Gray with a Chance of Straps

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

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!

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

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

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!

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

(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

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses – The Pros and Cons

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

Thinking About Flowers for our Yellow & Gray Wedding

Pinterest and The Knot have definitely sparked my interest in planning our flowers for the wedding – an aspect I didn’t expect to be excited about. I’m a strange girl and actually don’t care much for flowers. I think it’s … Continue reading

Judging other people’s experiences – take the poll!

For anyone who has not seen today’s XKCD comic, take a look below: This exact concept has crossed my mind when planning mine and Nick’s wedding – do we ask people to use a hashtag for instagram? Do we get … Continue reading

Plugging Away at the Guest List – A Daunting Task

Guest lists are hard. I feel like I’m just saying this with every exclusion: But with our hopeful venue only being able to fit about 150 people, our countless cuts still haven’t brought us down low enough. We’re honestly at … Continue reading

Trying To Pick Friends – The Wedding Party

In the first day of our engagement, Nick and I decided to have 6 people stand for each of us in our wedding party. This would mean my girls would be our three sisters and three friends, and the guys … Continue reading

How To: Not Settle For A Normal Wedding Website

I had a moment of down time at work the other day and began researching the difference between wedding sites. Some of the criteria I had in mind while searching was that it had to be free to use, colors … Continue reading

Our Rooftop Wedding Is Featured In “Love In The D”!

Exciting news – Mine and Nick’s wedding has been featured in the Love in the D blog! Stephanie was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I hope to work with her again. Please take a moment to check it … Continue reading