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A Touch of Pink + Glitz!
by Michelle Drewek
You never know when or where you will meet the love of your life. For Anne and Glenn, some lighthearted fun playing ping-pong at EVO (know then as SPIN) was the beginning of their journey to “I do.” Before leaving for a trip to Mackinac Island for Anne’s birthday, Glenn was in cahoots with her best friend to plan a proposal and custom jeweler David Liska to design the perfect ring.
The day of the proposal, Anne and Glenn rented bikes and packed lunch for an afternoon adventure. Halfway around the island, Glenn secretly picked out the perfect spot for the proposal along the shoreline. While Anne was packing up, Glenn pointed behind her to a natural limestone creation called Arch Rock and commented that it looked just like a ring. Anne looked, thinking what an odd comment he had made. She turned back to find Glenn on bended knee. A bit befuddled, Anne knelt next to Glenn and was asked to spend the rest of her life with him. After a gasp, tears and “yes,” he placed the stunning ring on her finger.
Anne and Glenn spent 14 months planning their wedding day. Their style was every bit glamorous vintage, with what Anne describes as an “understated elegance.” The all white flowers and accents of silver gorgeously popped with the slate blue of their color palette.
“The best weddings are the ones where the couple incorporates themselves into the details,” Anne describes. “You create something so special to share with your guests when they can see your personalities showing through.” Anne and Glenn did this by staying true to themselves in their ceremony, music selection, food and flow of the evening.
Having been in the events industry for many years, Anne and Glenn felt fortunate to have many friends in the industry to help bring their vision to life and execute every aspect seamlessly. Even more importantly, the vendors gave the couple absolute peace of mind it would all be taken care of without worry.
“Over the years I’ve helped a lot of couples with their wedding plans, but I don’t think anything prepares you for planning your own wedding,” Anne explains. “The best part is we didn’t have nerves about something going wrong. We knew we were in the best hands and that level of trust made the day so enjoyable.”
The only nerves Anne describes having came right before she saw Glenn at their first look. This, Anne says, is something all couples should consider because it is such a special, unforgettable moment of intimacy to share as a couple prior to the ceremony.
Their ceremony was truly from the heart. Anne and Glenn pieced together their own vows and drew inspiration from their friend’s ceremony script while adding their own personal touches. “The ceremony had a lot to do with our family and friends, and how important they are to us,” Anne reminisces.
Other special additions were an old handkerchief one of Anne’s brothers gave her, jewelry she borrowed from Glenn’s mom, and Anne’s married name embroidered in blue inside the bottom of her exquisite dress. It’s those personal details they agree sincerely made their day extraordinary.
Following their beautiful ceremony, the celebration continued at the breathtaking Pritzlaff. Creating this experience for their guests was essential. No one thing was more important than the other; rather, it was the way all of the elements of their day came together the right way. “We just knew exactly what we wanted,” Anne says, “and worked the budget to fit those wants.”
During the reception, Anne and Glenn surprised their guests with the famous Klement’s Racing Sausages. Glenn is from Iowa, along with much of his family, so they wanted to give them a real treat and “show them how we do things in Milwaukee.” The look on people’s faces was priceless and it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone!
As newlyweds, Anne and Glenn are blissfully looking back on their wedding day and wishing they could re-live it all over again. Enjoy the day, they advise, because it all goes by so quickly. And, savor the newness of being engaged prior to planning! While that night was filled with plenty of laughs, an abundance of love and pure joy, they are ready for all life has in store for them as Mr. and Mrs.