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City of Milwaukee feeling the love, celebrating Valentine’s Day with freebies and weddings

Posted: 1:20 PM, Feb 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-14 19:33:54Z
Valentine's Day flowers in Milwaukee
Valentine's Day flowers in Milwaukee
Valentine's Day flowers in Milwaukee
Valentine's Day flowers in Milwaukee
Valentine's Day in Milwaukee
Valentine's Day in Milwaukee
Valentine's Day in Milwaukee with couple in gray sweater and yellow top

MILWAUKEE — Love is in the air and the city of Milwaukee is making the most of it.

From flowers, to freebies, to finding that forever Valentine, the city is celebrating love. At Milwaukee Public Market, you’ll find a pop-up shop with a bunch of bouquets and the ladies of Flowers for Dreams working to meet any last-minute gift needs.

“We’re just a super unique company. We like to do everything a little different,” said Kaity Semmelhack, a wedding and events designer.

Valentine's Day in Milwaukee

Flowers for Dreams is a local company that uses locally sourced flowers. It donates a portion of its profits to a different, local charity each month.

Outside the Public Market on the Hop, city ambassadors are giving away a few things, too.

Streetcar riders are getting a valuable Valentine this year — tokens of love that double as coupons to popular destinations along the route.

Valentine's Day in Milwaukee with couple in gray sweater and yellow top

But if you happen to make your way to the Milwaukee County Courthouse you’ll see love is truly in the air.

“It’s a fun opportunity. It’s a chance, like I said, to be part of something special and to help people celebrate their commitment to each other.” — Circuit Court Judge Andrew Jones

“I’m very excited; it’s a great day,” said Andrew Jones, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge.

With a number of judges on hand serving as volunteer officiants — 28 couples are expected to be married at the County Courthouse on Valentine’s Day.

“It’s a fun opportunity. It’s a chance, like I said, to be part of something special and to help people celebrate their commitment to each other,” Jones said.