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Want a tent wedding? Read this FIRST!

Want a tent wedding? Read this FIRST!

What does it take to pull off a successful tented wedding in Wisconsin? ….so many decisions! Everyone loves the look of a beautiful tented wedding but they are certainly no small task.  Wisconsin brings a number of challenges with sudden changes in the weather....
Real Wedding | Ashley & Michael

Real Wedding | Ashley & Michael

Classic never goes out of style. We loved the look of Ashley & Michael’s wedding day! The overall vision was to have a soft and romantic feel to it with lots of beautiful flowers. The whole day conveyed just that! Ashley looked stunning in her gown and you...
Quality & Excellence

Quality & Excellence

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected” – Steve Jobs. I’m a firm believer that you get what you pay for. I’ve never gone to McDonald’s expecting a 5-star dinner, but...
Do you know your bar options?

Do you know your bar options?

Bar Options without Breaking the Budget Hosted bar? Signature Drinks? Wondering how to make the best decision when it comes to your drink options at your reception? We’ve got you covered! We’re sharing options that keep your guests happy & hydrated AND...
Real Wedding: Marissa & Tony

Real Wedding: Marissa & Tony

Still swooning over this one! Marissa & Tony’s big day was everything you could hope for out of a Spring wedding. The perfect weather, color palette, setting – every detail came together! Marissa & Tony came to us part way through their planning...
Your last month to-do list!

Your last month to-do list!

It’s the final countdown! You’ve tackled all the major items and even a lot of the minor ones too. And finally, you’ve found yourself in the last few weeks before your big day. The likelihood is that you feel a mix of emotions. Excited for the day to...
Real Wedding: Alex & Megan

Real Wedding: Alex & Megan

This wedding was truly spectacular! We could not have been more thrilled to partner with Megan and Alex to create an unforgettable wedding day for them and their guests. Knowing they had a large guest list and wanting to incorporate the excitement of their hometown...
Is Coordination Enough for you?

Is Coordination Enough for you?

Is Coordination Enough for you? Day Of Coordination, typically consists of one coordinator, who sits down with you to get a timeline of the wedding day, they may or may not attend the rehearsal, and on the wedding day work 8-10 hours on the day. They typically will...
Wedding Planning Timeline

Wedding Planning Timeline

Isn’t it frustrating when you don’t know what to do or when to do it??? We often hear from brides that one of their biggest stressors when it comes to wedding planning is not being sure how far in advance they should accomplish certain tasks OR that they...
5 Tips to “WOW” your wedding guests

5 Tips to “WOW” your wedding guests

Want to “WOW” your wedding guests??? Our Top 5 ways to Impress your Guests! Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event! More & more we keep seeing the trend of couples wanting to provide an exceptional experience for their guests. They are looking for...
Football & Weddings – Tips for the Fall Bride

Football & Weddings – Tips for the Fall Bride

Packers 2019 Schedule Released This is probably unique to our town but many couple’s eagerly await for mid-April for the Packers Schedule to be released. Not just for love of the team but also for wedding planning. Being a small town with an NFL team is awesome (and...
Invitations – What you need to know

Invitations – What you need to know

Everything you need to know about invitations Invitations are the first impression your guests have of your wedding! They set the tone and communicate the theme and level of formality of your event. We know that finding the perfect design suite is no small task!...
Hotel Northland Styled Shoot

Hotel Northland Styled Shoot

A Gatsby-Inspired Styled Shoot at Hotel Northland We’ve been long awaiting the opening of the newly renovated Hotel Northland in downtown Green Bay! We were thrilled when the opportunity came to do a styled shoot with Jessica Bedore Photo and get an early...
Bridal Alterations

Bridal Alterations

Bridal Alterations All the major things are checked off your list – ceremony, photographer, venue, food, and now you’ve found the perfect dress!!…. well almost perfect 🙂 Most wedding gowns will still require some alterations to ensure that it fits...
Choosing your wedding theme

