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Justine & Ryan are total classics.  Boy meets girl in high school. They become sweethearts, dated all thru college, medical school and law school.  He became a lawyer, she became a doctor.  He popped the question, she said yes.  Happily Ever After began at the gorgeous Whistling Straits.  That would be where this “textbook” love […]

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Fate has a tough job.  She’s tasked with putting people together who all have their own little universes spinning, who are impulsive, distracted, and willful.  She’s the only one who has the map, and she somehow has to make all of us fall into place.  On the day Emily and Matt first met, I imagine […]

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Mary Catherine has an exactness about her.  She’s precise in her plans, laser-focused on her goals.  It comes out as this calm assurance, not loud or brash – just Mary Catherine.  Seamus has it too.  This quiet strength that keeps the world in order for them. From the first moment these two described their day to me, […]

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He fumbled with the papers in his hands, laughing a bit at the nervousness he felt in front of her.  She was his person, but something about this moment, her standing there in the white dress, looking incredible, it was like their first date all over again.  They had written letters to each other to […]

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned as an entrepreneur in the past 12 years – it’s that I can’t and shouldn’t do everything myself.  Yes, I said it.  Recognizing what your business needs you specifically to do, and what you should have someone else do – that is when you find balance. So, if you’ve opened […]

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She grew up as one of a gaggle of cousins who piled up on the lawn and puzzle pieced themselves into the bedrooms of their grandparents’ home on the shore of Lake Geneva.  On the other side of the same lake, he grew up running around with the neighborhood band of boys until the setting […]

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I’ll admit, the first time a client told me they wanted to set aside time to have a first look with their Dad (many years ago), I may have rolled my eyes a bit.  It sounded like some Pinterest-fueled idea that we didn’t really have time for.  But, then I saw it unfold. And I […]

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It’s pretty impossible for me not to see this wedding story thru the eyes of the Mother of the Bride.  She is a dear friend, and I’ve been privy to the inside of the planning journey she took with Caroline for over two years.  Since she is a wedding planner herself, her daughter’s wedding to […]

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She was an Australian transplant, studying acting at an American college. He was a classic Midwestern guy, looking to make his way on the stage.  They were cast opposite each other as husband and wife, which didn’t ignite sparks, but did forge a friendship.  When the show ended, he found himself looking for an excuse to […]

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After all of hugs, congrats and bling-sharing are over, you and your fiancè are left with a lot of questions.  Where do you even start? #1 – Sit down with just your fiancè Take some dedicated time to sit down and discuss exactly what kind of wedding you want to have.  Don’t talk details – […]

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