Chantel started writing stories when she was nine years old, and her passion for writing anything and everything hasn’t stopped since. She has a degree in creative writing from California State University, Long Beach, and has been writing and editing professionally for the past eight years. Chantel’s writing career has allowed her to experience a wide range of industries. She spent three years as a music journalist, interviewing indie artists in Orange County, California and getting front row access at some of the coolest concerts she’s ever seen. She’s proofed the work of researchers around the world as an editor for the wind energy branch of the International Energy Agency. Her copywriting experience has made her a jack of all trades, writing pieces for yoga studios, parenting blogs, fashion boutiques, jewelers, and, yes... wedding planners. Currently, Chantel lives in Olympia, Washington, with her husband. She continues working as a copywriter and editor while also working tirelessly on her first novel (stay tuned).

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8 Answers to Same-Sex Wedding Etiquette Questions
LGBTQ

8 Answers to Same-Sex Wedding Etiquette Questions

Whether planning a same-sex wedding or attending one, these tips will help you be respectful on this special day! read more

4 Wedding Engagement Etiquette Rules for Millennials
Engagement

4 Wedding Engagement Etiquette Rules for Millennials

Here are four simple rules that will help you properly announce your engagement. read more

4 Unexpected Fall Wedding Color Palettes
Wedding planning

4 Unexpected Fall Wedding Color Palettes

If warm hues of red and orange aren’t your thing, you don’t have to use the classic fall aesthetic. read more

5 Fall 2019 Wedding Trends
Wedding planning

5 Fall 2019 Wedding Trends

Fall weddings have a specific aesthetic, meaning the “traditional” trends don’t apply. read more

How to Plan a Budget Destination Wedding
Wedding planning

How to Plan a Budget Destination Wedding

Believe it or not, it is possible to have a destination wedding on a shoestring budget! read more

6 Tropical Destination Wedding Locations
Wedding planning

6 Tropical Destination Wedding Locations

Here’s six of the most beautiful (and most popular) island destination wedding locations. read more

5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Spouse
Marriage

5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Spouse

Here are a few key phrases that can really erode the foundation of your marriage. read more

What to Do if You’re Not Happy With Your Married Sex Life
Marriage

What to Do if You’re Not Happy With Your Married Sex Life

The bad news: this happens to a lot of couples. The good news: there is a way to rekindle that flame. read more

How to Have a Male Bridesmaid or Female Groomsman
LGBTQ

How to Have a Male Bridesmaid or Female Groomsman

Your wedding party should include the people who are closest to you, and that should never be limited by gender. read more

5 Things the Maid of Honor and Best Man Should Never Say in Their Speeches
Reception

5 Things the Maid of Honor and Best Man Should Never Say in Their Speeches

These are the things you should never (and I mean NEVER) talk about as you toast a new bride and groom. read more

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