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

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 save-the-dates with us today!   I’m excited for you to see them.  SO. UNIQUE.  Ok, take it away, Jess…    {Continue reading…}

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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.

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, “I wonder what station this is!  Lemme see…”

And that’s when I realized I’d been listening to my iTunes playlist THE. WHOLE. TIME.  *mind blown up from stupidity*

Anyways, even though that really happened, I’m still having a great afternoon/evening, and I hope you are, too.  And if you’re not, I hope this wedding I’ve got here cheers ya right up.  And if you need a little extra cheering up, Bambino’s at the end of it all to push you over that cheer edge.  DOUBLE RAINBOW OF CHEER!!  all the way.  So intense.

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AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY | Tessa Kim Collection

If you saw how many browser tabs I had open right now, your lung would collapse.  I have a rough estimate of 30 tabs open right now.  I’m lying, it’s 43.  OK, 58 IT’S 58 TABS, JEEZ!

You don’t even deserve this giveaway the way you just made me come clean about my tabs without even saying anything.  THE SILENCE WAS DEAFENING.

On that note…

It’s Wednesday evening which means it’s GIVEAWAY TIME!  (Well, it means that this week.)

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FINDING THE DRESS | “Engaged in December, planning a September wedding… I thought this was completely reasonable.” | By Jessica, Real Bride Bloggista

Happy Monday afternoon, my dears!  It’s good to have you back, tucked safely within my loving embrace.  …. only to be dropkicked without warning into Bloggista Jessica’s loving embrace, for today at least.  But don’t worry; she’s very loving, and being a mother already, she has actual real world experience with loving embraces.  High kick, woot!  You’re in good hands. ;)

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DEAR TKB + PUPPIES, GOSSIP ‘n’ POLE DANCING FOR SPORT | Miss M: “My maid of honor is making my engagement experience terrible.”

Bambino has a lot of ‘Rose from Titanic laying seductively in the nude while being painted by her love interest‘ moments, during the day.

So much so, that we’ve decided to give in to what is clearly an innate talent and take his career in a new direction.  I didn’t tell you guys this, but he’s been looking for work ever since I fired him as my assistant a while back, because he was spending more time acting like he was being productive when I would walk by his cubicle, than actually doing any work.  It was like, do you work for The Knotty Bride, or do you work for the people who created the Words with Friends app? because you’re on that iphone every time I look over at your desk.

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PERSONAL POST | I’ve been avoiding thinking about my wedding. Plus, my personal wedding dress inspiration file.

Happy Thursday, you guys.  This is happening, I’m blogging this.  I can’t help myself.

Very recently, I’ve been avoiding thinking about my wedding.

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New Series: READER CHALLENGES | Hunger Games + Pinterest. 10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1 + Bambino.

Post number one for today.  Spurred on by a conversation I had yesterday.  Here we go.

The countdown from 10 to 1 that I used in the title of this post is one of like three things I know about “The Hunger Games.”  Yes, I know, I KNOW.  I feel extremely outside of what’s going on in our society right now because of that fact.  Should I read The Hunger Games, like, RIGHT AWAY?  Is it THAT good?  Because I have a tendency to start books… read them for a while… and then not finish them.  I’m still wondering what happened at the end of Catcher in the Rye that would possess so many people to go out and name their children “Holden.”  Was there a dramatic twist in an epilogue I didn’t see in which it turned out to be a good thing to be Holden Caulfield?**

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PINTEREST-ING BRIDE STORIES | Meet Jessica, a Real Bride Bloggista planning her Fall 2012 vintage wedding!

YOU GUYS.  It’s Tuesday afternoon, and today I have the profound pleasure of introducing to you a newly minted bride, who just recently joined the Bloggista Team.  Her name is Jessica.  And let it be known, that Jessica… is hidic. riluslly. amazeulous.

She is going to be joining us here on a weekly basis, bringing with her all the trials and tribulations, the decisions and the indecision… in short, her wedding planning process, start to finish.  On a scale of 1 to 10, all the numbers one through ten.  All in her very unique and brazen style.

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RUCHE BRIDAL COLLECTION PREVIEW | Vintage-Inspired Dresses, Shoes and Accessories.

