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I’ve got a great giveaway for you all this week from Coco Myles, a company that specializes in custom dresses! Coco Myles gives brides so much freedom because they can make many different styles of dresses in an array of colors. Their best feature is the fact that a bride can choose their fabric color […]

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After the initial frenzy of just being engaged died down, we began our search for the perfect venue. I researched hotels, country clubs, more residential options and everything in between, but we could not find the perfect place. A friend of mine recently got married and after seeing the breathtaking views in her pictures, I […]

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Hello my dears! Just a quick note before we start…if you are my fiance, please don’t read this post. (Because then you will know what my dress is going to look like and that’s no fun.) If you are NOT my fiance, please read on! ——- I didn’t think I was one of those little […]

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When it came time to start searching out bridesmaid dresses, I couldn’t help but think back to the movie 27 dresses and promise myself that I would not put my friends in anything even remotely resembling this…. (I know it’s a movie, but I’ve seen worse in real life! Photo from 27 Dresses via www.imdb.com) […]

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Catering is our budget buster. We have tried, very hard, to get around it but it just will not happen. We are both farm kids and grew up with amazing home cooked food. We have also had more disgusting food at wedding receptions than we would like to admit. Lastly, we both feel a full […]

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The newest issue of Southern Weddings Magazine has hit the stands! Per usual I’ve been waiting with eager anticipation to get my hands on a copy of the newest issue. I haven’t found a hard copy yet but I was thrilled to get a sneak peek in my email of a few of the pages […]

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We decided to get married in May because here in Charlotte it is not too hot or humid yet and it is one of my favorite times of year! I have always LOVED periwinkle hydrangeas and knew that I wanted to use them as inspiration for our color scheme. I have thought about incorporating blue […]

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Selecting a venue to have your wedding and reception can be a daunting task. I was worried that our tastes would clash and we would struggle to find something that was “us.” Boy, was I wrong! We knew immediately we were going to have the ceremony on the beach. We knew which beach and what […]

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And They’re Off!: Finding Inspiration… Inspiration is easy to come by when you are planning a wedding and have internet access, but then you all know that because you are reading this blog! When I got engaged back in June, finding inspiration was not an issue at all. I was studying for the bar exam. […]

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Last week our Save the Dates went out in the mail. Dropping them in the mailbox was definitely one of those, “Wow! I am really getting married!” moments. It was scary and exciting and there were definitely lots of butterflies in my stomach. We debated about sending out Save the Dates and whether having a […]

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  Today I would like to take a moment to introduce you too our newest sponsor, e.m.papers! The fabulous one-woman-show-slash-indie-business-owner, (aka Eleanor) is offering adorable and chic DIY printable wedding invitation kits at 3 different budget-savvy price points. The templates can be mixed and matched to create a completely creative and custom suite. Each downloadable […]

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Alright ladies, this is our last new guest blogger for a while, so please give her a warm welcome! Rowenna is super practical when it comes to her wedding planning and I definitely love her no muss, no fuss attitude! She definitely represents a very common perspective when it comes to planning budget weddings, so […]

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