July
24

Cedarburg Wedding | Megan & Mike | Wedding

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Meghan & Mike wanted some simple things for their wedding day: beauty, faith, family, friends, and fun, fun, fun.  They got all of these in spades with a heartfelt ceremony at Lumen Christi Catholic Church and a beautiful reception at Shully’s The Watermark in Cedarburg.  The beauty lay in the preppy sensibilities, the gorgeous venue that is The Watermark, and the incredibly (finally!) warm Spring day.  The fun was tucked in all around with mad-libs for a guestbook, blueberry mojitos, giant lawn games, a spirited wedding party, toasts with photographic evidence and Lucille’s Rockin’ Pianos bringing the house down.

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The Credits:

Ceremony: Lumen Christi Catholic Church

Reception: Shully’s The Watermark

Florist: Fresh Design

Cake: The Cake Lady

Stationery: Broadway Paper

Placecards & Signage: Marrygrams

Programs: Jim Kreher

Makeup & Hair: Erik of Norway

Bride’s Gown: Blue by Enzoani

Bride’s Shoes: Ann Taylor

Bridesmaids: Watters

Groom & Groomsmen: Joseph A. Bank

Favors: West Allis Cheese Shop

Band: Lucille’s Rockin’ Pianos

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July
22

Published! Adriana & Ashish in Smitten Magazine

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If you haven’t previously found your way to Smitten Magazine, then you are really missing out.  It’s a beautiful online wedding magazine, chock full of gorgeous inspiration, useful content and plenty to delight your wedding appetite!

Which is why I was so honored when the ladies at Smitten asked to publish Adriana and Ashish’s colorful and emotional Indian wedding at Villa Terrace.   The bright and beautiful affair fits right in with this issue’s “Bright and Bohemian” theme.

I love the way Smitten features a wedding – plenty of big, beautiful pictures artfully arranged, with just the right amount of story and information.  You can check it all out online here.

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July
10

A Rustic Tablescape to be inspired by

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I don’t think I ever blogged about the The Bridal Show at Overture from last fall.  This is a shame, because it was gorgeous, and I was honored to take part.  One day.  Anyway, I stumbled across my pictures from it the other day and just had to share this tablescape from the show.  It’s stunning, and so layered, I could have stared at it (and taken pictures of it) for hours.  It was by far my favorite for all of the unique touches, the whimsy and the event I imagined taking place within it.

Created by the stunning talents at:

Design & Floral: Daffodil* Parker Floral Studio

Linens: BBJ Linens

Cake: Chris’s Confections

Stationery: Sarah B

Rentals: Event Essentials

 

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July
8

Treehouse Engagement | Carolyn & Brendan

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Sometimes love comes at you fast.  Like, hold-on-to-the-seat, pray-for-your-life fast.  That’s how it was for Carolyn & Brendan.  They met, they clicked, fell head over heels, and two weeks later they were living together.  A hop, skip and a jump found them both falling in love with a charming little house with an awesome treehouse out back – a place they could grow into for sure.  So, when it came time for the next step, the whole process was surprisingly slow.  Brendan carefully placed the ring on a shelf in their living room.  It was a pretty obvious spot he thought to himself as he walked in and out of the room to evaluate.  She was sure to notice it right away.  It was even on the same wall as the television, so at the very least, when she snuggled into his shoulder that night watching their favorite show, it would be right there in front of her.  To his dismay, she didn’t notice.  Not that night, not the next night either.  On the third day, he checked to be sure the little sock monkey was still securely holding the ring.  Yes, there it was – catching the sunlight from the window.  So, he figured – this was kind of fun, let’s see how long this takes.   It was downright nerve-racking every moment they were in the house together knowing she could spot it at any time – and he would have to propose right then and there.  After a week, he couldn’t take it anymore.  He tied the ring to the collar of their puppy and released him to great Carolyn as she walked in from work.  She spotted the ring right away, and then Dozer took off – all over the house, refusing to be caught.  He thought it was a game, and Carolyn and Brendan found themselves on a chase, laughing and giggling until they finally collapsed in the living room.  Dozer came in for a kiss, and Brendan snagged the ring.  ”So,” he said, catching his breath, “will you marry me?”.  

 

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