{ Alternative Wedding Cakes }

AlternativeWeddingCakes

Changing up the old fashion wedding cake is a fun way to add a personal touch to your day, recently we did a blog on the trend of “naked cakes”, which are SO pretty and an alternative cake idea, but here are some different ideas to change up your fancy wedding dessert + some people just plain old don’t like cake…WHHHAAAAA?! Yeah, but it happens! So, if for some reason you don’t like cake OR you don’t like frosting OR you just would like to add a personal touch to your wedding treat; here are some great ideas to make your “cake” unforgettable!

Okay…maybe this is still somewhat a cake…but it’s still not something you see everyday..A SMORE WEDDING cake with toasted meringue! Uhhh YUM!

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Being a true WISCONSINITE (GO PACK!) and cheese LOVER,  I must say; I do love this idea! Wheels of cheese set perfectly set as a beautiful faux “cake”.

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Another view with a cake made of cheese wheels! Aren’t they pretty!

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How pretty is this beautifully iced layered bunt cake?! ADORABLE and looks delish!

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A layered crepe cake! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this looks + love me some crepes!

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Macaroons are officially on trend and how couldn’t they be…they’re cute, feel fancy, and to top it off…they’re delicious! Here’s a couple AWESOME macaroon stacked cakes.

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Gourmet popsicles! Now that is memorable and looks tasty! Plus, food on sticks when you’re busy dancing is super efficient… :)

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Beacause who doesn’t LOVE rice crispy treats?! AND this is ADORABLE!

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This is not a cake! Well it is a cake made out of sugar cookies and it’s the CUTEST thing I’ve ever seen! What guest wouldn’t <3 their own personal cookie wedding cake?!

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One word. TRUFFLES.

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How to make OREOS look fancy?! Make a “cake” out of them! My husband would think this was heaven…but make sure they’re double stuffed! ; )

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Or how about a cannoli cake?!

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Yep, someone has done it! This is a JELLO “cake”!

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Cake pops! Isn’t this pretty?! And as previously mentioned…food on sticks is just more efficient while dancing!

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Cheese cake bites…YES!

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Isn’t this fun and pretty?! It’s cake…but you don’t see a wedding cake like this often… :)

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Chocolate covered strawberries! What a centerpiece!

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Donut cake?! I happen to just LOVE this idea!

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Dark chocolate + berries = DELIGHTFUL + antioxidants! WIN WIN!

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This is a chocolate chip cookie cake…because who doesn’t LOVE chocolate chip cookies?!

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OR this…

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OR this…

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This is called croquembouche and it’s a traditional French wedding cake! Unique and pretty!

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Chocolate mousse shooters displayed beautifully!

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Cake jars…these could look pretty amazing stacked in the shape of a traditional wedding cake?! Plus, you know what’s AWESOME…?!?…when you get home from a party late at night and REMEMBER you have cake in your PURSE!

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Okay, that is the alternative wedding inspiration for your Friday! Are you feeling alternative?! It’s fun to be unique! It’s fun to be traditional! Heck, it’s fun to be whatever you are! Roll with it! Happy Friday Friends!

~Missy

Ohhh…and don’t forget!!! February 22, 2015 at the Fox Cities PAC…Visuelle Productions Bridal Show is HAPPENING! “For the Best Day of Your Life”

{ AWESOMELY FUN WEDDING IDEAS to KEEP YOUR GUESTS ENTERTAINED }

Visuelle

Wanna have the BEST celebration EVER for you wedding day? I totally think music is key! Bands, DJs, etc. Give me some music and I’ll be entertained all night, HOWEVER, I’m not EVERYBODY! And EVERYBODY doesn’t have the same taste in dancing music; so, here are some fun and pretty simple ideas to keep your guests entertained incase the DJ “isn’t” playing their song! :)

A Photo Booth! These have become pretty popular for weddings these days and guests LOVE them! Jump on the photo booth wagon and rent one for your big day!

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Give them props and masks! These are some of my FAVE kind of masks! HILARIOUS!

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Give them a chalkboard prop to write you a message, advice, etc. These are great for guest book ideas with polaroid cameras!

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Have your guests hashtag and instagram their photos…it’s fun to do and EVERY photo looks better with a little filter!

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Now this is a FUN idea! Get a character artist for the reception! Your guests will LOVE this! Oh my gosh…I LOVE this!

