Entries by Jessica Swagman

Nick and Paula

August 19 When I met with Paula, Nick and Paula’s parents, they were starting from ground zero. A few things that they did know were that they wanted an elegant wedding and they needed a wedding planner that would walk with them, and more importantly, guide them through the entire planning process. Keeping the design […]

Mike + Tanya

November 24 People always find it fun that I stay in touch with a lot of my past brides. But the truth is, these brides and I have spent countless hours together over many months, planning such an important day, that it only seems natural to stay in touch. And with every referral, birth announcement […]

DIY Holiday Gift Box

With Christmas being almost 10 days away (or as I like to say, 2 Saturday’s away), I hope you have started your shopping. With most of my family out of state and country, I find the names on my Christmas list getting shorter and shorter. While some of you might think that I’m super lucky […]

Holiday Entertaining: The Cocktail Party

Hosting a cocktail party this holiday season? Here are some tips to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. Space – Having a space dedicated for the bar is a must! If you are hosting a large party, it’s even a good idea to have two drink stations in different areas to avoid […]

A Whimsical Garden Bridal Shower

It really doesn’t get any better than a whimsical garden bridal shower, with touches of Kate Spade, all inside a gorgeous greenhouse. The Greenhouse in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market offered the perfect setting for Cristyn’s intimate bridal shower. Lorri, the Matron of Honor, and I worked on creating a romantic garden bridal shower for […]