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Wedding Tradition Origins

Wedding Tradition Origins

Collin Pierson Photography Modern day weddings can run the gamut, from a small gathering of family for an afternoon ceremony to Kim Kardashian’s $10 million dollar bridal catastrophe (come on, we all watched it!). The one thing that stitches all wedding celebrations...

MDE Weddings: Gianna + Tony

MDE Weddings: Gianna + Tony

Gianna & Tony were married in early 2018, and we're so excited to bring their "winter wonderland" inspiration to life! The beautiful bride wore custom Michal Medina from Dimitra's Bridal, which was a driving force behind the rest of the wedding details! From the...

Michelle Talks 2018 Oscar Fashion!

Michelle Talks 2018 Oscar Fashion!

The 2018 Oscars have come and gone, and we are left with oodles of inspiration from the red carpet! I am not a fashion critic or expert, but I do love a gorgeous frock (as my incredibly talented friend and wedding dresser Caroline Shaw likes to say!) So I have chosen...

MDE Destinations: Banyan Tree Mayakoba Day 3

MDE Destinations: Banyan Tree Mayakoba Day 3

Our final day exploring Banyan Tree Mayakoba was a most spectacular one! For couples considering a destination wedding with sun and gorgeous views, I can’t say enough about this property! Be sure to follow along on my insta stories for even more details from the trip!...

MDE Destinations: Banyan Tree Mayakoba Day 2

MDE Destinations: Banyan Tree Mayakoba Day 2

Being down here in Riviera Maya has been spectacular. It has been such a privilege and pleasure to have been asked to join along on this trip and see all that this magical property has to offer. There are a few fellow Chicago planner colleagues here, some that were...

MDE Destinations: Banyan Tree Mayakoba Day 1

MDE Destinations: Banyan Tree Mayakoba Day 1

I was so excited that Carolina Moreno of the Banyan Tree Mayakoba property in beautiful Riviera Maya, Mexico invited me to attend a trip to see this beautiful property! Even better that my husband and photographer Collin Pierson (check out his website here) was...

We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

Michelle Durpetti Events is Hiring! We would love to have you on our team; please send your resume to michelle@durpettievents.com Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Description: In search of a responsible Executive Assistant to support our senior managing partners in a...

Michelle’s Wedding Feature on CandidCandace.com!

Michelle’s Wedding Feature on CandidCandace.com!

Happy Wedding Wednesday! We are excited to share a spotlight feature from CandidCandace.com that highlights some of the very special moments during our very own, Michelle’s, wedding this past January 6th! Check out a glimpse below! [gallery theme="photomosaic"...

Modern Luxury Weddings Feature Michelle + Collin!

Modern Luxury Weddings Feature Michelle + Collin!

It's a VERY SPECIAL Wedding Wednesday.  Modern Luxury Brides recently featured our very own Michelle Durpetti and her groom-to-be, Collin Pierson (Collin Pierson Photography)!  Michelle and Collin will be saying "I Do" in just a couple short weeks, January 6th, 2018...

MDE Couple, Terry + Kayla, Featured in Modern Luxury Weddings!

MDE Couple, Terry + Kayla, Featured in Modern Luxury Weddings!

It's Wedding Wednesday and one of our couples was featured in Modern Luxury Weddings! Always such a pleasure to see our client’s wedding featured in print. Terry + Kayla is was such a joy to be a part of your beautiful day. A Huge Thank You To The Incredible Teams...

Christmas Gift Ideas 2017 – Michelle’s Top Picks!

Christmas Gift Ideas 2017 – Michelle’s Top Picks!

Top Gifts On Our Wishlist This Christmas Ah yes, the holidays are here. For some reason this time of year always creeps up on me, even though I know every year that it is coming. I have had quite the year, and in all honesty could not think of one thing to ask Santa...

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