MEET nicole

lover of summer lake days, peonies and rosé

CATEGORIES

bridal advice
design and inspiration
northern michigan
lifestyle
business advice

FEATURED POSTS

read more

I have such a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. I love being able to search the site for inspiration and seeing my brides boards. But on the other side, I often get Pinterest Boards with hundreds of images, contrasting design images and designs that are out of the budget of our every day couple. For all […]

read more

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 […]

read more

Who doesn’t love flowers? They were never something I grew up with and mom wasn’t anything of a gardener, but lucky for me, my husband is. When we first started dating, we built a garden at his home, my first in my life. At first I was annoyed by the amount of work it took […]

read more

With so many engagements happening over the holidays and questions and inquiries rolling in weekly, I wanted to share a few quick pieces of wisdom to help any couples! At this time last year, I posted a blog talking about the first steps you need to take upon engagement, HERE. And sure, that is a […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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, […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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 […]