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What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget. We went up and down on this, started at $10,000 then realized that was unrealistic for 300 people, then up to about $18,000 prior to the wedding. We had fewer guests than we budgeted for (thank […]

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One of the most expensive aspects of a wedding can be the flowers. Especially if you swoon over blooms that are out of season during the month of your wedding. Although the effect of beautiful fresh flowers is breathtaking, there are fabulous and budget-savvy alternatives to help you save some of your valuable budget bucks. […]

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So I submitted my wedding for The Knot’s ‘My Real Wedding Awards’ back in June or July and kind of forgot about it until now. I logged into the Knot today after I received an email alert from them to see that voting has started (and has been under way for over a week- oops- […]

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BSB reader Allison shared her engagement photos with me, taken by Lee and Renee Blanchard of Concept Photography of Round Rock, TX. I just love rustic settings for engagement pics… I don’t know why but I am kind of obsessed with hay bales… and the balloons? So sweet! Allison said she had a great time […]

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Can I just say WOW! and Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! to each and every person who filled out my reader survey. Now, I know the type of traffic this blog gets… and I know that I don’t tend to get alot of comments very regularly. Seems like they have dwindled off lately for […]

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Unusually Fine is a new wedding photography studio in NYC. They are going to shoot one lucky couple’s New York wedding for FREE . It’s their way of saying, “Hello, New York. Can I buy you a drink?” Here’s the deal. Unusually Fine photogs, Max and Margaret, are suckers for a good love story. The […]

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Remember when my blog looked like this?? So I’ve been doing alot of thinking about what to do about BSB. As many of you who’ve been following since the beginning know, I started this blog for me- to help me keep my wedding inspiration and ideas in one place. I had no idea how many […]

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The guest room is one room in our house that we have yet to do anything with. It’s a pretty sad sight, really. Just a lonely bed on a rolling frame with a makeshift desk for E’s computer. Take a look for yourself: So I’ve been dreaming up decor ideas for our 2nd bedroom. I’d […]

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I know I have tweeted about this site before, but I hadn’t done a post sharing it with you yet. What if I told you there was a website where a woman shared plans to help you knock-off those thousand dollar pieces of furniture you drool over in stores like Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, West […]

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Okay so I know i’m a little late on this but this week has been a bit hectic. Please forgive me. My wonderful hubby made me lobster again this year. With some tasty clam chowder in bread bowls- so Delish! I made cake balls using Strawberry cake and white chocolate for the outside. They turned […]

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I am loving this rustic barn wedding for many reasons. A) the bride’s name is Jessica. B) she and her hubby are graphic designers C) they pulled off a fab wedding on a budget D) Jessica gives great advice: “Do not worry about what other people think about your wedding.” Seriously- it’s not their wedding, […]

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There might be some weirdness and possibly outages of the blog over the next few days as I am trying to fix an issue with my server. Thanks for being patient!

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