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  When Matt and I started looking at invitations, we had three guidelines: we wanted a hand in the design, the suite would need a simple, vintage feel, and we needed the flexibility to make or print invites as necessary, Of course, as a BSB, getting a lot for a little is high on the […]

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Although I have never been a wedding dreamer,  I have always been certain that I would be married with my sisters  by my side. Erin (28) and Kelly (22) are amazing women…smart, funny, talented, and strong-willed. Like most siblings, we’ve had our fair share of rough patches, but I love them with all my heart, […]

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Matt and I have been planning a suit-shopping excursion for a while, but every time we make a date, something seems to come up! Honestly, I think he was a little nervous to begin the process at all. You see, Matt’s a casual guy. Like, suit-hating, tie-refusing, button-down shirt-denying casual. Which is a shame, because […]

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  Once Matt and I were engaged, we spent a lot of time talking about what our reception would look like. Now, our ceremony decisions have been fairly straightforward. Our favorite reverend will officiate our quiet outdoor ceremony, and while we’re still working out the readings, deciding on the vows, etc.,overall, we’re keeping things very […]

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Hey there! I hope you’re all having a fabulous week. On Sunday, I had the pleasure of hosting a holiday photo session for my sister’s husband’s family at India Point Park, a beautiful harborside park on the outskirts of Providence, RI. Although the sky was overcast, the weather held out, and we were able to […]

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  Okay, y’all, I’m going to be honest: I have had one heck of a week. Three term papers, two pending finals, and one stressed-out almost-husband later, I am more than ready to kick back with my laptop and a cup of tea to puzzle out something that’s been occupying a corner of my mind […]

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As you read my posts, you’ll notice that I reference my Pinterest board a lot. I love that Pinterest makes it so easy to share our wedding style/theme inspiration with all of you. While it’s very easy to use the site as a repository of beautiful and unattainable dreams (ha ha),  I really try to […]

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Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

    Am I done yet? {Image Source}       Hey y’all! Guess what? After four long months, my dress finally came in!   Last Tuesday, as I prepped (and primped!) for my first fitting, I got to thinking about my overall shopping experience. See, all of the ladies in my life had these […]

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Hello, everyone! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. Matt and I celebrated the one-year anniversary of our engagement on Friday, 10/18. Is that even an event? I vote yes. We’ve also been busy knocking projects off of our wedding to-do list. I am happy to report that all six dozen of the homemade jam […]

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Wedding planner, image source: http://www.sheknows.com Way before Matt and I were engaged, we both agreed that we’d have an intimate wedding: one that was warm and full of love, where our nearest and dearest would together in a relaxed setting to celebrate our happy day with us.  But would we, as bride- and groom-to-be, translate […]

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Hey there! I’m Shannon, the handsome man up there with me is Matt, and we’re working together to plan a wedding that reflects our style—lighthearted, quirky, and fun—while navigating the murky waters of DIY wedding planning, from the initial sticker shock to the pleasant surprises. I hope you’ll visit my Pinterest board and check out […]

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