About Christine

Where We're From: Christine is from Northern Virginia and Scott grew up in New York but moved to the DC area after graduating college.

Marital Status: Happily married since 2005! We met on the basketball court during Orientation Week at Carnegie Mellon.

Day Career: We're both happily IT consultants at separate prestigious firms specializing in IT Strategy and Management consulting. We are geeks in suits. :O)

More About Us: We had so much fun planning our own wedding in 2004 that we continued to help other friends who were seeking advice and quick tips. It seemed that when we did it the first time, it took so much time because we had no idea what we were doing. Noticing lots of patterns, we built up helpful ideas that can be reused at any wedding. We also collected helpful material from other brides and thought what better way to help more people than to create an environment where people can share and leverage past experiences. So we put together an idea to do just that.

Buy Your Dress and Help Defeat Breast Cancer

Brides Against Breast Cancer is touring the country to sell wedding dresses and accessories at a fraction of the cost! Most gowns range from $99 to $799. They also have couture gowns valued up to $20,000 at discounted 25%-75% off! This weekend, … Continue reading »


FREE Wedding Contest in Orlando!

                      If you’re getting married in Orlando, you may be interested in this contest for a FREE Wedding! Mission Inn Resort & Club is giving away a free wedding for up to … Continue reading »


Winner of Men’s Neckwear Giveaway from Haddon & Co

Congratulations to Val for winning the commenting contest for FREE men’s neckwear from Haddon Co! Thanks for everyone’s comments on what colors they are planning on using this wedding season. About Haddon & Co. Haddon & Co. neckwear is original and handcrafted … Continue reading »


How to Make a Jordan Almond Flower

The Superior Nut Company has made a helpful set of instructions on how to make a Jordan Almond Flower. This idea is great for a bridal shower or at a wedding. Enjoy!

Your choice of colors and patterns for wedding neckwear

Neckwear Giveaway from Haddon & Co

Our friends from Haddon & Co. would like to giveaway one of their neckwear products for your wedding! They sell neckties and bow ties for newborns to grandpas. They have bow tie and necktie onesies for the bitsy babies, Velcro-closure bow ties … Continue reading »


Winner of Epiphany Chocolates and Chocolate Wedding Ideas

Congratulations to Monique for winning the commenting contest for Epiphany’s 18-piece Summer Remix collection in a beautiful floral box plus the Epiphany Chocolates gift card for $25! Sad you didn’t win? You can still get Epiphany’s yummy chocolates using a 25% off checkout code: … Continue reading »

Vera Wang fashion show at Unveiled San Francisco

Winner of FREE Unveiled Tickets in San Francisco

Congratulations to Charlotte for winning a pair of FREE tickets to the Unveiled bridal show in San Francisco on August 19! I’m most excited that she will get to see the runway show of Vera Wang’s Spring 2013 collection! And I’m sure … Continue reading »

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Epiphany Chocolates Giveaway! So Yummy!

Our friends at Epiphany Chocolates are giving away a box of their 18-piece Summer Remix collection PLUS a $25 Epiphany Chocolates gift card to one (1) lucky Big Fat Cake reader! Just leave a comment by Monday, August 20th, 11:59PM EST that answers … Continue reading »

Cost of a Wedding

I love infographics because I love pictures. Some of the statistics are not surprising, but which ones surprised you: © 2012 Diamond Buyers, LLC

Win two FREE tickets to Unveiled!

Win FREE Tickets to Unveiled in San Francisco, August 19

Our friends from Unveiled would like to giveaway two (2) FREE tickets for their prestigious bridal event. All you need to do is leave a comment that answers the following question: Which wedding vendors are you hoping to find at your next … Continue reading »

Artistic Engagement Stories

I wish I were more artistic and creative to come up with a site like Jess and Russ. I came across this through a friend, who is also artistic. They go through the love story of how they met online, got engaged, … Continue reading »

Bride Sings Her Way Down the Aisle

Even if I could sing like her, I would have been too nervous to remember words or not mess up: