{ Christmas Wedding }

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Is there a more magical time of the year than Christmas?! I truly LOVE LOVE and LOVE EVERYTHING about this time of year! It really is the “most wonderful time of the year” …so why not add to the celebrating with a “Christmas Wedding”?! I’m not going to lie, I may be vicariously living through this blog and wishing I had planned my own Christmas wedding…however…I think that is where a lot of my blog idears come from! So, if you do a Christmas wedding, invite me darnit; so I can vicariously live through you! Now, back to talking about me! 🙂 If I had a Christmas wedding; this is just what I would do…

I love these faux wood and snowflake invites!

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This time of year, most churches are decorated BEAUTIFULLY with trees and pointsettias, so decorating has just gotten easier! Now, if you were me…we would take all our pictures before and have a ceremony when it’s dark (which is 4:00 these days) when all the trees and candlelight can perfectly glow for that warm, romantic, and magical look we’re going for! Love the added garlands in lanterns in these two photos!

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For previously stated before ceremony photo opps! We would find the most fantastically decorated architecture!

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And of course have one of these moments!

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Wear red shoes that almost look like a present!

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Plus, I need this fur…just in case… 🙂

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What better reason for a statement red lip and nail…

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I somewhat in LOVE with this evergreen bouquet, plus I love the smell of a Christmas tree! Maybe I’d add a little red sprigs for Christmas sake!

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Since it’s Christmas, we all need a little more sparkle…I think the bridesmaids would love us FOREVER if they got to wear something FAB like this with their awesome EVERGREEN!

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My flower girls “Extra Sparkle”…maybe gets to carry a cute little Christmas wreath?!

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With the perfect Christmas pillow for our ring bearers…

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Plaid Christmas tie! Yes, Yes, and YES!

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After this GORG ceremony…we should probably take a carriage ride with champagne to the reception hall..

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Where it would be ALL lit up with SOO MANY CHRISTMAS lights you can hardly believe your pretty little eyes!

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Plus TONS of mistletoe! I actually think that might have to be the game to get us to kiss! You kiss under the mistletoe and we’ll kiss like you kiss…eeeehhhhh…ehhhh?!?

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Greenery draped across tables…with candlelight of course!

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Kind of love this look…plus I think it would smell AMAZING!

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Our guests could sign ornaments for our Christmas tree instead of a guest book! How special would those be to read every year while decorating!

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Warm cocktails…mmmmmmm…

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A simple cake decorated with greenery!

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Plus RED VELVET cupcakes…because they’re a family fave AND THEY’RE RED!

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Plus, I think we’d also need a surprise visit from the big man in red for the awesomest photo booth guest photos EVAhhhh!

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Now get planning your Christmas wedding so I CAN come!!! I promise I’ll be good, I won’t cry, I won’t pout! HEHE! Besides all that…sending you all the warmest wishes from mine to yours! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

~Missy

{ 10 Wedding Dresses with SLITS that we LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!!! }

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I’m a self proclaimed LOVER of all and any (well ALMOST all) fancy white dresses! I adore a memorable outfit, something noticeable, something different AND I think these BEAUTI-MOUS slitted bridal gowns cover all those categories. I must admit, a simple slit has been on trend before, however, I’m unsure if I’ve ever seen it in bridal attire! So, to all my bridal beauties; here’s some dresses that might give you a “leg up” on your bridal homework! Consider something daring, classic, and memorable like these 10 LEGGY pretties!

1. Dreamy + Flowy + the perfect amount of leg!

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2. Sleek + Glam + Classic (Would love to see this with a strapp-ier shoe) 0522a487d02e9557683a36a00a382805

3. The lines of this asymmetrical number are delightful! My eyes follow that one shoulder right down to that leg! SO PRETTY!861236325c432b8fa7e754b5e9f9c53b

4. GLAM + GLAM + more GLAM! Now that is a silhouette us ladies love…this style is so flattering! (Her accessories are perfection!)6eb56449887c44b291ef25e20ba94cb6

5. This dropped waste to flowy gown would most definitely have your guests in AWWW! 288def2bc1b571a036a7c7deb94c95c1

6. Classic with a SURPRISE! Beautiful!6b932379a52889275711c587bf73574e

7. Adore those sleeves…lacy “V” and that center cut slit…AMAZING! c0e10a853031c7d39f8a27e581fa40fb

8. This long sleeved + lacy number has me spinning! LOVE that bouquet too…DREAMY! cc6b9ad6f66646c6e29646070bd478cd

9.  This dress makes me wanna get married AGAIN! This fabric, cut, and sparkle is just lovely!c3f6bb14a532b522759d25b764cfb8e9

10. Last, but not least, this perfectly layered + prettiest lace dress! b066430922a19d49e64e21435849a519

That’s my leggy scoop for your Friday! Hope it leaves you bridal beauties feeling inspired! AND make sure you get your bridal cuteness to Appleton Sunday, November 2! It’s Visuelle Productions Fall and Winter Wedding Spectacular at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center from 10:30am to 3:00pm! Come meet Wisconsin’s best bridal vendors “for the best day of your life”!

