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

Rehearsal & Dinner

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It was a Thursday at 4PM, and luckily for us, all but one of our bridal party managed to leave work or class early to meet up downtown for our rehearsal. While preparing, Nick and I had been very adamant … Continue reading

Our Wedding Photos

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I’m so happy to be back! There is a lot to catch up on, but while I’m creating my post drafts and outlines I figured a collection of our wedding photos would be the best starting point. The day was … Continue reading

Dress Shopping – Mismatched Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride

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Last weekend, a few of my girls, the MOB, MOG, and I met up at the mall to hunt for their dresses. And ‘hunt’ is the perfect descriptive verb here! We scoured the department stores first: JCPenney, Macy’s, Lord & … Continue reading

Ring Shopping For Him

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Nick and I have gone browsing for men’s rings twice now, and it has been a lot of fun focusing on something that’s all about him! He gets pretty excited to go on these adventures, and has fun being involved. … Continue reading

Our Detroit Wedding Receives an Inspirational Blogger Award!

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A huge thank you to FashionBride for nominating me! It’s so uplifting to see there are people out there reading my itsy-bitsy-microscopic corner of the interwebz. I highly recommend any new brides out there to subscribe to the FashionBride blog, as she … Continue reading

Packing Your Bridesmaids’ Bags

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Gift bags that is! Customizing bags for your bridesmaids is definitely an exciting way to show your girls how much you love them. Personal Creations recently reached out to me and request that I cover this topic, and I am … Continue reading

Mother of the Bride Dress Shopping

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Every Wednesday over the summer I have dinner with my family – followed by a group viewing of that night’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance. Last week while we were eating, my sister and Maid of Honor … 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