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As a wedding planner, it is not only our job to organize and design your day but to ensure that you as a bride or groom truly enjoy the day and immerse yourself in the experience. Seeing couples overly focused on ensuring every aspect is perfect can take away from the true meaning of the […]

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When planning a wedding, there are so many things to keep organized – vendor lists, payment due dates, contracts, and upcoming assignments. How do you keep all of this organized alongside everything else you have to do in your every day life. Read below! Ask your planner for help – We have so many tools, […]

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With 2017 winding down, the holiday season upon us and the time for 2018 goal setting nearing, I wanted to sit down and reflect on what 2017 meant for me and what I am thankful for. Aside from the obvious such as my amazing husband, wonderful clients and my business as a whole, I wanted […]

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Invitations are such an important piece to any wedding. Some couples spend thousands to specially design and create memorable and carefully curated pieces. Other couples design them their selves putting special touches of their love story into their design while others order beautiful pre-designed invitations through wonderful companies such as Minted and Basic Invite. Whichever […]

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Being able to help plan Northern Michigan weddings is a dream come true! Having spent summers “up north”, I am very familiar with so many amazing aspects of the gorgeous lakeside, Northern Michigan towns and feel so connected to this area. From Petoskey, to Boyne Mountain, to Traverse City and Charlevoix, each town is more […]

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As an entrepreneur, there are so many different tasks I am responsible for and often have to spread my mind across different avenues. It is easy to get swept away in a specific project, an email distraction or mindless pinterest scrolling. In order to keep myself focused, productive and efficient, I have found I work […]

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Designing your tablescape is such a fun and exciting part of your overall wedding design. Of course you have your floral centerpieces, but there are plenty of other ways to add your personality to each table and create a breathtaking composition. Naturally, budget will play a role in the overall design and determinations, luckily there […]

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Such a beautiful setting Northern Michigan is. From Traverse City to Petoskey, Mackinac Island to Charlevoix, each town is more picturesque than the next. It has become one of my favorite places for weddings and celebrations and I absolutely adore working with my Northern Michigan couples. With a second Compose Events studio space located in […]

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We adore wedding dresses! Trust me, I would wear one everyday if I could. It is not only the dress that completes your bridal look though. Every bride has plenty of options to optimize their overall bridal look. I have a list of just a few of the basic pieces every bride should consider adding. […]

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You’re engaged! You have found your fiance and true love – and now you get to ask your family and best friends to be a part of your big day. Choosing right people to stand next to your and your fiance is so important and can be so much fun, but choosing the right bridal […]