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Something different happens at the Rehearsal Dinner.  There’s a more relaxed vibe, wonderful speeches, so many laughs, and enough excitement and anticipation to make anyone giddy.  The rehearsal is like the prequel to the wedding day story.  Having a chance to capture that energy, those moments – it’s a treat.  When that wedding is a […]

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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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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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Jenny and Danny possess a certain type of magnetism towards each other.  It’s so strong, you can feel like an outsider in their presence.  They look, touch and move with an unspoken communication that seems to be another language.  As the story goes, the first time they met Jenny resisted Danny, and quite a bit […]

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Friday weddings always have a fun energy to them.  Everyone’s playing hooky from their regular lives, and they still have a full weekend ahead of them to indulge in.  This sort of energy suits Alissa and Jon perfectly.  They are definitely a couple that finds all the sweet ways to make the most of any […]

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