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Attendees listening during The Haven Conference

5 Things I Learned From Hosting A Conference

By Brooke DePauw / August 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Hosting a conference or live event seems to be all the rage right now and everyone is interesting in creating an in-person experience. I absolutely love live events and think there is so much power to getting people in the room and immersing them in an experience. I hosted my first conference, The Haven Conference,…

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Blog Workflow: How I Am 3 Months Ahead On Content

By Brooke DePauw / July 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

We all hear people talk about the importance of a blog workflow, but some of us are skeptical if it actually works. What if I told you that as I am writing this I am over 3 months ahead of my blog content all thanks to my blog workflow? It is true, I am writing…

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Felt Mansion Estate wedding venue in Holland, MI

An Intimate Felt Mansion Wedding

By Brooke DePauw / July 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you have been had the pleasure of witnessing a Felt Mansion wedding, it is always a magical one. From the gorgeous property to the historical touches, this space creates memorable events and was the perfect place for Dana & Quentin’s wedding day. When Dana first reached out to me in January of 2018 she…

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Couple walking after their Long Lake Outdoor Center Wedding

A Long Lake Outdoor Center Wedding | Dan & Elizabeth

By Brooke DePauw / July 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Happy Fourth of July week friends! To celebrate my favorite holiday I wanted to share one of my favorite weddings of all time. Dan & Elizabeth will be celebrating their one year anniversary of their Long Lake Outdoor Center wedding in Middleville, Michigan in just a few days, so I felt it was perfect timing…

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Chairs set up for The Haven Conference

5 Questions to Ask Before Planning a Live Event

By Brooke DePauw / June 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Live events are all the rage right now in the entrepreneurial world and it feels like everyone is attending or planning a live event. But live events require a lot of time, energy, resources and money, which I learned quickly after hosting my first Haven Conference. So before you start digging into the planning, stop…

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5 Regrets From My First Year of Business

By Brooke DePauw / June 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

*Disclosure: some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning that at no additional cost to you I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Photography by Stephanie Parshall Photography   It’s no lie that your first year of business is by far the hardest. Some studies…

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A couple enjoying champagne the week before the wedding

Week Before the Wedding: 6 Tasks You Need To Do

By Brooke DePauw / May 29, 2019 / 1 Comment

Exactly 10 days from today is my very own wedding day – can you believe?! I’m blown away that is is the week before the wedding, especially since Eric and I have been engaged for just about a year and a half. Normally the week before the wedding is super stressful, busy and quality sleep,…

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The whole group at The Haven Conference

The Haven Conference West Olive Recap

By Brooke DePauw / May 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m beyond excited today to share the recap of The Haven Conference for entrepreneurs recap of our very first West Olive, Michigan conference! If you’re reading this and are new to conference allow me to tell you a little about it. The Haven Conference is a one day event geared towards entrepreneurs that we focus…

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Newlyweds kissing at a camp blodgett wedding

Kyle & Chloe’s Misty Camp Blodgett Wedding

By Brooke DePauw / May 1, 2019 / 1 Comment

With the unbeatable views and intimate space a Camp Blodgett wedding is always a special one. So when Chloe first reached out to me in the summer of 2017 needing some assistance planning her and her fiance, Kyle’s dream Lake Michigan wedding, I knew Camp Blodgett in West Olive, Michigan would be the perfect place…

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Conference attendees smiling with their floral arrangements

10 Tips For Attending a Conference and Getting Your Moneys Worth

By Brooke DePauw / April 17, 2019 / 3 Comments

Photo by Ashley Slater Photography from The Bloom Workshop in Leland, MI.    Attending a conference can be one of the best things you can do for yourself and your business. It gets you out of your regular routine, introduces you to new thoughts, helps you meet new like-minded people and so much more. I…

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