wedding planning

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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Our Story, Our Engagement & Our Wedding

By Brooke Dumas / 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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New changes and offerings to Stellaluna Events

By Brooke Dumas / November 29, 2017 /

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 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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Goals for September 2017

By Brooke Dumas / August 29, 2017 /

September is going to be an insanely packed month of me and I’ve known this a long time now. With four Stellaluna Events weddings and a personal wedding at the end of the month there is not a whole lot of time (especially during the weekends) to spare.   I’ve had the mindset for some…

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The Story of Stellaluna Events

By Brooke Dumas / August 22, 2017 /

I often receive questions about where the name of my business, Stellaluna Events, came from and I often reply with a short answer. But the truth is selecting the name for my business was no simple task. In fact it was a long and thought-out process and means more to me than a couple cute…

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Why Taking Time Off Helps Grow Your Business

By Brooke Dumas / August 8, 2017 /

Have you ever felt uninspired, unmotivated and just down right tired of doing what you’re doing? Have you ever felt guilty because you are doing your dream job and don’t feel you deserve a break because there are other people who have more stresses than you?   I have.   Far too often we run…

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