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The wedding Issue


magazine february 17, 2016

Planning your wedding

in the Historic Broadway District


hot wedding day details for 2016

Caroline quinn Mint Salon owner brings fresh style to brides

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february 2016 contents

your style



It’s All In The Details: 5 Hot Wedding Day Detials for 2016


A Broadway Bride: Broadway businesses cater to brides-to-be


Real Wedding: Tina & Kyle


Rustic Meets Refined: One O.A.K. Barn comes to life with love





Top 10: Tropical Honeymoon Packing List

your life




YOU Spotlight: Mint Salon owner Caroline Quinn brings fresh style to brides

On the Cover: Caroline Quinn. Photo by Erin Jean Photography


Bridal On Broadway: Planning your wedding in the Historic Broadway District


Bridal Directory

your health 920.412.8454 Green Bay 2245 Ullmer Court Green Bay, WI 54303 Fox Cities 1045 South Oneida Street Menasha, WI 54952

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The Wedding Dress Workout

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you magazine staff

True Love

Publisher Scott Johnson Executive Editor amelia compton wolff Advertising Director Steve Teofilo

Is it me, or have weddings gotten a lot cooler?

Graphic Artist KRIsty gnadt

The evidence: • The uptick of non-traditional venues – barns, museums, breweries, etc. • Mismatching bridal parties – happy bridesmaids who look good > unhappy bridesmaids who look the same. • Cocktails during the ceremony – because let’s face it, we came for the party. See what I mean? No longer are weddings something to be endured, a trudge through the motions. They have become a celebration of each couple’s unique love. Check out page 16 for photographer Andrea Naylor’s five favorite ways to add a little personality to your day, if you need some ideas. These days there are no rules when it comes to planning your wedding. Couples are free to do what works for them, or at least more free than they have ever been. If that means a poufy white dress in a church, great. If it’s a lavender couture gown in an art gallery, that’s perfect too. Both are just as much a wedding as the other. What I love about this true-to-oneself wedding movement is the underlying sentiment that it isn’t what you wear or where you wear it (still with me?) that makes you married. It’s the commitment you’re making to the guy or girl you love that’s the thing. The whole and only thing. It’s the gathering of hearts and souls who support you that make it a party, not the Jordan almonds.

Circulation Manager Dave Sielski Contributing Writers Amelia Compton Wolff, Andrea Naylor, Meghan diemel, Colleen Riordan Photography Erin Jean Photography, Andrea Naylor Photography, Paul D. Manke Photography, Kasey and Ben Photography, Shaunae Teske Photography, mike peters, Press-Gazette Photography Staff

YOU Advisory Board Members Sharon Verbeten Brown County Public Library Patti Schisel The Ultimate Closet Allyson Watson Brown County UW-Extension Amy Bailey Skogen’s Festival Foods Janie Denis Strutt Forte Modeling & Talent

Our Wedding Issue is one of my favorites because it celebrates love and, I hope, the individuality of each union. Yours included.

Dave Compton Wolff Cineviz

So wear the outfit that makes you do a double take of yourself, even if grandma might raise an eyebrow. She’ll get over it. Serve the food you love, even if it requires wearing a bib. The best foods do. Invite the people who are closest to you now. Don’t invite your third cousin who you last saw on Christmas 1998. Seriously, no one will notice.

Stephanie Schultz, MSM, RDN, CD Skogen’s Festival Foods

Your wedding is one day to bask in love-filled glory with your new spouse so do it in a way that makes you both the happiest you could ever be. Forget the rest. Because begrudgingly following traditions is never a good look. Forging your own path, or aisle, definitely is.

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Fun phone case

Tropical honeymoon packing list By Amelia Compton Wolff

Boho earrings


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you spotlight

The Beauty Queen Mint Salon owner Caroline Quinn brings fresh style to brides story By Amelia Compton Wolff | Photos by Erin Jean Photography Hair by Cassie Sprangers & makeup by Patricia Dufek, both of Mint Salon

What brought an 18-year-old, bright-eyed, fresh-off-the-highschool-graduation-stage Caroline Quinn to Green Bay? “Bathrooms, straight up,” the 33-year-old Amherst native says. Quinn had already been accepted and was planning on attending college at UW-Eau Claire when her mother (who Quinn describes as “part shaman, part Martha Stewart”) pointed out that at UW-Green Bay she would enjoy her own private bathroom. In contrast, at her intended university she would be required to share a bathroom with a dorm full of girls. “And I was like, ‘Well, I’ll go there,” Quinn says. “I promise you it was nothing more than that.” Choosing a university based on the bathroom set up may seem frivolous to some, but it starts to make sense as Quinn describes her love for theatrical hair and makeup, her time spent as a regional makeup artist for Estee Lauder and how she used her talents to eventually open her own business, Mint Salon, on Main Street in Green Bay. The girl needs bathroom space, obviously.

