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june15

Hi ladies, happy FRIDAY!! I don’t know about you but I was ready for Friday about 4 days ago. We had lots of great stuff going on here at BSB this week. In case you missed it, don’t forget to check out the awesome guest DIY post from Elizabeth at Stockroom Vintage. Her Ombre painted […]

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Given we want to be as budget savvy as possible, we decided to have a Stag and Doe to help with the cost of our wedding! For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept, a Stag and Doe (aka a Jack and Jill, a Stag and Hen, a Buck and Doe) is a […]

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I just wanted to share a little bit of our honeymoon with you, since it’s always fun to see where people decide to spend their first week or two as a married couple. I know that many people struggle with picking “the perfect honeymoon destination”, so here are some tips I wanted to share with […]

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We had a date, we had a reception site, now a church. Nate and I were both raised Catholic, but if we’re being completely honest, getting married in a church wasn’t a huge priority on our part. I wanted to get married outside with all of the beautiful colored leaves around us. It had been […]

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Not only do I have to choose the perfect dress for myself, but I also have to make sure the bridesmaids have a dress that they like and that is flattering on them. I knew that I wanted them to all wear the same dress. It is the hip and trendy thing to have each […]

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So far, the reception venue has been the most problematic/stressful part of my planning process. When I first started my venue search, I found that there are actually a lot of nice venues around here. Like most southern cities, there are old antebellum southern mansions that have been turned into Bed and Breakfasts that are […]

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Earrings : Bracelets : Necklace : Shoes : Dress This whole bridesmaid ensemble costs less than $100! Super cute and chic for a summer wedding, would be great as a wedding guest also! What do you think? $3.80 + $14.80 +$6.80 + $29.99 + $38.27= $93.66 (before tax)

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I know for a fact after your venue and caterer (if you go that route), photography is the next biggest expense for a wedding. And booking a good one can be tricky. Luckily, most photographers can travel much easier than most caterers can. So how do you get super awesome photography and still stay well […]

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About 4 years ago, my parents fell on some hard times (really, who didn’t??). My mom was unable to work due to her Guillain Barre and my dad was pretty much forced into retirement after he lost his job at 64 (not many companies out there want to hire a 64 year old, even though […]

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You know what’s great? When your bridesmaids are of the same mentality as you. Not only am I budget savvy, but so are my awesome  Co-Maids of Honour, S. and V. I must pre-face this post with the fact that I am one of those blessed brides who just couldn’t narrow it down to one […]

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