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Featured {Inspired By This}

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Hello blogettes! I’m currently awaiting the arrival of buckets and buckets of blooms for Friday’s event (with more than 80 stems of gorgeous Cafe Au Lait dahlias in this order; can you say excited?) but needed to pop in and share a recent feature. Yesterday the sweet gals over at Be Inspired PR shared my recent Camping Inspired Couples Shower on their blog and it was so rewarding to see an event I planned in only six weeks come together so perfectly. You can check out more of the details here in this post and here in this one. This amazing couple finally gets hitched next month and I’m counting down the days until their big day. It’s going to be a wild ride! Stay cool in this crazy summer heat wave xoxo

Published {The Knot Michigan}

Guys, I nearly did cartwheels when I finally saw the latest issue of The Knot Michigan sitting on the shelves at Target this past weekend. The issue with my work published on the inside. See, a couple years ago Andrew and I made the move from Chicago to Michigan just three months after my second move back to the city (and only six months after our wedding; still with me here?) This big city girl was sick of moving and I remember sulking the entire drive here to Grand Rapids because I KNEW it was going to be so so hard to find my ideal client, the kind of client that I dream of working with, here in Michigan. I felt like the type of career and business I wanted so badly was further away from reality in Michigan and I couldn’t believe this would now be ‘home.’ Luckily I learned pretty quickly like with most things in life you can sulk about it and do nothing, or you can turn a negative into a positive and make it work for you. So I did just that. I decided I’d have to let Michigan learn to love me and what I have to offer. I’d have to try and set an example to show that quirky event design and full service event planning services are a must. With a small portfolio of events but all the gusto in the world to make it happen, I knew eventually things would fall into place. And they did.

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If you pick up the latest issue of The Knot Michigan, you find a section in the middle called Tradition with a Twist. Guys, that is SO Hey Gorgeous isn’t it? Traditional with a twist. Playful with the pretty. Gorgeous with the unexpected. I had no clue what the story would be about prior to receiving my sneak peek copy but I love how they highlighted the juxtaposition-style of my florals and events. And seven pages? Of my work, blooms and my big old heart? HGE in print! To the editors at The Knot who told me I have something special to offer here in Michigan, thank you reigniting that fire in me that here in Michigan I am needed and understood. If you’re reading this and you’re in Michigan go grab a copy too. It’s really a gorgeous issue filled with amazing vendors and ideas from here in the Mitten.

Oh and the above double page spread is from our Little Black Dress Bridal Shower editorial. You can see more here. Amy Carroll shot the spread and did a wonderful job. Ashley from Lemon and Lavender created the lovely paper goods and I did the styling, concept and florals. Have a happy Tuesday, friends and go out there and do something wonderful! xoxo

Featured {The Everygirl}

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Happy Thursday, blogettes! I’m so excited that my most recent editorial is featured on an incredible (non-wedding based) blog today! I’m such a fan of The Everygirl and shrieked a little when they told me the shoot would be up on their site today. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working with a few talented chicks to bring the idea of a Valentine’s Day Friendship Fete to life, and after it was all said and done really think so many of us would love hosting or even attending this kind of night in. You know, one where you and your girlfriends could celebrate your friendships with one another! I’ll have more photos and details in a post next week here on the 14th but in the meantime I hope you too find the ideas used throughout the shoot as inspiration for your own celebration. Check out the feature here with more eye candy and tons of party planning tips from yours truly! All photos were taken by the talented Kelly Braman.

Featured {Style Me Pretty}

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Today is a way good today thanks to the team over at Style Me Pretty for featuring Mary Beth and Tom’s Northern Michigan wedding. Working with these two was such a joy thanks to their remarkable personalities and genuine nature. Mary Beth was always game for anything and couldn’t have been more receptive to my ideas. And Tom was always willing to help, take on duties and give suggestions. I love when grooms are as hands on as Tom. Their wedding was a whirlwind day filled with endless amount of detail and some of the most memorable moments I’ll never forget. You can see more of their wedding in its entirety here and catch the post on the Little Black Book blog here. I’m off to a rental appointment this morning before some more client appointments this afternoon! Make it a good day, blogettes xoxo

Published {Southern Weddings Magazine}

So I’m going to preface this blog post with the fact that I’m not from the South. I’m actually from Canada and currently live in Michigan, so really I’m very far from having any southern roots (darn). But you see, I have a secret crush on the South. I seriously pinched myself when I was asked to share why I love all things southern because the truth is there’s a lot of things that this girl living up in the Mid West kind of loves. If you’ve managed to score a copy of this drop dead magazine (seriously, I cannot express how incredibly stunning, well put together and aesthetically pleasing Southern Weddings is!) chances are you came across a section that includes little quotes on what some wedding pros love most about the South. I’m honoured to be included in this fun feature. There I am in the bottom right hand corner with Camille Styles! Well, pick my peas, right?

Also, if you head over to page 60 you’ll see a bouquet I created is featured. Holy bananas. Kelly Sweet did you see?

I’m thankful for opportunities like this. What are you thankful for? Happy Thanksgiving weekend, friends xoxo