Wedding Planning

When I became engaged and started the process of wedding planning I had to define what was most important to me and where I wanted to spend my money. If you’ve looked on pinterest at all you will see so many ideas-most of them are elaborate, beautiful and most likely cost a lot of money. To me flowers can make or break the style, feeling, and design of an event. I was looking at ideas like these from pinterest:

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I loved the simplicity and glam of the gold painted wine bottles and the elegance of the flowers on the pergola. My sister and I deemed by wedding style as boho glam which I think is perfectly described in those two photos. I wanted to make it my own though and fall in theme with my color scheme which if you saw the wedding post you know that it was all neutrals with pops of mint green (my absolute fave color).

A good chunk of my wedding budget went towards flowers, photography and cinematography. I am so so happy how all of these turned out. The photographers (there were three of them I definitely recommend having at least two) captured our day, our emotions, and the elegance of it all perfectly. The flowers, in my opinion, made the venue and event as they add so much on their own. And lastly the cinematographers (there were two) put together a beautiful teaser film, its amazing how much you forgot or didn’t notice the day of only 3 months later. The full length video isn’t finished yet but I will update when I can!

This is how our pergola turned out which was one thing I wanted soooo badly and was probably my favorite part of the design:

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Another place we used a lot of flower petals that made a huge difference were down the aisle:

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And lastly…I got my gold wine bottles that I wanted oh so bad

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To see more details of my wedding see part 2 of this post

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Design on a Newlywed Dime

To design a home on a newlywed dime isn’t always the easiest peasiest (is that a word?) thing to do but no matter how hard you bet I will try! I have painted most of the rooms in our house including the awful oak trim which is now a pretty white. We have bought new new furniture, new to us furniture and repainted some existing furniture that we had.

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The new pieces we bought are this Jonathan Louis Mystere couch in a beautiful white upholstery with awesome silver nailheads, the headboard is in linen talc with brass nailheads from Joss and Main but they also sell it on Wayfair that works fabulousy in our “glam” bedroom, and lastly are these gray linen barstools that also have silver nailheads on them that tie that couch together as our kitchen flows into the living room.

My sister and I are maxxinistas to the maxx so most of my new pieces were from TJ Maxx at GREAT prices, not to mention they have the high end look with out the high price. My sister is a professional interior designer so she gets a lot of the credit but we have learned and constantly are telling people that it is easy to accomplish most of your design wants on a budget that doesn’t look like it’s on a budget. Find your inspiration, shop around at places like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Joss and Main, consignment stores, and know you’re going to put a lot of time and effort into it but at the end it will be well worth it!

The rooms that we have done work on are:

Kitchen

Living room upstairs

Living room downstairs

Master bedroom

Master bath

Guest bath

Craft room

Things we still want to accomplish:

Re-do kitchen cabinets

Finish painting oak trim white

Paint guest room

Anddddd to the hubs surprise probably more I just haven’t thought of it yet 🙂 Check back to see how my progress is going and pictures of what we’ve already completed.

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Target Giftcard Giveaway…

Did I say TARGET? Yes I did….

I love love love Target, it wouldn’t even be too far off to say I’m obsessed. I would go there on the daily if my schedule allowed, but for now it’s at least 1-2 times a week! If you head on over to BlogHer Big Red Clifford blog giveaway you too can enter to win this amazing giftcard! She also has great tips on how to save big at Target like using Cartwheel-my all time fave app. Super simple to enter just leave a comment on her blog in response to the giveaway, tweet about it, or write a blog post!

May the odds be ever in your favor target lovers…

Disclosure: In response for this blog post I am receiving a sweepstakes entry…do the same if you want more chances to win!

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The day I met the Mr…

If you knew me you would know that I am a T-Swizzle lover….even if she doesn’t do the headbanging real well and can’t dance to rap music to save her life. Any who back to the story…she’s the sole reason we met…because she decided to open her concert tour in Omaha and not tour in Wichita that year….well that’s not quite the whole story.

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My freshman year of college I decided to buy my sister and I tickets to see Taylor Swift in Omaha for her birthday…why Omaha? Isaac’s aunt (who happened to be my younglife leader and whom I babysat for) had family there and her daughter wanted to go so we decided to make a girl’s trip of it and all go! A couple months prior his aunt started joking that I should meet her nephew (who happened to be graduating high school that same weekend of the Tswift concert) she totally meant it as a joke and never could have imagined where God would take it from there and use her as a huge tool to bring us together! He then not long after facebooked me and we talked for a while casually then proceeded to ask for my number and if you know Isaac at all this is not his personality to do so and then I gave it willingly! Over the next couple months we text each other on and off like we were old friends then on May 27th we went to pick up his sister to go to the Taylor Swift and we met each other for the first time….in a bro tee. The next night we went on our first date…which was super awkward but then got better as the night went on. Upon leaving Omaha I knew he was the one but had no idea how it was going to work he was planning on going to University of Nebraska at Lincoln and I would be going to Wichita State. Over the next few months God worked in big ways and he changed his plan to go to UNL and was going to go to WSU which his parents were supportive of as well and we officially started dating.

Since then we have only grown closer to each other and learned continually about each other. We thank God constantly for bringing us together and are still amazed by how it happened all the time as a little over two years ago we had no idea the other even existed nonetheless that we would be getting engaged and married at 21!

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