If you’re preparing to get married, chances are you’re going to be writing quite a few thank you notes in the near future. Today, we’re going to discuss how to write a sincere, gracious thank you that will leave both you and the recipient feeling warm and fuzzy inside!
Hello belles and beaus! This is a special post in honor of Cristina over at Grace Like Rain, who nominated me for the Liebster Award. Y’all may remember Cristina…her stunning bridal portraits were recently featured on the blog! Apparently, the Liebster Award began in the blogosphere sometime around 2010 and is a way for bloggers to share other’s blogs so that ultimately, everyone is discovering new blogs and sharing the love. Well, you know how I feel about love…I’m all in!
Oh, y’all. This batch of links I’m loving lately is absolutely top notch. Without further ado:
1. Barbie and Ken’s wedding, complete with getting ready photos, a first look, and more.
Belles and beaus, I am going to share a little secret with you today about what I did to get in shape for my own wedding….Bride Arms!
Continuing on with our Signature Cocktail series, I have a truly Southern drink for you today: Mason-Dixons. Here in the Carolinas, we take true pride in living below the Mason-Dixon line…am I right y’all? Everything good in life comes from below this proverbial line….pecan pie, big hair, blessed hearts, sweet tea… Which brings us back to this lovely drink, which would be especially refreshing on a hot day:
Ladies…how many of you have dreamed about your wedding dress for years, but have never given a thought to what you’ll put on for your rehearsal dinner? Well, you’re in good company…it didn’t occur to me to consider my rehearsal dinner dress until this summer, just a month or so before my wedding! Many brides these days are opting to wear white or ivory for their rehearsal dinner, just in case anyone should forget who the bride is (ha!). I’ve gathered some lovely LWD (little white dress) inspiration for those of you wanting to get on board with this trend (or for brides wanting to go short on their big day!). Behold:
1. Nicolette by Ruche, $68.99
Y’all, do you know about Loverly? It’s sort of like Pinterest, except exclusively for weddings. I sometimes get in a groove where I really like it, then other times not so much. They have lots of beautiful things to add to your various “bundles”, but not quite as much selection as there is on Pinterest (and you can’t upload your own photos as far as I know). My other complaint about it at first was that it mostly just featured upscale, very expensive-looking weddings, but lately it seems like they’ve started to diversify more. But, what I’ve really started to ADORE lately about Loverly are their articles. They have been killing it!! If you read the blog often, you have probably already noticed some Loverly articles linked in my Internet roundup posts. Here is a little sampling of my favorite Loverly posts lately:
Hello belles and beaus! It has been a few days (okay, maybe a week or two) since my last post….last-minute wedding planning is in full swing here. Today I am delivering some inspiration featuring one of the latest trends in wedding gowns: spaghetti straps! I love this delicate detail…so feminine. It shows off the same amount of skin as a strapless dress, but gives a greater sense of security. There’s something almost ballerina-esque about it. Here are some of my favorite spaghetti strap gowns at the moment:
Tara Keely – Style TK2411
Save the date, belles and beaus! The famous Southern Bridal Show and Expo is returning to Raleigh, NC, on August 9-10, 2014. The Show is held at the Jim Graham Building at the NC State Fairgrounds from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. Over 150 Triangle-area wedding vendors will be there to talk to you about their services and show you their work. Cake samples are guaranteed to be in abundance! This is a great opportunity to learn about vendors in the area and knock out a good chunk of wedding planning. Oh, and many of the vendors hold drawings where they give away freebies…you could score a discount on your reception venue, or even a free photography package!