WEDDING OBSESSION | Rustic + Vintage + Lace + Floral + Birch Wedding Invitations & Accessories | For Love Polka Dots

WEDDING OBSESSION | Rustic + Vintage + Lace + Floral + Birch Wedding Invitations & Accessories | For Love Polka Dots

I’m a big fan of insanely personalized weddings.  The kind where everything’s really specific to the couple’s taste, where each detail has been meticulously thought out and decided upon.  I certainly wouldn’t wanna do the work of course – I just like seeing the fruits of others’ labor.  Of course, no one really wants to [...]

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STATIONERY | Chalkboard, vintage, floral, you name it… when it comes to weddings, Zazzle gets it.

STATIONERY | Chalkboard, vintage, floral, you name it… when it comes to weddings, Zazzle gets it.

Here’s the thing about Zazzle, I love it.  This may sound weird but I visit the site several times a week – it’s addictive.  There’s just so much to ogle and you can get really creative. Did you know they have wedding stationery there?  They do.  But not just any old wedding stationery. PRETTY stuff. [...]

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GIVEAWAY | Win a brand new smile + wedding photography package, with Invisalign!

GIVEAWAY | Win a brand new smile + wedding photography package, with Invisalign!

Every once in a while something comes along that I swear is made just for me.  Like when they made the Real Housewives shows.  And sleeping.  And coffee. Today that something is the miracle-working teeth-straightening product we all know and love, Invisalign®, and I’ve decided to partner with them here on The Knotty Bride so [...]

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BRIDAL BEAUTY | Look + FEEL Better with the Best Natural Cleanse I’ve Found, Y’all.

BRIDAL BEAUTY | Look + FEEL Better with the Best Natural Cleanse I’ve Found, Y’all.

If you guys know me, you know I’m not a big fan of fad diets and cleanses.  Unless they work.  And it’s a mega bonus if they’re gluten free (gluten is BAAAAD, whether or not you’re allergic to it).  Soy and caffeine free = even better.  So that’s why, today, we’re gonna talk about Kaeng [...]

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MARKEL EVENT INSURANCE | No one really talks about it, but wedding insurance is kind of a necessity…

MARKEL EVENT INSURANCE | No one really talks about it, but wedding insurance is kind of a necessity…

Think about it.  Instead of a down payment on your home, or a brand new car, or maybe that fabulously expensive piece of jewelry you’ve been coveting for a while, you’ve decided to spend a s**t-ton of your hard-earned cash on one single day of celebration – your wedding day.  Congratulations!  People do it every [...]

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LETTERPRESS STATIONERY + 25% OFF CODE! | Invitations By Dawn

LETTERPRESS STATIONERY + 25% OFF CODE! | Invitations By Dawn

Here’s the thing about letterpress: I LOVE IT. Do you guys love it, too? Today I’m bringing you guys a special deal from one of the leading letterpress invitation makers in the industry – Invitations By Dawn – that may prove hard to resist once you comprehend how significant the discount is.  High kick, woot! Here [...]

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS | 5 of My Favorite Knockout Wedding Venues for an Intimate Beach Wedding

DESTINATION WEDDINGS | 5 of My Favorite Knockout Wedding Venues for an Intimate Beach Wedding

I don’t know about you but I’m a HUGE FAN of a little thing called the destination wedding, for so many reasons.  Usually it involves a location that has sand and warm water nearby.  Usually it means you don’t have to invite as many people as your mom and in-laws would like you to invite.  [...]

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Design Your Dream Engagement & Wedding Rings with Joseph Jewelry!

Design Your Dream Engagement & Wedding Rings with Joseph Jewelry!

There’s this myth out there that since birth every girl’s been dreaming of her wedding, her engagement ring, her future babies and of course the person she’ll be getting all that from and doing all that with.  Now I don’t know about you, but I never fell into that category (and I felt like a [...]

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Affordable Wedding Invitations You’ll Actually Like | Ann’s Bridal Bargains | BONUS: Discount Code Inside!

Affordable Wedding Invitations You’ll Actually Like | Ann’s Bridal Bargains | BONUS: Discount Code Inside!

Everybody knows it.  But nobody’s talking about it.  Wedding invitations have gotten pretty crazy expensive these days. I’m sure you’ve noticed; it is RIDICULOUS what you can end up spending on something as simple as PAPER.  It’s like, ungodly.  So – what do you do when you’re sensible, meaning you don’t want to blow your [...]

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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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