Timelines are stressful and couples planning weddings are often afraid they are leaving things out. The truth is, that’s rare. The overarching issue that I see most often is too much detail, and way too precise of a time for each line item to happen. When you’re sitting on your computer typing it out and […]

My husband and I were married on a beautiful fall day in 2009. It was chilly, but the leaves were beautiful. I had H1N1 with a fever of 103.8 when I walked down the aisle. We didn’t realize of course just how sick I was then, but suffice it to say, I did not feel […]

If only one good thing comes out of my life being pretty much completely on hold right now, other than flattening the curve, perhaps it’s that I’ve had the time to put some deep thought into things I’ve had on my to-do list for a while. One of those things was revamping the titles of […]

Often times brides and grooms planning a summer wedding may think that because they have chosen to have their wedding during a season which seemingly offers perfect weather conditions, there is less that they need to consider when planning the details of their day. I’ve compiled a list of things to mull over a bit […]

“Golden Hour” is a term you’ve probably heard before if you’re planning your wedding and have already booked and met with your photographer or videographer. If you aren’t at that point in the planning process yet, here’s the scoop: Golden Hour is a term used by photographers/videographers/planners to describe the hour prior to the sun […]

When choosing a wedding venue of any kind there are a lot of things to keep in mind, but booking a barn venue comes with a unique set of features to look for due to the often very old and historical nature of the structures themselves and the fact that well….they really weren’t built to […]

When I ask brides to describe their vision for their wedding, often they describe what they want for their centerpieces. “My vision is log rounds on the tables and candles.” Uh, what? Ok. That’s great. But we’ve got some work to do girl… Friends, your wedding vision is about so much more than what’s on […]

Sometimes you go to work, spill coffee on your shirt, read your book instead of eating your lunch, and basically count down the seconds until you can blow that popsicle stand…and other times…you see the love of your life from across the room and fall head over heels. Or at least that’s sort of how […]

We’ve covered budgets and why they are important on the blog before, but as wedding season and the NEW engagement season (because summer is quickly becoming the hot time to pop the question) draw nearer I thought I would speak to the cost cutting and budget related mistakes that have brides hitting the panic button […]

My favorite part about my job is seeing bridesmaids from weddings I’ve done in the past, become the bride themselves! And that was exactly the case when I was present to handle Taylor’s wedding to her love Cameron this past summer at the beautiful Scenic Escape Barn in Henderson, MN. The day was a warm […]

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