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Author of wedding planning books, wedding blogger, newlywed, lover of all pretty things.

{Say hello, ask me anything}

If to say it once And once only, then still,
To say: Yes.

And say it complete,
Say it as if the word
Filled the whole moment
With its absolute saying.

~Gregory Orr

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Oct
16th
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(via Australian Kangaroo Valley Wedding, Green Wedding Shoes)

OH MY GOSH. This location. That green dress. I am dead.

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And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.
Sep
9th
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yogachick:
Pics by our favorite professional photographer cousin and fellow yogi, Tate Siemer.

yogachick:

Pics by our favorite professional photographer cousin and fellow yogi, Tate Siemer.

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yogachick:

I’m not big on planning huge events. I probably would have been fine just eloping and sending out wedding announcements, but my sweetie is more traditional than me. He really wanted to have at least a small party with our families. With the location on the lake and the late summer date, I thought a family picnic theme sounded perfect. Sweet and manageable.

I wasn’t interested in a plated dinner, silver, cloth napkins and seating arrangements. But I wanted to do something more creative than just paper plates. I decided to make little “picnic” boxes rather than plates. Each set contained a eco friendly kraft paper carrying box, a kraft paper tray and a Chinese food container, white and blue napkins, a white and blue stripped paper straw, a waxed paper bag for chips or bread, and small white condiment, sides cups. I found some blue and white paper coasters on ebay and tossed those in there as well.

For people who wanted to use plates, I bought some bamboo leaf plates that kept with the natural theme. I tried to get some birch wood serving utensils, but I wasn’t able to get them shipped in time, so stuck with light blue plasticware.

All in all, I thought it came together well and people rolled with it. Made for super easy clean up!

S is a former coworker and has more effortless style in her little finger than most people cultivate in a lifetime. And her small, family wedding is so my style. 

I absolutely LOVE this “picnic boxes” idea. Just elevated buffet-style wedding eats to a whole new level. 

If you need small-budget, big-heart inspiration, check out all her postings on her blog.

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yogachick:

Sometimes I get in over my head with DIY. I tend to love details, so I have to remind myself to reign it in and not over do it. After I planned some of my friends bridal showers, baby showers, bachelorette parties, I vowed never to plan any wedding events again because I always ended up driving myself crazy doing everything by hand. Down to minute details like individualized tea sets with loose tea in silk bag diffusers, stir sticks and little brown paper bags of tea cookies tied with ribbon and a personalized tag place setting…

Anyway, I made a bunch of paper pinwheels in brown craft paper, and wrapping papers in ivory, teal and green. Some of these I glued to sticks and placed them in vases with flowers, others were strung in the trees with ribbon.

Such lovely details. Just goes to show you that you don’t have to kill yourself with DIY projects or blow your budget on flowers to have a beautiful, personal wedding day.

Sep
4th
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I’m very much not into Grace Kelly wedding-perfect hair, so I adore this.
Modern + flirty. Yes, yes, yes.

I’m very much not into Grace Kelly wedding-perfect hair, so I adore this.

Modern + flirty. Yes, yes, yes.

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Sep
3rd
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Anonymous said: Great suggestions on spots to buy non-traditional less expensive wedding dresses? I know you've posted before, damn tumblr search!

BHLDN, BCBG, Shopbop, Marchesa, J.Crew, even Etsy (one of my favorite designers, SarahSeven, got her start there) … You can also go the pre-owned route with PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com or OnceWed.com if you fall in love with one dress out of your budget.

Non-traditional, inexpensive wedding dresses all the way!

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xokrista:

Yes. I love this.

Beautiful, but looks like a staged shoot … Anyone know the source?

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Aug
20th
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Autoreblog barn weddings. Always. 

Autoreblog barn weddings. Always. 

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Aug
16th
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Happy Friday.

Happy Friday.

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