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Goals for February 2018

By Brooke Dumas / 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 Dumas / 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 Dumas / 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 Dumas / 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 Dumas / 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 Dumas / 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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Goals for December 2017

By Brooke Dumas / December 1, 2017 /

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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Sincerely: How do I break the news I’m having an adult only wedding?

By Brooke Dumas / November 16, 2017 /

If you saw this instagram post last week, you know I am asking for all your wedding related and small business questions. Today I am introducing my new SINCERELY blog series sharing my first question I received from a engaged friend of mine. Scroll below to give it a read.   Hey Brooke, My fiance and…

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Gull Lake Country Club Wedding | Zach + Maggie

By Brooke Dumas / November 7, 2017 /

I often say I get to work with the best clients but words cannot describe how truly kind and thoughtful Zach and Maggie are. When I first received the inquiry from Maggie’s sweet mama to assist them in planning this Gull Lake Country Club wedding, I regret to say I did not know a lot…

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3 Tips For Finding the Perfect Wedding Vendors

By Brooke Dumas / October 30, 2017 /

One of the biggest wedding planning stressors if finding the perfect wedding vendors for your day.  Today I am sharing 3 key tips to make sure you find the best vendors for your big day!   UNDERSTAND VALUE Before deciding anything about vendors, you need to understand your budget and how much are you willing…

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