NEON + PASTEL DIY COUNTRY BEACH WEDDING | Good luck ever loving your own dog again, after you see the face of the French Bulldog in this Wedding. | Pure 7 Studios

NEON + PASTEL DIY COUNTRY BEACH WEDDING | Good luck ever loving your own dog again, after you see the face of the French Bulldog in this Wedding. | Pure 7 Studios

Attention Photographers! If you’re a photographer who’ll be in the NYC area Friday and are interested in joining us as our photographer for backstage access fun at a particularly incred runway show… let me know ASAP. Thank you! Update: All set now, thanks all! In other news… Here is what newlyweds Alyson and Zac said they were [...]

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Not Gonna Talk About Kate Middleton’s Boobies. PLUS: TKB News, a Pink + Red + White Wedding by Nessa K, The Best Advice I Ever Got… and life these days.

Not Gonna Talk About Kate Middleton’s Boobies. PLUS: TKB News, a Pink + Red + White Wedding by Nessa K, The Best Advice I Ever Got… and life these days.

I know I wrote a lot of words today.  I just feel like I have to say it all. The way that I’m gonna start this off is by first telling you the way that I am not gonna start it off.  Which is: talking about Kate Middleton’s boobies.  You really think I’m gonna throw that kinda [...]

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DIY Drink Stirs by DIY Bloggista Andrea, My Fave Mini Flag, Bunting and Pennant Stickers, And Bambino.

DIY Drink Stirs by DIY Bloggista Andrea, My Fave Mini Flag, Bunting and Pennant Stickers, And Bambino.

Happy Tuesday afterneeeevening, peeps!  By the way, is it “drink stirs” or “drink stirrers?”  Anyway, good news: one of our lovely DIY contributors Andrea

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SOUTHERN DIY WEDDING | Sweet Southern Affair + A Handmade Wedding Gown! At Ashland Berry Farm, Virginia | By Kristin Partin Photography. Also, Bambino :)

SOUTHERN DIY WEDDING | Sweet Southern Affair + A Handmade Wedding Gown! At Ashland Berry Farm, Virginia | By Kristin Partin Photography. Also, Bambino :)

Hello and happy Monday afternoon, my loves!  Ok here’s wussup.  I’ve been going back and forth on a certain little issue in my own little world, and I can just never decide which way to go.  It’s got to do veth zee dressenhagens.

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MASON JAR LOBSTER WEDDING? | Monique Lhuillier Dress, Whoopie Pies and Fun | The Wedding of Stationer Marit Hanson of Marit Hanson Weddings!

MASON JAR LOBSTER WEDDING? | Monique Lhuillier Dress, Whoopie Pies and Fun | The Wedding of Stationer Marit Hanson of Marit Hanson Weddings!

Happy late Monday, friendsicles!  Ok, I gots to tell you… I’m so excited.  And I just can’t hide it.  I’m about to lose control and honestly, I kinda think I like it…

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ARE YOU MARRYING “THE ONE?” + RUSTIC WEDDING STYLE | ruffled, bird and lace cakes, glittery cake pops, lace letters and the outdoors, by LightSplash Photography

ARE YOU MARRYING “THE ONE?” + RUSTIC WEDDING STYLE | ruffled, bird and lace cakes, glittery cake pops, lace letters and the outdoors, by LightSplash Photography

Happy Friday afternoon, lovers!  Ok, today I feel lucky enough to share with you a dreamy styled shoot by the fantastic Kati Decker of LightSplash Photography with EliteVendor Group, but first, as per usual, there’s something I need to talk to you about.  And no, I’m not talking about that decision I made back there to end a sentence [...]

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BLACK VEIL LOVE | Twilight + Rustic Ralph Lauren Lake House + Elegant Gothic Chic = TO DIE FOR Wedding Inspiration. … Also Bambino. Also, I need costume ideas.

BLACK VEIL LOVE | Twilight + Rustic Ralph Lauren Lake House + Elegant Gothic Chic = TO DIE FOR Wedding Inspiration. … Also Bambino. Also, I need costume ideas.

Oh, hello!  Happy Wednesday evening!  I, uhh, I didn’t see you there.  What is it, like 8pm here in NY?  You uhh, you sorta caught me off guard.  My pants are actually down.  You caught me with my pants down.  Actually completely off, they’re completely off of my body.  Here, see?  See what you’ve walked [...]

