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As a former event planner, I know the importance of day-of-coordination (DOC). While I always loved running events, I know I do not want to experience all the stress and running-around of orchestrating an event on my wedding day. It’s very important to me that I, and my family and closest friends, get to soak […]

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One of our favorite sources for paper goods is having a huge site wide sale through July 24! You can save 20% off WPD’s already fabulous prices this weekend! BSB loves Wedding Paper Divas for their variety of gorgeous styles at  great prices! Wedding Paper Divas is a great source for invitations, save the date […]

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Dear readers, My name is Jillian, I’m 26 years old, a managing editor of a weekly newspaper, and an ultimate girly girl. I love pink, cheerleading, sparkles, kitties and kids. But, I’m also a gal who likes to be creative and I can never do anything just like everybody else. In the summer of 2010, […]

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As a make-up artist, skin care is the base for beautiful looking make-up. Here is my simple skin care routine that won’t break the bank, but it will leave you with clean, smooth skin! What you will need: 1. white, granulated sugar 2. cotton round pads 3. pure lemon juice 4. make-up remover 5. peel-off […]

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I am so blessed to have 5 totally awesome girls that will be standing by my side on my wedding day. Truly, I couldn’t ask for a better group of friends and they have been very patient while I have been trying to make a decision about the whole bridesmaid dress situation. I was in […]

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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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