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!

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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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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.

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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


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.  


Vendor Spotlight: EZPZ Marquee

If you’re looking for an easy way to make a bold statement at your wedding, look no further! EZPZ Marquee offers fun, oversized marquee letters made out of metal and wood to make your wedding truly stand out! Rent out single letters to create your own personal signage or choose from a selection of predesigned signs. EZPZ Marquee also rents out string lighting and other fun decor. On top of that, they even make their own custom wood signs to make all of your Pinterest dreams come true! What are you waiting for? Check them out here!

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CBE Owners’ Monirose Bespoke Gowns

Before this year’s annual Frostiball at the Overture Center for the Arts,  Andrea and Sarah, owners of Cherry Blossom Events, partook in a very special process.  Each had a custom gown created for the event by Monirose, a bespoke bridal gown designer in Madison, Wisconsin.  

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Considering a custom wedding gown?  Andrea and Sarah share their experience with Monirose Bespoke Bridal:

We loved the experience of selecting fabrics and having such a personal experience with fashion.  It was amazing to see all of Monica’s beautiful work and watch her sketches come to life. We would recommend a custom gown with Monica to anyone!  It’s amazing to have a dress created just for you and your shape.  It was especially lovely to share the experience with each other for such a fun night out for us!


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