wedding planning

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 / 1 Comment

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

By Brooke DePauw / November 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 DePauw / November 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 DePauw / October 30, 2017 / 2 Comments

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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