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I wanted to share a few photos that our photographer posted on her blog. We haven’t gotten the CDs of the rest of our photos, but when we do, I’ll share a few more of our favorites. All images via Gillette Portrait Arts, our photographer was Raye Gillette-Whaley. Getting Ready The dress Putting the dress […]

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I had a hard time coming up with a good idea for displaying people’s escort cards for the tables at our wedding. I loved the idea of a tree and tags hanging from the branches, but thought that could make it really hard for people to find themselves. Since I didn’t think this would really […]

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About 2 weeks before my wedding, I was still debating what type of sash to wear with my dress. my dress was beautiful but simple and sash with a little sparkle would add a lot to my whole ensemble. I had tried on sashes at the shop where I bought my dress, but didn’t decide on anything at […]

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So this is it, I’m married, have been for over a week and it’s kind of odd, but also amazing. Every time Nick and I do something, we say: “This our first time walking the dog as a married couple…This is our first time to Target as a married couple, etc.” It’s been fun to relive the […]

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So here I am on my last day of work as Ms. Z – I’m a teacher so kids are all asking me what my new last name will be and can they still call me Ms. Z. I say yes, because I remember it being really hard when I was younger and teachers would […]

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{This post was written prior to Erin’s wedding, which took place a couple of weeks ago. Read below to see how she was feeling leading up to the big day!}   So, we’re officially 8 days from the wedding, which means I’ve started obsessively checking the 10 day forecast to see what the weather has […]

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I’ve realized that having a full Catholic mass for our wedding might leave a few of our guests confused about what to do and when to do it. If you’ve ever been to a Catholic mass (or probably any church), there is a lot of sitting, standing, kneeling, responding, etc. I didn’t want people to […]

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When we were reviewing our reception setup with our site manager, she asked if we wanted to do a head table or sweetheart table. We kind of looked at eachother blankly because we hadn’t really thought about it. Eileen proceeded to show us photos of what the different setups would look like in the room. […]

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We’ve all seen those super fun photobooth pictures from a wedding or party! They look something like this: We wanted to do something similar at our wedding, so we took to finding a way to do it with items we already had and using the Internet as our guide. Nick gave me a very nice […]

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Our reception is located on the 22nd floor of a condo in Ocean City. The bathrooms for the venue are shared with the pool locker rooms. Luckily, with it being the off season, the pool probably won’t be in use and the bathrooms will be clean and not smell like chlorine. Regardless, I always appreciate […]

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We went back and forth on what to do for the bar at our wedding. We have a few non-drinkers coming to the wedding, including my fiance. It seemed silly to pay $27 per person for open bar when there are at least 10 guests who don’t drink at all (this would mean we were […]

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Who knew that picking the song to dance to for our first dance would be so stressful? I thought it would be easy; my music loving fiance would suggest something, send me a link and I’d be all YAY! I LOVE IT! That so has not happened! So far, we’ve gone back and forth suggesting […]

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