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Charming Springtime Garden Wedding

I’ll never, ever grow tired of garden-set affairs. Maybe it’s the abundance of blooms or the complete air of romance, but it seems the most perfect place to marry and the proof is at our fingertips. Sunshine Daydream Events coordinated the day, Lilypots designed the florals, and Lexia Frank snapped every detail you don’t want to miss.


The Vision:
Artists themselves, Doug and Leia wanted to tie in their love of art history throughout the wedding. Using Gustav Klimpt’s ‘The Kiss’ as inspiration, they had Illustration artist Joanna Bush design a personalized ‘Kiss’ Illustration. The custom artwork hung in the reception, was used in the invitation suite, as well as the cake.

Wedding Dress:
Leia found the perfect Allure Bridals dress, but it lacked the whimsical cap sleeves she had envisioned. An extra yard of the scalloped lace was ordered, and was seamlessly added- giving that whimsical look Leia wanted.

Doug and Leia designed their engagement ring together and had it made in Wilmington North Carolina by local jeweler, Scott Rhodes. The ring is rose gold and has an Edwardian antique look even though it’s brand new. One very old element however is the Old European Cut diamond. The opal tear drop are the same color as the Spring Azure butterfly that flutters about the farm.

Leia chose an unstructured bouquet featuring succulents, dusty pink roses, coral peonies, sweet babyrose, lavender, blue thistle, blue muscario, scilla, ivory and pink astilbe, white stock, and seasonal herbs/berries for added interest.

Custom Cocktails:
Doug and Leia combined their last names for the “PratapaDink-ini”. A delicious grapefruit/citrus and basil vodka martini. “The Yes Dear”- One of Doug’s bourbon concoctions with Sprechers Ginger Ale.

Live Entertainment:
Guests drank signature drinks and danced in the evening sun to the musical talents of The Brothers Quinn- an incredible bluegrass/folk band that dress the part! They are normally a four piece bluegrass/folk band but for our wedding brought in two guest performers to play harmonica and guitar as well.

Vintage China:
Leia collected all the mix-match china for table settings as well as dessert plates.

The cake was a mini Raspberry buttercream cake decorated with a Klimt swirl motif. The cake topper was a paper die cut of “The Kiss” by Klimt.

Photography: Lexia Frank Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Stacey Syverson Of Sunshine Daydream Events | Ring: Scott Rhodes | Caterer: Gooseberries Market | DJ: Double Platinum DJ Services | Band: Brothers Quinn | Bridesmaid Bracelets: Allison Story | Dress Boutique: Katherine Simms Bridal | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals | Florist (bouquets): Lilypots | Hair/MU: Clear Waters Salon | Invitation And Program Design: Leia Pratapas And Joanna Bush | Rentals: Lakes Area Rental | Video: Kevin Larson

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Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry

Pretty doesn’t even begin to describe what you’re about to feast your eyes on, my dears. Inspired by old world craftsmanship and the jewelry history of Europe, Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry creates truly stunning and unique designs. Each piece is designed by Adam Foster and hand made in his St. Louis, Missouri boutique + studio. I mean, come on, how gorgeous are these sparklers?!

Traveling across the country — and the world — to source incredible stones and to gather inspiration, Adam Foster of Foster Fine Art Jewelry is truly a creative genius. He believes that knowing the source of the materials and the people that cut, mine or make each element of his pieces is crucial to the design process. And we couldn’t agree more. From truly unique engagement and wedding rings to one-of-a-kind necklaces and bracelets, this line of jewelry is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Working with clients across the globe, Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry can help you design something incredible. You can see more of his work in his Etsy shop, as well as on Pinterest and Facebook. To schedule your in-person meeting, give them a call at 314.771.3390 or email info{at}



Romantic and Rustic Photo Shoot at the Baraboo Arts Center

It shouldn’t come as a surprise when I say I love photo shoots. Particularly when they are as stunning as this one from Dani Stephenson. With gorgeous styling, gorgeous light and gorgeous florals from Wild Apples, every image sitting pretty in this gallery will make you swoon and then some.

Art Venue

From Dani Stephenson PhotographyThis is one of my most favorite projects I have ever done.

Last September I walked into this room (touring for a different event) and inspiration hit me right in the face, I knew I wanted to shoot here and I knew what I wanted it to look like. I need more personal projects like this to feed my creativity.

I wanted classic and romantic with a touch of rustic. I wanted to show you my style and my thoughts and inspiration. I love a barn wedding with burlap and mason jars, but it was important to me to show something different to all of you. I think simplicity is lost at a wedding, I wanted to show that simple and classic is gorgeous and effortless beauty wins.

I gathered some fabulous people to help me put this together and I honestly couldn’t be happier with this project. This is so me and what I am inspired by, it was seamless to put this together because I think it as meant to be, everything fell right into place and it was a gorgeous day.

Photography: Dani Stephenson | Wedding Dresses: Saja | Invitations: Kimberly FitzSimons | Hair Stylist: Holly Roll | Arts Center: Baraboo Arts Center | Floral: Wild Apples | Second Shooter: Krystal Muellenberg | Vintage Rentals: A La Crate

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