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How to Pick a Wedding Venue Picking a wedding venue can be the most exciting time and also one of the hardest decisions in a wedding. Maybe you feel like you have a general idea of what you want your day to be like, or maybe you know exactly, but you aren’t quite sure how […]

How to Pick a Wedding Venue

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Wedding photographers are typically one of the first vendors booked in the wedding planning process. We book up quickly, especially in this crazy season of COVID and reschedules. I’ve talked before about why I believe photographing your wedding is a big deal. I didn’t hire a photographer for my wedding and to this day I […]

Top Videographers in Iowa

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Cake is AMAZING, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it’s fun to go outside the box and do something that’s more you or different! Or maybe you just plain don’t like cake?! I’ve been to some weddings for couples who ditched the cake and had some alternative cake and dessert ideas for their wedding day. At […]

5 Wedding Day Cake and Dessert Alternatives

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When my husband, Daniel, and I got married I definitely used Pinterest for ideas. However, in 2014 I don’t think Pinterest was as full of unique and trendy ideas as it is now. Fast forward to now, being at weddings with my couples and talking wedding with my brides, I’ve seen some pretty amazing alternative […]

Alternative Guest Book Ideas

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So you’re here because COVID19 (Coronavirus) has ripped every form of comfort out from under you. Not only that, but you’re planning a wedding and as if planning isn’t stressful enough, now things are uncertain. Can I keep my wedding date? Will this end by the time my wedding rolls around? What are my options? […]

Coronavirus – To Reschedule Your Wedding or Not?

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You’re engaged!! YAS! CON-FREAKING-GRATS!! – but now what? After you’ve shared the news, celebrated, pinned/Pinterest-ed all the things (which, let’s be real you’ve probably been doing for years. I still do it and I’m MARRIED.) You’re probably wondering when do I book or plan certain things? Is it too soon to pick a cake, book […]

You’re Engaged Now What? (Wedding Planning Timeline)

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The thought of planning an outfit can seem stressful as heck. “What should I wear?” “What goes with what?” “Does this match enough or is it too matchy?” “Do I have to go buy a whole new outfit or do I have something that will work?” GURL (+ DUDE) I know, it can seem tough […]

What to Wear for Your Engagement Session

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Weddings can get hecka expensive, real fast. There are a bunch of ways to cut some of your wedding costs, without sacrificing your vision for your day. Let’s dig into the 6 ways to save money on your wedding day.   #1. WEDDING WEBSITE Instead of including all the extra prints and invites for rehearsal […]

6 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

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In most modern weddings, you’ll witness a unity ceremony. This symbolizes the joining of “two becoming one” or “two families becoming one”. This started with the unity candle. One partner taking a candle and together, lighting a new one. Unity Candle Here are some more fun ideas for your unity ceremony during your wedding! 2. […]

Unity Ceremony Ideas

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There is both something special about having a first look and having your partner see you walk down the aisle in your dress for the first time.  When I got married I always thought the first look down the aisle was the only way to go. Now looking back and knowing I had more options […]

First Look VS. First Look Down The Aisle

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