Nov. 15, 2014
Couple’s Name: Kristy Walls and Phillip Brietchaft
Wedding Date: Nov. 15, 2014
Wedding Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Racine
ABOUT THE COUPLE
How they met: The couple met while Kristy was in college. She was doing some career research and met with some of Phil’s coworkers to interview them. Phil was also there and they started up a conversation. They discovered that they knew many of the same people. Kristy was bartending at the time, and suddenly had a new regular customer.
How he proposed: Phil proposed on Christmas morning 2013.
Bride’s occupation: City of Racine
Groom’s occupation: City of Kenosha
The ceremony: The ceremony was very personal, a celebration of the couple and their families coming together.
The gown: The long, light gown was designed by Maggie Sottero; a classic style, with straps and a deep back.
The bouquet: The flowers were soft and romantic.
The theme: The roaring 20s. With inspiration from the “Great Gatsby,” the couple incorporated lots of gold sparkle and pearls.
THE WEDDING PARTY
Maid of honor: Katey Walls
Bridesmaids: Rhianna Kollmann, Krystal Jolly, Brittney Royal, Jennifer Sanderson and Sara Skarda
Best man: Dan Brietchaft
Groomsmen: Vinny Rottino, Tony Marino and Matt Kwapil
Number of guests: 270
The reception: Veteran’s Terrace, Burlington
The cake: The four-layer cake, a gift from an uncle, was decorated in classic white with pearl accents. Guests were able to choose from five flavors.
First song: “Home” by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zero’s.
The menu: Given that Phil is German, they served steak, schnitzel, spatzel, green beans and pretzel rolls, catered by Twisted Cuisine in Kenosha.
What made the day unique: Once everyone was at the reception hall it started snowing big, beautiful snowflakes, which created some magical photos.
Most touching moment of the day: When the couple was announced as husband and wife, as “it was great to be surrounded by so much love as we started our lives together.”
Honeymoon destination: A two-week Germany vacation is planned for the spring.