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In late October 2011 at a wedding expo, Dane (darling fiance) and I stumbled across a local, small-scale letterpress company. We were having a heck of a time finding any stationery for our winter wedding that wasn’t cheesy. After spending hours online looking for save the dates and coordinating invitation suites, everything had love birds, […]

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Today I have a little different wedding to share with you! The bride worked tirelessly with the help of family and friends to craft the most perfect wedding details- you will love all her rustic wedding decor! The couple focused mostly on their reception and even hired a photographer just to take detail shots of […]

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I came across a really nice looking card box on Pinterest the other day that linked back to the site where you could purchase it. While it was very nice looking, $79 was too much for a card box for our budget. I figured I could make something comparable for about 10% of that. So, […]

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I’m sure everyone out there knows what I’m talking about when I refer to “The One.” Yes, that mystical and emotion packed dress that you wear on the most important day of your life. When we first got engaged, the first thing I wanted to do was go dress shopping. With a 6 month engagement, […]

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We all want our bridesmaids to look wonderful on our big day (just not more beautiful than us) as a compliment to our beauty. I have been a bridesmaid and maid of honor six times now. For awhile my closet event looked like 27 Dresses because I had the same issues of holding on to […]

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Our biggest argument over our wedding happened early on. We still don’t agree. My wonderful fiancé always dreamed of a big wedding with all of his family members and friends in attendance. I had always dreamed of running off to Paris and eloping. Two very different wedding dreams. My mother had given me permission years […]

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Amanda + J.D. June 2, 2012 Rockville, Indiana (St. Joseph Catholic Church – Ceremony) (Bill Creek Village – Reception) What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget. $9,000 – $800 Attire – $1,200 Flowers – $500 Venues – $1,500 Rentals (Tent, Tables, Chairs) – […]

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I had seen so many chalk board menus in recent weddings and I wanted one for my own, for the bar to list our drink selections for the night. Luckily I had just the thing hiding under the couch at my parent’s house. In my college dorm I had a chalk board hanging where my […]

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Even though we haven’t finalized our menu yet and we’re doing a buffet, I’ve decided I want to make my own menu cards for our wedding. I figured this was something I can do fairly easily and hopefully inexpensively as well. Since we haven’t finalized our menu, I just played around with a few options […]

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I was initially not on-board with the idea of a Bridesmaid’s Luncheon, even though it didn’t directly involve any actual additional planning on my part.  Heck, I found myself Googling it to see what exactly it even was!  It seemed like extra trouble for my lovely ladies, additional spending, plus I felt like I would […]

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