BRIDESMAID GARDEN PARTY INSPIRATION | How to Have an Outdoor Garden Party, Indoors + Freixenet Bubbly Giveaway!

BRIDESMAID GARDEN PARTY INSPIRATION | How to Have an Outdoor Garden Party, Indoors + Freixenet Bubbly Giveaway!

Want to have an outdoor party, but the weather’s lousy?  NO PROBLEM.  Here’s a hack… sort of. One of the most coveted styles of party these days remains the outdoorsy, woodsy, greeny, lush and naturey look (I definitely just made up some words but whatever).  That usually means: wood elements, at LEAST a few succulents [...]

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GIVEAWAY | Shop Your Way & TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” Will “Sweep” One Lucky Bride off their Feet with a Dream Wedding!

GIVEAWAY | Shop Your Way & TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” Will “Sweep” One Lucky Bride off their Feet with a Dream Wedding!

It’s me again.  I have a giveaway to share with you guys today!  YayYUH. Ok, so – if you’re like most brides, planning your wedding can be both emotionally and financially stressful.  There’s the struggle to find the perfect dress, the perfect accessories, not to mention plan that perfect honeymoon – and all within a [...]

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TRAVELER’S JOY + A GIVEAWAY! | Here’s my favorite way to reconnect as a couple, once the wedding is over…

TRAVELER’S JOY + A GIVEAWAY! | Here’s my favorite way to reconnect as a couple, once the wedding is over…

New experiences bond couples.  It’s a fact.  Sharing a new experience, like traveling together to a foreign land or even just hiking up an unfamilar trail does something chemical in your brain, the result being that you feel happier to be with your partner and that much more connected to one another than before.  It’s [...]

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Markel Wedding Insurance | Because Sh*t Happens… And Your Wedding Day Is No Exception.

Markel Wedding Insurance | Because Sh*t Happens… And Your Wedding Day Is No Exception.

When you think about your wedding day, what do you focus on?  Do you think about your dress?  The decorations?  Your walk down the aisle, and whether or not your sweetie’s gonna cry when he first catches a glimpse?  Maybe you think about your first dance as husband and wife, and what it will feel [...]

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SPOTLIGHT ON GEMESIS | 5 Things That Will Make You Feel Great After You Do Them.

SPOTLIGHT ON GEMESIS | 5 Things That Will Make You Feel Great After You Do Them.

  *This is a partnered post, written from the heart. Hey friendlies… jump into any one of the following 5 Things and you’re bound to start feeling pretty good about yourself.  Why not start today?  OK… TO THE LIST! 1.  If you’re like me you spend a lot of your time in a seat staring [...]

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ALISON LOVES | Martha Stewart Weddings is seeking 2 brides-to-be for a special reason… are you who they’re looking for?

ALISON LOVES | Martha Stewart Weddings is seeking 2 brides-to-be for a special reason… are you who they’re looking for?

[Opportunity now closed; more in the future, of course.] I just ended a blog title in a preposition so, it’s been that kind of day.  Good thing I have this opportunity to share with you, it really brings a huge toothy smile to my face OMG I SWEAR TO YOU, PUN NOT INTENDED.  God you’ll never [...]

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‘ALISON LOVES’ SPOTLIGHT | Traveler’s Joy + $5000 Giveaway!

‘ALISON LOVES’ SPOTLIGHT | Traveler’s Joy + $5000 Giveaway!

Sometimes I’m like “LET’S DO THIS, WE SHOULD DO THIS” about a thing or idea.  I’ll shout it out in the middle of dinner, or while one of us is in mid-pee, or after we’ve been laying in bed for 10 minutes.  It’s startling- it’s a startling thing.  But sometimes things hit my brain and [...]

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‘ALISON LOVES’ | SPOTLIGHT ON: Jewelers Mutual | Have You Ever Lost A Sentimental Piece of Jewelry?

‘ALISON LOVES’ | SPOTLIGHT ON: Jewelers Mutual | Have You Ever Lost A Sentimental Piece of Jewelry?

