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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 | Styling: Mint & Lovely Studios | Restaurant: Holey Moley Doughnuts

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.

Colors
Seasons
Fall
Settings
Luxury Venue
Styles
Elegant

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: Villa Filomena | Ice Cream Bar: Purple Door Ice Cream

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Chic Black-Tie Milwaukee Wedding

If you followed along with our Bridal Market coverage back in October, then you know that off-the-shoulder wedding gowns are a major fashion do. And in her gorgeous lace off-the-shoulder Robert Bullock wedding gown this Bride is looking trendy and timeless. See more of it and the rest of this classic blush wedding captured by Kate Weinstein Photo in THE VAULT!

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Styles
Classic

From Kate Weinstein PhotoThe downtown area of Milwaukee was the backdrop for Eileen and Mike’s wedding day, and they kept the style chic, elegant, and simple, from the bride’s Robert Bullock lace gown and the grooms sleek black tux, to the soft blush color palette and romantic floral decor.

They exchanged vows in a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. Sebastian and the reception was held at the historic Pfister Hotel. Sweet floral table numbers and white and blush flowers accented the tables as Mike and Eileen danced the night away.

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Photography: Kate Weinstein Photo | Floral Design: Urban Sense | Floral Design: Urban Sense | Wedding Dress: Robert Bullock | Cake: Chante Cutter | Invitations: Coqui Design | Invitations: Coqui Design | Ceremony Venue: St. Sebastian Church | Ceremony Venue: St. Sebastian Church | Reception Venue: The Pfister Hotel | Reception Venue: The Pfister Hotel | Jewelry: Jared | Jewelry: Jared | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Watters | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Bridal Boutique: Miss Ruby | Bridal Boutique: Miss Ruby | Bridal Boutique - Bridesmaids' Dresses: Miss Ruby | Bridal Boutique - Bridesmaids' Dresses: Miss Ruby | Groom's + Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Groom's Shoes: Allen Edmonds

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