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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Elope

As an officiant who also owns an elopement and small wedding planning company, it’s quite comical that I’m writing this. Or contradictory. However you want to view it.  I started my elopement planning business long before COVID - two years to be exact. I’ve been...

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Art That Inspired Us – May 2020

I swear May flew right on by, which is surprising seeing as most of us in the world are still in quarantine. Thankfully, lots of my time was filled with consuming as many pages as I could and working my way through the Oscar nominees list from the past few years. ...

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4 Ways to Make Your Small Wedding Less Awkward

4 Ways to Make Your Small Wedding Less Awkward

I can’t lie - I love small weddings. I’ve always found them to be less awkward than a large wedding. What’s weirder than hundreds of people staring at you while you say your vows? I’m not sure, but I do know that a small wedding is so much more inviting! Though if you...

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Art That Inspired Us – April 2020

This month has been a busy month for booking elopements and thus, most of my influences this month are going to be a little more global. I'm also knee-deep in screenwriting and novel writing classes, so you'll also notice more depth in the books and films I've been...

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Should You Legally Marry During COVID-19?

Should You Legally Marry During COVID-19?

When you remove the nonessential items away from a wedding day, the only essential piece left of a wedding is the ceremony. If you were scheduled to have a wedding during a stay-at-home order, should you still attempt to have a legal ceremony even if your date has...

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Feel at Home with Eric Vest Photography

Feel at Home with Eric Vest Photography

As we sat against floor-to-ceiling windows in a quaint suburban Minnesota Dunn Brothers, Melody from Events by Melody and I swapped stories about the craziest moments we’ve experienced at weddings. We’ve both worked in weddings long enough to have collected a solid...

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Art That Inspired Us – March 2020

I started this month in Chicago and was not supposed to end this month in not only an English-speaking country, but especially Chicago. Well, here I am, writing this from my apartment in Chicago. Isn't it crazy how life can throw massive curveballs at you, no matter...

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