How To Pick Your Wedding Colors!

When planning my wedding, I knew I wanted the colors of blush & gold. I felt these two colors were both on trend, as well as timeless. For many brides, deciding on what your wedding colors should be can be a daunting task. Here are a few of my tips that should help make the choice a little bit easier.

  • Pick a dark and light combination: You want your wedding colors to be complimentary as well as contrasting. An easy way to do this is by picking a dark base color, and accenting it with your lighter color choice._mg_8230
  • Consider your season, but don’t let that limit you: I chose blush as one of my colors, which is typically a spring or summer color. But I got married in the fall. While it can be smart or convenient to select you colors based on the season you get married in, don’t let that limit your choices. I had my heart set on the blush color, oranges and burgundies just weren’t my thing. :
  • Use Pinterest as inspiration & direction: When you are picking linens, charger plates, flowers, and other items that involve your colors, it can get overwhelming. I highly recommend using Pinterest to hon your ideas. It will give you some direction, as well as specific pictures to show your vendors.
  • Make sure you have a base color: The base color of your palette needs to be a neutral. White, cream, or even black are great bases to keep your colors in check. Our wedding featured a lot of white in the background of the color scheme. This will help keep your colors from overwhelming your beautiful day. :

I hope these tips will help you when picking out your wedding colors! Comment below with your wedding day color scheme!

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Memorable Wedding Guest ‘Book!’ 

When planning our wedding, I always had in the back of my mind ideas for a guest book. I knew I didn’t want to be too traditional, but I also wanted something classic that could stand the test of time. 

After looking through Pinterest and various weddings on the web, I came across the idea of a champagne bottle that your guests sign. This idea was so chic and classic! We ended up purchasing a bottle of Dom Pérignon circa 2006. 


Guests were able to sign both the bottle and the box it came in. Now we have a beautiful display from our wedding. Plus, when our 5oth anniversary comes around we will have some delicious bubbly to toast to! 


Comment below with your unique guest book ideas from your wedding! 💕

Our Wedding Day!!!

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted on here! It’s been a crazy fast two months! We got married, went on our honeymoon, moved, & started our lives as newlyweds. It’s been so wonderful!

I thought I’d share some beautiful pictures from our wedding day. I’m so happy with how they turned out!

Thanks so much to Kyle Weaver Photography!

(Be on the lookout for some wedding posts in the near future!)

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Bridal Shower Festivities!

I’m currently sitting in the airport waiting to get on a flight back home. It’s been a whirlwind week. I got married, went on our honeymoon, and survived a hurricane! Hurricane aside, we had an amazing time!

I thought I’d do a quick post on my bridal shower. It was absolutely beautiful! My family and friends went above and beyond. Enjoy the pictures!

 

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Bridal Shower Chic!

Happy Friday, everyone!

I thought I’d do a quick post on what I wore to my bridal shower party. Even though it was still summer time when I went looking for a shower dress, it was surprisingly difficult to find a white dress. After a while I was ready to give up. And in a way, I did! I have a Lilly Pulitzer dress I bought when I went to the Target exclusive day way back when. My mom saw me in it and said, “That’s what you should wear!” It’s a white dress with the pink print, so kinda bridal. Plus, very summery since the shower was in August!



Comment below with what you think, & be on the lookout for my bridal shower post in the near future! 🙂

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How to Save on Wedding Flowers! 


So this wedding process has been crazy! With less than two months to go, I couldn’t be more excited! Planning has taken up most of my free time (hence the lack of posts), but I think it will be worth it when our day finally gets here. 

One area of the planning process is flowers. As beautiful as they are, they are also extremely expensive! One of our quotes neared $2,500!! Outrageous! I only have three bridesmaids and groomsman. How can it be that expensive!?? 

Luckily, I’ve found an alternative that is both beautiful and cost effective. Where I live we have a lot of Amish and Minnonite families. One Minnonite family is known for providing beautiful flowers for weddings throughout the year. The woman who does the flowers has been beyond wonderful! She knows what flower works with others, is so flexible, & most importantly affordable! 

Her total for our wedding flowers is $520! Granted, we would have to attach any ribbon to bouquets (she has to do two other weddings our wedding weekend, we will finish off the bouquets and such). Still, I was just shocked at the wonderful help and price!

My advice for wedding flowers is to try to find local or whole sale locations. You will save hundreds. Also, don’t be afraid to put the arrangements together yourself. There are numerous YouTube videos that can provide guidelines. Put that money towards something else for the wedding! 😉

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Wedding Planning: Why I Broke Down & Hired a Wedding Planner!

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I’d never thought I’d be one of those brides that freaks out over her wedding. Honestly, I am, but not in the bridezilla kind of way. I’m not obsessed with getting my “perfect” wedding with every detail exactly the way I wish. In fact, planning my wedding has been the exact opposite of enjoyable. I find it totally overwhelming, confusing, & frustrating. I don’t think it’s fun to plan a wedding AT ALL. I’m at a loss as to what is needed for all the details of a wedding. Believe me, there were many times that I wanted to just throw my hands up in the air and elope. I had numerous crying breakdowns because I just felt helpless & like this wedding was going to be the death of me. Okay, a little dramatic. But for my personality: perfectionist, NOT wanting to be the center of attention, & liking things on a set schedule, I just couldn’t handle everything on my own. So I broke down (again), and decided to get a wedding planner.

For those of you with similar personalities as me, I recommend a wedding planner. My planner: Hitched By Heather. First, we had a phone conversation to discuss how much of her consulting I would need. We settled on the Month-Of-Coordinator Package, with Hourly Services as needed (A.K.A. when I realize I have no idea how to do something or need some extra help). We had our first meeting the other day at our venue. Let me just say, she is beyond beautiful! She had on Hunter Boots, an adorable outfit, & perfect makeup. Girl after my own heart! She gave me a gift, pictured above, which was so sweet of her! We then went through most of the details for our wedding, from the ceremony, reception, cocktail hours, & whether I wanted a harpist to play at the wedding. So many things I never would have thought of on my own, & little things I didn’t know we could do.

Finally, she made me feel so much at ease! I’m actually getting excited for the wedding! She said I can call/text/email whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed or just need some advice as to what would work & what wouldn’t. I feel like I can breathe now. There definitely isn’t as much pressure on me, which was part of my difficulty.

I honestly never thought I’d be a bride with a wedding planner. I thought I could do everything on my own, or with help from my family. But there just aren’t enough hours in the day for one person to get everything done! I feel much better with a team of professionals who know what they are doing. If you have the means, please get a wedding planner. Trust me, your sanity will thank you!

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