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We’ve Moved! June 27, 2009

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Enter This Contest! June 26, 2009

Filed under: DIY,Uncategorized,wedding — Julie @ 3:55 pm
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Here’s a fun little contest for all you budget-minded brides. Just enter your best money-saving wedding tip to enter!

Go here:

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Our fabulous wedding dessert plans…and it isn’t a cake! June 25, 2009

Filed under: Details,Food — Julie @ 3:19 pm
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Dan and I decided to honor our time in Madison by replacing the traditional wedding cake with a dessert from our favorite local restaurant.  We are hoping to have (* drumroll, please*)……

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Eggrolls from the fabulous Bluephies!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Eggrolls from the fabulous Bluephies!

Trust me, they are absolutely amazing.

Now, I just need to get our caterer to approve us using them instead of a cake.  Both the caterer and Bluephies are owned by the same company, so hopefully that will help….



HELP! June 20, 2009

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I’m trying to make it so that readers can subscribe to my blog, but this error message keeps appearing: “an error has occurred. the feed is probably down. please try again later” It has been like this for a week, so if you know how to fix it, please let me know!


Bicycle Invitations June 12, 2009

Filed under: Details,Invites,Uncategorized — Julie @ 5:58 pm
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Since we’re likely biking through Italy for our honeymoon, it seems only appropriate that we incorporate something bike-related into our wedding, as I’ve mentioned before.  Here are some potential invitations…

Option 1, from onereverie at etsy
Option 1, from onereverie at etsy

onereverie at etsy

Option 2 from evapaul at etsy
Option 2 from evapaul at etsy

evapaul at etsy

Option 3 from cheerupcherup at etsy
Option 3 from cheerupcherup at etsy

cheerupcherup at etsy

The invitations from ellothere that I thought were adorable no longer seem to be available, unfortunately.

So, which of these do you think is best?


For the Guys…

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I’m really liking the idea of tan suits for the wedding.  Black/navy/grey seems too formal for the wedding “feel” we’re going for.  I love Budget Savvy Bride’s groomsmen pictures, with their different colored, but still coordinated, tan suits.

I’m also toying with the idea of Dan wearing a tan suit, while the guys wear khaki pants and coordinated cobalt blue shirts with yellow ties, but Dan likes the idea of them all wearing suits.  Opinions?


I Bought a Wedding Dress!

I made a final dress decision.  And it isn’t any of the ones I posted on here from the first shopping trip.  It is sooooo much better than any of those.  They were pretty dresses, but the one I picked is gorgeous and totally me.

Since Dan sees this blog occasionally, I’m not going to tell you what it looks like.  But it is ivory with a sweetheart neckline, and knee length.  Yes, knee length.  I went back to my original vision and got a short dress.  It is gorgeous and I love it and I can’t wait to wear it!

I will, however, show you the first bridesmaid dress we picked out.  We decided to go with blue bridesmaid dresses from Priscilla of Boston, since we have a discount now that I bought my gown there.

The bridesmaids will be choosing their own blue dress, as long as the different shades of blue look good together.  Here’s what bridesmaid KB chose for her dress:

Vineyard Style 1415

Vineyard Style 1415

She’ll be wearing this dress in “Deep Sapphire.”  To the rest of my bridesmaids, KB has “claimed this dress!”  🙂