WEDDING MONOGRAMS | Wedding details gone wild! … Or at least a little overgrown. Also, I’m going to freeze my nips off tonight, but at least I’ll be eating cake.

WEDDING MONOGRAMS | Wedding details gone wild! … Or at least a little overgrown. Also, I’m going to freeze my nips off tonight, but at least I’ll be eating cake.

So, it’s Monday peeps!  How about that?!  I know it’s not the custom but I’m pretty pumped about this whole Monday thing.  Let’s forget for a moment the fact that tonight involves having to brace the bitter cold that is NYC’s current weather pattern, and let’s also put aside the fact that this weather is [...]

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{#1} WEDDING FONT FAVORITES | Edition 01 | I’m quite font of the following font(s)…

{#1} WEDDING FONT FAVORITES | Edition 01 | I’m quite font of the following font(s)…

Had an extensive conversation on Twitter last night (yeah I’m cool) about font families.  The conversation attracted so many that I’ve decided to start a regular column on favorite fonts… might be “of the week” or “of the month,” but will most likely be “when the mood hits me.”

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SMILEBOOTH | photo booth backdrop inspiration | Streamers, Confetti, Whatevs, Make Your Own!

SMILEBOOTH | photo booth backdrop inspiration | Streamers, Confetti, Whatevs, Make Your Own!

Ok, I am obsessed with a lot of things.  (You’ll likely remember this thing, which has a lot in common with today’s post.)  Frankly, I don’t know how I make it through the day with so many obsessions in tow.  I see something I love (aka a new obsession), I jot it down on one [...]

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FREE CUSTOM MONOGRAM LOVE ♥ Save Trees ♥ Carve Your Names in THIS!

FREE CUSTOM MONOGRAM LOVE ♥ Save Trees ♥ Carve Your Names in THIS!

OK, you know how much I LOOOOOOVE the Wedding Chicks.  If not, let me remind you. … But when they make things for us like this, I just… I… it’s just… All I can think of to say is THANK YOU, Amy and Jocey!  You two are helping us ramp up that pretty factor in [...]

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BEAUTIFUL POSTAGE | Color- and Theme-Coordinated Stamps for Your Wedding Invitations!

BEAUTIFUL POSTAGE | Color- and Theme-Coordinated Stamps for Your Wedding Invitations!

When it comes to your wedding invitations, do you get excited when you think about choosing just the right stamp to complement the suite?  If you said yes, then we’re probably quite alike, because I LOVE THIS PART.  It’s SO meaningless – I mean, SO – but, for some reason, it’s super important to me [...]

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DESSERT LOVE ~ COOKIES | personalized cookie-cutter creations! | This. Is. Awesome.

DESSERT LOVE ~ COOKIES | personalized cookie-cutter creations! | This. Is. Awesome.

I am so excited… SO EXCITED… about this post.  I stumbled upon this awesomeness while perusing Creature Comforts, which made mention of this product.  I checked it out on Williams-Sonoma, and just cannot – I, I just – it’s so – just LOOK and you’ll understand: Do you see what I mean?!! You can imprint [...]

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Part I: FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS! | save the date freebies + smiles + scrabble | Happiness Lies Within

Part I: FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS! | save the date freebies + smiles + scrabble | Happiness Lies Within

Alright everyone, here we go.  I’m practically hyperventilating over these finds, today.  Go get a brown paper bag in case you begin to experience some shallow breathing… The Wedding Chicks have outdone themselves with this find right here.  They’ve brought us one of the most beautiful wedding paper templates I’ve eva seen.  Eva.  It’s beautiful, [...]

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WEDDING COLOR INSPIRATION | pretty palettes | Sunny with a Chance of Pastels…

WEDDING COLOR INSPIRATION | pretty palettes | Sunny with a Chance of Pastels…

Want to know what’s been really tough for me to do?  Pick just ONE color palette for my wedding.  That’s one of the most difficult decisions I’ve faced while planning my affair and it’s not getting any easier the more inspiration I find.  And guess what?  It’s a challenging thing to plan a wedding when [...]

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WILL YOU MARRY ME? | the great cake lollie proposal…

WILL YOU MARRY ME? | the great cake lollie proposal…

Bakerella does some amazing things with a little bit of flour, sugar and some lollie sticks.  But this project takes the cake. It goes on, as you can imagine… But, here’s the beauty part: And, stop right there. That’s it – that’s where I start to tear up. *** Find out what prompted all of [...]

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DIY ~ WEDDING CALLIGRAPHY | tools you’ll need to do it yourself | Addressing Your Wedding Invitation & Save the Date Envelopes!

DIY ~ WEDDING CALLIGRAPHY | tools you’ll need to do it yourself | Addressing Your Wedding Invitation & Save the Date Envelopes!