Choosing your wedding theme

Between the colors, dresses, flowers, linens, and decor, creating a well-coordinated look for your wedding can sometimes feel like a daunting task! Before you know it you’ve made umpteen decisions and are not even sure how anything fits together anymore. One of...
Choosing your Wedding Party Tips

Choosing your Wedding Party Tips

Who are your people?? For some, this is a no brainer, and for others, this task is one of the most stressful – choosing your wedding party.It can be hard to think of this task objectively since it involves friends and family but we hope to provide an outside...
4 Tips for Selecting the Right Vendors

4 Tips for Selecting the Right Vendors

Do you want to know the secret sauce to have an amazing, flawless wedding day? Hiring the RIGHT vendors! This is something we feel so passionately about. Vendors can make or break your day. You are putting your trust in them and there’s no...
Advice for selecting the right venue

Advice for selecting the right venue

One of the major tasks of planning your wedding is selecting your venue. With so many factors to take into consideration, it’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to narrow in on what location will be the best fit. We’ve put together our best advice to help you...
Real Wedding: Taylor & Kirk

Real Wedding: Taylor & Kirk

Taylor & Kirk’s classic wedding was one to remember! These two are such a sweet couple and wanted to create not just a beautiful day but a truly memorable experience for all of their guests. The decor theme centered around neutral colors with lots of...
#5 Guest List Tips

#5 Guest List Tips

Guest Lists….need we say more! One of the more tedious tasks of planning a wedding. Everyone and their mother (literally) has an opinion on this but we’re here to be that voice of reason to help sort things through.  There are a lot of factors to take...
#1 Wedding Budget Mistake

#1 Wedding Budget Mistake

What’s the #1 wedding budget mistake couples make??? Well it’s actually 2 fold; it’s not knowing how much to budget for things and not having a good understanding of how much various wedding items & services actually cost in your area.You can find tools...
Real Wedding | Rachel & Eric

Real Wedding | Rachel & Eric

It was a gorgeous, colorful Fall wedding at Titletown for Rachel & Eric! These two wanted a non-traditional ceremony venue and Rockwood Terrace was a perfect option! The ceremony space featured a lush boxwood wall as the backdrop for the newlyweds to say “I...
Real Wedding: Casey & Alex

Real Wedding: Casey & Alex

Casey & Alex had the dreamiest winter wedding in downtown Milwaukee! These two are so sweet together and you could tell that they were surrounded by so much love from all their family & friends.  The whole day was romantic and elegant. The Grain Exchange,...
Top 8 Tips for Attending a Wedding Show!

Top 8 Tips for Attending a Wedding Show!

Wedding shows can be a bit overwhelming, so many vendors, so many brides, and so many cake samples!! Take a little time to prepare for your outing to and you’ll thank yourself later 🙂 Here are some helpful tips to make the most out of your trip to the wedding show! Go...
Real Wedding: Trevor & Alisa

Real Wedding: Trevor & Alisa

Reliving this beautiful Spring wedding from last year and dreaming of warmer days <3 Alisa & Trevor’s big day was truly a celebration of love and joy! Alisa beat cancer during their engagement and this day was all about thankfulness and celebrating...
Engaged!….Now what?

Engaged!….Now what?

Photo Credit: The Ganeys First off congratulations!!!!! We’re assuming if you’ve stumbled on this blog post then the chances are you recently got engaged or are looking forward to that happening soon! There is so much that excitement surrounding your new engagement...
Real Wedding: Alex & Jamie

Real Wedding: Alex & Jamie

Alex & Jamie’s outdoor wedding was nothing short of beautiful! With the sweetest first look, these two could not wait to say “I do”. Jamie was stunning in her lace gown and her romantic bouquet in burgundy & pinks was the perfect touch....
Real Wedding: Kari & Thomas

Real Wedding: Kari & Thomas

There’s just something about Door County in the summer that makes it the perfect location for weddings! Kari & Thomas had a beautiful weekend to celebrate tying the knot as this was a mini-destination for their friends & family from out of town. They...
Real Wedding: Eric & Amadiris

