Featured Wedding: Mr. & Mrs. Mallas

Sharing Amanda & Jay's beautiful New Year's Eve wedding in Charlotte, NC! Be sure to check out all the vendors listed at the bottom. This is my first picture filled blog post, so happy scrolling! Amanda, getting dolled up with her bridesmaids. Bride and Mother of the Bride sharing a moment. Getting into that gorgeous dress! All smiles!! The bride and her girls. Jay and the guys getting 'dolled up'! At Freedom Park for their first look. So much happiness! Best Man & the Groom. How precious is this flower girl!? She is so excited to be doing her job. What a sweet moment! Husband & Wife! The beautiful bridal party. The two mothers sharing a moment. Simple and sweet centerpieces. Clocks for tabl

DIY: Magnolia Wreaths

Incorporating wreaths into the decor of a wedding or party has become so popular. I did it myself for my wedding: Wreaths look great on outside gates and doors to greet your guests when they arrive for the ceremony. If your reception is taking place at a different location, ask your wedding planner to relocate them during the ceremony so you get double the use out of them! And the best part is, if you preserve them you can reuse them for years to come at your home. Now why not save a little money and make them yourself? I took a little time on Saturday to make a homemade magnolia leaf wreath with one of my girlfriends! These were so easy and only took a couple hours to put together. I'm shar

Inspiration: Valentine's Day!

Next week is Valentine's Day! Maybe you're celebrating this weekend by hosting a cute brunch with your girlfriends or waiting until next Tuesday to celebrate over dinner with your sweetie. Whether you couldn't care less about the holiday, or you love going all out, I'm sharing a few cute ideas that all of you could use! 1. The Flowers Now I LOVE getting flowers from my husband, but I can't stand the high prices now a days...especially around a holiday like Valentine's Day. So I usually just tell him not to worry about getting me any because of this and also because I prefer something different than just your standard roses. So this is where I tell you my flower secret. If you have a Trader J

Guest Welcome Bags

Your wedding weekend has finally arrived! Since you won't physically be there to greet your out of town guests when they arrive at their hotel, a goody bag is a great way to say "Welcome and thank you for being here!!". It's the first thing your guests see that weekend relating to your wedding, so the bags should be fun and represent you and your fiance! Packaging is everything! Here are four great options for Welcome Bags without breaking the bank: 1.Gold Foil Bags How cute are these? Simple, chic, and sturdy enough to hold all the goodies you put in! 2.Classic Brown Bag Ask your calligrapher or a friend to use their skills to write a pretty 'welcome' on the front of the bag. This is a grea

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