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Learning, Listening and Committing to being Anti-Racist

Learning, Listening and Committing to being Anti-Racist

Every morning, I make coffee and write my  social media posts. This last week I have had so much to think about I could not find words for a post. I am still not quite sure what I want to say here, but saying nothing is certainly not an option. I did share some...

Wedding planning advice during COVID-19

Wedding planning advice during COVID-19

Are you looking for wedding planning advice during COVID-19? I do not blame you. This is a crazy time to be engaged, and trying to plan. Take a deep breath, and let's talk about it. We are here for you! The unfortunate reality for many couples, and for all wedding...

Michelle on “Let’s Talk About It” with Akeshi Akinseye

Michelle on “Let’s Talk About It” with Akeshi Akinseye

Standing Together As One Voice To Protect The Events Industry Thank you Akeshi Imogie for having us on to discuss all things Illinois Events Coalition on your podcast! Ali, Collin and I are so grateful for the opportunity to share the story behind the coalition, and...

Our destination wedding shoot in Mexico featured in Inside Weddings

Our destination wedding shoot in Mexico featured in Inside Weddings

While we shelter in place, we dream. Of getting back to traveling with our clients, and for ourselves too. In the meantime, we love looking back at all of our travel from the last few years. Last June, we were at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya with Kesh Events,...

The Illinois Events Coalition

The Illinois Events Coalition

Hello friends! A few weeks ago I found myself chatting with my husband Collin and dear friend Ali Phillips, both fellow small business owners and event industry creatives about how frustrated I was at the lack of a unified voice for those of us in the events &...

Michelle on COVID-19 for Inside Weddings

Michelle on COVID-19 for Inside Weddings

I'm honored to be able to contribute my thoughts, insights and experiences during these difficult times and extend a special thank you to Inside Weddings. Written by Michelle Durpetti, posted on Inside Weddings, April 26, 2020. A Wedding Planner’s Advice on Staying...

A Floral Fantasy In Mexico, Featured On Destination I Do

A Floral Fantasy In Mexico, Featured On Destination I Do

We're SO excited to see this gorgeous feature in Destination I Do!  The team behind it all was amazing and we so enjoyed collaborating to create this stunning photo shoot in sunny Riviera Maya, Mexico! A Floral Fantasy In Mexico Mexico is known for stunning backdrops...

Destination I Do Spring 2020 Magazine Features MDE

Destination I Do Spring 2020 Magazine Features MDE

We are so excited to share that we've been featured (twice) in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of Destination I Do! Michelle is featured and offers pro tips on destination weddings! Also included, a gorgeous destination elopement we had the pleasure of planning and...

Short Dresses for your Wedding Look

Short Dresses for your Wedding Look

As we (not so) patiently wait for Spring New York Bridal Fashion Week to come back around, this is a great time to take a look at some non-traditional dress styles for your wedding look. Short dresses are a new trend that designers like Mira Zwillinger, Reem Arca, and...

Mixed Gender Wedding Parties – All You Need to Know

Mixed Gender Wedding Parties – All You Need to Know

As a planner, I have to say that mixed gender wedding parties are one of my favorite facets of a modern wedding. Wedding parties have gone from sometimes feeling stuffy and full of obligatory relatives to dynamic, happy, bubbly groups of friends. If all of your...

5 Steps To Take After Getting Engaged

5 Steps To Take After Getting Engaged

Congratulations on your engagement!! From this point until the wedding, trust us when we say it will go by in the blink of an eye! We love being here for our clients to take away some of the stress of planning, so you can enjoy your engagement with your new fiancé,...

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