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Congratulations to our stunning Nebraska brides this weekend, especially our bride blogger Nicole! We will be thinking of you this Saturday!

In case you missed any, here are our posts from this week:

pink ombre inspiration board

a light and bright wedding palette

megan and eric tied the knot

may flowers were in full bloom

we were dreaming deep of lilacs

bride blogger nicole’s final post

our bride blogger megan picks men’s attire and rentals

a backyard wedding inspiration board

bride blogger blair shares her ideas on her bridal party attire


I try to do two wedding-related tasks per week. And I try to make one of those things an “absolutely have to do” and the other something that’s more fun. For instance, this week I am working on selecting groom/groomsmen attire. I think you can guess that has been the not-so-fun thing. I already know we won’t be doing the traditional tux, as I would like something a bit more casual and comfortable. (And when I say I would like, I mean that they would like too!). The bridesmaids will be wearing a Bill Levkoff dresses similar to below but in chocolate brown, and since that is a difficult color to match exactly, I want to go with mocha or tan as the suit color. I would love something similar to the male model below.

For the ties, I’m considering having everyone in a paisley design of some sort so we can incorporate our other wedding color—mustard yellow. But I’ve also seen in the pages of NWD and elsewhere the look of each groomsman wearing a tie in a different shade of the same color family. I can’t decide if that’s “cool” or just me trying to be different for the sake of being different? I also don’t know if there are even that many shades of brown to go around!

 In general, my only hesitation in doing something more trendy than traditional is that I can’t necessarily see the ring bearers pulling off this type of look. We’ll have three little guys—two of which are 2 years old and the other is 5. I’ll have to keep thinking about what to have them wear. And yet another thing to think about is asking the guys to rent or to buy the suit. It seems like there are just so many tux shops in Omaha running great deals right now!  You can see why I need something fun to do after all of this.

  • Angie - If you are wanting something non traditional for the groomsmen but are worried about the ring boys, have them dress down as well and do khakis and dress shirts with little ties that match your colors. Just a thought.ReplyCancel

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Mason jars can bring a gorgeous glow and ambiance to any space. Try lining the tables with them or scatter them around simple floral arrangements. Wheat can be an easy and inexpensive arrangement and brings texture and contrast to a reception table or ceremony. We are swooning over this rustic and inviting look!

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We have had a busy few weeks arranging some details we have put off this spring. Last week we went to Elite Event Rentals to pick out our linens, napkins and chargers. I wanted to bring some color and shimmer to our reception tables and with the help from Hilary at Elite, I decided upon a champagne moire linen(it has the perfect amount of shimmer) and a peach napkin. I went in today to see my choices displayed, and the peach turned out to be more orange than I had envisioned. So, I decided on a tan napkin in it’s place. We also let go of the gold chargers I picked out because they would crowd the table. I found this image below from stylemepretty of how we will arrange the place settings.

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My mom and I have collected all of the candlesticks that we plan to paint all one color. We can’t decide, should we paint them brown, white or a pale mint? I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! I will also have pale pink, white and soft green flowers on each table.

Tyler and I went to Men’s Warehouse on Tuesday to pick out the men’s attire. He originally wanted to wear a white vest and tie to set himself apart from the rest of the groomsmen but the store made an excellent point: If my dress wasn’t a true white, his vest and tie may make my dress look more ivory or yellow. After we heard that, Tyler decided the entire party will wear this tux, and he will have a white hankerchief and the rest of the groomsmen will have a pale pink. We also bought pink ties for the ushers, who will wear black suit jackets and a white shirt.


I love what he picked out and I think he’ll look so handsome! Only 3 more months until the big day…I can’t wait!

Well, this is it!  Saturday is the big day and I could not be more excited!  

 I really have been planning my wedding since I was about 9 years old.  I have always been fascinated with weddings and all that goes into them.  There are so many fun, interesting things you can do to really make your wedding day “you”.  I wanted my wedding to be simple and elegant, but fun at the same time, and I think we will accomplish all three of those things.  

 Looking back at the planning process, I wouldn’t change anything!  I was lucky to have a longer engagement, even though at the time I thought we were waiting too long.  It actually helped a lot!  We were able to take our time and really think about how we wanted our wedding day to be.  We changed a couple of things along the way, and we didn’t have to be worried about time constraints at all!  It has been a pretty stress-free process!

 This week has been about the small details.  Getting mints and nuts for the cake table, getting a dish to serve the mints and nuts in, getting cake plates, napkins and forks, finalizing details with vendors, taking the cake topper to HyVee Bakery, and so on.  Many, many things to do, but I have lots of help which has made a huge difference!

 All in all, pretty much everything is done, and we are ready to get married!  

 Here are some tips to remember when planning a wedding.  Hopefully remembering these things will help your process be stress-free too!

  • Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Not everything is going to go perfectly smooth, there will be some bumps along the way.  Just remain calm and adjust!  
  • Don’t put too much pressure on Mom.  This is your day and even though your mom is a huge part of it, she doesn’t need to feel the weight of the load.  Include her in almost everything, just don’t require her to do too much.
  •  Include your future mother-in-law.  This will make her feel great and will allow you two to bond! 🙂
  •  Plan ahead as much as possible.  Don’t wait until the last minute to book a DJ or a reception location.  When you get engaged, jump on the planning and that will save you a lot of stress in the end.  Venue’s book up fast!
  • Don’t be a bridezilla!  Remember that you asked your bridesmaid’s to be a part of your special day because you love them and want them there with you on the biggest day of your life.  You did not ask them to be bridesmaids/slaves.  They will appreciate you understanding that they have other things going on in their lives besides your wedding!  
  • On the other hand, take help when it is offered, it will make your life easier.
  • Most important, don’t get wrapped up in the color of the napkins, or the shape of the cake, or the type of flowers used in the bouquets.  While those things are important, the most important thing is that you are combining your life with the life of the man you love.  You are going to spend the rest of your life with the love of your life, so enjoy the process and remember why you are planning!  🙂
  • HiLLjO - Congratulations Nicole! I hope you and your husband enjoy a great wedding and marriage! You better come back with pictures!!!ReplyCancel