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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

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 … { read more }

Elegant Connecticut Wedding

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Elegant Connecticut Wedding Thanks to photographer Justin Marantz for this submission to us via Two Bright Lights. Katie Saeger, a writer for our site, told me about this gorgeous wedding and we "ooh'd and aah'd" quite a bit over the lavish details! This autumn wedding provided us tons of luxurious inspiration for not only weddings but dinner parties, cocktail gatherings, and all sorts of … { read more }

Top 8 DIY Wedding Crafts

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Top 8 DIY Wedding Crafts The fabulous Martha Stewart crafters design dozens of templates and wedding crafts for the DIY bride. We'll admit we're pretty smitten with everything her team designs. We've pulled our TOP 8 DIY Wedding Crafts to share with you! From escort cards to menu templates, these ideas will help keep costs down without sacrificing style! 1 Table Numbers An easy to … { read more }

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 … { read more }

Wedding Showcase: Peacock Details

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Vintage Peacock What really struck me about this Albany, Georgia wedding were the florals. Absolutely stunning bouquets with peacock accents make it both unique and modern. Snap dragons, orchids, peonies combines for rich jewel tones in in purple and eggplant hues. Simple votive holders filled with crystal gems and an orchid are striking set on a cocktail table. With the reception held … { read more }

Wedding Showcase: Romantic Teal

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Romantic Teal Wedding: World's Fair Pavilion Hints of romantic teal make this wedding classic and gorgeous. Held at the World's Fair Pavilion, the couple, Andon Bazzell and Mike Filsinger exchanged vows right before sunset on the terrace. The pavilion's regal and dramatic air fit the couple perfectly. Birdcages have always been a favorite of mine, and we have incorporated them in several … { read more }