Details + Vendors:
Colors: Ivory, Navy, Mint, Coral
Wedding Dress Designer + Store Bought: Madeline Gardner at Bliss Bridal // http://www.blissbridalonline.com
Cake/Desserts: Simma’s Wedding cake and Kopps Frozen Custard // http://www.simmasbakery.com // https://www.kopps.com
Catering: Bartolotta’s // http://bartolottacatering.com/
Bride shoes: Vince Camuto // http://www.vincecamuto.com
Bride veil/head piece: Bliss Bridal // http://www.blissbridalonline.com
Bride jewelry: Family-owned
Bridesmaid jewelry: Gifts from the bride and bridesmaid-owned
BM dresses: Bari Jay from Miss Ruby Boutique // http://www.missrubyboutique.com
BM Shoes: The Black Tux // https://theblacktux.com
Groom Suit: The Black Tux // https://theblacktux.com
Groom Shoes: The Black Tux // https://theblacktux.com
GM Suits: The Black Tux // https://theblacktux.com
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: Eye Do Makeup & Hair LLC // http://www.eyedoairbrush.com
Music (DJ): Milwaukee Airwaves // http://milwaukeeairwaves.com
Flowers: Petals Floral Design // http://www.petalsck.com
Photographer: Studio 29 // www.foto-29.com
Ceremony Location: SS. Peter and Paul Parish // http://ssppmilw.org
Reception Hall: Pier Wisconsin // http://bartolottacatering.com/discovery/
Decorations & unique elements:
Our save-the-dates and invitations/menus were designed by two of our close friends who are artists. The gift-card box was made by Katie’s Dad from barn-wood from her Uncle’s barn (who passed away a few years ago). Katie also ordered two personalized glass bottle diet cokes for the bride and groom – the first drink Chen ever bought Katie was a diet coke, and he saved two glass bottles from one of their first dates and included them in his proposal over 5 years later.
Any special credit or a special thank you to family members/friends?
Our parents have been incredibly loving and supportive throughout this whole process. They encouraged us to celebrate our special day in a way that would be meaningful to both of us.
Favorite part of wedding planning?
My parents, future in-laws, and I (Katie) enjoyed getting to taste all the food for the wedding. Chen’s least favorite part was missing the food-tasting day.
What you are most looking forward to?
After five years of long-distance, we are most excited to be together.
Advice for other brides planning their day?
Marry someone who will help with wedding planning.