lexi + brad – the legend at brandybrook wedding

May 19th, 2015 

wedding planner: cherry blossom events  |  ceremony site: st. john’s academy  |  reception site: the legend at brandybrook  |  ceremony music: quartessence string quartet  |  linens & chargers rental: bbj linen  |  stationery: monograham  |  videographer: one fine day productions  |  florist: dahlia blooms  |  bride & groom car rental: class cars |  cake: bloom bake shop  |  makeup: satie briesemeister & barb zanzig  |  hair: alice ezroh & kelly baier  |  dj, lighting, & photo booth: sound by design  |  bridesmaid dresses: bliss bridal  |  tuxes: mens warehouse

katherine + phil – english countryside, lake district wedding

April 27th, 2015 

ceremony: st. john the evangelist  |  reception: phil’s late grandmother’s home  |  catering: jim metcalfe and his drunken duck/chesters team  |  flowers: valerie ann’s florist  |  sperry tent: papakata  |  string quartet: leos string quartet  |  bride’s wedding dress: mikaella  |  groom’s morning suit: ede & ravenscroft  |  coordinators: kara + courtney (by kara elise)

one week left…

February 23rd, 2015 

There is less than one week left in our SET | RAISE | MATCH campaign to help support victims of sex trafficking in the United States.  Anyone can join + remember that every dollar given is doubled!

Sign up + learn more at: www.weddingsforfreedom.com

We hope you’ll join us in taking a stand,


dottie fern

February 13th, 2015 

Our precious Dottie was born on February 8th.  Michelle was a champion throughout + our family already feels like it is more complete with her here.

we are taking a stand!

February 2nd, 2015 

We are very excited + honored to announce our participation in the Weddings for Freedom: SET | RAISE | MATCH campaign to help end modern day slavery in the United States.  In short, our goal is to raise $2,000 to donate to Breaking Free, a safe home and rehabilitation center in Minneapolis that helps between 400-500 girls a year escape prostitution and sexual exploitation.  We will then match dollar-for-dollar every donation that comes in until we reach our set goal!  That means if we succeed in raising $2,000, we will raise and donate a total of $4,000 (or more)!

If you would consider supporting us in this effort, you can learn more about the project + give at: www.weddingsforfreedom.com

Any amount helps + every dollar goes farther as we will be matching up to $2,000.  We so appreciate you and hope that you will join us in taking a stand!

Your friends at paper antler,


PS: If you know any wedding vendors out there, encourage them to sign up!

How does it work?

SET - we set a goal of how much money we would like to give to Breaking Free

RAISE - we have the entire month of February to raise our set goal

MATCH - we will personally match every dollar that we raise up until we reach $2,000

Learn more + sign up at: www.weddingsforfreedom.com

Why should I care?

Reason #1:  At least 100,000 children are sold into sex trafficking every year in the United States

Reason #2:  There are fewer than 250 beds available for underage victims

Reason #3:  13 is the average age of entry into prostitution in the US

Reason #4:  The United States sex trade is a $9.8 billion industry

Reason #5:  The average American lives within 19 miles of daily sex trafficking

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