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31 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

How Should I Officiate My Friend’s “Marriage Party”?

Q: My dearest friend from childhood recently got married to a wonderful man. They live across the country and had a small ceremony for local friends there last year, and this year, they are planning a Marriage Party in our home state. This will be attended by all of her family and friends who live …

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31 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Please Don’t Get Married On A Plantation

One of the most fascinating aspects of wedding celebrations is just how different they can be based on the region of the United States. After you’ve seen enough magazines and pins, you can tell who’s in Los Angeles and who’s in Connecticut, without even reading the captions. And when it comes to the South, they …

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31 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Think Mountain Weddings Are Too Rustic? Think Again!

Mountain weddings are gorgeous but often land firmly in the rustic category…until now. This stunner captured by Brett Heidebrecht is blowing that notion right out of the water. An elegant mix of structured Vera Wang gown, a ballroom draped in white, and lush florals + candlelight designed by Alexan Events makes this Colorado celebration like no other. Post(s) …

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31 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

5 Reasons Skipping a Wedding Website is NOT an Option

We know that planning your big day celebration can be a little, umm, stressful – and it’s so, so tempting to start minimizing your list of to do’s to make things easier. We totally get that, but when it comes to checking items off your list, a wedding website is most definitely not one of …

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31 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

The Personal Touches at This Wedding Are Giving Us the Chills!

The personal touches in this wedding are enough to give us the chills, they’re so darn cute and thoughtful. Let’s start with the invitation suite, which featured a penguin and an elephant designed by the bride (an illustrator!). Next up, the bride’s bouquet designed by Life in Bloom featured a fern clipping from the plant …

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31 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Can’t Afford A Wedding Planner? This Is The Next Best Thing

When I was planning my wedding, I knew one thing for sure: we couldn’t afford to hire a planner, and so my only option was to do the best I could to learn what I needed to know. I bought all the relevant books and spent a lot of lunch hours reading wedding blogs, but …

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30 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

The “Skinny” on a Lauryn Evart’s Stunning Cabo Wedding

If you are obsessed with The Skinny Confidential as much as we are, then you know that Lauryn Evarts is not your typical bride. Together with Del Cabo Weddings, this fashion influencer and blogger tackled her wedding in the same way she tackles her awesome blog posts – with a totally authentic and zen vibe. …

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30 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Our $25K All-Night Multicultural Celebration in Buenos Aires, Argentina

maria, engineering grad student and asst. professor & santi, software engineer Sum-up of the wedding vibe: A bilingual wedding Mass, followed by an all-night multicultural celebration in Buenos Aires, planned by an Imagineer. Planned budget: $20,000 Actual budget: $25,000 Number of guests: 150 LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina Where we allocated the most funds: Reception: Half of our …

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30 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Three Ways to Rock This “Of the Moment” Hue

Inspired by a love of perfume and millennial pink, this photo shoot is giving you three ways to style that “of the moment” hue. From rehearsal dinner to reception and a glam after party, see how the florals by Oak and the Owl mingle with modern stationery by Twinkle and Toast, gorgeous design details by Amorology and …

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30 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Should I Ask My Friend to Pick a Wedding Date That Works for Me?

Q: Dear Amy, A close friend recently asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding, and I enthusiastically said “YES,” and I cannot wait to be a part of her and her fiancé’s day. She hasn’t set an official date yet, but she has told me which month they have chosen (the date will depend …

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