ANTHROPOLOGIE + FAMILY FARM LOVE | There’s a first time for everything… | Engagement Shoot by Jodi Miller… Plus, Bambino McPuppyPants – Character Actor.

ANTHROPOLOGIE + FAMILY FARM LOVE | There’s a first time for everything… | Engagement Shoot by Jodi Miller… Plus, Bambino McPuppyPants – Character Actor.

Happy Thursday, friendlies!  It’s a sunny day where I am, and Bambino just wrapped up his 4th semi-barf of the morning.  Don’t worry, vet says he’s fine, so we’re not overly concerned about it.  But I’ve got to say, watching a six and a half month old frenchie dry heave blueberries and kibble has made [...]

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DIY OUTDOOR CALI WEDDING | This bride included her groom in on one of the biggest decisions of the wedding day. Also, she’s a wedding florist! Plus… Bambino returns :)

DIY OUTDOOR CALI WEDDING | This bride included her groom in on one of the biggest decisions of the wedding day. Also, she’s a wedding florist! Plus… Bambino returns :)

Ok, I’m going to put it out there that “a puppy licking the bottom of your foot right where your toes and your rest-of-foot (listen, I’m no podiatrist) meet” is quite possibly the most tickly (listen, I’m no grammatatist) feeling that exists in what I’ve found to be the crazy, limitless world of tickle potential.  [...]

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CHIC TWO-DAY WEDDING + TOP 5 LOVE TIPS | Vera Wang, Kate Spade & La Boheme + The Bachelorette Lesson, “How Not to Behave When Searching for Love.”

CHIC TWO-DAY WEDDING + TOP 5 LOVE TIPS | Vera Wang, Kate Spade & La Boheme + The Bachelorette Lesson, “How Not to Behave When Searching for Love.”

Can you help me pick up those names I just dropped?  Thanks, I appreciate it. Ok, SO.  It’s late in the afternoon, do you know where your Knotty is?  ;) Alright buckle up, because HERE WE GO…

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REAL WEDDING + THE ‘CHILDREN AT WEDDINGS’ ARGUMENT | A simple, chic affair at Watercolor Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, plus… the ultimate question.

REAL WEDDING + THE ‘CHILDREN AT WEDDINGS’ ARGUMENT | A simple, chic affair at Watercolor Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, plus… the ultimate question.

Happy lazy afternoon, darlings!  Well, actually, lazy hardly defines today, as I’ve been teaching my inbox a lesson for the entire morning and into the afternoon today so I’m in pretty high spirits at the moment… thank you, Pandora, for THAT.  Aright, let’s get moving – weddings and puppies, here we go… ;) Ok so [...]

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GOLD, GLITZY & GLAMOROUS GIFTS OF LOVE | There are meaningful moments and presents in every relationship. What’s your story… and will it be in your wedding?

GOLD, GLITZY & GLAMOROUS GIFTS OF LOVE | There are meaningful moments and presents in every relationship. What’s your story… and will it be in your wedding?

↑ yawn First things first, because I can always rely on my parents to text me things that are equal parts wholly out of context and unintentionally hilarious…

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THE ‘FIRST LOOK’ ARGUMENT | Editor’s Notes + Photo Evidence | Why I Feel Strongly About Bucking Tradition & Grabbing That Alone Time Before Your Ceremony.

THE ‘FIRST LOOK’ ARGUMENT | Editor’s Notes + Photo Evidence | Why I Feel Strongly About Bucking Tradition & Grabbing That Alone Time Before Your Ceremony.

Hi darlings!  Happy afternoon to you!  Ok enough of that let’s get down to business.

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ROMANTIC DIY ORCHARD WEDDING | Dreamy Florals, Pink Converse, Pies for Dessert, and a Wedding Dress from the Unlikeliest of Places…

ROMANTIC DIY ORCHARD WEDDING | Dreamy Florals, Pink Converse, Pies for Dessert, and a Wedding Dress from the Unlikeliest of Places…

Ok, so today’s wedding is so perfectly pretty and perfect that I threw up a little bit in my mouth IN A GOOD WAY.  It’s the wedding manifestation of a perfectly cooked delicious and ultimately belch-worthy meal in one of those European countries that consider belching a compliment (so I can only imagine throwing up [...]

