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How to Best Prepare for Family Photos on Your Wedding Day

Family photos are arguably one of the most important parts of your wedding day (the most important part is marrying your best friend, of course!). They take the most time, and they can be a little chaotic sometimes. However, there are a few things you can do beforehand to help your family photos go as […]

April 18, 2018


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Your Personal Trainer before the Wedding Day | Justice Wipff

I met up with Justice Wipff, a personal trainer in Chicago to talk about some ways brides could get in better shape before their wedding day! Being a woman myself, I know how real body insecurities can be and I also know how good we can feel about ourselves when we have a smart workout […]

March 30, 2018

Engagement, Lifestyle, Wedding

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Details to Have Ready for Your Photographer on Your Wedding Day

Wedding days are a whirlwind. They’re so much fun, but believe me when I say the day absolutely flies by! I didn’t realize how true this was until our own wedding last Fall. That’s why the images you get from your wedding day are so important. I can’t tell you enough how much it meant […]

March 21, 2018


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Love Languages Are a Game-Changer

On our honeymoon we read a book together that was a total game-changer for the way we love each other. It was the perfect time to read it too, because it set the course for a healthy marriage for us right from the get-go. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman explains just how beneficial […]

February 20, 2018

Engagement, Wedding

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The Best Makeup Products for Your Wedding Day

When we got engaged last year, wedding planning brought on a whole new list of “necessities”. Of course there were the obvious ones like my dress, where our venue would be, and our date…but, there were so many small categories to suddenly consider too. One of those categories was my makeup routine for the day […]

February 19, 2018

Engagement, Lifestyle, Wedding

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