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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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.ย  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!ย  Using space scraps of wood to makes signsย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚
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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!)ย  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 100ยฐ C / 210ยฐ 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.ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜›

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 ourย  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 thisย  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!ย 

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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Diamond Jewelry Up for grabs? Only at Visuelle Productions March bridal show!

Hey Brides! Visuelle Productions Spring Wedding Spectacular is coming soon! Before you know it, we’ll be over with St. Patricks day and on to the show! We’re hosting 65 of the area’s top wedding vendors who are ready to dazzle you with everything new and exciting for your special day. Meet with these fine companies face to face, see, feel and taste their products (lots and lots of cake, people!) Spend the day and let them help you make your wedding plans a breeze. There will be spectacular display’s of cakes, gowns, DJ’s, photographers, floral arrangements, invitations, romantic honeymoon destinations, and more for you to choose from.

Enjoy the professionally produced Fashion Shows at 11:30 am and 2:30pm featuring 5 area bridal salons. Special entertainment prior to the fashion shows and throughout the day. Between the fashion shows the bridal salons will be available to let you view or even try on a gown that was in the show and caught your eye.

The GRAND PRIZE is a magnificent LeVian Chocolate Diamond Pendant Necklace, valued at over $5,000.00 from A&E Jewelers.

A complementary one year subscription to Bride Magazine is included in the show admission, simply by signing in. The first 200 brides will receive a matching wedding band set valued at over $600.00. Every bride will receive a gift bag full of fabulous treasures.

Tickets available only at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center ticket office, bring your groom for FREE.

While at the show, text: Visuelle to 55678 to register with Visuelle Productions to receive a fabulous treat!

Hope to see you all there, this is an event you wouldn’t want to miss so pack your cars full of loved ones and come spend the day with us!

Hey Brides!! This wedding show is one you can’t miss!

Hello to all of our lovely wedding bloggers!
Just thought I’d get the word out again! Visuelle Productions is kicking off their first show of the year at Tundra Lodge and it’s one you won’t want to miss! And come to see our models who have traveled far and wide to bring to you this spectacular event!

Visuelle Productions Wisconsin Wedding Spectacular at the exciting Tundra Lodge featuring two floors with 100 vendors to dazzle you with new and exciting things for your Special Day. Two Spectacular Fashion Shows will be held in the Main Lobby of the Tundra Lodge and will feature 6 area bridal salons. We’ve never done a show like this so you’re in for a treat! Be there or be…Square!
A special entertainment segment will get you even more excited to see the newest of bridal fashions on the runway. The first 200 brides will receive a card for a matching wedding band set and one year subscription to Brides Magazine. Hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the day and a variety of other samples from our amazing wedding vendors. Make all of your wedding plans in one place at the Fall Wisconsin Wedding Spectacular at Tundra Lodge, Green Bay, WI.
What more could a bride want????? A gift bag…Maybe a honeymoon provided by Journeys Unlimited. The more you participate the better your chances of going home with something fun and exciting! I’ve seen it happen ๐Ÿ˜›
Coupons and Tickets available on line or at the door $12.00. Ladies, don’t forget the groom! He gets in FREE, plus I’m sure he would want to help with planning the wedding to the woman of his dreams!

Wedding Theme: PEACOCK

Hey there,

Jess here, bringing you another wedding theme. This time I’m doing another very popular theme this season and that is Peacock!!!!!!! It’s everywhere and the wedding ceremony is no exception! So here’s a little bit of inspiration to help you on your way.

Starting out again is a ring inspired idea, this one though is to keep the rings safely on their way to the bride and groom. Now along with adding feathers here and there, a good start to setting up your peacock themed wedding is to include deep jewel tones like this purple and and blue. Along with bright pops of teal and green!

