Flowers and Decor

Beyond Flowers

A while ago, my boss at work approached me and said she would like to get a group together and do something for us for the wedding. They said they would like to do our flowers, knowing this was something big they would be taking on,

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Ceremony

Church Ceremony Planning

We had a date, we had a reception site, now a church. Nate and I were both raised Catholic, but if we’re being completely honest, getting married in a church wasn’t a huge priority on our part. I wanted to get married outside with all of

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Random

Calling All Photographers!

I know for a fact after your venue and caterer (if you go that route), photography is the next biggest expense for a wedding. And booking a good one can be tricky. Luckily, most photographers can travel much easier than most caterers can. So how do

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Reception

The Perfect Place…

…for my reception. I know I’ve already told you the place, and showed you the picture, but now I want to share the process of getting to there. It was fairly simple. We only looked at two places, and one was Mill Creek. I guess I

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Wedding Budget

Anticipated Budget Breakdown

So, I thought it was about time I told you how we plan to breakdown our budget and the DIY list I plan to tackle. We really want to keep our wedding under $15,000, right now, as budgeted, we’re at roughly $13,000. This allows for wiggle

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Random

Keepin’ It Together

Eric was a groomsman in a wedding last summer, and a month before the wedding the Bride mailed a physical copy of an itinerary to everyone.  When we arrived at the Iowa wedding weeks later, a lot of the wedding party appeared to even have theirs with them.  Me

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Ceremony

Tying Our Knot – Choosing an Officiant

  {photo by Henderson Photography} It seems to be fairly normal for some brides to come into contact with a few little “differences” in preference from parents/family, or traditional vs. non-traditional ways to go about things. THANK GOODNESS we’ve barely run into any of this at

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Random

Why I’m a Bad Bride

{source} I have a confession to make. I’m a bad bride. Really. I’m not good at it. People at work (and other places) ask me all the time “How’s wedding planning going?” and I never have any answers for them. I kind-of assume that the appropriate

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Random

Best Day EV-ah?

When people know you’re planning a wedding, you often hear things like “Oh, how exciting! Your wedding is the best day of you’re life!” I get it. I do. People are excited about weddings in general. People see weddings as a time of renewal, of hope.

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Events

Bridal Show Buffoonery

Bridal Show Buffoonery I went to my first bridal show in January, which I attended specifically in the hopes of winning free stuff. The librarian in town told me that her daughter went last year and won flowers, so I was sold as soon as I

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Random

Rooms, Rooms & More Rooms

With about 106 days until the BIG DAY (but who’s counting) I’m finding myself bogged down with some tasks that aren’t as fun as I’d hoped.  With insurance out of the way, my next dreaded task– room blocks.   Both Eric & I’s families are from Iowa,

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Random

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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