Alternatives to Wedding Cake (1 of 2)

According to Julia Child, “A Party without Cake is just a Meeting”. But recently, weddings have been challenging that idea with alternatives to cake for their guests. The traditional snapshot of the bride and groom sharing cake with each other is still done, they just use their own individual cake rather than one that everyone shares. Depending on the season of wedding, there are plenty of sweet treats to make your day stand out.

If fall is your season, try fitting with the time of year and have a caramel apple bar or even a popcorn buffet. Either of these choices is sure to be a hit and is fun for any aged guest.

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If you’re looking to have a winter wedding, think about having a warm treat for your guests to enjoy with various choices, the more variety the better.

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A spring wedding is a time of year where it may still be cold, but people are already getting excited for summer. If your wedding is around Easter, think about having various colored macaroons to match the season’s colors.

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Summer weddings scream ice cream, or at least they do now. Including a popsicle bar, or even in drinks would definitely get people talking.

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Meet our Fall 2016 Interns!

Excited to introduce our 2016 Fall interns officially. Leanna & Kayla have been hard at work already assisting with many fabulous CBE projects!


Leanna Julius

Use 5 words to describe what your own wedding would be?
“Rustic, whimsical, romantic, gold, lots of flowers.”
What celebrity wedding would you have wanted to be an attendee at? 
“Sean and Catherine Lowe from the Bachelor. I loved how she incorporated her style into it making it absolutely beautiful. Not to mention there were a ton of my favorite past Bachelor contestants.”
What is your favorite wedding detail or trend? 
“I love flowers especially neutral tones with a pop of color.”
What do you like to do when you’re not dreaming about beautiful weddings and events? 
“I am in college (graduating in December) so school and work keep me busy. In my free time I love to travel and spend time with friends and family.



Kayla Hietpas

Use 5 words to describe what your own wedding would be?
“Modern, joyful, whimsical, spring, light blue accent color.”
What celebrity wedding would you have wanted to be an attendee at? 
“Prince William and Kate Middleton.”
What is your favorite wedding detail or trend? 
“I think one of my favorite wedding details are the guest books. Even though they may not get the attention compared to other elements, I think they can be so unique and fun. A wedding without a guest book wouldn’t feel complete in my mind.”
What do you like to do when you’re not dreaming about beautiful weddings and events? 
“I love to be outside either playing tennis, hanging in my hammock or just sitting with a good cup of coffee. I also really enjoy taking photographs.”

Real CBE Wedding: Sara and Tyler // July 16, 2016


This past July, Cherry Blossom Events was honored to help create such a beautiful day for Sara and Tyler! The ceremony and reception took place at The Edgewater. Heather Cook Elliot Photography did an amazing job at capturing all the special memories. Thank you for letting Cherry Blossom Events be a part of your big day. Congratulations again to the happy couple!


































































Vendor Spotlight: Flying Rabbit Press





One of the first elements shared with guests of your wedding are the invitations, so choosing the right font and design is an important detail. Kate Clapper, a printmaker who owns Flying Rabbit Press loves to work with individuals to help create beautiful invitations and wedding stationery. Kate is dedicated to providing specialized designs that will perfectly match your personality and the wedding as a whole.

Located in Madison WI, Flying Rabbit Press is committed to using high quality materials and craftsmanship using a vintage letterpress. Whether you come in and have no idea what you want or already have an idea ready to print, Kate will ensure a beautiful outcome.

Check out some of Kate’s work below.
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Small Business Saturday

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It’s Small Business Saturday! A small business is officially an independently owned and operated company that is limited in size and in revenue depending on the industry. We have to say that the small businesses we know may be limited in size but not limited in creativity, drive, passion, or work ethic. Shout out to all our small business colleagues and friends and we encourage everyone to go out and support small, local businesses not just today but everyday. 
#smallbizsat #shopsmall #lovewhatwedo #smallbusiness #girlbosses #momtrepreneurs
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Destination Weddings: Around the World (2 of 2)

If you are looking to have a unique wedding with a gorgeous view, why not have a destination wedding? The best part about it is that you can literally get married anywhere you want. On a beach, in a vineyard, on a rooftop with the Eiffel Tower in the background, the possibilities are endless. Maybe you want to choose a location that is special to your family, such as a favorite vacation spot or where your ancestors came from or maybe even a place that you have always dreamed of traveling too. Whatever you choose, your guests will love being a part of it. Below are some beautiful destinations that will help create your picture perfect memorable day.

France offers a variety of different locations to satisfy every bride, from the city lights to the French vineyards.










The stunning white homes and buildings overlooking the ocean in Greece provide a breathtaking view.










Italy has some of the most romantic cities in the world from Tuscany to Venice and Florence, what better place to have your wedding.










Having a destination wedding is the perfect way to immerse yourself into the culture. One of the best places to do that is in Spain. You can incorporate Spanish cuisine and/or music and maybe even surprise your guests with a flamenco performance.










Sometimes less is more when it comes to decorating for your wedding, especially if you are already in a location that offers a lot, like the while sandy beaches in Mexico.










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Thanksgiving Day Table Ideas

Thanksgiving is a time to gather around a table, be with the people who mean the most to you, and eat one of the best meals of the year. And while the food itself is very important, where everyone sits around deserves just as much attention. Regardless if you want to go all out or are just looking for something different, take a look at these table decorations and layouts to consider for this Thanksgiving day.

Consider continuing the fall season with chalk-painted pumpkins for a center to the table. Chalk paint is the perfect way of turning a pumpkin into something to be admired. You can simply use multiple colors to form a pattern, or put your own personal touch around the pumpkin to bring the table together.

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Gold is trending in the decorating world. Whether it’s small accents or the main element, it’ll be sure to add beauty and elegance to your table.

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For something a little different, consider embracing the calligraphy trend and put it as an element on the table. This table layout found in the popular store, Mangolia, is a great example of how one simple word can bring the table together.

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Everyone loves the kids table, but sometimes it ends up just being a simple fold up card table. Where’s the fun in that? Try adding some decorative touches or even make the table something to write on to keep the kids entertained.

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