Tree Cutting Tradition at Blake's

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. From the music, the decor, the scents of pine and spices, to the cozy nights of snuggling in front of the wood burning fireplace while watching a winter snowfall…It really is a magical season!! I also love the spirit that is in the air of spending time with loved ones and creating memories and traditions that live on for generations to come.

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Today we are so excited to share a project that has been a long time in the making - the Ines & Marie Studio! Since Justyna and Jason bought their adorable bungalow in Berkley, Michigan, we have dreamed of transforming their extra garage space into a studio. For many years we have all worked out of our home offices and met with clients in cute coffee shops or over drinks, but were craving a place to call our own. The need became even greater last year when we started offering floral design as a part of our services and simply didn’t have enough space to build all of those floral arrangements.

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Welcome to Ines & Marie

We are beyond excited to share with you our new name, brand and website that we have worked so hard on over the last year and a half. The process was long, intense, and full of many late night deep dives into our dreams for our small business - and we could not be prouder of the finished product. The wonderful Kathryn of Creme Brands helped us hone in our vision, choose the perfect palette, create a timeless logo, and really dig deep into what the look and feel of our website meant for our business.

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Benefits of Hiring a Month Of Coordinator

We may be a bit biased, but we believe that hiring a wedding planner is priceless. You’ve likely dreamed of this day for a while, and you don’t want to spoil the celebration with the stresses of planning a large event. Even if your budget doesn’t allow for our full planning/design or design/coordination packages, hiring a planner to relieve you of the last-minute chaos and final details a month before your wedding is definitely worth the investment, and here’s why:

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Meet our new intern, Leia!

Every year at Take A Seat, we bring on one event assistant intern who gets the opportunity to shadow our team throughout our busy summer wedding season, all while learning the ins and outs of the industry. We are so excited to introduce our 2017 intern, Leia Gibbard, who has already proven to be the perfect fit for our team with her warm-hearted spirit, pro-active attitude and love for hosting memorable celebrations!

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Justyna & Jason | Tuscany Wedding with Amanda Dumouchelle Photography | Part One

“Oh, you’re a wedding planner? Planning your own wedding must have been so easy for you!” I cannot tell you how many times I heard that phrase over the past two years. Well, let me tell you that as a professional wedding planner, planning my own wedding was still quite the experience. Not only for myself, with the pressure of making sure it was planned, designed, and executed to my exact vision…but you can also imagine the stress it caused my then fiancé, Jason! He definitely deserves an award for how he dealt with me throughout the process. 

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How to Create a Wedding Budget (That Works for You)!

Happy Friday, friends! If you are up in Michigan like our team, you are probably starting to feel the itch to ditch the sweaters for sun dresses and drive around with your windows down. This is the time of year where I become hyper productive as the days get longer and the weather gets (slightly) warmer. It’s a good time to tackle tasks that I usually dread. Though wedding planning is full of beautifully curated details, it is also full of less glamorous tasks like contracts, endless logistics, and the b-word. No, not that b-word. I’m talking about BUDGETS!

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Tips for a Successful Wedding Venue Search

Searching for your perfect wedding venue can be a long laborious process. How many of you recently engaged couples out there have gotten lost in the Google vortex and ended up totally overwhelmed? There is SO much information out there and a ton of beautiful venue options, so this part of wedding planning can get overwhelming fast. Here at TAS, we are hoping to provide you with some pro-tips on searching for a wedding venue and what things to look for/questions to ask when you are on a tour.

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Meet Meg!

Full name: Meg Whitaker Bosse

Age: 29

Title: Event Coordinator

Educational background: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design & Production (concentration in Stage Management) from the University of Michigan, Professional Certificate in Event Management from The George Washington University

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