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Hello lovelies! Like most brides, I hands-down through the FLOOR believe that wedding day photography is one of the most important vendors I’ll have (ok that and like food and stuff, but you know). It’s seriously jaw-dropping how photographs can encapsulate such beautiful moments, images, and emotions and preserve them forever. Every time I visit […]

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Hello hello! So I have a bit more to add about invitations… I realized last week if I talked about EVERYTHING I would have been rambling on for-ev-er, so here is Invitations Part 2! Mini recap: this is how I tied everything together: …but there were a few more TOTALLY budget friendly little things that […]

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Ok so a bit ago I shared how I got my invitations from Wedding Paper Divas. Can I tell you how happy I am with them?! I love them. I wanted something elegant and romantic and traditional and these are SO it. But I didn’t want to just stuff them all together in an envelope […]

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…ok actually it’s just Justin (for now). Basically, a few weeks ago Justin accepted an Athletic Training position at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. This is going to be QUITE a change from our West Michigan upbringings, but we’re super excited about having a new adventure in our lives (oh and stressed)! […]

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Are there any Costco members out there? Did you all know that they have WEDDING stuff!? Yes, it’s true. They do. They have flowers and jewelry and food and photobooks and honeymoons! Check it out!  Justin works at(/is obsessed with) Costco; he would literally have our reception in a warehouse if I let him (I […]

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Ok, have you SEEN J. Crew bridal yet?! Ok I know I know I know. It’s J. Crew, and this is a budget-savvy website. Believe you me, I will be the first to tell you that I’m that girl who will wistfully walk by one in the mall, longing after like, everything in the store, […]

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PLEASE check out how cute these are! The best part is that they’re suuuuuuper easy to make! Ready? You’re going to need (1) napkins in whatever color, (2) pipe cleaners, and (3) scissors: I would reccommend using 3-ply napkins because they’re a bit sturdier and you can actually pull apart the plys to make a […]

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Good morning, everyone! So you might recall I had my first centerpiece trial a few weeks ago. The end result looked like this: The problem is, I used fake flowers! I really want to use real flowers for my reception because (a) they’re actually more cost-effective than using the silk ones I purchased at $3-5/stem, […]

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Before I begin, I feel the need to tell you that my hair looks like a birds nest. No, really… it does. It is frizzy all over and some places are wavy while others are straight. I have never colored or highlighted it, but it’s really quite dry, and the only way I can halfway control […]

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Hello hello! Ok so my sister and I had our first DIY trial today trying out my favorite centerpiece idea. I found this picture from a wedding posted on The Knot that I fell absolutely head over heels for, and I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to do something very […]

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So, my little brother’s high school graduation party was last Saturday. Isn’t he cute? (: Anyway, we have a ton of family from out of town, so it was suuuuper fun to have everyone together at my parent’s house to celebrate. There were a lot of family friends there, too–many of whom we haven’t seen […]

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Hello hello! Soooo my first year teaching is officially OVER and I’m packing up my apartment in the town that I was teaching in and moving back to Grand Rapids. I’m actually moving back in with my parents (this is probably as budget savvy as you can get pre-wedding, right!?) (Although I hope I make […]

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