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How about a little cornhole! It’s a fact…EVERYONE LOVES CORNHOLE!

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How about gals versus guys! Fun little competition!

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A super sized Jenga game! I dare you to walk by one of these things and not “WANT” to pull out a block!

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I love life size portraits! I actually paint these for fun! Not joking! Have one that suits you as a couple and guests will have a hoot with it!

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Game table! Some people are dancers, some are card players! This is such an easy way to make sure all of your guests have a GREAT night!

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Flat shoes sometimes just can’t fit in a clutch! Keep your friends and family on the dance floor with this idea! Their feet will thank you!

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KIDS TABLE! Give them an “I SPY” scavenger hunt and a camera! They’ll be entertained for hours. Their parents will thank you, plus who knows you might just have a mini future photographer on your hands!

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Coasters are sometimes a VERY needed accessory! PLUS, what a neat way for guests to think of some advice for you at their convenience!

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Okay, how fun is this?! I don’t know if it’s a boy thing?! BUT, my husband wanted a shot ice sculpture SOOOO bad and I shrugged off his excitement! OOPS! I do wish I would have surprised him with one…it looks SUPER fun and is darn pretty too! Would be perfect for an ice monogram?! Just sayin’… :)

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That’s your weekly FUN wedding inspiration! I hope it adds a little entertainment to your Monday! Now don’t forget for more wedded inspiration, Visuelle Productions has a bridal show coming to Appleton at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on February 22, 2015! Mark your calendars! Cheers!

~Missy

{ Make a STATEMENT…with your NECKLACE }

StatementNecklaces

Are you a statement maker or a less is more bride?! I had a fellow bride ask me my opinion on necklaces this weekend, and I must admit, I felt so honored to be a source of advice for her wedded concerns! HOWEVER, her question was somewhat of a conundrum for yours truly, as I say; I LOVE all fashion, including subtle and statement jewelry. I truly believe a person should dress in whatever makes them feel good, personally, I find myself dressing for statement, but I’m also a lover of minimalistic accessories too! So, my answer to that is to wear whatever speaks to YOU! A few necklace guidelines may be: If your dress is overly detailed, beaded, or embroidered; especially near your neckline, make sure you wear a necklace that adds to the look and doesn’t conflict. Also, watch your necklace lengths and where they fall in comparison to the neckline of your dress. ALWAYS try your jewelry on with your dresses at fittings, you’ll know right away if something isn’t falling quite where it needs to be or if it’s clashing with the details of your dress!

And besides yourself, what about your bridesmaids?! Many brides like to gift their bridesmaids necklaces. If you do decide to give necklaces as gift, how do you make sure all your bridesmaids like their necklace? When it comes to gift giving, I normally follow the rule of giving people things I LOVE or something that downright screams their style! However, bridesmaids accessories can really add to the feel of your style for the day. Especially if, let’s say the bridesmaids are wearing statement red necklaces that match their statement red shoes! All in all, choose a look you would LOVE to wear, however, let their opinions be heard too. Bridesmaids are your beautiful and loving essentials on your day, if you’re questioning how they feel about their look, ask them! They’ll love feeling beautiful with you on your big day!

This blog contains both large and minimal statement pieces I HEART for brides and bridesmaids! I hope you enjoy! Here’s for a future bride, Mary, hope this gives you and all you bridal beauties some neckline inspiration!

 

Starting you all off with the traditional + simple + beautiful… PEARLS! Didn’t see that coming, did you?! :) I’m a traditionalist at heart…can’t help myself!

 

 

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Okay, one of my favorite looks! Love this layered statement maker!

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For my sparkle lovers…how beautiful is this J.Crew stunner!

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How simple and surprising.

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I LOVE this look! Unique + Beautiful

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This IS a NECKLACE! OHHH MY WOW! What a fun statement!

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Love the daintiness of this chain.

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How about a simple stamp of your husband’s initials on one + yours on the other! It’d kill me with cuteness!

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The flow of her veil to necklace makes me happy.

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Flirty and floral.

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Detailed neckline…here’s a simple stunner.

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Love a few layers of pearls and this bouquet!!!

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Antiqued!

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Here’s a sparkly statement!

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Layered lovelies

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This necklace is made for this dress!