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RUSTIC OUTDOOR DESSERT SHOOT, or, “I CAN DIE NOW.” | This is what I imagine when I imagine a good time. Also, only thing that cures my headaches is LOL cats & dogs.

RUSTIC OUTDOOR DESSERT SHOOT, or, “I CAN DIE NOW.” | This is what I imagine when I imagine a good time. Also, only thing that cures my headaches is LOL cats & dogs.

*faints* Happy Thursday afternoon, lovahs!  I’m starting this baby off with kind of a serious question for youz guyz.  We get a derriereload of reader email requesting

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THE *STYLED SHOOT* ARGUMENT + SUMMER WEDDING INSPIRATION … completed on a $100 budget! | Wooden signs, colorful straws, adorbs favors, pretty table numbers, simple florals, seer sucker suits & summery cake!

THE *STYLED SHOOT* ARGUMENT + SUMMER WEDDING INSPIRATION … completed on a $100 budget! | Wooden signs, colorful straws, adorbs favors, pretty table numbers, simple florals, seer sucker suits & summery cake!

↑ Get outta my dreams, get into my car.

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THEMED BRIDAL SHOWER WIN ~ What I’d want my shower to look like. … and you know I rarely if ever feature bridal showers, so… | Also, Who Doesn’t Wanna Boink Ryan Gosling?

THEMED BRIDAL SHOWER WIN ~ What I’d want my shower to look like. … and you know I rarely if ever feature bridal showers, so… | Also, Who Doesn’t Wanna Boink Ryan Gosling?

I’m sure you’ve seen me express my love and affection for Ryan Gosling over the time you and I have known one another.  Especially if you use Twitter, because on Twitter you know I do it on a regular basis.  Because I love Gosling like McAdams loves Gosling. That’s right I’m Alison, that girl who [...]

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SHOOT DETAILS THAT GET YOU PUBLISHED | Sweet treats, piglets, picnics, quilts, bunting, confetti icing… | Plus, Our Giveaway Winner! Oh and Bambino, obvs.

SHOOT DETAILS THAT GET YOU PUBLISHED | Sweet treats, piglets, picnics, quilts, bunting, confetti icing… | Plus, Our Giveaway Winner! Oh and Bambino, obvs.

Ok so things may or may not have gotten a little out of control with this post, so I’m warning you up front.  Crazy ahead.  ……. yyyyyeeeeeeaaaaah. By the way (did I just start off a blog post with “by the way?”) all day I’ve been blogging to the “tap tap tappity tap” of certain [...]

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2 THINGS I LIKE TO SEE IN ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS | Plus, Prop Love! Form of: Giant Steroidal Balloons. Instead of Your Booty, Make That E-Session POP! Also, Bamica.

2 THINGS I LIKE TO SEE IN ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS | Plus, Prop Love! Form of: Giant Steroidal Balloons. Instead of Your Booty, Make That E-Session POP! Also, Bamica.

↑ the *hovering* is key, folks. Happy late Thursday afternoon, ladies and germs!  Here listen, I just noticed something weird about myself that I wanted to bounce off of you.  Half the time I write LOL, I have a blank expression on my face.  There is no ‘L’ going on.  No ‘OL’ going on, either.  [...]

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REAL WEDDING | This post might make Vogue’s Anna Wintour rethink her stance on *soft* images. BONUS: One of the prettiest + one of the smartest trends in weddings.

REAL WEDDING | This post might make Vogue’s Anna Wintour rethink her stance on *soft* images. BONUS: One of the prettiest + one of the smartest trends in weddings.

Ok, so just so you know, today’s feature makes my heart beat so far out of my chest that it jogs up my sternum and slaps me in the face with my aorta.  (I should note here that my aorta’s a bitch.  She face slaps with an intensity and meaning that cannot be explained without [...]

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RUFFLES, LOVE & FRUSTRATION | Something I like, something I hate, and McPuppyPants does an impression. So in other words, business as usual.

RUFFLES, LOVE & FRUSTRATION | Something I like, something I hate, and McPuppyPants does an impression. So in other words, business as usual.

Today, I’ve got to talk about something I feel pretty strongly about.  (And I’m gonna want to know if I’m alone in this feeling.)  Coupled, of course, with fashion, photography, pop culture and general wedding-related thingies.  So, a mixed bag. :) Ok, SO.  Have you heard?  

