Wedding Planning Tips

Bride and groom on the beach who found the perfect place to elope in Michigan

10 Places to Elope in Michigan

By Brooke Dumas / September 9, 2020 /

It’s not shock that this pandemic has lead to a lot of couples ditching the big wedding and choosing to elope. Michigan is one of the best places to choose to have an elopement and has an abundance of beautiful locations. Today we are going to walk you through some of the top places to…

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Couple in the snow for their winter wedding in Michigan

A Winter Wedding in Michigan: Everything You Need To Know

By Brooke Dumas / August 26, 2020 /

It’s no secret that Michigan’s summers are some of the best for weddings, but many underestimate the beauty of a winter wedding in Michigan. Between the abundance of snow, ski resorts, pine trees and more – Michigan is one of the best places to host a winter wedding. We want to walk you through why…

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A ceremony happening during a spring lake country club wedding

The Ultimate Guide to Lake Wedding Venues in Michigan

By Brooke Dumas / July 29, 2020 /

One thing this state is known for the most is our beautiful lakes, which leaves us with an abundance of lake wedding venues in Michigan. There is nothing more beautiful than a wedding on the water. There is something magical about the water that brings everyone together and relaxes you. That is why it is…

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Journeyman Distillery wedding venue all set for a ceremony to take place

Journeyman Distillery Wedding Venue – Wedding Planner’s Ultimate Guide

By Brooke Dumas / January 29, 2020 /

Journeyman Distillery wedding venue located in Three Oaks, Michigan is one of Team Stellaluna’s all time favorite venues. Between the unique history, charming small town location and one of a kind style this venue is a perfect place to get married. As Michigan wedding planners we have planned and executed many events at this venue…

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couple walking through a vineyard wedding in michigan

5 of the Best Vineyard Wedding Venues in Michigan

By Brooke Dumas / November 27, 2019 /

There isn’t anything much more beautiful than a vineyard wedding in Michigan. Between the rolling hills, lake views and of course the wine, a vineyard wedding is where it is at! With over 112 vineyards in Michigan it can be pretty difficult to decide which one to host your wedding at. So today I wanted…

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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 Dumas / October 2, 2019 /

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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A couple enjoying champagne the week before the wedding

Week Before the Wedding: 6 Tasks You Need To Do

By Brooke Dumas / May 29, 2019 /

Exactly 10 days from today is my very own wedding day – can you believe?! I’m blown away that is is the week before the wedding, especially since Eric and I have been engaged for just about a year and a half. Normally the week before the wedding is super stressful, busy and quality sleep,…

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packing wedding decor favors and menus

The Stress-Free System of Packing Wedding Decor

By Brooke Dumas / February 6, 2019 /

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin   I know what you’re thinking, “Brooke, how hard can packing wedding decor possibly be? You throw some stuff in a box, put it in a car, take it to your wedding, and you set it up.” Seems simple, right? But when you are…

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ceremony happening during beach wedding in michigan

The Ultimate Guide to Beach Weddings in Michigan

By Brooke Dumas / January 16, 2019 /

So many people dream of getting married on the sandy beaches in the Mitten State, but very few actually execute due to the many challenges that come with planning beach weddings in Michigan.  As a Michigan wedding planner with a special love for beach weddings, I know all about navigating the ins and outs of…

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Sister and Mother helping bride get ready for her wedding day.

5 Tips For Dealing With Family While Wedding Planning

By Brooke Dumas / December 19, 2018 /

Dealing with family while wedding planning can be one of the most challenging aspects of the wedding planning process. Most people have heard the expression “weddings bring out the ugly colors in people” and it is true. Weddings bring up a lot of emotions and feelings. It’s a new beginning, a closed chapter, merging of…

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