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Botanical Stationary | The Day's Design | Cory Weber Photography

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Mud. From the earthy, wet fragrance to the magic that grows within it, there’s something fascinating about mud.  It’s definitely underappreciated and so often taken for granted.  But this is the canvas from where all of our sweet little blossom grow.  This is the place where roots dig deep and stems grow tall.  This is […]

Branding :: Mud

Jun 23

Life Adventures

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If you were to take a trip to the house where I grew up, you’d head a few miles outside of a small town.  Travel down a dirt road framed by a perfect archway of oak and maple trees and land at a dusty driveway just beyond a swampy ditch full of cattails.  There sits […]

Seeds

May 2

Life Adventures

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Real Christmas Tree | The Day's Design

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I know many of you are moving full steam ahead into the new year.  But I’m not there yet.  I’m holding onto Christmas for a bit longer.  I don’t like the idea of rushing to tear my decorations down and discard my beautiful tree.  I like Christmas to linger on as long as possible. I […]

My Holiday Living Room Tour

Dec 28

Home Decor

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Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes | Surprise Proposal | The Day's Design | Samantha James Photography

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My little sister is getting married. If you’re a longtime reader of this little blog, you’ll understand the impact of that one little sentence.  It symbolizes how love overcomes all.  It shows that we should never settle or give up hope.  I’m not going to dig up her dirty laundry, but rather I want to […]

Cinderella’s Proposal Video

Jul 29

Life Adventures

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Cinderella's Proposal | The Day's Design | Samantha James Photography

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There’s nothing more exciting to me than creating something beautiful and yet functional.  Creating something that celebrates real life the that moments that happen within it.   I think we need to vanquish the idea of the empty table.  No more heartless styled shoots.  We need to celebrate life as it happens. My little sister […]

Featured :: Cinderella’s Proposal on The Wedding Chicks

Jul 19

Celebrations

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Seasons of Love | Marriage Proposal | The Day's Design | Bradley James Photography

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This past week, I co-hosted a bridal shower for my younger sister.  I am ridiculously excited for her wedding and so happy for her.  However, this post isn’t really about her.  Rather, it’s about something that was said during her shower that particularly struck me. Whenever my family hosts a shower, we always include a […]

Seasons of Love

Jun 27

Life Adventures

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Bridal Boudoir | The Day's Design | Ashley Slater Photography

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The sensual side of being a woman.  That’s what I’d really like to entitle this project.  It’s not about raunchy, racy photos of women in the nude but a reminder that we’re all beautiful and our own kind of sexy.   It’s about the lingering glance behind long lashes.   It’s the she simplicity of […]

Featured :: Styled Boudoir Editorial on 100 Layer Cake

Jun 10

Celebrations

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How to Work with a Wedding Planner | Oatmeal Lace Apron | The Day's Design | Ashley Slater Photography

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Photography: Ashley Slater Photography  A full service planner plans weddings for a living.  Simple enough.  For myself, that means that I will tackle any wedding related task that the bride and groom throw at me, and then some.  It means I work an unlimited number of hours doing whatever it takes make all your wedding […]

How to Work with a Wedding Planner :: Part 4 :: The Full Service Planner

May 25

Wedding Planning & Advice

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Beach Wedding Ceremony | St. Joseph Michigan | The Day's Design | Clary Pfieffer Photography

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August has been on my mind a lot lately.  It really is a beautiful month to get married in, although it’s also a reminder that summer all too soon will be coming to an end.  Becca and John got married in August.  It was the most picturesque day.  The heat of summer was all around […]

Real Weddings :: Becca & John

May 19

Celebrations

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Garden Rose Flower Crown | Engagement Session | Ashley Slater Photography | The Day's Design

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I remember this autumn day – not because I had much to do with the planning or even tagged along with Mattie and Nick’s engagement session, but rather because it was glorious.  It was the kind of October day that every bride dreams of.  Blue skies, heavenly temperatures and most majestic display of colors. If […]

Mattie & Nick :: An Autumn Engagement

May 11

Flowers

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