Honey and I ate a strawberry today that was so good, like it was so sugary and scrumptious, that we couldn’t even enjoy it for a second before jumping to conclusions about the strawberry being artificially flavored or genetically engineered to taste like that.  ”Probably added sugar to it. Bastards,” said Honey.  ”NO way is this naturally how a strawb (he calls them ‘strawbs’) would taste.”  Look at how jaded we’re getting, you guys.

I shared this anecdote with you not as a cry for help, but as a message to couples everywhere: this is how hard it’s become to genuinely impress us with a thing.

Enter, this wedding. 

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NEON + PASTEL DIY COUNTRY BEACH WEDDING | Good luck ever loving your own dog again, after you see the face of the French Bulldog in this Wedding. | Pure 7 Studios

Attention Photographers! If you’re a photographer who’ll be in the NYC area Friday and are interested in joining us as our photographer for backstage access fun at a particularly incred runway show… let me know ASAP. Thank you! Update: All set now, thanks all!

In other news…

Here is what newlyweds Alyson and Zac said they were going for, with their wedding:

-a laid back feel with minimal décor.

-romantic without feeling stuffy.

-We wanted people to leave with the feeling that they had just been to an awesome concert with the album and poster to remember it by.

Here is what I heard:

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Hey Girl, I have an extra Alt Summit ticket if you’re feeling down.

*ticket no longer avail; sorry!*

So, I’m in the rare position of having more than one Alt Summit (NYC) ticket to my name, and having to unload one of them.  I bought the second one because I know how hard it can be to get a ticket and I love lending a helping hand lol just kidding.  It’s an extra and I don’t need it.  Pretty much the way this will go is the first person to reach out – assuming payment of the total cost of the ticket is easily arranged once I’ve been able to reach out back to you – gets the ticket.

I promise I will get back to every person who writes me.

I’m truly sorry in advance to everyone who doesn’t get the extra. I wish I had a tree that bloomed Alt Summit tickets you guys :(

Click here for my contact info (write to Alison)*

*Please keep emails to under five sentences.  Sob stories welcome but will likely have no impact.

If you don’t get this one, I hope you find one somewhere else.  I would love to meet all of you at this thing, how cool would that be.


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WHIMSICAL MOUNTAIN VINEYARD WEDDING | Estefania + Cristian, Mountains of Malaga | Fran Russo

Every time a bride submits her wedding personally, I get a little verklempt.  You understand.

Same deal with today’s wedding; I totally choked up over her email.  And then I took a look at her pictures… {Continue reading…}

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GLITTERY + SUCCULENT STYLED ELOPEMENT | Rustic Plaid Wedding Inspiration by Studio 516 Photography… Plus: How I Feel About That “Vine” App.

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WEDDING DECOR TURNED HOME DECOR | An Ombre Cake + Macarons + Cupcakes + My New Favorite Wedding Trend! ALSO: Bambino. | Lovato Images


Have you guys seen that electronic cigarette commercial?  Where the guy is super cool and handsome looking, except for he is smoking an electronic cigarette?  Here’s the thing about smoking an electronic cigarette: no.

I’m pretty sure today’s inspiration shoot is having whatever Lance Armstrong’s having because the inspiration just keeps going and going for miles, without ever stopping.  I’m so sorry.

Please ignore that dumb joke; I promise you you’re in for a treat today.  You see there’s this trend that I’ve been sweating super hard.  It’s the idea of making something for your wedding day that actually {Continue reading…}

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OUTDOOR WEDDING & DEAR TKB: Peonies + Ruffles + Birch + Lace = GIMME | Cassandra Eldridge Photography

I love this wedding so much that I’ve added it to my spank bank.  For when I just need to relax with some wedding with nobody around judging me.

You think it’s by accident that I’m a wedding blogger?

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GIRL TALK: The Single Most Essential Behavior to a Lasting Relationship. Do You Do It? PLUS: A DIY Rustic Vintage Teacup Wedding by Honey Honey, & LOL News Fit to Blog.

OMFGYOUGUYSTHISWEDDING.  <== no seriously this time.