Question for you guys: Have you ever worried about losing your ring, or some other highly sentimental piece of jewelry? Or, worse, have you ever actually LOST the thing? I don’t know about you guys, but I like to take my engagement ring off quite a bit.  For example, usually when I wash my hands, it [...]

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8 Secrets for a Honeymoon That’ll Leave You Both *Satisfied* (… ifyouknowwhatimean) | Honeymoon Pixie

8 Secrets for a Honeymoon That’ll Leave You Both *Satisfied* (… ifyouknowwhatimean) | Honeymoon Pixie

Hello, lovers.  Today’s first post coming atcha faces. Andrew Marino is dropping by today with some tips to ensure a super awesome sexy cuddly exciting honeymoon for you and your honeybunny with maximum sexual readiness and limited frustrations.  Well… he didn’t say any of that stuff specifically, but that’s what these tips will get you [...]

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT | Whimsical Prints: Affordable + Fast Invitations & Stationery

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT | Whimsical Prints: Affordable + Fast Invitations & Stationery

Happy Friday, loves!  This here’s your first post out of two for the day (crazy, I know)… and it regards something that I think might be very useful to a whole lot of brides and grooms out there.  [SPOILER ALERT/FYI: In post #2 today, I'll be featuring two of my new favorite things in a brand [...]

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‘ALISON LOVES’ SPOTLIGHT: Honeymoon Pixie = My New Favorite Registry Idea, HANDS DOWN.

‘ALISON LOVES’ SPOTLIGHT: Honeymoon Pixie = My New Favorite Registry Idea, HANDS DOWN.

Ummmm.  This thing I’m about to blog about below, is sort of exactly the kind of thing the wedding world needs.  In my humble opinion. Well here, lemme ask YOU:

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Create Your Own Chic Wedding App with Appy Couple + Free Code for TKB Readers!

Create Your Own Chic Wedding App with Appy Couple + Free Code for TKB Readers!

I had waaay too much fun putting that graphic together.  Sometimes I get carried away, you know me.  But that Bambino *ecofriendlyness badge of honor* up there?  I think I may I keep that one, for the future. So, random story — Honey and I were on the phone earlier because he needed to know [...]

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The Five-Year Engagement + $1000 Amazon.com Gift Card! | Also, what’s your engagement story?

The Five-Year Engagement + $1000 Amazon.com Gift Card! | Also, what’s your engagement story?

Happy Thursday, party people.  Ok everybody, real quick: put your hands in the air if you’re engaged to be married, were engaged at one time and have since gotten married, plan on someday getting engaged, or at least know a best friend, acquaintance or frenemy who knows someone who knows the guy at the bike [...]

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‘ALISON LOVES…’ SPOTLIGHT | Minted Stationery = Amazeballs. Help me choose my fave?

‘ALISON LOVES…’ SPOTLIGHT | Minted Stationery = Amazeballs. Help me choose my fave?

Happy Thursday to your beautiful faces, my darlings.  I’m kind of foaming at the mouth about this vendor so I’m just gonna hop right to it so you can catch the rabies-like excitement that’s going around this office apartment right now… Oh, and I’m feeling especially gipperrrrr today because it’s kind of the nicest weather [...]

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#1: VENDOR SPOTLIGHT | Bride & Groom + 30-50% Off Selected Items = Certain Happiness

#1: VENDOR SPOTLIGHT | Bride & Groom + 30-50% Off Selected Items = Certain Happiness

Happy Monday, ladies and gentlepersons!  Here’s post numero one of the day for your faces… aaaand GO! On the lookout for some stellar bespoke wedding stationery?  Well then you’ve definitely got to visit Bride & Groom.  They’re a trusted purveyor of quality invitations, save the dates and much more wedding-related awesomeness that you’re just going to [...]

