Our Story

If you’re wondering where “Brew Birds” comes from, all you need to know is that we are avid baseball fans who happen to like rival teams: The Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals. Brew. Birds. Get it? We thought it was sooo clever.

Thanks to a little website called Ok Cupid, a 96% match, and a click on what seemed like a joke, We realized there’s more to both of us than just sportsballs.

For instance, you knew it was love when Steve would drive 45 minutes to Cassandra’s dinky apartment every weekend with little hope of finding parking. Then again, it was probably worth it because nothing says “I’m into you” like trying to make a three course meal in a 250 sq. ft. apartment. Or perhaps it was Steve’s going camping after swearing he’d never go camping. Or me swearing I’d never step foot in to Busch Stadium *shudder* Do you know a Pabst costs 12.00 down there? Sacrilege! Maybe it was a love of music and concerts of which we’ve been to too many to count. But when I write poems declaring my love and Steve makes mixed tapes with crooners asking me to marry him…well, the rest is history.

In the past two and a half years we have been to five states, to Wisconsin and the great city of Milwaukee almost as much as we live in Chicago, countless baseball games at five different ball parks, and everywhere in-between (just look at our calendar — never a free weekend; you know, many of you were there!) We expect to expand our horizons and live up this little thing called life as husband and wife.

And to start, we’ll make our commitment to love by getting married on August 26, 2017 at the DeKoven Center in Racine, WI. We hope you’ll join us for the celebration!

Check out the Wedding Details page for more information.

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Lodging and Transportation

If you have found yourself on this page, that means you have received a ‘Save the Date’ card from us. We look forward to hosting you at our wedding. In the meantime, please complete the following poll to let us know if you are interested staying at the Double Tree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk. And, finally, please use this poll to let us know if you’ll need transportation to/from the hotel and the DeKoven Center.

If you are interested in booking a room, the Double Tree by Hilton has created a website just for our guests to secure a room at a discounted rate. You can do that here

Rooms at the discounted rate at the Double Tree are filling up quickly, so we’d advise you to make your reservations as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already. If there are no rooms that suit your needs available at the Hilton, here are some other area hotels that may:

This is far from an exhaustive list. There several more options in Sturtevant and Kenosha as well, which are about a 20 minute drive from the DeKoven Center. Please contact us directly if you have any questions. Thanks!