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A Fall Loft 310 Wedding | Jeff & Madison

By Brooke DePauw / September 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

You know those people you hit it off with right away? Well that was Jeff & Madison for me so when they asked me to assist in coordinating and doing florals for their Loft 310 wedding in Kalamazoo, Michigan – I couldn’t help but say yes! Jeff & Madison are high school sweet hearts and…

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Goals for February 2018

By Brooke DePauw / February 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

February is here and you know that means a recap of January goals and introducing my February goals for 2018. But before I dive into what progress I made (or didn’t) make on last month’s goals I want to talk about how goal setting has drastically changed my life.   Goal setting has given me…

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16 Items For Wedding Emergency Kits

By Brooke DePauw / January 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

We have all heard a wedding emergency story of finding a stain on a crisp white dress before the bride walks down the aisle, the train getting stomped all over on the dance floor or it down pouring in the middle of the ceremony. Needless to say – life happens and we better be prepared…

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Goals for January 2018

By Brooke DePauw / January 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Happy New Year! I cannot think of a better way to commence 2018 by recapping my December 2017 goals and sharing my goals for January. Here is how I did last month:   Decorate the house for Christmas – I STILL haven’t done this. Check! Our decor was very simplistic (a tree, stockings and a…

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Adieu 2017

By Brooke DePauw / December 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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 / 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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Goals for December 2017

By Brooke DePauw / December 1, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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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