Couple’s Name: Elizabeth Dylewski and Matthew Cottrell
Wedding Date: April 12, 2014
Wedding Location: Circa on Seventh, Kenosha
ABOUT THE COUPLE
How they met: The couple met on eHarmony.com about three years ago. On their first date, they went ice skating at the Petit Center.
How he proposed: Matt planned to purpose at a scenic rest stop during a road trip to Nashville, but when they accidentally took the wrong exit, the detour nixed that idea. He ended up proposing at a Love’s Truck Stop somewhere in Indiana. Elizabeth said that when she saw the ring she “grabbed it so hard that it flew across the parking lot.”
Bride’s occupation: Marketing assistant, Cascio Interstate Music, New Berlin
Groom’s occupation: Steamfitter, Total Mechanical/Local 601, Milwaukee
The ceremony: Officiated by the Rev. John Corrigan at Circa on Seventh in Kenosha. It was short and sweet, with their own vows and readings from the mother of the bride and both parents of the groom.
The gown: A strapless lace gown with a sweetheart neckline and a little sparkle.
The bouquet: White hydrangeas with a pop of purple with green ferns.
The theme: Antique garden, with a lot of lanterns and candlelight. The couple rented antique, vintage items from Vintique Rentals, which gave the whole space a warm, romantic feel.
THE WEDDING PARTY
Maid of honor: Missy Humphres
Bridesmaids: Alicia Dylewski, Katie Dylewski and Jodi Nelson
Best man: Tomm Cottrell
Groomsmen: Gino Flesch, Andrew Williams and Nick Bontempo
Number of guests: 90
The reception: Circa on Seventh
The cake: Tiramisu, carrot cake and double fudge cupcakes with a hockey groom and fan bride topper.
First song: “A Woman Like You” by Lee Bryce
The menu: Garden and herb salad with herb vinaigrette and ranch dressings; Italian pasta salad; oven-roasted vegetables; red skin-on mascarpone mashed potatoes; butter-garlic chicken breast buerre blanc and sliced roast beef with brown herb gravy.
What made the day unique: Everything was so personal: the vows, the speeches, the personalized chocolates for wedding favors and the dancing.
Most touching moment of the day: After the bride recited her vows, “and I promise to spend the rest of my life loving you,” the groom blurted out “Amen!” and the entire crowd started laughing and/or crying.
Honeymoon destination: The couple plans to go somewhere exotic, like Greece, Spain or the Dominican Republic, this winter.