Real Wedding Inspiration

Joy to the World!

Joy to the World!

Happiest of holidays to you, blogettes from the crew here at HGE! Like little kids, Andrew and  I were up nice and early this morning to exchange gifts with one another and open up the small stockings we gifted to Chenks and Zoe. I’m so happy that we have zero plans all day except to […]

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The BIG Relaunch Giveaway!

The BIG Relaunch Giveaway!

Guys, first of all thank you so much for yesterday. I am actually exhausted today from all of the love and support given through the blog, facebook, twitter and of course all of the cards, gifts, texts, calls, and emails. I had no idea the new look would be so well received and I am […]

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The New and Improved Hey Gorgeous Events!

The New and Improved Hey Gorgeous Events!

I’ve started and restarted this post for months now. It’s so hard to express all I’m feeling in this moment. Could you imagine trying to write a speech to win an Oscar or an Emmy? I mean that’s a little more serious than this I’m sure but either way, I’m just sitting here completely speechless […]

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Stop For a Minute

Stop For a Minute

And think back to when it all began for you. Maybe it was 25 years ago, maybe it was two. Maybe it was just last week when you started. Think of the day you decided to start your business, start your own journey, quit your day job, quit your night job, or do whatever it […]

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Pep-Talk Tuesday {What You Do Is Important}

Pep-Talk Tuesday {What You Do Is Important}

A couple months ago I was sitting on the couch being a really big baby. After much prodding like usual, I explained to my inquiring husband that I felt my job was a frivolous one. Despite working the hardest I’ve ever worked in my life, while having to learn so much about running my own […]

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Something Sparkly: Vatne Designs New Website

Something Sparkly: Vatne Designs New Website

I totally love when someone takes a huge leap and starts out on an incredible business venture. Even better is watching that person grow and flourish throughout their journey. I’ll be switching up my blogging schedule a bit once the new brand hits, and Fridays will be dedicated to sharing news and updates from myself […]

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Up, Up and Away

Up, Up and Away

Comparison is the thief of joy. I wrote about this the summer before our wedding. That summer, I was trying to wrap up my fast track graduate program in new media, finish a full time unpaid magazine internship, squeeze in some work so I could pay wedding bills, all while living in my parent’s basement […]

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Confessions of a Rebrand

Confessions of a Rebrand

Happy Tuesday, guys! It’s been a while since I blogged a rebrand post but I promise today’s a good one. See, this rebrand has brought so many unexpected and incredible things my way and it’s been such a blessing getting to document it all here. The constant soul searching has been especially beneficial for my […]

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Sarah + Bryan {Wedding Teaser by Tec Petaja}

Sarah + Bryan {Wedding Teaser by Tec Petaja}

I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting to get photos back from the gorgeous wedding of Sarah and Bryan. It was such a classic affair tucked up against the stunning autumn landscape of Traverse City, Michigan. I had the pleasure of designing this event and working closely with the sweet bride and one […]

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FAQs: Bridesmaid Style 101

FAQs: Bridesmaid Style 101

If there’s one thing I wish I would have put more research into when planning our own wedding, it would have been bridesmaid dresses. My girls ended up wearing this gown here, which in my humble opinion is a classic and a dress that could be worn again and again. But after seeing my fair share […]

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Instalove Friday

Instalove Friday

This is what I spent my Friday morning creating. And all at once I am complete. There’s not much to share with you all today except that big things are happening. Basements are getting sketched up with closets being transformed into coolers, design proposals are being made for sweet clients, new SUVs are being looked […]

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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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