Mothers Day Gifts for the Mom Who Has It All

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Not sure what to get for mom this upcoming Mother’s Day?  Consider these thoughtful gift ideas that won’t break your budget, add to her clutter, or be forgotten any time soon.

+You’ve done flowers before, but consider a hand-crafted paper bouquet that will last quite a bit longer.  Displayed on a bookcase or dresser, the “flowers” will be a visual reminder of your love—and craftiness!

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+Write her a letter.  Take some uninterrupted time to sit down and think of all the reasons you love and admire mom.  She’s sure to hold on to it, and sure to reread.  What a fantastic gift for a person who works so hard.

+Create a photo slideshow of you two throughout the years.  Set to a song you know she loves or that has special meaning for your family.

+Compile a coupon book.  Sometimes the greatest gift is a helping hand.  A book of coupons that she can redeem throughout the year will take a bit of pressure off of her.  Add things like “1 free car cleaning”, or “breakfast in bed.”  

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+Plan a mini-vacation!  Chances are your mom has a lot on her plate.  And chances are there are things in her own backyard she’d love to do, but hasn’t gotten around to  yet.  So this Mother’s Day, make a list of the shopping, dining, outdoor, or any other activities she’s been wanting to check out.  Then spend the weekend crossing off as many as you can!


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Gift Ideas for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we are reminded of how grateful we are for mothers everywhere. While there isn’t a single gift we could give to encompass everything that they do for us, here are some gift ideas for you to give the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom on the day of your wedding to show your appreciation.


Show your mom how much you mean to her by gifting her a piece of jewelry. To make it extra special, get a mother and daughter necklace for each of you to keep.









Custom Handkerchiefs:

Write a personalized message on a handkerchief to give to your mom on your wedding day. This functions as both a keepsake of your wedding and a tissue to wipe away her tears as you walk down the aisle.










Coffee Mugs:

Coffee mugs are a very practical and useful gift that any mom is sure to love! There are so many fun designs out there to choose from or try your hand at designing your own at a local pottery shop.


Keepsake Boxes:

Personalize the bottom of the box by writing a thank-you note that will last forever. Another fun idea is to include a piece of jewelry inside the keepsake box for an extra surprise.









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Vendor Spotlight: Brandi’s Bridal Galleria

You deserve to feel special and pampered during your wedding dress search.  That’s exactly what Brandi’s Bridal Galleria strives to deliver!  Brandi’s is known for their wonderful selection of high end, fashion forward gowns and their affordable prices—the best of both worlds.  

Brandi of Brandi’s Bridal grew up in Monroe, Wisconsin and studied Fashion Merchandising and Design at Illinois State University.  After working in the industry in jobs in San Francisco and New York City, she returned to her roots in the Midwest.  She opened Brandi’s Bridal in 2003 and it has been named “Wisconsin’s Best” place to buy your bridal gown 10 years running by Wisconsin Bride.  The Galleria also boasts a wide selection of bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and prom dresses as well as tuxedos.  

Brandi’s Bridal Galleria is located in New Glarus, Wisconsin.  You can schedule an appointment via the number listed on their website here.  



Metallics are popping up in weddings everywhere, as of late! Adding touches of metallics like rose gold, brushed bronze, and copper is a great way to make a bold statement at your wedding, and can be different metallics to use than the more typical silver and gold elements.

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You can do this by adding faux flowers made of steel to your bouquet. If you really want to change up the traditional floral bouquet game, try creating a metal broach bouquet. This doubles as the perfect wedding keepsake as well!










Adding metallic elements to your tablescape will instantly give off a more sophisticated look. If you’re going for a more industrial look, exchange white wedding chairs for metal chairs!

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Using foil for the lettering on your wedding suite or as the backsplash of your envelopes is the perfect way to get your guests excited about your big day! With lots of colors and styles to choose from, you can incorporate this into your other wedding colors easily!











Infuse metallics into your cake by using metallic edible paint to brush on a simple design or pattern. If you’re looking for a more simple way to accomplish this, just add a metallic topper to your cake.

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It’s all in the details! Simple metallic accents like metallic candle holders and flower vases will greatly impact the overall look of your wedding. Create a shimmery photo backdrop using sparkly tones of gold, silver, and copper ribbon.

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Real CBE Wedding: Sarah and Brian // September 26, 2015

Late last summer, we had the honor of being a part of Sarah and Brian’s beautiful wedding day at The Edgewater.  The reception took place at Luther Memorial Church, and Paper Antler Photography did a stellar job of capturing the couple’s and families’ joy throughout the day.  Congratulations again to Sarah and Brian!

P.S.  On Sunday, April 24th, Cherry Blossom Events is producing Ever After Wedding Show: A Luxury Showcase of Details Designed to Inspire.  Learn more and purchase your tickets here!

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Vendor Spotlight: Maison Meredith Photography

Vendor Spotlight: Maison Meredith Photography


This husband + wife duo has combined their love of photography and their passion for investing into the marriages of others to capture authentic, natural moments that you’ll never want to forget! Maison and Caleb are dedicated to making your experience everything you want it to be. They strive to go above and beyond your wedding photo expectations and fully support your marriage. What more could you ask for?

We simply can’t say enough good things about this wonderful couple and the beautiful photos they take! Lucky for us, Maison Meredith Photography is based in Madison, WI. However, they love any chance to travel!

Their work has been featured in The Knot, The Black Tie Bride,, Style Me Pretty, and Wisconsin Bride Magazine (just to name a few)! Head on over here and check them out!





























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