VINTAGE WEDDING INSPIRATION ON A BUDGET | Once Upon a Wedding Shoot + Tips by Candice Benjamin

VINTAGE WEDDING INSPIRATION ON A BUDGET | Once Upon a Wedding Shoot + Tips by Candice Benjamin

I’ve been so excited to share this shoot with you guys.  You don’t even know.  When Candice submitted it, I sort of leapt (a word?) out of my chair and spasmed a bit in a fit of glee (contrary to what you may be thinking, it wasn’t pretty).

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WEST COAST WEDDING LOVE | Darci + Blake | Ahhh, beach, balloons, sailboats, dusty miller and a dream dress… where am I… I’m not… I’m not in wedding heaven, am I?

WEST COAST WEDDING LOVE | Darci + Blake | Ahhh, beach, balloons, sailboats, dusty miller and a dream dress… where am I… I’m not… I’m not in wedding heaven, am I?

So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there were a couple of pieces of pretty redonkulous news this week…

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REAL WEDDING | Letting your city serve as your venue. Also, a note on infidelity because I just can’t leave this alone.

REAL WEDDING | Letting your city serve as your venue. Also, a note on infidelity because I just can’t leave this alone.

There’s a network pilot sitting on my kitchen counter right now, unopened.  It’s been there for more than a few days.  Seriously, I haven’t even opened up the package.  Why?  Well, mainly because we gave away our DVD player in the move, so I actually *can’t* watch it (I know I could on my iMac, [...]

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CREATIVE POOLSIDE DIY WEDDING | Whitney + Richard exchange vows where both sets of parents were married! | Justin Hackworth Photography

CREATIVE POOLSIDE DIY WEDDING | Whitney + Richard exchange vows where both sets of parents were married! | Justin Hackworth Photography

Happy Monday, lovelies.  Ok, first off, I’ve got some potential news that could soon turn into big news, but before it can, I kinda need your help.  Honey and I have been tossing around the idea

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SURPRISE GIVEAWAY | Want a clutch purse? Choose from ruffles, peacock feathers, silk dupioni bows… le sigh :)

SURPRISE GIVEAWAY | Want a clutch purse? Choose from ruffles, peacock feathers, silk dupioni bows… le sigh :)

Update: this giveaway has closed; our winner was announced here! It’s Friday, so we’re doing a killer giveaway.  Why?  Oh, no reason… maybe just because we looooove Mermaids Dream, and we know it’ll make you guys kinda hyper with joy on this last day of the work week?  Yeah, we live for that. :) We [...]

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WEDDING DECOR WIN | 1st Recap of Brunch with HWTM at Gramercy Park Hotel + Overachiever Wedding Styling

WEDDING DECOR WIN | 1st Recap of Brunch with HWTM at Gramercy Park Hotel + Overachiever Wedding Styling

Hello and welcome to your Thursday afternoon post. :) Thanks for your patience, mes amours… got lots of uncluttering done this morning in the “studio;” felt motivated so I took the opportunity.  Very glad I did.  Plus, I gotta say, it feels like my brain has so much extra empty space in it all of [...]

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MAD MEN E-SESH LOVE | Carlos + Angel | A pastry chef, her sweetheart and their super cute retro picnic | by Fresh In Love Photography

MAD MEN E-SESH LOVE | Carlos + Angel | A pastry chef, her sweetheart and their super cute retro picnic | by Fresh In Love Photography

Ok, we’ve got a seriously tasty treat for you guys today.  So, uhh, I hope you like doilies, cookies, pink, Mad Men, bunting, pink, cute white cakes, pink and people in love.  And a touch more pink.  Yeah?  NICE. 

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CLASSIC SOUTHERN WEDDING | Randi + Dan… “She said she wasn’t going to cry!” | Chic, lovely Nashville nuptials that will likely lead to heart explosions.

CLASSIC SOUTHERN WEDDING | Randi + Dan… “She said she wasn’t going to cry!” | Chic, lovely Nashville nuptials that will likely lead to heart explosions.

OMGTHISWEDDING. You guys probably recognize Randi and Dan, and that’s because we featured their dockside engagement session a short while back, and it was pretty phenom.  They’re a gorgeous couple, and if you think they clean up nice for e-shoots, ohhh MAN are you in for a treat today.

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YOUR DIY WEDDING | DIY Modern Matchbook Stationery in Two Colorways {+ Free Template} | Lauren Elise Crafted

YOUR DIY WEDDING | DIY Modern Matchbook Stationery in Two Colorways {+ Free Template} | Lauren Elise Crafted

Hi Knotty readers! 

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For Japan With Love | Day of Silence | It’s midnight on Thursday, which means we’ve got a special message to bring to you regarding Friday. Thanks ahead of time for reading.

For Japan With Love | Day of Silence | It’s midnight on Thursday, which means we’ve got a special message to bring to you regarding Friday. Thanks ahead of time for reading.

Hello, dears. As all of you know, some very unfortunate recent events are currently taking their toll on Japan, and it’s only getting worse.  The fallout is intense, multifaceted and widespread. … That’s why it’s sooo important to throw all the love and support we can muster to those who need it most right now. [...]

