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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Choosing a venue that is an open space is exciting – you can make it whatever you want! And these open space venues are everywhere now front tents to barns, backyards to open loft spaces! Now, where to start. Before moving forward with a “blank canvas” event space for your wedding, put together a comprehensive […]