Olbrich Garden Engagement & Traditional Hmong Civil Ceremony | Madison Wedding Photography | Madison Engagement Photography

Miriam Bulcher

Yesterday and today have been amazing for me! Yesterday started with hair and makeup for Rattaya in preparation for her engagement session. We then went to Olbrich Gardens to capture some beautiful engagement photos. It was so stunning and while it rained all of the day before and in the morning, the sun came out for us to give us these beautiful photos! 

Today I photographed their civil wedding ceremony at Good Shepard Church in Madison and they wore their traditional Hmong outfits. How stunning are they?!!! Hope you enjoy these photos! 

Hair and makeup on Rattaya by me. 

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Thank you so much Matthew and Rattaya for having me photograph your engagement and ceremony! It's been such a pleasure!

Madison Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Lageret in Stoughton | Madison Wedding Photography

Miriam Bulcher

I had the opportunity of photographing the Lageret Wedding Venue located in Stoughton last week. I had heard of it before and seen photos of it but had never been in person. 

Enough space for both ceremony and reception

It's rare to have a venue that can host both the ceremony and the reception without having to flip the space (rearrange chairs, tables etc). 

The Lageret is big enough and has two floors that you can have your pick of where you want your ceremony and where you would like your reception! It is quite stunning and totally worth the drive if you choose to have your wedding there. 

Be sure to check out this space if you haven't found a venue yet for your Madison Wedding!

I am currently booking 2019 weddings, contact me today to schedule your consultation!  

Wedding Planning & Decor: Wood Violet Events

Florals: Flora by Jamae.

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Sugarsmith Madison Interview | Madison Wedding Vendor | Madison Wedding Photography

Miriam Bulcher

Who doesn't love cotton candy? 

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Today I have an interview that I am SO excited to share with you! I met Jo back in March at a meeting and couldn't believe she spun her own cotton candy except it's with organic cane sugar and is SO FREAKING GOOD!! 

She has tons of flavors, can come to events and sells it in tubes as well. If you are into candy, this would be an amazing addition to your wedding reception! 

Enough of me talking, I asked her to tell us a little bit more about how she started her business so let's go! 

Tell us about you and how you started your business!

I'm Jo the girl behind Sugarsmith. You might say my journey to Sugarsmith is a bit of a love story. I had been dabbling in creative endeavors and making pretty things for as long as I could remember. But I just didn't find anything I was ready to commit to. 

 Then I met my friend Greta and her shop, Layer Cake Shop. I fell pretty hard with the idea of making pretty things TO EAT and dreamed of finding a way to make a living creating pretty edible treats.

Out of the blue one day, I got reconnected with Cotton Candy and my wheels started turning. Perfect poufs of nostalgia. And I could easily Jo-i-fy it with modern flavors and then really make magic with toppings like sprinkles, edible glitter or candy! I was pretty sure I had met my perfect match.

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Then reality set in as I realized I knew very little about Cotton Candy. Would we even like each other?  So I rented a machine for a weekend and set out to discover if this was my sweet future or not. Cotton Candy and I just kinda casually dated for a while. We'd hang out sometimes. I'd talk about my dreams of my future with Cotton Candy to other business owners whose opinions I respected to find out what kind of future they thought me and Cotton Candy might have. I would try and envision my future with cotton candy. Then I realized my birthday was on National Cotton Candy Day. I took it as a sign, took the plunge and committed to Cotton Candy.

Everything just kind of fell into place after that. The business name Sugarsmith came to me really easily and I loved it right away, no second thoughts. The branding just came together and in a very short time my website was built and Sugarsmith was launched! It's been a pretty sweet love journey so far and I'm excited about our future. 

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Have you always had this awesome fashion sense? At what point where you like "I found it! This is me!"

Thank you! You totally made me blush. I have never considered myself to have awesome fashion sense so this is a huge compliment! I have always liked to express who I am through what I wear though so maybe that is the same thing? I'm just glad it works! 

