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During and after my wedding, I received numerous compliments on the veil I wore.  From my experience, I feel choosing the right veil really completes your overall look.  When I first started searching for wedding dresses, I thought I might like a shorter style veil, or a bird cage veil.  After I choose my dress […]

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During the entire wedding blogging process, I’ve been hesitant to mention the honeymoon my husband and I were planning on the blog.  I didn’t want to see like we were bragging or boasting for what we were intending, and I feel it’s a privilege to be able to afford this once in a life time […]

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It’s hard to believe but my wedding day has finally come and gone. The final few weeks leading up to the “I Do’s” was a whirlwind of finishing projects and last minute surprises. Fortunately, the honeymoon that followed was absolute bliss! Now, we’re starting to settle back into ‘normal’ life again. I still have a […]

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We’ve made it to the single digit countdown!  Our wedding is taking place this Sunday, on the 25th! We’ve been tying up all the planning loose ends over the past week, making purchases to stock the bar, craft projects, final meetings and conversations with our vendors, and keeping our wedding party up to date on […]

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During a recent bridal event at our reception hall my fiancé and I loved the uplighting set up inside of the venue.  We hadn’t planned on including up-lighting as part of our décor, and I was under the impression that it was incredibly difficult to set up and hundreds of dollars, if not thousands to […]

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Last August I decided to sign up for the Kalamazoo Marathon which takes place on May 4th, 2014. Three weeks before my wedding date.  I’m not a running guru by any means, nor am I one of those annoying know-it-all running people who think running is their life and a cure for everything and the […]

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As we’re getting closer to the wedding, my fiancé and I have had a few expenses pop up recently that we happened to overlook during budgeting.  In my planning and preparation to cover all budget situations I could think of, I’ve read and spent time searching for ‘hidden wedding costs.’  There are lists out there […]

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In my previous post about my Tiffany Inspired Wedding Invitations I broke down the materials list and pricing for creating a set of 70 invites.  This week, I’ll include the dimensions of all the different cards used. Just a note, I used my Silhouette cutter to cut out all of the card stock and black pieces […]

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There are so many gorgeous invitations designs out there and choosing just one can feel overwhelming.  I wanted something that somewhat matched my wedding colors which are black & white, but also reflected my fiancé and I as a couple. After scouring Pinterest for months without anything that screamed ‘us’  we and I finally decided […]

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TLC’s Four Weddings has become an addiction in our home. With the ability to view 4 weddings in under an hour and see what has worked well and what hasn’t for brides, my fiance and I have been taking diligent notes on how to keep our guests happy. While I may or may not agree […]

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At the beginning of the new year plummeted into bridal panic mode realizing all of the things I still needed to do for the wedding.  Since becoming engaged over a  year ago, we’ve already booked the venues, the caterer, the entertainment, and I’ve chosen my dress, flowers, and invitation are under way so we’ve pretty […]

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Here’s an easy project for some super cute DIY pomander balls. My maid of honor helped me create these, and I’m getting double duty usage from them since I displayed them on tables at my bridal shower then plan on using them to hang in the windows of the church!      DIY Pomander Balls […]

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