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WHAT'S YOUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSHOOT STYLE?

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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WHAT'S YOUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSHOOT STYLE?

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Discover your Wedding Priorities

First off, let me start off by saying congratulations on your engagement! You have found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with; that right there is worth celebrating!  As you and your partner begin the wedding planning process, you will quickly realize that there is a whirlwind of decisions ahead […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

First off, let me start off by saying congratulations on your engagement! You have found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with; that right there is worth celebrating! 

As you and your partner begin the wedding planning process, you will quickly realize that there is a whirlwind of decisions ahead of you both and so many different avenues to get to your end goal: a celebration with your loved ones to honor your love — a wedding! 

Before you head down the Pinterest rabbit hole or begin reaching out to all of your married friends and family for advice, we suggest you take the opportunity to reflect with your partner and decide what your shared wedding priorities are. Once you know what you value most about your wedding day, it will be easier to make decisions, especially when it comes time to create your wedding budget! 

Here are a few prompts to help you begin to identify your wedding priorities: 

  1. What are your top three wedding must-haves? 
    This could be a specific location or venue, a type of food, or even a specific style of music or entertainment. Both partners may not have the same exact list, but that’s okay! Put down the top three for both partners if you find your list doesn’t overlap. 
  2. Describe the type of wedding you want using 3-5 adjectives.
    Describing the type of wedding you want to have might seem like it’s only focused on the aesthetics and design, but narrowing down the type of wedding you want and especially the size of wedding you want will help you as you begin searching for your venue and other vendors. 


    Ex: Intimate, Modern, Simple, Quirky, Glam, Whimsical, Beachy, Classic, Traditional, Etc.
  3. What do you want your experience as a couple to be on the wedding day? 
    Thinking about what type of experience you want to have on your wedding day can also help you to figure out what direction to go with regards to vendors and also your guest list. For example, if you want to be stress-free and have a professional manage your wedding day, you will likely want to consider hiring a wedding coordinator. 
  4. And lastly, what do you want your guests’ experience to be on the wedding day? 
    Many people really want their guests to be able to enjoy themselves with good food, drinks, and music while they celebrate your love. In addition to that, maybe you want all of your guests to experience a personalized and sentimental touch to the day; so you include a handwritten note at each place setting. The sky really is the limit for ways to make your guests feel special!  

Now that you’ve spent some time reflecting on these prompts, we recommend utilizing the Intentional Planning section of The Engagement Journal. This section really compliments the prompts discussed here and further encourages couples to take a holistic approach when envisioning what they want their wedding experience to be! 

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Vendor Credits:
Photography: Anna Laero Photography | Watercolor Portrait: Lavender + Sea | Venue: Greencrest Manor

Jeannene Lillie is a Michigan Wedding Planner and Michigan Event Planner serving clients in Michigan, Pittsburgh, Ohio, San Diego, and Worldwide Destinations. The JLE Team is committed to coordinating and designing inclusive and intentional events that celebrate the romantic and modern couple. Inquire with us today and stop by the JLE Instagram to get a peek into our beautiful events and get to know us better!

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Sommar and John

"Jeannene is an absolute angel and pleasure to work with. She is quick, efficient, professional, and kind. She took care of communication with vendors, planning, my timeline, and made sure everything ran smoothly. She turned my reception into a fairytale. Thank you Jeannene Lillie Events for all your help and making my life so much easier!"

"The only thing I would change about our process is I wish I would have contacted Jeannene sooner!"

Amy and trevor

"Jeannene is such a wonderful person to work with! She helped me coordinate and plan my micro-wedding and kept up with me regularly. It made me feel so special and recognized. I highly suggest her services! Honestly I was so happy to talk to her every time we were on the phone because she always wanted to get my feedback."

"Jeannene seriously goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and really has an amazing eye for your design."

Krista and Deno

I am not the typical girl who dreamt about all the details of planning my wedding. I really just wanted to show up the day of and call it a day. 2020 surely threw us multiple curve balls but working with Jeannene Lillie Events really allowed me to have a stress free wedding planning experience, and my big day was more perfect than I ever could have dreamed. My vendors were all on the same page and the day flowed so smoothly. The team helped set up decorations and moved my florals and they looked stunning. Everyone we worked with was so flexible and friendly, and I would recommend them 1000 times over.

"Jeannene took care of the littlest details that I would have never even thought about."

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