A Sea of Romantic Blue at Pier Wisconsin

  • By Cindy
  • Aug 29th, 2017
  • Blog

When we think about Nikki and Sergie’s wedding, the color blue washes over our memories.

Azure waves of Lake Michigan glinting in the sun.

Indigo petals of hydrangeas, delicate and yet gorgeous.

Cerulean curves of the sky that seems to expand forever.

Hues of blue were everywhere at their Pier Wisconsin wedding and reception in the stately Pilot House that offers one of the grandest views of Milwaukee’s lakefront and of the lake. Deep blues of the water and sky contrasted beautifully with dozens of white sales and hulls bobbing on the lake below. The couple embraced those colors in their elegant decor and even in their beautiful wedding cake by Simma’s Bakery that had bold swaths of blue and white raking across its surface, mimicking the always changing colors of the water below.

We will also remember their wedding because Nikki and Sergie personalized their wedding vows, offering genuine insights into their strong relationship that has as many contrasts as similarities, which both agreed help push as well as support each other when they needed it the most.  As serious and romantic as these two are, they’re also hilarious and managed to work a tater tot and hashbrown metaphor into their vows, as well as a pledge to do the dishes correctly. Both deadpan declarations had guests laughing and smiling.


And the laughs didn’t end there. Nikki’s brother, Connor, presided over the wedding that also showcased the Norris family skill for humor, starting out with a quick impersonation from “Princess Bride.” Who can resist laughing when anyone says “maywidge, maywidge.”

Building a blue reception, too

After the ceremony, guests were treated to Wisconsin-themed appetizers and drinks in the Great Lakes Future Exhibit, another location bringing the water theme to the fore. Then dinner and dancing back in the pilot house, which had been transformed into an elegant dining space by the fantastic crew of Bartolotta Catering & Events.

Nikki and Sergie had their first dance to Aqualung’s “What a Feeling,” which seemed so appropriate for these two:

“What a feeling in my soul

Love burns brighter than sunshine

It’s brighter than sunshine.”

And since we can’t license Matt Hales’ music (and nearly all popular music!), we thought “Alive” by Kyle Reynolds (licensed via SongFreedom) would bring a similar romantic and upbeat feeling to their Sneak Peek. We hope you agree!

We wish these two many happy years together and hope they fondly remember their wedding day, as it was so filled with love and joy.

Cheers to the newlyweds!



Videography: Sweet Pea Cinema
Planner: The Midwestern Bride (Thank you, Brittany!)
Bride and Groom prep location: Hilton Milwaukee City Center and Milwaukee Marriott Downtown
Ceremony & Reception venue: Pilot House at Pier Wisconsin
DJ: Sound by Design (Thank you Dylan!)
Photographer: Leo & Jenny Photography (Thanks, Leo & Jenny!)
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Cake: Simma’s
Bride’s gown: Matthew Christopher from Nordstrom Bridal Suite
Bridesmaids attire: J Crew
Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Bride’s hairstylist & Makeup: DiCarlo Salon
Wedding jewelry: Husar’s House of Fine Diamonds



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