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Tim and I are closing in on the last month before the wedding, and every spare hour is filled with crafting, emailing vendors, and 5,324 other wedding-related tasks. Tim came up with the idea to make a decorative monogram out of plywood, and even though I was a little panicky at the thought of adding […]

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My love affair with vintage stamps started when my grandmother shared a box of cards, addressed-stamped-mailed, all dating from when she was a little girl in the 30’s. She had told me that opening the box would transport whomever opened it into a fair away time full of stories and love. I’m not certain where […]

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So excited to share this second post in our wedding inspiration series with our partners at Minted! To recap: each month we’ll be sharing some custom wedding inspiration along with some of our favorite wedding invitation options from Minted that coordinate with that month’s theme. The great thing about Minted is that they have an absolutely astounding selection of stunning designs available at […]

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I just know y’all are gonna love this pretty purple wedding! It definitely has lots of rustic details, but some really great timeless ones as well. I love how the couple used DIY where they needed to add extra special touches to their day. The purple details are just to die for – how about […]

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If there’s one thing I love about weddings, it’s the DIY details! I know we have tons of readers who are planning rustic weddings so I wanted to share some cute rustic wedding details for inspiration purposes. I love that such a lovely look can be accomplished with minimal items – many of which you […]

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According to CNN Money, the average cost for a wedding in the U.S. is $30,000.  The average cost for a wedding in Washington, DC is over $37,000, coming in as the 13th most expensive area to get married behind New York City (and vicinity), Chicago, Northern New Jersey, and Los Angeles (and vicinity).  Our wedding […]

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Image 2: Monika Gauthier, http://www.weddingchicks.com/2014/02/13/yellow-and-white-wedding/

The majority of brides would probably love to have incredible ornate table decor (at least, I would), but our budgets don’t necessarily allow us to go all out. However, I don’t think that means you can’t have beautiful, yet simple, decorations. For this post, I wanted to share some of the ideas and tips I […]

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You’re gonna love this crafty backyard wedding. So many fun and entertaining details – including games and interactive stations for the guests to take advantage of during the reception. I mean, a s’mores station?? YUM! And a photobooth, and games for the kids? Sounds like one fun wedding to me. I just hope you love […]

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The thing I love about purchasing a suit / tie vs renting a tux for a wedding, is that every time your future hubby wears it, you’ll both think back on memories of your wedding day. It’s a fun reminder and memento from your day that he can use again and again! In honor of National Bow Tie […]

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The discussion of conflict diamonds, and the increase in jewelers advertising the availability of ‘conflict-free’ synthetic diamonds or ‘conflict-free’ Canadian diamonds has become a hot button issue since the release of the 2006 movie Blood Diamond. The movie contains many factual pieces of information  about the history and conflict surrounding the diamond trade throughout Africa […]

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