Milwaukee Public Museum Wedding: Ashley & Patrick!
Ashley and Patrick had a healthy approach to planning their Milwaukee Public Museum wedding. Ashley puts it this way: “Our motto was KISS (keep it simple stupid). I didn’t stress over small things that really didn’t have a huge impact (like table numbers). Focus on the things people will remember and make sure those are awesome!” Sound advice for anyone who wants to maintain the joy of a wedding while planning it and avoid the daunting nature of such a large task.
A Milwaukee Public Museum wedding offers so many unique opportunities that most venues couldn’t imagine. There’s an amazing array of attractions, from dinosaurs to the Arctic and they have an old-timey theater where home movies can be shown. Ashley and Patrick incorporated the sweet shop in Streets of Old Milwaukee into their wedding favors by giving their guests paper bags with vouchers to pick out their own array of penny candy from the days of yore.
“We loved our Polaroid guest book. We got such fun photos with all of our guests and have a cute memory book from our special day! The candy store was also a big hit and using the bags as name cards helped keep our theme.”
“We had the best vendors, but I have to give a shout out to Peggy Carollo at Simma’s. They decorated our cake beautifully and it tasted fantastic!”
Patrick’s 6-year-old son Angelo could not be more excited that Ashley will officially be his step-mom.
Front Room Photographer: Amanda
Getting Ready Location: Iron Horse Hotel
Ceremony Venue: Lumen Christi Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Milwaukee Public Museum
Bridal Gown: store – White Dress Boutique; designer – Paloma Blanca
Entertainment: Van Rixel Productions
Cake: Simma’s Bakery
Florist: Urban Sense
Catering: Zilli Hospitality Group