Posts

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
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,…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
Conference attendees smiling with their floral arrangements

10 Tips For Attending a Conference and Getting Your Moneys Worth

By Brooke DePauw / April 17, 2019 / 2 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…

Read More
Bride and Groom at their Auburn Hills wedding

Carly & Ryan’s Auburn Hills Wedding

By Brooke DePauw / April 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Oh Carly & Ryan! This couple has an extra special place in my heart for many reasons but one being that Carly’s brother, Jeremy, and my sister, Chelsea, are married. Which, I’m not sure what that makes us, but it feels like I have another sister and brother-in-law. So when they asked me to coordinate…

Read More
Bride and bridesmaids smiling at a Journeyman Distillery wedding

Michael & Rebecca’s Journeyman Distillery Wedding

By Brooke DePauw / March 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

I am always excited to execute a Journeyman Distillery wedding and Michael & Becca’s wedding day definitely was one for the books! I had the pleasure of not only spending time planning with Becca, the bride, but also worked extremely closely with her mother, Pam, and mother-in-law, Dodi. I loved how well I got to…

Read More
Girls sitting at a conference in Chicago, IL

4 Reasons To Attend A Conference

By Brooke DePauw / March 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

There are so many reasons to attend a conference, retreat or live event, but unfortunately there are so many things that hold us back from doing it. Some of those things include money, time, location or just the fear of leaving our comfort zone. I personally have experience massive success by attending conferences, retreats and…

Read More

Ciccone Vineyard Wedding with a Tuscan Flair

By Brooke DePauw / February 20, 2019 / 2 Comments

If you have followed along on here for a while you know I have a special place in my heart for the Leelanau Peninsula. So when I first had the pleasure of speaking with Stephanie about her plans for her Ciccone Vineyard wedding I knew this was going to be such a gorgeous day. Stephanie,…

Read More