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A Summer Loft 310 Wedding | Brooke & Michael

By Brooke DePauw / December 11, 2019 /

Whenever we get asked to do a Loft 310 wedding in Kalamazoo, Michigan I get really excited because its one of my all time favorite venues. And Brooke & Michael’s wedding took the space to a whole new level! Brooke and Michael met while they were attending Western Michigan University and decided to bring their…

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A bride and groom dancing by the lake during their Spring Lake Country Club wedding

A Spring Lake Country Club Wedding

By Brooke DePauw / October 16, 2019 /

Holiday weekend weddings are always fun so when Michelle & Brendan decided to ask their guests to spend their Memorial Day weekend at their Spring Lake Country Club wedding in Spring Lake, Michigan I knew the weekend would be a total! One of the things that stuck with me the most from this beautiful Spring…

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couple getting married on the rooftop during a Kalamazoo, Michigan wedding

A Fall Loft 310 Wedding | Jeff & Madison

By Brooke DePauw / September 18, 2019 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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