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Rope necklace…LOVE…

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Similar embellishment to her waistline…LOVE THIS LOOK!

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Beautiful bib necklace

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Hello Yellow

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Bridesmaid LOVE:

I heart these girls’ pearls!

 

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Bridesmaids would love these accessories!

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Simple and stunning!

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Mix and Match! Same color, but different design…LOVE!

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Okay, my bridal beauts! That’s the good word this fab Friday! Hope you enjoyed and feel the neckline inspiration! AND for all your inspiration and wedding planning needs, Visuelle Productions Spring Bridal Show is coming up February 22, 2015 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center…you should probably go and enjoy some wedded lovelies and great vendors!

 

Til next time,

Missy

 

{ Wintery Table Scapes to LA LA LOVE }

WinterTableScapes

Okay…I’m in holiday cozy mode and let me tell you it’s a good mode to be in! Have I mentioned how much I HEART winter weddings! In these northern parts, they’re somewhat unexpected because everybody is hibernating, especially after January 1 hits. HOWEVER, what better reason to throw a celebration and give everybody you love reason to jump out of their long johns and pull it together! So, to fancy cold weather celebration throwers; here are some wonderfully wintery, warm lighted, and cozy table settings to cure your cabin fever in hot or cold minute! :)

Okay, this picture, inspired this blog! I’m in love with the florals and warmth of this table setting – BEAUTIFUL!

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Are you a winter pastel lover?! They sure do look pretty with the white backdrop! Love this color combo.

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How about winter whites?! Pillar candles, touch of baby’s breath, and burlap – PERFECTION!

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Another pretty for you winter white lovers!

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I HEART rustic decor more than a girl probably should…and love it even more mixed with a woman’s sparkly touch! These log chargers are the COOLEST!

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A similar look with a plaid runner! Love me some plaid!

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Are you a modern minimalist?! Love this! Simple + Clean

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Candles + white lights will always give you that warm lighting you need this time of year!

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Sprig of rosemary?! Perfect addition to these name cards! Love this font too…sometimes are hard to find a great font!

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Or great detail on your napkins + menu holders!

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Perfect use for all those pine cones out in the yard!

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Another great table accessory…cinnamon sticks with berries could give you a great pop of color!

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Or mittens?! This could also be pretty darn cute as a menu holder!

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Alright, my winter table scape lovers hope you are feeling inspired to get uniquely designing those celebratory tables! Warm and cozy wishes to you all for a fab Friday!

~ Missy

{ Emerald I dos }

EmeraldVIS

I’m a tad bit obsessed with emerald right now, I must admit my fave color to wear is black, black, and more black! However the pop of emerald accessories have been intertwining their way into my wardrobe! So, inspiration struck! Emerald inspiration it is for this week! Plus, it feels somewhat Christmasy and I may have mentioned, I’ve also been obsessing over that lately too! ANYWHO, get your emerald awesomeness fix here…NOW! :)

Emerald invites with sparkle on the inside of the envelope! AHHHHHHH!

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Okay, I may have had too much fun with emerald accesssories!

How great is this pop of color with the white…ummm…fantastic!

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For my blingy beauties…how about this Harry Winston stunners:

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Or how GORGEOUS are these?!

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How about this beautiful uncut emerald…ahhh…in LOVE!

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Strappy + Sparkly Shoes

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Or some Gucci classics like these:

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Either way…you must have a fabulous emerald clutch…maybe something like this stunner:

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And if it’s a bit chilly outside…a little Princess Kate inspiration with this beautiful emerald wrap jacket:

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Your bridesmaids would love you forever if you dressed in a beautifully structured gown like this:

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How about table settings! I may be a tad bias to emerald and gold…maybe it’s the Packer fan in me…but it sure looks pretty! :)

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However, this emerald and black looks pretty awesome too:

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How beautiful is this cake! Take a closer look of the fine embossed detail and the succulents add the perfect amount of emerald!

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That is your Friday emerald inspiration! Hope you enjoyed and are feeling green in a good way, not with envy! Thanks for reading!