~Missy

{ Something OLD, Something NEW, Something DUSTY BLUE }

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So I’m all about this DUSTY BLUE color right now, it accents so many color schemes perfectly…you know what looks great with dusty blue?! Here are a few of my FAVE color combos: dusty blue and cranberry, dusty blue and burnt orange, AND dusty blue and mustard yellow! Ohhh and just thinking as I write, but a dusty blue and grey could be a pretty awesome combo as well!

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Now besides looking BEAUT-imous with great FALL to WINTER color schemes, it’s just a classic color that tends to look great on a lot of people. AND in addition you’ll be able to fill your { Something OLD, Something NEW, “Something DUSTY BLUE” } duties perfectly! Here are a couple wedding must haves that I adore in a tad bit of DUSTY BLUE…

Love these simple and elegant invites:

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Now what bridesmaid wouldn’t enjoy a dusty blue dress this darn pretty:

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TIme to accessorize! In love with all these dusty blue pretties:

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Can’t forget about the boys…how ’bout sportin’ some dusty blues too:

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Ahhhh and it looks good on cake too!

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My new fave wedding dessert item…sparkly, dusty blue macaroons:

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Perfect and dusty blue table settings:

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AND I’m in La-La-LOVE with bouquet showcasing some dusty blue:

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That’s the dusty blue scoop for a Friday! Hope you feel a bit of dusty blue inspiration! Now, reminding you for more wedding inspiration, make sure you mark your calendars for Sunday, November 2! There will be a great bridal showcase at the Performing Arts Center in Appleton from 10:30am to 3:00pm! Lots of wonderful local vendors “for the best day of your life”! Happy Friday Friends!

~ Missy

A New Years Gift of Visuelle Productions Bridal Shows

A New Years Gift of Visuelle Productions Bridal Shows.

This pretty much says it all…Happy New Year!!!!

Wedding destination-Northwoods

Good morning WordPressians,

Today we are going to go to our own backyard in search of beautiful wedding inspirations. Many don’t realize it, but Wisconsin is the perfect destination wedding spot for those outdoorsy types and just for those who love beautiful views of lakes and landscapes!

A great place close to the Valley is the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh, WI. It’s so beautiful and the perfect place for any wedding!

Here is a great example of what could be done for the ceremony aisle. Somewhere with a wooded path this would be so gorgeous and just perfect for the fall season that is creeping up on us! The log benches are awesome as well, this is where it’s good to know someone who’s good with a saw 😉 Another great northwoods ceremony idea could be on a lake front. In this beautiful green pasture with the white flowers scattered across the aisle, it’s so beautiful, simple and elegant. Surely a classic.

And even though it may possibly rain somewhere out here in Wisconsin, don’t let it cancel your parade! Have some sort of back up, whether its an over hang for the ceremony and umbrellas for the guests or a cozy barn with cute hay bale seats.  And don’t take for granted mother natures decisions. Take it for the great photo opportunity it is! We all know life is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain!

Here’s an adorable head table. Any type of fruit that matches your color scheme would be super cute as a center piece like these lemons. They are so simple and yet fit the theme perfectly!  Using space scraps of wood to makes signs  all over is perfect as well, or if you have the option available to you, large piece of bark that have fallen off or birch bark. 🙂

Here’s a great way to decorate for the reception. Outside with a touch of class by hanging the chandeliers and the long cozy tables. I love the wooden table numbers.

This is another option for decorating tables for the reception. Very outdoorsy but a little more fancy that the last style. It really depends on what look you are going for. I especially love the draping of the crystals here.

This is so cute for a card table and sign in table. Have the guests each write and individual mini letter to the couple! The use of the old dresser is cute and can easily be incorporated into your outdoor wedding 🙂

I really really love this cake! The lines are super simple but the texture creates depth and the flowers are perfect. Any outdoor wedding could use a cake like this! So chic! The wooden base is also another great touch, just remember to put some sort of sheet down to protect the cake or use a butcher block sealant to make the wood food safe!

For an outdoor wedding, the bride must keep in mind the weather when she’s having her hair done. This style show below may not hold up well on a particularly windy day but it’s oh so cute! And who said no one loves a little windblown natural look anyway 😛 The addition of flowers in the hair would be perfect for the woodsy wedding too!