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HAVE A FASHIONABLE ST. PATTY’S DAY! | Irish Dancer Styled Engagement Session with a dose of Anthropologie, and dress picks! And, for kicks, the current “it baby.”

HAVE A FASHIONABLE ST. PATTY’S DAY! | Irish Dancer Styled Engagement Session with a dose of Anthropologie, and dress picks! And, for kicks, the current “it baby.”

Well.  I. am. excited you guys.  Today is, of course, St. Patty’s Day.  Which means so much. But to most people, it means an excuse to drink like a fish publicly, hang out with friends, bar crawl, meet your green food dye ingestion quota for the year, stare at – and potentially fall into – [...]

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DIY VINTAGE CHIC WEDDING | Serena + Matthew | Art installations, dusty miller, tattoos and a lil dose of true love.

DIY VINTAGE CHIC WEDDING | Serena + Matthew | Art installations, dusty miller, tattoos and a lil dose of true love.

So, I’ve been thinking about how honey and I have been working so hard lately.  Like, SO HARD.  We’re really, really, really invested in our work.  And while we do take time out to chill, we probably allow ourselves to work a little bit too hard.  So I think the best medicine might be to [...]

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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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REAL WEDDING | Ashley + Bradley | Rain + snow + sun x all in one = a true Colorado wedding. Plus a dance montage!

REAL WEDDING | Ashley + Bradley | Rain + snow + sun x all in one = a true Colorado wedding. Plus a dance montage!

So, about Charlie Sheen. LOL just kidding.  Screw that guy.  There are more important things to discuss today. So, about The Bachelor. 

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SARAH SEVEN COLLECTION PREMIERE | “Mrs Black” | Plus, a Sarah Seven Giveaway is coming. Nope, not kidding.

SARAH SEVEN COLLECTION PREMIERE | “Mrs Black” | Plus, a Sarah Seven Giveaway is coming. Nope, not kidding.

{You’re a purty dress, aren’t you.  Yes you are!  Yes you are a purty dress!  Coocheecoocheecoo!} Happy Friday, friendlies!  Are you sitting down?  …

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DIY WEDDING | Martha + Robert at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA | A couple tackles one of the toughest wedding color schemes around… in stride. Duh! Winning.

DIY WEDDING | Martha + Robert at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA | A couple tackles one of the toughest wedding color schemes around… in stride. Duh! Winning.

Hey, you guys!  Ok, so even though someone took an ish-nay in our stairwell the other day, I’m in great spirits!  Let’s hear it for that!  Here’s why: one of our wonderful vendors sent me a preview of her newest collection, and I ’bout DIED.  It’s really, really purty.  So, uhh, I’ll be sharing that [...]

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FREE WEDDING PRINTABLE | *Editable* Save the Date Download by Kate of Ruby & Willow!

FREE WEDDING PRINTABLE | *Editable* Save the Date Download by Kate of Ruby & Willow!

Hello lovely readers… I was so happy when Alison asked me to do a guest post here, since she really is hands down one of the funniest bloggers in town… I come here not only for inspiration but to up my daily giggle quota!!  Today I’m sharing with you a ‘hot off the press’ new [...]

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SCALLOPED & SPARKLING | Nude palette love, sprinkled with scalloped edging and chic ways to shimmer. Also, OMG what the crap is going on in our building.

SCALLOPED & SPARKLING | Nude palette love, sprinkled with scalloped edging and chic ways to shimmer. Also, OMG what the crap is going on in our building.

Ok.  When I say you’re never going to believe what my honey found this morning when he took the pup downstairs for a walk, I mean it – you’re NEVER going to believe it. And you know what? 

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FASHION SPOTLIGHT | Kirribilla | Bridesmaid dresses that have stolen my heart… and they’re about to steal yours, too. Also, the story of what happened to us last night. >:(

FASHION SPOTLIGHT | Kirribilla | Bridesmaid dresses that have stolen my heart… and they’re about to steal yours, too. Also, the story of what happened to us last night. >:(

SO! If you follow on Twitter, you know we’re doggysitting my cousin’s scrumptious boxer this week.  Awesome!  Yes, I know this.  We’ve done it before, and it always works out splendidly – he drops the cutie-pie (dog’s name is Apollo; my cousin has a healthy level of personal confidence) off at our place, and he [...]

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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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REAL WEDDING | Joe + Jennifer at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center | In Lady Gaga’s words… JUST DANCE.

REAL WEDDING | Joe + Jennifer at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center | In Lady Gaga’s words… JUST DANCE.

Ok.  I think I should warn you about two things: 1) This wedding is AMAZEBALLS. 2) I’m a ball of mush at this point.  Seriously, if you could see me right now, you’d probably be like, “Whoa, she looks like she’s been crying for three days.“ 

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REAL WEDDING | Dean + Natalie | Editor’s notes on weddings with heart. A tribute to my grandma. Also: no, Mom, this isn’t Russell Brand and Katy Perry.

REAL WEDDING | Dean + Natalie | Editor’s notes on weddings with heart. A tribute to my grandma. Also: no, Mom, this isn’t Russell Brand and Katy Perry.

Natalie and Dean got hitched on August 28th of last year… a date very close to my heart, because of its proximity to my late grandma’s birthday. 

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