~Missy

{ CHRISTMAS CARDS + WEDDED THANK YOUS and SAVE THE DATES }

As a newly married or soon to be married couple, you are about to be aware (if you aren’t already) letter writing and thank you writing goes hand in hand with becoming Mr. and Mrs.! Have you done your first Christmas cards yet?! Because that also comes with the “FAM” territory! WHOOT! Love me some Christmas cards! If you’re crazy like me, you look forward and start planning and designing the “family” Christmas greetin’ early October! But seriously…I do! I totally enjoy sending all our family and friends a mailing of warm thoughts and wishes for their holiday…sending some love from our family to their…ya hear! AND since e-mailing has become the new wave…I enjoy getting a little old school and dropping some greetings in the FUR-REAL box of mail! ANYWHO, I’m all about dual purposing if at all possible when it comes to mail-dropping to hundreds of peeps! SO, Christmas cards + Save the Dates or Christmas Cards +Wedding Thank Yous can save on stamps and be made extra special too! Here’s some super cute wording and photo idears to make your WEDDED CHRISTMAS CARDS extra AWESOME!

Classic and Beautiful: “Married and Merry” ;)

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“We wish you a very MARRY Christmas!” Love the black and white with the red writing!

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Cute and Fun! “Wedding bells to JINGLE BELLS”

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Love the rhyming wording on this card, “Warmest holiday wishes from the future Mr. and Mrs”

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Okay…love the wording and envelope! ADORBS!

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“Marry Christmas  to all and SAVE OUR DATE” :)

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Cute + CUTE + DOG CHILDREN CUTE! Always a sucker for love and fur children! :)

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“Merry, Bright, & Engaged”

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Beautiful!

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Maybe you haven’t got the chance to take super awesome engagement photos yet?! Here are a couple Christmas and Save the Date cutie cards that are pretty FAB too!

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If you’re about to take some awesome winter engagement photos…you should probably kill the cuteness out of photos like this!

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OKAY! So obviously the holidays are on my radar! Now get on your engagement photos, card designing, and cute-patootie creative phrases! Your family is going to LOVE going to their mailbox for these things! Happy Friday bridal beauties! Stay inspired..mmmtay! :)

~Missy

{ 15 Reasons YOU want a WINTER WONDERLAND WEDDING }

WinterWedding

You know what’s wonderful about Wisconsin?! The seasons! Yeah sometimes winter may last a bit too long, BUT I still always look forward to the warm and fuzzy feeling I get with the first snow or the beauty of the pine trees all heavy with sparkly, white fluffy stuff, or even the beauty of a country landscape blanketed in the white! Now, it may get cold here sometimes, BUT, I think we forget an outdoor wedding in Wisconsin is still a possibility! With the beauty of gas heaters and fire places, warm beverages, you can create a romantic winter ceremony in the Northwoods no guest will be soon to forget! Here is fifteen ideas why it would be the “COOLEST” warm and fuzzy wedding EVER!

1. You can let mother-nature decorate for herself! How stinkin’ amazing is this landscape and ceremony backdrop?!

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2. You can get married at the bottom of a ski hill like this!

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3. You can get it all warm and cozy while looking awesome too by doing this:

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4. You can add cozy touches like this for your guests! I know this is inside…but you could do this for your outside seating beautifully!

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5. Or like this:

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6. You could arrive on a sleigh and that would be AWESOME! Plus it’s a great photo opp moment for below too! Who doesn’t LOVE sleigh rides!?

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7. You can takes pictures like this! They are pretty awesome when the snow catches the right light!!!

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8.  You can wear fur (or faux fur) and it look like a serious classy gal!

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9. Or if you’re not into fur…how ADORBS and FANCY is this cape and mittens!

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10. Or you could also accessorize more casual and fantastic like this! AHHH…love this pic!

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11. You can get dreamy floral shots with beautiful backgrounds!

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12. Water + Snowy fog = Magical! (Also, another idear for great cold weather accessorizing!)

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13. You can get romantic wedding photos like this:

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14.  Lovely  + Festive + Simple Decor

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15. I must say this looks like a pretty magical place to get married:

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After a beautiful and magical outdoor winter wedding…bring all you guests inside to drink warm cocktails and dance the night away!!! P.S. Don’t forget to invite me…I like winter parties! NOW, remember Visuelle Productions Fall and Winter Wedding Spectacular is going on THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 in Appleton at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 10:30am to 3:00pm! You know you wanna be there…it’s going to be FABULOUS!!! Happy HALLOWEEN Friday friends!!!

~Missy

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