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The Groom often gets overlooked in planning a wedding day look.   Throw on a suit, fix the hair, grab your scotch and you are ready to go, right? Not so much.  This is your wedding day, and you can have items that are special and meaningful to you as well.  Your bride gets “old, […]

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I had a mother of a bride, who on the morning of her daughter’s wedding made an odd request.  She asked me not to photograph her.  At all.  I’m sure the shocked look on my face was unchecked.  I immediately responded with a smile, “But you are part of the story today.  Of course, you […]

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Barn weddings are among my favorite.  I just love the contrast of elegance and casualness that inevitably develops.  And, let’s be serious – any couple willing to get a little dirty on their wedding day is a couple willing to have fun! When I started this list back in 2013 (yes, I was way ahead […]

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I have to admit, when my Facebook and Instagram Story feeds start filling with ladies walking the runway in all the latest bridal collections, I swoon.   I mean, shopping for your wedding dress is one of the very best parts of wedding planning, right?!?  Its the dress you dream of first, picture yourself in, […]

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So, there’s one thing I’ve never understood about weddings.  Okay, well there are a few things, but one that truly puzzles me. Why in the world do men rent a suit?  (And, even more, why do they rent shoes?)  There are so many things wrong with this concept.  Not the least of which is the fit […]

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Door County has a grip on me.  The little peninsula in the Northeast corner of Wisconsin is enchanting, charming and inviting.  Life is a bit slower, the sun seems a little sweeter, the people are small-town awesome, and there’s a strong respect for history on every street.  You can spend a week there and still […]

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Wedding dates get picked for a myriad of reasons – my own actually got picked by our venue when they double booked our original, carefully chosen date. So how do you pick?  Based on your sibling’s wedding plans?  Maybe the dates your venue has open?  Or maybe it’s when you are able to get enough vacation? […]

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Okay, well there are like 10 things I would tweak.  But there’s ONE thing that would have made a huge difference.  This one simple choice would have solved so much of our stress, and saved Hubby a lot of sweat too. Wondering what it is?   I would have done a first look.  Admittedly, it […]

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Wisconsin has a lot of truly unique wedding venues, if you are willing to scratch a bit deeper than the surface.  I adore finding new locations to explore, and I’m always adding to this list.  In fact, I started this list back in 2013, but this version here is new and updated! It goes without […]

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**This editorial shoot was published by Style Me Pretty (twice!) here. ** Dusk has always been my favorite time of day.   First and foremost – the light is the bomb.  And it is so fleeting.  You get maybe an hour, and then it is gone in an instant.  But there is a magical quality to […]

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