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This might be one of my favorite BSWOWs ever! First of all, I am a HUGE sucker for sunflowers. I had an embarrassing amount of sunflower decor in my bedroom as a teenager, and they just make me super happy. This wedding has some incredible details and I am so glad that Liz was a […]

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Shortly after our engagement, I met Jesse and his girlfriend at a little party hosted by another local photographer. I left the party thinking, ‘I want to be friends with these two!’ I got home from the party, checked out Jesse’s website and said to Adam, ‘we need to trade a portrait session with these two!’ Not […]

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While Matt worried about which buddy he couldn’t include in his party I had the opposite problem. I only have a handful of really close friends and when Matt decided on 6 groomsmen I easily produced 4 but two more would be tough. We decided it didn’t have to be even though and I ended […]

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I am seriously addicted to online research. Can you be addicted to such a thing? Before every decision I make I hop on the interwebs and check out the situation, ie; reviews, deals, coupons, etc. Wedding invitations were no exception to this illness. I ordered packet after packet of free samples from companies and spent […]

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Hello my ladies! My FABulous photographers took a gazillion pictures at our nuptials so I am waiting ever so patiently until they edit them all. But I thought I should give you a sneak peak! So without further ado- Four out of five of my beautiful maids! The G2B/Husband and I! Here are some decorations […]

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I love how creative brides (and grooms) get when it comes to the box they use for cards at the wedding. I’ve seen bird cages, fabric wrapped boxes and a lot of other ideas but one of the best I’ve seen is a mailbox! I figure it not only makes sense to put cards and letters in […]

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Japh and I “announced”our engagement in February. By announced I mean that after telling close friends and family in person we changed our Facebook status.  We had an Engagement Dinner Party at the end of February and after that we kind of fell off the wedding planning wagon. I felt good about the fact that […]

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Hello hello! Soooo my first year teaching is officially OVER and I’m packing up my apartment in the town that I was teaching in and moving back to Grand Rapids. I’m actually moving back in with my parents (this is probably as budget savvy as you can get pre-wedding, right!?) (Although I hope I make […]

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I’ve already mentioned a couple of times that we’re going to get married at a lake house.  I’m super excited because as a non-traditional venue it gives us a lot more control over everything than anything else we would have found.  Starting out, David told me some things that would be important to him for […]

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Back in April my mum hosted a wedding craft-o-thon. When we began discussing this wedding nearly a year ago, I mentioned something about not expecting anything of epic proportions for our plans. Everything about this craft-o-thon was kind of the epitome of epic proportions. My mum rounded up a solid troupe of talented crafters to […]

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Significant chunks of most brides’ budget revolve around a few key elements of a wedding: venue, food/booze, and photography. If you can save on one, two, or all three of these things you can really cut your costs and so Matt and I had a goal of saving on all three! Originally we planned on […]

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