As well as the hair this dress is perfect for a northwoods wedding, the lace is simple and traditional and the flowing lines of the bottom of the gown are perfect for a warm summer day.

This next dress would be a lot heavier than the first but is still awesome for a northwoods fall wedding. If it’s cooler outside it would be perfect to keep you from freezing. Although if its scorching you may pass out :/ Make sure to keep in mind location and weather when picking out yours and the parties dresses and clothing options. You don’t want anyone super uncomfortable. The happier everyone is the less problems that are likely to occur. Meaning less to stress about the day of!

This is such a chic way to incorporate the blue into your wedding. Of course adding it to your shoes has been really popular and this shiny flat option is great, especially if you’re getting married outside in the grass…where heels may create a problem with your stability 😛 And the bouquet, with it’s combination of real flowers to the cloth flowers in bright blue is adorable and just adds the right about of Pop!

Just for fun here are some gorgeous rings that any Wisconsin bride is sure to love. This one has a really antique feel, as if it were to have been passed on from generation to generation. So classic and beautiful.

This men’s ring is a lot more modern than the women’s, but still fits with the theme. Not as flashy as some rings and I really think a lot of northwoods grooms would like this.

Just because I can, I through this in here! This is a perfect example of why Wisconsin would be an amazing place for anyone outside of the state to consider it as a destination wedding location! Just look at those fields of cranberries! Gorgeous, although I’m not quite sure how she plans to keep that dress after this, but as far as any trash the dress shoots I’ve seen goes, this one takes the cake! You can’t get shots like this just anywhere 🙂 And I”m sure proud to say good ol’ Wisconsin is one of those places!

And as we part, here is a lovely shot of the couple going off to wherever life takes them. Or another option…a grand entrance into their ceremony. Either way, super cute and romantic. And perfect if you’re having your northwoods wedding on the river or lake front!

As you can see there are many wonderful options right out our backdoor! Why not take it for all it’s worth in it’s beauty! For more ideas and these pictures you can go to my Pinterest. Happy Wednesday to all! 🙂
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Wedding Noms (and by Noms, I do mean SWEETS!)

Hello blogging beauties!

Hoping all is well on this dreary Wednesday Wisconsin day. So I’ve been searching around, looking for inspiration for blogs, and I’ve come back to something I love. Food! Who doesn’t love food. It’s what sustains us and keeps us (ME) happy! Without food, well…we’d all be skeletons, and that just doesn’t seem fun. So today I thought I’d bring you some creative food ideas for weddings of all kinds.

Now depending on how rambunctious you are feeling the week before your wedding will determine if you really want to make these treats by yourself, or hire out all of your family and friends to help! (And by hire, I mean guilt them with your love into helping you create delicious memories!)  All joking aside, I’m sure someone out there would love to help!

For recipes go to my pinterest, and find these and more Noms under my Sweets and Noms board!

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They can also be found on Visuelle Productions Pinterest board, Wedding: Deliciousness!

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These delicious chocolate bowls would be a great started to have at any candy, fruit or ice cream bar, just make sure it’s a cool summers day so they aren’t melting all over! I really love how these are made with the balloons, so creative!

For instance, this fruit salsa would be an amazing addition to your chocolate bowls! Don’t you agree? The cinnamon chips are a nice touch though as well.

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, apples, raspberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes. Super simple and oh, so delicious!

These dehydrated strawberries would be a cute favor for any spring or summer wedding, and are just like candy, they are so addictive!

  1. Halve or quarter the strawberries, depending on their size; place on a baking sheet; season with salt and pepper;
  2. Dry in the oven for three hours at 100° C / 210° F.

Another thing that could be added to your “fruit bar” would be these simple fruit kabobs. Pretty self explanatory and a super sweet addition to any wedding food bar.

These next few items are something any wedding Can’t go without! Cake!! Yumm yum. This cake just has a slight spin on your more traditional wedding cake. These truffles are actually uncooked, eggless, cake batter balls. The balls are dipped in almond bark and topped with sprinkles. I seriously can not get enough of anything cake batter-y!!

These cake balls are actually cooked cake. I love the gorgeous red color of the red velvet, mixed with cream cheese frosting and dipped in chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate). This online recipe calls for a box cake, can of frosting and bark, I’d prefer to make the cake from scratch to really have control over it’s density and texture, but this is the much faster, more simple way. Both, tasty! Keep in mind there are tons of way to decorate cake balls, stick a lollipop stick in them and BAM! Cake pops! A hit at any wedding for sure.

For the super energetic bride out there, cupcakes are a delicious way to go, although I wouldn’t suggest you personally make these yourself for your special day, especially for a huge guest list!! They are still a great option for any wedding :)These lemon blueberry cupcakes would be perfect for a spring or summer wedding.  A super light fluffy flavor with the lemon and just the right amount of sweet with the blueberries, you can’t go wrong.