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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE + COLOR | Proof you don’t need props to rock a killer shoot. Plus, *One Fedora Per Crew* rule, The Bachelorette, and OUR GIVEAWAY WINNER!

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE + COLOR | Proof you don’t need props to rock a killer shoot. Plus, *One Fedora Per Crew* rule, The Bachelorette, and OUR GIVEAWAY WINNER!

You’re probably expecting me to wax concussed on the topic of last night’s Bachelorette episode.  And believe me, I want nothing more than to flippantly mock the ins and outs of reality television right now, because anything’s better than thinking about the fact that Bambino is getting his balls chopped off tomorrow.  But friends, I [...]

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CELEBRITY DRESS INSPIRATION | Blake Lively + Chanel | Are these looks wedding appropriate + Who wore it better?

CELEBRITY DRESS INSPIRATION | Blake Lively + Chanel | Are these looks wedding appropriate + Who wore it better?

Ok, SO it’s approximately 4:30pm EST and, as I sit here eating half a cinnabun from last week (I really need to go shopping), I’m feeling pretty high-spirited, because I’m quite sure I have some really solid evidence that those supposed Blake Lively nakey photos leaked to the internets were not real.  And I’m basing [...]

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METALLIC GOLD NEON CHIC + FAMILY ISSUES SERIES | The *Only Way* to Rock a Hot Pink, Gold, Mint, Cream Wedding. Also, McPuppyPants… and I’m a little in shock.

METALLIC GOLD NEON CHIC + FAMILY ISSUES SERIES | The *Only Way* to Rock a Hot Pink, Gold, Mint, Cream Wedding. Also, McPuppyPants… and I’m a little in shock.

Like WHOA.  You guys, I’m sitting in my chair, with Bambino wanting ups, me ignoring his repeated requests for ups, and Bambino releasing aggressive fart bombs immediately beneath me in retribution.  Why am I unable to enjoy his sweet, adorable overtures?  Because I’m still in awe over what just happened.  And that’s saying A LOT, [...]

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REAL WEDDING ISSUES | “When Mom Doesn’t Want You to Get Hitched” A True Life Story by Miss Rhi…

REAL WEDDING ISSUES | “When Mom Doesn’t Want You to Get Hitched” A True Life Story by Miss Rhi…

Happy Wednesday, darlings.  Today’s post is a little different from most, and I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts and reactions to what we’re doing today.  Because today, a gorgeous, smart, super real, super talented, and above all exceedingly cool and kind young lady is telling her story on TKB… and it’s kind of a [...]

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SUCCULENTS + LOVE | My Top 10 Most Cherished Ways to Dress Up Your Wedding in Succulents. Also, The Bachelorette & The Bambeeen.

SUCCULENTS + LOVE | My Top 10 Most Cherished Ways to Dress Up Your Wedding in Succulents. Also, The Bachelorette & The Bambeeen.

You guys… I’m really starting to think that Ashley might not be over Bentley yet.

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GLITZY GLAMOROUS DRESS LOVE | If Elie Saab Makes It, Apparently I Covet It. Plus, Mr. McPuppyPants.

GLITZY GLAMOROUS DRESS LOVE | If Elie Saab Makes It, Apparently I Covet It. Plus, Mr. McPuppyPants.

Happy Monday, darlings!  How are you doing?  Have a good weekend?  I hope you did because mine was SUPER WEIRD.  Nothing a few pretty dresses can’t fix though, amirite?  I am, I am right.  I think you know it.  Because it’s AMAZING what pretty dresses can do to perk up a weird day.  Surely I’m [...]

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SUMMER WEDDING INSPIRATION + BEDROOM WRESTLING | One redonk inspiration shoot meets Alison wanting to, but feeling unsure about, discussing sexy time.

SUMMER WEDDING INSPIRATION + BEDROOM WRESTLING | One redonk inspiration shoot meets Alison wanting to, but feeling unsure about, discussing sexy time.

SO. There’s a shoot that’s about to slap you in the face, amazeballs-inspiration-style, and I’m moderately thrilled to share it with you in a sec. BUT FIRST… an *issue* I’d like to address, head-on. As you know, here at TKB I thrive on talking about all things wedding and style, throwing in a pinch of [...]

