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I am excited to be heading home to Nashville for a wedding this weekend (yes, I really do eat, sleep, and breathe weddings!!) and of course to visit my family! I haven’t seen them in several months so I’m really looking forward to it. Also, our wedding anniversary is coming up next week – 4 whole years! I can hardly believe it! Time flies, y’all. Anywho- onto some of my favorite links of the week!


  • Love this tutorial over on Sew4Home showing how to make a floral wedding gown sash with fabric! (shout-out to long-time reader Elaine for sharing this with us!)
  • Getting overwhelmed by all the details? Read this post over on Every Last Detail where Lauren shares her advice about having too many wedding details.
  • Always love the wedding features over on DIY Bride – this lovely travel inspired wedding doesn’t disappoint with the DIY goodness!
  • I adore this chevron themed wedding over on Rustic Wedding Chic!! Check out all the lovely details!
  • Another gorgeous diy barn wedding that I think you’ll love was featured over on Intimate Weddings this week! Love the billy balls in the florals.



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I’m participating in Buy A Cup for a Cop along with lots of other bloggers and friendly citizens across the US! My friend Maddy over at Somewhere Splendid came up with this idea to thank our local service members for the work they do each day to keep us all safe. After the harrowing events of last week, I think it’s especially important to show our gratitude to these brave men and women.


What to Do: Buy a cup of coffee for a local fire fighter, police officer, or other first responder when you come across one. Approach them and explain that you’d like to buy them one out of appreciation for their service, and ask what they’d like or have them escort you to a coffee shop. On the run, or shy? Get a gift card with the approximate value of a cup of coffee (or more!) to a local or chain coffee shop and keep it on hand.

Spread the Word: Let everyone know you’re participating so we can engage more people. If you have a blog, post a note about it. If you’ve bought a cup of coffee for someone, Instagram it with the hashtag #cupsforcops – share your gift card photos, too!

Alrighty, I’m off to the airport. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!



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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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