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Real Wedding Wednesday ~ When Runners Wed... On Your Marks, Get Set Go!

OMG! Just wait until you see Emily and John's send-off! Seriously! It's something that in all of my experience planning weddings I have never seen! Stumped? I'll give you a few hints. See those neon running shoes? Well, they're going to need them. And, it's something that I, nor my sig other, would ever do in a million years (well, not without making complete asses out of ourselves)! Figure it out yet? No? Well, don't worry! Scroll down to the very last pic, and you will see just how phenomenal Emily and John's send-off was!

Anyway, besides the fucking FAB send-off, the DIY deets and the sheer whimsical feel of pretty much every single detail of Emily and John's wedding day, you bridey, will fall in love with the whole package. As I was putting this post together, I found myself getting completely lost in the soft colors, the beautiful day and the nearly perfect execution. So, have at it! It's just so good!

Amazing dress, and fantastic beaded sash!It's just so lovely!Whimsy, right?I am OB SES SED with the B+G! Obsessed! I LOVE how they walked each other down the aisle!Perfect bubbles.Yeah... You know it looks good!! I'll have two, please!Super light and airy...GORGE cake! Totally amazing (and you know I love the "B"!!)!

Fantasy Friday ~ Not Your Average Engagement Shoot

Every now and again, I receive an engagement shoot or a wedding submission that so perfectly fits my mood, that I truly do feel like it's fate that it ended up in my pretty little hands. Enter Kacie and Shaun. Their engagement shoot is super unique and edgy, clearly encapsulating who they are, and I gotta say, it is exactly how I am feeling as of late. Plus, I am heading to Vegas in a few days, and let's just say that when I'm in Vegas, my edgy side definitely shows her face! And, I wanted to leave you brideys with a post that will stay with you while I am dabbling in debauchery at the Bellagio, and I feel strongly that this post will do the trick!

Really look at the opening pic... Got me thinking, and I felt like I needed to know more about Kacie and Shaun, so I had Kacie answer a few Qs for me! Pretty fucking fab!

BB: How did you two meet? I was best friends with Shaun's cousin, Candace, growing up and we used to say that we were cousins; now we almost are. It wasn't until Shaun and I were older, 5 years ago maybe (not sure), that we got to know each other. I was working at a local bar that he frequented often, very often, like his name was everyday guy, and the rest is history. I was even almost fired for dating him in the beginning, but that's another story.

BB: Kacie, have you ever shaved Shaun's head before? No, he doesn't let me! I offer all the time, something about him wanting to live is usually the response I get... He was scared, and still sleeps a bit uneasy.

BB: When and where is your wedding? Our wedding is Halloween! The ceremony is being held at the Newburgh Brewery & reception at F.E.A.S.T. at Round Hill in Washingtonville, NY.

BB: Who proposed and how? This is a complicated story, I'm not even sure if most of our friends and family knows the truth... Long story short... Shaun had an 'experience' while quite intoxicated one night, and woke up the next day a new man. I was terrified and had no idea what this new Shaun did with old Shaun. I went to work at Gleason's, a restaurant in Peekskill NY, an he showed up 15 minutes later just to tell me he loved me. Now, I'm really freaking out, I thought he was going to kill himself or something, this behavior was very unlike him. Later that night he showed up at my job again, sitting at the bar, holding my hand, crying, I knew something was up... He said I want to spend the rest of my life with you, will you spend the rest of your life with me, I said I'm In! And that was that. 

BB: How many tattoos do you have between you two? I have 3, but it's really over 30 hours. How many is a trick question. The Dragon piece on my back is now finished, what see you was just the start! Shaun has 8, but well over 60 hours!

BB: What's your favorite kind of beer? 
Shaun's is Guinness. I can't pick just one! But if I had to, La Roja from Jolly Pumpkin brewery.

BB: Are you going to have a signature drink at your wedding? Since we are doing a 1920's Speakeasy theme we're going to stick to the classics, a Bee's Knee's or a variation on a Manhattan.

I really love this shoot! Thank you for sharing with BB!!!

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Photographer: Lilypad Photo Studio

Fantasy Friday ~ A Gorgeous, Rustic, Boho Styled Wedding Shoot

Bridey, if you’re looking for inspiration, look no further! Seriously, there are oodles of inspiration in this rustic, boho shoot. OODLES! These pics are absolutely drool worthy, and every now and again, it’s nice for me to step down from the soapbox that is The Truth Hurts Tuesday, and even take a break from Real Wedding Wednesday and linger over the amazingly inspirational possibilities of a styled shoot brought to me by some seriously creative peeps in the industry.

If you’re looking for some simple, yet beautiful styling ideas for your wedding, just scroll down. Jacqueline Marie Studios incorporated rich florals, vintage props and even a pink signature drink with a kiwi garnish. Super awesome, right? I mean, kiwi is rather delicious and you never see it in a cocktail, let alone at a wedding! Perhaps you want to rock a stunning headpiece as you make your way down the aisle? Then replicate the handmade floral wreath below. Personally? I am dying over that dress! Lace is not usually my thing (and neither is a form fitting gown due to my voluptuous ass), but I find myself loving the lace, the shape and the cut. And, don’t even get me started on the cake!!! Hell yeah! Enjoy this one, bridey. I did!Um... A MAZ ING. I love everything about this pic. Her hair, the headpiece and her beautiful long neck.Hi kiwi. You look quite lovely in a pink cocktail. Would make for a great signature drink!Such a fantastic chandelier!