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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...

October Updates

October Updates

Happy October to you!! This is my favorite time of year ????. Cozy clothes, Halloween and cooler temps. Not to mention incredibly fall colors. I always look so forward to this time of year! We have a few amazing things going on, so I wanted to share.     New...

Selina + Chad: A Glamorous Vow Renewal

Selina + Chad: A Glamorous Vow Renewal

In November of 2019, a lovely young woman named Christy married her handsome husband John. I have had the pleasure of working with John’s family for several weddings and I just adore this family! It is such a gift as a wedding planner to have clients who refer and who...

What do wedding planners really do?

What do wedding planners really do?

The latest episode on "The Art Of Celebrating with Akeshi Akinseye and Michelle Durpetti" Podcast is up and full of great conversation! Listen as Michelle and Akeshi discuss all that wedding planners do for their clients. They breakdown important elements that a...

Michelle’s Podcast Just Launched!

Michelle’s Podcast Just Launched!

The Art of Celebrating Podcast Big news, friends! Alongside dear friend and fellow (mega-talent) planner and designer Akeshi Akinseye, Michelle is so excited to share that “The Art of Celebrating” Podcast is officially here! The first episode of The Art of Celebrating...

Sneak Peek: Britley + Peter at Beatnik Chicago

Sneak Peek: Britley + Peter at Beatnik Chicago

How incredible is it when a client wants to think way outside of the norm for their wedding reception? Let me just tell you - it is next-level incredible and super, duper awesome. In fact, these are some of my favorite clients! When a client dreams a dream that is in...

Havana Nights at the Field Museum

Havana Nights at the Field Museum

We woke up this morning feeling so exhausted and so fulfilled! We were so happy to bring Christina + Colin's incredibly beautiful wedding to life this past weekend at the iconic Field Museum of Chicago. Their sunset ceremony took place with the lakefront as their...

A Chicago Loft Wedding, Krisha & Jared

A Chicago Loft Wedding, Krisha & Jared

After so many postponements Krisha & Jared are finally, FINALLLYYY married! So many postponements, a few changes the week of - but these two are husband and wife and we could not be more excited for them! It is always such a blessing...

A Londonhouse Wedding, Cody + Andrias

A Londonhouse Wedding, Cody + Andrias

I don’t know where to begin ????. I am so happy for Cody & Andrias who were finally married this August after 2.5 years of postponements. Their families, wedding party and every creative involved in their wedding was so truly a pleasure to work with! They have...

Dreamy Destination Wedding Locations

Dreamy Destination Wedding Locations

Magical, historical palaces and places ????✨????✨ A favorite #bbfw19 memory -> when Marchesa Fashion presented an outstanding collecting during Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week 2019 that is still ???? Watching these gowns float through the trees, inspired by Monet...

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