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Door County = Destination Wedding

 

 

 

I would say that at least 75% of my calls I get are people coming to Door County to get married. Great memories of family vacations from their childhood,or their Grand Parents or an Aunt have a cottage or home here, are just some of the reasons people want to get married here. We have been called the Nantucket of the Midwest, Island of B&B’s with some Great Resorts, beautiful beaches and the view to go with it all.
Some good advice if you would like to get married here-
Plan ahead and start early, we are pretty booked up a year in advance.
Be open minded, we have so many cool a different places to have ceremonies and receptions.
Remember your guests will be traveling here also, make it fun plan it out as a long extended weekend for all family and friends.
Yes and of course, I’m going to say Hire a Planner, I’m here…Your not, I have a list of vendors and excellent people I work with daily… that you will love!

Spring Inspiration

The other day a friend and I where having lunch, as soon as I sat down I noticed she had a New Vera Bradley! It was such a delightful pattern and the colors just screamed Spring.
Joking around I said thats my New Inspiration for a board….With that she challenged me…Way to easy!

Kudos to- First Row- Garter- Lola In Lace at Etsy. Second Row- Invitations-

Yours Truely Invitations at Etsy. Third Row- Paper Hearts – Paper Polaroid at Etsy.

Forth Row – Pink Floral Fascinator – Which Goose at Etsy.

I even found this adorable Cake that matched.

How amazing this this decorator, Look at the details!
All other photos MS and the Knot.

 

Fall in Door County

        Fall has always been my favorite season…I love the sweet smell in the air and the cool mornings, warm fires at night as the dew sets in for the evening. It’s a time for pumpkins, scarecrows and delicious fresh apples. Most of the time I can wait for the first of the Honey Crisp to come into season I will admit it’s the only time I like apples when they are fresh off the tree. One thing I love to do also is drive down the country roads and take in the views and of course I have to stop by every farm stand and market I see. This is also my season in the garden; I have a love for asters, crazy colored kales and fall anemones that are way to pretty to look like they should be blooming in the cool days of autumn. The Colors of the trees here in Door County are amazing, the leaves are already starting to turn for the year, due to the chilly summer we have had and I am just ok with that because that means it’s time to make an apple pie or two.
Enjoy the season!

autumn trees

barn window

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Awesomely Manly Boutonniere’s

Ok! Just how adorable are these?  Wait, I mean how Awesomely Manly are these. 

All right it’s his day too….Wouldn’t he just flip when he saw his own personalized boutonniere…Something that shows his style! 

I love these…and what and awesome conversation piece!

Fritts Rosenow Bespoke Boutonniere’s

 

10 Secrets he’ll never tell you!

I was thumbing my way through some Wedding Magazines today, I came across this and got a chuckle..I wanted to share!!

1) He wants to register for one item on his own, even if he never uses it.

2) He cares about the music so much, he’ll pay the DJ a bonus not to play “Celebration.”

3) He has inexplicably developed a sixth sense; When the phone rings, he knows it’s your mother. He’ll start answering the phone again after the wedding.

4) He worries he won’t look half as good in his Tux as the little man on the cake does.

5) He liked taking dance lessons but wishes they’d included the funky chicken.

6) He may be nervous about his hair and may reach for the mousse . Don’t let Him!

7) He wants you to take his name, no matter what he says. Unless your name is Springsteen, in which case he’ll take yours.

8 ) He never really wants to know which friend gave you which gift at your lingerie shower.

9) He doesn’t want to write his own vows, because he really likes the ones in the book.

10) He is as excited about the wedding as you are, Seriously!

Writing credit goes to Mark Bazar- Hilarious

 

Uggs “I DO”

Would you wear Uggs on your Wedding Day?
Personally, I say “Heck Yea”
First..It’s your Wedding! You Do, What you want to Do!
Second…Uggs are so Comfy. If the Bride gets to wear hers! Can I wear mine?

Kids and Weddings

The Good…The Bad…The Funny!

One question I get asked a lot is should we or shouldn’t we have kids at or in our Ceremony? It’s one of the hardest questions to answer, because lots of people have kids. It’s a personal decision…either way! My best advice is to accommodate, Yep, accommodate best advice ever! If you are having kids and your family and friends are bringing them to the ceremony, make sure you let them know if thier youngster gets a bee in there bonnet and can’t sit quietly during the ceremony you have someone (usually a teenager of the family) who would rather be playing with them outside or in the church basement. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people will try and sit through a ceremony with their child whimpering or crying or just making a fuss. Which “Yes” I am going to say it..Really ruins the ceremony for everyone.

Next…if you have kids in your wedding like Flower Girls or Ring Bearers. Please realize you can practice walking down that isle a hundred times and when the big day comes and lots of people are looking at you, it’s not that easy anymore. Whatever you do don’t force them, and please do not make them stand in front of everyone during the whole ceremony…or your asking for trouble!  Kids are kids…and whatever funny, silly things they do going down the isle..like a 3 year old insisting she hands a flower petal to everyone lining the isle, really only makes your wedding more special.

It’s been along time…

I know… I know been such along time since I posted! Sorry…I have been so busy…It’s all the little things that add up. I’ve had multiple posts and thoughts swirling in my head…that I’ve been wanting to get on here.
I am working on them now..Whew…I am going to feel so much better because I can empty those filing cabinets in my head!
Hope everyone is having a Great Spring!!

Love = PomPoms

Me of course being naturally drawn to these because of the color and texture. Paper lanterns have been in for a few years but I find these to be a better alternative. They are lightweight great eye catchers and can come in every shade you can imagine. Cluster a whole bunch in a group hanging at all different heights, hang them in trees (as long as the weather service says no rain in the forecast) string a line them with fishing line hang from ceiling or from the backs of chairs. How adorable to use one of these little cutes as a napkin holder. The possibilities are endless!!  Cute, Cute, Cute!!

 I found these at  Etsy…search out Pom Poms.

Something Old, Something New


Wondering where the saying came from?

The often unquoted last line of the traditional bridal saying gives a hint at its origin. The complete phrase is: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

A sixpence is a coin made of silver and worth six pennies that was minted in Britain from 1551 to 1967, indicating that the wedding tradition of the bride wearing something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue is English. Many sources say that it began in the Victorian era.

Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy. “Something old” symbolizes continuity with the bride’s family and the past. “Something new” means optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead. “Something borrowed” is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family. Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, “Marry in blue, lover be true.”

And finally, a silver sixpence in the bride’s shoe represents wealth and financial security. It may date back to a Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck. For optimum fortune, the sixpence should be in the left shoe. These days, a dime or a copper penny is sometimes substituted, and many companies sell keepsake sixpences for weddings.

Looking for ideas for something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

Try these.

 

Something Old

  • A locket containing a picture of your great-grandparents
  • A family Rosary for the ceremony
  • Antique combs, pins, or barrettes
  • A baby bracelet from a family member used around the base of your bouquet
     

Something New

  • A key to your new home, if you’re moving in together for the first time, hidden in your bouquet wrap
  • A lucky penny minted in the year of your wedding
  • Everything else!
     

Something Borrowed

  • A flower from a loved one’s garden, “borrowed” for your bouquet
  • Dad’s handkerchief, tucked under your bodice
  • A fur stole, for a winter wedding
  • Any jewelry you’ve been eyeing on a friend or a family member
     

Something Blue

  • The sash on your dress
  • A bouquet of blue blooms
  • A blue garter or undergarment
  • Sapphire jewelry
  • A blue pen, for signing the marriage certificate

Thanks go to Martha Stewart and Real Simple

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