Category Archives: weddings: day of coordination

real Lavender Hill Events wedding: abby & cory get married!!!


I grabbed a couple of beers with Abby’s parents, Bill & Debbie, down at the Caribou Tavern (you will see a few ‘Bou pic down in the post) a couple weeks back playing catch up on what was new with “The Kids”, all the good times and adventures Bill & Debbie are having now that they are done paying for a wedding, and what is new with me.  They were curious how the 2014 wedding season treated me, what were some my favorite memories…

When I think back on each of my couples weddings there is always a stand out memory or feeling that stays with me long after the wedding is done. Sometimes it is the spectacular food, sometimes it is the most thoughtful or fun toasts, sometimes it is a bride so gorgeous she takes everyone’s breath away…and sometimes it is sheer joy and laughter that fills each moment of the day and it just keeps coming and coming like waves lapping against the shore and you hope it never quits. That was Abby & Cory’s wedding day. It was a beautiful wedding; she sparkled all day from her dress to her smile, he was one of the sweetest and genuinely emotional (read that as tears of joy) grooms I have ever had.  The day was playful, the parents were easy, and the toasts were amazing (yup the groom and his brother are like the Bacon Brothers, but they are the Bosben Brothers and the toast included a song.) The setting was gorgeous, classic white on white at the Memorial Union, they danced all night, and even Bucky & Band showed up.
















 If love is the treasure, laughter is the key. – Yakov Smirnoff


Wedding Planner – Lavender Hill Wedding + Events | Photography – Michelle Martin Photography | Accommodations – Inn on the Park| Florist – Flora by Jamae | Cake – Carl’s Cakes | Decor – Event Essentials & Ala Crate Vintage Rentals | Hair – MCV Salon Sun Prairie | Make-Up Jade Jacobson | DJ – Jerald Donegan – For the People Entertainment |Ceremony Venue: Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary – Sun Prairie | Ceremony Music –  Prelude / Family friends. Organist – by the church | Transportation: Badger Bus/ Vintage Trolley

real Lavender Hill Events wedding: rachel and tim get married!

Some weddings have all the right details… and Rachel & Tim’s wedding certainly did! They were married in early September of 2012 and it was a lovely day, well for most of it…the skies did open up in the evening but at that point we were safe inside and the lighting made for a spectacular… Continue Reading

real Lavender Hill Events wedding: felicity & eric get married!

  This is the wedding of a Champagne Girl and a Home-brew Boy… Meet Eric and Felicity my lovely couple. My good eats couple. My boogie to Classic Rock and Disco couple. My couple who didn’t think they needed a wedding planner and I am SO thrilled that they changed their minds and hired me!… Continue Reading

real Lavender Hill Events wedding: erin & adam get married

As a wedding planner I have learned that every wedding is truly a special and momentous day… and I can see with my own eyes that every Bride is beautiful, but sometimes a couple and a wedding day comes along and it feels like you have hit the wedding planner lottery! On August 18, 2012 I… Continue Reading

real Lavender Hill Events wedding: nichol & duke get married!

As the famous Etta James sings…At last, My Love Has Come Along…. Such perfect words may actually have been sung years in advance for Nichol & Duke. For they have had a courtship for the ages…after 14 years of togetherness that included building one of Madison’s most successful spas, Kneaded Relief; raising their grandchild, and then in… Continue Reading


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