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{1} GIVEAWAY | $75 Gift Certificate to Use As You Wish over at the My Little Bride shop! :)

{1} GIVEAWAY | $75 Gift Certificate to Use As You Wish over at the My Little Bride shop! :)

Happy Friday afternoon, sweethearts!  Here we are with post number one of two posts I have comin’ atcha faces today.  Do you remember how I hinted in yesterday’s “hey I’m sick pity me” post that I’d have a wee *treat* for you guys this Friday?  Well here it is!  Issa giveaway, SON!

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CYBER MONDAY DEALS FROM OUR SPONSORS | Hope you’re looking for smart, chic ways to spend your cyber money. Because they’re real, and they’re spectacular.

CYBER MONDAY DEALS FROM OUR SPONSORS | Hope you’re looking for smart, chic ways to spend your cyber money. Because they’re real, and they’re spectacular.

OMFG DO YOU HAVE ANY MONEY LEFT??!!  Because I’m hearing through the grapevine (read: news) that people are fully occupying Cyber Monday with the entire contents of their wallets.  But the important question is: are you getting a good deal?  I hope you’re not dropping your Benjamins on that lawn mower you started eying on Friday [...]

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AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY + 20% DISCOUNT CODE FOR READERS! | If you know about Emici Bridal… you’ve already concussed yourself after reading this headline.

AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY + 20% DISCOUNT CODE FOR READERS! | If you know about Emici Bridal… you’ve already concussed yourself after reading this headline.

Happy Friday afternoon, honeypies!  Listen I hope you’ve got your thickest and most absorbent pair of underwear on… because you’re about to crap your pants.  The incredible Emici Bridal has teamed up with TKB to give one lucky reader A KILLER BRIDAL HAIR ACCESSORY OMG OMG OMG. I know what you’re thinking.  

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CUSTOM DESIGN LOVE | 25% Off Your Muujee Purchase for Knotty Readers in Today’s Sponsor Spotlight!

CUSTOM DESIGN LOVE | 25% Off Your Muujee Purchase for Knotty Readers in Today’s Sponsor Spotlight!

Happy Friday afternoon, bubelahs!  I’m pumped because we’ve got two posts on the docket today, one is a freaking gorgeous real wedding, but that’s coming up a bit later today because I’m excited to start things off with this killer heads up on a stellar company that might just be the perfect answer to your [...]

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AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY | A perfect start to a new season of giveaways. Krissy of Make Believe’N kicks things off!

AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY | A perfect start to a new season of giveaways. Krissy of Make Believe’N kicks things off!

*This giveaway is now closed to entries.  Winner announced here!* Happy Thursday afternoon, friendsicles!  How ya doin’?  Hopefully mighty fine.  But if you’re anything less than ‘mighty fine,’ well then I do hope today’s supercalifragilisticexpealadocious giveaway from Krissy of Make Believe’N perks you right up, wherever it is you need some perking.  Could be in [...]

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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY | Happy Cinco de Mayo, friendlies! The Aerialist Press has a ginormous present for you…

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY | Happy Cinco de Mayo, friendlies! The Aerialist Press has a ginormous present for you…

This giveaway is now closed. Prepare to have your pants crapped, Cinco-de-Mayo-style.  … Little side thingie though before we get started: Honey and I were wondering something recently, and I’d like your thoughts on the matter regardless of whether or not you’re entering today’s giveaway… After their ceremony, when Prince William and Princess Catherine retreated [...]

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PAPER + PUPPY LOVE | Sponsor Spotlight | Like personalizing things? Fall in love with Storkie wedding invitations… plus, our first Knotty Puppy Video!

PAPER + PUPPY LOVE | Sponsor Spotlight | Like personalizing things? Fall in love with Storkie wedding invitations… plus, our first Knotty Puppy Video!

Why hello there, friendlies!  It’s a bit of a dreary Monday here, so I hope it’s brighter where you are.  And if it is, please do send over some sunshine vibes, if you would.  Thanksies :) This past weekend we had our good friend’s birthday party, and Easter happened.  Both super fun happenings, to say [...]

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