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CANDY-COATED LOVE SHOOT | Why not match your fashion, decor and surroundings to your “couple personality?” I say DO IT | by Simply Bloom Photography

CANDY-COATED LOVE SHOOT | Why not match your fashion, decor and surroundings to your “couple personality?” I say DO IT | by Simply Bloom Photography

Real Housewives of New Jersey attacked my eyes again last night.  Please, someone teach me how to resist, without canceling our Bravo feed entirely. In other news, you guys are gonna get *real quick* why I love this engagement shoot.  It should be rather apparent

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E-SESSION FASHION + CREATIVITY | Ingredients: your proposal story + Izze drinks + super cute, super *affordable* dresses. Also, I was right; Hayden P. has a tiny vahiny.

E-SESSION FASHION + CREATIVITY | Ingredients: your proposal story + Izze drinks + super cute, super *affordable* dresses. Also, I was right; Hayden P. has a tiny vahiny.

Because sex with a human chipmunk seems hot on paper but in reality it’s an unforgiving game of just-the-tip for the rest of your life, diminutive actress Hayden Paahhneehtiehrrhe and professional huge person/boxer Wladimir Klitschko have called it splitsville today.

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TOP DRESS PICKS, COLOR EDITION | Lessons from The Knotty Mommy on How to Look Pretty, Even When You’re Not *Feeling* Pretty {Help with Your Bridesmaids’ and Your Personal Style Choices}

TOP DRESS PICKS, COLOR EDITION | Lessons from The Knotty Mommy on How to Look Pretty, Even When You’re Not *Feeling* Pretty {Help with Your Bridesmaids’ and Your Personal Style Choices}

It’s about midday here in nyc and there’s really only one thing dominating my mind on this sunny afternoon. 

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RUSTIC GLAM FARM WEDDING | Janee + Alex | Can a perfectionist plan her wedding long distance? With a secret weapon like hers, anything is possible.

RUSTIC GLAM FARM WEDDING | Janee + Alex | Can a perfectionist plan her wedding long distance? With a secret weapon like hers, anything is possible.

Today’s wedding rocks my socks right off my feet.  Seriously, I’m sitting here, sockless and drooling.  We haven’t featured a wedding quite like this little gem in a while, and I’m pretty pumped to get things started.  Alright, LET’S DO THIS!

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RUFFLES, SPARKLE, LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS | Lessons from The Bachelor | On the importance of finding your ‘best fit’ … both in love, and in your wedding dress.

RUFFLES, SPARKLE, LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS | Lessons from The Bachelor | On the importance of finding your ‘best fit’ … both in love, and in your wedding dress.

↑ Barf. Happy Tuesday, honeys!  Ok, let’s get to it.  This is so not what I wanted to start off with today, but life throws you curveballs…

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E-SESH LOVE | Randi + Dan | Classic prep in Nashville | Also: upcoming letterpress giveaway, next week’s free printable, and my best advice for stellar photos

E-SESH LOVE | Randi + Dan | Classic prep in Nashville | Also: upcoming letterpress giveaway, next week’s free printable, and my best advice for stellar photos

Happy Friday, friendlies!  Ok, guess what?  I’ve got a lot to share.  Tee hee.  However, since free association rules the roost in these here parts, we’ll see just how much I end up covering. 

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OSCAR FASHION PICKS | dresses by color | 2011 was brimming with bridal inspiration, if you like color. Also, finally, I understand why men love Scarlett Johansson.

OSCAR FASHION PICKS | dresses by color | 2011 was brimming with bridal inspiration, if you like color. Also, finally, I understand why men love Scarlett Johansson.

So!  It’s Monday, peoples.  And, I mean, I don’t know if you know this, but something called the Oscars happened last night. First off; thanks for sitting tight and repeatedly clicking “refresh” on your browser while we spent all morning gathering up the pretty… and pretty bad…  for today’s much anticipated (if we do say [...]

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{#2} Part II: SUNSET DESSERT | Homemade Americana V-Day Inspiration + Free Printables by Couture Events

{#2} Part II: SUNSET DESSERT | Homemade Americana V-Day Inspiration + Free Printables by Couture Events

So, it’s time for our second Valentine’s Day feature, you guys.  And you’re in for a treat.  Well, more like several treats.  Actually, more like several free treats, you can keep! 

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