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  So far this whole wedding planning thing hasn’t been the greatest. We’ve spent the bulk of it stressing out over unemployment, remodeling, and a dying dad. So I’ve been grabbing my bits of wedding planning joy where I can. And recently, one of those moments happened. WE GOT OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION PHOTOS BACK, Y’ALL! […]

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Once I said yes and made my “OMG” calls, all those stored wedding ideas started flooding in my brain. On the first call, people were asking us “When is the date?” Why do people do that? We are just telling you we got engaged! Give us a second to enjoy that first! That brings me […]

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Another DIY project we put together got the boy involved as well! This relatively simple project is a great opportunity to spend some time thinking about all of the little things that make the two of you unique. I personally value individuality within a marriage, so a project like this makes perfect sense to me. […]

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So I’ve got less than six months to put this wedding together, Find a ceremony and reception venue, was number one on my list of things to do. First, we had to determine in what town we wanted to get married. We knew we wanted to get married in NC (remember my list of favorite […]

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Wedding day has come and gone, but while we’re waiting on our pro photos I will share some of our crafty adventures in DIY with you! I baited four close friends/bridesmaids with brunch & mimosas, and then roped them in for a good old fashioned craft-a-thon prior to the wedding.  We worked from about 2p-8p […]

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Introducing MY SUBWAY SIGN! Ditch the tired wedding registry go-to’s and celebrate in style with a customized wall hanging that captures the unique details of your Big Day. Modern masterpieces with a vintage twist, these custom signs celebrate the ‘route of life’, highlighting important ‘stops’ along the way.   Engraved cheese platters? So passé! Instead, […]

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From the moment I got engaged, I knew exactly who my bridesmaids were going to be (afterall, Nick and I have been together for over 8 years, so I’ve been planning this wedding in my head for about 7 years!). They were the first four girls I called once I had the ring on my […]

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Well, here you are. You’ve finally decided to take the big step and get married to the love of your life. Your wedding ceremony will be one of the biggest events of your lifetime. The excitement you’re feeling is bubbling up and overflowing onto others. Your enthusiasm is contagious, most likely resulting in someone very […]

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 ideeli’s Bridal Flash Sale!   TODAY,  May 18th, at 12PM EST, ideeli will kick off its third ever bridal flash sale event, Ready, Set, Wed!  On the “racks” will be a selection of gowns from the likes of Badgley Mischka, BCBG, Nicole Miller, Jenny Yoo, Tadashi Shoji and many more – at prices that start […]

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Today I’m excited to welcome a new beauty expert and makeup artist, Mel from S3KA | Make-ography. She’ll be sharing budget beauty and makeup tips here on BSB! Please leave her lots of love and feel free to ask her any questions you have – who knows, they may come up in an upcoming blog […]

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When you don’t have flowers, you get creative.   I wrote in a previous post about my battle with whether or not to have flowers at the wedding. It was a difficult decision (especially given the many people who told me that it wasn’t a wedding without flowers and a perplexed caterer who wondered how […]

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