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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 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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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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Couple walking after their Long Lake Outdoor Center Wedding

Long Lake Outdoor Center Wedding | Dan & Elizabeth

By Brooke DePauw / July 3, 2019 /

Happy Fourth of July week friends! To celebrate my favorite holiday I wanted to share one of my favorite weddings of all time. Dan & Elizabeth will be celebrating their one year anniversary of their Long Lake Outdoor Center wedding in Middleville, Michigan in just a few days, so I felt it was perfect timing…

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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 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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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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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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