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Quinn with fiancé, Zak Viviano, and their 3-year-old daughter, Carmen.

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“I was the girl braiding her friends’ hair on the bus to basketball games,” Quinn says, confirming what we all suspected. It turns out, Eau Claire’s loss was Green Bay’s gain. Quinn has since graduated from school bus braiding to blowouts, with a clientele of Green Bay’s elite and even the regular Packer player or two. Lately, a growing segment of Quinn’s clients are brides looking to be beautified for their big day, a task Quinn is happy to tackle. “I just love knowing that I’m going to help be a part of that sweet moment when a groom sees his bride for the first time,” she says. “Seeing that come together is really awesome.”

Beautiful Beginnings As a third generation hairdresser, you could say beauty runs in Quinn’s blood. Her mother and grandmother were both stylists, and it seems Quinn has passed on the gene to her 3-year-old daughter, Carmen, too. “She’s a hairdresser in the making,” Quinn says. “She even has her little mannequin head she works on.” Unlike her daughter, Quinn’s true passion for hair and makeup didn’t develop until college. While a theater major at UWGB, Quinn discovered the art of theatrical hair and makeup (it’s also where she met her fiancé, Zak). She graduated in 2005 with a degree in theater performance and began working as a freelance makeup artist for Estee Lauder. She soon became a regional makeup artist for the international brand, traveling to stores from Milwaukee to Marinette. About a year later, Quinn met Jody Graf, owner of Icon Salon in Green Bay. Graf was looking to add a makeup artist to her team, so Quinn came on board and began a two-year apprenticeship

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program where she shadowed Graf and honed her hairdressing skills. “Jody was integral to who I am as a hairdresser and who I am now as a boss,” Quinn says. “I owe her a ton of gratitude for shaping me early on.” In 2009 Quinn left Icon Salon to rent a chair at Create Hair Loft in De Pere. After four years of renting, Quinn was presented with the opportunity to take ownership of the salon. While taking over an existing salon wasn’t in Quinn’s plans, the prospect introduced a new idea: opening her own business. She liked the idea of building a brand from the ground up. “I had never really thought about opening a salon, honestly,” she says. “I am definitely not a five-yearplan person. I’m like a tomorrow person, this month at the max. But I am a yes person.” That attitude spurred Quinn to research locations and the logistics of opening a salon. She found the perfect spot in the Olde Main Street district and, with one coworker from Create Hair Loft joining her, signed the lease in May 2014. Mint Salon’s doors officially opened in June. “From signing the papers to opening the doors was five weeks,” Quinn says. “Carmen was 10 months old at the time so she was there in a baby carrier on my back for hours while we scraped carpet glue and cut tile and painted.” Today Quinn works with a team of three employees and three independent contractors, all who bring something unique to the salon. Quinn says it can be challenging to embrace her role as “boss” at times, but the team environment provides many advantages.

For Now...For

Generations ToCome.

“I’ve learned through owning a business that having a team allows you to achieve the most,” Quinn says. “By managing a team, I feel like I get to be even more creative because I’m obligated to new stylists who are looking to me to grow their skill sets and to continue to be motivated and inspired.”

A Mint Wedding Wedding mornings at Mint Salon are a sight to behold. Nineties pop radio fills the air, Willow Street Bakery donuts are always on hand and there’s an energetic lightness in the air. The stress of wedding

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you spotlight

Caroline’s wedding day do’s & dont’s DO keep it simple.

“Your partner fell in love with you and they want to see you. We just want to make you look like a topnotch version of yourself.”

DON’T stress.

“Hair and makeup is supposed to be fun. If you trust your hairdresser 365 days a year for your cut and color, trust her on your wedding day too.”

DO include the guys.

“I’d love to have wedding parties where the guys come in after the ladies to get a quick style and grooming session. It’s his biggest day too!”

