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Love: A History

At Dempsey & Carroll, Valentine’s Day is a particularly exciting holiday.  A recent article in People highlighted the history of this holiday, and how Valentine’s Day cards came to be, with the first cards dating back to the third century. We love sweet handwritten sentiments, but for us, what’s most interesting about Valentine’s Day is …

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Real Weddings: Suzanne and Daniel

Suzanne Schueller and Daniel Gottlander July 25, 2015 Saint Anne’s Church Mackinac Island, Michigan On a breezy Friday evening, welcome cocktails with incomparable views of the Straits of Mackinac thrilled guests on the East Front Porch of the legendary Grand Hotel. A lively dinner followed in the hotel’s grand yet still intimate Cottage Restaurant. Then, …

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A spotlight on Bizia Greene

Dempsey & Carroll event curator Austin Ackles sat down with Bizia to discuss etiquette and her recent wedding. AA: Most of our clients have their thank you cards printed at the same time as their wedding invitations. Occasionally, I get panicked phone calls as gifts start arriving far in advance of the wedding. When should …

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The Paper Anniversary: Wedding Anniversary Traditions and their Modern Twists

It is said that tradition dictates the etiquette of our time. Yet these traditions are subject to change, each developing its own modern twist to find its place in today’s world. Paper is the traditional first anniversary gift. The symbolism behind paper as the first anniversary gift lies in its construction; paper is bound together …

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