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Since Jon and I have never planned a wedding before (as most of you probably haven’t!), I had no idea what to ask employees at the different venues we visited. There are all kinds of different things to consider when choosing a venue, and they all can have a big impact on your wedding itself […]

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This is probably one of the least useful posts that I’ve submitted, but sometimes (as in the wedding planning process), a bride just needs to slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy some things along the way. The same weekend as a bridal shower that I’d thrown for a friend, some of our great […]

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Now that y’all have found out a bit about my bizarre need to organize and you’ve also been party to my ideas for The Boy and my wedding ceremony – it’s time for you see my reception mood board (cue the choir of angels…)! Remember that we’re getting married at our house in the Texas Hill Country […]

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I’m sure we have all been inspired by or enamored with a large, beautiful or extravagant wedding on the tv screen or on film, but I have a real fondness for the small or offbeat budget weddings, complete with a perfect soundtrack that pops up here and there. This is a short list of my […]

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You may think I’m going to tell you about how I found my man, but I’m actually going to tell you about finding my wedding dress! (Equally as important right?) Being a petite bride is tougher than it looks. Everyone comments about how small you are and that you can buy anything…etc. but that is […]

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Hello again! Let’s talk venue selection, shall we? Picking the venue was one of the very first things we tackled. We knew what date we wanted to get married on and didn’t want to have to compromise that, so we started the hunt for the perfect venue as soon as possible. I originally just started […]

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Finding an awesome venue was extremely high on my priority list; probably #2 in my top three must-haves (after an awesome photographer). After all, the venue sets the tone for the entire wedding, so you’ve got to pick somewhere that fits your personality and that complements the mood you are trying to create. As I […]

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I am a planner. Like a hardcore planner – I own a book called How to Pack which is highlighted and dog-eared because I really do use it. Fo’ reals, y’all – I like planning stuff. So, the idea of collecting and organizing inspiration for my wedding was like my own personal wet dream. And […]

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I had found our ideal venue… online anyway.  After seeing press from Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert’s engagement party, Front Porch Farms (Charlotte, TN) seemed definitely out of reach, but I thought, “What the heck, I’ll check it out.”  It ended up that the farm was owned by a couple that lived in the main […]

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As I mentioned in my intro, I am getting married in January, all because of a song. The Avett Brothers are one of Dave and I’s favorite bands, and they came out with a song called “January Wedding” a couple years ago. Dave immediately fell in love with it, and it was clear that he […]

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I have been saving inspiration photos for quite a few years, with a vision in mind of how I’ve always wanted my wedding to be. However, things change when you are planning your ACTUAL wedding and decisions need to be made. Here’s what we’re planning for our wedding in the Spring… Location: Hockley Valley Resort […]

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