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Vintage Post Office Wedding
A wedding in an old post office ... we love it! Kentucky couple, Megan and Chris, met through their mutual friend, Amy, not long after Megan decided to take a break from dating. She gave it another try after a bit of encouragement from Amy. Megan and Chris were set up on a date, and the rest is sweet history! Fast forward to today and to their fantastic vintage post office wedding. From the cool...Read more
Beautiful duo, Erin and Christopher, were married amidst their family and friends in Sarasota this spring. And ... wow! With their ceremony and reception in the tropical Marie Selby Botanical Gardens , it's easy to fall in love with the luxe, modish pink and navy blue wedding deets of their day. With a classic combo of navy, pink and ivory hues in their flowers, centerpieces, attire {check out...Read more
In addition to snow, winter often brings a flurry of something else... engagements ! If you're recently engaged, you might already be thinking about that first major stationery item: your Save the Date . When it comes to Save the Dates, there's a lot to love: the fun designs, the cute photos, the excitement of unveiling your wedding date (and maybe even your colors!). However, Save the Dates can...Read more
Happy New Year! Ugh! Those dreaded holiday pounds... Need a few ideas for shedding them? Planning a wedding too? Great--this post is for all of us. This new year offers a healthy start for getting in shape--more convenient, more social, and more affordable than ever. FIVE 2014 fitness trends you can build into wedding planning that are affordable & fun! Wedding planning is not for wimps. It...Read more
DIY Chalkboard Wedding Signs You may remember Mandy and Travis' DIY southern vintage wedding from a little while back. You may also remember their sweet signage tucked here and there throughout their ceremony and reception. Fun, charming, great communication tools, DIY chalkboard wedding signs are simply irresistible and still hugely popular for any wedding style . Today, Mandy is giving us a...Read more
I’m getting married! Now what? Truly Engaged is a new blog series written by Rachel, our *newly engaged* staff writer. As she wades her way through the wedding planning process, she’ll be sharing some of the emotions, inspiration, and insight she uncovers along the way. ——- Pretty soon after getting engaged (and actually, even before I was engaged, since I write for MagnetStreet Weddings), I...Read more
I think we can all agree ... we love to save money ... but we hate watching the budget- no fun at all! And, because wedding costs add up very quickly, many couples go way over their wedding budget. That said, it's important to know your costs so you're not taken by surprise and have to cut things later. Continue reading for 10 creative ways to help you save ... First, check out this post Who Pays...Read more
Mason Jar Centerpieces Country charming ... love love the look of mason jars as wedding decor! They're so versatile- and great for adding sweet and budget-friendly DIY touches like these wedding centerpieces. Spray paint ... it's our friend! Its inherent ability to transform and renew has helped me on many occasions. Here are a few ideas to show off how transforming using spray paint on mason...Read more
Guest blogging today is Lindsay, who last week spoke from her expertise as a graphic designer--about using color to transform your stationery . This week, Lindsay is speaking from her personal experience with planning a themed-wedding ... a July 4th themed wedding! Too fun and here is Lindsay to tell us about why a themed wedding is the way to go! July 4th always has me thinking of wedding vows...Read more
Ready to whet your virtual whistle? Summer is here and the time is right for perfecting summer parties and outdoor celebrations- with homemade frozen desserts! And what I love about these sweet treats, is that they are easy to make and budget friendly {they might even remind you of childhood}. From DIY yogurt pops, pudding pops and fruit popsicles to fruity ice cubes ... Choose containers and...Read more