These sweet photos might just make you want to elope!  And just in case you decide to, here are three ways to give back with your elopement: 1) Purchase your dress from a fair trade dress company like Celia Grace.  2) Ask for donations to charity instead of gifts. You can do this through So […]

These Photographs Might Make you Want to Elope

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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 to purchase tickets to this vow renewal + dance party reception + […]

Powder Blue Vow Renewal


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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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  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 Hair Stylist Mindy Orsak Floral Designer Wow Factor Floral Design and Decor Gussied Up […]

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

Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Wedding Planning

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 […]

2018 Wedding Tips

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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. […]

A Sweet Candy-Themed Affair

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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 […]

Estate Vow Renewal at Merrimon Wynne House

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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 […]

Five Steps to a Low Waste Wedding Day, Hawaiian Style

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Sponsored (Artifact Uprising graciously collaborated with me on this post and gifted me some of their lovely products – the customization process was simple and the designs are beautiful!) Documenting your story is so important. Collecting keepsakes of memories and assembling hodge podge storybooks of chapters of our lives is something I enjoy so much. […]

Document your Story With Artifact Uprising

Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Wedding Planning