Little Lights

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Summer weddings are right around the corner! We love to see the unique details each couple adds to their day. Despite everyone having their own thing going on, trends still play a huge role on one of the biggest days of your life, whether it’s the style you choose or what’s available for you to […]

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May 21, 2018

At our other full time gig as photographers, Erin and I have had the pleasure of working with Joshua Booth, owner of Diamond Label Films, a number of times over the past few wedding seasons. He’s shot at Little Lights a few times as well, capturing the day beautifully for our couples. Josh is professional, […]

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May 14, 2018

Mary Denmead, local West Branch resident and yoga teacher, holds classes at Little Lights on Main each Monday and Wednesday night. I had the pleasure of interviewing her about her class and why she loves and teaches the practice. Enjoy! When did you start teaching yoga? I’ve been teaching for 20 years but started dabbling […]

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May 7, 2018

Little Lights has been around for a a while now, and you may have even come over for a party or two! There are some fun bits of information that you may not know, and we’d like to share them with you! Here’s a few facts about Little Lights, the crew, and the rich history! […]

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April 30, 2018

What is a chafing dish and why do we prefer them? A chafing dish is a metal pan with an outer pan of hot water, used for keeping food warm. Our much-loved building is very old and full of quirks. We prefer chafing dishes because plugging in too many roasting pans in our antique building is known […]

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May 19, 2017

Trendy, visually striking, and low maintenance, succulents make the perfect plant for enhancing your wedding decor. Succulents, or water-storing plants, are natively found in hot, arid regions where rainfall is scarce. These plants store water in their roots, stems, and leaves, making their parts thicker and fleshier than other types of plants. If you love […]

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May 16, 2017

If you’re getting married this year, you no doubt have an engagement session to prepare for, too. An engagement session comes bundled in with most wedding photography packages, and is beneficial for both client(s) and photographer. Yes, you read that right! It’s not just for save-the-dates, wedding invitations, or even vanity. The engagement session has […]

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April 13, 2017

It’s no secret that weddings can get costly. According to wedding industry survey site theweddingreport.com, in 2016 the average cost of a wedding in the Midwest was $25.8K. Now that’s a lot of cash to save up! But don’t lose any sleep stressing about how to pay for your big day. We’re here to give […]

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March 31, 2017

We all have visions of what our special day will be like. A timeless white dress, flowing gossamer veil, fiancé glowing with pride at the sight of his breathtaking bride. Surrounded by family and friends, the most beautiful bouquets adorning the hands of the bride and maids, champagne flowing, white lights twinkling in the night, […]

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March 22, 2017