Brides everywhere are looking for ways to add a bit more glamour to their event. A popular request this year is to incorporate gold flatware in the table design. This touch of elegance above and beyond the standard, can really make your place settings stand out. The look works for both formal weddings as well as parties with a rustic or vintage atmosphere!
Collaborating with Amy and Joe to create their ideal wedding was such a pleasure. From Amy’s pinecone-laden bouquet to her cozy stole, this couple definitely knew how to incorporate just the right amount winterized detail. The ceremony, held at the Pres House, had a feeling of grandeur as the couple said their vows under the beautiful cathedral ceilings.
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His mom taught him how to tie his shoes, sign his name, and hold a door open for a lady. Your mom shared her makeup tips, dating advice, and shoe addiction. Whatever you are most grateful to your mom for, remember to show her, even when it’s your day.
Moms can play many crucial roles in the wedding process from emergency dress fixer to bridesmaid drama diffuser. However, she is there to have a good time too. Remember to take a few moments to bask in the day’s joy with the woman who has loved you from day one. Mother-son dances are also a super sweet moment at the reception.
After the wedding, it is always nice to send a little thank you to your mom and new mother-in-law for everything they have done. A simple framed wedding photo and handwritten note that she can cherish forever are wonderful ideas that are sure to bring a little tear to her eye.
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This fabulous CBE wedding was truly an elegant day. Alex and Amy are such a beautiful couple that were so sweet to work with. We loved bringing their fun purple and blue wedding to life at Monona Terrace. The bouquets and centerpieces included “happy” flowers that were stunning. The reception location was equally grand with the spectacular view over the water. What a perfect day for September 2nd!
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There comes a point when things go from “tried and true” to “been there, done that.” Such is the case with the standard vegetable and dip platter. Rather, opt for a jazzed up version of this staple hors d’eouvre by serving vegetable crudités as your summer wedding starter course. Leave the Hidden Valley ranch dressing at home, too, and instead pair the appetizer with pink peppercorn aioli. The combination of vibrant hues and a crisp, fresh crunch make for almost a better duo than you and your soon-to-be-spouse.
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Despite its not-so-fashionably late arrival, summer is unquestionably on the horizon. The thermometer mercury is rising, days are getting longer, and the once-unadorned foliage is giving way to green buds. As exciting as the season change is, we all know Wisconsin summers have a few downfalls as well. Think mosquitoes, sunburns, and days so humid you feel as though you’re swimming through the air. For successful summer nuptials, keep these factors in mind when deciding what fare to put on your wedding day menu.
For example, the watermelon snacks pictured below will be precisely the refreshing hors d’eouvres your guests crave on a smoldering summer day. In addition to the satisfying flavor, these cubes, filled with French feta and tarragon-balsamic syrup, add an indisputable elegance to your menu.
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Coming off the heels of Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2014, it’s been a sea (albeit a memorizing and innovative sea) of lace, veils, and beading. Amid the chaos of collections, however, Alice Temperley’s bridal creations from her namesake brand, Temperley London, demanded follow up recognition. This British designer’s most recent collection is called “Titania”—an ode to Shakespeare’s fairy queen in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fittingly, the gowns embody a soft, ethereal, and decidedly vintage mien. One dress (pictured below) is particularly remarkable with its blouse-like sleeves, intricate lace detail, and strong early-1900s influence. To view more gowns from the Temperley London line, click here.
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