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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...

Holiday Party How-To’s ✨

Holiday Party How-To’s ✨

Holiday parties are literally around the corner can you believe it?! Are you looking for a simple way to entertain that still has all the style and fun? Want to know the secret to pulling off a fabulous holiday event or party? Hire a planner! (Hint: hire us!)...

New episode of our podcast dropped!

New episode of our podcast dropped!

Collaboration is one of the quickest and most effective ways to get the right content in front of your audience. When we, as wedding creatives, are able to create curated content that we’re missing in our portfolio it is not only fun but so valuable. All small...

Treats, tips, and tricks for a most stylish Halloween

Treats, tips, and tricks for a most stylish Halloween

Halloween is one of my most favorite times of the year! I so enjoy fall, and really love going to pumpkin patches and decorating! I am a believer in magic all year long, and what I love about this time of the year is that it can really allow the imagination to run a...

Making Sweetest Day Romantic: 5 ways to celebrate your loved ones!

Making Sweetest Day Romantic: 5 ways to celebrate your loved ones!

Episode 4 on The Art of Celebrating podcast is now streaming and it's one you don't want to miss! Akeshi and Michelle talk about Sweetest Day, share a bit of its history and chat about more than just the love between couples. This day can be about celebrating the...

6 Things Your Wedding Planner Should Know

6 Things Your Wedding Planner Should Know

I absolutely love my job - it is hands down one of my greatest passions in life. Sitting with couples and their loved ones and planning out their wedding is something I find great joy in. I also love planning large-scale events with challenging and complex logistical...

Episode 3 is here!!!

Episode 3 is here!!!

The Art of Being A Great Client (5 Ways You Can Be A Positive Part Of The Wedding Boom) Akeshi and I love to have candid conversations about the state of the industry, what this “wedding boom” is and what couples and clients everywhere can do to positively contribute...

Tips On Writing Your Wedding Thank-You’s

Tips On Writing Your Wedding Thank-You’s

A wedding thank you will go a long way Now, more than ever, showing appreciation to your guests for their attendance in addition to a gift, is an important step that shouldn't be ignored. Completing your wedding thank you notes...

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