*** Scroll to the bottom of this post to turn on the musical stylings of my favorite new artist, Warpold Wine.  Mmm mmm goodness. *** So, one big decision I’ve made in the process of planning my wedding is that I’m personally going to address the envelopes that will hold my save-the-dates, and then, based [...]

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WEDDING DIY LOVE | Candy Tin Labels from The Inspired Bride!

WEDDING DIY LOVE | Candy Tin Labels from The Inspired Bride!

Omigod.  When I saw these little candy tins from The Inspired Bride I jumped a little in my seat.  These are absolutely perfect; they’re the perfect color, the perfect size, the PERFECT design, and they’re well within my budget (free).  Thank you, thank you, a thousand times, thank you! . Visit The Inspired Bride’s Sweet [...]

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HOLIDAY + DIY LOVE | Attention to Detail – Delightful Packaging for Your Tasty Treats

HOLIDAY + DIY LOVE | Attention to Detail – Delightful Packaging for Your Tasty Treats

Macarons are pretty famous these days.  I’ve seen them pop up in quite a few weddings… and, to be honest, it took me some time to figure out just what, exactly, the colorful confections actually were. Back when I first started noticing them, I’m talking right at the beginning, I thought they were some sort [...]

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HOLIDAY LOVE | Wrap Your Gifts in Pretty, Decorative Packaging… It Makes ALL The Difference

HOLIDAY LOVE | Wrap Your Gifts in Pretty, Decorative Packaging… It Makes ALL The Difference

{source} Yesterday, I received a package.  I was promised it would arrive several days ago, but, as you can easily infer, it didn’t.  I’m not so much a stickler for timeliness as I am someone who appreciates keeping your word if you’ve promised something.  So, it shouldn’t surprise any of you that I wasn’t too [...]

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Wedding + Holiday Paper Swoonfest | Delicious Illustrated Paper Creations By Anna Bond of Rifle Design

Wedding + Holiday Paper Swoonfest | Delicious Illustrated Paper Creations By Anna Bond of Rifle Design

While rifling through some paper goods in house and online today, I rediscovered something.  Something really special.  I’ve seen her work before; colorful, expertly drawn prints… … and flawless, unique stationery… … but she’s got something pretty awesome of which I just caught wind, and I cannot wait to tell you about it. I’m talking [...]

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Friday’s Fab Finds!

Friday’s Fab Finds!

For some reason, the phrases “talk is cheap” and “a picture is worth a thousand words” BOTH popped into my head simultaneously today, so I think I’ll go with it… On to the finds… essentially, in Twitter-ease. ~~~ Want to embroider your own handkerchief but have absolutely no clue how exactly to do it?  It’s [...]

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DIY Wedding Eye Candy + Instructions ♥ Make It Pretty, Make It Personal, Make It with Decorative Rubber Stamps

DIY Wedding Eye Candy + Instructions ♥ Make It Pretty, Make It Personal, Make It with Decorative Rubber Stamps

{1 & 2, 3} Lovely, right?  This is a pretty stunning project, a GREAT WAY to save money, and in my opinion an even better way to make your wedding yours… not to mention get loads of compliments on your unique talents.  You can stamp your monogram on a bag of cookies, or prettify a [...]

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My Wedding ☀ A Much Anticipated Update on What’s Been Sloshing Around in My Head

My Wedding ☀ A Much Anticipated Update on What’s Been Sloshing Around in My Head

{Photography} Okay, see now THIS  is why I want to make time for a pre-wedding glam shoot in New York City.  I encourage you to click on the photo below to behold its true size and unleash its impact… for, my friends, it is impactful. As I write this, our wedding plans do not include [...]

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Keepsakes: A Bouquet That Beats the Real Thing

Keepsakes: A Bouquet That Beats the Real Thing

When I saw these beautiful brooch bouquets, I stared at them with the curiosity and excitement of a newborn baby discovering its mommy’s face.  You, too, will know a new level of joy when you see these exquisite creations, courtesy of Fantasy Floral Designs.  They are the absolute most sophisticated, most dazzling, and most enviable [...]

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The Hostess With the Postage

The Hostess With the Postage

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly looking for perfect ways to embed your personalities and the special little details of your relationship (that “stuff” that adds up to make the two of you so freakin’ adorable and/or awesome!)  into the important moments and design points of your wedding.  Well, if you consider yourself the [...]

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Inspiration Board: A Great Day for A Blue Wedding

Inspiration Board: A Great Day for A Blue Wedding

My inspiration for this board came from the striking blue sky that glows behind party-goers while they admire a newly married couple in their first dance together as husband and wife. Credits: Suthi Picotte, Suthi Picotte If you wanted to employ a color scheme like this one for your wedding, I would suggest detailing the [...]

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Create Your Very Own Bridal Avatar… You’ll Swoon Over Your Cartoon!

Create Your Very Own Bridal Avatar… You’ll Swoon Over Your Cartoon!

my inner bride, theknot.com, personalizing the experience

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