Real Wedding: Eric & Amadiris

Amadiris & Eric’s wedding was a true joy to work on and one heck of a party! These two came to us wanting an elegant Lambeau experience that would ‘wow’ their guests!  They had a very sweet ceremony at Pilgrim Congregational Church. Eric was...
Real Wedding: Nathan & Stephanie

Real Wedding: Nathan & Stephanie

Nathan & Stephanie’s big day was summer wedding perfection. It’s always fun when we get the opportunity to work with the same family over the years, as we worked with Stephanie’s older sister on her wedding just a few years ago. We love getting...
Real Wedding: Breanna & Michael

Real Wedding: Breanna & Michael

It was a picture perfect day for Breanna & Michael! These two have lived long distance for a while but wanted to celebrate their big day back in Green Bay. The whole weekend Breanna & Michael were surrounded by their dearest family and friends and the wedding...
Real Wedding: Josh & Mia

Real Wedding: Josh & Mia

This wedding was an absolute vision in all things black & white! Josh & Mia’s big day was the definition of elegance and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to be a part of it! These two are such a fun and loving couple. They came to us early on in...
Real Wedding: Chelsea & Jon

Real Wedding: Chelsea & Jon

Jon & Chelsea’s wedding was the perfect blend of fun, modern and romantic! Chelsea came to us with a vision of wanting to create a fun atmosphere for their guests while still having an elegant event. We were so excited to take her ideas and bring them all...
Real Wedding: Susan & Dean

Real Wedding: Susan & Dean

Sunny skies and happy hearts for these two!! Susan and Dean are just the sweetest and we couldn’t have asked for a better day for them! Susan was a beautiful bride and wore the biggest smile all day! During the planning, they came to us wanting help bringing...
Real Wedding: Sarah & Andre

Real Wedding: Sarah & Andre

Some weddings are just magical and this was one of them! Working with Sarah & Andre and their families was a true pleasure. We thought out every detail together to make sure that the day reflected the personality of the bride & groom – patient,...
Paper Love in NYC

Paper Love in NYC

Paper, drinks, friends, more paper, and New York City – Now that’s our idea of a good weekend! For someone who has a bit of an obsession with paper goods, the National Stationery Show was an absolute dream!! Vendors upon vendors of the best the industry has to...
Social Media Savvy Wedding Day

Social Media Savvy Wedding Day

Social Media & Your Special Day We are all about making your wedding your own! When it comes to social media, many couples may want to opt for an “unplugged” wedding while others are excited to relive their special day through the posts of their family &...
Real Wedding: Kelly & Steven

Real Wedding: Kelly & Steven

Definitely a wedding for the books! When Kelly & Steven first came to us to help plan their Spring wedding we never dreamed we’d be contending with a record breaking blizzard! But so it goes! Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts to put a damper on the day she...
Starting a Wedding Beauty Regimen

Starting a Wedding Beauty Regimen

Thanks to guest blogger Naomi Shaw for sharing these helpful tips on how to start and implement a wedding beauty regimen! If you are planning a wedding, you know it takes time to find the perfect invitations, place settings, seating charts, centerpieces, and more....
Bar Options – Reception Advice

Bar Options – Reception Advice

Bar Options without Breaking the Budget Hosted bar? Signature Drinks? Wondering how to make the best decision when it comes to your drink options at your reception? We’ve got you covered! We’re sharing options that keep your guests happy & hydrated AND...
Classic never goes out of style

Classic never goes out of style

Classic never goes out of style We love a good trend as much as the next person however at our core, we’re die-hard “Classic” fans all the way. We always caution brides to remember that these photos will last a lifetime. Especially when it comes to...
Green Wedding Inspiration

Green Wedding Inspiration

We’re sharing our favorite green wedding inspiration on the blog this week! Whether you’re using it as an accent or your primary tone there are so many gorgeous shades to incorporate into your wedding design! Green & white bouquets are some of our...
Real Wedding: Cody & Whitney

