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Good morning and Happy Friday! I realized yesterday that today is my 6 month blogiversary! I can’t believe I’ve been writing here for that long already! I started this blog on May 7, 2008 a little over 2 weeks after E asked me to marry him. I can’t believe how fast time has gone by. It’s so exciting, but also so very scary- we have less than 6 months until the wedding and I still have SO much to do! I just wanted to take a moment to thank anyone who has ever stopped by here and left a comment or sent me an email. I really do love the blogging community and I appreciate every time someone takes the time to contact me! It’s so encouraging and has truly made the wedding planning experience so much more bearable! 🙂

I was hoping to be able to share my engagement pictures with you all, but there are some logistical problems at this point that I’m not sure how to get around. All I’ve got is my Pictage account with the images, I don’t have the digital files yet so I can’t post them directly to the blog. Please be patient, I will upload my faves to the blog when I receive the digital files. 🙂 I’ve also been working on Save-the-Dates (which I was hoping to get out by Monday, eek!) to show you hopefully next week. Anyway, thanks again for reading my little blog and I know that over the next few months I will have a ton of fun stuff to share with you as I start my DIY projects! 🙂 Yay!!
e-pic, Blogiversary

Hope you all have a great weekend… I’m going to visit one of my bridesmaids! Hooray! As Jessica Lynn always says, every blog should have a pretty picture, so I’ll leave you with these amazing dresses by Butter by Nadia. Wouldn’t these be PERFECT for my maids?? Too bad they are not so budget-friendly. I did find a tutorial online of how to make them yourself… thoughts? 🙂

Butter by Nadia Bridesmaids Dresses
Butter by Nadia Bridesmaids Dresses

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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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  • Yay for 6mos of blogging!

    Your pics turned out great! I love your photographer. I LOVE that white dress and red heels-looked great in the pictures! You got so many great shots!

    Can’t wait to see the save the dates!

  • Oh and I saw those bm dresses recently and loved that they had so many shades of the same color but I think they look waaaay too long and slightly frumpy. I’ve seen the other brand (blanking on the name) and it’s just too much fabric going on for me, but I love the concept and adore the colors.

  • Jessica

    Love the pictures! Especially the downtown ones. 🙂

  • woohoo for 6 months of blogging! Time flies, huh?!

  • Happy Blogiversary!!!

  • Guilty Secret

    Happy half blogiversary! I love those dresses. Gorgeous colours and shapes.

  • Pam

    Happy Blogiversary!! Love, love, love the pics! so much personality and I don’t even know you two! 🙂

  • Congratulations. I love the dresses.

  • Amanda

    I love the dresses! The color you picked is flattering to any skin complex. Do you sew? I’d totally attempt to make them if I knew how to sew. Or maybe you can get a quote from a seamstress?

  • LisaW

    I am totally making those dresses for my bridesmaids! They are actually suuper easy, I’ve already made three for myself! They only take like, a half hour to make

  • Amber

    I love your pictures! They are fantastic

  • Marianne Wilson Photography

    Love your e-photos. I just did an e-session a few weeks ago and my bride wore that same blue dress! Super cute!

  • happy (late) half-birthday!

  • kay*

    yay! happy 6 months blogging – i think i’ve been reading along since the beginning – it’s nice to see how your blog has evolved 🙂