Dancing On The Rooftops

Having a choreographed first dance was something particularly important to me. Even though I’m not a professional dancer, dance is my ultimate passion. I didn’t want to make it anything super cheesy. I wanted something that felt a bit more … Continue reading

Speech! Speech!

Now we had reached the point in the day where WE didn’t have to do anything! Just sit there and hear the wonderful words our Maid of Honor and Best Man had to say about us. I kicked off my … Continue reading

Photo-palooza & Grand Entrance

After our ceremony was finished, the first order of business was to actually sign our marriage license. We grabbed our Maid of Honor and Best Man and, slowly for photos, signed all three copies. Before we headed out for some … Continue reading

Our Non-Traditional and Non-Religious Ceremony (with Script)

As we formed a line in that auditorium, I could hear the music begin outside the doors. I was finally a little anxious, but most of all I just wanted to see Nick. I wanted to hear the words of … Continue reading

A Groom’s Morning

Nick’s morning on the day of our wedding, as for most Grooms, was a bit more relaxed than my own. After he’d gotten dressed, Nick and his boys met up downtown for their photos and a little afternoon pre-gaming. The … Continue reading

It’s My Wedding Day! The Morning Prep, Pics, and Problems

The night before our wedding, Nick and I were still awake practicing our first dance one last time. We’d agreed that we didn’t want to see each other on our wedding day until the ceremony, so as midnight approached, Nick … Continue reading

Rehearsal & Dinner

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

Ring Shopping For Him

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!

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

Mother of the Bride Dress Shopping

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

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

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!

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!

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

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

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