Engagement Ring Masterpieces: My Interview with Designer Mark Schneider

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Mark Schneider in a renowned jewelry designer with an impressive and captivating roster depicted across his website. His designs push boundaries and truly stand out as unique. Not only do I love his work, I’m also lucky enough to own … Continue reading

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses – The Pros and Cons

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Deciding whether or not to have mismatched bridesmaid dresses doesn’t seem like a hard decision until you actually have to make it. I personally love the look! But I’m finding that within mismatched bridesmaid dresses are varying degrees of mismatchy-ness. … Continue reading

Happy Negative One Year Anniversary To Us

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It’s official, Nick and I get married one year from today! The countdown begins. To celebrate, here are some pics of the fun adventures we’ve had while dating:                         … Continue reading

Planning Status – Things Are Coming Together

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So we’ve finally almost got our venue sorted out (more on that in my next post), and now can finally move forward with our other vendors. Because, you know, a date and time is helpful for that kind of stuff. … Continue reading

Our Illustrator

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I’m so excited to be working with illustrator, Mary Kinsora, for all of our wedding goodies. She creates the most adorable images that I know will bring out the happiness Nick and I share about our future together. Here’s some … Continue reading

That One Time We Thought He Was Proposing

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It was Christmastime 2012 and we were at a party exchanging gifts with my mom’s side of the family. At this point Nick and I had a lot going for us – we’d been dating almost 2 years, were about … Continue reading

Fiancé Update: Nick’s Almost Home!

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Nick is almost state-side for good! HUZZAH! We’re both so excited for him to be off that island (Dominica, for any new readers). I get to pick him up from the airport on April 29th and am counting down the … Continue reading

Our Detroit Wedding is Featured in The Upsizers!

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The Upsizers blog has fantastic posts from the dad’s POV while the family is going through planning their daughter’s wedding. He is hilarious and I can’t help but think, he sounds like my dad! Needless to say, I “like” all … Continue reading

Gray with a Chance of Straps

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As I’ve written about previously (post), my bridesmaids will be wearing mismatched dresses. I’ve chosen to do mismatched dresses for a number of reasons… – One, with a wide variety of body-types across my eight girls, mismatched dresses allow each … Continue reading

Pi Day 2015: One Year from Today

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A year from today is mine and Nick’s wedding shower with my family and our friends. I’m so excited! Finally something has reached the year-countdown point. Since Nick and I are a bit nerdy, we really love Pi Day. We … Continue reading

Our Detroit Wedding Receives a Liebster Award!

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Thanks so much to the Nearly To Newly blog for the Liebster Award nomination! See the post here: Nearly to Newly Awarded – The Liebster Award Rules: List 10 random facts about yourself Answer your nominator’s 10 questions Nominate 10 new … Continue reading

Songs that are Important to our Wedding

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I love explaining to people that mine and Nick’s wedding song is not a love song, but rather just about living life. We know it’s not romantic, but it’s our song. When I make him a mix, it’s always in … Continue reading

5 Steps to Asking a Friend to Become Ordained

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Having a friend officiate your wedding ceremony is a great personal touch to your big day. This person knows you both, and can add their own personal stories or jokes to ease your nerves standing in front of all your … Continue reading

I Went to a Bridal Show and Won a Vacation!

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On Sunday, Jan. 19th I took my mom, maid of honor, and one of my bridesmaids to the big bridal show happening at The Palace. When we got there, there was a massive line curling inside the building and shooting … Continue reading

My Fiancé Comes Home For Christmas Break

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(Warning, this is a long post) I’d like to start out with the short list of wedding-planning accomplishments that we managed to take care of during Nick’s break: –          Asked our bridesmaids and groomsmen to be in our wedding –          … Continue reading