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5 of the Best Vineyard Wedding Venues in Michigan

By Brooke DePauw / 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 DePauw / 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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Week Before the Wedding: 6 Tasks You Need To Do

By Brooke DePauw / 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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The Stress-Free System of Packing Wedding Decor

By Brooke DePauw / 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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The Ultimate Guide to Beach Weddings in Michigan

By Brooke DePauw / 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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5 Tips For Dealing With Family While Wedding Planning

By Brooke DePauw / 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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Man and woman standing on beach of Lake Michigan talking about the post-wedding blues

How to Fight the Post-Wedding Blues

By Brooke DePauw / October 17, 2018 /

Today’s post all about the post-wedding blues – we have a guest blogger! Stellaluna Events intern, event planning enthusiast, Kelly Saroff Allen. Kelly is sharing a little wisdom today on how to fight the post-wedding blues and enjoy this new season of life.    You had the perfect wedding surrounded by friends and family. You…

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Bride and bridesmaids smiling while getting ready and being the first of her friends to get married

Being the First of Your Friends to Get Married

By Brooke DePauw / October 9, 2018 /

Today’s post all about being the first of your friends to get married. Yet again we have a guest blogger! Stellaluna Events intern, event planning enthusiast, Kelly Saroff Allen.   Being the first of your friends to get married can be so fun but also comes with common challenges. If your friends haven’t been an…

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The Final Stretch: All The Things The Month Before Your Wedding

By Brooke DePauw / September 6, 2018 /

Today’s post all about the month before your wedding – we have a guest blogger! Stellaluna Events intern, event planning enthusiast, Kelly Saroff Allen. Being recently married herself, Kelly is sharing a little wisdom today on how to get organized and stay in control the month before your wedding.  The month before your wedding becomes…

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Brown wallet with wedding vendor tips pouring out of it

Who Do I Give Vendor Tips To At My Wedding?

By Brooke DePauw / August 30, 2018 /

Vendor tips can be hard and one of the last things you want to worry about on your wedding day. The truth is that there is no real rule when it comes to vendor tips at weddings. Most wedding vendors do not expect a tip, but it is a nice surprise. However, there are a…

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