Real Weddings Wedding Inspiration

Final Wedding Recap

Where in the world have I been?! Well, my husband and I have been going non-stop since the wedding. Even though we have been SUPER busy, I have loved every second of it! Since I told you all basically every aspect of my wedding, I guess it’s about time I show you

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Bridal Party Gifts

Groomsmen Gifts

Guess what? I’m MARRIED! Will be back soon with recaps but wanted to share this post about how we thanked the men involved in our big day. Now that all the gifts have been handed out, I can share with you our awesome groomsmen gifts. I’ll start by being honest, I was

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DIY Wedding Favors Wedding Favors

Wedding Guest Gifts

I must say, the out-of-town guests at my wedding are getting quite spoiled with  gifts. (And I have to take a minute to give my mom the credit for it. She has some GREAT ideas.) When they check in to their budget-friendly hotels they will receive this bag:  With this little tag

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Food + Beverage

Budget Wedding Booze

If you’re going to have a party (which our reception will certainly be), you need to have some alcohol. But if you want alcohol, you have to pay the price. And as budget savvy brides, we don’t want to fork over the cash. So it is time to get creative. This process

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DIY PROJECTS

Repurposed Window Decor

I wanted a “wow” piece to show off when the guests come in to the wedding to sign the guest book.  And you may remember I mentioned that the venue we are getting married at has a huge wall of old windows and doors at the entrance… So I decided to play

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DIY PROJECTS DIY Wedding Decor

DIY Coffee Filter Pomanders

Call me crazy (well, please don’t, it might hurt my feelings) but I did NOT care about having real flowers for my wedding. I’ll pause for the gasps… It’s just that when I listed out my priorities for this wedding, spending a TON of money on something that would literally only last

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Music + Entertainment

Our Wedding Playlist

I know it is silly, but one of my favorite parts of the wedding ceremony is the choice in music. It is the perfect opportunity for the happy couple to show off their style, creativity, and share new songs with their guests. When it came time for us to put together our

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DIY PROJECTS

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

There are many details to my upcoming wedding that are non-traditional. The biggest one would have to be the wedding party. But before I dive right in, I need to share a little back story… Derek has always been the girl’s best guy friend, and I have always been the guy’s best

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DIY PROJECTS

Wedding Guest Book

I have been looking for a unique guest book for our wedding and after running into a lot of “roadblocks” I decided it would be easier, cheaper and more practical to use a photobook and let our guests sign that. This way we have a coffee table book that has messages from our loved

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Vendors

Picking a Time and Place for your Wedding

The very first decision Derek and I had to make when it came to the wedding what WHEN and then WHERE. The WHEN wasn’t too difficult… it took one afternoon and about three phone calls. Derek and I were born and raised in the south, and that means football is especially important

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DIY PROJECTS

DIY Wood Wedding Cake Topper

Who wants to see my latest wedding craft?! I’ll start by showing you some cake topper inspiration pictures (and I’m kicking myself for not saving where they came from but my guesses are etsy, 100 layer cake, and/or once wed). Before we get to the craft, I’ll start by telling you I bought the

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