DON’T overstyle the kids.

“Some people want kids to look like little adults for their wedding, but I think kids’ looks should be genuine and easy going.”

DO stick a flower in it.

“I want as many flowers in someone’s hair as possible.”

Get the Inside Wedding Scoop! Mint Salon will be hosting a wedding styling event on Saturday, February 27. The town hall style meeting will feature top wedding industry professionals sharing their insider tips for planning your big day, an informal Q&A session and light snacks and cocktails. Stayed tuned to Mint Salon and A Mint Wedding on Facebook or visit for location info and other details.

<<< spotlight continued from page 11 planning evaporates. There’s nothing left to do but settle in and enjoy the ride. The irony of it all is not lost on Quinn. “I’m not the girl who ever dreamed about a wedding. I never had a wedding album or thought about my wedding day,” Quinn says. “What I love, though, is hearing all about it and being a sounding board to these brides and giving an outside perspective from the crazy of planning.” Last year Quinn got plenty of opportunity to do just that. In 2015, Mint Salon styled more than 30 weddings and this year they are on track to surpass that number. Quinn says much of that growth is due to Mint Salon makeup artist Patricia Dufek. “When I first opened Mint, I figured if my current clients get married, we would do weddings,” Quinn says. “But [Patricia] has really built that bridal clientele. Quinn is loving the “undo” hair trend - messy, loose curls and styles that look effortless. Submitted photo.

Bridal makeup is her specialty.â&#x20AC;? When Dufek joined the team in October 2014, Mint Salon was able to accommodate more bridal parties and larger groups. This has allowed Quinn to expand the salonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of salons do weddings, but we wanted to make it a focus so we started A Mint Wedding,â&#x20AC;? says Quinn. A Mint Wedding Facebook page and website are dedicated to wedding trends, tips and tons of bridal eye candy, a must-follow for any bride-to-be. All of Quinn and her teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard wedding work paid off when Mint Salon won a 2016 WeddingWire Couplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Choice Award. The award recognizes the top five percent of local wedding

professionals from the WeddingWire Network based on recent reviews from newlyweds. While Quinn is embracing her â&#x20AC;&#x153;girl bossâ&#x20AC;? status more than ever, she says building a beauty empire is not a one woman show. The support of family, clients and coworkers makes it possible for her to realize her dreams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have systematically surrounded myself with this tribe of helpful people,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very appreciative of where I am and what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to do because of the people around me and the support Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten.â&#x20AC;?


savvy Wedding Photo Book Pro Tips Keep it simple.

Resist the urge to cram as many photos on a page as possible. Use a single image on a full-bleed-photo page to really make a statement or stretch a horizontal image across two pages.

Keep it chronological.

Let your photos tell the story of your wedding day, step by step. Start the story with getting ready shots, followed by the ceremony and finish with images from the reception.

Keep it fun.

Make sure to include those special shots of your shoes, bouquet and other meaningful details.

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all in the details

5 hot wedding day details for 2016

Andrea Naylor is an artist, photographer and epidemiologist. Her background has allowed her to travel to more than 22 countries, and to live abroad in Africa, the Caribbean and Australia. Andrea currently lives in Door County where she uses art and photography to remain inspired and inspire others. You can read more about her life and travels at

Story and photos by Andrea Naylor, owner of Andrea Naylor Photography,

As a photographer who specializes in weddings, I am all about details and thoughtfulness in design when it comes to planning your wedding day. Taking extra care in details makes a significant impact. One of the biggest pieces of advice I give my couples when planning their big day is to plan it as they would an intimate party with close friends and family. When you approach it this way, decisions, big or small, seem to be easier to make and the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personality tends to shine through in every single detail. Here are five of my favorite ways that trendy couples are adding personality to their wedding day.

Naked cakes

Simple is classic and chic, and when it comes to choosing your wedding cake, there is no exception! Naked cakes (really just an unfrosted cake) are a lovely way to keep things simple even when planning the most elaborate celebrations. TIP: Consider asking your florist to add fresh flowers that coordinate with your bouquet to your cake. Cake by FlourGirl Patissier. Florals by Blossoms Flower House. Styled by Love Bash Design.