Something I’m sure the child in all of you will love, are these creative and cute popsicle ideas. Pretty easy, but make sure you have enough molds or cups for the amount of hungry guests you have. This is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer’s day during an outdoor wedding.

This next one would be for the more health conscious bride because these are frozen yogurt pops with raspberries!

Like I said before, all of these recipes and the original blogs a lot of these came from can be found linked from my Pinterest, so make sure to check it out for some inspirational wedding food ideas! Now I’m hungry…off to find something tasty to snack on 😛

Happiest weekend to all!

Wedding Theme: Summer Lovin’

Hello Blogging Beauties!

Jess here, offering you another installment of what I find to be beautiful wedding ideas! Side note: Model Your Brand and Visuelle just got back from Florida! There will be pictures up soon to showcase our trip, it was quite the adventure!

So this week I’ve decided to bring to you the fashions and ideas that are oh so popular for this summers/spring’s weddings. Got a little Grease going on with the Summer Lovin’! Old style is Hot right now and you will mostly see this in the cuts of dresses. Colours are going to be bright but mixed with pastels and they will speak volumes!

Here is a gorgeous canary diamond ring. I’m sure any bride would be thrilled to receive this huge diamond. Unless you are absolutely against beautiful things! Or are just really traditional…But none the less, a stunning start to the summer lovin’ idea.

Now we must dress our  bride and here are two different options that are stunning. The first option being a little more simple and classic. Clean flowing lines that would be great for an outdoor wedding in the middle of summer. Just enough bling to add some interest. The second is classic as well and a bit more traditional with some flair from the flower buds all over the gown. I love this ivory colour and really think it would go well outdoors for a more natural feel. The fit it beautiful as well and would be amazing on so many brides!

As for the hair and makeup for the bride, I would really base it on the weather and time frame. If it’s really humid and warm, I’d opt for an updo. It would give you more control over your hair and avoid any frizz! For a calm, beautiful day, flowing hair would be beautiful! If it got way too warm, you could always sweep it up into a loose updo for the reception.

These shoes would be stunning for any wedding, but I love this colour. The extra bling is certainly welcome as well! And not to mention, a pop of colour under the dress has become a huge trend this year and last. Making that colour blue just leaves one more thing checked off your to-do list!

Now you need to dress your lovelies that will be helping throughout your big day! Each of these are beautiful and once again, weather permitting you can go short, or longer for a cooler summers day. The tricky thing about planning a summer wedding is cooperating with the weather that you are unsure of. This colour would be amazing to brighten up any dull moments at your wedding. It adds so much fun!

Make sure to check periodically the week before the wedding and prepare for any unexpected wedding weather blunders. Grab some cute umbrellas for the party, just think of all the awesome photo opportunities that would be available! So just remember to embrace everything that is thrown your way. 🙂

Every bride (I’m sure!) is excited to have flowers at her wedding. These are great for summer and bring in beautiful pastels. Against the yellow in the bridesmaid dresses, this would be enough to pop but not over power! I love the boutonnieres as well, each a little different on the same palette of colours.

This centerpiece would go well with any summer wedding and the colours can be easily altered with different flower choices. The yellow is brilliant though!

Probably one of my favorite parts now, the Cake!!! Yum! Cake pops are a great alternative to the traditional tiers of cake and are just as delectable! Let me tell you, if you get the right baker, you will Not be disappointed! There are so many ways to decorate a table with them as well. Same goes for cupcakes, less of a mess for cutting. Each person already has their own individual cake! MMMMmmmmMMM 🙂

Now that you are full and in need of a thirst quencher, this table of drinks is a cute way to once again add more colour and offer a great variety for your guests. I would recommend putting these in a bed of ice though. Depending on how warm it is, but cold sangria is much more delicious!

Another way to cool off your guests would be to offer this dessert. Different sorbets or gelatos make a great alternative for people with allergies or that want a gluten free option. If you make that extra effort for your guests they’ll feel much more comfortable and your evening will be all that much more enjoyable!

And now, signing out with this  cute way to have your guests sign in with these whimsical corks. Although, you’d have to start drinking up right now, or contact your closest restaurant to start collecting those corks! (I’m already preparing for my wedding to come in the next 27 years…get the wine ready!) The beautiful purple from the different wine is awesome as well and very fitting! 

Hope this was enjoyed by all. We’ve now decided to separate our pinterests. One for Visuelle Productions, one for Model Your Brand and of course my personal. These will still be on my personal, but from now on I will include them in Visuelle’s so make sure to follow both and get the most ideas for your wedding! Happy Monday to all!
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