Hi Friends!

Weddings are my PASSION! I have consistently worked in the love business for the past 3 years helping couples make their wedding dreams into a reality! A recent bride myself, I know firsthand what it is like to plan your own wedding and diving into the wedding world is a dream I get to live each and every day. Following my own wedding, my new husband and I packed up our lives (including 2 fur babies, Panda & Marcus), hit the road, and drove across the country looking for a new adventure in Portland, Oregon. Here, I found a home with Abernethy Center, a place where I can continue to build on my passion and absorb the love and magic that weddings bring! Writing Smooch is another way for me to reach couples looking for some extra support when it comes to planning a beautiful wedding! Stay tuned for the latest tips and idea coming your way!

XO

Madison!

Wedding Wisdom: Let’s Talk About Wedding Stationery

Wedding Wisdom: Let’s Talk About Wedding Stationery

Image via Citrus Press CoSending paper invitations is a time-honored wedding tradition, but for many couples, they serve a greater purpose than just presenting lucky invitees with the details of your big day. Your wedding stationery gives guests a little insight into...

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Wedding Wisdom: Follow The Trail of Vendor Recommendations

Wedding Wisdom: Follow The Trail of Vendor Recommendations

Image via Drey Johnson Photography, Floral by Jodi Iverson Designs One of my favorite things about the wedding biz is our local vendor community.  Most of us know each other and have worked together before. And you shouldn’t be bashful about taking advantage of our...

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Wedding Wisdom: Create a Wedding Planning Email Account

Wedding Wisdom: Create a Wedding Planning Email Account

Image via ShutterstockI don’t think I’ve ever given out my email address so readily as when I was planning my wedding. Most of my communication with vendors happened through email, and of course, I couldn’t resist signing up for all the wedding planning websites and...

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Wedding Wisdom: Don’t Forget to Feed Your Vendors

Wedding Wisdom: Don’t Forget to Feed Your Vendors

Photography: Photoflood Studio  When it comes to the wedding meal, don’t forget about the talented team you’ve hired to be there behind the scenes like your photographer, videographer, and DJ.  These people work long hours without breaks producing and documenting the...

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Wedding Wisdom: Don’t Overschedule Yourself on the Big Day!

Wedding Wisdom: Don’t Overschedule Yourself on the Big Day!

Photography: Briana Batey Photography   It can be tempting to fill your wedding day morning with fun activities preparing you and your friends for the big event. Planning a Mani-Pedi combo, maybe a wax or the guys want to play a round of golf? As fun as all that...

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Wedding Wisdom: What to do with your Wedding Decor

Wedding Wisdom: What to do with your Wedding Decor

Photography: Joshua Rainey Photography  You spend months carefully curating wedding decor; planning, collecting, buying, and DIYing to bring your vision to life.  And then, once the wedding day passes and the celebration is over, most couples inevitably find...

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