January 29, 2024

As wedding planners we have to evolve and predict the new trends that each year will bring. As we work on designs for our 2024 weddings, we have been able to hone in on what we think are going to be the hottest 2024 wedding trends.  Expect to witness 2024 as a very colorful and […]

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January 25, 2023

This stunning lakeside wedding took place in May on a private property in Holland overlooking Lake Michigan. S+M had the perfect space for a ceremony and reception with a flip for a late night afterparty. This black and white elegant design left guests wowed and remembering this lakeside wedding for years to come.  We lucked […]

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March 23, 2022

We believe in continuous education to give the best experience possible to our couples. To always be trend setters and develop processes that will help us be even better wedding planners and further our abilities in wedding design. That was my goal in attending the Sinclair and Moore Workshop in Seattle just about 1 year ago, last […]

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February 3, 2021

We are so lucky to have Amy Carroll Photography in our back pocket when recommending photographers to our couples. She truly has an artistic eye that is hard to come by, and we are so impressed and amazed with every picture she creates. And that is exactly what Amy is, a creator. Not only is […]

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Geometric ceremony arbor

January 18, 2021

We are taking some time on our blog to highlight some of our favorite vendors in the industry because even though this year has been sparse with weddings, we have been able to be a part of some beautiful events. And the vendors that made these weddings happen. The first vendor that comes to mind […]

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December 31, 2020

With our Holiday season looking a little different this year, we are reminiscing on New Year’s past with Amanda and Jeff’s stunning NYE wedding at High Five GR. This wedding was truly one of the most fun to attend and to plan! There were so many elements that made this wedding a true New Year’s […]

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December 18, 2020

After a year of major changes and unknowns in the wedding industry, we can only expect the same for 2021 with new trends and styles for weddings in order to accommodate the ever changing regulations and guidelines. With that, we have had the pleasure to plan and execute some of the most amazing intimate and […]

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October 28, 2020

This gorgeous and intimate backyard wedding brought to you by a pandemic did not disappoint. Megan and Marc just so happened to have a quaint backyard the perfect size for their ceremony and reception. When their original dreams for a wedding at High Five GR fell through, we fully switched gears and created a backyard […]

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October 21, 2020

This boho sunset styled shoot on the lake deserves a moment on our blog. We cannot get over all the gorgeous elements that made this shoot come together, and all the vendors that made it happen. This is an extra special blog post for us, as my fiancé and I (McKenzie) were the models for […]

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long table for reception

September 28, 2020

Katie and Jon were so amazing during the planning process in the middle of a pandemic. When changes were being made to their original wedding plans, they never lost sight of why they were doing this. They wanted to get married, and at the end of the day, it was the two of them with […]

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