Bride’s Bouquet

A result of my cake-making prowess, I originally had the idea to make all the bouquets out of sugar flowers. Then I realized how ridiculous that sounded because nobody would want to carry around a 15 pound bouquet of sugar all day.

My natural next thought was edible paper (for some apparent reason these bouquets really needed to be edible?). I vetoed that idea as well.

I’m thinking I’ll stick with the traditional non-edible flowers for the bouquets, but edible (or not – I can learn to not want everything edible) paper flowers for all other floral needs like table centerpieces and isle runners…but I could be talked out of that as well.

I’ve been told that Costco is the place to go for wedding flowers…


I don’t wear makeup on a normal day and I want to try and avoid looking like a stranger as I walk down the aisle. I’ll be going for that subtle natural beauty look. Are fake lashes practically a requirement in order not to look like a weirdo in all those photos? Let’s go a bit easy on that lipstick though…


Boho Hair

Aleisha from the Save the Date Wedding Podcast made it brutally evident to those of us who inherited thin, sleek hair that we only set ourselves up for failure when we hope to have a boho-type, stylishly messy braid of any kind. Regardless, I choose to live in ignorant bliss and hope for that exact hairstyle on my day.

If I can’t have my boho braid, I’ll go for the default beach-y waves, which my hair can’t hold either.

Since I’m debating ditching the veil, it would only seem appropriate to have a flower piece in there too…



My gut tells me that I want a white or ivory strapless, sweetheart neckline dress with a low back and lace details. Alternatively to the low back I would love lacy or embellished details on the back. The more lace the better. My gut wants a simple, romantic silhouette with a fitted top.

I say this is what my gut wants because more than anything, I want a dress that flatters my body type. Seeing as how my body is a wedding dress virgin, I could try on the most beautiful sweetheart strapless lace gown but end up looking like a sack of lumpy flour. I would have no idea of knowing.

Until I try on my very first wedding dress, I’ll continue with the illusion that I’ll look as good as these brides in this dress type.

Photography credit: Peaches and Mint via Magnolia Rouge

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Wedding Party Outfits

This is a perfect reflection of what I want for the wedding party palate (say that 7 times fast). Mint MOH dresses and blush bridesmaid dresses (a bit less orangey than the photo). Men can wear khaki or a shade of light grey/steel vests and pants. Best men wearing complimentary-colored ties with the MOH dresses and groomsmen with the bridesmaids. Maybe only the groom will wear a vest and the other boys can just wear suspenders with bow ties?

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If you just happened to find this site without knowing us, you must be sorely confused by what you see on the screen in front of you. After becoming engaged a few months ago and ignorantly plummeting into the world of wedding planning I quickly found the whole process overwhelming to say the least. This doesn’t come as a surprise to anybody who’s been here, done this.

I’m creating this blog as a sort of canvas for all my wedding idea vomit and with the hopes of preserving the small shred of sanity I was born with. The lovely ladies helping to plan my best. day. ever will also hopefully use this as a way of planning along with me and providing input. I’m fully prepared to hear “that’s the worst idea ever, you’re being ridiculous”. I’m not intending for anybody but my gaggle of 4 ladies to see this.

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