Kerith and Nick's Pop-Up Wedding

Please enjoy Kerith and Nick's "pop-up wedding" during Mint Creek Farm's monthly farm tour and dinner. These two know how to do it up right! From Nick's handmade tie (made by his lovely wife) and vintage "K" tie clip, to their d.i.y. Lacroix can decor for their "just married" ride into the country. Full of inspiration in utilizing the beauty of your surroundings, and adding thoughtful touches with love. Congratulations Nick and Kerith!!!

Venue // Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast (greenhousebed.com) of Mint Creek Farm in Kempton, Illinois

Dress // Reformation

Flowers // courtesy of Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast gardens/handpicked and made by the Bride and Mother of the Groom

Lisa + JJ

A sneak peak into their gorgeous wedding on June, 4, 2016

Prep: Villa Filomena

Ceremony Venue: Hubbard Park Lodge

Reception Venue: Canal Street Yacht Club

Dress: White Dress (Milwaukee, WI)

Cake: Buttercream Baby

Hair: Natalie Sanfilippo at Studio 890 (Elm Grove)

Makeup: Rachael Koval

 

 

 

Island Time Wedding

Congratulations to Tom and Ryann! Check out their tropical destination wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico (my new favorite place on the planet)! From the amazing DIY touches to hand crafted cocktails, to a first look between father and daughter, and of course an inflatable pizza.

Venue: Escambron Beach Club, Puerto Rico

Getting Ready Photos: The Dreamcatcher, www.dreamcatcherpr.com

Wedding Planner: Innovative events, http://innovativeeventspr.com

Flowers: Ryann Lianne

Dress: Bliss Bridal of Wisconsin

Photographer: Dana Dufek

#Every Day is Flag Day/Collaboration with Cortney Heimerl

The other day I had the opportunity to work with Cortney Heimerl, one of Milwaukee's most beloved community members. She is, to name just a few, a crafter, maker, entrepreneur, and all around kick ass lady. So of course I wanted to share a little sneak peak of our photo session featuring some of her work. 

Be sure to check out all links and credits at the end of this post! xoxo

Printwork: Lesley Anne Numbers of Patchwork Printshop

Printwork: Lesley Anne Numbers of Patchwork Printshop

I'm pretty much obsessed with this color combo. dreamy.

I'm pretty much obsessed with this color combo. dreamy.

Ashley snuggling up with one of Cortney's quilts to stay warm during our photo session. 

Ashley snuggling up with one of Cortney's quilts to stay warm during our photo session. 

Print work by Lesley Anne Numbers of Patchwork Printshop

Print work by Lesley Anne Numbers of Patchwork Printshop

The woman behind the magic of it all. A little bit about this lady: "I make.  I write.  I organize.  Handwork is a meditative task rooted in the history of women, power and necessity.  Today making something by hand is completely unnecessary, yet the intention of the maker gives handwork even more power. " (see more in her "About" section on her website, link below)

The woman behind the magic of it all.

A little bit about this lady:

"I make.  I write.  I organize. 

Handwork is a meditative task rooted in the history of women, power and necessity.  Today making something by hand is completely unnecessary, yet the intention of the maker gives handwork even more power. "

(see more in her "About" section on her website, link below)

With out the love and support of our friends, how would we get anything done? Seriously. Huge thanks to this babe, Ashley, for being a part of this session as well.

With out the love and support of our friends, how would we get anything done? Seriously. Huge thanks to this babe, Ashley, for being a part of this session as well.


Here are some important links you'll want to explore!

Lesley Anne Numbers of Patchwork Printshop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PatchworkPrintshop        <<<--->>> You can also check her out on Instagram: @patchworkprintshop and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lesleyannenumbers

Cortney Heimerl: http://cortneyheimerl.com/   <<<--->>>   Find her on Instagram @cortneyheimerl and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CortneyHeimerl

Last but not least: Dana Dufek Photography (that's me, der). Instagram @dana_dufek and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danadufekphotography/



Louie Love

Photography: Dana Dufek

I couldn't resist featuring this little man as the first blog post. Babies are pretty hard to resist to begin with, but this tiny ham was exceptionally charming. You'll see what I mean as you look through this post and try not to make sounds of adoration as you scroll through. (I'm also fighting really really hard to not make some sort of caption that reads, "Life with Louie" because I'm a sucker for alliteration and dumb puns). Out of respect to this sweet baby, I will stop typing and let you fall in love now. Enjoy!

 

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