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your style Dashing blue hues

Thinking of a summer wedding? Grooms, consider letting your personality shine through with your wedding day wardrobe. A classic blue suit is a great way to give a subtle nod to a nautical or patriotic theme while still keeping things timeless. Growing up on a small island in New Hampshire, this groom thoughtfully incorporated pops of blue throughout the wedding, including his groomsmenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ties for a classic coastal touch.

Locallysourced everything Incorporating local flowers or food is a great way to give your wedding a unique, authentic touch and celebrate your local economy. These boutonnières were made using the local forest as organic inspiration. I love how they are romantic yet masculine, with a soft hint of gathered style. Styling by Andrea Naylor Photography.

Hand-lettered Stationery

One of my favorite trends for the season is modern calligraphy wedding invitation suites. Rather than relying on digitally generated invites, explore the option to have a local artist personally design and hand-paint your wedding invitations, place cards and menu! Whether you love the soft tones of watercolors or the bold look of India ink, modern calligraphy is a beautiful, personal wedding trend that is here to stay and is a sure way to set all your guests abuzz for your upcoming celebration. Calligraphy and design/styling by Love Bash Design. Florals by Blossoms Flower House.

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Meaningful venues

Whether you choose to keep it intimate at a small cabin on the lake or hope to plan the wedding of the year at the family farm, making the decision to have your wedding on your family or even a friend’s property will give you so much more freedom when planning your big day. This couple chose to plan an elegant wedding at the bride’s family estate where she grew up just outside of Lake Geneva. The bride, Morgan, and groom, Pete, had their ceremony outside in front of the family barn and then spent the night dancing away to a live band from Chicago. The bride’s parents had the family barn completely remodeled that year just for their wedding which included turning the old silo into a gorgeous indoor bar. Not to mention the bride’s father spent the summer growing a beautiful flower garden which set the backdrop for their ceremony. Having the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception at the family farm gave this elegant affair a very intimate feel. Event planning and floral design by Pam McCarthy.


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Broa dway businesses cat er to brides-to - be story By Meghan Diemel | Photos by Paul D. Manke Photography Clothing provided by ZuLou and Besselli

As project manager for On Broadway, Inc., Ahnna Luckeroth has an acute sense for detail. She ensures visitors enjoy the many experiences the Broadway district offers year-round. It makes sense, then, that when she began to plan her wedding to Tim Dexter for May 7, she and her future husband included many of the businesses she has worked with the last few years. “I trust these people, I know them and I know what their quality of work is like,” she enthuses. “It was easy to put it in the hands of people I knew would be outstanding.”

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Paul D. Manke Photography, 110 S. Broadway Luckeroth chose photographer Paul Manke for a number of reasons. Luckeroth worked with Manke as a second photographer for his business in the past, and helped with his Farmers Market On Broadway booth, which was her introduction to the Broadway district. “When Tim and I got engaged, it was a nobrainer to have Paul as our photographer,” Luckeroth explains. “I knew him, how great his work is, and I knew I’d be comfortable.”

Petal Pusher, 119 N. Broadway Luckeroth has been dreaming about the bouquets for her wedding for a long time – and she knew she wanted them to be unique. She happily handed over a smattering of ideas to Petal Pusher owner Nichole Campbell, who then infused her creativity. “Many brides come in having a general ‘feel’ and color palette in place and it’s our job to help them express that with the right flowers for the season in which they are getting married,” Campbell says. continued >>> 2016 | | 23

your style Monzu Bakery and Custom Cakes, 126 S. Broadway Luckeroth chose Jennifer Bukouricz’s Monzu Bakery and Custom Cakes for her wedding cake, cupcakes and cake pops because she appreciated Bukouricz’s attention to detail. It doesn’t hurt that Monzu’s items are also ridiculously delicious. The flavors for the sweet spread will include lime margarita, strawberry shortcake, rum carrot cake, a chocolate and caramel combo, and white chocolate raspberry. “I can eat everything she makes – she’s so artistic, just like Nichole at Petal Pusher,” says Luckeroth. “I’m almost not going to want to eat our cake! There’s definitely going to be something for everybody.”

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your style After a day of shopping for bridesmaid gifts, honeymoon outfits and décor for her newlywed home, Luckeroth and her mom relax at Café Madrid (154 N. Broadway) with a glass of wine.

Luckeroth and her mother make a stop at Fritz & Sparrow (237 N. Broadway), the perfect spot to start a gift registry as well as pick up presents for her wedding party.

