Planning the Big Day: Wedding Colors

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Planning the Big Day: Wedding Colors So our planning train is chugging along and now it’s time to definitively decide on a color scheme…which is not easy for me, as I tend to love a new color each day depending on my mood. Green however, is a constant fave and I always thought I’d have a spring wedding, envisioning celery colored hydrangea, light lime gowns and everything accented with perfect … { Continue Reading }

Planning the Big Day: The First Gift!

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The First Gift! Just needed to veer off the ‘planning’ track a bit this week to share the story of excitement that was the receipt of the first gift off of our registry : ) It’s strange, because we obviously knew we’d be getting gifts, but it’s surprising just how thrilling that initial delivery can be… It was a cold and snowy day and I was not in such a great mood after trekking through the … { Continue Reading }

Planning the Big Day: Choosing the Dress

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Planning the Big Day: Choosing the Dress So, despite what any woman may try to say, the wedding dress is truly THE HIGHLIGHT of wedding planning. I mean, just think about how many reality shows are based just on that? (I’m currently watching “Unforgettable Wedding Gowns” on Wedding Central haha). I’ve been watching shows like this for ages, commenting on what’s gorgeous (or hideous, let’s be … { Continue Reading }

Planning the Big Day: The Registry

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Planning the Big Day: The Registry Ok, lets be honest, there are very few things more exciting to a woman than the thought of being let lose in a department store with a “magic gun” - you can point at things you want…and then OTHER PEOPLE will buy them for you! It sounds like something out of a dream, but yet this is what the almighty Bridal Registry really is. I have always looked forward … { Continue Reading }

Planning the Big Day: Top 10 Venue Tips

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Top Ten Tips for Choosing Your Venue So first things first...(I know you've been on the edge of your seat for a week just dying to know what venue WE chose...) DRUMROLL PLEASE.....we'll be saying our vows and partying at The Estate at Florentine Gardens : ) and we could not be more thrilled! This site offered everything we wanted and then some...but it wasn't an easy find... Most of you have … { Continue Reading }

Planning the Big Day: “The Venue”

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Planning the Big Day: Choosing a Venue Ok, I’m a WEE bit of a planner ;) so I must say I had an idea of where I wanted to get married before I even had the ring. They tell you that you can’t really start too much until you have that date booked so I figured I should get on it asap. I pictured a bright and beautiful venue with gardens, water and a lot of light. I wanted ducks, an outdoor … { Continue Reading }

Planning the Big Day: “The Proposal”

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"The Proposal" Crista here! AHHHHH HOLY COW I’M ENGAGED!!!!!! Ok, just had to get that out of my system. Done. I promise. Like most women (and if you say ‘not me’ we know you’re fibbing!) I had been waiting with baited breath to hear the magic words, “Will you marry me?” It’s a huge moment in a gal’s life and we all look forward to it, wondering when it will happen…what will he say….how will he … { Continue Reading }

Nutcracker “Sweet” Tea Party

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Nutcracker "Sweet" Tea Party What better way to combine the holiday season and the celebration of a young girl’s birthday than with this DARLING Nutcracker “Sweet” Tea Party from Shannon Green at Sweet Pea Soirées! From the perfect ‘star’ of the show, birthday girl Hannah in her Clara-like white nightgown, to the beautiful vintage holly tea set, the party’s theme is flawlessly represented in … { Continue Reading }

QUIZ: What’s Your Party Planning Style?

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One thing you probably already know about yourself- you love planning parties! But, what works best for you when putting together your fave festivities? Take this quiz to find out! 1. You’re off to the grocery store; what do you bring with you? A. A detailed list of everything you need and coupons you’ve clipped the day before B. A brand new recipe you just can’t wait to try- with your … { Continue Reading }

Top 5: Winter Wedding Centerpieces

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There is just something about a Winter wedding that lends itself to everything crisp and whimsical. From the cool temperatures to the potential for a dusting of snow on the ground, I get so excited thinking of how much fun you can have implementing the winter theme on your big day-especially when it comes to your centerpieces. I'll start with the idea of using ornaments; placed simply in … { Continue Reading }