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lover of summer lake days, peonies and rosé

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Welcome back to the short blog series where we’ve discussed why you should work with an event planner for both your wedding styling and floral needs. We’ve talked about vision, convenience, and complete support – today, in the last part of the series, we’re going to talk about all things locally grown (including me!). Michigan […]

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Wedding planning often feels packed with big decisions, especially when you’re considering which vendors to trust with your special day. When you run down the list of all of the pieces you need to somehow fit together before the big day arrives, the list just feels daunting. While making that list feel a little less […]

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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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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 […]