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I think my fashion journey is maybe just an outward expression of an inward journey? Trying to figure out who you are at your core and what you stand for and what makes you light up can be hard to figure out. In the last couple of years I have figured out a lot of that for myself I think. I take having fun really seriously. Like it is part of what fuels me and keeps me going. I also have this whole "Buddy the Elf" thing going on where I really like to smile. So, that is what I started to try and do in the last year I'd say with my fashion choices - wear things that are fun, make me feel good, and make myself, and hopefully others, smile. 

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What's your favorite cotton candy flavor? 

Hands down Sea Salt Caramel. But I love to try new flavors and flavor combinations so it could change at any time. 

What other services do you offer in your business other than cotton candy? 

The balloon and party decor side of my business is really starting to take off as well. And we are not talking the super structured balloon arches of 80s. Nope, more of a modern updating on a classic party decor staple. I love building gorgeous, organic balloon or other decor installations that pretty much function as statement pieces for events. 

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What type of events do you do? 

So far weddings, corporate events, and back yard bashes where I am hired to twirl cotton candy and give it to guests like a present! Food truck type vending is not really part of my business model. I live by a "cotton candy for everyone!" philosophy. 😉😉

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What areas do you service?

My normal service area is within an hour of my shop which is located in Oregon, WI, a suburb of Madison. I also include the Milwaukee area in my normal service area because Milwaukee is just cool and I like going there. But I am more than willing to travel anywhere people need my cotton candy or balloons in their life. 

Most importantly, chocolate or vanilla? ;) 

This was really hard to answer! I'm going to say, if it is on it's own, chocolate. 

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Go visit Jo's website and contact her for all your dessert or balloon needs! 

I'm also booking for 2019 wedding photography! If you or someone you know needs a wedding photographer, please contact me today! :) 

Grand Geneva Resort Wedding | Lake Geneva Wedding Photographer | Madison Wedding Photographer

Miriam Bulcher

I had the pleasure of assisting Rachael Osborn Photography on July 21st in Lake Geneva to photograph this stunning wedding at the Grand Geneva Resort! Rachael did our family photos in 2016 and it's been such a pleasure to know her and be able to work with her! 

I hope you enjoy these photos from such a stunning day! I am currently booking 2019 weddings in Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago and Iowa if you are in need of a photographer! :) 

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Rachel + Arlen Madison Wedding | Madison Wedding Photography | Olin Park Wedding

Miriam Bulcher

I met Rachel and Arlen first at a coffee shop in downtown Madison when we were discussing wedding details, I could tell they were very affectionate and tender towards each other as well as their adorable dog, Guthrie. They told me their story of how they met and I knew there was a reason I was to photograph their wedding! 

Many people know that Paul and I met online and Rachel and Arlen told me they met online too!! It was meant to be. Rachel and Arlen had the most BEAUTIFUL weather for their wedding, literally, it could not have been more perfect, the lighting was so beautiful at Olin Park with the a gorgeous tree providing shade for the ceremony.

Rachel and Arlen, thank you for having me photograph your special day! 

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The Olin Park Pavillion is perfect for weddings with it's beautifiul white interior and walls that open into windows! Not to mention the grounds are stunning for ceremonies and receptions!  

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Wood Violet Events & Styling knocked it out of the park with lovely design for the wedding ceremony and reception! 

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I hope you enjoyed these images! I am currently booking 2019 wedding photography for Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago as well as destination weddings! Contact me to get your date in my calendar! 

Katie + Colton Engagement Session | Madison Wedding Photography | Milwaukee Wedding Photography

Miriam Bulcher

Katie and Colton were both counselors at this VBS camp back when they were in high school. They ended up becoming friends and now here we are! Katie really wanted to take photos back where they met because they shared amazing memories there. I thought it was only fitting and perfect, and was more than happy to travel back to the Quad cities to do these Engagement Photos! 

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I cannot wait for their wedding next year, it will be stunning! 

