Autumn Bonfires

It can be said that I take things to the extreme. Like, when throwing my best friend a baby shower. Or, when ordering so many olive branches that it literally looks like a vineyard in my basement. That’s my nature, to take things and make them awesome on a grand scale. So, when shooting a lifestyle campaign that revolves around a bonfire party, what do I do? I take it to a whole new level. I really do think I am incapable of the less is more approach. I love the small details that add to the overall look and feel of an event, and it’s only when I have run out of ideas that I’ll stop (so, basically, never). Luckily, my fondness for the grandiose makes for some pretty cool lifestyle pictures and a lot of fun with some pretty fantastic friends. Mission accomplished.

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Tom and Rachael

July 12, 2014

Simply put, I adore Tom and Rachael. These two compliment one another so well and are constantly working together as a team. Throughout the entire process of planning and designing their wedding, they were always so considerate of one anthers thoughts, opinions, and wants. Their vision for their wedding was absolutely gorgeous, a wedding designers dream. We were able to perfectly blend Rachael’s love of vintage romance with Tom’s cool modern taste. Add a killer rocking 80’s cover band and a surprise guest appearance, and you have a fabulous wedding for an amazing couple, even with the rain.

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Rehearsal | St Mark’s Episcopal Church
Rehearsal Dinner | The Pinnacle Room at the  Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Bridal Makeup | Allison Bower
Bridesmaids Makeup | Salon Re
Bridesmaids Hair | Salon Re
Florist | JS Weddings & Events
Ceremony | St Mark’s Episcopal Church
Photographer | Dionel Photography
Cocktail Hour | Louis Benton
Reception | The Ballroom at City Flats
Music Entertainment | Triple Lindy
Reception Entertainment | Sparty, MSU Mascot
Cake | Desserts by Lori
Decor Rentals | JS Weddings & Events
Linens | Cascade Rental Center
Transportation | The Grand Rapids Trolley Company

Mustache Party

June 20, 2014
Sometimes a girl just needs to throw a party (because apparently the girl, on her “down time,” needs to plan another event). It’s even better when the party involves mustaches. After scheming and planning with Tyson, cutting out a million mustaches, and realizing there aren’t a lot of foods that are black and white, I finally got to have a mustache.

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Sneak Peek: Erik and Clare

May 23, 2014
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Carolyn and Tom

May 10, 2014
Five years ago, I was given the honor of helping at Carolyn’s older sister’s wedding, so being a part of Carolyn’s wedding was extra special. With a color palate including the freshest sweet mint and the softest peach, off set with golden yellows, her entire wedding was swoon worthy. From the beautiful flowers, to the lace bridesmaids dress, to Carolyn’s to die for shoes, everything was so spot on. Did I mention her shoes? Peep toe wedges with laser cut details? I am still dreaming of them. Add some amazing vintage rentals from (my lovely friends at) Fancy Fray, a gorgeous blushing bride and her bird cage veil, and her dashingly handsome groom, you have a stunning wedding full of memories.

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