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5 Tips for Planning The Best Bachelorette Party

By Brooke DePauw / June 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

A bachelorette party is such a fun way to celebrate the bride before she ties the knot. While the modern bachelorette party is a newer phenomenon in the history of weddings, it is now often considered an essential part of the Maid of Honor’s planning duties. I’m here to tell you that you can have…

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A Couple’s Seamless Guide to Wedding Bars

By Brooke DePauw / May 2, 2018 / 2 Comments

Often overlooked, a robust wedding bar is one of the most crucial parts of the best night of your life. As a harbinger of joy at your wedding, a well-run bar is large component of the recipe for a dazzling event that will leave your guests happy, mingling, and dancing the night away.   Unbeknownst…

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Get in Shape For Your Wedding – 5 Easy Tips

By Brooke DePauw / March 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

With so many things to do and prepare before the big day trying to get in shape for your wedding can often get put on the back burner and neglected. I am a full supporter of all bodies are beautiful in every shape and size – but sometimes brides ask me how they can get…

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Goals for February 2018

By Brooke DePauw / February 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

February is here and you know that means a recap of January goals and introducing my February goals for 2018. But before I dive into what progress I made (or didn’t) make on last month’s goals I want to talk about how goal setting has drastically changed my life.   Goal setting has given me…

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Sincerely: How do I block schedule my day?

By Brooke DePauw / January 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Productivity is one of my favorite topics so naturally when I learned about block scheduling I was all about it, but to be honest it took me a long time to figure out how to make block scheduling work for me and my schedule. Today, I am sharing how I block schedule my day and…

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16 Items For Wedding Emergency Kits

By Brooke DePauw / January 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

We have all heard a wedding emergency story of finding a stain on a crisp white dress before the bride walks down the aisle, the train getting stomped all over on the dance floor or it down pouring in the middle of the ceremony. Needless to say – life happens and we better be prepared…

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Goals for January 2018

By Brooke DePauw / January 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Happy New Year! I cannot think of a better way to commence 2018 by recapping my December 2017 goals and sharing my goals for January. Here is how I did last month:   Decorate the house for Christmas – I STILL haven’t done this. Check! Our decor was very simplistic (a tree, stockings and a…

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Adieu 2017

By Brooke DePauw / December 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

It is so hard to believe that we are days away from a new year and about to say adieu to 2017. As eager as I am to dig into the new year – I am a little sad to see 2017 leaving (what felt like) so quickly. Today I wanted to give 2017 a…

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Fernwood Botanical Garden Wedding | Niles, MI | Mike + Theresa

By Brooke DePauw / December 20, 2017 / 0 Comments

To call a candlelit evening in the garden “magical” is an understatement. Mike & Theresa’s Fernwood Botanical Garden wedding was definitely not lacking in magic. Coming from Chicago and the busy city life, they found an escape in this beautiful garden setting. Theresa has an eye for design and detail, and her vision for the…

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How do I estimate my wedding guest count?

By Brooke DePauw / December 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

Hey Brooke I am planning my wedding and wondering what percentage of guests invited won’t come? And what percentage of people RSVPing still won’t show? Our invite list is larger than our venue limit so I’m curious if we should cut back significantly before sending invitations. Thanks! Sincerely, Worried about the numbers   Wedding guest…

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