St James Milwaukee Wedding Event Venue wedding Lauren Ashley Studios

Nichole & James

June 15, 2021




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Are you getting married anytime soon? Don’t know what to expect on your big day? That’s okay! Our bride Nichole has some advice to give that can be a game-changer on your wedding day, and you can also discover some great vendors to consider for your own!
A little backstory on the couple, Nichole and James met on a dating app called Hinge. They’ve hung out with the same people in college bet never met before. The next thing you know, the couple have been dating for three years until James proposed at St. Armand’s circle in Florida, right by the beautiful Christmas tree with both of their families there for them.

Nichole and James’ location of the wedding was at The Abbey at St. James 1868, and the location of reception was at The Crystal Ballroom at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.
Nicholes’s favorite moments from the wedding were “Everything! I loved the light-heartedness of the ceremony, the floral and room decor, and the fantastic band! Overall wedding experience was Amazing!! Wouldn’t change a thing.”

A Nice piece of advice the two would give is to get a month of/ day of coordinator! You want to enjoy your wedding day while you have someone take away the stress that comes with the day. You’ll be too busy to talk to vendors the day of, so wedding coordinators are there to direct you and everything else.

Enjoy This beautiful couple’s special day, and I hope you have some new ideas or inspiration from this beautiful elegant wedding. It was an absolute pleasure to work with all the vendors and Nichole and James to have us be there on their special day! ❤️

Location of Wedding:       The Abbey at  St. James 1868

Location of Reception:         The Crystal Ballroom at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center

Cake Maker:                          Aggie’s Bakery in Milwaukee

Wedding Planner:               Katie Jensen at Willow and Waylon Events

DJ:   Green Fourteen (band and DJ)                     

First Dance Song:             Faithfully by Journey      

Dress Boutique:              Calvet Couture Sarasota, FL (ceremony dress) and The Perfect Dress Sarasota, FL (reception dress)    

Caterer:                                   Hilton Milwaukee city center 

Florist:       Romee Willow Florals                          

Limo Service:     Go Riteway (bus)

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