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I’m still here! I’m almost done, I swear. I just came back from my refreshing and relaxing honeymoon, which thankfully went off without a hitch. Unlike my wedding. Remember? Many of you wanted to know more details of my canceled/redone/thrown-together-in-five-seconds wedding, and I’m here to give them to you! After I got over the fact […]

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Hello friends! I’ve been MIA the past two weeks because I have been frantically preparing for my wedding! I have had several lovely experiences during that time that I will forever remember. I had an amazing and successful bachelorette party on Martha’s Vineyard followed by an adorable rehearsal dinner barbecue in the backyard of my […]

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Dun dun dunnnnnn. That was supposed to be a dramatic sound effect after I revealed our music source for our wedding, however sound effects aren’t properly portrayed via text. That’s right, the fiance and I have opted for an iPod wedding, complete with a laborious playlist. Luckily for us, our venue offers a ready made […]

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While the rest of my posts have been about color schemes, décor, and projects, this post is going to be about the most important aspect of wedding planning: taking care of yourself! In short, wedding planning is overwhelming.  The balance of wedding planning and the rest of your life is virtually non-existent, speaking from my […]

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I enjoy looking slightly put together just as much as the next girl, but I have never really gotten into accessories. Sure I have a few nice pairs of shoes and statement necklaces, but they aren’t anything to write home about. I know from reading wedding blogs that the accessories are a huge part of […]

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Previously I wrote about the journey of wedding favor selection, and I just finished putting them all together! Just to jog your memory, after much deliberation the fiance and I decided on colorful stick candy for our favors. We ordered them from Cracker Barrel at just 10 cents a pop! When we picked up the […]

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I remember feeling a huge sigh of relief after I finally said “YES” to the dress at the bridal salon last fall. This feeling of relaxation was quickly replaced with a feeling of panic as the lady at the salon placed a veil atop my head. OH YEAH, THE VEIL. How could I forget? I […]

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Anyone trying to tackle wedding planning knows how far a little help can go! I am somewhat of a perfectionist and a lot of a control freak so accepting the help when offered is another problem all together. Recently while looking over my ever growing [when it should be shrinking] to-do list, I realized that […]

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When it came to favors the fiance and I knew we didn’t really want to trot down the traditional path.We knew we wanted something unique and if possible something that represented us as a couple. As I’m sure everyone reading this blog is aware, that is a tall order for something being ordered in bulk […]

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I am seriously addicted to online research. Can you be addicted to such a thing? Before every decision I make I hop on the interwebs and check out the situation, ie; reviews, deals, coupons, etc. Wedding invitations were no exception to this illness. I ordered packet after packet of free samples from companies and spent […]

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Almost as soon as I got engaged I knew I was opting out of wedding cake and opening my arms to the new trend of wedding cupcakes. I mean come on, cupcakes! What is better than a cupcake! Luckily for me, my fiance was on board and my brother’s baker girlfriend offered to whip them […]

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If there is one thing I have learned while wedding dress shopping and figuring out centerpieces, it’s that it is a little too easy to forget about the guys! Over time I had conjured up a picture of what I wanted the guys to look like at our wedding, but I realized one day that […]

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