Celebrations

Alex + Josh

Alex + Josh

One of the sweetest perks of what I do is becoming friends with other talented colleagues and wedding artists I admire. Such is the case with the incredible Alex of Alexandra Nicole Make Up. For the past few wedding seasons, Alex has been making some of my HGE brides look their very best on their […]

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Danielle + Nick

Danielle + Nick

This past summer, the HGE team had the tremendous pleasure of executing one very special event for one truly special couple. Danielle and Nick came to me last spring of 2014 needing help with planning their destination Northern Michigan event. As soon as I took time to get to know the couple I was smitten. […]

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Emily + Matt

Emily + Matt

Typing up this post to go hand in hand with Emily and Matt’s wedding brought on some seriously melancholy feelings for me today. See, Emily and Matt (and especially Emily’s family) become somewhat of my own over the almost 17 months we planned this celebration together. I was welcomed into their home with open arms, […]

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Kristine + Brett

Kristine + Brett

When a couple has been together for more than ten years and come to you to plan their big day, there’s admittedly a bit more pressure than normal to create something really spectacular. I still remember the day Kris and I skyped together for our initial meeting (with her sweet Mom by her side) and […]

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Brogan + Doug

Brogan + Doug

This is the stuff magic is made of. Brogan and Doug, Doug and Brogan. I’m so lucky to work with such incredible souls. When Brogan had first come to me to potentially be a part of her and Doug’s big day, she had just lost her sweet Mom. We talked on the phone for a […]

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Sara + Austin

Sara + Austin

I hope you’re all sitting down for this blog post, my friends. Because it’s a complete visual overload of gorgeous details, sweet Southern traditions and some of the most beautiful photographs I’ve been lucky enough to add into my portfolio thus far in my career. But first a little back story. And stick with me because […]

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Ellen + Pat

Ellen + Pat

Oh goodness. I’m so excited to share this wedding with you today, friends. Yesterday I shared our feature over on Snippet and Ink and today I’m diving into all of the details from Ellen and Pat’s Grand Rapids Downtown Market wedding. The couple hired me on the last day of January earlier this year to […]

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Katie + Bryan

Katie + Bryan

Katie and Bryan. Two souls meant to brave any storm. Together in harmony. Forever. There are always stand out moments at each wedding that really stick out to me whether I’m in my groove working hard on logistics, setting up decor or directing my staff to the next task on the endless list of to […]

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Jamie + Ryan

Jamie + Ryan

Goodness gracious. I’m not sure where to start with this one, my friends. Jamie and Ryan had one of the loveliest (and most labor intensive) weddings last Labor Day weekend on the shores of Lake Michigan. Set against the bride’s parent’s beachfront property, complete with miles of white sand, blue water and soft green dune […]

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Alexandra + Josh

Alexandra + Josh

There’s not much I can say to really give this wedding the justice it deserves. I get goosebumps just looking over these gorgeous photos from Mango Studios, reliving this day, all these moments, over and over again. Alex and Josh exemplify true love, that selfless, knock you off your feet, I-want-that kinda love. I shared […]

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Kristen + Chris

Kristen + Chris

Hearts. Hearts for days. Two hearts in love. Two hearts becoming one. Hearts on the ceremony alter, hearts on the invitations, hearts on the dance floor. Yup big lovely heart decals on the dance floor. That actually happened. Kristen and Chris, I really adore you two. From the minute we met over a year and […]

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Nicole + Chris

Nicole + Chris

Oh my goodness. Nicole and Chris. And Nacho. That adorable little pug you’ll see below. Nicole, Chris and Nacho stole my heart the minute I began helping them plan their October 2012 wedding. Nicole works for Xbox (I mean come onnn with that level of radness) and when she told me she bought her BHLDN […]

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