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Today we’re taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming (don’t worry, we’ll still share a Nebraska real wedding sometime this week) to talk a bit about something NWD is really excited to be involved in.

The Fantasy Wedding Show is coming up on April 3rd here in Lincoln and it’s going to be fabulous! It’s from noon to 4 PM at the Grand Manse, and if you haven’t already made plans to attend I highly recommend you do so! It’s only $5 at the door and a portion of those proceeds are going to The Friendship Home in Lincoln, which supports abused women and children as they struggle to break free from abusive relationships.

Also, there will be tons of great vendors, workshops and seminars from various wedding experts and the (Almost) Newlywed Game…which will also be used to raise money for the Friendship Home!

And FYI, I have it on good authority that they’re still looking for fun and quirky couples to participate in the (Almost) Newlywed Game; so if you’re interested, email Sara at for more info on how to join in the fun!

If you’re still looking for a photographer, today’s deal is for you! Purple Sky Productions is offering one lucky bride $250 off any wedding collection!

Ryan and Jaime are a husband and wife team. Together they offer a fresh style of wedding photography and have fun working with every couple. Check out some of their great work below!

Click HERE to register! (Must enter by Monday, March 14th to win.)

Invitations and a wedding logo are very important to me since they set the tone for the wedding. I spent hours on the internet looking at different designs and finally had a fantastic idea to ask my Aunt Susan for a little help! Susan lives in California and is extremely talented. She owns a company called ACME Digital Design and created the prettiest logo and invitation that I just adore. I bought the invitation paper and response cards at Michael’s and plan to get them printed locally. Not only did I save a lot of money but it was so special and FUN to have my Aunt help me create an aspect of my wedding day.

My mom found a place back home in Minnesota (though I am sure there are several places in Nebraska that offer this) that will create a rubber stamp of my logo. What do I plan to use it for? Guest bags, envelope seals, place card decor, and possibly an aisle runner. My favorite idea so far? To needlepoint it and frame it in our house! Since I have never attempted to needlepoint, I’ll definitely plan to take some excellent notes so you can try! I’ve also seen brides needlepoint table numbers for their reception. Adorable! Here is an example of needlepoint. Ignore the owls, but they are cute, right? 🙂