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The Prettiest Raspberry Bourbon Cocktail to Welcome Spring

I am fully, wholeheartedly ready for Spring even if the weather and calendar haven’t quite caught up. I’m cleaning, organizing, adding colorful accessories and dreaming of springtime sips like the Campagna di Padova from Mint & Lovely along with imagery by Laurelyn Savannah. You’ll find the ingredients below and in 5 minutes you can be on your way to the yummiest Spring cocktailing.

The Campagna di Padova is a nod to all things spring. Our friends at Onesto mixed up this gorgeous cocktail that combines warming bourbon, bitter aperol and sweet simple syrup. Poured into a charming coupe, this pop of pink is a sure sign that warmer weather is on it’s way!

Campagna di Padova
prep time
5 Minute/s
cook time
total time
5 Minute/s
Serves 0Ingredients
  • Bulleit Bourbon 1.25oz
  • Aperol .75oz
  • Raspberries 3ea
  • Lemon juice .75oz
  • Simple syrup .75oz
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients except one raspberry in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Cover and shake for 30 seconds.
  3. Strain mix into a coupe glass through a handheld strainer to remove seeds.
  4. Add remaining berry on the top of the drink for a garnish.

Photography: Laurelyn Savannah Photography | Styling: Mint & Lovely | Restaurant: Onesto | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Charming Church Wedding in Madison, WI

When your relationship has graced the pages of the NYTimes, People, and ESPN, (just to name a few), well you better believe you’ve got the makings of a viral romance. Such was the case for Kate & Brandon who just so happened to meet through an online Michigan football forum, fell in love, and married in a charming church ceremony with The McCartneys Photography behind the lens. Blooming with Daffodil Parker florals and vibrant fall trees, this is one gallery you have to see. Witness it all in The VaultP.S. Got a love story of your own to share? Tell us with #SMPShareYourStory

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From The McCartneys PhotographyWe have a romantic Madison, Wisconsin wedding to share with you featuring a couple with an infectious personality and enough humor to fill five football fields! Kate & Brandon took ESPN & countless other media outlets by storm with their incredible love story! These two met on a Michigan football forum online. The story is absolutely adorable and you can watch ESPNs take on it HERE, or People magazine’s version HERE … or New York Times HERE … Or Buzzfeed HERE, or Washington Post HERE, and Sports Illustrated HERE

Their wedding day was cold, overcast, windy & rainy. But none of that mattered because it was Kate & Brandon’s wedding day and they had happiness written all over their faces! With ESPN’s crew there to document their story, the two of them said “I do” along with the most heartfelt handwritten vows at a charming white historic church surrounded by vibrant fall trees and corn fields in Middleton, WI.

Cold & windy or not, Madison, WI makes for a beautiful backdrop. We photographed them around the steps of the Capitol & the Monona Terrace before heading to the University Club where all of Kate & Brandon’s guests were gathered. The University Club is amazing and so romantic. Kate & Brandon styled it to perfection with painted books for table numbers, florals from the amazing Daffodil Parker, miniature animal figurines painted in silver & gold holding each guest’s place card, and of course an encouraging sign featuring a quote from ‘Vodka’ that read, “Trust me, you can dance”. After entering cocktail hour with Brandon as newlyweds, Kate & her bridesmaids took a hand at the Southern cake pull tradition (where sterling silver charms with special good fortune meanings were placed inside the cake and each lady pulled them out by a ribbon just before the cake was cut) before joining the celebrations. Hints of their personalities were everywhere to be found, from “things you may not know about” signs in both his & her stylings to giant bride-and-groom balloons. Everything was 100% them, and Ann Marie from Reve Madison made sure everything was executed to perfection!

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Photography: The McCartneys Photography | Event Planning: Reve Madison | Floral Design: Daffodil Parker | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Cake: Chris Confections | Ceremony Venue: First Lutheran Church, Middleton, WI | Reception Venue: The University Club, Madison, WI | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka, from BHLDN | Hair + Makeup: Be Inspired Salon | Entertainment: Julliard Jazz Quintet | DJ: Capital Sounds DJs | Groom's Attire: Mens Wearhouse | Officiant: Ceremonies by Design | Bridal Boutique: NY Bride & Groom | Hair Accessories: Lula Splendor On Etsy | Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth | Veil: Blanca Veils On Etsy | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Family-Infused Milwaukee Wedding at Villa Filomena

This wedding is lovely in the way that we normally talk about weddings. With gorgeous blooms by Wood Violet, stunning styling by Tailored Engagements and perfect images from Heather Cook Elliott Photography, it truly has it all. But what makes it absolutely gorgeous is the love this brand new family obviously shares for each other, and that love shows in each and every image in this gorgeous gallery.

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From Heather Cook Elliott PhotographyTo us, the best part of weddings is the fact that we get to witness and honor through our photographs the making of a family. Brides and grooms choose one another and they join their extended families to one another, but really, in saying their vows they create a legal, spiritual, cultural unit that is oh-so-worthy of adoration. On Blanca and Joe’s wedding day these truths were incredibly palpable and made plain for all in attendance to see and feel and be a part of honoring, too. Joe said vows not just to Blanca, but also to her two daughters, brought into the world in a time before he became such an integral part of Blanca’s life. Lucy and Lydia embraced Joe and their newest sibling Henry throughout the day, too, all smiles, all joy from morning hair appointments to dance floor boogies. They embraced their mom as well, and it really is so easy to see in these photographs that for this new family every heart was full near to bursting. We captured their love and happiness in the small details and in the big moments, as the girls serenaded and danced with their mom and helped her dress for the big day; we captured the fun and frivolity as cousins and friends played oversized board games at the reception and a host of toasts were offered to Blanca and Joe; ultimately we captured this family made official and new and whole. Grab a tissue and take a breath – these images to be savored.

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Photography: Heather Cook Elliott Photography | Styling: Tailored Engagements | Floral Design: Wood Violet | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Sweet Perfections | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Catering: Lee John's | Makeup: Tayla LaMacchia | Groom's Attire: Squire | Venue: The Villa Filomena | Ice Cream Bar: Purple Door Ice Cream | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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