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This is one of my favorite alternatives to bridal flowers- the vintage brooch bouquet! This particular category could lend itself to being a time-intensive project- searching for pieces you like and want to include, not to mention possibly spending quite a bit of money trying to find enough pieces to make up your bouquet. And […]

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  Today I am happy to share with you a fun giveaway! CSN Stores has over 200+ stores carrying pretty much anything you could imagine from kids bedding to cookware, to bar stools… they’ve pretty much got it all! I made it my challenge to find something that you could actually use on your wedding […]

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As promised, I’ve made a separate section of the blog that I will be updating with tidbits about our life, nesting, decorating, cooking, whatever- all on a budget. You might have noticed the “LIFE” tab pop up in our toolbar at the top of the page. That’s how you can find those posts. I’m working […]

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What was your budget? $15,000- here’s the breakdown: Church/Organist – $150 Reception Hall – $1,000 Catering – $5,500 Alcohol – $1,000 Photography – $2,000 Music – $1,200 Stationary – $750 Attire – $1,000 Planner – $1,000 Linens – $400 What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding? We chose to get married […]

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This is one of my favorite and most quirky substitutions for flowers! Using buttons instead of flowers adds a layer of whimsy and fun to any wedding celebration. And it’s not just for the bouquets- you can make bouttonnieres, corsages, and even centerpiece/decor items with buttons! It might take alot of time to round up […]

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We’ve had sunny weather here in Nashville for the last two days and I am praying that it sticks around this time! Nothing makes me more excited for spring and summer than bright, bold colors! I had a friend ask me for some reasonably priced yellow shoe options and so I scoured my favorite resources […]

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In case you didn’t know, I am BEYOND excited, thrilled, and honored to be included in an illustrious group of fabulous wedding bloggers, also known as The B-List. The B-List is holding it’s annual conference in Washington, DC the weekend of April 16, 2010 and I cannot wait to attend! If you are a wedding […]

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This is part 2 in our series of flower alternatives. There are so many different materials you can use to make centerpieces and bouquets other than fresh flowers, which can be terribly expensive. If you have a little DIY skill or just want to buy something that lasts longer than a few days, feathers are […]

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This week I’m excited to announce that we are giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to Kirkland’s home store! I’ve always been a HUGE fan of their merchandise so I was thrilled when they contacted me to host a giveaway! Kirkland's is a specialty retailer of home décor and gifts. It specializes in products like […]

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For those of you who are interested, I’ve finally opened up shop over on Etsy!! You can click here or click ‘my etsy shop’ button in my sidebar to go there. I’ll be selling Semi-DIY printable wedding invites, save the dates and more. There’s only a few items listed now but I will be adding […]

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Robert and Katie’s engagement session at Petco Park in San Diego isn’t just adorable, it was meaningful to the couple as well. Robert proposed to Katie at Petco Park on January 15th, so what a perfect place to take their engagement pics! Hope you enjoy these sweet photos by Jared Aiono of Akona Photography. Katie […]

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