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If your vibe is industrial chic, durable cinder blocks make for a standout décor piece that’s easy to adorn and even easier to implement within a space! Even if your overall aesthetic isn’t modern, you can mix and match cinder blocks within your wedding décor to tone down rustic and whimsical vibes for a more eclectic & designer look. Check out some of our favorite uses of cinder blocks below!

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When it comes to guest favors, I’ve seen it all – Hershey kisses, mini champagne bottles, boxed donuts, key chains, popcorn, jam, koozies, coasters, and mason jars – all with the couple’s names and their wedding date on them somewhere. I have nothing against tangible party favors, but sometimes they can be easily forgotten if there isn’t a personal touch. I love the idea of gifting something every person will actually use or benefit from – with a tag denoting the guests’ names, tied on it with silk ribbon. We toyed with the idea of olive oil jars or homemade salsa, but at the end of the day – we decided the hundreds we’d spend on these favors would be far more beneficial if donated in the name of our wedding to our favorite charity! We’re making small postcards for each place setting stating that in lieu of favors, we’ve made a donation to the American Cancer Society in honor of our lost loved ones. We think it’s a great way to spread the love to an organization that can help save lives!

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Sara + Kurt’s boho rustic wedding was a labor of DIY love! With whimsical details, this couple sourced all of the help they could get from their friends, family and participating vendors. That help paid off, and their wedding was an amazing celebration that they loved every minute of. Finding a non-traditional outdoor venue with a tree-lined aisle in Lincoln was the most important part of their planning, and they found just that. Showing off Nebraska to their friends and family who ventured in from California was something the couple truly enjoyed. We cannot get enough of their wedding day, captured so wonderfully by The Mullers.

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FROM THE BRIDE: Our wedding day was perfect. Leading up to our big day, we were worried it would be ridiculously hot (it was!) and that it would rain (it did!), but it all came together better than we imagined. I describe the day as a beautiful, magical blur with the best people I know. It was such an amazing day and I loved every minute of it! If I had to choose just one favorite memory it would be finally letting loose and dancing at the reception with my new husband, best friends and family. I loved that the whole planning experience brought me closer to all of my favorite people. My advice for couples planning their upcoming wedding would be to really live in the moment and let it soak in that you’re getting MARRIED! I know it can be difficult with all of the planning and the details, but it really was one of the best times of our lives.

LOCAL VENDORS

Photographers: The Mullers // Hair: Stacy Shuman for SISU Hairdressing // Makeup: Elizabeth Peck for SISU Hairdressing // Bridal Gown: Blush Bridal Boutique // Menswear: Express + JCPenney // Floral Design + Décor: Found & Flora // Officiant/Celebrant: Judge John R. Hoffert // Rentals: Nostalgia Rentals // Cake: Butterfly Bakery // Lighting + Ceremony Music + Reception Music: A Sound Impression // Photo Booth: MemoryBox Photo Booth // Guest Favors: Colby Ridge Popcorn & Gifts + Menards // Guest Accommodations: Courtyard Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket + Hyatt Place Lincoln/Downtown – Haymarket // Venue + Catering: Country Pines

Who needs a regular old balloon when you can dress it up with elegant tulle? This look is highly chic and elevates the style of any standard balloon in such a simple and creative way! Whether you wrap these balloons for any of your pre-wedding festivities – such as your bridal shower or bachelorette party – or go to town on your wedding day itself, we are loving the mood it creates. Check out some of our favorite inspiration below!

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donutcakes REV

Donut just stand there with a glazed expression – this dessert inspiration should have you running out to the nearest bakery for a sweet treat! If you’re not much of a cake connoisseur, you might consider a donut cake instead. These beautiful stacks of delicious desserts are perfect for a more relaxed option or serve them up as a late-night snack once the cake’s all gone! Either way, your guests will be high-fiving you, donut in mouth.

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