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Where in the world have I been?! Well, my husband and I have been going non-stop since the wedding. Even though we have been SUPER busy, I have loved every second of it!     Since I told you all basically every aspect of my wedding, I guess it’s about time I show you what […]

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Guess what? I’m MARRIED! Will be back soon with recaps but wanted to share this post about how we thanked the men involved in our big day. Now that all the gifts have been handed out, I can share with you our awesome groomsmen gifts. I’ll start by being honest, I was all for buying […]

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When I started the wedding budget process I said I would spend the big bucks on photography and a venue. I did. But as I got further into planning, I decided that I wanted to expand my budget just a little more on invitations. I know it is just a piece of paper, and I […]

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I just have to brag for a minute about the AWESOME deal I got on (part of) my gift to the bridesmaids. I told them they could wear any type of shoe they wanted, they could fix their hair how ever they wanted, and they could all show their personal style in their bridesmaid dresses. […]

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It is getting so close to wedding day (less than 20 days away now) and I had one last DIY project before I hung up my scissors. I decided to make our wedding programs! Remember when I took on the giant task of making our save the dates? As much as I loved the project, […]

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(If you are a guest at my wedding please stop reading now or you will spoil the surprise. Thank you! haha) I must say, the out-of-town guests at my wedding are getting quite spoiled. (And I have to take a minute to give my mom the credit for it. She has some GREAT ideas). When […]

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If you’re going to have a party (which our reception will certainly be), you need to have some alcohol. But if you want alcohol, you have to pay the price. And as budget savvy brides, we don’t want to fork over the cash. So it is time to get creative. This process took a lot […]

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I wanted a “wow” piece to show off when the guests come in to the wedding to sign the guest book.  And you may remember I mentioned that the venue we are getting married at has a huge wall of old windows and doors at the entrance… so I decided to play with that idea. […]

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Call me crazy (well, please don’t, it might hurt my feelings) but I did NOT care about having real flowers for my wedding. I’ll pause for the gasps…   It’s just that when I listed out my priorities for this wedding, spending a TON of money on something that would literally only last a few […]

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I know it is silly, but one of my favorite parts of the wedding ceremony is the choice in music. It is the perfect opportunity for the happy couple to show off their style, creativity, and share new songs with their guests. When it came time for us to put together our playlist, I knew […]

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There are many details to my upcoming wedding that are non-traditional. The biggest one would have to be the wedding party. But before I dive right in, I need to share a little back story… Derek has always been the girl’s best guy friend, and I have always been the guy’s best girl friend. Of […]

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I made my own “Save the Dates” (and Derek helped) and I am SO thrilled with how they turned out!  I am also thrilled with how much they didn’t cost us! (Besides the hours of intensive labor) the 150+ cards we made cost close to $50. That’s all! And more then likely I will re-use […]

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