{bride blogger morgan} bridal shows

Jon and I attended our first Bridal Fair last weekend, and we learned a lot! At first, it seemed overwhelming talking to all of the different companies and looking at all of the different booths. We went in there with a plan to find a DJ and transportation, so after we got back on track with what we were looking for it went much smoother.

Jon and I definitely learned our lesson when it comes to booking services for the big day. Both the DJ we wanted before this weekend and the party buses around Lincoln are booked for August 6. We shouldn’t have waited so long, and know now that if you know what you want, don’t hesitate to get them booked!

At the Bridal Fair, we talked to a couple different DJs and got a few references from other booths of companies that did not attend the Bridal Fair. We also talked with Luxury Limousine. They were booked on our wedding date, but had a list going to sign up for a new bus they plan to purchase. We found some great DJs and are hoping that the party bus works out for us!

Bridal Fair Tip: Sign-up for any drawings that are offered for something you are interested in, even if you aren’t 100% positive you need/want it. If you win it and decide you don’t need it, you can always give it to another bride. There were so many drawings for things that I later realized could have been useful that I missed out on, and when I go to the next Bridal Fair, I won’t make the same mistake again.

Although Jon and I didn’t win any of the drawings, we received a lot of coupons that were being handed out, got some great ideas for flowers, centerpieces, and decorating, and got to meet with a lot of great businesses!

Until next time,

{real nebraska wedding} amy+kyle

I can’t get enough of this wedding! The bride is breathtaking, the dress is to die for, the details are all amazing, and let’s not forget the outstanding artist who captured it all…Khara Plianic with Kabloom Studios.

Dress(es): Ellynne Bridal
Reception: The Hilton, Omaha
Reception Lighting:  PSAV
Florist: Debbie Pitt, Flowers for Special Occasions
Band: The Rumbles
Cake: Cameo Designs by Donna

{things we love}

…this fantastic gallery of celebrity hair, perfect for wedding hair inspiration.

…a sparkly confection.

…firefly wedding invitations.

…this complete j.crew flower girl look.

…a winter wedding inspiration shoot.

…the bridal show booth Bellus Photo & Video (formerly Paddack Photography) put together last weekend.

…a honeymoon in a treehouse. Seriously.

…dreaming of a destination wedding in a WARM, beautiful location.

…speaking of destination weddings, how about this completely drool-worthy wedding in Florence, Italy? Here’s a little sneak peek to whet your appetite:

{friday freebies}

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