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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Her Dresses Are Taking Over Pinterest – My Interview with Veluz Reyes

Veluz Puno-Reyes’ dresses can be seen all over Pinterest – but the links never seem to take you to her site. Once I saw a few of them I began the hunt for the designer, and hopefully a website full … 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