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Adieu 2017

By Brooke DePauw / December 30, 2017 /

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 /

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 /

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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Our Story, Our Engagement & Our Wedding

By Brooke DePauw / December 8, 2017 /

Our Story I remember walking down the street one day and thinking how crazy it was that my future partner in life could be crossing the road next to me or sipping coffee in the cafe near by. I always was intrigued and frustrated by the fact that I didn’t know where my future lied, but…

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Sincerely: how do I start my own event planning business?

By Brooke DePauw / December 5, 2017 /

Hi there!   I’m interested in starting my own event planning business, but am unsure how to go about finding all the resources I need. I have done a few weddings but there is still SO much I don’t know. I am still in the process of getting a degree in education but my heart…

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Goals for December 2017

By Brooke DePauw / December 1, 2017 /

December, the last month of 2017 – what in the world?! Thinking about how the year is almost over makes me a little emotional. 2017 was a BIG year not only for Stellaluna Events but for my life – but that is for another post (stay tuned!). Today I am sharing how I did with…

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New changes and offerings to Stellaluna Events

By Brooke DePauw / November 29, 2017 /

When I started Stellaluna Events 20 months ago I had a vision to solely focus on planning and coordinating weddings and nothing would pull me from that vision. But sometimes life has a different plan for you. So today I am so excited to officially announce..   I am now offering ‘stand alone’ floral design services!   I…

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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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