Nicole Koglin & Jason Kutter
By Laurie Arendt
As longtime sweethearts, Nicole Koglin and her husband, Jason Kutter, had a definite to-do list for their future together.
“We did it a little backward; I wanted a house before a ring,” laughs Koglin. “At that point, then we could get married.”
Check, check and check.
Their romantic road to the altar on Oct. 9 began more than five years ago when the two first met at Fox 6. Koglin is an on-air personality; Kutter worked as a photographer. They purchased a home together nearly a year before Kutter proposed.
“He actually did it on Valentine’s Day, a holiday I just hate,” says Koglin. “I had suggested that we write letters to each other and read them, which we did. When Jason finished, he said, ‘P.S., I have one more thing’ and then he proposed. It was quite a surprise.”
The happy couple had definite ideas about what they wanted in a wedding day, and they chose what Koglin calls “the perfect location.”
“We wanted everything in one place, so we chose Lake Park Bistro,” she says. “We had an outside ceremony, went indoors for dinner and then returned outside for the reception.”
The day itself was perfect, offering temperatures in the 70s.
“We kept it pretty small, just friends and family,” says Koglin. “It was beyond fantastic. I knew Lake Park Bistro would take care of us, but we had a great photographer and a great band, too. I think we had nearly every guest up on stage to sing with the Love Monkeys that night.”
And they also were able to check off one more task before heading off for a Maui honeymoon.
“We made a point of getting scuba certified before leaving Milwaukee, so we were all set for a week in Hawaii,” she says.
Ceremony, Reception and Catering: Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, Milwaukee
Photographer: Patrick Manning for Manning Photography
Cake: Brookfield Wedding Cakes
Bridal Gown and Bridesmaid’s Gowns: Stone Manor Bridal, Cedarburg
Jewelry: Zita Bridal, Whitefish Bay
Groom’s Tuxedo and Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Flowers: La Tulipe, Milwaukee
Invitations: Touch of Whimsy, Delafield