intimate backyard

Have I mentioned before that I love to work on client projects that carry their design details from invitation to thank yous? Lauren & Brady are perfect examples.

Their day started at the groom’s family’s private residence for the ceremony. Since it took place outdoors, Lauren thought it would be best instead of having paper programs to highlight their wedding party via a large chalkboard. Immediately following, guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The Old-Fashioned undoubtedly was the signature cocktail — a Wisconsin favorite. For Lauren, half sweet, half sour with extra cherries, and for Brady, sweet.

The evening continued at the Chippewa Retreat Resort, a perfect lakeside setting. Being beckoned to “join them at the lake”, it was only fitting to name their tables after some local lakes. A sparkler send-off was the perfect way to end a great day. Lauren and Brady’s invitation suite earned itself a gold ADDY® award!


Ceremony Venue: Private Residence / Reception Venue: Chippewa Retreat Resort / Photography: Stephanie Jolin Photography / Cinematography: One Fine Day Productions / Event Design/Planning/Coordination: D’arcy Theiler / Florist: Evolutions in Design / Confections: Eye Candy Cakes / Wedding Party Apparel: BHLDN / Make-up Artist: Motives by Loren Ridinger / Engagement Ring: Ken & Dana Design / Rentals: A La Crate Rentals / Transportation: Stargazer Limousine Service / Stationery & Paper Goods: Sugar Pear Design / Stationery Photography: Twig & Olive Photography | Editorial Feature: Wedding Planner & Guide | Blog Feature: Wedding Lovely


• ADDY® design award winner
• Large format ceremony program
• Signature his/her cocktail bar menu
• Beverage drink napkins with gold foil
• Seating cards
• Table name cards
• Reception dinner menus
• Various reception signages
• Sparkler hangtags
• Personalized notecards

We were so blessed to work with you! You took our vision and made it a stunningly beautiful reality!!

Custom wedding invitations & wedding day stationery design studio based in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Designing for couples & events worldwide.

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