The collection of special occasion jewelry at Sassy Girl (107 N. Broadway) has Luckeroth swooning – it adds the finishing touch to her and her wedding party’s looks. 26 | | 2016 | february 2016

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your style Weddings call for many celebrations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bridal showers, bachelorette parties and the big day itself. The professional stylists at Salon Fifty Four (154 N. Broadway) can work their magic and get you looking fabulous for all of them.

Brides and grooms will find everything they need to look beautiful at Tie the Knot and DuBois Formalwear & Tuxedo Rental (844 S. Military Ave. and 127 S. Broadway).

One of the Broadway Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest additions, Prohibition Spirits and Cigar Lounge (159 N. Broadway), provides the perfect atmosphere for bachelor parties or a guys night on the town.

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Let your special day bloom! The Garden is the most beautiful venue in northeastern Wisconsin and a wedding here will be remembered for years to come. 2600 Larsen Rd., Green Bay 920-490-9457

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Catering for weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers and engagement parties. Reserve your date now at Julie’s Café banquet room or our new Brick House Banquet Room in De Pere. 2130 Velp Ave., Howard 920-609-7070

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The Wedding Dress Workout By Meghan Diemel

Every bride wants to look her If you are wearing: strapless styles Karin Jennings, certified personal trainer and owner of XO best on the wedding day, and Fitness in De Pere, says a bride should focus on her biceps much of that expectation is foand triceps, shoulders and upper back to look great in a strapless dress. cused on the dress. Whether a Starting with the biceps, Jennings says that standing while bride chooses a strapless gown, performing bicep curls causes you to engage other muscles, including the core, which means the exercise will better a mermaid-style dress, or one prepare you for daily activities. that accentuates the waist, there â&#x20AC;&#x153;You should also perform hammer curls, which work the brachialis (the muscle that runs along the outside of your upare specific exercises that can per arm); [this] helps add a fuller, shapely look to the arms,â&#x20AC;? help tone those areas. she explains. workout continued on page 34 >>> 32 | | february 2016

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your health <<< workout continued from page 32 Another bicep curl variation they use at XO Fitness is a circular bicep curl, which can be a little tricky to learn, adds Jennings. She likes to use them because they engage the upper back when you rotate the hands to face forward.

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To build terrific triceps, Jennings suggests triangle pushups, tricep dips and tricep kickbacks. Shaping the shoulders and back becomes a bit more involved because it’s a complicated joint with many attachments, she states. “An ACE Fitness study analyzed the deltoid, which is the most visible shoulder muscle,” she says. “It has three distinct parts: anterior (front), medial (middle) and posterior (rear). Although there is some crossover, each of these is trained with different strength training exercise. Doing just one of the exercises would not be sufficient on a regular basis; be sure to train your whole shoulder.”

She says those exercises include the rear lateral raise (reverse fly) for posterior deltoid; the bent arm lateral raise for medial deltoid; and the overhead shoulder press for anterior deltoid. Jennings recommends using a weight that fatigues the muscle in eight to 12 repetitions, and to do the exercises every other day. On the off days, you should still be active. “Do some cardio and consider alternating upper body training three days per week and lower body three days per week,” she furthers.

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Ă?Ă&#x152;Ă&#x201C; ¡nĂ?Ă&#x201C;¨£AÂ&#x2DC;½ If you are wearing: a ball gown with a cinched waist If you plan on donning a ball gown, which puts emphasis on the waist, Eric Gorder, owner of Fitness Together in Green Bay, says there are two exercises a bride should try. The first is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;roll upâ&#x20AC;? with dumbbell overhead press for 40 seconds, followed by flutter kicks for 20 seconds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first exercise is a combination of two exercises,â&#x20AC;? Gorder explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perform this superset three to four times, at two times per week. Rest one minute between sets.â&#x20AC;? A bride can also do a plank with hip dips for 30 to 60 seconds, alternating dips, he adds. This exercise should be performed three to four times, two times per week.

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If you are wearing: a mermaid dress For a bride who wants to look trim in a mermaid gown, Gorder recommends a superset of a right side plank with leg abduction and knee tuck for 30 to 60 seconds each side, followed by 30 to 60 seconds of skaters. Perform that sequence three to four times, two times per week.

