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DIY Wedding Invite Workshops

Walking into Paper Source at Bayshore Town Center, I was a kid in a candy shop. The craft ideas, the creativity and the cute patterns sent my mind into overdrive. As I looked at the many gifts, office suppliers, organizational tools, paper and gift bags my heart was racing. Never before had I been so excited about paper. But more than a cute shop with a bunch of paper, they are a fantastic resource when planning a wedding. They have a custom design lounge in the back of the store where you can flip through endless pages of ideas, play…

In Defense of a Winter Wedding

                       It’s March and it still feels like winter here in Wisconsin. So why the heck am I planning a winter wedding right now? I am, like most, undoubtedly fed up with the cold weather, but in December, winter still feels like a novelty, there is usually an angelic dusting of snow, and spirits are high from the magic of the holiday season.  Really, a winter wedding can be a beautiful thing.                       Top 5 reasons why you should consider a winter wedding: 1. It’s not peak season for weddings, so many venues and vendors will often negotiate a better…

Couples’ Tattoos

Tradition is falling by the wayside in more weddings than one lately. Brides and grooms are opting for a personal celebration of their love, swaying away from details like traditional tiered cakes and classic diamond rings. I stopped by Atomic Tattoo (1507 E. North Ave.) last week to talk with couples who weren’t quite talking nuptials, but making permanent declarations of love on their bodies. “Do you see a lot of couples getting tattooed wedding rings?” I asked artist Ryan Manske. “That trend is falling by the wayside. The skin on your hand regenerates so often that it kicks the…

Five Finger Death Punch

In what has to be one of the most dedicated displays of fan appreciation, Five Finger Death Punch brought their Wrong side of Heaven tour to Milwaukee.  Taking the stage in high gear, FFDP wasted no time in connecting with the fans. From throwing out guitar picks to giving away parts of his wardrobe, Ivan made it known that he appreciates the capacity crowd that turned out to fill The Eagle Ballroom. While other bands skimp on production, FFDP came with an arenas worth of lighting and staging. With money tight these days fans are looking for bag for their…