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Wedding Wednesday

16 Jan

So you have just gotten engaged and you don’t know where to start? Trust me everyone feels this way at some point or another. Most brides first event they ever plan is their wedding and lets face it even when you are an expert we could all use a little more advice. I was lucky enough to have great vendors especially my photographers Robert and Kathleen. They have a blog of their own that features great wedding advice for news brides. They truly love what they do and it shows in every picture they take. I had the privilege of them asking me wedding advice to pass on to new brides. You can find my advice plus a few other brides here on their blog, plus some pretty wedding pictures. I hope you find it useful!

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If I could do it all over again

2 Oct

When I got married it was before the days of Pinterest, shocking a life without Pinterest who could imagine. I have to admit I get a little wedding envy everytime I take a look at the wedding pins. Don’t get me wrong I loved my wedding, the day could not have been more perfect. Here are a few pictures from my day. I think every bride post wedding wants to do it all over again with new ideas. So if I could do it again this is what I would do!

Photo Booth: You can never have to many photos, and your guests will love taking goofy pictures.

Love the sign, it has great meaning behind it!

I love the one shoulder dress!

Pretty writing

 

Let them eat cake!!!

3 Jun

It could be because my husband’s birthday was a few days ago, but I can’t stop thinking about CAKE! I mean what is not to love?  It’s light and fluffy, with a creamy, sugary concoction on top. You can decorate it to match the decor and theme of your event. Cake is like the grand finale of any party so you want it to be pretty spectacular. I also had such a hard time picking out what I wanted my wedding cake to look like, so there can never be enough pictures and inspiration. Here are a few that I think really take the cake…ha too much?? 🙂

Embellished Events (Blog)

Style Me Pretty

Etsy

Sweep Me Up

Pinned Recipes

One Charming Party

Sweetapolita

Bakingdom

It’s Starting to Get Personal

28 May

A year ago from today was one of the best days of my life, not only did I marry my best friend but I got to throw one ginormous party! I can’t believe a year has gone by already. In this year I have not stopped learning. If marriage has taught me anything it is that we are forever changing, growing and working to become a better person and encouraging my husband to do the same.

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and the way they express their love. – Pearl S. Buck

Most of you have already seen all my wedding pictures but here are a few of my favorite moments from that night, courtesy of Robert and Kathleen Photographers.

Cost Cutting Wedding Tips

16 May

My littlest cousin is completely in love and getting married in December. Makes me feel really old that she is getting married already, but I am going to try and not think about that too much! 🙂 She just graduated college and is looking to throw a cost conscious wedding. I thought being in the business I would help her out and gather my top five tips to keep the class high while getting the cost down. Hopefully a few of you other newly engaged brides out there find this useful as well.

No. 1- Off Peak- Consider getting married during non peak dates. Depending on where you live, most peak wedding months are May – October. If you get married between November – April not only will you get a good deal on the venue but your other vendors might be more willing to negotiate their rates. Not loving the idea of a winter wedding, check out some of these gorgeous pics from Green Wedding Shoes, it might make you want a winter wonder land of your own.

No.2 Bigger isn’t always better- Limiting the number of guests at your wedding is by far the greatest way to keep costs down. Small intimate weddings are very personal, and having just your closest friends and family makes that day even more personal. Estimate between 15 – 20% of your guest probably won’t be able to attend.

No. 3- Prioritize – Pick the most important elements for the big day. For me it was photos and for my husband it was the food. So we made sure we didn’t cut corners when it came to those two items.

No. 4 – Location – Host your wedding and ceremony at the same location that way you don’t have to pay for two venues. Usually wedding venues will charge a small ceremony fee less than if you rented another location.

No.5- Borrow- Yes it’s nice to have your own cake topper and veil, but really you are never going to use them again. When close friends and family can lend you personal items from their day to make yours more special, it not only adds a personal touch but saves you money.

Going Green

3 Apr

In three short days, my husband and I will be on a shamrock branded plane on our way to the Emerald Isle…Ireland! Since all I am seeing is green lately here are some cute green ideas I couldn’t pass up posting.

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