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Tomorrow is my big day and while I’m totally pressed for time, I wanted to share a few things I learned. Planning a wedding sucks. No, really, it does. Some parts are fun, some parts are glamorous, but typically it just was a big suck. Things cost way more than you anticipated and don’t always […]

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Photographer: Lindsay Nickel  Picture the scene — a beautifully manicured lawn with a huge white arbor propped up in the center, tables full of delicious food surrounded by gorgeous decorations and beautiful flowers. In the middle is a bride and groom, smiling and happy, posing for pictures to remember the day for the rest of their […]

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As I mentioned in Part 1, I plan on doing my own flowers for my wedding.  And have recruited the help of some friends and family. This is something that I want to do because I love flowers, and just so happens to be budget savvy.  I decided to use a local floral supply.  I […]

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Over the last week I have spent most of my hour and 15 minute morning commute going about an average of 45 mph on a major U.S. Interstate due to massive amounts of snow and ice. I actually even had a “work from home” snowday because my car was encased in so much ice, I […]

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Anne’s Food and Catering My G2B and I had plenty of great ideas when it came to catering. At first, we wanted stations and heavy hors d’oeuvre s. Well after meeting with a couple caterers our dreams seemed unattainable. There were just so many little add ons that add up to big bucks! Sure adding […]

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Hello bridal beauties! Is anyone else ready for spring yet? I’ve spent the day working from home due to the ice-pocalypse that is currently upon the lucky of us in the Midwest. Since I didn’t have the 2+ hours of commute time today, I got to spend the evening doing a little extra fun research. […]

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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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