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What To Wear?!

It’s five o’clock on Friday and every girl has one thing on their mind…what am I going to wear tonight?!  Could it be that you’re nervously getting ready for that first date (oooh, we LOVE these)!!  Or maybe it’s a much needed night out with the girls?  Either way…the question is the same…what to wear?! …

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Event Flow

Whether you are planning a wedding, or simply hosting a dinner in your home, there are a few things you can do to ensure your event runs as seamlessly as possible. Event flow is something we rarely talk about, but it is crucial to the success of an event. Where do guests enter and when …

4 Ways a Wedding Planner Brings Value

It is fair to say that a lot of people think they don’t need a wedding planner. And not everyone does. You see, it isn’t simply a matter of need. What do you want your wedding planning experience to be like? What do you want your engagement season to be like? A wedding planner frees …

All You Need Is Love…

At MatchMade, we are as committed to the success of the marriage itself as the wedding celebration.  We love planning the party, but we love you and your precious relationship even more and want to provide you with as many great resources as we can!     That’s why we’re big fans of premartial counseling.  The …

Tea with the Queen

Afternoon Tea It was already an extraordinary day.  Hannah and Ash were young and in love, and they were off to Buckingham Palace, where they had been invited to attend one of Queen Elizabeth’s garden parties.  Yes, that’s right.  I said Queen Elizabeth.  Ash’s father, Christopher, is the Bishop of Coventry, and this is the …

Simon and His Merry Maiden

Once upon a photo shoot, there was a lovely maiden named Rosie engaged to a warmhearted man named Simon. A Robin Hood inspired garden wedding seemed only right, given that their first date was a picnic in Sherwood Forest outside Nottingham, where the two met in college.  The couple moved to Chicago and started planning …

Strapped, Capped, and Sleeved

The 2014 wedding collections have emerged, and I for one am very, very excited.  Though I love a good strapless dress as much as the next girl, I am over the moon with this year’s designs, which heavily feature gowns with ornate straps and sleeves.  For my own wedding eight years ago, I wore a …

Road Trip to Rings

The Plot A blood drive was an unexpected place to meet, but when college students Rachel and Alex met, they immediately hit it off.  After several failed attempts at getting together, things grew awkward.  When they were unexpectedly thrown together on a road trip to South Dakota the summer after their sophomore year, the planning …

Today Is the Day!

Today I am doing a little victory dance in my house.  It is a big day.  I said goodbye to my office cubicle last spring, moved half way across the world, and got busy building a business I loved.  So yeah, I am a little giddy today.  I just can’t help it!  From this day …