are getting married!

Saturday, October 11th

2PM | Ceremony Begins

5PM | Cocktail Hour

6PM | Family-Style Dinner

7PM | Live Music & Dancing

The ceremony will take place at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in New Berlin, where Michelle and her family are members.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 12700 W Howard Ave New Berlin, WI 53151
The reception will take place at The Hamilton, a craft beer, wine, and cocktail lounge in Milwaukee's Lower East Side. Parking is available at the venue.
The Hamilton 823 E Hamilton St Milwaukee, WI 53202

Registry Information

Rob hails from Vernon, Wisconsin, although he spent the first few years of his life in New Berlin. In fact, the house he grew up in in New Berlin is only a few houses down from Michelle's aunt and uncle, the Bedwells! He went to Mukwonago High School, where after trying a few sports, he figured out he was a lot better at acting than anything physical. He was introduced to computers by his friend Erik, and that's how he pays the bills today. He went to UW-Madison, where after flirting with Chinese for a little, he decided to major in Computer Science. His interests include computers (obviously!), languages (currently learning Russian), and Mongolian throat singing. Did I mention he likes birds?
Michelle is from New Berlin, Wisconsin. She went to Eisenhower High School, where she played volleyball, sang in the choir, and did a whole bunch of art (in fact, a mural she painted still graces one of the walls in Eisenhower). She attended UW-Madison, where she was involved in design club and did artwork for a number of the local bands. She makes a living as a graphic designer, and her interests include good design, video games, and good food. She loves working with her hands, so she took a class on reupholstery. You can expect Michelle and Rob's furniture to be pretty spiffy in their future home!
Michelle and Rob met through their friends Tori and Trevor, when they were all out one fateful night in October of 2009. Tori and Trevor were busy talking outside of a Madison bar, so Rob and Michelle got to talking too. Rob came away from that experience having felt the "spark" that had been missing in his life. He flew away to Germany for a vacation, but couldn't stop thinking about Michelle, so he reached out to Tori, asking for permission to contact Michelle. Shortly after Rob returned from Germany, they went out for coffee. Many adventures followed, including trips through the United States, and eventually a two-year stay in Amsterdam. While they lived in Amsterdam, they took many trips throughout Europe, and while they were in Berlin, Rob proposed in a secluded garden outside of a bookstore, one of their favorite activities they share.