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Let’s face it: some weddings are a bit bland. If you’ve attended lots of weddings, you know that they sometimes can feel uninspired and forgettable. So how do you make your celebration feel more special and memorable? Investing in custom stationery will make your wedding unforgettable.    What exactly is Custom Stationery?  Everyone agrees that […]

How to Elevate Your Wedding – Custom Invitations | Samantha Meyer Studio

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Welcome to 2021, friends! With each new year comes exciting new ideas, adventures, discoveries, and you guessed it, trends. Every year the wedding industry predicts what trends will happen in events that year. I always look forward to learning about each one to predict what my couples will love as well. I took some time […]

2021 Wedding Trends

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  Vendors Photography – Alexandra Lee Photography Venue – Gibson’s Italia Wedding Planner- North Shore Weddings Gown + Designer – Hayley Paige from Bella Bianca Couture Shoes – Stuart Weitzmann Jewelry – Tiffany & Co. Bridesmaid Dresses – Brideside Hair – Emily Chura Makeup Artist – America Fresse Groom + Groomsmen – The Black Tux […]

Gibson’s Italia Intimate Wedding

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 Many couples toy with the idea of planning a destination wedding, but often aren’t sure what the benefits of a destination wedding are. Storybook Abroad is a destination wedding planning company based in Chicago planning destination events for couples all over the world. Today I teamed up with Lisa Jaroscak, the lead planner, to walk […]

Benefits of a Destination Wedding

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How do you thank your best of friends for all their help and for being a part of your day? The best way to do this is with a gift to show your gratitude and thanks. If you’re anything like me, your wedding party gifts must be special, thoughtful, and something everyone will love. There […]

Wedding Party Gift Ideas – For Her

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One of the first most important steps to wedding planning is figuring out your wedding budget. How to budget for your wedding? I partnered with my friend and colleague MK Anderson, lead planner and owner of Your Day by MK, where she walks you through the most important steps to creating your wedding budget. How […]

How to Budget for Your Wedding | Your Day by MK

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There are a lot of wedding blogs out there telling you what questions to ask before hiring your wedding photographer. However, a lot of times those questions aren’t important and don’t tell you what you really need to know. I went ahead and put together the most important questions to ask your wedding photographer before […]

Questions to Ask Your Potential Wedding Photographer

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Recently I shared a blog post on tips on what to wear for the ladies. You can find that post HERE. However, now it’s time for the guys. It is equally essential for the guys to look and feel confident in their photos as well. Here are a few tips for what to wear for […]

What to Wear for Engagement Photos – 5 Tips for Him

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You’ve got the ring and celebrated the engagement, and now it’s time to plan your dream wedding. You may be wondering where you should start, how do you choose, and where do you look? It can be overwhelming, but below are some tips for how to choose your wedding vendors, the right wedding ones for […]

How to Choose Your Wedding Vendors

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A closet full of clothes and still not sure what to wear for your engagement photos? You’re not alone! There are tons of different things to consider. To dress up or to be casual? Wear something with color or stick to neutrals? The internet is full of information about what is most flattering, what to […]

What to Wear for You Engagement Photos – 5 Tips for Her

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