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For me, flowers were a part of the wedding budget that I couldn’t wrap my mind around. Luckily we had a family friend who offered to do all the arrangements for our wedding but initially I was torn about having flowers at all. Having something that is such a big expense, the only lasts a […]

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One of my favorite things about our wedding venue (The Soiled Dove) is that its usual life is one of Denver’s more intimate concert venues. There were a lot of pieces of this history that appealed to Drew & I and we wanted to bring to a bit of that concert venue feel to our […]

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My love affair with vintage stamps started when my grandmother shared a box of cards, addressed-stamped-mailed, all dating from when she was a little girl in the 30’s. She had told me that opening the box would transport whomever opened it into a fair away time full of stories and love. I’m not certain where […]

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The discussion of conflict diamonds, and the increase in jewelers advertising the availability of ‘conflict-free’ synthetic diamonds or ‘conflict-free’ Canadian diamonds has become a hot button issue since the release of the 2006 movie Blood Diamond. The movie contains many factual pieces of information  about the history and conflict surrounding the diamond trade throughout Africa […]

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Drew and I decided that we wanted to include a few special people in our ceremony by asking them to share a reading with our guests. One of the reading selections was easy, Oh the Places You’ll Go from Dr. Seuss. Drew’s family read this story every school year and it was included in his twin […]

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Even as a guest one of my favorite things about weddings is all the chances I have to dress up. From the bachelorette party to the bridal shower to the rehearsal and wedding itself theres nothing better then a reason to buy  a new outfit or accessory. I feel that a lot of brides try […]

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With just a couple weeks left till our wedding I’m final starting to find a bit of time to work on some of the more wish list DIY projects, like DIY Marquee Letters. I love the look of this ‘modern-vintage’ trend and wanted to find a way to have something similar as decor at our […]

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Nice paper is one of my favorite things in the entire world. As a matter of fact, I might be what people would call a ‘paper snob’. For me, nothing looks more polished then when an entire invitation suite (Save the date, Invite, cards, etc) use the same colors and type of paper throughout. Because […]

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Love them or hate them daily deal sites are full of the perfect discounts for your wedding day and are a lot easier to use then clipping coupons. Photo Credit: StockMonkeys.com – Creative Commons     I love using Groupon, LivingSocial and TravelZoo for deals… and while it once led me to what looked like a really bad […]

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No matter what budgeting tool you are looking at the overwhelming standard affirms that the largest portion of your wedding budget is bound to be spend on your reception. Most sites recommend spending between 45 – 65 percent of your budget on this portion of your big day. The venue also determines just about everything […]

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Whenever I’m invited to a wedding one of the first things I look for is the couples wedding website. Something that might not initially seem important wedding websites are extremely helpful for out of town guests. I really appreciate whenever a wedding I have been invited to has taken the time to build out some […]

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Putting together a look and feel for a wedding is not very far from putting together the look and feel for a brand, except for a wedding there are only two people to deal with which in theory would make branding infinitely simpler. I’m sure the designer who worked with me would strongly disagree. As […]

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