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Trying to decide what kind of packaging we will have available for our guests to use at the candy buffet. I’m thinking either these kraft paper bags with the foil enclosures (like a bag of coffee has). The one without the window… thinking CHEAP here, folks.   The smaller ones without the window (size 3.5 […]

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I was so sad that I had to miss my MOH’s dress fitting, but I just really needed to go see my sis since she was so sick. Luckily, S was able to bring her mom along to take some pics for me! I think this dress is gonna be gorgeous! The color is fabulous- […]

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image from here This pic from VintageGlam’s featured wedding today inspired me. Those shoes with the flowers? They are the same style Nine West JuliaRae shoe that I am wearing. (See here.) I searched for them in gold without much luck, but I did find them in Grey. I think it would be super cute […]

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So for those of you who actually know me or follow me on Twitter, you might have heard or read me being super stressed out about finding a new venue. You see, when I lost my job before Christmas, I had to really sit down and re-evaluate our budget and how much we could realistically […]

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I decided to contact the seller of that necklace I fell in love with, and let me tell you, I am SO happy I did! Candy of Candy’s Art makes really unique, gorgeous jewelry. Check out her ETSY shop here. She made another necklace just like the one I had fallen for, and even made […]

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Yesterday, I met with Dena at A Special Touch to have my sister A fitted for her bridesmaid dress. This is just first fit so we were just trying to get a feel for if this is what she liked, and i think it’s turning out adorable! The color looks so great on A and […]

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I got a call Monday evening from Dena at A Special Touch saying that she was worried that I wasn’t totally happy with my fitting that morning and had worked dilligently all day to fix the things we’d discussed. She said she didn’t want me to be worrying about my dress when I have such […]

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I got a lovely little email from the ladies at ::Paperwink:: announcing their new stamp line and I have to say, I am in LOVE! Think of all the time (and money) you could save- get a stamp with your return address instead of getting it done by a calligrapher- or use a stamp instead […]

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I’ve been a tissue paper flower-making machine lately- hard at work making my Tissue Paper Pomanders for the ceremony and reception decor. With help from my MOH and sister, and even my fiancĂ©! I’ve successfully completed one pomander, and enough flowers for 2 or 3 more. Almost half way there. It’s a time consuming project- […]

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I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks already!!! Here’s the newest pics of my gown. I’m going back in on Thursday to try it on again- I was feeling a bit ‘indecent’ about the bust area and wanted more coverage, so that’s what will change for my fitting Thursday. I also have to let Dena […]

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Hello my lovelies! I just wanted to share with you a little tip-off I got from the fabulous Sarah of Classic Bride. Here’s the deets from her blog about this photography contest: “Melissa Murphy, of Missy Photography, is looking for a fun, artsy and original bride and groom who will inspire her with their location, […]

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Dear Wedding Gods, Hey there, it’s me, Jessica. I know it’s been a while since I’ve written you… I hope you haven’t forgotten about me, my wishes, or our agreements. I apologize for my lack of communication, I’ve been very busy avoiding thinking about the wedding over the last few months as it was becoming […]

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