Vendor Spotlight: Borrowed Bar

Vendor Spotlight: Borrowed Bar

Today’s vendor spotlight is on Borrowed Bar in Madison! Borrowed Bar is owned by Adam and Marla Bergh, a husband and wife team that fired up their business in the Summer of 2017 with a soft launch at an anniversary party for Revel – Madison’s hip new DIY craft bar destination downtown. Borrowed Bar plans to officially launch by end of Fall 2017 with a website and social presence coupled with promotions and contest for rentals. Just in time for brides to book for their 2018 weddings and all the Holiday and New Year parties being planned!

Borrowed Bar rents pre-made and custom tap walls for events. The tap walls allow for a self serve bar where you can provide anything from champagne, wine, beer, coffee, kombucha, soda, and more – all on draft, from a keg! Borrowed Bar staff provides the customized tap wall rental plus the tapworks and gas to move the beverage from its keg behind the wall, to your glass! Owner Marla states that “having beverages on tap at your party is an amazing option and the fun customizations you can apply to your wall are endless. The tap wall is a centerpiece and definitely takes your event to the next level.”

Check out some of of these CBE parties that Borrowed Bar has done as well as a few other parties they have served! This Packer tap wall was perfect for our game day event and cheering on our favorite team (GO PACK GO!) while enjoying some delicious drinks. We also loved how our Old Fashioned tap wall turned out for our Camp Wed retreat featuring calligraphy by Saffron Avenue and was a huge success with our guests!

 

Photography credits:

Angela Mondloch of Saffron Avenue

Marla Bergh of Borrowed Bar

Vendor Spotlight: To Di For

Vendor Spotlight: To Di For

Today’s vendor spotlight is on To Di For Bakery in Madison! These baked goodies are pieces of heaven that most certainly live up to their name! To Di For offers a variety of fresh-baked gourmet cupcakes. Flavors range from the classic vanilla, chocolate and red velvet to deluxe flavors such as Cinnamon French Toast, Java Joel and Botanical Bliss. They also offer seasonal granolas, pale cookies and wedding cakes! Check out some of these mouth-watering creations below!

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Photography:

todiforbaking.com

 

Vendor Spotlight: Cookies by Kate

Vendor Spotlight: Cookies by Kate

“Cookies ought to make you smile when you see them and warm your soul when you eat them.”

This vendor spotlight is shining bright on Cookies by Kate, located in Madison, WI. Established in 2016, Cookies by Kate provides custom made-to-order sugar cookies for just about any special event you can think of! From holiday gatherings and birthdays to showers and weddings, these cookies are as delicious as they are beautiful! They are a festive addition to any dessert spread and make perfect party favors. Flavors offered include Classic Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon Buttermilk, Sugar N’ Spice and Gingerbread. Each cookie is decorated with vanilla royal icing and are sure to brighten up any celebration.

Take a peek at some of Kate’s delectable creations:

 

Photography Credit: cookiesbykatewi.com

 

 

Vendor Spotlight: MinkMaids

Once your man has finally popped the question, and after you answer with an exuberant “YES!”, it is time to say “yes” to the dress. From a very young age, we are all dreaming of our perfect wedding day, especially what we will be wearing while making our journey down the aisle. With all eyes on the bride, it is no doubt everyone wants to look their best. MinkMaids is an amazing resource to help make this dream a reality.

Located in Milwaukee, WI, MinkMaids was formed in 2009 with the purpose of bringing authentic, passionately made special occasion apparel to its equally passionate and authentic customers. Amanda, the founder of MinkMaids, devotes herself to helping each bride find the dress that best represents who they are. With each MinkMaids dress made by hand in the Bay View studio, brides will have a one of a kind custom gown showcasing their natural confidence and beauty. Some of their outstanding work has been featured in Inspired by This, Wisconsin Bride Magazine, Style Me Pretty, and many more publications.

Below are some of the beautiful works of art created by MinkMaids!

Photography Credit:

http://www.minkmaids.com/

http://jennakutcher.com

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http://www.naturalintuitionphoto.com

Vendor Spotlight: Flying Rabbit Press

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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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Photography Credit:

http://flyingrabbitpress.com/

Vendor Spotlight: KP Designs


Flowers are the perfect way to showcase the personality and style of a bride and groom, which is why Kirstie Pence, the owner of KP Designs, loves to meet with clients and come up with beautiful designs that everyone will appreciate and love. Kirstie has always had a passion for flowers. Which comes as no surprise that after graduating from University of Illinois with a degree in horticulture she started her own business and has been designing ever since.

KP Designs, located in Madison WI, specializes in custom floral designs for weddings and special events in the surrounding area. Their work has been featured in Wisconsin Bride Magazine, Brava Magazine, and Style Me Pretty. So take your favorite flower and color pairings and turn them into a beautiful work of art with the expertise of KP Designs. Your wedding day will be one to remember.

Check out some of our favorite KP Designs photos below.

Here is a look into a Cherry Blossom Events collaboration with KP Designs for the Spring Woodlands Party.

Photography credit:

http://www.kpdesignsmadison.com/

http://www.carlymccrayphotography.com/

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