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{calorie-free indulgences via design sponge}


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November 25, 2010 · 2:32 am


{via green wedding shoes}

this here’s a blog for all the fellas.

i’d like to take a little time to shout out to all of our guy friends who have been following this little blog of mine religiously since day one. unfortunately, i’m not fully confident that their intentions were genuine, as they mostly use the material they read to harass steve. (apparently there was one particularly lengthy email chain after my post about votive candles.) but i love and appreciate the support all the same and cannot WAIT to rock the dance floor with them all on saturday.

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{first look via green wedding shoes}

my dress is done! mama audete outdid herself and it looks incredible. my ensemble actually has a little something in common with the bride above. guesses?

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{hand hearts via spokane bride}

one! week!


i spent the morning of day eight with the wp’s and left our meeting feeling totally organized and like we are in the best possible shape for next saturday. i also chatted with the incredible holly who gave me the very best quote of the day:

she said to me, “miracles are happening.”

that is complete music to a bride’s ears and i instantly got 100 times more excited about our incredible florals (if that was even possible). to celebrate how confident i am with the vision and the capability of our incredible dream team to execute it, i ceremoniously took one last jaunt around the wedding blogs and (gasp!) unsubscribed to about 90% of them – i couldn’t let them all go. my google reader has shrunk significantly but, to be honest, i’m kind of sick of looking at other people’s weddings and reading to experience my OWN.

so a very happy weekend, all!! we are so excited to see and celebrate with you this time next week.


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{main squeeze via the bride’s cafe}

thanksgiving is a week from yesterday (eek!) and a week from today is the day before it all goes down!

steve and i are getting more excited and less stressed with each day that passes and day nine was a particularly great one with all of my american university career center coworkers tossing us one heck of an office wedding shower. they have all been dying to meet steve (i’ve managed to work there for over three years and keep him completely hidden!) and thus truly outdid themselves. we had such a fun time!

our weekend is going to be chock full of more errands and wedding to-do’s than i was hoping for commencing with a mid-morning meeting with the wp’s today – my very last one (crazy!). i am still vowing to be free of planning by tomorrow at midnight. think i can do it??

hope you all have a wonderful weekend — the countdown continues!

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{love letters via style me pretty}

the 10 day countdown is on! i’m happy to report that our to-do list is shrinking rapidly and we are hopeful that by this weekend planning will be (ahem) DONE.

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don’t quit

{victory via jill devries photography}

it’s been a rough week guys and dolls. my school, work, and wedding lives all imploded and while i have fully regained control, ’twas no piece of cake! one of my most favorite non-wedding blogs posted this amazing anonymous poem today. it couldn’t have been more timely and i have thus pirated it for my own inspiration and you, my tireless supporters:

when things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
when the funds are low and the debts are high,
and you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
when care is pressing you down a bit
rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

success is failure turned inside out
the silver tint of the clouds of doubt
and you never can tell how close you are,
it may be near when it seems so far;
so stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
it’s when things seem worst that you must not quit!

onward to 11-27 : )


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