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Real Wedding Wednesday ~ Warm Hawaiian Beaches, Orange Lilies and a Stunning Couple!

We all need a little romance in our lives, right? Right! Especially when it comes to a proposal! I mean, at the very least it’s got to start with the proposal!! And, if you’re anything like me, then a great proposal story always gets your heart swelling! My eyes swell with tears, I get goose bumps… Yeah, I’m definitely one of those girls! Anyway, take Nick for instance… Nick proposed to Wendy on a gondola in Coronado Cays and then took her to dinner at the Loew’s Resort to celebrate! Pretty fucking cool! But, the best part? Nick didn’t hear Wendy when she said “yes”, so she had to raise her voice and practically yelled “yes” to Nick’s proposal! LOVE IT! 

Bridey, wanna know a super cool thing that Wendy did for Nick? She had suspected that an engagement was imminent so she had an engagement present for him ready just in case! Could ya’ bust? How awesome is that!!?? Even cooler? Check this out! Wendy got Nick something he’d been talking about his entire life! A one day pass to a race car driving school at Skip Barber. FAB U LOUS! And I know because my husband did this for me about four years ago! 

Anyway, enjoy all of the lovely little details of this Hawaiian wedding. It’s super colorful and delicious!

Simply stunning.So sweet...I love how colorful the bridesmaids and groomsmen are! I love that Wendy chose two different colors to work with!When I saw this pic, my eyes started welling. Can you feel it?

Grooms and Your Bottom... Line

Does this sound familiar to you? You have all of the details planned, you are about to sign on the dotted line for 10K worth of absolutely stunning linen, chiavari chairs and stemware when out of nowhere, the groom swoops in and squashes your dream with his mighty checkbook (duh, I know nobody actually writes checks anymore, but it sounded better, okay?).

I know the feeling… You see as a planner, I see this ALL the time! And no matter how many times I tell you ladies to enlighten your grooms about the REAL budget, somehow you fuck it up. So, we go on several appointments, and the bride says, “Yeah, yeah… this is amazing. Let’s move forward with our design”.  And right as we get to the “alter”, the dream fizzles because the groom looks at the price tag and says, “No fucking way am I spending 10K tablecloths”!