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Last month my book club read the NYT Bestseller Water for Elephants, which centers around the lives of people who are part of a traveling circus. So our host for book club decided to play into the theme when preparing our snacks for the evening! Lacey did such an adorable job I had to share […]

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Erica is anothergraphic designer bride and I love love love her details! Including her envelope liners that say ‘love love love’ And who doesn’t love a Chuck Taylor clad groom and groomsmen? This wedding looks so lovely, casual and fun! She really carried her color scheme throughout the entire day and I love that! Hope […]

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On to the next part of our flower alternative series- FELT! Felt is pretty cheap to buy and comes in a variety of colors. Although time consuming, you can create some pretty cool things with it! Check out these awesome bouquets by some various Etsy sellers! from idotakeu on etsy from idotakeu on etsy from […]

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Create your own sale with this 50% off coupon at Michael’s this week! I got SO many wedding items at Michael’s during my planning, from Styrofoam balls and tissue paper to make pomanders, to the paper I used to create my invite mockups. I would definitely take advantage of this coupon- you can print out […]

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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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