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{Featured} : Keri’s Wedding is on Wedding Chicks!

By Keri

Good morning and happy election day! Who is getting out there to vote today? In other news I am happy to finally be able to share with you photos from our July wedding! Wedding Chicks is featuring it today so stop by and check it out. And if you see any items or details you like, make sure you stop by our etsy shop as most of it is for sale. Enjoy and please let me know what you think!

{Keri’s Wedding} : DIY Invitation Suite

By Keri

I crossed another big item off of my never ending to-do list: Send Invitations. In honor of the occasion, I thought I would share my little project with you this week. A few weeks ago I blogged about my invitation inspiration here and here. Finally, I chose one inspiration and decided to emulate it.

*Invitation inspiration from etsy.

I ordered the actual invitations on wedding paper divas – and got 30% off. I decided to swap out the plain, white envelopes for pink & grey ones, and I ordered grey & white baker’s twine. I designed a monogram on picnic (RIP picnic), and I was ready to go.

I enlisted the help of bridesmaid and BFF, Carly.

diy invitation, romantic wedding invitations

I’m happy with the result! They give off the vibe we are hoping to achieve and I was able to make them for a great price.

*Tell me about your wedding invitations or invitation inspiration.

{Keri’s Wedding} : The Venue

By Keri

For the past few weeks I have been blogging about my romantic, garden inspired wedding. We’ve talked inspiration, color palette, and accessories. Such a huge part of my inspiration is our beautiful venue. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, our ceremony will take place in a church. After the ceremony and some photos (we are opting not to do a first look, but more on that in another post) we will continue to The Madison Hotel for cocktails and the reception.

The Madison Hotel

This beautiful hotel offered everything we wanted for our garden party affair. It is old and stately, and has a fantastic reputation, but the best part of this venue is that we don’t have to celebrate in a stuffy ballroom with no windows.

Our reception will take place in the oh-so-gorgeous conservatory.

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Less than 3 months until I get to see my dream wedding come to life!

*Tell me about your hunt for the perfect venue!

{Keri’s Wedding} : Dress Inspiration

By Keri

I haven’t spoke much about my wedding dress, which I bought last summer, from a little New Jersey shop.  And while I can’t share too much on the blog, I thought I would share some inspiration I gathered during my search for the perfect gown.

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I promise to share more details after the wedding!

*How/where did you find your wedding gown? Was it what you expected you would get married in?

{Keri’s Wedding} : 3 Month Bridal Beauty Regimen

By Keri

This week marks the 3 month mark until our big day. 3 months is significant for many reasons. Most of the big things are booked or handled, so now it is time to focus on the details. While it is still too far out to worry about some things {like seating charts and escort cards} it is the perfect time to start thinking about bridal beauty.

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I read here, that it is important to start a facial regimen 3 months before the big day, and to get one facial each month before the wedding. This week, I went for my first, wedding facial.

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In addition to skincare, here are some other things I am starting to think about in terms of bridal beauty.

*Diet: Not necessarily dieting to lose weight, more like choosing proper foods- nothing too greasy or fatty.
*Exercise: In addition to blogging about weddings, I am also a runner and personal trainer. It is definitely time to start thinking about how I am going to tone up for the big day. Stay tuned for some exciting news on this one! I will be taking you all along on my bridal bootcamp adventures!
*Hair Care: I have stepped up the quality of my usual shampoo and conditioner and have added Moroccan oil to my daily routine. Hopefully this will leave my hair looking healthy and shiny.

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*Leave me your best bridal beauty tip!