The wedding was held at The Best Place, the former offices and entertaining facility at the Pabst brewery. The Best Place references Jacob Best Sr. who established the original brewery.
Captain Frederick Pabst, who gave the brewery it's name, and brought it to prominence.
Anson took the tour of the brewery and was told the style of architecture is called "German-Victorian".
We stayed next door at the Brew House Inn & Suites, the former brewing facility that has been turned into a eco-chic, steam-punk hotel.
The adjacent, empty buildings from the large brewing complex have yet to be restored, still retaining the patina of over 150 years.
We happened to travel on my birthday, so I brought one of those bottles of wine you save for your birthday. I had to laugh as I unpacked the wine and set it down next to the Pabst Blue Ribbon ice bucket.
Zoki and Michael did not miss a detail in their planning of the wedding, right down to the welcome bags that greeted out-of-town guests--New Glarus beer, Ellsworth cheese curds, and Usinger's sausage. And that half-eaten monster you see there? That was a home-made pretzel at Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub, the restaurant attached to the hotel. It's worth visiting Milwaukee just for that pretzel.
The beautiful bride, right before walking down the aisle.
Anson and I looking our best, at The Best Place.