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.”

Vendors:

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.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ALL OUR VENDORS!! WE DID NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WHILE PLANNING OR DAY OF THE WEDDING!! THEY TOOK THE STRESS OUT OF THE DAY AND MADE OUR WEDDING DAY PERFECT- Samantha & Benjamin

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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.

Vendors:

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  
11:00am-3:00pm
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.”

 

Vendors:
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

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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

 

Where:
SentryWorld
601 N. Michigan Avenue
Stevens Point

When:

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

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

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

Details:

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.”

Vendors:

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

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Bridal Shows/Events

The Wedding Show- Winter Edition
is almost here!
Get your tickets now and save!

January 10, 2018

Are you recently engaged?  Then say ” I do” to planning your wedding all in one day at the The Wedding Show- Winter Edition!
Click the link at the bottom to get your tickets now and SAVE!

Everything a couple needs to plan and prepare for a wedding!
Featuring 180 wedding professionals exhibiting in two buildings!

Friday, January 19, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cake Dive at 8 p.m. : Attendees can register on site for a chance to participate in the cake dive and win great prizes.
Bridal makeovers will also be offered on Friday by Paul Mitchell The School.

Saturday, January 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fashion shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. : Beautiful dresses and modern bridal party needs from local salons will showcased!

Shopko Hall & Brown County Arena, 1901 South Oneida Street, Green Bay

Click here for Tickets:
Save $2 on advance tickets ($8 advance) available at the Resch Center box office or online at ReschCenter.com until January 18. Admission is $10 at the door. A weekend pass is available for $12 in advance or $15 at the door for those who want to attend both days!