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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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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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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 […]

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Your wedding budget is one of the first and most important things you will determine when planning your wedding. Unfortunately, it can become one of the biggest sources of stress as it can be a very expensive industry. Hidden costs can sneak up on you, so make sure you are well education before signing contracts […]

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Wedding planning can be incredibly stressful, which is unfortunate as it should be the happiest time in your life. Maintaining your health and sanity is essential. We all know the basics  – exercise, eat healthy, take your vitamins. Enjoying your daily life does not only include to remain stress free, but to actually enjoy it […]