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I shared last week that we were planning a baby shower for my sister. Most of the celebrations my family has hosted is the past have been pretty girly… from wedding showers, baby showers and birthday parties there have not been many “masculine” celebrations planned. And I’m really not sure this one qualifies as masculine […]

A Shower for Baby Boy

Feb 8


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I’ve been wanting to share this wedding for some time now.  But every time I sit down to tell the story of Justine and Devin’s the words elude me.  I don’t where to start. I could start with the tale of a girl who has triumphed over the less fortunate happenings in her life.  She […]

Real Weddings :: Justine & Devin’s Glamorous Gala in Downtown Flint

Aug 29


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Dusty Blue Ballroom Wedding | The Day's Design | Samantha James Photography

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It’s been awhile since I’ve shared an inspiration board on here.  It’s not because I haven’t been creating them, because I certainly have.  They’re an amazing tool to help keep your planning on track.  Sometimes the process of wedding planning can become so overwhelming and there are so many ideas out there, and directions that […]

Justine & Devin :: The Inspiration

Aug 15

Wedding Planning & Advice

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I love the planning and designing, the dreaming and getting to know each and every one of my brides.  Often there are day trips to distant destinations, drinks over design plans and yummy bakery treats (I know, I have a rough job!).  I’m always so eager for the wedding day to actually arrive and then […]

Real Weddings :: Hallie & Eric

Jan 21


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