Kimberly + Steven – Wedding at Burlap and Bells

“You see the love that was put into everything… you see the story. I want to look back at these photos and see all the love that was put into the awesome party celebrating our lives together.”

 

This is Kim + Steven’s wedding story. So Kim, it’s your turn to look back at your *own* photos and reminisce — the amazingness of that location, the perfection of the weather, the food (ahem, Enos Farms, you all are the best!) and the love and excitement and emotion that defined your day. Enjoy!

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Erin + Jeremy’s Farm to Table Wedding Weekend

Erin and Jeremy make amazing food. They also give some of the best hugs. They also recently got married, to each other! 🙂

We’ve been wanting to blog this one for awhile now, but life has been crazy! Yes, it’s always a bit crazy, but between a broken foot, a ridiculous amount of sickness, and Kelly being pregnant with baby #3 (!) we’ve actually had some valid explanations that, yes, equate to crazy.

We’re only making this post a bit personal because Erin and Jeremy hold a special place in our hearts. We first met each other while we were working at a wedding together; us photographing, them catering. We both kind of fell in love with each other (is it ok to say that, guys?) and have shared many meals and attended many gatherings since. But this one, their very own wedding, surely trumped them all.

They had a quaint ceremony on Friday evening with just close family and a few friends at Unity Chapel followed by a multi-course dinner cooked by Chef Tory Miller from L’Etoile (Erin’s former boss and friend). No bridesmaids or groomsmen – a ceremony for the very closest of close. Saturday was then filled with activities — harvesting vegetables together, scavenger hunts among the farm animals, canoeing, and touring beautiful Spring Green. Then everyone reconvened for a cocktail hour and dinner — enjoying the best appetizers and taco bar around (hands down). Much of the food was grown at their farm at the bottom of the hill,  prepared by Erin + Jeremy, then executed and served by their friends.

It’s hard to keep photos to a minimum, but here’s just a glimpse of the beauty from the day:

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The Best Wisconsin Wedding People


Best Wisconsin Wedding Vendors

We know that finding the right people for your wedding can be challenging. Here is the list of our favorites from the 150+ weddings we have photographed! We have worked at a wedding with almost everyone on this list and they are all great people! Let us know if you would like any more details.

Catering

Rooted Spoon Culinary (Viroqua) Our neighbors, wonderful catering — seasonal, local, sustainable, beautiful
Enos Farms (Spring Green) (photos) Our pals, fantastic catering — food sourced locally and organically
The Damn Tasty (La Crosse) Farm to fork catering
Stack Foods (Neshkoro)
Underground Food Collective (Madison) (a wedding they catered) Good, seasonal, local food
Banzo –  (Madison) Falafels, from scratch
Flying Cow Pizza – (Milwaukee) Wood-fired pizza (a wedding they catered)
Swagat Indian Cuisine (Madison) (a wedding they catered)
Crescendo Mobile Coffee Bar – (Madison) Espresso, Pour Over, Nitro Cold Press

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Floral

Shining Hills (La Farge)
Alesa De Jager (La Crosse) (wedding photos)
daffodil*parker  (Madison)
Wood Violet (Milwaukee)
Prairie Fair (Minneapolis) (wedding photos)
Master’s Touch Flowers (Neenah)

Prairie Fair


Vintage Rentals

Midwest Textiles (Madison)
A La Crate Vintage (Madison) (wedding photos)


Dress

Tara LaTour (Minneapolis, MN)
Andrea’s Vintage Bridal (Minneapolis, MN)


Planners/Coordinators

Weddings by Nancy (La Crosse) (wedding photos)
Dt’s Details (Waunakee)
Cherry on Top (Lake Geneva, WI)


Music/Entertainment

Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press (Chicago)
Red Hot Horn Dogs (Madison)
Blue Hazard – blue grass/folk/acoustic (Stillwater)
Mike in the Wilderness – old time stringband (Minneapolis)
Brass Messangers – 10 piece brass band (Minneapolis) (wedding photos)
Dylan Peterson – DJ (Chicago)

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Videography/Photo Booths

Jack Whaley (Madison)
One Fine Day Productions (WI/IL)
Capture Studios (Minneapolis, MN)
Copper Clover Films (Appleton)
MatKat Productions – (Sauk City)
I Do Films (Chicago, IL)
Studio272 (Chicago, IL)
The Traveling Photo Booth (Madison)

 

Nationwide

Paper/Design/Calligraphy
Belle Plume – Calligraphy – Aubrey used to be our intern and is super talented at hand lettering
Lindsay Letters Calligraphy – Lindsay is really good too, but we are still a little partial to Belle Plume 🙂
Love vs. Design – Good designs that you can print yourself.
A Printable Press – Another option for designs that you can print yourself.
Smock Paper – Great Letterpress (we love letterpress!) printed on wonderful bamboo paper.
Bella Figura
Minted

Other Etsy Shops
Sweet Lulu – Cute reception accessories (striped straws, milk bottles, cake stands, etc)
Oh dier living – Wood Signs, ring boxes, cake toppers
ANDA – Ties, bowties
— also, important information: How to Tie a Bowtie

Wedding Clothing
The Cordial Churchman – Bowties
J. Crew – Mens
Anthropologie – Womens
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A Few Wedding Blogs
Green Wedding Shoes
A Northwoods Wedding
Snippet and Ink
Well-Groomed (for grooms)

 

Harvest Moon Dinner by Enos Farms

Erin + Jeremy are the fabulous duo behind Enos Farms, their catering business that revolves around locally-grown and impeccably-sourced food. Their enthusiasm and talent for what they do is amazing. We first met these two at a wedding we were all working at, then the following morning we received an email asking us if we would be interested in photographing *their* wedding next summer! We became fast friends, then they invited us to document this wonderful dinner.

It was an unusually (but welcomed) warm and sunny October day for this outdoor, five course progressive dinner in Spring Green, WI. If you’ve never been to the Driftless Region of Wisconsin, you’re missing out. 🙂 The afternoon began with appetizers at the bottom of the hill — where many of the veggies for the dinner were grown and harvested. Over the course of the evening we worked our way up the hill, stopping to enjoy soup and Furthermore beer. Once at the top, we were seated and served salad and the main course. After dinner, we walked down a little path, grabbed a wool blanket and a cup of the richest hot chocolate we’ve ever tasted. To finish off the night, we enjoyed maple creme brulee and gathered around a massive bonfire that Jeremy created for us all to enjoy, as we watched the sun set and the full harvest moon rise.

We’ve come to believe that good food tastes even better when it’s paired with a beautiful environment and wonderful experience. Even though, upon arrival, we only knew two of the 18 guests, by the end of the night we felt as though we were dining with family.

I was once asked if I could name the most delicious meal I had ever eaten. Now I’m easily able to answer that question.

Here’s a little taste 🙂 of the day:

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