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The Stress-Free System of Packing Wedding Decor

By Brooke DePauw / February 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin   I know what you’re thinking, “Brooke, how hard can packing wedding decor possibly be? You throw some stuff in a box, put it in a car, take it to your wedding, and you set it up.” Seems simple, right? But when you are…

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A 12 Corners Vineyard Wedding

By Brooke DePauw / January 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Whenever I’m writing about my weddings I mention how it is “one of my favorite weddings” and it is always true. But this beautiful 12 Corners Vineyard wedding was one of my all time favorites. It wasn’t because of the pretty details, stunning Lake Michigan beach ceremony or the cookie cake (oh yes, you just…

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The Ultimate Guide to Beach Weddings in Michigan

By Brooke DePauw / January 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

So many people dream of getting married on the sandy beaches in the Mitten State, but very few actually execute due to the many challenges that come with planning beach weddings in Michigan.  As a Michigan wedding planner with a special love for beach weddings, I know all about navigating the ins and outs of…

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5 Tips For Dealing With Family While Wedding Planning

By Brooke DePauw / December 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Dealing with family while wedding planning can be one of the most challenging aspects of the wedding planning process. Most people have heard the expression “weddings bring out the ugly colors in people” and it is true. Weddings bring up a lot of emotions and feelings. It’s a new beginning, a closed chapter, merging of…

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Favorite Business Tool: CoSchedule

By Brooke DePauw / November 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

I feel like on a daily basis I am pitched new business tool that I “have to have” but do you ever wonder how many of them are actually worth the money? In my almost three years of business I have tried numerous different business tools. Some worth every penny and some I could live…

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Top 5 Hosting Tips for a Fulfilling Holiday

By Brooke DePauw / November 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

The holidays are here again, which means we all will be hosting family and friends. I know hosting can be super stressful and not everyones favorite thing, but today I wanted to share some of my favorite hosting tips! Make It Simple The first of my hosting tips is to make it simple. I know…

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A Lake Michigan Engagement

By Brooke DePauw / October 24, 2018 / 2 Comments

One of the fun parts of the wedding planning process for me is seeing my clients get their engagement photos. So when it came time to finally get my own done I was beyond excited! I knew right away I wanted to have a Lake Michigan engagement shoot. The reason I was so drawn to…

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How to Fight the Post-Wedding Blues

By Brooke DePauw / October 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today’s post all about the post-wedding blues – we have a guest blogger! Stellaluna Events intern, event planning enthusiast, Kelly Saroff Allen. Kelly is sharing a little wisdom today on how to fight the post-wedding blues and enjoy this new season of life.    You had the perfect wedding surrounded by friends and family. You…

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Being the First of Your Friends to Get Married

By Brooke DePauw / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today’s post all about being the first of your friends to get married. Yet again we have a guest blogger! Stellaluna Events intern, event planning enthusiast, Kelly Saroff Allen.   Being the first of your friends to get married can be so fun but also comes with common challenges. If your friends haven’t been an…

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The Final Stretch: All The Things The Month Before Your Wedding

By Brooke DePauw / September 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today’s post all about the month before your wedding – we have a guest blogger! Stellaluna Events intern, event planning enthusiast, Kelly Saroff Allen. Being recently married herself, Kelly is sharing a little wisdom today on how to get organized and stay in control the month before your wedding.  The month before your wedding becomes…

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