Vendor Spotlight: Crescendo espresso bar + music cafe


Every couple is always looking for the one factor that will set their special day apart for their guests. If you are someone in the Madison area looking for something unique to add to your wedding or event in general, look no further. Crescendo is an espresso bar and music cafe located on Monroe Street that offers a wonderful atmosphere and coffee, both in their shop as well as on the road. The founding team of Cait and Paul Sirianni are a duo focused on serving their customers and community well, which they certainly do exceptionally.

Crescendo hosts various events throughout the week to provide local artists with a space to share their talents, creating not only just a coffee shop but a welcoming community.


In addition to their brick and mortar shop, Crescendo travels with their mobile cafe, bringing the goodness of their coffee to your event. You may also see Crescendo in various spaces around Madison, with their pop-up shop featured in other local businesses in the city. To see where Crescendo is or to request a booking for your wedding or event, visit their website


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Valentine’s Day Wedding

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Cherry Blossom Team! We known today is centered around those you love most, so it makes sense that couples choose February 14th as their wedding day. And an extravagant occasion deserves nothing but the best details, especially on Valentines day. Check out these beautiful decoration ideas to spread the love on your Valentines inspired wedding day.



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The Wedding Party: Flower Girl/Ring Bearer (3 of 3)


The final members of your wedding party include the flower girl and ring bearer. Searching for the perfect attire can be fun and exciting, yet somewhat of a challenge. Since the average age of a ring bearer and flower girl are between the ages of 3 and 8, it can be tricky to find something they are excited to wear that also coordinates with your bridal party style. This is why comfort is an important factor to consider while on the lookout. If you are having a summer wedding, opt for something more casual so it doesn’t get too hot, or make sure the flower girl dress isn’t itchy and fits comfortably. While this may not always be the solution, it can definitely help ensure your special little ones are happy walking down the aisle. . Another important consideration is color and style, especially if you are including multiple little ones. Do you want them all to match, match the bridesmaids/groomsmen or the bride/groom? Below you can take a look at some of our favorite show stopping ring bearer and flower girl styles.

Tulle, lace, ruffles, sparkles, you name it, your flower girl(s) will be adorable in whatever you select. White is always a great choice for the flower girl, but blush and champagne are fun options. Matching the dresses to the color of the bridesmaid dresses is another possible choice.

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Similar to the bridesmaid dresses and tuxes, pattern seems to be a nice fit for the ring bearer as well. You can base the color off of your wedding theme or the groomsmen attire. Even though the bride is the center of attention, dressing your handsome little gentleman in one of these outfits will be a hard act to follow.

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The Wedding Party: Groomsmen (2 of 3)

You didn’t think we forgot about the men, did you? Now that the perfect dresses for your bridesmaids have been found, it is time to find the groomsmen attire. Whether you are looking for something sophisticated, unique, or casual, there are some important things to take into consideration during your search. Take some time to make sure the color and style of tux coordinates with not only the bridesmaids, but with the overall theme of the wedding as well. You should also consider, dressing the groom in something that sets him apart from the groomsmen. Below are some great ideas for your wedding style of choice!

Classic black and white looks crisp and clean making it a good option for a more formal wedding. Navy is another popular choice that goes with nearly everything.

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Looking to have a more casual wedding, no problem. These options would work great for an outdoor or rustic wedding.

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Since mismatched bridesmaid dresses is a popular trend, why not try it for the groomsmen as well. Again, you can do so with different colors, styles, or both.

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Adding color or mixed prints to the groomsmen attire is another fun option to consider.

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The Wedding Party: Bridesmaids (1 of 3)

So you just got engaged and it’s time to pick those special ladies that will support you throughout the journey to your big day. Once that decision has been made, you are all off to find the perfect bridesmaid dresses. What better way to show your appreciation than by making those closest to you look as beautiful as ever. Below are some of the most popular and exciting bridesmaid trends.

If you are looking to keep a traditional feel to your wedding, choosing to have the bridesmaids wear the same color and dress is the way to go.

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Looking for something a bit more unique. Why not try a different style of dress, but all still the same color. This way the ladies will be able to choose a style that best fits them and their personality, while still having your wedding party look put together.

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Today we are seeing more and more brides choosing to have their bridesmaids wear different styles and colors. Some decide to go with different shades of the same color, while others opt for completely different colors, but all still within the wedding theme and color palate. Just make sure if you choose this route you spend time ensuring the mix of colors are nicely balanced.

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For those really looking to make a bold statement, pattern in bridesmaids dresses is a fun trend to consider as well.


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The Great Outdoors

Picking the location of where to host your wedding day can be one of the biggest decisions in the planning process. Instead of looking at traditional indoor venues, people are now venturing into the outdoors to use nature as their wedding space. Whether that is in a field, in the forest, in the mountains or on a beach, these locations are growing in popularity.  The Wisconsin weather can make outdoor weddings an adventure but the payoff is huge!

Specifically, forests have become increasingly popular and make a unique and bold statement as a venue. If you’re the type of couple who loves the pure beauty of nature, a wedding day spent in the amongst the trees might be for you. With raw beauty at the center of the outdoor wedding design rustic and elegant elements meet in a beautiful way. Check out these outdoor wedding set ups for ideas for your ceremony or reception in the great outdoors.




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Geometric Wedding Trend

Geometric décor is a current trend that will continue to be seen more and more in weddings. It adds great detail to any theme and color palate. The unique shapes give your wedding the perfect chic vibe. So why not try incorporating this awesome trend into your wedding day with invitations, centerpieces, backdrop, or even your cake.

Metallic gold and bronze are the most popular for geometric décor, while adding darker colors into flowers or table settings will make any wedding more modern. Maybe you’re more of a vintage or whimsical bride. Soft romantic colors, and adding in some greenery or succulents will do just the trick. Below are some of our favorite geometric décor ideas!



































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