Weddings

Morgan & Michael’s Elegant Wedding at the Swan Club in De Pere

January 13, 2018

Morgan from Ashwaubenon and Michael from West De Pere met through mutual friends and knew each other for years before they finally got together. Michael proposed in February of 2016 at the Union Hotel in East De Pere. “Michael gave me a tour of the place, because the hostess said it would be a while before we’d be seated,” Morgan says. As they peered into one of the upstairs rooms, Morgan found a bouquet of roses and a ring waiting — “that’s when Michael got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.”

When the couple went back downstairs for their dinner reservation, Morgan was surprised to find her and Michael’s families seated around the table. “They helped us celebrate the wonderful news!” Then it was off to Nicky’s for drinks, where Michael and Morgan’s friends were waiting to toast the happy couple. “It couldn’t have been more perfect,” Morgan says.

Michael and Morgan planned an elegant wedding, with a church ceremony and a reception at the Swan Club in De Pere. Morgan found her Allure Bridal gown at Elaine’s Bridal in Green Bay, while Michael and his groomsmen sported grey suits from DuBois. The bridesmaids wore nude-colored dresses to coordinate with the soft table linens and centerpieces of white, pink, and blush-colored flowers.

The ceremony was held at Morgan and Michael’s church, Our Lady of Lourdes in De Pere. “It’s a beautiful church and Father Neilson was our officiant. What made it so special and unique was his homily. Father Neilson really spoke from the heart and said such wonderful things.” Having their ceremony on a Friday afternoon at 2pm, the bride and groom were thrilled that so many of their friends and family were able to make it: “We even took a huge group photo from up above with all of our guests!”

Then it was time to celebrate at the Swan Club. “Our reception was simple and beautiful,” Morgan says. “Our florist decorated the tables with beautiful arrangements, and we also had string lights behind the head table that made the room glow. Everything was set up just the way I was hoping — it was perfect!”

Dinner and drinks were catered by the Swan Club. “We had an Old Fashioned fountain during cocktail hour, which as a hit. We also had free beer for guests to enjoy throughout the night, plus two open bars for them to enjoy their favorite cocktail.” A delicious chicken dinner was served family style with scrumptious cream-puff kneecaps as a sweet addition to the spread.

At the end of the day, Morgan says the moments that stick with her the most are those first few spent with both her dad and her new husband. “When I walked outside of the room where the girls and I got ready, I met my father by the doors before we walked down the aisle together. We shared a moment that we will both cherish forever, crying and hugging. When Michael and I finally got to see each other in church, we couldn’t stop smiling at each other. He gave me that look that said he’d love me forever.”


Invitations  Created by my best friend and cousin, Lana Tomashek. She also created my Save the Dates. She did an amazing job! Besides having her stand up as one of my bridesmaids, I really wanted to include her in the planning. Being so artistic and as well as a graphic designer, I knew she would do a wonderful job on them.
Rehearsal Dinner It was at Michael’s parents home. His mother, family, and friends hosted a wonderful dinner for us to enjoy before the big day! I loved the fact we were all together under one roof with the people who meant the most.
Ceremony Location Our Lady of Lourdes (De Pere)
Reception Location Swan Club (De Pere)
Caterer Swan Club (De Pere)
Cake Designer/Dessert Bake My Day in Green Bay . It was very reasonable. We got a three tier cake with different flavors for each layer.
Flowers Ebb & Flow Flowers (Sunny DuBois) Sunny did a gorgeous job. I showed her pictures of what I wanted and she made it happen. She made my reception unforgettable.
Music/Entertainment Extreme Entertainment (Eric was our DJ- he rocked it!)
Transportation We took a school bus, which we thought was perfect since I am a teacher. It was inexpensive and a perfect way to get everyone from the church to the reception
Photographer Alli Martin’s Photography  , We loved her! So personable and gave us our pictures after a few weeks from our wedding date.
Wedding Dress Designer Allure Bridals
Where did you buy your dress Elaine’s Bridal in Green Bay
Formalwear/Suit DuBois in Green Bay
Rings  Rogers and Hollands in Green Bay
Party Rental Company (linens, tents, chairs etc.) Swan Club provided everything