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If you know someone who is looking for a wedding photographer, please send them my way! I am currently booking 2019 weddings! info@miriambulcher.com  

Vintage Brewing Company Wedding Venue | Madison Wedding Photographer | Sauk City Wedding Venue

Miriam Bulcher

On Sunday and Monday, I had the pleasure of visiting the Vintage Brewing Company located in Sauk City/Sauk Prairie. 

Vintage Brewing co is simply incredible. I had no idea such a facility existed and the layout of the place is impressive. It's quite large and on the river providing a STUNNING view. Literally perfect for a wedding. 

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Perfect for an outdoor ceremony

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There is a spot to set up for an outdoor ceremony with a beautiful river as a backdrop. It's connected to a pathway that you can walk on along the river. 

The wedding reception part of the venue has a door that you can go outside without disturbing the restaurant part of the brewery. It's fantastic. Your guests could go outside and take a breather or go for a short walk after dancing and it's so beautiful. 

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Perfect for your wedding photos

Having such a gorgeous backdrop in the backyard of Vintage Brewing Co makes it SO easy to get amazing photos. 

Perfect for your wedding party and perfect for your couple portraits. There are easily more than a dozen locations to take your photos in that provide a different backdrop each time! 

Sauk city is a great place to have a wedding, it's a little outside town but it's so quaint and cute!! 

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Elegant Reception space

The interior has a ton of lovely large beautiful windows along with beautiful chandeliers! 

There really is nothing else you need. They have an elevator for your guests that go right up to the reception space, and it is quite large and can fit a great amount of guests. 

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If you are looking for a wedding venue, contact Vintage Brewing Co today! 

Also, book your 2019 wedding photographer today! I am starting to fill up my calendar and I'd love to hear from you

Kendra + Delavonta Engagement session | Madison engagement photographer | Milwaukee Engagement Photographer

Miriam Bulcher

I have known Delavonta and Kendra for a little while now, Kendra has watched my children for me on a few occasions and Delavonta worked with my husband Paul for quite a few years when we were living back in the Quad Cities. It was my pleasure that while in Davenport for a wedding, I stayed an extra day to do their engagement photos. We went to Moline and Rock island for these photos, it couldn't have been a more perfect day! 

I am SO happy to be photographing these two incredible people on their big day. They are seriously one of the most amazing couples I have had the pleasure of knowing. Delavonta has a heart of gold and has helped us move along with watching our dog and putting up with us in general. :p Kendra is seriously the sweetest woman not to mention how freaking stunning she is! 

I hope you enjoy these photos and come back to view more photos from their wedding in September which is going to be AMAZING!!! 

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Please be sure to subscribe to my mailing list as I am having a giveaway for my subscribers this coming fall to win a family session! :) 

Stephanie & John Spraggon Wedding | Madison Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography

Miriam Bulcher

You never know what the weather is going to be like in Davenport, it could forecast for sheets of rain but then be totally sunny the day of. Or vice versa, it can be totally sunny and all of a sudden start raining. It's a confusing mess. So, when I looked at the forecast for June 30th and it called for mostly sunny, I crossed my fingers hard. I can handle 100 degree weather as long as the sun is out. You can't feel the heat when you look at pictures, but you can definitely see if it's raining. ;-) 

The hottest weekend of the year 

It was definitely the hottest weekend of the year, and I really felt for John, wearing his military blues outside in 100 degree weather isn't exactly what you would call comfortable. He was a trooper (no pun intended!) and sweated it out for us to get some really great shots outside, as seen below. 

I want to give a shout out to all the awesome vendors who made this day amazing! 

  • Storybook Ending Bridal & Prom 
  • Kay Jewelers
  • David's Bridal (bridesmaid dresses)
  • Sas DJ
  • Live.Love.Flowers 
  • Halley's Cupcakery
  • Brittany Chevelle Make up Artist
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  • Diamond Label Films

Stephanie and John really had such a beautiful day for their wedding, it all went so smoothly and couldn't have asked for a more beautiful couple to photograph. Thank you so much for having Paul and I be apart of your big day! 

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I am currently booking 2019 weddings and I travel all over. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, contact me today! info@miriambulcher.com