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Blue & White North Carolina Wedding

Today we’re featuring a wedding for BSB blogger, Natasha! You might remember following her wedding planning story earlier this year and now you get to see how all the beautiful details came together for her North Carolina wedding. Enjoy! xoxo, Jessica Natasha & TJ May 16, 2015 Raleigh, NC | All Saints Chapel What was

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Music + Entertainment • Vendors

Choosing our DJ

Being that my fiancé is currently in law school, I tried to handle a majority of the tasks involved with wedding planning. However, I did ask if he would plan the honeymoon and find our DJ (he actually may have volunteered for these tasks!). Vacations and music are definitely more up his

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DIY PROJECTS • Wedding Favors

DIY Coconut Sugar Scrub

When helping my mom plan my bridal shower, I knew I wanted our favors to be something simple that people could actually use. I scoured Pinterest in search of a simple, yet budget-friendly favor to make for our guests. I stumbled across an image with the saying “From Amy’s Shower to Yours”,

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Tough Subjects • Wedding Planning Advice

Wedding Do’s and Don’ts

Throughout wedding planning, I, along with many other brides I’m sure, have seen and read way too many lists of wedding do’s and don’ts. While most offer some great advice, such as stick to your budget, be comfortable with the vendors you hire, be sure to enjoy your day, remember it’s more

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Honeymoons

Honeymoon planning

We have booked our honeymoon! My fiancé and I love going on vacations and traveling, so this was obviously one of our favorite items to plan. We have been together for almost six years and have been on 3 different cruises, visited Universal Studios and Disney theme parks more times than I

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Food + Beverage • Vendors

Choosing our Caterer

For my fiancé and I, food is at the top of our priorities list for our big day. After a wedding, we always discuss the food (of course we discussed the bride & groom, but food was always discussed), so we knew we wanted to have food everyone would rave about so

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Vendors • Wedding Decor

Wedding Flowers

When deciding on our wedding flowers, I knew I wanted something very simple, yet elegant. My favorite flowers are hydrangeas, so I knew I wanted to incorporate them into the wedding. However, when researching flowers I found out that they are one of the more expensive blooms, but luckily are in-season for

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Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Hashtags

One of my favorite social media apps is Instagram. I love looking at pictures and, recently, have fallen in love with clicking on the wedding hashtags that accompany the many wedding instagram accounts I follow. You find so many different pictures from guests, the bridal party, and even the bride and groom

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Random

What I Want to Remember on Our Wedding Day

With all the hustle and bustle related to wedding planning, I think some of us can tend to forget about the actual wedding day. Almost all of the advice I have received from previous brides or read in various articles has been to remember to slow down and enjoy the day, as

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Money Saving Advice • Vendors

Choosing our Photographer

When most couples create their budget and figure out what is most important to them, they choose photography as one of their “splurges”. So if you read my budget post, you were probably wondering why we didn’t choose photography as one of our “splurges”, and the answer is simple – we knew

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Food + Beverage • Vendors

Choosing our Desserts

As I mentioned in our budget post, dessert is among our top priorities, so we thoroughly enjoyed choosing our desserts for the wedding. TJ and I both love sweets and often spend our weekends exploring the many cake, cupcake, and dessert shops in the Triangle. When originally discussing our ideas for our

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