Real Wedding: Cody & Whitney

There’s just something about New Year’s Eve weddings that feel so magical! This was certainly true for Cody & Whitney’s big day! They came to us looking to create a beautiful atmosphere at the Hyatt for their reception. Warm uplighting filled the...
Real Wedding: Stephanie & Nick

Real Wedding: Stephanie & Nick

We just love bold beautiful color palette’s, they’re so fun to work with and Stephanie & Nick’s wedding was no exception! These two came to us wanting a rustic elegant feel to the day but also a fun atmosphere for their guests. After a beautiful...
Real Wedding: Jess & David

Real Wedding: Jess & David

Jess & David’s outdoor wedding at Given’s Farm was one to remember from last summer! These two are so sweet and easy-going, they wanted a beautiful day and for their guests to have a great time and feel comfortable. Given’s Farm was the perfect...
2018 Head shots

2018 Head shots

Hey there! Thought it was time to share #fridayintroduction. I’m Alliey, Owner & Master Planner at sash&bow: wedding & event planning. First off, lots of love to the talented Erin Jean Photography for my new head shots!! It was exciting as we got to...
Choosing the right reception venue…

Choosing the right reception venue…

Choosing the right venue is no small task. There are so many factors to consider like budget, location, guest count, food, and overall feel to the venue…check out the video for a few tips on how to book the right venue for you! We’ve also included a...
Real Wedding: Laura & Patrick

Real Wedding: Laura & Patrick

Laura & Patrick’s Door County wedding was one for the books! They came to us envisioning a romantic wedding with organic elements, an outdoor ceremony and eclectic touches. We loved the vibe they were going for and knew we could create something special!...
Real Wedding | Alex & Emma

Real Wedding | Alex & Emma

We were thrilled to help with coordination for Alex & Emma’s Fall wedding at the Green Bay Botanical Garden! Guests enjoyed the beautiful tented reception which took place in the new Grand Garden Space on the patio. It may have been a dreary day weather...
Real Wedding | Justin & Kayla

Real Wedding | Justin & Kayla

Justin & Kayla’s rustic glam wedding in Wisconsin Dells was nothing short of magical. A warm Fall day set the stage for a fabulous reception at The Swan Barn Door, a truly one-of-a-kind venue. Justin & Kayla were all smiles (and plenty of happy tears)...
Real Wedding: Seema & Rohit

Real Wedding: Seema & Rohit

  What a spectacular day for two of the sweetest people we know. Seema & Rohit had a full weekend of events with their closest family and friends to celebrate their marriage. From the welcome dinner, to the rehearsal, to the wedding day and the...
Real Wedding: Jenessa & Andrew

Real Wedding: Jenessa & Andrew

Some days just have this fairy tale feel and Jenessa & Andrew’s wedding was no exception. These two are such a sweet couple and their entire day reflected that love and joy that they have for one another. We were thrilled to help with the decor for their...
Boat Lift 2017 | Hands on Deck Fundraiser

Boat Lift 2017 | Hands on Deck Fundraiser

We had a fantastic time the other week helping out the local non profit, Hands on Deck with their 1st annual Boat Lift fundraiser! Hands on Deck is an awesome organization that seeks to help empower youth & families through experiential learning centered around...
Brides & Bubbly | GBBG

Brides & Bubbly | GBBG

We had a fantastic time at Brides & Bubbly the other weekend at the Green Bay Botanical Garden! What looked like it was going to be a rainy day turned out to be sunny and quite warm! Perfect weather for brides to come out and view the beautiful new Schneider...
Real Wedding: Caitlin & Mason

Real Wedding: Caitlin & Mason

Cailtin & Mason’s big day was filled with so much joy! After a relocation moved these two from Colorado to the East Coast, the original outdoor rustic themed wedding transitioned to celebrating their wedding in Caitlin’s hometown of Green Bay, WI....
Downtown Romantic Styled Shoot

