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Here you’ll find stories I’ve shared of joyful weddings, adventurous travel tales, destination wedding planning tips, and women owning their beauty.

Hawaii is a gorgeous place to get married! However, if you’re from the Midwest or East Coast, there are closer (and lower-cost) destination wedding venues with a Hawaiian vibe perfect for your big day! We know lots about destination weddings and elopements (and we have our own refined process to make your day exceptional). Read further to find venue […]

Destination, Destination Wedding, Elopement, Engagement, Wedding, Wedding Tips, Weddings Blog

September 1, 2021

Destination Weddings with a Hawaiian Vibe (not in Hawaii!)

Jacob couldn’t have chosen a sweeter way to propose to Michaela. Jacob reached out to me for a surprise engagement that he wanted to do in their backyard.

Engagement, Proposal, Weddings Blog

August 4, 2020

Surprise Backyard Proposal | Neenah Engagement Photographer

If you’ve postponed your wedding because of COVID-19 (we feel your frustration, sadness, confusion, want to scream into a pillow type of emotions), there are still many reasons to celebrate and throw a smaller party with all the festive glitz and glam. Shifting to a smaller wedding allows you and your fiancé to tie the knot […]

Destination Wedding, Engagement, Family, jamaica, Wedding, Wedding Tips, Weddings Blog

June 15, 2020

Why Now is the Perfect Time for a Micro Wedding

There is definitely something special—and important—to experiencing other cultures, communities, and traditions. I think encountering lifestyles different from your own in general life is significant in order to be a well-rounded person, be a kind and empathetic person, and see others’ point of view. Respecting and seeing people different than you, is one reason traveling the world is so important. Part of that experience and discovery carries over into why I love destination weddings.

Appleton, Chicago, Destination, Destination Wedding, Engagement, jamaica, Milwaukee, Wedding, Wedding Tips, Weddings Blog

May 16, 2020

Why I Love Destination Weddings

I personally, LOVE Valentine’s Day! Seriously, it’s absolutely my favorite holiday, EVER! I could go on and on about why I love this celebration of love and friendship—not to mention the chocolate! Need gift ideas? Here are TONS!

Appleton, Boudoir, Boudoir Blog, Engagement, Neenah

February 3, 2020

10 Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Autumn can be unpredictable in Wisconsin, it’s just a fact of life. But on the day of Abbey and Michal’s engagement session, we were shown just how fast the weather can change around here.

Appleton, Engagement, Weddings Blog

October 14, 2019

Autumn Engagement Session | Appleton Wedding & Engagement Photographer

When Sarah and Devon approached me with the idea of doing their engagement session on a charter fishing boat, I was all for it! See, the two of them LOVE fishing together (Devon … and attending fishing tournaments together… and spend so much time on boats – so a fishing boat engagement session was perfectly […]

Destination, Door County, Engagement, Weddings Blog

July 1, 2019

Sturgeon Bay Door County Fishing Boat Engagement Session | Sarah + Devon

You guys! I want you to meet Tina Crabb. A Mom of four making custom confections out of her home based bakery in Appleton, Wisconsin

Appleton, Engagement, Grand Chute, Oshkosh, Wedding, Weddings Blog

December 15, 2018

Custom Cakes and Cookies | Crabb Cakes Bakery | Appleton, Wisconsin

Meet Lauren. She’s a licensed cosmetologist at Salon Elan in Appleton. She’s one of the hair and makeup magicians that I recommend to use for my boudoir clients but she’s also dang good at wedding hair and makeup.

Appleton, Engagement, Neenah, Wedding, Weddings Blog

March 29, 2018

Appleton, Wisconsin Boutique Salon | Lauren at Salon Elan