Saturday, December 31, 2022

New Year’s Eve Celebration!

SSE rang in the New Year in high style at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom in downtown Kenosha!  Our final show of 2022 was the perfect way to cap off another year of fun.  Over 180 guests enjoyed cocktails and passed appetizers before settling in for a three-course plated feast. Following dinner, it was time to kick up our heels and dance the night away!  When the clock struck midnight, we all shared a champagne toast, and kept the dance floor full until 1 A.M.  It was a treat working with The Stella for our second consecutive New Year’s Celebration, and we look forward to our continued partnership!  Big thanks to Dameon, Tiffany, the entire staff at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom, and especially all the guests who came out to celebrate.  Here’s to a happy and healthy 2023!

Friday, December 30, 2022

Never Gonna Give You Up!

Roma Lodge in Racine was the site of Tyler & Kacie’s beautiful wedding ceremony and reception…and SSE’s 60th event of 2022!  Briana and the entire crew did a great job preparing Vittoria Hall for all the festivities.  Patti from Bradford Community Church officiated the lovely ceremony and everything went off without a hitch!  Following the service, the room was prepared for dinner service while guests enjoyed cocktails and fellowship in the bar area. The “Rocky” inspired Grand March was a big hit, and a great way to kick off the next part of our celebration!  Best Man Jason and Maid of Honor Abby both knocked it out of the park with their heartfelt and touching speeches.  Before long, it was time to open the floor and dance the night away – this group brought the energy!  Special thanks to Ashley Bree Photography, our friends at Roma Lodge, and everyone who came out to celebrate with the happy couple.  Big congrats to Tyler & Kacie from SSE!

Friday, December 16, 2022

The Greatest Show!

The Covenant at Murray Mansion was filled with love and laughter at Chase & Hannah’s amazing wedding ceremony and reception!  Over 230 guests gathered to worship, offer thanks, and give their best wishes to the newlyweds.  Officiant Dan Miller shared his message and was accompanied by a full praise band led by musicians Bryce, Brennan, Pete, Abby, Taryn, & Sydney.  Hearing so many enthusiastic voices raised up in song was truly inspiring!  Following the very special service, guests made their way to Murray Mansion to continue their fellowship, while Hannah, Sydney, Katie, and the Culinary Infusion crew prepared the Covenant for the rest of our celebration.  Keith, Riley, Kaycee and everyone in the kitchen did a fantastic job with dinner preparations, while Evelyn, Isabelle, Eli, and the staff made sure everything was executed to perfection.  Highlights of the night included an enthusiastic grand march, unforgettable toasts, touching first dances, a rousing game of musical chairs, a traditional cake walk game, and an epic sparkler send-off!  Thanks to the Krum and Williams families for their kindness and hospitality, and everyone who came out to celebrate with the new Mr. & Mrs. W.  Congrats to all!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

JO Holiday Gathering!

For the first time since 2019, Johnson Outdoors was able to have their Holiday Gathering in person, and SSE was there for all of the festive fun!  Preservation Hall on Lake Avenue in Downtown Racine was the site of the day’s great event.  After grabbing a beverage and putting on some appropriate headwear, guests enjoyed a delicious meal from The Red Onion and Catering by Chef John.  Corey and his crew always do a fantastic job – what a feast!  The interactive games and activities were a big hit, and we even got a surprise visit from Santa himself!  Multiple departments in the company generously provided a huge amount of raffle prizes and everyone went home a winner.  Big thanks to Lynn, Sheri, Jamie, and all of the hard working volunteers who put together a great day of holiday cheer.  Merry Christmas to all!

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Dressed In White!

SSE was thrilled to celebrate with Sara & Scott at Upper East in Downtown Kenosha!  We’ve had the privilege of knowing Sara for many years, and it was finally time for she and Scott to celebrate in style!  With instrumental holiday music filling the air, guests enjoyed cocktails and fellowship prior to our grand march introductions.  A super-sized wedding party of 16 couples kicked things off with a bang – what an amazing crew!  Our friends at Andrew Meier Photography captured all the special moments on camera and video, including an exciting “Freeze Frame” table rush, sparkler send-off, garter/bouquet toss, and first dances.  Executive Chef Steve and the entire kitchen staff prepared another delicious feast, while Kelsey, Madison, Elisha, and Kayla made sure everyone was well taken care of in the reception space.  Over 200 people filled the dance floor from the first song to the last…it was a night we’ll never forget!  Thanks to the entire event team for making sure all the details were covered on this amazing day. Love and congrats to Smiley & Scott from your friends at SSE!