Oh yes, I realize that it’s Friday evening.  Trust.  But my hope is that this post will bring you a little weekend cheer, to be carried through all the way up until Monday at 10:00 am.  ’Course, there are several things I’d like to discuss at this moment, not just one, but I’m sure you’ve come to expect that of me at this point in the game.  So here we go.

I’ve been smelling diaper cream for the better part of an hour now, and that would be fine except (well not fine, but…) there are approximately zero babies (or centenarians) within shouting distance of me.

I want to get to the BOTTOM of this!  <– diaper joke.

Ok so many of you know, I’ve been hunkered down today as I continue to spit up what will be Part Dos of hopefully only TWO Bachelor Finale recaps, in what is my albeit small but driven contribution to the world’s efforts in making a person like Ben pay for his behavior this year.  I wanna make the phrase go, “no BAD deed goes unpunished,” instead of the other way around – who’s with me?

But the thing is I’ve been raring to go on blogging this preview post of the killer new wedding collection that Ruche shared with me recently, because I think– scratch that, I KNOW it’s going to get your brain tingling and your body seizing when you see the whole shebang.

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BACHELOR RECAP PART 1: The Finale | MYTH: If a man owns a winery, it means that man is a pillar of society.

Now is as good a time as any to tell you that I’m having a lot of trouble processing the cloaks factor of Monday night’s episode.  I’m anxious to get to it.  Pray this entire recap isn’t riddled with references to cloaks and types of people who wear capes, because it’s sort of the dominant gene in this pool right now.

I AM SO GLAD IT’S OVER.  This guy is the dictionary definition of a drag of a human being who is less properly equipped for finding love than Bambino’s balls are equipped for making new Bambinos.  But I’ll pity a ball-less (ballsless?  balllless?) Bambino who’s none the wiser before I’ll feel even an ounce of pity for a privileged winemaker who lists among his allergies Quality Ladies and My Own Tears.  I feel like Ben should go on to write a book entitled, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Assholes.”  I think it would be a New York Times best-seller for how accurate and effective it is for becoming an asshole.

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RUSTIC SOUTHERN WEDDING + OMG BACHELOR FINALE?!! | By Lauren Rae Photography

Happy Monday eveningish, peepsicles!  As I wrap up the writey part of this post, I’m already running a bit late for an event tonight, so I’m slightly freaking out but also trying to stay calm, cool and collected so that I don’t completely lose my s**t.  You see, today is kind of a lot, and I’ve been sitting very still on purpose, so as not to allow my panties to get all in a bunch.  I hear that happens with panties when you get in a tizzy.  Also, I hear *panties* is a much reviled word.  So I’mma stop using it, for that reason, but also because I’m sure today’s bride is absolutely THRILLED that I’ve used the word *panties* a total of what, four times now?  We should probably move on.

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‘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 we’ve had in a gazillion years, and weather has this funny way of wholly determining my emotional state during that *special time* of the month.  Good times.  Good times!  Ahh-MAZING.

Ok, SO.  If you know me at all, you know I am obsessed with extremely amazeballs things within the wedding realm.  And that I don’t feature something unless I dig it, myself, and would indeed consider using it for my own wedding.  I don’t think I could STAND being a blogger if I wasn’t speaking exclusively about the stuff I love.

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JEWEL-TONES & RUFFLES SOUTHERN WEDDING by Simply Bloom Photography | Plus, I’ve already had a wedding planning nightmare, you guys.

Happy Wednesday evening, friends and family!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I’m baaaack!  From my whittle burfday vacation in the south.  And I feel like a million buc–aaahhh, well, I don’t know if I’d say *a million* bucks.  Maybe more like a thousand bucks?  A thousand bucks.  Give me the ass I had when I was 18 and maybe then we’ll talk.

BUT I DIGRESS.

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PERSONAL POST | My little big life announcement…

Hey everybody, happy number two post of Saturday, March 3rd!  Ok I’m crazy excited and don’t exactly know what to do with myself, and therefore I don’t know what to do with this post.  The gist is, 2012 is shaping up to be one of the most intense, exciting, neurotic, rewarding, busy, bringing-out-of-all-insecurities-known-and-yet-to-be-happened-upon-at-inopportune-times, fun, exhausting and joyful years of my life, for many wonderful reasons related to work and play, but the most important one being this next one:

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BACHELOR RECAP EP 9: “I cried a little bit today.” Who Integrates into Ben’s Life Best, You Guys? Let’s Find Out.

