Category: Blogging Brides

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Pre-Wedding Day Talk by Amber Normand

The BIG DAY is almost here! It’s so exciting to think that in less than three weeks I will be married to my best friend, soul mate and the one who God has chosen for me to spend the rest of my life with. Where have the past fifteen months...

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It’s Just the Beginning… by Lori Reynoso

Photo Credit: Maegen-Christie Photography © It’s kind of unbelievable that we’re on the other side. All the stress of wedding planning is over. The vows have been said. The knot has been tied.  Rings have been exchanged. And now, our life together has begun. It wasn’t an easy process. I’d...

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Letting Your Wedding Day Be An Adventure by Carina Mead

Even if you haven’t planned a destination wedding in Costa Rica or atop a mountain, your wedding day can still be an adventure like no other. There is much to be said about rolling with the punches, so to speak. Will everything go according to plan on your wedding day? Certainly...

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Expressing Gratitude To Those In Your Wedding by Beth Webber

It may seem a bit odd but I think the thing that has made the biggest difference to me in wedding planning is gratitude. It has kept me on the side of positivity, flexibility, and maintaining relationships. I remember reading research about the benefits of gratitude in college and have...

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Reflection: Nearing The BIG Day by Amber Normand

As I sit here and type this blog post, I reflect on the past fifteen months of mine and my fiancés engagement. It seems like only yesterday that we were got engaged in a quaint French restaurant in a nearby downtown city. We were so excited to set our wedding...

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More Than a Prerequisite by Nia McLean

As I wrote in my previous post, I find the processing of planning for my wedding to be extremely stressful (since that post, Sean and I found a coordinator to help). I’m not being dramatic when I say that it has contributed to a spike in my blood pressure. There...

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Delicious Goodness of Wedding Cake and Food by Beth Webber

Matt and I decided that our favorite part of this whole wedding planning thing is the wedding food! We made the choice together early on that music, décor, and flowers were things we wanted but weren’t terribly enthusiastic about. Food and drinks were high on the priority list for us...

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Finding My Dream Dress by Amber Normand

When I was a little girl, I’d imagined myself in a poofy Cinderella dress when I one day married. I wanted to feel like a princess. As I got older, that image completely changed and was not at all what I’d wanted as a little girl. I no longer wanted...

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On Trust and Worry by Carina Mead

As I approach my wedding day, I find myself with far too many things to do and not enough time to do them. Curiously, I find myself simultaneously surrounded by comments of “You’re so calm. How are you not freaking out right now? When do you think the stress is...

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Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue by Beth Webber

It was very hard to figure out what to do first when Matt and I got engaged (after telling our families, of course). The budget, venue, date, and number of people all seemed to depend heavily on one another. We had no idea where to begin, so our first step...

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Choosing Our Wedding Flowers by Amber Normand

When I started thinking about which wedding flowers my fiancé and I would have for our wedding, the first flower that popped into my head were hydrangeas. I scanned Pinterest, of course, and came across beautiful hydrangea wedding bouquets that made me drool. Even though we are having a fall...

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And So It Begins (The Search for the Dress) by Nia McLean

“You’re going to cry.” That was Jamelle’s prediction about how I would react to trying on wedding dresses for the first time. Jamelle and I have been friends since 8th grade, so she is well aware how sentimental and emotional I can get. Hearing her words in my head, I...

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Finding The Perfect Wedding Dress by Carina Mead

I have never been one to follow the status quo. I have chosen what one could deem an “alternative route” in my education, my career, and virtually every other aspect of my life. Wedding planning has been no different. Long before I ever began planning my wedding, I rejected the...

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Making Our Own Wedding Flowers by Beth Webber

Matt and I have decided to make our own flowers for our wedding. (Yes, he is helping.) There were quite a few reasons we made this choice. First, I love all things books and wanted something bookish in our wedding. Second, we love making stuff! Third, we are on a...

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Wedding Reception Centerpieces and Décor by Amber Normand

Whoever invented Pinterest is a genius!  Seriously, I have never come across a “pin” that I didn’t like. I have stayed on Pinterest for hours looking through pins of weddings, to gather some ideas. It can get overwhelming when there are so many ideas! Table Centerpieces About a week after...

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How I Met My Future Husband by Nia McLean

My fiancée, Sean and I met online in January 2011. I had been skeptical about online dating, but became curious about it after two of my friends met their current spouses on a popular site. Initially, it was rough. I received a number of salacious inbox messages from strangers who...