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For as long as I can remember I have loooooved flowers.  Growing up I would plant and tend to the flowers around our yard.  But my favorite part of flowers is arranging them. So after I got engaged and began the wedding planning process, I decided that I wanted to do my own flowers.  Centerpieces, […]

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Okay, I like a good piece of cake just as much as the next person… but it’s not really my “thing.” I’m not one to order dessert at a restaurant or curl up on the couch with a bowl of ice cream after dinner. Maybe it’s the calorie counter inside of me, but it’s never […]

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My hair trial is this Wednesday! I just sent off an inspiration board to my hair stylist. I am hoping to channel a vintage 1920s or 30s look, without the formality and glossiness of their finger waves. I want something lighter and looser but with a vintage feel. Here are the styles I like from […]

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The dress was easy to find. The bridesmaids dresses were easy. But I cannot find a pair of shoes that suit me to save my life!! Yes I am one of “those” girls who loves and lives for shoes. Although, I have done a stupendous job, if do say so myself, selling and donating all […]

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Longtime reader and BSWOW featured bride Emily sent over her some photos and tips from her budget-savvy bridesmaid brunch that I thought would help inspire you on this cold and dreary Monday! The sunny color scheme that mimics the lovely yellows in her wedding just warms me up inside! Here’s the dish from Emily: I […]

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All day fashion deal site RueLaLa.com is hosting a bridal boutique called Style. I do! where you can get fabulous designer pieces for much less than full retail price. If you’re not familiar with RueLaLa, it’s an invitation-only online fashion outlet where members get access to private sale Boutiques, each open for just a short […]

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I didn’t plan out my entire wedding as a young girl, but for as long as I can remember, I have wanted to wear my mother’s wedding dress. I get mixed responses when I divulge this to people. Many an “Aww, how sweet, but I would never do that!” When I mention the dress is […]

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JCPenney has two exclusive bridal jewelry collections available to help the brides-to-be complete their wedding day look, “I Said Yes” and “True Love.” Both exclusive jewelry collections offer a unique take on the diamond ring. In the “I Said Yes” collection of rings, each ring bears a hidden sapphire in the ring – a symbol […]

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Hello, my lovelies! I’m now on the other side of the wedding planning chaos, and it is AWESOME! Being a Mrs. to a wonderful Mr. is just about the best thing I can imagine. Thanks so much to everyone for following my pre-wedding journey. We spent a week holed up at a beautiful snowy resort […]

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Happy New Year ladies, sorry I have been MIA, but I hope this lengthy update will make up for my absence. Because our wedding is still 6 months away, and because we luckily got a lot of things booked and done early, we haven’t had a lot of wedding activities going on. Of course there […]

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