The Longing Heart | Editorial

A beautiful styled shoot with one very talented film photographer and some of the prettiest gowns from designer, Truville. Tucked into the Wisconsin countryside, Villa Bellezza Winery was the perfect setting for a shoot that was all about finding simplicity in loves, lost and found again.

Photography: Amanda Nippoldt Photography | Floral/Design/Styling: Johnny and Dottie | Gowns: Truvelle | Stationary: Jenny Sanders of Graceline Art | Confections: Patisserie 46 | Location: Villa Bellezza





Courtney + Jay || Wedding

Courtney and Jay's wedding day was one that will forever be a favorite of mine. I waited for a Bride like Courtney for some time and when we met, we just clicked. She has incredible style, and it is so evident that she is completely in love with Jay.

From the Bridesmaid bouquets of olive branches (forever a favorite!) to Courtney's INCREDIBLE dress, the entire day was filled with little details, touching and belly-aching toasts, and the loveliest flowers of late summer. Tucked into a tiny town in South Dakota, it was the most beautiful day for the most beautiful couple.

Creative Partners:: Design/Florals/Planning: Johnny and Dottie | Photography:: BD Design Studio, LLC. | Venue: Buffalo Ridge Event Center | Stationary: Dena Swenson Designs | Music Services: DJ Kor | Lavender Bags: Etsy

 Yes. A Zombie Groom's cake. Jay was thrilled.


Kira + Michael || Wedding

Designing and planning a wedding in a beautiful little town nestled just beyond the border of where Minnesota and Iowa meet was on my bucket list for some time. Okoboji is a vacation getaway for many, but for Kira and Michael, they get to call this little gem 'home'. Kira and Michael were different than most of my clients as they had a clear sense of style and design that they aspired for (think nautical and J Crew mixed with mod) and knew they wanted the ceremony to be overlooking the lake off their residence.

We brought in custom made linens, transported massive loads of white blooms, and transformed a space known for hosting wedding events and made a day that was all Kira and Michael. It was absolute perfection in every way. (And not to mention Kira was THE most stunning Bride!)

Okoboji, you are beginning to hold a special place in my heart. Kira and Michael, you are all kinds of lovely awesome.

Creative Partners ||  Planning/Design/Floral:: Johnny and Dottie || Photography: 2J's Photography || Hair and Makeup Services:: BomBozi and Unveiled Loveliness || Ceremony Venue: Arnold's Park Majestic Pavilion || Ceremony Location: Private Residence || Linens: Linen Effects and LaTavola Linens || Draping:: Grand Occasions || Stationary: Spark Letterpress || Music Services: DJ Kor || Cake:: Taylor'd Cakes || Caterer:: Yesterdays