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A ceremony set up on the beach of Lake Michigan and a blog post talks about all the wedding dos from this wedding day

13 Wedding Dos: Things I Loved From My Wedding

By Brooke DePauw / October 2, 2019 / 2 Comments

We hear so much about things you shouldn’t do at your wedding, but rarely hear about the wedding dos. As much as I try to focus my clients on the wedding don’ts I think it is equally as important to show some of the wedding dos. So to use my own wedding as an example…

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Attendees listening during The Haven Conference

5 Takeaways from The Haven Conference West Olive

By Brooke DePauw / September 4, 2019 / 2 Comments

It has been a few months since The Haven Conference and my mind is still buzzing about everything I learned on that day. But since the conference there have been 5 key takeaways that keep coming up for me in my everyday life. So today I wanted to share those with you.   #1 A…

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5 Regrets From My First Year of Business

By Brooke DePauw / June 12, 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. Photography by Stephanie Parshall Photography   It’s no lie that your first year of business is by far the hardest. Some studies…

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Conference attendees smiling with their floral arrangements

10 Tips For Attending a Conference and Getting Your Moneys Worth

By Brooke DePauw / April 17, 2019 / 3 Comments

Photo by Ashley Slater Photography from The Bloom Workshop in Leland, MI.    Attending a conference can be one of the best things you can do for yourself and your business. It gets you out of your regular routine, introduces you to new thoughts, helps you meet new like-minded people and so much more. I…

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Girl with a pineapple sharing some of her favorite things

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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Charcuterie board appetizers

Top 5 Hosting Tips for a Fulfilling Holiday

By Brooke DePauw / November 14, 2018 / 1 Comment

The holidays are here again, which means we all will be hosting family and friends. I know hosting can be super stressful and not everyones favorite thing, but today I wanted to share some of my favorite hosting tips! Make It Simple The first of my hosting tips is to make it simple. I know…

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A couple kissing on the beach during their Lake Michigan engagement session

A Lake Michigan Engagement

By Brooke DePauw / October 24, 2018 / 2 Comments

One of the fun parts of the wedding planning process for me is seeing my clients get their engagement photos. So when it came time to finally get my own done I was beyond excited! I knew right away I wanted to have a Lake Michigan engagement shoot. The reason I was so drawn to…

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Our Story, Our Engagement & Our Wedding

By Brooke DePauw / December 8, 2017 / 11 Comments

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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Independence Berry Lemonade Cocktail

By Brooke DePauw / July 3, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 / 2 Comments

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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