Next up, a crazy idea for a dress! This first one is probably something you’ll want to stray away from. If you click on the link on my Pinterest you’ll actually find that its a designer gown made in China worth about 1.5…so unless you’re super rich or driven to recreate this yourself!! It’s just a fun dress to look at! On the wayyyy more conservative side, here’s a pretty gown that would fit the feathery theme, in a bit less dramatic way…but Gorgeous none the less! Now under that dress ๐Ÿ˜‰ Something to be found and thrown possible! The garter!! This is super cute and simple but fits the theme perfectly! I think for this theme, its really all about the accessories and details…just accessorizing with a few feathers here and there says a lot! Next up is the makeup for the beautiful bride (and bridesmaids if you feel like sharing!) Stunning and not too over the top I think! Now onto probably one of my favorite parts! The shoes ๐Ÿ™‚ These are just adorable and I’m sure I would get my moneys worth out of these bad boys…Leave the plain white stilettos at home and try these on for size!Now for the women that have been supporting you (hopefullY!) The whole way through. This is a beautiful color that is sure to pop on any skin tone and the dress would just really fall great on any body type because of the design with the ruching and such. . Keep in mind with this theme there are so many directions you can choose to go with color, like all black with bright peacock colored details or purples or greens. I just really think this shade would look great on everyone, and to all those blue eyed beauties, it will surely make your eyesย  pop!

Here are a few cute flower ideas for the men as well as for any special ladies taking part in the wedding. These boutonnieres are gorgeous and have plenty of inspiration to give you an idea of what to create for your own special bouquet! The first is shown with a beautiful lilac colored Calla lily and the second , well to be quite honest I don’t know what each of those flowers are…but! Not to worry, I’m sure the florist you choose will have a much more professional flower eye than I do and can match that up for you! This next bouquet (again, I’m unsure of all the flower names…not to good with that! – but I have been told, it’s better to admit you don’t know than to make a fool of yourself making things up ๐Ÿ˜› ) would make great aisle decorations, as shown in the photo as well as great center pieces. Hey!! I think I see dandelions in there! I know thatย  haha. To accompany any great centerpieces, this peacock detail is minimal but makes a great impact…just depending on how many guests you have…could get pricey (unless you have a personal stash of peacock feathers, and who knows…you might!!! You lucky duck!) One other way of doing it, although each guest won’t get their own feather to keep! I know I would take it, but anyway, you could do every other place setting, maybe something blingy on the odd ones. Very cute though either way. The charger is a gorgeous gold here, but I’ve also seen a very similar setting with an emerald coloured charger and it was fantastic. Now what fun are pretty chargers without pretty food to place on top of them! This cupcake is probably the cutest darn thing I’ve ever seen, and let me tell you…I have a LOVE for cupcakes! Not sure how plausible this would be for a HUGE wedding, that would be something for you and your cake baker to discuss, but I’m so on top of this idea! (Need to try this at home hehe) And this next idea is for a more traditional wedding with the actual cake. Either way, I’m thinking you won’t have very much for left overs! To cut the cake these are just a cute idea of little ways to add the theme throughout! And to finish with a toast! Some hand painted glasses that I’m sure your wedding party would be thrilled to take home and enjoy! P.S. Cute trick I’ve learned on Pinterest, dip the bottom of the glasses in chalkboard paint to be able to customize them!! Maybe not the most elegant idea for these but thought I’d share my wisdom with you for the day! Hope you enjoyed my little piece of wedding bliss! Happy Blogging all!!ย ย  Heide-OUT (follow Model Your Brandโ€™s blog right here on word press and the โ€œOUTโ€ will make a bit more sense :P )

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Wedding Theme: BEACH

Hello All you WordPress”ies”,

Jess here, back with another great idea for a wedding theme! This time I’m going to show you some awesome pictures of ideas for any beach wedding! ๐Ÿ™‚ After seeing all these different wedding options my head just spins when thinking about what I could possibly do for my wedding (17 years from now ๐Ÿ˜› ) Ok so here’s the scoop, whether you go somewhere foreign for a “destination” wedding or somewhere close but “beachy” these are still all plausible and beautiful ideas! Let me know what you think.