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He also suggests lateral lunges, 12 to 15 on each side, with a weight that is challenging without failure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The second is more of a strength, adaptation exercise,â&#x20AC;? he explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perform this exercise as part of your workout for three to four sets, two times per week.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can perform this entire workout (for waist, hips and thighs) two times per week, or break it into two parts and do each part two times per week,â&#x20AC;? he adds. Gorder says these circuits should be done at least three months prior to your wedding date, though the time frame can be longer or shorter depending on the current state of fitness. Nutrition is also extremely important. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While you can train specific parts of your body for faster gains, you will not see the progress unless you are losing body fat,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A challenging workout combined with proper nutrition and a consistent effort will yield the fastest and greatest results!â&#x20AC;?

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Real Wedding:

Tina kyle By Amelia Compton Wolff Photos by Erin Jean Photography

When 35-year-old Tina Sauerhammer Dean, a plastic surgeon with Prevea Health, came home to visit family in Green Bay, she didn’t expect to meet her future husband. Tina was living in Washington D.C., but while at Hagemeister Park with a friend one night she met Kyle, 31-year-old director of operations for Dean Distributing. “Kyle approached me, we started talking, he invited to take me to my first Packer Game, and the rest is history,” Tina says. Tina planned a June wedding in just four months with the help of “an incredible wedding planner, a detail-oriented mother-in-law, a supportive husband and the internet!” february 2016 | | 37

From the bride: Kyle and I independently developed a love for the big city while living on the West and East coasts, respectively, before our paths crossed on that fateful summer night back in our hometown. For our wedding, we wanted to celebrate our Wisconsin roots, but with an urban chic twist by bringing the big city to our home state. The barn at About Thyme Farm in Baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harbor was the perfect setting to create a rustic, hometown vibe contrasted by the elegant, white-on-white, chandelier-clad tent where dinner, featuring an all-local menu, was served. My favorite memory from our wedding day is celebrating with our closest family and friends from all over the country, gathered together in one place on one special day. 38 | | february 2016

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Tina was looking for a fun, nontraditional dress that would show off those heels. She learned of up-and-coming designer Houghton Bride in a wedding magazine and began to research. “I went on their website and immediately fell in love with the skirt which would perfectly showcase my beautiful shoes. The top was a last-minute internet find the week of my wedding, which added an edgy, but elegant touch to my bridal ensemble.” Images of Tina in her stunning dress have made the rounds on national wedding blogs and websites. Search “two piece wedding dress” on Pinterest to see for yourself!

Tina’s favorite details of the day were her accessories, from her gold snowflake earrings which Kyle gave her as a wedding gift, to her “Mrs. Dean” clutch and blue Manolo Blahnik heels (her something blue). “What I love most is that they continue to be a staple in my closet even after the wedding.”

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your life One of Tina’s top wedding priorities was finding the perfect photographer to capture every detail of the day. She fell in love with the work of Erin Jean Photography and booked her immediately. “My advice to future brides is to choose one or two things that are most important to you, and leave the other details in the hands of your wedding planners and family.”


Ceremony and reception venue: About Thyme Farm, Bailey’s Harbor Photography: Erin Jean Photography, Green Bay Event coordination: Door County Event Planners, Sister Bay Floral Design: Flora Special Occasion Flowers, Sister Bay Catering: Mission Grille, Sister Bay (now closed) Cake: Bill Fairchild Cookies: Not By Bread Alone, Green Bay Macaroons: Colleens Heritage Bakery, Ellison Bay Groom’s Attire: Topman Bridal gown: Skirt, Houghton Bride. Top, Reem Acra. Shoes: Manolo Blahnik Clutch: Edie Parker 40 | | february 2016


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Rustic Meets Refined One O.A.K. Barn comes to life with love story By Colleen Riordan

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Tucked in the lush farmland of Pulaski, One O.A.K. Barn is truly one of a kind.

As sunlight pours through the wall slats, there is a sense of warmth and home. Many of the original features are still intact. Hand hewn timbers and tamarack beams are lovingly adorned with swaths of cloth and vintage decor. A velvet settee, crystal chandelier, and modern drink cooler showcase the mix of different eras. Spacious enough to host big events, the barn’s open room has been broken up into small sections, like the lounge and bar, for more intimate gatherings. Photo by Kasey and Ben Photography

Bistro lights crisscross over a flagstone courtyard between the barn and a repurposed corn crib, looking over a timeless, romantic landscape. “It just feels like a little European bistro,” says owner, Jane Nowak. “It’s really just inviting. I planted some hostas and vines. This is one of my favorite areas to watch the sunset.” The former dairy barn aged well over the last century, but it was not always this way. Nowak counts the scars it took to bring it back to life, but talking about the place energizes her.

