September
3

The Farm at Dover Wedding | Andrea & Scott

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It’s hard to contain the beauty from Andrea & Scott’s wedding day.  So I stopped trying.  Let’s just unleash it.  It’s everywhere.  The flowers are ah-mazing (yes, that misspelled kind) and there might be 200 extra pictures of them below because of it.  Andrea was made for the dress she chose, the flutter of the bridesmaid dresses, the swagger of the guys, the fun of the lawn games, the whimsy and magic of The Farm at Dover, and most importantly (and most apparent) the so-thick-you-can-taste-it love between Andrea & Scott.   This little snippet from their ceremony says it best:

And just as sure as seasons are made for change
Our lifetimes are made for years
So I… I will be here
We’ll be together
I will be here

-Steven Curtis Chapman

 

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The Credits:

Venue: The Farm at Dover

Florist: Flower & Bee

Cake: made by the Bride’s Cousin

DJ: Mike’s Early Pro Sound

Catering: Bubb’s BBQ

Makeup: Stephanie from Carenza

Wedding Planner: Timeless Events

Bride’s Gown: BHLDN (cascada)

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: BHLDN (Polly), Lauren Conrad Paper Crown (Lauren)

Men’s Suits: Dubois

Stationer: Wedding Paper Divas

Bride’s Shoes: Nordstrom

Bride’s Jewelry: BHLDN

Bar Service: Drink Inc.

September
2

Horse Ranch Engagement | Jen & Jamie

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The symbols of love are always different.  For some, it’s jewelry, having his favorite drink on hand, a particular spot for dinner, or a favorite sweatshirt maybe.  For Jamie, it’s a hand-made stocking from his Mom.  For years, Jen had coveted the collection of stockings at his family’s christmas celebration.  She had joked that there wasn’t one for her, and Jamie’s Mom had always quipped back “Not till there’s a ring!”.  When she opened the door one October day after work and found her house decorated for Christmas, somehow it didn’t register.  But, when she saw the stockings on the mantel – the familiar one with Jamie’s name on it, and right next to it….one with her own.  Then she knew.  This was it, she was in.

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August
24

Bon Fair Wedding Show in Door County!

Looking for something to cap your summer off, and kick off your wedding planning?  Head on up to Door County this weekend for the Bon Fair wedding show!

It promises to be a swanky good time, full of creative vendors, yummy eats, and tons of treats for the eyes and ears.  I hope you’ll stop by to say hi at my booth too!  And let’s be honest, it’s a heck of a good excuse to be in Door County for the weekend.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.11017830_732380836890574_8449039790005264656_n

August
20

Milwaukee Downtown Wedding | Downtown Marriott Wedding | Laura & Matt

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For Matt and Laura, love is bold.  Bright-blinking-neon bold.  Against a backdrop of soft minty green and filmy white layers were numerous pops of neon pink, stunning baubles, sparkling rivers of gold, spicy popcorn and the cutest little puppy flower girl.  Theirs was a stylish day, one that had careful consideration in every detail. If you push aside the boldness, you find so much depth.  And that is really a great synopsis of Laura & Matt themselves.  They are outwardly gregarious, fun, and colorful as a couple.  Look past that and you’ll find a woman who plans each day, each moment of their lives to be as beautiful and meaningful as possible.  And a Man who with a wink and a touch of his hand can calm her.

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The Credits:

Venue: Downtown Milwaukee Marriott

Planner and Styling: Tailored Engagements

Florist: Marius Bell

Cake and Cupcakes: Sweet Perfections

Makeup: Tayla LaMacchia

Popcorn: Goody Gourmet

Stationer: Paper Envy

DJ: Sound By Design

Videographer: One Fine Day Productions

Bride’s Gown: Tara Kelly

Reception Dress: JLM Couture

Groom’s Suit: Jos. A Banks

Men’s Shoes: Clarks