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  image via Brides.com I decided that I wanted my candy buffet to match our color scheme, but was having trouble finding turquoise candy that wasn’t crazy expensive. The only things I found were jelly beans ($60+ for a 5lb bag) and custom colored M&Ms ($57 for a 5lb bag). YIKES!! I found a few […]

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This is bridesmaid B. We’ve known each other since middle school and went to college together. I am a bridesmaid in her wedding which is about 3 weeks after ours! She’s also in a wedding the week before mine- so she is gonna be wedding’d out by the time it’s all over! I thought her […]

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image from GartnerStudios Gartner Studios, the designers behind the BRIDES line of wedding invites and accessories, has a great collection of 50 free wedding-invite-appropriate fonts available for download on their site. Click here to download. Thanks to reader and fellow Nashville bride, Louise, for the tip!

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I just wanted to share with you my .02 cents about creating my photo-guestbook with Inkubook. As I said before, I created the layout in Adobe Indesign. That’s my favorite program to work in and find it infinitely easier than laying out pages in photoshop. But that’s just me…   I just received my photobook […]

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We received our first gift in the mail last week and I wasn’t sure what the rules were on opening gifts before the wedding… but the box label said Pottery Barn so I just couldn’t resist! It was from my former co-worker and sorority sister, C-face, who shares some of the blame for my current […]

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from The Knot via Marie Eve Um… yes please. Daffodils were always the plan but I am pretty much in love with the daffodil/ranunculus pairing. I’m meeting with Tara tomorrow to discuss flower plans. This has made me actually excited to talk about flowers!

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My fifth bridesmaid, A, is one of my sorority sisters from college. She came in from Memphis for the weekend for her fitting and I loved her dress! The color and cut is going to be very flattering on her figure. The great thing about each girl picking their own dress style is that they […]

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So I went back to see Dena at A Special Touch yesterday to try on my dress again! After playing around with the bust fabric we decided on something a little more simple for the rouching. Here’s a pic of what it will look like! This was the first time I’d tried on my dress […]

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I’ve gotten some inquiries asking about how the wedding website/online RSVP thing is working out. And also for the wording on the RSVP card itself. Since inquiring minds want to know… I thought I’d share. The left side of the card says: “The favor of a reply is requested by <insert date here>. Please RSVP […]

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These dreamy lacy lanterns are only $2.99 at IKEA! Perfect for a tealight or votive. These adorable lanterns are from IKEA for $4.99! Saw these darling, recycled glass bud vases at Target for $2.50 each. Found these oil lamps at Old Time Pottery in Murfreesboro… $5 each. Aren’t the colors perfection? More Old Time Pottery […]

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Bridesmaid H is one of the most fun people I know. We met in high school and were roomies our freshman year at UT. I’m so glad she’ll be standing with me on my wedding day! Isn’t her dress ADORABLE?! It’s so ‘her’- Playful, fun, and a little sassy. And now for an updated pic […]

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I’ve been obsessed with the idea of using vintage blue Ball mason jars as centerpieces for forever… now my dream is coming true! Going to try to win another lot so that I have plenty to use on all my tables. Hooray! I’ve never bid on anything on eBay before. I have to say- it […]

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