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Sincerely: How do I break the news I’m having an adult only wedding?

By Brooke DePauw / November 16, 2017 /

If you saw this instagram post last week, you know I am asking for all your wedding related and small business questions. Today I am introducing my new SINCERELY blog series sharing my first question I received from a engaged friend of mine. Scroll below to give it a read.   Hey Brooke, My fiance and…

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Gull Lake Country Club Wedding | Zach + Maggie

By Brooke DePauw / November 7, 2017 /

I often say I get to work with the best clients but words cannot describe how truly kind and thoughtful Zach and Maggie are. When I first received the inquiry from Maggie’s sweet mama to assist them in planning this Gull Lake Country Club wedding, I regret to say I did not know a lot…

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Goals for November 2017

By Brooke DePauw / November 1, 2017 /

Can you believe it is already November? It amazes me the older I get, how quickly life goes by, and because of that I am trying to take more time to enjoy the little moments. So from the comfort of my cozy couch with a fire crackling on this chilly autumn day I reminisce on…

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3 Tips For Finding the Perfect Wedding Vendors

By Brooke DePauw / October 30, 2017 /

One of the biggest wedding planning stressors if finding the perfect wedding vendors for your day.  Today I am sharing 3 key tips to make sure you find the best vendors for your big day!   UNDERSTAND VALUE Before deciding anything about vendors, you need to understand your budget and how much are you willing…

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Goals for October 2017

By Brooke DePauw / October 11, 2017 /

Last month I decided I wanted to set goals for myself to make sure I didn’t let the end of summer/ beginning of fall slip away from me because it was so full of weddings. You can catch my September 2017 Goals here, but today I am sharing what I accomplished of those goals last…

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Goals for September 2017

By Brooke DePauw / August 29, 2017 /

September is going to be an insanely packed month of me and I’ve known this a long time now. With four Stellaluna Events weddings and a personal wedding at the end of the month there is not a whole lot of time (especially during the weekends) to spare.   I’ve had the mindset for some…

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The Story of Stellaluna Events

By Brooke DePauw / August 22, 2017 /

I often receive questions about where the name of my business, Stellaluna Events, came from and I often reply with a short answer. But the truth is selecting the name for my business was no simple task. In fact it was a long and thought-out process and means more to me than a couple cute…

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Why Taking Time Off Helps Grow Your Business

By Brooke DePauw / August 8, 2017 /

Have you ever felt uninspired, unmotivated and just down right tired of doing what you’re doing? Have you ever felt guilty because you are doing your dream job and don’t feel you deserve a break because there are other people who have more stresses than you?   I have.   Far too often we run…

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Independence Berry Lemonade Cocktail

By Brooke DePauw / July 3, 2017 /

Like many of you the 4th of July is my favorite holiday. The cookouts, spending time on the lake and being with family and friends – what could be better?! If you’re a sucker for a good cocktail (like me) then you will love this Independence Berry Lemonade Cocktail.   What You’ll Need: 1.5 oz…

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Why I am Taking “Busy” Out of My Vocabulary

By Brooke DePauw / June 29, 2017 /

How many times have you had a conversation with somebody and they’ve asked how you have been? And your response is “busy”? And then you in turn ask them how they have been and they also reply with “busy”?   If you think about it nowadays everyone is “so busy” and the majority of our…

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