Monthly Archives: January 2013

Wedding DIY: Handmade Newlywed at Home

Hello, hello!  If you were around last year, you likely got a glimpse of me riding the wedding planning roller coaster; I shared the ups and downs of crafting my special day monthly as Handmade Bride.  The day came and went and the fella and I are happy newlyweds.  I haven’t stopped making and doing
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Wedding Trends: 2013 Groom Trends

I’ve been trying to catch up and give thought to what will be trending for the fellas this year and, as it seems, not all too much is changing.  While the new year may not call for drastic differences in mens wedding attire or traditions, we will see more modern and masculine refinement in 2013.
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Planning: Rehearsal Dinner Questions Answered

A rehearsal dinner is usually a fun and low key get together held after the wedding rehearsal.  The wedding rehearsal is usually held the afternoon or evening before the wedding.  Here are some basic guidelines and some questions answered about this pre-wedding event. Who hosts the rehearsal dinner? Traditionally, the groom’s parents will host this
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Wedding Colors: Lakeside

Play it cool with this breezy cool color scheme of blue and green, perfect for a lakeside wedding. Pictured:    Textured Antique White Printing Paper  |  Juniper Shimmer Paper  |  Champagne Shimmer Paper (hello, envelope liners!)  |  Vintage, Sea Foam, and Mermaid Inks  |  Smoky Blue Satin Ribbon  |  Montana Crystal  |  CS8 Font Because colors
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Travels: Nashville, Tennessee

Inspired by the soul of Nashville, Tennessee, we put together this wedding day look with musical details and a gorgeous rock-n-roll edge. Awesome imagery: Cash wedding photo taken by Nashville wedding photographers Chris + Adrienne Scott  |  Wedding rings on keys  |  Jelly jars  |  Beaded garter belt  |  Black and white wedding gown

Bridal Advice: Ranking Your Priorities

Making a wedding budget can be a daunting task.  Every website and book dedicated to saving money on your wedding will tell you that you have to prioritize and spend more of your wedding budget on what matters most to you and your fiancée.  Sounds easy right?  But how exactly do you go about prioritizing
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Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 3

Carat – Refers to the weight of the stone. Most people confuse carat with the size of the stone, when it is actually a measure of the weight of the stone. True the bigger the weight usually the bigger the stone, but don’t be confused when you think of carats you need to think weight.
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Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 2

What to look for when shopping for a diamond: When shopping for a diamond, look for the Four C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat. Cut – Refers to the angles and proportions a skilled craftsman makes when transforming a rough diamond into a polished diamond. A well-cut diamond will reflect light internally from one mirror-like
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Mix it Up: Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Spicy Sour Cream Dipping Sauce Gather Supplies: (makes about three dozen appetizers) 1 pound small or medium red potatoes 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon olive oil Freshly ground pepper 12 ounces to 1 pound thick-cut bacon 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 1-3
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