This vow renewal showcases avant garde glam with the decadence of a bygone era. A gold-encrusted cake befitting the likes of Marie Antoinette (“Let them eat cake.” – Marie Antoinette), regal bridesmaid’s dresses, and a ballgown fit for Cinderella, herself. Couples: Visit www.thebigfakewedding.com to purchase tickets to this vow renewal + dance party reception + […]

January 21, 2019

Fans of tiny homes may already know about the rv life adventures of @arrowsandbow. Ashley’s social media account is brimming with interior decorating ideas for homes of any size. The Petrone family purchased their 31ft 2003 Cougar Keystone for $8k. After 3 weeks and just under $3k to renovate it, they were ready to move […]

January 18, 2019

Renovation Tips from Arrows and Bow’s Ashley Petrone

This styled photoshoot, organized by Heather Benge of Styled Shoots Across America reached a little farther than the states into France. Location Patrice www.chateaudevallery.com Other Styled Shoots Across America Event Designer Styled Shoots Across America Makeup Artist Onorina Jomir Beauty www.onorinajomirbeauty.com/ Apparel Baby Portrait Prop Shop Etsy Designer Baby Portrait Prop Shop Shoes Cymbeline Paris […]

January 16, 2019

Could This French Chateau Between Burgundy and Paris Be The Venue for you?

Sponsored You may already know that we are big fans of Artifact Uprising around here. I’m honored to be partnering with them to share their lovely, archival quality products, especially the new one that is fresh to their virtual shelves. Brides, get ready!   The maker of wedding albums fit for heirlooms are now also […]

January 16, 2019

The Well Known Maker of Albums Fit for Heirlooms Now Has Invitations!

This bridal shower inspiration photoshoot is full of pretty ideas for showering the Mrs. to be – from the flower wall to the table settings. Ethical Shower Tip: Register through So Kind to add charitable gifts to your bridal registry! #weddingplanning #weddingplanner #weddingideas #weddinginspiration #weddinginspo #weddingdetails #weddingplanners #weddings #pinterestwedding #weddinggoals #bridegoals #bridetobe #imengaged #weddingtips #instawed […]

January 14, 2019

Catch a Glimpse of The Flower Wall At This Bridal Shower Styled Photoshoot

  From the cool color palette of this neutral event to the adorable cacti cookies, this desert inspired photoshoot is one for the books! Event Tip: Send potted plants home with your guests to plant it forward! Photographer K-Ruiz Photography www.kruizphotography.com Hair Stylist Mindy Orsak Floral Designer Wow Factor Floral Design and Decor Gussied Up […]

January 8, 2019

Wait Til you See the Cacti Cookies in This Desert Inspired Occasion

2018 has been quite the year for this little blog and the family who now runs it! As the fresh chapter of a new year approaches, let’s take a walk down memory lane at some of the great weddings we’ve featured this year … and planning tips we’ve gleaned!   1. Use the dishes for […]

January 8, 2019

2018 Wedding Tips

This styled photoshoot pulled off the candy theme with elegance, grace, and geometric details. Ethical Wedding Tip: If you decide to include a furry friend in your wedding day (like the beautiful lamb in this photoshoot), hire an ethically minded expert to care for them. Big day pet care is Fairy Tail Pet Care’s specialty. […]

January 8, 2019

A Sweet Candy-Themed Affair

One of my favorite Raleigh, NC wedding venues – scratch that, one of my favorite wedding venues anywhere! – was the host of The Big Fake Wedding, Raleigh, 2018 – The Merrimon Wynne House. From the unique architecture to the ornate back porch lined with rocking chairs it brings southern comfort and elegance together with […]

January 8, 2019

Estate Vow Renewal at Merrimon Wynne House

5 steps to a low waste wedding day: 1) Invite only close family and friends or elope. 2) Rent what you can. 3) Use glass, china, and real silverware rather than plastic. 4) Donate leftover food and flowers. 5) Ask for charitable donations in lieu of gifts. This styled photoshoot with very real vows was […]

January 3, 2019

Five Steps to a Low Waste Wedding Day, Hawaiian Style

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