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I used random.org to randomly select a winner for the Moments of Elegance Wedding Favor Giveaway- here are the results: The lucky winner is commenter #24- Rachel! She said, ‘I love the Matchboxes with Sparklers Set! http://www.momentsofelegance.com/catalog/matchboxes-with-sparklers-set-p-492.html We're having a summer wedding in the backyard and sparklers are WAY more fun than rice and less […]

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Bride's Attire: $777.50 A Special Touch- Dena Bathgate $550- Dress (a real steal, considering my dress was made from dupioni silk.) $80- corset bra- (I could have gotten this for way less if I had done my research on the brand and where to buy it. I found the same product on ebay brand new […]

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E and I have been married for 2 wonderful months! I can hardly believe it! My hubby is pretty much the best. Last weekend, he helped me finish up our thank you notes. He wrote a bunch of them himself, helped write return addresses, and even helped me by putting stamps on half the envelopes. […]

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Photography: $500 When we booked with Evin Photography, we chose a $2500 package that we customized- it basically included the wedding coverage, an engagement session, and the disc of images. But when I got laid off in December, we had no idea how we were going to pay for our wedding, and the photography was […]

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Day of Coordinator: Tara Milam, Lavish Events : $500 Tara of Lavish Events contacted me way back in the beginning days of my blog… we go WAY back. She sympathized with my situation and offered me a discount on her services in order to help me have some peace-of-mind on the big day. Her services […]

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Our wedding was featured on Rhonda Faber Green’s Blog! You know Rhonda Faber Green’s beautiful jewelry as featured on Dancing With the Stars and worn by celebrities and stars galore. She makes beautiful jewelry that is definitely an investment you should make for yourself if you’ve got the dough. It’s truly gorgeous stuff. The team […]

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My fabulous wedding day face-fancifier, Amy Lynn Larwig just updated her site showing off her mad makeup skills. And to my surprise she included a picture of lil’ old me in her portfolio! (Okay, not SO surprising- she told me she was going to! haha) And who’s that E & I are next to? Why […]

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Things are changing slowly here at BSB… among (finally) sharing the budget breakdowns I am working on a few new projects to share with you all! Please take a moment to visit my new About Me page, as it has been updated, as well as my sidebar here on the blog, with new ways to […]

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Classic Party Rentals- $2,561.02 We rented enough tables, chairs, and linens for 150 people, a bar to serve drinks from, a dance floor, and a tent to cover it. Originally there was a BIG tent on our order but because of the large amounts of rain in the days before the wedding the ground was […]

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Our Wedding is being featured on Inspired Goodness!! Such a fabulous blog- it is an incredible honor to be a featured Real Wedding! IG is a wonderful source for inspiration and eye-candy from fabulous weddings- it’s been one of my fave blogs since I started blog stalking many moons ago… A few words from Kimberly, […]

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Have you decided on favors for your wedding yet? If not, you should check out Moments of Elegance! They have a great selection of wedding favors and gifts to choose from! My favorite type of favors are either edible or functional. Functional items like these fans make great favors for an outdoor wedding, and your […]

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Catering- Miller's Grocery -$2,673.17 We used a local restaurant, Miller’s Grocery, to cater our wedding. For this price we served enough food for 150. That’s $18 per person WITH service, tax AND gratuity. They delivered the food, set it up in nice chaffing dishes, served and refilled as necessary, cleaned it up and broke it […]

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