We recently had the opportunity to work at a very charming local venue in Waupaca, the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast. This 1880's Victorian farm house sits along the Crystal River and instantly takes you away from the stresses of life. For an early fall wedding the weather this particular day felt more like summer. The bride was absolutely stunning and everyone I spoke with was in high spirits. After a short walk along a rustic trail we had lined with vibrant fall color flowers, you found yourself along side the river where the ceremony would take place. The reception was also held on the grounds, in a cooled tent, with a catered dinner. Enjoying gems like this is one of the many reasons I love my work.
Click for more information on the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast or to see more of our photos here and some Distinction Photo pictures here. Comment below if you would get married here or if you have ever visited the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast.
The appearance of the groundhog this past weekend has left me with hope that the long days of winter will soon be a memory. But since we still have a few weeks to go, all one can do is make the best of what Wisconsin winter will bring. As for me, I am growing use to the long hours of darkness. In fact I took inspiration from a recent starry night for this board. Lose yourself in the feeling of magic and closeness that only night can offer. Imagine yourself taking pictures with a full moon in the background or the soft glow of candles at your receptions. Regardless of the season, you are always guaranteed the wonder of nightfall and a show of evening lights. Whether they are from Mother Nature or mankind, both can offer unique beauty. If you need more ideas or help creating your own starry night to remember contact us.
In honor of our country and the wonderful holiday we celebrate on the 4th of July, Independence Day, I would like to share some wonderful wedding inspiration. How fun would it be to tie the knot on the 4th and show your Patriotism. I found these super cool ideas at Bridal Guide. Click here to see for yourself. Let me know what you think below.
So the other day, my husband, who by the way is a devoted fisherman, says to me,
"Would you ever use a spinner in a boutonniere?"
After I finished laughing at him and actually thought about what he said, I started to like the idea. For those of you who are unfamiliar with fishing, a spinner is a type of fishing lure, like the one shown on the left. I can honestly say that fishing lures are one item I have never been asked to use, but my husbands question makes me wonder if anyone would actually want a fishing lure(s) accenting their flowers. Of course I understand this idea is not for everyone, and even some grooms-to-be may have a difficult time convincing the bride-to-be or vise versa. But I could see this idea as a unique way to add your personal touch to your wedding flowers. It's really not that far of a stretch from all the other items used to add "bling" to flowers. Fishing lures come in so many colors you would most likely find one to coordinate. And if added to the boutonnieres the men would have a keepsake they may actually use! OK, so maybe my husband on to something?
So I am asking for your help, please take a second and vote in my poll. Let me know if you like the idea of fishing lures and flowers.
So this week I was spending some time going through some photos that I haven't had time to post. Well, I came across photos for wedding that I designed for that took place at Lensmier's Village Gardens. The photos made me remember how much I absolutely loved this wedding location. This wedding was the first opportunity I had to visit this very intriguing local. Funny thing is I have lived and worked within 20 miles or so of this place and I had never even knew it existed.
Upon the day of the wedding, I arrived with the flowers and was completely blown away. I literally felt like I had stepped out of the city into a secret garden. The staff was still setting up the chairs when I arrived. One of the staff, sorry I didn't get her name but she was very friendly, showed me around and helped me get situated. Every other staff member I happened to cross paths with after her was just as courteous and helpful.
I happened to find myself with some extra time to spare while I waited for the wedding party to arrive. So I spent some time wondering around, exploring this wonderful gem. I truly enjoyed my afternoon discovering different flora and sculptures at every glance and turn I took. My absolute favorite was the gigantic, working wind chime. I'm going to guess it was at least 25' tall.
So, if you are looking for a beautiful place to have an outdoor wedding in Central WI, I would happily recommend Lensmier's Village Gardens. It is on top of my list for favorite outdoor ceremony locations.
To see more picture of Lensmire's Village Gardens and Andrea & Garrett's wedding click here!
Lensmire's Village Garden
2811 Porter Court, Plover, WI 54467
Faye K.-Owner/Designer at Blooming Envy since 2005.