Photo by Kasey and Ben Photography

Nowak has an eye for design and love of history. It’s paid off. In 2015, she was stunned to be presented with the Pulaski Area Historical Society’s Preservation Award. The barn is estimated to be 110 years old, and the remaining silo is at least 70. Nowak wants to save as many of the structures on her 10 and a half acres as possible to maintain the farm’s history.

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By the time the Nowak family purchased the farm in 2013, the once beautiful land had become an eyesore. The farm had passed through a number of different families over the years before becoming a rental property and going into foreclosure. Generations of farming heritage disappeared under mountains of discarded clothing, mattresses and spoiled food. “It scared a lot of people off. You couldn’t see the sides of the barn. We didn’t know what the barn looked like until we took the debris away.

With that can-do spirit and the help of family and friends, years of garbage was cleared away. Many of the buildings on the property needed work. Experts worked on a new steel roof, the electrical wiring, and reinforcing the structural integrity, but family and friends completed the majority of the work on their own. “There were days I’d go to bed and close my eyes, and I just saw flashes of junk. But my feet hit the floor in the morning, and I’d say ‘It’s gonna be a good day.’”

Photo by Kasey and Ben Photography

“Junk will go away, but what’s left is promise. What it evolves into I have no idea, but I just knew there was something about it that I wanted.”

Find out how the Nowaks can share the barn with you. One O.A.K. Barn is private property and shown by appointment only. For additional information and to set up a tour of One O.A.K. Barn, please email or call (920) 621-6759. Stay tuned to One O.A.K. Barn on Facebook for details on their forthcoming Historic Barn Lover’s Club!

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Farm life is in the family’s blood. Fred and Jane Nowak married 31 years ago after meeting on her parents’ farm in Angelica.

This beautiful barn has been the backdrop for many photo shoots and charity events.

“Maybe it was also a way of holding on to my childhood where, now looking back, growing up on a farm wasn’t so bad.”

Nowak wants the venue to be accessible to as many people as possible. She envisions women’s retreats, outdoor movies, and parties. Next year, her daughter hopes to celebrate her wedding there. With its rustic elegance, it’s the perfect space for family and friends to dance the night away.

The barn built up a sense of community and brought relationships even closer. Their three children, Jamie (28), Jason (26), and Steven (23) pitched in throughout the process. Neighbors regularly drop by to barter fresh eggs, take a cut of flowers from the garden, and gaze in wonder at the farm’s transformation.

Photo by Kasey and Ben Photography

“[We] bought the barn for us, but it would be selfish not to share it with others… It needs to be used. When you fill it with people and conversation, it comes alive.”

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The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon Annual Kick-Off Party

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The Cellcom Green Bay Marathon annual kick-off party, presented by Prevea Sports Medicine, allowed runners to get information, inspiration and motivation for the marathon which will be held May 20-22. Interested in being part of this year’s event as a runner, spectator, volunteer or sponsor? Check out for more information! Check out for more photos from this event. 46 | | february 2016

4 1. Athlete and graphic designer for the Greater Green Bay YMCA Teresa Kennedy, stands near one of the pieces she helped create for the Y’s Full Circle program. 2. The Greater Green Bay YMCA’s Holly Nickerson, Kathy Wucherer, Kathleen McKee and Jill Lavarda were on hand to discuss Full Circle, a recreational program held at the Y for youth ages 3-17 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or other sensory processing challenges. This year, Full Circle is one of 3 Cellcom Green Bay Marathon Charity Partners, along with Golden House and Aspiro. The Marathon has helped generate more than $1 million for many local charities over the past 16 years. 3. Sisters Mary Peterson and Kathy Adams get together every weekend to participate in the Prevea Training Runs, which are geared toward helping runners prepare for the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon. The Prevea Training Runs start/finish at the Green Bay Distillery every Saturday morning at 7am from January 9th through May 14th. 4. Friends Kris Archambeau and Becky Hermans are training hard for the half-marathon! 5. Keynote speaker, Colleen Kelly Alexander a moment before going on stage, where she inspired the audience with her amazing story of survival, strength, determination and courage.

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