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Five Daughters. Five Weddings. Five Times The Fun.

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Planning a daughter’s wedding is one of those special mother/daughter privileges every mom anticipates with much joy and just a little nostalgia (ok, a lot of nostalgia).   Now imagine planning FIVE daughter’s weddings. Without breaking into hives.   That is exactly what one of my favorite clients of all time, Kari Sandmann of ...

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Bring On The Groom.

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While many of the grooms I encounter during the wedding planning process are just happy to be along for the ride, there are also those men who jump in with both feet. One of the most “engaged” grooms I’ve yet to work with got married this past May and I ...

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The Most Beautiful Wedding You’ve Never Seen.

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Over a year ago, an amazing woman and her fiancé came to Simply Devine with a request: do whatever you want, as long as you have never done it before.   I think Katie and I both went through the same short round of emotions.   Surprise. Disbelief. Excitement. A touch of fear. And ...

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Meet The Ying To My Yang

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Her name is Katie Reno. And she completes me.   Seriously. I’m known to be a little dramatic (hello, have you met me?) but when it comes to my business partner, I would go to the ends of the earth for Katie. She is my wingman, my sidekick, my best friend, my ...

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The Wedding That Started It All.

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Hello and happy fall ya’ll! After a crazy busy summer full of gorgeous weddings (thank you thank you) my staff and I will be re-organizing and rejuvenating just a bit before we dive into some really fun holiday weddings—man I love red velvet! And pine boughs! And twinkly lights!  Anyway. ...

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Sometimes Your Wedding Attendants Need A Tight Leash

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The best man licked the groom on his way down the aisle. The maid of honor stopped to itch her butt. And you know what? It was adorable. But including pets in your wedding ceremony isn’t always so adorable. Imagine an excited St. Bernard dragging a screaming flower girl down the ...

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How to Unplug Your Wedding Guests

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So you’re walking down the aisle, expecting heartfelt smiles and maybe a few tears from all the beloved guests at your wedding. Instead, the faces in your crowd are watching your big moment from behind smart phones, iPads and video cameras. The screens follow you down the aisle and up ...

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy.

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In my line of business, I often have people ask me the number one thing I recommend for making a wedding day really special. Honestly, the best weddings aren’t about venues or decorations or food. A truly great wedding day starts with a happy bride and groom. I don’t care ...

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A Toast to the Father of the Bride.

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Whenever a potential new client walks in the door with mom AND dad in tow, it absolutely makes my day. I think it’s just awesome when a bride wants to include dad in the wedding plans and even more awesome when dad wants to be included. Most dads bring a ...

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Don’t Let The Weatherman Ruin Your Wedding.

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They say this spring is the wettest season in South Dakota history, and I can tell you my rain boots are definitely getting a workout! For all you brides who might be planning an outdoor wedding celebration, don’t let the idea of a few raindrops dampen your spirit. I know, ...

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