Parfrey’s Glen Styled Shoot

At the end of May, we hiked up to Parfrey’s Glen to set up this gorgeous shoot. With the nature inspired invitation suite, the breathtaking florals, the dainty macaroons, and the perfect backdrop, we couldn’t have dreamt up a more perfect day. Despite the heavy thunderstorms that were rolling in, Booth Photographics seamlessly captured all of the beautiful elements coming together.

Event Design and Coordination by Cherry Blossom Events; Photography by Booth Photographics; Invitation and Paper Goods by Saffron Avenue; Florals by Daffodil Parker; Hair and Makeup by The Purple Chair Salon; Baked goods from MsCo. Patisserie; Candlesticks and Vintage Mirror from A La Crate Vintage Rentals; Models from The Rock Agency; Table Runner from Silk and Willow; Rentals from Event Essentials

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Vendor Spotlight: 13thirteen

13thirteen is the newest venue to grace downtown Madison. We were absolutely thrilled when they asked us to style a shoot featuring their new, industrial space. To celebrate their upcoming opening, we had the pleasure of interviewing managing member, Rod Ripley.

Why did you decide to open 13thirteen?

Downtown Madison really needed another option in venue’s that were unique but affordable at the same time. There was also a lack of any event spaces in the area with a real urban or industrial theme, such as what 13thirteen offers.

What is the capacity for your venue?

155 seated

What makes your venue unique?

The venue is so unique because it is such a versatile space. All of the amazing original features are really brought out in the design; 16 foot raw wood ceilings, 3 giant metal and glass overhead doors, originally restored skylights, exposed ductwork and pipes, reclaimed wood and metal accents, huge re-purposed sliding accent doors, polished concrete floors, and amazing accent walls. Much of the decor and brick were re-purposed from the building. It is truly a place that can be dressed up to the most elegant affair or dressed down to a casual party. Not many spaces have the ability to easily morph to fit any possible party or wedding theme like 13thirteen does.

What amenities come with the venue?

We have round tables and white wedding chairs. There’s also a large handcrafted wood and metal private bar, beautifully decorated private restrooms with huge trough style concrete sinks. There’s also on-site parking that can be reserved for their special day and in house catering.

How would you describe your ideal couple?

Our ideal couple would be one who can look at the space with an open mind, see the beauty of what’s already there, and envision how their theme could fit the space.

If you’re looking for a unique venue for an upcoming wedding reception or any other event, check 13thirteen out here!

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Vendor Credits:

Photography: Maison Meredith
Floral: Alluring Blooms
Event Design and Coordination: Cherry Blossom Events
Venue: 13thirteen Madison


Trend: Geode Details (2 of 2)

Earlier this week, we highlighted some ways we’re seeing geodes and raw stones used in wedding celebrations.  And today we’re talking about a few more!  And as always, we’d love to hear what you think!  Do you love the geode trend?  Would you bring elements of it into your own wedding or celebration?

These geode inspired invitations use earthy but bright colors in a really eye-catching way.  Touches of gold embossing add the same kind of shimmer and glitter of the real thing.

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Table numbers are a quick and easy way to fold this trend into the mix at your wedding.  With just a metallic craft pen (and some penmanship skills!), you’ve got yourself a pretty, super cool table number.  Do the same for escort cards and place settings!

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Trend: Geode Details (1 of 2)

The trend that’s cropping up all over weddings is earthy and dramatic.  Geode details are being incorporated into everything from cakes to invitations, so this week we’re looking at some highlights—the most chic ways to incorporate this trend into your own celebration!

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Geode-inspired cakes make a really cool, eye-catching piece Consider using actual stones and crystals as cake toppers and cake table decor.  And we love the sugar crystal-topped cupcakes, too!

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This geode chandelier would add drama and dimension hung over the head table or even over a guest book table.  If you love the natural, raw look of this trend, you could also incorporate the unfinished stones into your bridal jewelry.  As evidenced by these geode bottle stoppers, the trend can be applied to just about any little detail of your celebration!

Later this week, we’ll be highlighting even more ways to fold this earthy trend into your celebration, so we’ll see you then!


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Vendor Spotlight: Linyage

If you’ve ever considered incorporating a family heirloom into your wedding attire (a grandparent’s wedding gown for example) or even just found yourself inspired by the vintage charm of lace, you must consult linyage design house.  Designer Lindsay Ulness and Creative Director Sarah Hrudka want to help brides reimagine their something old and something new.  By incorporating lace either from the bride or from Lindsay’s personal collection, linyage creates a new piece, custom fit for the wearer and imbued with history and one-of-a-kind charm.  

linyage also creates vintage-inspired lingerie, lace toppers, and more.  If you’re interested in having a unique piece made for your wedding, linyage is the answer—check out photos of their work here and their Facebook here.