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What the heck is a wedding boom?!

What the heck is a wedding boom?!

It is no secret that we are in the midst of a boom. A wedding boom, that is! With the rollout of the vaccine and states beginning to open up, we are about to experience a tidal wave of weddings. Far different from March of 2020 when it all came screeching to a halt, right? Yes! Let’s discuss today on the blog!

A Dreamy Wedding at the Drake

A Dreamy Wedding at the Drake

Genesis and Brett are a fairytale couple. It is impossible not to feel the love they not only have for each other but for everyone they encounter— it radiates in all directions. I am so grateful for the opportunity to help bring their vision to life! I worked with...

Romantic Loft Wedding in Rochester, New York

Romantic Loft Wedding in Rochester, New York

The MDE team loves to travel for clients and colleagues alike! What a treat it was to be part of Erin McDonald’s team that brought this beauty to life in Rochester, NY last fall. Having collaborated so frequently over the last decade, we were thrilled to be their...

Ariana + Ben’s Union League Club Wedding

Ariana + Ben’s Union League Club Wedding

The overall vision for this wedding was classic and romantic. Layered onto this timeless foundation are countless personal elements of their love story. There wasn’t a single detail forgotten, from the custom guest-bathroom...

Michelle a featured expert in Inside Weddings

Michelle a featured expert in Inside Weddings

Originally published on Inside Weddings, view here. Wedding Tips & Trends from Top Event Professionals From wedding-dress shopping to reception décor ideas and more, discover expert wedding advice! Gather expert tips, trends, and ideas for your nuptials on...

Winter Wedding inspiration: Florence, Italy

Winter Wedding inspiration: Florence, Italy

December in Italy is a beautiful time to get married! The sun is shining, the crowds are much smaller and there are so many options for amazing venues 🤩 Recently on my trip to Florence, I had the amazing opportunity to work with the Lungarno Hotels (you may remember...

Creating a fun holiday party tablescape

Creating a fun holiday party tablescape

Gosh I love a good holiday table, don’t you? Sharing a few faves from one of my more favorite tables today. I just loved this take on classic holiday. I like to call it fresh nostalgia because while it reminds me of everything I loved about Christmas growing up, it...

Engagement season is upon us!

Engagement season is upon us!

Ooooof I get so excited at this time of year 🤩. Yes because holidays! Of course. But also - engagement season! Photo: Collin Pierson Photography Officially we enter into this wonderful time in November and are here through Valentine’s day. Did you know there was such...

Podcast: Talking about the price surge

Podcast: Talking about the price surge

What is the price surge and how is it affecting the wedding and events industry? Our latest episode, episode 6, on The Art Of Celebrating Podcast is now streaming. Fellow Chicago wedding planner and co-host Akeshi Akinseye and I discuss the price surge, what it means...

Festive Holiday Tabletop Decor ideas

Festive Holiday Tabletop Decor ideas

With everything going on in the world, so many of us are finding new ways to make the holidays festive, special and meaningful, even though we may not be able to be with all of our loved ones. Here is the good news: festive holiday tabletop decor ideas have not...

National Adoption Awareness Month Is Here

National Adoption Awareness Month Is Here

Each year, November is recognized as "National Adoption Awareness Month" and it is something that is really close to my heart, as I am adopted. For those of you wondering, I was adopted at birth and my parents chose to talk about my being adopted from as early as I...

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