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PEEKS, LOLS & COOKIE CUPS | Suggested Blogs + Have You Noticed This Odd Trend in Weddings?

It’s Friday.

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GIRL TALK + FASHION: Are you over the fact that Kristen Stewart cheated on her boyfriend? Great; let’s talk about wedding fashion… wait, unless you’re not over it yet.

Happy weekday, everybody.  Things going well?  Yeah?  Have you gotten around to scheduling your annual physical yet? How about brushing; you brushing?  Remember; not too hard, not too soft.  And underwear – you’re wearing some, right?  Ok I trust you.   {Continue reading…}

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THE BIRD & THE BEAR | This Is How You Rock a Field Shoot, SON. | By Feather & Twine Photography

(little intro addendum before I get into it…) it happened.  Again.  I can hardly believe it.  In just over a year of living here, we’ve now had four couples break up on the sidewalk under our window sill.  I don’t know why this is happening, but I’m going to assume it has less to do with some kind of bad luck we may be spraying onto pedestrians from our window, and more to do, possibly, with the safety our block offers people who might feel a need to go insane and run around and yell and scream and cry and collapse and run around and yell again.  We have a pretty safe block, car-wise.  But anyway, it breaks my heart when couples come to verbal fisticuffs, it really does.  But one request of the next couple who decides to have it out on our avenue… can you please NOT do it between 12 and 3am?  The yelling, you guys.  I mean.  It’s like– do you HAVE to yell at one another, and for a full two hours?  Especially when it’s this?–

“NO don’t tell me I’m a f**king child and that I should go home!!  I’ll be 18 in TWO DAYS!!!!  Don’t tell me I’m a f**king CHILD!!!!”

That quote from the girlfriend outside would be hilarious if it wasn’t so darn stupid and sad.  Also, I yell for one minute and I completely lose my voice; I don’t get how you keep going, but I do know enough to know that yelling is the last thing that’s going to help your relationship.  Sigh.  Whatever, I’m just super tired from not sleeping last night as a result.  Plus, I’m one of those people who feels other people’s energies, so I’m flatlining a little today.  It is what it is I guess.  Aright sorries, back to your regularly scheduled blogramming….

Hey guyyyyys :)  Wussup, how’s it hangin.  Having a good day?  I hope so, I truly do.

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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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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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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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{#2} Styled Handmade Love Shoot | A Candy-Colored Inspiration Situation by Dana Laymon Photography | Plus, Ryan Gosling: 0, This Girl’s Sweetheart: +1000…

Happy Tuesday evening, lovers!  Ok, NOW, I’m freaking PSYCHED about what’s going on below… and I think it’s the perfect post to lead you into tomorrow while I work on ye olde recaparino until just, like, my entire face just falls RIGHT OFF OF WHERE MY FACE GOES.  Ok, SO!  This shoot is one part handmade, two parts pink, one part gold, three parts filled with love, and one gazillion parts FAAAAAAAANFREAKINGTASTICFACE.  Submitted by the ever inspiring Dana Laymon of Dana Laymon Photography, it lights up my life and I feel confident it will, yours.

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{#1} FUN, PLAYFUL & PINK VALENTINE’S! | Can I Haz Her Wardrobe, Please? | By Jennifer Sullivan Photography

Happy February 14th, lovelies!  Ooooohhhh I’m so excited about today, and not just because Honey and I have plans to engage in dinner, dessert and coitus, in that order.  That’s part of it, the excitement– but it’s also because I have totally-not-literally TONS of Love Day inspiration that I know your retinas will DIE OVER.

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#2: PINK PARTY INSPIRATION | If you’re lucky, your sister is a wedding stylist! | By JCG Events + Serendipity Studios

Hello, lovers.  Because this is a starlet-inspired bridal shower and the carpet is less red and more hot pink, I seriously considered naming this feature “Walking the *Pink* Carpet: Bridal Shower Inspiration for the Stars In All of Us.”  I am NOT KIDDING you.  ’Course, almost as quickly as the idea came to me, I realized it was waaaaay way way way waaaaaaay too suggestive a title.  I mean, even for someone like *me*.  So, there you go.  That’s how that went.  Right… right, ok, moving right along.