Like I said in the last blog, I’m still very new at this so if there is something you wedding lovers would like to see, comment!!! I’m very open to ideas!

So I thought it would only be appropriate again to start with some beautiful rings, this time though it’s a cute idea for a picture! You can’t tell me this isn’t adorable! Frames the rings nicely and keeps the couple in the picture.

Next are some options for dresses. First is the most typical beach dress that you would see, the second one though, goes to show that you don’t have to do the standard a-line flowy dress, although that is just as beautiful. You should really consider where you are having your wedding when you are choosing a gown. This could mean that you would Die of heat stroke in a big poofy dress such as this second one in a super HOT location! And we wouldn’t want that happening! So make sure you dress according to the weather. (Also keep that in mind when picking out the groom and groomsmen’s outfits- if they’re hot and sweaty they are likely to complain and be stinky!! And we know you want a happy fresh groom! ๐Ÿ™‚ haha ) Now to dress your bridesmaids, of course this is just a cute little idea. Miss matched dresses all in the same colour scheme! This has to be my new favorite idea for beach weddings, or even outdoor summer weddings, I’ve never seen this before and I LOVE it! Can’t believe this is the first I’m seeing of this! I need some of these “shoes” for chilling on the beach! Please enjoy my fabulous shoe find ๐Ÿ™‚Now on to some cute beachy bouquet ideas. The first I found was this great “brooch-esk” style bouquetย  made with seashells! This wouldn’t be for everyone because I know many brides want the real deal, gorgeously looking and smelling flowers. But! This is still great! And the next is just a beautiful bouquet of flowers I think any bride would be envious of, but no worries! Show your florist and they’ll whip something out using this as inspiration! Now you just need a beautiful hair inspiration and you’re good to go decorate everything else! I love that the hair is whispy and just kind of up, but still elegant. Keep in mind you can change the flowers in your hair to match your wedding flowers (or shells) and that necklace!!!!!!! OMG. That would be so gorgeous with a simple dress to just add a WOW factor. This is an idea I plan to KEEP tucked away for my big day! Hope you all enjoy this as much as I did! ๐Ÿ™‚Now that everyone is beautiful and fully dressed, here’s a great idea for the walk down to the love of your life! I think this is really simple but I love the simplicity. The beach is already so beautiful, why distract the view?? And the big twine balls are so earthy! Just make sure you have them weighted down with something-or they’ll be sailing away into the wild blue! A cute idea to add into your baskets could be fans for your guests if it’s hot out! Don’t want anyone over heating. Now. This is feel is the hardest part of the beach wedding. The CAKE. To be completely honest, I think that a lot ofย  beach cakes can be generic and frumpy with “beachy” inspiration randomly placed all over. It’s super hard to do a beach themed cake and not be cheesy about it. My suggestion would be to keep it classy and simple! As with everything else, the location and couple should be the most beautiful part of this destination and they should be celebrated! So I found a simple cake that still has beach inspiration! Here’s a cute idea for a head table, this isn’t shown on aย  beach, but depending on your location and if they have a gazebo type dealio this would be fabulous! Here’s another table idea possibly for your guests. This one is also not shown on a beach but I think it would go beautifully! To add onto your table here a some cute little ideas! Both are DYI, although I’m sure you can find already made candles like this. Check out my Pinterest to find out how to make these! The “fireflies” in a jar are to die for! I can’t wait to make this and put it everywhere! And I’m just going to leave you with some cute photo ideas for beach weddings. I could go on and on showing you adorable pictures, but I know I’ll start to ramble! And who wants to hear me ramble haha! First of all, I love anything remotely close to “photo-booths” and I think the frame idea would be super fun for your guests! Think “pinching” someone’s head, or “holding” them above the water, haha, I can see it now!

This last one is gorgeous and pretty self explanitory ๐Ÿ™‚

To see the credit information for these and other ideas follow myself or Visuelle on Pinterest! :) Happy Monday all, and watch for more fantastic blogs from Visuelle!

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