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As a graphic designer and self proclaimed paper-phile, I have an unnatural affinity for letterpress. As in, I literally start drooling when I see it in person and feel the lovely impressions on my fingers. There are few things in life I love as much as I love a deeply imprinted design or texture on […]

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Time for some more story time from my weekend at The B-List! Our weekend started out with a Meet & Greet Party at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town, Alexandria. The space was incredible- with high ceilings and a really urban feel. The fabulous ladies of Ritzy Bee Events planned this whole shindig and it […]

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Kathy Griffin reference? Anyone? So glad I can finally recap my AMAZING trip to DC to participate in The B-List Wedding Bloggers conference this past weekend! When I say AMAZING, I really, really mean it- if you follow me on twitter, you probably saw the word AMAZING pop up in like every tweet over the […]

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This installment of the Budget Savvy Wedding of the Week is SUPER budget savvy! In fact, it’s the LOWEST priced wedding we’ve ever featured! But what it lacked in budget, it makes up for in craftiness! Charissa and Alex pulled together a $2,000 budget friendly backyard wedding for their 50 guests! They did lots of […]

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Wheat can be a great alternative to flowers if you’re having a rustic, fall wedding. It’s amazing how dreamy this grain can make your event. Check out these pictures as proof! Bouquet via Wedding By Color Bouquet from The Knot Boutonniere from InStyle Weddings centerpiece idea from The Knot Small wheat stalk arrangements as table […]

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Happy Monday, ladies- let’s talk lace & lingerie! How’s that for a Monday morning pick-me-up? With the state of the economy times are tougher than normal, but it doesn’t mean you have to let the recession take a bite out of your fun on your wedding night, your honeymoon, or at home for that matter! […]

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I was recently interviewed for an article in a Bridal Guide in the Covington Leader. I talk about my own wedding budget struggles and about what being ‘budget-savvy’ means to me! If you’re interested, you can check it out below! Click here to read the article! In other news, E & I are jetting off […]

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In case y’all didn’t know, there’s a great new resource out there to help you find a great photographer in your area that’s within your price range. If you’ve spent any time searching for a photographer, you know that many don’t list their price points on their website. SnapKnot has compiled lists of photogs in […]

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I love it when I get BSWOW submissions from photographers! It’s so sweet when they nominate their couples for features! This wedding comes from Jessica Miller Photography. This couple managed to pull of their beautiful wedding for 115 guests at only $5500! Some words from their photographer, Jessica, “This was a May wedding full of […]

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Of course if you still want the look of fresh flowers you can always go the silk/faux flower route! Using fake flowers means you could re-use them as centerpieces in your home or sell them to another bride and recoup some of your money. Here are some lovely examples of silk flower arrangements I’ve found […]

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  When it comes to saving money on your big day, one thing that is always a struggle is the dress. Yes, it’s something you will only wear for a few hours on one day, so it’s hard to shell out big bucks for that dress. But there’s also the emotional aspect, where you want […]

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