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MIND BLOWING WEDDING WITH SWORDS? | Also, a Pnina Tornai I Can Get Behind! | by Jodi Miller Photography | In other news, can you tell which movie I just watched?

This wedding is off the chain.  It is fully engaged in kicking butt and taking names, and it’s making no apologies for its actions.  It is EPICNESS, brethren.  Come, join me as I flop around in its bouncy castle of unmitigated brilliance.  Mind the swords.

I’m sorry, I was reading the dictionary and the metaphor-in-ary? again today.

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“KEY TO MY HEART” DIY PINK & BLACK WEDDING | Bakers twine, antique knobs, black bows, paper straws and a baby in a fedora… + DEAR TKB: Should I fake my look, or keep it real, on my wedding day?

(↑ This wedding is giving me a contact high.)

BE WARNED: Menstruation makes for emotional blog posts.  So if you are related to me, or have an *outtie* instead of an *innie* in that region about five inches beneath where *innies* and *outties* are typically used to reference a part of the body, then you’ll probably want to stop reading right around this point.  Like now.  Because it’s gonna get sticky icky icky.  Ok?  Stop reading.  Stop.  Stop it.  Leave the site.  (I’m serious, Dad.  You don’t want any of this.  I love our relationship, and I love that you care enough about me to read my blog… now let’s not ruin it all with something like this next sentence that YOU NEED TO NOT READ.)

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OH, HOW PINTERESTING… | Killer DIY + wedding inspiration that I found while taking a break–UHH, I mean, *doing important research* on Pinterest…

Happy Monday afternoonish… well-actually-eveningish is more accurate, friendsicles.  Listen, can I tell you something?  I am exhausted.  And by exhausted I mean I now know what the zombie apocalypse looks like because I’m the first sign of it.

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CHIC CORAL + GREY WEDDING | “Plan for a MARRIAGE not just a WEDDING.” | Antique Maps, Sparkly Brooches, and The Importance of Chemistry in a Relationship…

I am shocked – SHOCKED – that it is already Friday, people.  Oh, sorries, happy afternoon, everyone!  I forgot to say that.  Ok but seriously WHERE DID THIS WEEK GO.  So weird.  Feels like Wednesday to me.  Though that could just be because I’m in the mood to hump.  So…… yeeeeaaaaaahhhhh ok moving on.  I hope you’ve had a good week.  A nice, full week.

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DIY RUSTIC RANCH PINK + GOLD WEDDING | ruffled dresses, Bon Iver, cotton candy and metallic gold and yellow fringe = KILLER WEDDINGNESS, SON.

↑ I’m dying.  I’m dead.

Real quick before I get into it – did that Ashton Kutcher kid really leave Demi of Ghost?  I heard this recently.  I just sort of thought it would never happen.  Have you heard this, too?

Ok SO… Happy Friday afternoon AGAIN!  :)  As promised, here’s blog post numero dos, brought to you by none other than Brooke, one of our fabulous Knotty Bloggistas and it’s gonna KILL YOUR FACE.  But yeah, so today has turned out to be a much more loverly Friday afternoon than earlier.  At least where I’m located.  And I’m digging it.  Bam is at my feet, lettin’ ‘em loose like he just ate Mexican food or something, and still, despite that, I’m pumped to share everything that is THIS POST.  That’s how good it is.  Actually, speaking of Mexican food, I wanna share some words from the photographer responsible for shooting this KILLER A$$ WEDDING SHENANIGAN… one Taylor Lord Photography:

“What do a custom-made linen bride’s dress, homemade blueberry lemonade vodka and mexican chocolate chip cookies, a beat poet, edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros, driftwood, madlibs, cotton candy, a wedding march, and the cutest ring bearer entrance ever have in common?”

Seriously, I couldn’t have said it better.  ALL OF THOSE THINGS mean one seriously phenom wedding.

BUT FIRST.  Something that scares me… a mini personal story:

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