An annual bridal show in downtown Kenosha has drawn happy couples and wedding planners looking for ideas on the perfect way to get married.
The 2022 Kenosha Bridal Showcase was the place to be on Sunday as 250 people flocked to enjoy all the vendors had to offer.
Upper East, 622 58th St., which opened in 2020, hosted the Bridal Expo hosted by Wisconn Valley Media Group. Sponsors include the Kenosha News, Delta Marriott Racine and Rasmussen Diamonds. This was the third year of the Kenosha showcase.
The event brought together 30 vendors from southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Vendors offered wedding goods and services ranging from cakes and reception dishes to invitations, decorations, photographs and men’s clothing. They also served free food samples and the event included a cash bar.
Kasey Mylan of Milwaukee said she is planning a fall wedding in the Kenosha area where her parents live and where she and her fiancé will wed.
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“It’s nice to talk to someone to see exactly what they would deliver,” she said after talking to vendors who handle wedding details and invitations “on the day of.” Mylan is getting married on September 17 and has a unique theme for her wedding – two-wheeled variety.
“Our theme is actually bicycles. My fiancé and I are really passionate about cycling. Where we live there are a ton of bike paths, trails and roads. So, I have some cute little table number holders that have little bikes on them and a few other fun things like that just to incorporate something different into our wedding. Other than that, it will just be classic, classy,” she said.
Friends Ana Schmidt and Demi Moore (yes, real name), both from Kenosha, stopped by for ideas for planning their weddings.
“We wanted to get an idea of what to expect and the different types of things we’re thinking about, different locations, different vendors,” Schmidt said. “I think it was very helpful. There may be a lot of things that I haven’t necessarily thought of.
The two are looking forward to nature-themed nuptials. While Moore is expected to wed this summer, Schmidt said her marriage is still at least a year and a half to two years away.
“I like to take things slow,” Schmidt said.
The Wisconn Valley Media Group also organized the Racine Bridal Showcase which took place on February 6 and the Lake Geneva Bridal Showcase which will be held on March 6.