5 Thoughts Every Bride Has While Planning

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Congratulations on your engagement! Now, enjoy ruthless non-stop planning for the next year of your life. It’s a wonderful burden and I wish you all the best! Mwah!


I’m going to have the biggest, most extravagant wedding of the year!


Wow, why is everything SO expensive?

Who cares

Who cares what kind of napkin rings there are!?


I just hope I get a piece of cake…


This is going to be the best day of our lives. 🙂

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Wedding Wednesday – DIY Centerpieces

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Happy Wedding Wednesday! These centerpieces turned out super cute! This DIY can be used as inspiration for your own wedding or as a template. I will try to link all of the items I can find so you can order them for yourself! For my wedding I wanted glam with a hint of nature. I feel that these translated that feeling perfectly. I’m still so in love with these.

You Will Need :

  1. 12” Mirrors
  2. Glitter Table Runner
  3. Cylindrical vases in assorted heights
  4. Branches
  5. Floating Candles
  6. Tea Light Candles
  7. Hydrangeas
  8. Small Crystals
  9. Water

Luckily for me, a family member had recently gotten married and had many items on hand for me to borrow. This helped save me on cost TREMENDOUSLY. I can’t thank them enough!

Firstly, I took the one table runner I ordered and cut it into 14” x 14” squares. The table runner is 14” wide so to made it pretty easy to eyeball a square. Once I had the table runner cut, I put it down on the center of the table. Lay your 12” mirror on top and rotate it 90 degrees to form the star pattern I did. The cylindrical vases can be arranged on the mirror. In the two shorter vases, I stuffed with branches from a local park. The tallest vase will get a few hydrangea stems. (I chose hydrangeas because they give a very rich and full appearance without using too many branches.) Fill all the vases with water. The water will help disproportionate the branches and make them appear bulkier so adjust as needed. Go ahead and plop in a floating candle in your branch vases. Add some of your small tea candles sporadically on the mirror. If you feel like it needs a little more detail, sprinkle some larger crystals into the mix for the added glam factor.

I absolutely love how these turned out. They looked amazing and added just enough glam for my liking. I encourage all of you brides out there on a budget to try out this DIY.


*All pictures were taken by Capture Life Portraits. Stay tuned to see more!

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Wedding Wednesday – Piece of Cake!


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For those who don’t know, I got married this last weekend and that’s why I may have been a little absent this past week or so. I’m getting back into the swing of things and I thought there wouldn’t be anything better to kick it off again than a super sweet post. (See what I did there?)

One of the many highlights of the day for everyone, was the cake. I’ve never had so many people rave about something in my entire life! Of course the cake was amazing; but, I’m not a big cake person so the only bite I had was the obligatory husband shoving it in my face bite. I’m obviously in love with the look of the cake, as was everyone, but everyone said it tasted as good as it looked! I mean, you can’t really go wrong with almond flavored anything. Right?

I ordered the cake from a small bakery called The Sweetest Thing. She does amazing work and I’ve had many of her goodies before so I can attest to her delicious cookies and cupcakes. She hand painted this cake and attached edible gold leaf accents to match my inspiration picture exactly! We all know Pinterest is full of many wonderful ideas, a lot of which are far-fetched and often unattainable. She is a dream maker! I’m absolutely in love with how it turned out!

She does such fabulous work and is so easy going. I definitely recommend The Sweetest Thing to everyone! I know who will be doing all my baking from now on! Be sure to check out her Facebook page for some more work she has done. She has some really innovative ideas for Thanksgiving goodies she would love to make this season. Two thumbs up, I highly recommend her!

*All pictures were taken by Capture Life Portraits. Stay tuned to see more!