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a whole lot of memories-



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Incredible is the word I’d use to describe Amanda and Nick’s Chicago Wedding at Loft Lucia. This entire weekend reminded me why I love traveling in the Fall. When the air gets crisp, I always feel like an adventure is afoot. Which naturally is also the feeling of a wedding day. Add in that Chicago […]

Chicago Wedding at Loft Lucia | Amanda + Nick

chicago wedding photos

March 14, 2022

Travel, Weddings

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I expected it, but not on the day it happened. To understand this, you must first understand Woody. When Woody gets excited about something, he immediately tells people about it. This means he told me the moment he asked my mom and Grams for permission (3 months prior to his proposal date). Originally I thought, […]

The One Where Woody Proposed

Engagement Portrait

December 2, 2021


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As we come to a close on another year of business, we also say goodbye a monumental 12 months. No other year has shifted the course of society, internally and externally. 2020 was the most honest black and white response as to why slowing down, and appreciating what you have, is important. And finally, to […]

2020 Reflections

December 31, 2020


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It’s my 29th birthdaaay sooo I figured I’d have some fun highlighting the quirkiest moments that made up the best of these 29 years! I chatted with some of my closest friends and family and asked them for some help on these “Marissa Moments”. Because, let’s be honest, even though I know the majority of […]

29 Marissa Moments // A 29th Birthday Tribute to Myself

August 12, 2019


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Soo, last year I created a magazine. I decided against a podcast, or a live Youtube stream. Mainly because I don’t have the actual tech-savvyness to conquer that. BUT also I don’t think social media is ready for my extremely uneventful life to accessible across every platform. Why a magazine then? It gives me a […]

MDP Wedding Magazine

July 23, 2019

Creatives, Personal, Weddings

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Back in 2018 I went through a 200+ hour Yoga Teacher Training. My initial thought going into YTT was that it would be a great thing to utilize during my off-season. I’ve always wanted to teach, in some sense of the word, and figured if I loved yoga enough why not give it a shot. […]

What Yoga Teacher Training Taught Me

June 24, 2019


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This is something near and dear to my heart, because I’ve realized as I grow older, I use traveling for something more than just to explore new cities. I mentioned it a bit on Lizzie’s podcast – but I’ll reiterate it here for you as well. (If you are here just for the Aruba pics […]

Self-Care while Traveling // Featuring: Aruba!

May 4, 2019

Personal, Travel

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HEAD’S UP: I tried super hard to not put in any spoilers, but here is my warning just in case 😉 mkkay. So, if it wasn’t already apparent  – I loveeee to binge watch TV shows! I also love to watch them over and over again because why the heck not? Being a girl though, […]

Valentine’s Day Special: My 5 Favorite TV Show Romances

February 14, 2019


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It’s super weird talking about yourself to an audience you can’t really see. But for an introvert, it is one of the best things social media has provided: A way to “sell” my product and my love for my job without having to network in person. It eliminates that sweaty handshake and stutter. I don’t […]

Podcast Interview | Trying My Best!

February 8, 2019

Creatives, Personal

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Well Well Welll. Hellllllo there! My name is Marissa and I’m the human behind all of these words and pretty love stories. I had this goal in 2019 to blog more (very broad of a goal I know), but hey might as well kick it off on the best foot! Sooo what better way to begin than […]

Hiiii it’s Me! | Marissa Introduction

January 21, 2019