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ELEGANT CALIFORNIA WEDDING | Urban Sophistication Meets French Romance… with the rockinest shoe shot I’ve seen. + Bambino & The Bachelorette [or, WTF Ashley?]

ELEGANT CALIFORNIA WEDDING | Urban Sophistication Meets French Romance… with the rockinest shoe shot I’ve seen. + Bambino & The Bachelorette [or, WTF Ashley?]

RIGHT.  So lemme get this straight.  Notably sane Michelle Money who has suddenly developed concern for others tipped off Ashley that Bentley was a douchebag, Ashley tells Chrisharrison (don’t call him Chris, it’s not his name, Chrisharrison is his name) that someone warned her about Bentley being a douchebag (or as everyone on that show [...]

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CELEBRITY DRESS INSPIRATION | Carrie Underwood Edition | Would you wear one of these on your big day?

CELEBRITY DRESS INSPIRATION | Carrie Underwood Edition | Would you wear one of these on your big day?

Aaaaaand… we’re baaaaack! Yay!  It’s Wednesday afternoon (about 3:45 PM EST because that flight wiped me the eff OUT, y’all) and we’re totally back from California!  (SAD FACE, but also EXCITED FACE, because there’s sooooo goshdarn much coming up on the bliggity that I can HARDLY CONTAIN MYSELF.  So, HARDLY CONTAIN MYSELF FACE, I guess…?  [...]

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CHIC DIY WEDDING IDEAS ON A BUDGET | XOXO & Flag Cake Topper Set! | by The Inspired Bride

CHIC DIY WEDDING IDEAS ON A BUDGET | XOXO & Flag Cake Topper Set! | by The Inspired Bride

Hello everyone!  My name is Maddy, and I write the wedding design blog the Inspired Bride.  I’m really happy to help out Alison while she’s out of town. There’s been a lot of conversations lately about styled shoots, and what’s really feasible for brides.  I think as bloggers, it’s really easy for us to get [...]

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Top 10 List of ‘Ultra Now’ Things We Adore for Weddings… and Think You Will, Too! | by Style Unveiled

Top 10 List of ‘Ultra Now’ Things We Adore for Weddings… and Think You Will, Too! | by Style Unveiled

Well, hello The Knotty Bride readers!!  We are so excited to have been asked to guest blog for a site we adore sooooooo much!  We thought and thought and thought about how to best use this stage to chat with all of you and decided on sharing 10 lovelies we adore :)  So, let’s get [...]

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PRETTIES + FUNNIES | I’m headed to Laguna for a wedding, but not before I share my FAVE GOWN EVER.

PRETTIES + FUNNIES | I’m headed to Laguna for a wedding, but not before I share my FAVE GOWN EVER.

Hello and welcome to Friday, friendlies!  As many of you already know, yours truly is heading out to Laguna Beach for a wedding this weekend (translation: rehearsal dinner Fri, wedding Sat, brunch Sun), so TKB’s on break ’til Monday, at which point your faces will collectively be struck by the loving but firm hands of [...]

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DIY WEDDING FUN + AN ODD NEW FAD | Vintage Spool Place Card DIY by Lauren + Alison *explores* the latest trend + a brand new Knotty Reader Challenge!

DIY WEDDING FUN + AN ODD NEW FAD | Vintage Spool Place Card DIY by Lauren + Alison *explores* the latest trend + a brand new Knotty Reader Challenge!

That title feels redundant. Anyway… today, my friends, we have a twofer.  Part I = a super neat, super simple DIY project from our resident DIY expert, Lauren of Lauren Elise Crafted!  In Part II, yours truly will address that weird new fad thingie I mentioned on Twitter last night that I kinda sorta promised [...]

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REAL BOUDOIR | One hot to trot bicoastal girl shows us the *right way* to rock boudoir. Also, I stand corrected.

REAL BOUDOIR | One hot to trot bicoastal girl shows us the *right way* to rock boudoir. Also, I stand corrected.

Because I like to consider TKB an institution on par with such esteemed news reporting outlets as the Nightly News with Brian Williams, The New York Times and of course Fox News, I would, in kind, like to note an error in yesterday’s broadcast (translation: blog post; just broadcast sounds cooler): Yesterday, I quoted Bentley [...]

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