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I’ve realized that having a full Catholic mass for our wedding might leave a few of our guests confused about what to do and when to do it. If you’ve ever been to a Catholic mass (or probably any church), there is a lot of sitting, standing, kneeling, responding, etc. I didn’t want people to […]

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I knew my mother was crafty but she even surpassed my expectations on this one by throwing me the cutest bridal shower. Because we moved across Washington State one year ago and we have family all over Washington and Oregon, my mother threw me a bridal shower on the east side of the state and […]

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When we were reviewing our reception setup with our site manager, she asked if we wanted to do a head table or sweetheart table. We kind of looked at eachother blankly because we hadn’t really thought about it. Eileen proceeded to show us photos of what the different setups would look like in the room. […]

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I couldn’t be happier with the way our winter wedding invitations turned out. I think mailing out your invitations is the ultimate realization that “OMG I’m getting married … soon!” We were aiming to send them out at the three-month mark. But, the major project they became got started one week late because the small letterpress […]

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We’ve all seen those super fun photobooth pictures from a wedding or party! They look something like this: We wanted to do something similar at our wedding, so we took to finding a way to do it with items we already had and using the Internet as our guide. Nick gave me a very nice […]

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Our reception is located on the 22nd floor of a condo in Ocean City. The bathrooms for the venue are shared with the pool locker rooms. Luckily, with it being the off season, the pool probably won’t be in use and the bathrooms will be clean and not smell like chlorine. Regardless, I always appreciate […]

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We’ve got a lovely little wedding here today for you all! I love all the little typewriter elements they included on the bouttonieres, cufflinks, bouquets etc and how cute are the signs made out of stacks of books? Of course I love the lace wrapped mason jar centerpieces filled with babys breath- oh so budget-savvy! […]

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  Hello Readers! About one month ago I gasped when I saw that I went about $300 over my monthly budget because of wedding “necessities.” As you may remember, I made a pledge to not look at those beautiful, shiny, designer bridal blogs for one month and see how my spending was affected. And I […]

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The standard cardboard pages with photo insert style of wedding album is definitely a thing of the past. Nowadays modern brides want a custom, beautiful keepsake to remember their special day that doesn’t belong boxed up on a shelf. Many brides are opting for customized photo books over a clunky, heavy, expensive traditional album. A […]

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My inspiration was found via Pinterest, as so many things are these days, and looked something like this. (unfortunately I don’t know where this original image came from, my apologies!) Perfect for our barn setting, simple, and elegant. Plus, I had a hundred mason jars at my disposal left over from my parents canning this […]

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