Shonna’s Rustic Farm Wedding

Growing up on a farm in the mountains of North Carolina, I wanted a rustic themed wedding with the reception in a barn.  We wanted our friends and family surrounding us, good food, good music, and a beautiful setting.  We knew when … Continue reading »


Choosing the Perfect Wedding Invitation

presents Choosing the Perfect Wedding Invitation It’s almost impossible to undo a poor first impression. That’s why choosing the right wedding invitation is so important. It’s the first part of your wedding guests will see, and it sets the tone for the … Continue reading »


Beach Theme Wedding

presents Beach Theme Wedding by Taylor Briggs There’s nothing like the airy, fresh, carefree atmosphere of a beach wedding! Whether you actually decide to celebrate your big day on the shoreline, or simply choose to add beachy details to your event, you … Continue reading »

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Four Types of Weddings

After getting engaged, my fiancé and I decided to revel in our new happiness for at least a month. That meant no absolutely no thinking about wedding planning. I kind of enjoyed the time to just enjoy being engaged because I knew … Continue reading »

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Semper Fi means Always Faithful

My husband is active duty in the Marine Corps, so we wanted to incorporate some military aspects into our wedding without having a full-on military wedding.  He didn’t want to wear his dress uniform for the wedding, but we added a few … Continue reading »

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A TV-themed Wedding

When I was planning our wedding, I realized that there were a lot of things that represented my fiance (er..husband) but none that represented me. But when I thought about things that represented me all I could think about was food and … Continue reading »

Funeral Wedding

‘Til Death Do Us Part?

Apparently, weddings are such big business, that now even funeral homes are jumping on the bandwagon and renting out their spaces on weekends.  (Check out this article.)  Many of them have lovely grounds and very church-like settings. If it fits your budget … Continue reading »

Skate Champions Wed on Ice

I think it’s cute when two people from the same profession get married. Although two IT consultants isn’t as romantic sounding as two ice skaters. haha. On September 10, the couple did a 15-minute wedding ceremony during a two-hour ‘Artistry On Ice’ … Continue reading »

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Ceremony Ideas

So considering our budget, we started tossing ideas around about what we wanted to do for the ceremony and reception.  The idea is to do something fun and nontraditional. I know I don’t want… the typical formal sit down dinner guys sweating … Continue reading »

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Planning a Wedding During the Holidays

Are you getting married during the holidays? Have you decided whether or not to use holiday decorations? I’ve known only a couple of brides to get married during the holiday season, whether it was Thanksgiving or Christmas (New Year’s would be a … Continue reading »

Color-matching your wedding

When you’re planning your wedding, it’s helpful to have some of your wedding color samples with you at all times – who knows if that trip to Target to grab some random non-wedding item will result in a super cool find for … Continue reading »

What’s Your Invitation Style?

Since your wedding invitation is the very first thing that your guests will see, it should set the tone for your wedding.  As the expression goes, “nothing beats a good first impression,” the same goes for your invitations.  Get your guests excited … Continue reading »