Celebrations

A Michigan Lakeshore Wedding

A Michigan Lakeshore Wedding

One of our 2019 summer weddings took place at a private residence on the west Michigan lakeshore. It was a traditional and classic celebration with a fresh blue color palette, stunning sail cloth tent, and more than 1000 stems of Dutch hydrangea used throughout. I don’t think we’ve ever had such a long wedding day […]

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A Farmer’s Market Themed 1st Birthday for Ev Drew

A Farmer’s Market Themed 1st Birthday for Ev Drew

One of our family’s most favorite weekend traditions is visiting the local farmer’s market every Saturday possible from May through to October. We have an impressive farmer’s market in the area of town we love most, situated close to our favorite coffee shops, charming restaurants, and established neighborhoods. More than often, we prep our meal […]

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Renee Austin Wedding’s 10 Year Anniversary

Renee Austin Wedding’s 10 Year Anniversary

Some great friendships have been the result of my time in the wedding industry, a perk I don’t take for granted. One of the friendships I’m especially grateful for is the one with Maggie Feil of Renee Austin Wedding. Maggie and I met close to eight years ago when we were both a mere couple […]

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Erin + Matt

Erin + Matt

Life always has a funny way of working out, doesn’t it? In the first few weeks of 2018 I received an email from a woman with a very familiar name. While I couldn’t pinpoint exactly where I knew her from, Erin thankfully did the heavy lifting when she reminded me that not only did she […]

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Ten Years of Blogging

Ten Years of Blogging

Today is a very special day and one full of love for more than the obvious hallmark holiday reasons. Today I celebrate TEN years of blogging! If I could paint a picture for you to illustrate where I was exactly ten years ago today, I was sitting in a small Chicago apartment, at a bar-height […]

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A Digger Themed 3rd Birthday for Lachlan Rue

A Digger Themed 3rd Birthday for Lachlan Rue

Well! We officially have a three year old! Lachlan’s birthday party was this past weekend which worked out nicely since his official birthday landed on a Friday this year. Despite some mild sicknesses lingering in our home for the last eight weeks, I prepared as much as I could in advance of the event, a […]

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Dea + Chris

Dea + Chris

I still remember the first time I met Dea and Chris. It was in the lobby bar of a New York hotel with Sam by my side. Sam and I had hopped on a plane the evening prior for a 48 hour girls only trip. It just happened to work out that Dea and Chris, […]

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Anwuli + Patrick

Anwuli + Patrick

Over the last couple years we’ve been fortunate enough to work with clients and oversee weddings locally here in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Not only is it a perk to work with vendors we know and love in our home town, but for me and my team coming home to our own beds and families at […]

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Kelly + Pete

Kelly + Pete

Last August I had the pleasure, joy, and honor to travel to Italy and bring together my friend and colleague’s intimate Italian wedding. You’ve seen hundreds of photos on my blog and website captured by Kelly Sweet but today I get to share photos OF Kelly and her husband Pete from their stunning wedding celebration […]

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Sarah + Albert’s Wedding Celebration

Sarah + Albert’s Wedding Celebration

I’m so delighted to share this special wedding with you! And truthfully I wasn’t quite certain where it would be best to start this post. When the couple first contacted me just nine months prior to their wedding I was eager to dive into the planning process with them. Helping couples with destination weddings is […]

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Sarah + Albert’s Welcome Party

Sarah + Albert’s Welcome Party

Last October we had the pleasure of travelling to Sea Island, Georgia for a special three day weekend wedding celebration for our clients Sarah and Albert. With just nine months to plan and design a magical weekend for a magnificent couple, it was all hands on deck making this wedding possible with some of the […]

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Beth + Alex

Beth + Alex

As I say with every wedding we have the pleasure of being a part of, Beth and Alex’s was certainly no exception. Beth was one of the first vendors I reached out to when I officially started my business in 2010. I had stumbled across her photography just weeks after our own wedding and immediately […]

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