The Wedding Guys come to Milwaukee!


September 20, 2016
5:30 PM CDT - 8:30 PM CDT
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Bartolotta Catering at Discovery World
500 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

The National Association for Catering and Events - Southern Wisconsin invite you to join us for a very special evening at Bartolotta Catering and Events at Discovery World on Tuesday, September 20th.  Our chapter will be joined by NACE Chicago, ILEA Chicago and NACE Madison for an exceptional presentation by the Wedding Guys! 
Matthew and Bruce will be discussing the wedding trends for next year, a topic not-to-miss!

Matthew Trettel
Matthew Trettel is regarded as a premier designer and producer in the wedding industry; as an accomplished professional in publishing, graphic design, fashion and tradeshow production.  With more than 15 years experience in the event industry, Mr. Trettel's resume includes Creative Director and Principle for Chrom Creative Events!; and Co-founder and President of Elite 100 Weddings Couture; and has served as Vice President  and General Manager for Twin City Bridal Association. Mr. Trettel is a recipient of of numerous accolades in the wedding industry and is world-renowned as one The Wedding Guys.

Mr. Trettel has also contributed as an art and creative director for the Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton publications of the Bridal Group of Companies, Canada. Mr. Trettel has served on the board of directors for Bridal Show Producers International as Co-director and the Board of Directors for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of the International Special Event Society (ISES) as President. Mr. Trettel is the recipient of the Industry Innovator Award from Meetings Magazine and Directors Cup from Bridal Show Producers International. Mr Trettel is currently producing Unveiled, The Ultimate Wedding Planning Event, the Twin Cities Bridal Show and TLC's 'Randy to the Rescue'.

Bruce Vassar
Bruce Vassar is highly resepected internationally for his insight to marketing, media and public relations. As a graduate of Augsburg College with a degree in Marketing and Communications, Mr. Vassar has been responsible for marketing, positioning, and reputation management in the medical, hospitality, sports, non-profit and wedding industries. Mr. Vassar's resume includes twenty years in the special events industry including visual merchandising and promotion in the bridal fashion industry along with an extensive background in catering; event design, tradeshow and fashion show production.

His truly authentic passion for everything bridal has awarded him numerous accolades and the world-renowned title as one of The Wedding Guys.  He has served as the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director for the Wedding Directory, Executive Producer for the Wedding Fair and Executive Producer for the Trendspot Press Fashion Show for New York's Couture.  Mr. Vassar has been seated on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit organizations and currently serves as the President of the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter of the National Association of Catering and Events (NACE).  Mr. Vassar is the recipient of the Industry Innovator Award from Meetings Magazine and on the Presidents List for the National Association of Catering Executives. Mr. Vassar is currently producing Unveiled, The Ultimate Wedding Planning Event, The Twin Cities Bridal Show and TLC's 'Randy to the Rescue'.


The Venue: 
Bartolotta Catering is the exclusive Caterer for Discovery World - Milwaukee's Premier lakefront Venue.  Discovery World's breathtaking indoor and outdoor sites, including the stunning Pilot House Ballroom and Lakeview Tent, are surrounded by the blue skies and fresh waters of Lake Michigan as well as the lights and excitement of downtown.

Hosting your event here, you'll enjoy Bartolotta's award-winning cuisine and service provided by the most experienced event planning and production team in Milwaukee.  From product launches, wedding, graduations and gala's, Bartolotta Catering at Discovery World is the ideal choice to delight your guests.

The Evening:
5:30pm - 6:30pm     Registration, networking, appetizers
6:30pm - 8:30pm     Program and dinner

Complimentary beer, wine and soda
Cash bar for all mixed drinks

Hors D'oeuvres:
Braised duck tartlet with door county cherry preserves
Wild Mushroom Risotto Fritters
Salmon Rillettes
Parmesan Cookie with zucchini and tomato compote

First Course:
Butternut Squash Soup with candied pecans and brandy cherries

White Marble Farms pork loin with roasted garlic polenta cake and mushroom ragout

Salted Caramel Budino with a caramel tuille

A huge THANK YOU to our evening's sponsors!






















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$45.00 Member Ticket
$55.00 after 5:00 pm September 14

$45.00 Sponsored Non-Member or Spouse
$55.00 after 5:00 pm September 14

$65.00 Guest Ticket
$75.00 after 5:00 pm September 14

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