Me again.  Happy Saturday you guys.  FYI, my announcement comes a little later on today if you’re wondering.

Let me just say, here, that Ben’s kissing technique is murdering my face.  I can hardly stands it.  NO’MOES.

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PERSONAL POST | This week I’m finally sharing the biggest announcement of my little life. And I’m freaking out.

Ok, SO.  It’s what–almost 11pm EST? and hey check me out, cuz I’m BLOGGIN’.  I’ve spent much of the evening trying to wrap up ye olde latest recap of The Bachelor, so it took me a little extra time to get up a normal post today.  Sorry, hope you don’t mind.  Thanks for being so patient, regardless.

Ok here we go.  Something is about to really get underway in my little world, and then kinda sorta potentially blow it the eff up and out.  And I’ve been sitting on it, almost denying its existence, for what feels like forever.  Which is stupid, but I’ll explain why I think that is, shortly.

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SOUTHERN DIY WEDDING | Sweet Southern Affair + A Handmade Wedding Gown! At Ashland Berry Farm, Virginia | By Kristin Partin Photography. Also, Bambino :)

Hello and happy Monday afternoon, my loves!  Ok here’s wussup.  I’ve been going back and forth on a certain little issue in my own little world, and I can just never decide which way to go.  It’s got to do veth zee dressenhagens.

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DIY RUSTIC VINTAGE WEDDING + What I Overheard About Love & Marriage On An Airplane + Floral Print Bridesmaids’ Dresses, All in a Row… | By A Charming Fête

Happy Friday evening, friends!  It is good to be back home from ma travels, and I have a double feature-ish situation thingie going on today for ya eyeballs.  The second half of this post is a killer wedding, and you’re more than welcomed to skip to that if all you want is some visual candy.  All good in the hood by me.  I’m actually psyched for you to see it, and I’m dying to know what you think of it all.  The first part of the post, however, is a personal story about what happened while I was traveling back home from Las Vegas (does that translate to ‘land of virgins’ or is it ‘many vajayjays?’  sorry… I don’t speak Spanish) to nyc this week.  I was seated next to a father and his 11-year-old son.  The boy’s father, divorced, shared unique lessons about marriage with his son; lessons I wasn’t expecting.  Of course, it had to be blogged, and today is when it’s happening.  I’m hoping to hear your thoughts and if you think I’m crazy for having the reaction I did/do.

(Quick note: when you get to the wedding part of this post, please make sure you’re in an enclosed space, like a small closet or parked car or possibly swaddled a bassinet, because this feature is going to blow your face off and I’m concerned about you losing track of your face.)

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DEAR TKB: “I feel like my bridesmaid is trying to upstage my day… and I can’t understand why she would do this.”

Happy Tuesday afternoon, folks!  Alison here, blogging from the lovely Las Vegas at WPPI, and kind of wishing I didn’t have to go back to NY after THIS AMAZING WEATHER OUT HERE.  I mean… people LIVE like this, in nice weather most of the year?  I am officially addicted to the sunshine.

Ok, moving right along, today’s question from a reader is a doozie, not to mention, a not-so-unusual problem brides can have.  I’d love to hear your thoughts for Miss E., and if you have any advice for her!  As always, I’m just one li’l ol’ person in a sea of advice-having people, and I think Miss E will appreciate whatever you may have to say.  Alrighty, here we go…..

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BACHELOR RECAP EPISODE 7: Oh My Dad. | “If only my boyfriend didn’t have five other girlfriends, this’d be the perfect date.” {Plus, the WPPI Convention in Las Vegas}

Oh My Dad, you guys.  It’s Saturday morning and wuh-BAM, your Bachelor recap is here to greet you.  This episode, they call it “episode 7,” had all the trappings of any typically amazing episode of The Bachelor, amirite or am I very, very wrong?  Here’s what I’m gonna do.  I’m just gonna jump right in, because prefaces are for the thorough and I’m trying to break that habit so that I don’t die before my time.  Which is a little bit more down the road but still in 2012 with all of you at the end of this year, since shows like this one are a sure sign that the apocalypse is arriving on schedule.

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