CLAIRE PETTIBONE + PERSONAL POST | “I was a grown woman when my mom shared the scandal that my grandpa was not grandma’s first love.”

CLAIRE PETTIBONE + PERSONAL POST | “I was a grown woman when my mom shared the scandal that my grandpa was not grandma’s first love.”

Gooo-deeevuhningah.  It’s totally nighttime right now, because these personal posts always take me forever.  Oh and we’re totally gonna get to these dresses in a second, promise.  (Maybe not a second.)  But first, this.     

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What We Are Talking About When We Talk About ‘TO DIE FOR’ DRESSES. Plus, Twitter Is Helpful for Stalking! | Backstage at Bridal Market | Photography by Isabelle Selby

What We Are Talking About When We Talk About ‘TO DIE FOR’ DRESSES. Plus, Twitter Is Helpful for Stalking! | Backstage at Bridal Market | Photography by Isabelle Selby

I love it when someone tweets me and twitter shows me exactly where they live.  It’s really useful information to have if I’m in the mood for killing someone that day.  Thank you, technology.  (*she says with a serious face, illustrating intent*)

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I’m DIY-ing my bouquets and boutonnières… oh and also, I’M FREAKING OUT. | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

I’m DIY-ing my bouquets and boutonnières… oh and also, I’M FREAKING OUT. | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

Happy Friday, party peoples!  Aright, I know this is Jessica’s post, but I (Alison) just wanted to mention before she takes it away that in a little bit today, I’ll be sharing some of the bloomin’ LOVELIEST dress intensity we took away from Bridal Market (not to mention, what yours truly wore to one of the [...]

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GIRL TALK: The Things They Don’t Tell You About Living Together. | By Bloggista Cassie, of Meet Mrs. B!

GIRL TALK: The Things They Don’t Tell You About Living Together. | By Bloggista Cassie, of Meet Mrs. B!

Friends, loved ones, enemies, lurkers, pen pals, and guy in my area whose Wi-Fi network is called ‘THAT Uncle,’ I welcome all of you here on this lovely Wednesday afternoonish/eveningish.  Please, steep thy tea, or brew thy coffee, or slap thy Nicorette patch ontoeth thy shoulder… whatever your poison, sit back, sip it/drink it/absorb it [...]

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VINTAGE PEACH 2 DRESS WEDDING | Orange You in Love? (It’ll make sense.) + Bambino, obvs. By Jana Williams

VINTAGE PEACH 2 DRESS WEDDING | Orange You in Love? (It’ll make sense.) + Bambino, obvs. By Jana Williams

Happy late in the day on Tuesday to all of you!  I can’t wait to show you this WEDDING!  But first, the usual total non sequitur.

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REAL PROPOSALS | Patrick + Kimberly | “Completely overwhelmed… All I could think to do was hug her.”

REAL PROPOSALS | Patrick + Kimberly | “Completely overwhelmed… All I could think to do was hug her.”

Bad news: it’s Monday morning.  Good news: I have dresses upon dresses upon dresses to share with you very soon.  Better news: I have tons of real weddings to slam into your faces, with equal haste.  Even better news: we’re bringing back Real Proposals.  And if you’re anything like me, you’re gripping your hands and [...]

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VINTAGE 60′s CARNIVAL SHOOT | Plus, a trick to achieve a 1960′s bouffant look | By Ivan Apfel Photography

VINTAGE 60′s CARNIVAL SHOOT | Plus, a trick to achieve a 1960′s bouffant look | By Ivan Apfel Photography

Happy Friday afternoon, you guys.  First off, an update!  We went to a couple more shows as part of bridal market, and it’s official: we’re closing out this bridal market with a BANG.  I can’t wait for you to see our pictures from these shows!  You’re going to vomit over how beautiful they are.  You [...]

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Succulents + Moss + Crated Herbs + Apothecary Jar Terrariums = My Wedding! Plus, a Comment on “The Conversation.” | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

Succulents + Moss + Crated Herbs + Apothecary Jar Terrariums = My Wedding! Plus, a Comment on “The Conversation.” | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

Jessica here! Spring has sprung and I’ve gotten all botanicalleeeey. I just love da green stuff, foliage that is. You see…. I’m a country girl at heart. I grew up

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NEW BRIDAL COLLECTIONS | Spring 2013: Alison’s Favorite Frocks Thus Far…

NEW BRIDAL COLLECTIONS | Spring 2013: Alison’s Favorite Frocks Thus Far…

(Did you know that this is Bambino’s fate – http://i.imgur.com/A9pNe.gif - if I overfeed him?  Just an fyi.  I try to keep the image close just in case the urge hits to give him one too many treats.)

