By Ellie Martin Cliffe Special to Published Apr 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Planning a wedding in Metro Milwaukee just got a whole lot easier, thanks to WedInMilwaukee,'s brand-new blog for local to-be-weds. From events in Milwaukee to Mequon, Oak Creek to Oconomowoc, and beyond, count on us for the advice and information you want to plan a wedding that perfectly portrays your style. Perhaps the best part: All our articles come from folks who actually live here.

Just beginning the planning process? First, congratulate yourselves. Then, check out our 2012 wedding guides for info on hundreds of industry pros in the area. We've scoured Southeastern Wisconsin for photographers, venues, planners, caterers, florists, bakers and more to bring you the resources you need to choose the vendors that will help you pull off your wedding flawlessly.

If it's real-life inspiration you seek, you'll love our Look Books, the stories of Milwaukee-area couples who've tied the knot here, using lots of local elements to make their celebrations unique and personal. Each Look Book features more than a dozen images from the wedding (shot by an area photographer), as well as all the vendors the couple worked with for their much-anticipated day.

Have a local wedding-planning question or want to share your ideas? Send us a shout-out on Twitter, swap images with us on Pinterest, or email our editors whenever you'd like. Our blog is constantly evolving, so you'll be seeing new things here all the time. Message boards are coming soon, plus interviews with local industry pros, exclusives on growing Milwaukee wedding trends and insider info on places to find elements that fit your style right here in the area.

To dig into planning, click here, or be difficult and type it into your browser: However you get to Wed In Milwaukee, welcome to the world of wedding planning!

We're looking forward to being your guide.

Ellie Martin Cliffe Special to

By her senior year in high school, Ellie Martin Cliffe was completely enamored of journalism, so she chose the most logical college major possible: anthropology. Disappointed by the minimal emphasis on writing and editing, she changed venues and earned a comm degree from Carroll College.

Ellie has since tackled many facets of the field: radio broadcasting, corporate communications, advertising and, finally, magazine and Web journalism at The Knot. Ellie now works full time in book publishing, and is thrilled to get her wedding fix with powered by When she isn't wielding her (red) pen, Ellie can be found in the garden, at any concert that showcases a fiddle, playing pub trivia or in the kitchen. She and her husband live in Metro Milwaukee with their hedgehog, Guinness, and grapefruit tree, Sprout.