Recapping back to the first part of this post, local flowers are always seasonal but seasonal flowers aren’t always local.  I think there’s a lot of confusion within those terms as many designers use them interchangeably (I’m guilty too!)  Here are some ways that I would further like to differentiate, why I don’t rely solely […]

Willowbrook Mill is one of my absolute favorite venues.  I love the whitewashed walls, the quaint chandeliers and the stone fireplaces are amazing.  I’m pretty sure I’ve shared the story before of how I used to come and get ice cream here as a girl, prior to it being an amazing event venue.  It had […]

Flowers are shipped to us from around the world.  We’re often educated by wedding blogs and others in the industry about cutting costs by using local flowers and making sure we’re choosing flowers that are in season.  But because we’re able to source flowers from so many different places, the idea of what’s “in season” […]

Every now and then I browse through trend reports and glance at what the “experts” are expecting to be big new fads for the upcoming wedding seasons.  I read one such article not too long ago that mentioned that the influx of animals into weddings and wedding photography was going to be huge in 2017. […]

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. […]