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GIVEAWAY | Brides Magazine Revamp + An Exclusive First Look Inside (Hint: It’s Full of Ruffles!)

GIVEAWAY | Brides Magazine Revamp + An Exclusive First Look Inside (Hint: It’s Full of Ruffles!)

Happy Tuesday afternoon, faces!  We’ve got some goodness today, and we’re starting it off with a wee little thing called a giveaway, courtesy of our friends over at Brides Magazine.  Not to mention, a first look at one of their styling features, which you can see as of TODAY, since it’s officially available for download [...]

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“The Conversation.” | If you can’t say it *to* her face, don’t type it *about* her face. … Ryan Gosling gets it.

“The Conversation.” | If you can’t say it *to* her face, don’t type it *about* her face. … Ryan Gosling gets it.

me again. Now that I’ve got your lady parts tingling, I hope you’ve been having a happy Friday.  It’s late afternoon here, and this is the post I was born to write.     

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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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“One of the most exciting + frustrating parts of planning was picking a photographer.” | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

“One of the most exciting + frustrating parts of planning was picking a photographer.” | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

Hey you guys, happy Wednesday to your collective faces!  Hope you’re having a nice start to your day.  As you can see, Jessica’s back with us today, and she’s sharing a MAJOR UPDATE OF PROPORTIONS THAT ARE SIGNIFICANT.  That’s right, I already told you in the title so it’s kind of no big deal now [...]

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DEAR TKB: “When an Engagement Ring Divides a Family.” | Also, is it wrong to want to use the soundtrack to Ryan Gosling’s “Drive” for bedroom wrestling… or is it oh so right?

DEAR TKB: “When an Engagement Ring Divides a Family.” | Also, is it wrong to want to use the soundtrack to Ryan Gosling’s “Drive” for bedroom wrestling… or is it oh so right?

Happy holiday-I’m-not-sure-you-celebrate!  It’s the crack of Tuesday morning as I publish this, because I wanted to be sure I blogged tonight/this morning before I completely conked out from the exhaustion of traveling over holiday weekends.  Plus, there’s this reader question I feel I need to answer LIKE RIGHT NOW, or else somebody’s world could blow [...]

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A HUNGER GAMES WEDDING EVEN I’D HAVE… Inspiration Winner #2, Miss Janna! | Plus, Bambino’s wedding attire is coming together…

A HUNGER GAMES WEDDING EVEN I’D HAVE… Inspiration Winner #2, Miss Janna! | Plus, Bambino’s wedding attire is coming together…

Happy late afternoon + holiday weekend, friends and foes!  Bambino must realize it’s Easter, because he’s laying eggs all over the apartment.  Bambino you STINKA.  … Oh, does that piss you off, Bambino?  Are you offended?

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SAVE-THE-DATES + WEDDING PLANNING SNAFUS… | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

SAVE-THE-DATES + WEDDING PLANNING SNAFUS… | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

Happy Thursday, amazefaces!  Jessica our Real Bride Bloggista is bizzack, and with some pretty insane wedding drama going on.  In fact – Jess I’ve gotta tell them – her original title for this piece, was “Jessica’s wedding eats doo doo,” SOOOOOO you get the drift.  But her good news is, she’s sharing her totally killer [...]

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PERSONAL POST + HUNGER GAMES | You guys, I never thought I’d be as bad as *those girls*. Famous last words.

PERSONAL POST + HUNGER GAMES | You guys, I never thought I’d be as bad as *those girls*. Famous last words.

Happy Tuesday evening, you guys!  Ok I, uhh… well I need to tell you something.  Here, huddle round.

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WHIMSICAL RUSTIC WEDDING | “The more your wedding reflects you as a couple, the more meaningful it will be to the people who share it with you.” By AE Pictures Inc.

WHIMSICAL RUSTIC WEDDING | “The more your wedding reflects you as a couple, the more meaningful it will be to the people who share it with you.” By AE Pictures Inc.

Right from the moment my Pandora station spit out Gotye and then followed it with Ingrid Michaelson’s “Sort Of,” consecutively, I knew it was going to be a good day. And then I thought to myself, “wow, this Pandora station is positively nailing my taste in music right now!” And then I thought to myself, [...]

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