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Why Taking Time Off Helps Grow Your Business

By Brooke Dumas / 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 Dumas / 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 Dumas / 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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La Petite Bloom Workshop: Leland, MI

By Brooke Dumas / June 22, 2017 /

Furthering education and meeting other creatives is an important part of my business so I was more than excited to attend The Bloom Workshop in Leland, Michigan.   Our morning began with a three and a half hour car ride to the Leelanua Peninsula in beautiful Northern Michigan. Any trip to Northern Michigan is typically…

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Old Bag Factory wedding party

Old Bag Factory Wedding – Bread and Chocolate Goshen

By Brooke Dumas / June 15, 2017 /

One of the best parts of my career is meeting such genuine and kind people, and Adam & Kim were the epitome of those words. Kim and I chatted on the phone for the first time early August about her May 2016 wedding at the Old Bag Factory in Goshen, IN. Both Adam & Kim…

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Garden Themed Bridal Shower Florals

By Brooke Dumas / May 1, 2017 /

I love doing floral projects outside of wedding days and having the opportunity to experiment with new designs. So when a mother of bride asked if I would create some florals for her daughter’s bridal shower (who also happens to be one of my July brides) I couldn’t resist! Especially once I learned it was a…

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Couple smiling during a Journeyman Distillery wedding

A journeyman Distillery Wedding Shoot

By Brooke Dumas / April 13, 2017 /

Late last fall I met with Raisa of Weddings by Raisa at a coffee shop to introduce ourselves and chat about the possibility of a collaboration. After an hour of lattes and creative brainstorming we developed concept for a winter styled shoot that would marry elegant details with hint of rustic vibes that would represent…

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Hygge Retreat 2017

By Brooke Dumas / April 7, 2017 /

“ ‘hygge’ a Danish term defined as “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Pronounced “hoo-guh,” the word is said to have no direct translation in English, though “cozy” comes close.” -The New Yorker This past summer I was scrolling through Instagram and stumbled across a picture…

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5 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Venue

By Brooke Dumas / April 2, 2017 /

I think we all can agree venue tours are super exciting! Walking into a blank canvas and envisioning your perfect day! But before you get too distracted by the rustic farm tables and the charming bridal suite—make sure you ask these questions. What does the rental price include? You find that perfect exposed brick loft…

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Michigan Blueberry Farm Wedding Styled Shoot

By Brooke Dumas / March 22, 2017 /

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Early last summer, Hanna of Hanna Adams Photography reached out about collaborating on a styled shoot. We first met to talk about overall concept and design of the shoot and both agreed we wanted something with natural elements and with some Michigan flare. The backdrop for the shoot…

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