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Nothing better than an early morning run at the lake
Gucci sunglasses, Splendid tank, Lululemon skirt
A lakeside lunch date with my boys and their aunties

Sneak peek at a beautiful June wedding planned and designed by Deanie Michelle Events

James Perse dress, Essie polish (muchi muchi)

We took advantage of living with family for 6 weeks, and got in lots of date nights

A peek into our home reno…new fireplace tile. One of my favorite parts of the reno ūüôā

Fourth of July fun with family

Vince sweater, Current/Elliott jeans

Charlie’s first major league baseball game

J.Crew cami, Alice & Olivia skirt (on sale!), Vince shoes (on sale!) also here

Joshua’s naming and blessing

There is never a dull moment, that is for sure! Here is just a little look into the past few months. May was the rainiest month in history here in Texas. Then June was all about an unexpected home renovation that had us out of our house for 6 weeks. Those same two months also happened to be my busiest two months of client weddings. But in between it all we still managed to smile, have lots of laughs and spent wonderful time with family. It is so nice to be settled back in at our house, and enjoying the last bit of summer. Now if only some of that great midwestern weather would make it’s way down to Texas ūüėČ


You can see more on Instagram, @deaniemichelle 
xo, Deanie


Magazine Feature

I am so happy to finally share the style guide magazine feature that I designed and styled for the most current issue of Brides of North Texas. I shared the magazine layout above, and below are some of my favorite additional photos from the shoot.

I had so much fun designing this “Lavender Love” feature for the¬†magazine!¬†The inspiration behind this shoot was romantic, garden, vintage chic, with hints of glam. Marie Gabrille¬†was the perfect venue for the shoot!A huge thank you to Brides of North Texas magazine for selecting my design to feature in the newest issue!

xo, Deanie
Design, Planning & Styling – Deanie Michelle Events
Linens – BBJ
Invites РDesign Roots 


inspiration board


I recently shared a sneak peek of my editorial feature in the newest issue of Brides of North Texas magazine. If you missed the post you can see it here. Today I want to share the inspiration board behind the design.
It all started with a color palette of lavender, fuschia and subtle hints of Tiffany blue. With the launch of the new spring/summer issue recently hitting news stands, I wanted to highlight pretty spring colors, textures and blooms.
I can’t wait to show you all the feature next week!
xo, Deanie


sneak peek

Today I am excited to share a sneak peek of my most recent editorial feature in Brides of North Texas magazine! The spring/summer issue is just now hitting news stands, and I’m thrilled to have another Style Guide in the newest issue. Much of the inspiration behind this editorial comes from the colors and textures of the spring season…my very favorite season. I wanted to incorporate bridal accessories and jewelry into the feature, which had not yet been done in a Style Guide editorial for the magazine.

I can’t wait to show you the feature and all of the details (stay tuned)!

xo, Deanie


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Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a fantastic New Year’s Eve, and are enjoying some R&R today on New Year’s Day! ¬†I always love the fresh start of a new year. 2013 was a great year overall, and I am excited to see what 2014 has in store. Since I started this blog at the very end of the year, I thought it would be fun to recap some the year’s best moments.

1. We celebrated Charlie’s first birthday with a super fun safari themed birthday party.¬†Watching Charlie grow throughout the year was so much fun, brought us so much joy and of course his first birthday was a big milestone for us.

2. Lots of fab weddings and events. I had the pleasure of working with some amazing clients and creative partners this year. All of the weddings that I planned and designed in 2013 were for full and partial planning clients, as I decided to no longer offer day-of coordination clients in 2013. It was a tough decision but ultimately was the right one for my family and my business.  And I thoroughly loved working with the clients that trusted me with their big day and special events this past year. I also worked with several clients on residential parties, and thoroughly enjoyed planning and designing for dinner parties and holidays this past year.

3. Traveling to my hometown of Minneapolis to spend time with family. Including very successfully surprising my mom and sisters with a visit in June. There is nothing better than spending time by the open lakes and lush parkways of my home town and taking in time spent with family.

4. My mom overcame her second battle with breast cancer. She is by far the strongest woman I know!

5. Many, many, MANY firsts with Charlie; first nights to finally sleep through the night, first Valentine’s Day,¬†first hair cut, first birthday, first steps, lots of first words/phrases, first time at the zoo, first time to the pumpkin patch, first swim lessons, lots of meals out and much more! I love this little dude with all of my heart and I love our adventures!

6. I enjoyed a night away with my wonderful hubby to celebrate my birthday. Thank you Grammi and Zaide for babysitting Charlie ūüôā

7. Really got back into running. I bought a jogging stroller in early 2013 and seriously could not have lived without it! It is so nice to run outside and to be able to just take Charlie along with me. I¬†also ran in my first Turkey Trot / first 8 mile race which was a huge accomplishment. My sister Abbie ran it with me, and I’m so proud of us for doing it!

8. I also tried Pure Barre for the first time and loved it…I’m hooked.

9. Hosted friends at our home for several fun occasions and get togethers in 2013!!

10.¬†Started this blog. Which was a goal of mine for 2013. And I can’t wait to share more with you in the new year.

xo, Deanie