{weekend wrap up}

Even though we have endured some april showers, we are more than excited that spring is offically in bloom.

Congratulations to our Nebraska brides who will say, “I do” this weekend! The team at NWD wishes you a lifetime of happiness and love.

If you missed any, here are our posts from the week:

an energetic engagement shoot and video

a diy bridal shower goodie bag

our search for the next bride blogger

bride blogger megan’s diy wishing tree

a rustic reception done right

a real nebraska wedding to kickstart spring

bride blogger nicole’s bacherlorette party

a bright and sunny registry by anthropologie


{friday freebies} tiger rock academy

We have a fantastic friday freebie coming your way! Tiger Rock Academy is giving away one free week of kickboxing and a set of gloves to one of our NWD readers. There is no perfect time than now to jump start your wedding fitness routine! Tiger Rock Academy has 3 primary locations in Lincoln and 2 in Omaha.

Kisado Kickboxing classes combine 1) kickboxing, 2) cardio, 3) plyometrics,4) yoga core, 5) strength training. The end result is that your body sheds unwanted fat and tones muscle so that you end up looking your best and feeling your best for your special day and all year long. Many couples have trained at Tiger Rock Academy to get ready for their wedding, honeymoon or even anniversary. It’s a great, positive atmosphere where people of every fitness level can be challenged and achieve their personal best. From Olympic athletes to first timers to exercise, Kisado Kickboxing offers a FUN and POWERFUL workout to get the results you want. Long term, Tiger Rock provides programs that are sustainable and keep people coming back for more. No 6 or 10 week fad programs that have you lose a few pounds and put them back on! Healthy lifestyles and workouts must be built on the promise of sustainability and keeping people on track with their goals…and the highly skilled instructors at Tiger Rock make that happen. From body measurements to nutrition seminars to the kick butt classes themselves, they offer the real deal. Go find out why more couples and professionals are turning toTiger Rock Academy, not just for their wellness programs but for RESULTS!

Enter to win here! The winner will be contacted on Monday, April 18th!

{bride blogger nicole} bachelorette party

This past weekend Ryan had his bachelor party and I had my bachelorette party!  We both had so much fun!  

 The girls and I, along with my mom, Ryan’s mom, a few of my aunts and a few of Ryan’s aunts, went to James Arthur Vineyard for a wine tasting.  Our “party host” at the vineyard went over all the wines with us to let us know what was dry, what was sweet, and so on, and then we got to try 6 wines each.  I love James Arthur wines so much, it was hard for me to try new ones because I just wanted to drink my favorites, but I tried some new ones and found some new favorites!  I really liked Brianna and San Realto of the new ones that I tried.

 From the vineyard, some of us went to Omaha to the Doubletree hotel downtown.  We got checked into our rooms, had some snacks and drinks and just relaxed.  I then opened gifts and got some great items!  My maid-of-honor was so clever and on the invites for the party suggested the girls get me some beachwear since we will be going somewhere tropical for our honeymoon.  So, I did get some really pretty panties and lingerie, but then I also got some cute beach bags, swim suit cover ups, and other items!  

 Around 6:30 we left to go to dinner at Vivace in the Old Market, which was amazing!  There were about 25 of us at dinner so we had our own private room which was very nice!

 Then we hit the bars!  We had a blast dancing the night away!

 We have been very busy with shower’s and parties, and they are now over!  The bachelor and bachelorette parties were the last of the pre-wedding festivities, and now we will focus on the last minute details of the wedding!  I can’t believe it’s almost here!