we’re [finally] married!

...view some videos HERE


**  Save-the-Date Illustration Key:

1. Bruss House    2. Grandma’s    3. Aunt Susie & Uncle Terry’s    4. Aunt Annie’s  

5. Aunt Mary Pat’s    6. Uncle David & Aunt Kathryn’s    7. Wedding!

Friday, July 1st*

Festivities Begin! (dinnertime)
Potential Drive-In Movie Night

Saturday, July 2nd

Night-Before Block Party (7pm)

Sunday, July 3rd

Ceremony + Reception, Anderson Arts Center (6pm)

Monday, July 4th

Neighborhood Children’s Parade (10am);
City 4th of July Fireworks (9pm)
[these are set off over the lake - if you can stay to see, you won’t regret it!]

*this is an ever-evolving itinerary - please check back as we get closer!

How to RSVP
click here by june 1st!

Links to Peruse

The Family Store:

Andrea’s Gifts


Kenosha History Ctr / Museum

Southport Lighthouse

Kenosha Streetcars / Trolley

Kenosha Visitors Bureau

Other Eating in Kenosha:

Frank’s Diner

Villa D’Carlo

The Coffee Pot


Premium Outlet Shopping:

Pleasant Prairie Outlets

Flights to Kenosha


(we recommend MKE, appx. 45 minutes north, or ORD, appx. 60 minutes south)

MKE Airport Shuttle:
GO Airport Shuttle
(appx. $65 each way)

Wedding Registry

practical items:


honeymoon fund:


donate to Stand Up To Cancer, in memory of Jane Bruss and Laura Ziskin:



as we celebrate our wedding, over the 4th of july weekend in kenosha, wisconsin.

various weekend activities to include cycling, fishing, swimming, shopping, eating, drinking, music, parades and fireworks over the lake.

we hope you can attend!
-- natalie, chris, and the families lent, baracat, andrea and bruss


there is only ONE hotel in downtown kenosha - the Best Western Harborside Inn (phone 262-658-3281). most other accommodations are 10+ miles away. we strongly suggest booking early due to the holiday weekend. There will be a shuttle running from the best western to both the night-before block party and the wedding.

if you are traveling in a group of 10 or more and wish to experience a more rustic, lodge-like atmosphere, please email chris about booking the Merry Yacht Inn, a retreat (usually for fishermen) very close to the best western. we have already reserved the Merry Yacht for an adventurous group TBD.

Finally, the overflow/alternate hotel (no shuttle service) we recommend is the Candlewood Suites

It will likely be humid during the ceremony (for men - a “summer suit” fabric like linen would be most comfortable), and will likely cool down considerably as the evening goes on. Both the ceremony and the reception will be on grass, so lawn-friendly flats or wedges are strongly suggested!

please join us


save the date painting / design by caroline v.

kenosha / lake michigan photos by margaret h.; chris & natalie photo by JLMF

lily the dog on loan from julia a.