October 2012

Nicole + Chris {Wedding Teaser by Elizabeth in Love}

Nicole + Chris {Wedding Teaser by Elizabeth in Love}

When you’re in the process of a rebrand, you’re continually looking for things, anything really, that speaks volumes about all you wish to epitomize with the new you. I had ten events in 2012 and just knew my final October 13th wedding would take the cake. From designing and assembling the florals and decor myself […]

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FAQs: Gaining An Instagram Audience

FAQs: Gaining An Instagram Audience

Let me start by fully admitting to the following: j’adore Instagram. Not only do I enjoy updating my photos and following others but I really rely on Instagram to help build my brand. I’ve recently been asked by a few colleagues how to effectively use Instagram to benefit building a better business and I thought it […]

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Instalove Friday

Instalove Friday

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s been a wonderful week here in the HGE office as I get closer and closer to the official relaunch (set your calendars to December 18th if you haven’t already!). Between building the new site content, prepping for relaunch shoots and my fave of all, drafting up an incredible new client experience […]

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A Day at the Hamilton Dahlia Farm

When Andrew first proposed the idea of moving to Michigan I felt like the world was going to cave in on me.  After only three months in Chicago, I was annoyed at having to pack up again. Michigan wasn’t where I imagined our home being and Michigan certainly didn’t offer me any conveniences or perks […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {Letting Go}

Pep Talk Tuesday {Letting Go}

My parents have a Barbara Krueger painting (not an original) hanging in their home. My mom had an artist recreate the painting for her and all I remember is how badly she wanted that thing. To her it symbolizes an important part of living a fulfilling life that of which is letting go. I’ve always […]

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FAQs: Differences Between Planners, Coordinators and Stylists

FAQs: Differences Between Planners, Coordinators and Stylists

I remember sitting on a train from Toronto to Burlington months before I launched my business, thinking of what exactly I would specialize in as a wedding planner. I knew I wanted to have a big part in creating an aesthetic look for people’s wedding day but I also wanted to give them advice and […]

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Mary Beth + Tom {HGE Wedding by Harrison Studio}

Mary Beth + Tom {HGE Wedding by Harrison Studio}

Happy Thursday, blogettes! How could I not start this post with this stunner? I had a hard enough time finding the words to write this post here. Mary Beth and Tom came into my life and at once I knew two very special people had come my way. Watching them finally become husband and wife […]

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FAQs: Styling Paper Products

FAQs: Styling Paper Products

Happy Monday, bloggies! In celebration of Lemon and Lavender’s incredible relaunch tonight I thought I’d write a bit about styling paper products for photos, whether it be a wedding planner doing so for a client or a designer updating their portfolio. I often get questions from photographers on how they can make this process easier […]

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Confessions of a Rebrand

Confessions of a Rebrand

This entire week has felt like Christmas just waiting to reveal this to you guys! Oh em gee, I present to you; my new logo! The gorgeous hand lettering was done by Molly Jacques who actually lives here in the same city as I do. It was important for me to not only use Molly’s […]

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FAQs: Finding ‘You’ Time

FAQs: Finding ‘You’ Time

Guys, this past weekend I watched a movie. And by watch a movie I mean I left my phone upstairs, my laptop in my office and I even prepared some fattening snacks so I could sit down and enjoy a flick. I’m not even sure I remember the last time this happened. Nor do I […]

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Our Kitchen

Our Kitchen

Hi friends. Rhi here. A little sleepy and way behind with my laundry but nevertheless able to see the light at the end of the 2012 wedding tunnel. This year has been such a whirlwind but I’m ready to tackle one more week of prop building and detail crafting for one last sure to be […]

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