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Last night I had my first gown fitting at Ellynne Bridal and it went faster than I expected! Maybe I thought watching women with dramatic alterations on Say Yes To The Dress was the norm, but my fitting took less than 30 minutes and I left with just two “alterations.”(I guess I can say I am lucky!) I am having cups sewn in as well as a hem-bustle. The waist and the length were perfect. I loved having it on again and I really secretly wished the fitting took longer so I could stay in it! I will definitely miss taking  peeks at my gown while it is gone, but my next fitting is in the beginning of August(which will fly by!) I seriously cannot wait!

The other peice I am missing is my veil. I bought my dress because I love it, it fits perfectly and is extremely timeless, but I also bought it because of the vision Ellynne Bridal gave me when I tried it on. I had a hard time envisioning a veil on myself, and when I tried on a very simple one, it completely transformed my dress(and not the direction I was thinking) Lynne, the owner of Ellynne Bridal, then showed me what a simple veil would look like with Russian Tulle, and I fell in love. It was fun, flirty, a little country and exactly what I needed. I also plan to scrunch it and pin it to the side of my updo after the ceremony as a head piece, which makes me even more excited!

Here is an example of a Tessa Kim veil and is basically what it would look like. It will be pinned the other direction and it will also be longer. (This veil is 18″, mine will be 25″)



This gorgeous wedding(and gorgeous bride!) was shot by Corey Rourke Photography and we are loving the interesting details captured. Congratulations to Madison and Ryan on a beautiful wedding, it looks as if you had a blast! Check out the full details below.

Photography / Corey Rourke Rourke Photography, Ceremony / St. John’s,  Hair / Salon Utopia, Florist / Flowerworks, DJ / Complete Music, Reception / Grand Manse, Photos taken at Starlite Lounge.

I may be dragging my feet a little with the bigger wedding plans, such as selecting and booking vendors, but I have been keeping busy with working on some of the other details that will go into the big day.

 One of those details has been who to have walking me down the aisle.  Because my dad passed away almost 10 years ago, that has been one of the most common questions I’ve been asked (right behind “Have you set the date?”,  “What are your colors?”, and “Who is in your wedding party?”).  I’d decided to have both my step-dad and brother give me away, then recruited my niece to help me with creating cards for each of them, asking them to fill this very important role.  The two cards are a little different, but below is a picture (though it was hard to photograph!) of how my step-dad’s turned out.  We had a family bbq on Father’s Day and that was the perfect time to ask.

 I have another little top-secret project in the works for my bridesmaids.  I’ve spoken to each of them about being in the wedding, but because all of them live at least several hours away (if not several states away), I’ve been wanting to send something special to “officially” ask them.  So, here’s my question to you for the week – did you do something unique to ask your VIPs to be a part of your big day?  Or, have you yourself been asked by way of a special gesture?  I’d love to hear about your stories & ideas!

 185 days to go!


Whether it is a statement bridesmaid dress, a graphic cake or a bold pattern carried throughout your invitations, menu cards and programs, you will create a surprise wherever your guests eyes may wander. We love this burst of surprise(and that yellow stunner of a gown!)

Images from left to right, top to bottom: Floral Textile / Luli Sanchez, Dress / ASOS, Bouquet / Pinterest via Brides, Cake / Cake Central.