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A friend of ours (Sandy) used to be a florist and graciously offered to help out TREMENDOUSLY with the labor on our flowers. For anyone familiar with the huge cost involved in flowers, this was a really big deal. We used non-floral centerpieces to save some money, but still needed bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres. I […]

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Consistently throughout our planning process, I tried to scour Craigslist on a regular basis. For the most part this didn’t work out for me too well, because I tend to exhaustively research to feel that I’ve found the “best deal.” By that time, typically the item listed is already gone. I did luck out in […]

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I was initially not on-board with the idea of a Bridesmaid’s Luncheon, even though it didn’t directly involve any actual additional planning on my part.  Heck, I found myself Googling it to see what exactly it even was!  It seemed like extra trouble for my lovely ladies, additional spending, plus I felt like I would […]

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With one successful craft day under our belts, we came back for more and knocked out the centerpieces.  I have a few photos of the process to share, but unfortunately don’t have a great shot of the finished product yet… I guess that’ll be a teaser for our wedding photos coming later! I had found a […]

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Wedding day has come and gone, but while we’re waiting on our pro photos I will share some of our crafty adventures in DIY with you! I baited four close friends/bridesmaids with brunch & mimosas, and then roped them in for a good old fashioned craft-a-thon prior to the wedding.  We worked from about 2p-8p […]

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  Eric was a groomsman in a wedding last summer, and a month before the wedding the Bride mailed a physical copy of an itinerary to everyone.  When we arrived at the Iowa wedding weeks later, a lot of the wedding party appeared to even have theirs with them.  Me being me, I thought this was a great […]

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Men are simple creatures really, so it’s much less complicated to dress them.  You basically have suits and tuxes, unless you do something out of the norm, which many do.  We decided to go with suits.  With it being potentially “hotter-than-the-blazes” in Tennessee in May, having all of the pieces of a tux to pile […]

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In all of the chaos, I realized that I hadn’t blogged about our wedding photographer yet! We have two FABULOUS photographers that we’re importing from Ohio for the weekend (friends of one of the bridesmaids) and I’m beyond excited about it. It didn’t take much “shopping around” at all to know that Dane & Leslie […]

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My hands are cramped, my neck hurts (because naturally, I have to turn it a little sideways to write addresses straight), and I’m reminded of how horrible my handwriting is. This means– INVITATIONS ARE FINALLY HERE! WOO!!! Bridesmaid Whitney designed some fabulous invitations for us, and they’re finally back from the printer. I ordered my […]

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As I’d mentioned in a previous post, our wedding takes place on the same date as two popular happenings in Nashville– Vanderbilt’s graduation, and Steeplechase. Both are presenting challenges for us in different ways as planning progresses, but not anything that we haven’t been able to handle. We had originally thought about doing a small […]

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I really fought making a wedding website, but it just had to happen. In the past I’ve found it both cute and slightly annoying when people make the websites, have a drawn out ten page story about their first meeting, their first kiss, their this, their that… I feel like there’s a fine line between […]

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  {photo by Henderson Photography} It seems to be fairly normal for some brides to come into contact with a few little “differences” in preference from parents/family, or traditional vs. non-traditional ways to go about things. THANK GOODNESS we’ve barely run into any of this at all, maybe in part that our families both reside […]

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