Category Archives: Wedding Planning & Advice

Last month Josh and I celebrated 7 years of marriage. I was asked what the secret is.  I don’t really think there’s a secret to making a marriage last but if I had to sum it up, I might use words like stubbornness or persistence.   You have to refuse to give up, even when the […]

You can plan a wedding without a wedding planner.  You can even do it without a designer or day of coordinator.  As someone who does this for a living, I will tell you that you don’t have to hire someone like myself to have an amazing wedding experience.  But until your wedding day actually approaches, […]

Last month I had the opportunity to visit Hotel Walloon for the first time.  I’ve heard whispers about this magical little village, nestled between Petoskey and Boyne City, it’s a destination for summer dreams.  We were greeted with snow squalls.  But the charm and hospitality that waited just beyond the front door instantly warmed us. […]

I’ve had dreams of many creative ventures.  Some of them are fleeting, romantic notions and others have lead me to where I am today.  Often I like to bite off more than I can chew, telling myself that I am more creatively adept than my natural abilities truly reflect. It came to my attention that […]

Greenery, calligraphy, winery.  The three key words that best describe the wedding day of Jarvie and Hank – which will be in my journal tomorrow.  But before I share the wedding in its entirety, I’d like to give a little behind the scenes of what went into the planning and design of the day. Photography: […]