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Choosing Our Photographer

I consider myself lucky with my wedding planning because my big must have was booked within a few weeks of our engagement – the photographer. Yep, the photography was my number one wedding must-have. Ya’ll should know something about me – I have always attached memories and feelings to

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Finding a Ven-YOU! Part III

As we discussed in my last post, venue-searching was generally a pretty fun process. So let’s review the Heather-and-Jon-perfect-venue checklist: Lots of natural light/nice scenery/plants (conservatory preferred) Not a church or banquet hall (except maybe one with really big windows and a nice view) Back-up plan

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Finding a Ven-YOU! Part II

Since Jon and I have never planned a wedding before (as most of you probably haven’t!), I had no idea what to ask employees at the different venues we visited. There are all kinds of different things to consider when choosing a venue, and they all

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The Venue Hunt

Hello again! Let’s talk venue selection, shall we? Picking the venue was one of the very first things we tackled. We knew what date we wanted to get married on and didn’t want to have to compromise that, so we started the hunt for the perfect

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Finding a Ven-YOU! Part I

Finding an awesome venue was extremely high on my priority list; probably #2 in my top three must-haves (after an awesome photographer). After all, the venue sets the tone for the entire wedding, so you’ve got to pick somewhere that fits your personality and that complements

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Wedding Ceremony Inspiration

I am a planner. Like a hardcore planner – I own a book called How to Pack which is highlighted and dog-eared because I really do use it. Fo’ reals, y’all – I like planning stuff. So, the idea of collecting and organizing inspiration for my

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Quest for the Perfect Venue

I had found our ideal venue… online anyway.  After seeing press from Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert’s engagement party, Front Porch Farms (Charlotte, TN) seemed definitely out of reach, but I thought, “What the heck, I’ll check it out.”  It ended up that the farm was

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Venue Search Between SF & LA

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

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An Indoor Venue

Soooo Justin and I want a quite traditional wedding. The ill-fated thing about that, though, is that most times when something has “traditional wedding” associated with it, the cost of whatever it is skyrockets absolutely exponentially. Reception venues, especially, seem to be all over this concept,

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Campsite Wedding Inspiration and Location

Originally, I’d imagined our wedding would be super small – only the two of us and a few extremely close family members. However, once the news was announced on Facebook last spring…we were both totally overwhelmed with all the happy congratulations we received. Particularly the message

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Historic College Campus Venue

I mentioned in my last post that we’d already booked our venue, and that it was the only one on our radar. This is mostly true. Originally when we got engaged, we had planned to be married in my hometown in the midwest. I wanted to

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Using a Church Venue

Hello my dears! As an interior designer, I’ve always had a love for unique buildings and great architecture. So when it came time for Nate and I to pick our wedding venue…well, surprisingly, we chose something that is neither unique nor great! Because we live in

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Roof With A View Venue in Charlotte

After the initial frenzy of just being engaged died down, we began our search for the perfect venue. I researched hotels, country clubs, more residential options and everything in between, but we could not find the perfect place. A friend of mine recently got married and

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