what year is it??

So, my mind is still blown that it’s 2016, especially given that our last post was in 2014! Obviously, so much in life has happened since then; simply loves wedding & design was blessed to enjoy two more wedding seasons filled with loving couples, creative ideas and lasting memories. On a personal note, my husband and I have entered a new chapter in our lives, the exciting world of {PARENTHOOD} and it’s hard to believe that our little guy will be celebrating his first birthday in just a few short days. With all the adjustment and transition, I made the decision to limit the number of weddings per season and recently decided to “close up shop” for now while I enjoy and savor every precious moment I am gifted with my family. I wish I knew if this was forever, but something tells me it’s not… who can stay away from blushing brides, elegant décor and the rush of love! 🙂

While we may not play in the wedding world right now, I always have something to talk about and plan on continuing to share via simply loves. Please continue with me as I share my life as a wife, mother, friend and whatever shoe I’m wearing that day!

shauna ♥



What is more beautiful than two people in love? How about two people proclaiming that love AGAIN in front of their family and friends with their three gorgeous children by their side? On a sunny fall afternoon we were blessed to witness Dan & Melissa Conway’s such love. And of course we just HAD to share this sneak peek!

Together with the fabulous Brooke Ringdahl Photography, Studio B Floral, Paper Thick Ink, Simply Modern, Little Dreamers Tutus and Apres Party Rental, we created the perfect backyard affair for the Conway’s to share with their guests.

shauna ♥

5.13.14photography {Brooke Ringdahl Photographyflorals {Studio B Floralpaper {Paper Thick InkDesserts {Simply Modern} tutu {Little Dreamers Tutus} tableware & rentals {Apres Party Rental}


What do you get when you add some delicate blush paint, a shimmery gold chevron accent wall and Queen Anne vintage furniture, why simply loves wedding & design’s FIRST office of course!!!! 🙂 That’s right, we did it! We took the plunge and decided that the next logical step for our business should be to rent an office {ekkkk}. Or, as the hubby likes to call it, “a playhouse.” 🙂 So now that we have the beginnings of our new home underway {with much much more work left to do}, it’s time to get down to business planning some fabuously gorgeous I do’s! Which we will definitely enjoy even more from our new “playhouse!”

shauna ♥



So, I started this blog with every intention in the world to become amazing at it! I read other blogs day and night and I think, “I could totally do this!”. WRONG! I am a HORRIBLE BLOGGER! The purpose of this blog is to help me communicate and show potentional brides, fiance’s, family and friends just what we can do to make their special day completely stress free and absolutey amazing, yet I seem to forget to update it with pictures of our work! So, a blogger I am not! This I have learned. What I do know is that I’m a wedding planner, and not to toot my own horn (well maybe just one toot!), a pretty darn great one at that! And I would love to sit here and promise that I will post images upon images of our weddings, but I probbaly won’t. So, this blog is growing up and becoming an official website!!!!! YIPPPPEEEE!!! I will still keep the blog once the website is launched with again the hopes that one day I’ll become this amaizng blogger, but until then, at least future couples will be able enjoy some of our favorite moments from our creative and delightfully designed weddings of this past year!

shauna ♥ 

jess and nate



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mike and julia





I don’t even know where to begin or how to express my complete and utter gratitude for my FIRST WEDDING FEATURE!!! I have been DYING to share all the glorious details of Sarah + Travis’s amazing wedding day from this past June, but of course I had to wait for the beyond talented ladies of the WEDDING CHICKS to do all the talking {click on the picture to learn more}… or should I say posting! he he… seriously, I’m literally delirious by this!! So, I’m going to stop and let you read for yourself!

And none of these memories would have been captured or featured if it wasn’t for the fabulous Brooke Ringdahl Photography! I am so grateful for having worked with such an amazing lady!

shauna ♥

may you find inspiration in the big picture, but find love in the details