Monday, June 24, 2013

Stressed Bride

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In life and when planning a wedding it's hard remember that everything isn't perfect. We all struggle for that - perfection.

It took me a long time, a really long time, to remember that life is not about making everything perfect, it's about letting go, and knowing that things will be okay.

Struggle for grace, not for perfection.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wedding Chair Decor

Sometimes you just want to add a bit of glam to your wedding chairs, I think Confetti Daydreams has the right idea here. From simple to extravagant, and everything in-between!

Which one do you love? Or are you against chair covers all together?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Birthstone Jewelry

I'm stepping onto my Mommy Soap Box for a second.... How sweet is this birthstone nameplate bracelet?!

Birthstone Nameplate Bracelet via shopLUCA on Etsy
I have a necklace with my sons' names and birthstones, but this is a serious competitor! Granted, I would need two, but for you moms that only have one child, this is so great! Wonder if you can add another stone and another name?

This bracelet would also make a really amazing gift for a mom or grandma. I'm in love.

Off soap box...

What types of jewelry do you like to display your little one's birthstones?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Chair Decor

Don't act like you don't want to do this at your wedding....

All Mr. & Mrs. chair decor photos via Every Last Detail's Inspiration Board
This special chair decor is such a thoughtful detail to your wedding day. My favorite style is the last one: "I'm His MRS." and "I'm Her MR."


They add just the right touch to set the bride and groom's chairs apart from the rest of the bridal party at the head table, or to make their sweetheart table more intimate. If you're going to do something like this, be sure that the signs won't hurt your back when you sit in your chair and that they won't fall off.

Which on is your favorite? I wanna know!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wedding Reception Timeline

Guess What?

I found another awesometastic wooden sign!

Wedding Reception Timeline via Every Last Detail
I'm pretty sure I'm going to have this at my next party... It's just too sweet!

Timelines are great for guests, especially the ones that want to constantly be in-the-know (like me, I am a mess as a guest at a wedding, don't invite me to your wedding, unless you want me to help you, make me the unofficial bathroom attendant or something).

With this handy dandy timeline sign, they know what's going on and when it's happening. It also helps ensure that everyone is in the right place at the right time.

Another easy DIY to add a personal touch to your wedding day!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wooden Wedding Sign

Wooden Timeline Sign via wavynavy on Etsy
How amazing is this wooden sign?! 

I am just in love with the things they "stole" from each other. It is so sweet! I found this on Etsy and it is personalized to your wedding (or a friend's!). Kudos to wavynavy for making these!

And if you wanted to DIY, all you would need is a nice piece of dark or stained wood, stencils, and the paint color of your choice plus some sand paper to rough up the edges. Easy peasy!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Wedding Timeline Checklist

Checklist Infograph via DIY Bride
Here is a really fun and pretty accurate wedding timeline checklist infographic. It shows the very basic things that need to be done and when they need to be done.

Some things that are listed are not always necessary, like the welcome baskets. Are they thoughtful? Absolutely! But not necessary if you don't have the time or resources.

Of course, it's always better, easier, and less stressful when you have a wedding planner to schedule all of this out, customize it to your wedding, and keep you accountable for what needs to be done and when!

My two favorite parts of this infographic are the last two things: Get Married and Enjoy! What is/was your favorite part of your wedding checklist?

Friday, June 7, 2013

Jewelry for an Open-Back Dress

I found the perfect (and shiny!) solution for the open-back dresses...

Jewelry Set via MyPearlDreams on Etsy


It's gorgeous, right?! So simple. So elegant. So awesometastic! 

Open-back dresses are super sexy, but this is like the cherry on top. The dangling sets of pearls are just beautiful and add such a unique touch that you can only get with this style of dress.

I love it! What about you?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wedding Workouts

Bride pumpin' iron via Angry Trainer Fitness
I MUST fit in that dress!
This is the workout mission statement of almost every bride once they find their wedding dress. This is totally attainable but.... there's one small catch.

Set a realistic goal for yourself. 

Obviously, the key word here is "realistic", so set that goal early and then stick to it! Always remember, you already look beautiful, and nothing will ever change that!

I included some really awesometastic workouts here:

My favorite via Pinterest... The Harry Potter Movie Workout

Monday, June 3, 2013

Allison and Shivan are Getting Married!

So this awesometastic couple is getting married on Sunday!

First, Footstone is amazing...

Second, Allison and Shivan are such a great and fun couple! They are personal family friends, too. Their wedding on Sunday is going to be such a beautiful mix of the traditional, modern, and slightly nerdy touches all throughout the wedding day. I can't wait! 

Third, congratulations these two lovely people!

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