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   Crystal + Shannon April 20, 2012 Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado   What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget. Around $10, 000. I haven’t done a complete breakdown but some of the expenses were: • My dress – $600 […]

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As I’ve mentioned before, Dan and I are trying to be budget savvy while still having flair at our wedding. We don’t want to sacrifice the “wow-factor” just because we’re making economical decisions. One thing that was really important to Dan was to be able to toast his new bride (i.e. me) during his speech. […]

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Another one of those traditions we knew we’d have to modify for our short engagement, the Save The Date, or STD for all you wedding blog followers (not to be confused with the other STD). The recommended time frame to send out STD cards is nine months before the event date. So I racked my […]

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While we’ve decided not to DIY our invitations (more on that later), I do want to add some sort of personalized touch to our mailing. I recently received a package with the coolest mailing label. That inspired me to create one of my own mailing labels. I knew I could buy the label paper online, […]

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Remember when I told you we were making our own bean bag toss board for the reception? IT’S DONE! Hooray! We were worried that our guests would be waiting a long time between the ceremony and reception while we take pictures and we’re hoping for good weather so our guests won’t be sitting around twiddling […]

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Love how simple this wedding is! After being together for nearly a decade and beginning to plan their dream wedding, life happened and they had to change their plans. The shifted focus to only what was important, sharing their special day with family and friends! Love the simple chair decor and the bride’s short dress- […]

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Welcome to one of our newest sponsors, the Mad Monogram! They make custom clutches that make great gifts for your bridal party! You can choose from lots of cute fabrics that they have in their shop! TMM is giving away their 6 bag special, which is normally a $45.00 value. The winner will be able […]

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Like many budget savvy brides, I am not having flowers at my wedding. Well, that’s not totally true. My bouquet will be made of real flowers, but that’s it. No flowers on the tables, none for the bridesmaids, none for the groomsmen, none for the decor. Oh, the shock and the horror! I’m actually really […]

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  Amber Housley Inspired is having its final session of 2012 in August back home in Nashville!! Amber has invited me back to speak and she is awarding TWO lucky ladies with scholarships! Sunday July 8th is the deadline for entries- there will be one winner for written entries and there’s even a video blog […]

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Here I am to tackle my first DIY project for the wedding reception, table squares! When I started browsing Pinterest and the web for centerpiece ideas, I saw a few “tablescapes” that really jumped out at me. What I liked about them was the contrast between the table cloth and the table square underneath the […]

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