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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Shop My Favorite Things

By Brooke DePauw / February 18, 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. This page is dedicated to sharing some things I’ve tried and love! I’ll be updating this weekly as I try new items…

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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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Couple getting married on the beach of Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor, MI

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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Sister and Mother helping bride get ready for her wedding day.

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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My Favorite Social Media Scheduling Tool: CoSchedule

By Brooke DePauw / November 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

I feel like on a daily basis I am pitched a new social media scheduling 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 social media scheduling tool. Some worth every penny…

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