Downtown Romantic Styled Shoot

We had the opportunity last Spring to be part of this beautiful styled shoot with the talented Linsey Goodson Photography! We loved her concept of vintage meets modern. A wonderful group of vendors came together to show a romantic feature where industrial and elegance...
Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Guest Post by Naomi Shaw Gift Ideas for the Bridesmaids from the Bride Asking someone to be your bridesmaid is generally considered a huge honor. It’s also a big commitment for them. From paying for their dresses and shoes to getting their hair, nails, and makeup...
Kevin & Jordy: Real Wedding

Kevin & Jordy: Real Wedding

Kevin & Jordy’s wedding day was the picture perfect definition of an elegant summer wedding. We had so much fun working with this sweet couple on their wedding design and making sure that all the details were accounted for. After a heartfelt ceremony, guests...
Real Wedding: Alex & Elizabeth

Real Wedding: Alex & Elizabeth

A romantic evening downtown for Alex & Elizabeth’s special day! These two, originally from Wisconsin but now call Chicago home, knew they wanted an urban/downtown vibe to their wedding day all the while incorporating fun details to reflect the local scene....
Creating your dream country wedding

Creating your dream country wedding

Cover Image: Alli Martins Photography Planning a rustic country themed wedding is fun for so many reasons, especially the creativity of it all! When working with our clients one of the biggest things we focus on is guest experience and the venue. Thinking through how...
Favorite Wedding Trend: Greenery

Favorite Wedding Trend: Greenery

We love greenery!! Besides being Pantone’s color of the year we love all the aspects that greenery, both color & item, can bring to your wedding. Greenery as a design element can add so much to your decor. It’s a wonderful way to bring warmth, softness...
Real Wedding: Erin & Chris

Real Wedding: Erin & Chris

Erin & Chris’s big day was a vision in vintage glamour! We had so much fun working with them to create their Gatsby inspired event. Their outdoor ceremony at Heritage Hill was picture perfect! The view overlooking the Fox River & Green Bay, the amazing...
Real Wedding: Stephanie & Jordan

Real Wedding: Stephanie & Jordan

Stephanie & Jordan’s big day was one to remember! This sweet couple was in the midst of buying a house and busy with their little ones at home, so we worked to make this a stress-free process so they could enjoy their engagement and ultimately their wedding...
Real Wedding: Sara & Brian

Real Wedding: Sara & Brian

These two, seriously just the sweetest! Sara & Brian wanted a day that was not only beautiful but also a fun & relaxed environment for their friends and family. After a beautiful ceremony at Old St. Joseph church on St. Norbert’s campus, the bridal party...
Real Wedding: Andy & Libby

Real Wedding: Andy & Libby

The other weekend we headed south for Libby & Andy’s downtown Milwaukee wedding!  These two are so full of life and wanted to celebrate their union and friendship in a fun, laid back setting with family and friends. Mother nature did decide to sprinkle a...
Custom Gifts

Custom Gifts

Whether you’re trying to find the perfect item for your bridesmaids & groomsmen, for the happy couple, or to give your future spouse, customized gifts are one of the hottest trends right now. Our friends over at BP Laser Engraving, a local custom gift...
Real Wedding: Katie & Tyler

Real Wedding: Katie & Tyler

Katie & Tyler’s wedding day was picture perfect in every sense of the word. From the stunning outdoor ceremony overlooking the water in Sturgeon Bay to the elegant reception at Stone Harbor Resort, it could not have been more pretty. Every indication from...
#1 Wedding Budget Mistake

#1 Wedding Budget Mistake

What’s the #1 wedding budget mistake couples make??? Well it’s actually 2 fold; it’s not knowing how much to budget for things and not having a good understanding of how much various wedding items cost in your area. You can find tools online that...
Real Wedding: Alex & Mark

Real Wedding: Alex & Mark

After months of planning this sweet couple said “I do” in front of all their family & friends in a beautiful ceremony at the St. Francis Xavier Catherdal in downtown Green Bay. Mark & Alex wanted a romantic & elegant feel to their wedding....
Informed guests are happy guests

Informed guests are happy guests

The big day is finally here! Make sure your guests don’t miss out on what’s happening throughout the day! While everyone has a general idea of what happens at a wedding, eat-drink-dance, there are so many more activities which take place that most likely...
Decor tip: Add a charger

Decor tip: Add a charger

A wonderful way to spice up your table decor is by adding in a charger! Chargers work great on both round & long tables. They are the perfect addition to bring in your accent color and add the elegance that you are looking for on your table. Chargers come in an...
Your Wedding BFF….

Your Wedding BFF….

What do you want in a best friend? Someone to care about you, have your back, and be honest, right?? Well that’s exactly what we do. First off, we care about you. We know that you don’t HAVE to have a wedding planner, but you are choosing to. We genuinely care about...
CASA 2017

CASA 2017

Grab your hats and mint juleps! Another fantastic event this year at CASA presents Off to the Races at Jet Air! This year’s event brought out all the fun and excitement, Kentucky Derby style! It’s always great to work with such a wonderful organization...
Elegant Northwoods Wedding

Elegant Northwoods Wedding

Northwoods Wedding perfection just over the U.P. border. Thomas & Janis’s big day last summer was nothing short of memorable. An intimate event with their closest friends and family for a destination weekend at her family’s cabin on a lake. The weekend...
Winemakers

Winemakers

Some events hold a special place in your heart, not only for the passion behind it but because it’s the ultimate dream in your mind, brought to life. Two months ago we had the honor to work on this fabulous event for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay!...
April: Self Care Love

April: Self Care Love

Every woman wants to perfect look for her wedding day, and many profess a weight loss goal to try to achieve this wedding day perfection. Too often, women equate getting fit and looking great with the numbers on the scale. Beauty is not and never has been measured in...
Finding balance in the busyness!

Finding balance in the busyness!

I truly believe life is all about balance (mind, body, spirit). If any one area of your life gets off, then the rest of the areas suffer. As a wife, mom, friend, business owner etc. balance is so crucial, yet such a hard thing to achieve. Back in the Fall I felt like...
Bohemian-Glam styled shoot downtown Green Bay

Bohemian-Glam styled shoot downtown Green Bay

We recently had the joy of collaborating with the lovely Jessica Bedore on a styled shoot downtown! Styled shoots are always such a great way to get those creative juices flowing and work with some talented people! The vision for this shoot was holiday-inspired...
Stress-free wedding planning???

Stress-free wedding planning???

Finding experienced professionals that you trust is such an amazing feeling. Do you realize how much less stress you have when you are not worried about your vendors because you know they are going to do an amazing job! Take a moment and just imagine a stress free...
Vendor friends & busy weekends!

Vendor friends & busy weekends!

We can’t even tell you how awesome it is to work with so many of our friends in this industry, seriously they are some of the best people you can find 🙂 This past weekend was packed full, marathon style couple of days! After a wonderful whirlwind time at The Wedding...
Real Wedding: Bryanna & Max

Real Wedding: Bryanna & Max

An exceptionally stunning day for Bryanna & Max this past August! These two have such a genuine love and laughter to their relationship, all who came couldn’t help but share in their excitement. Their ceremony was filled with personal touches and beautiful music...
De-Stress this holiday season

De-Stress this holiday season

Wedding planning during the holidays?? Well if that’s not a recipe for feeling overwhelmed we don’t know what it is! Whether you’re an engaged bride or just someone trying to manage the stress of the holiday season we’re here to help! You need to take care of...
Wedding Flowers – No small task!

Wedding Flowers – No small task!

Many people only see the final product but there is a ton of work that goes into all the various details of a wedding day. Each decision is carefully crafted and today we’re talking about how we work with florists to create your dream wedding decor! First off,...
Real Wedding: Matt & Veronica

Real Wedding: Matt & Veronica

This wedding. So pretty! We got to travel down to Green Lake WI, to the beautiful Heidel House for this Fall wedding, and there is so much to love about it. Matt & Veronica said their  “I do’s” beneath a floral arch as their guests looked out over the lake. And...

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