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Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's all about the money, HONEY!

Is it possible to get high from saving money?!

I grew up poor and started learning about saving money at a very young age.  I started working when I was 14 and now have the ability to make a buck stretch a mile!  I never thought I’d appreciate being broke as much as I do now that I own a business that specializes in saving money!

One thing that erks my nerves is the misconception that wedding planners are an added expense.  If you find a GOOD wedding planner (cough, cough – a BBE wedding planner) they should SAVE you money!  A lot of brides, in an attempt to save, will skip the wedding planner but end up spending double what they could have paid if they had only hired someone who knows all the shortcuts and all the savings in town. 

Here’s a perfect example.  We have a bride who LOVES the look of pipe & drape and the dramatic effect it creates.  To rent pipe & drape for her wedding, it would have cost her $3,000.  Um, no thank you.  But Jenny and I couldn’t rest until we figured out a way to give her exactly what she wanted.  We don’t like the idea of brides sacrificing their vision over money.  Therefore, we’ve spent our week hauling cement, figuring measurements and playing engineer.  Our bride is getting exactly what she wants for about $300.  Yep – that’s a $2,700 savings! 

Ahh – what a good feeling! And that’s only PART of the savings!  That doesn’t count all the other secret ways we've helped her save ;)

My back is achy, my knees are sore, but the pipe & drape is GORGEOUS!  We’ll be sharing final product photos soon!  In the meantime, check out our hard work!   

Our little helper, Minnie!

Those crazy drawings make sense to us - that's all that matters =)

Sierra looking at us like we're nuts.  Well... maybe a little ;)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Vintage Dreams.

I have a reputation around here. One that I don’t mind --- I am a vintage junkie. I have a little thing for anything made before 1985. I thrift and vintage shop at least once a week. I rarely buy new furniture, and relish painting, sanding, and re-purposing one of a kind pieces to scatter throughout my house.   I love digging through the junk bins and pulling out a fabulous clutch that I know no one else will have. Even my engagement ring is vintage, straight from the 1920's, discovered at a fabulous estate sale. What can I say? I love old things and I love being completely unique. 

The vintage trend isn’t a new concept in the wedding world, the whole “something borrowed” thing kinda set that notion in stone. However, there is something I am absolutely loving right now.

The brooch bouquet..........

I just think they are gorgeous, unique, and a perfect way to showcase your heritage, your style, and bring something borrowed onto the main stage.

Here are a few examples of brooch bouquets that make me want to march down the aisle again!




Thursday, October 20, 2011


Last but not least meet another girl likely found crackin' jokes while getting busy on event day!  Shes beautiful, fantastic and even though she's a Duke fan, someone we absolutely love!  Hope you like her bio!


ADORES life! Duke Men's Basketball.  Family. Margaritas :):) Britney ... (Spears that is) & Wayne (lil) Carter.

Debby Downers! UNC Chapel Hill! Humidity. Messy rooms.  Chaotic situations. Ignorance.

DREAMS to grow up and be Cinderella :):)

ASPIRES to pick something new every day to improve on to reach the goal of being the best person I am capable of being.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Meet ERIN!

Now introducing yet another sass-tastic event assistant!  This chick is always full of ideas and ready to work!  We know you'll love her as much as we do - enjoy her bio!


ASPIRES to make a difference in the world wherever it may take me….

DREAMS of living in the mall, permanently, it would cut down the gas I spend driving there, and I will be buried in my nude heels

Hopes to one day TRANSFORM into a domestic diva, as for now, loves being a Bad Bitch

Is OBSESSED with the circus and secretly feels like a trapeze artist

Has life planned out up until college graduation; After that, plans to LIVE in the present and make it beautiful

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Meet LIZ!

Have we mentioned how much we love our assistants?! These girls are the most hard-working, sassy, BEAUTIFUL, dependable girls on the PLANET!  We literally could not live without them in our lives!  Often on event days these girls are seen running around or on a ladder, so we want to make sure you get a chance to know them on a more personal level!


LOVES the fall season, football quarterbacks, being outside and international food - especially combining a sushi dinner with a tall glass of sangria

DETESTS rainy weather and the afro affects it has on beautifully straightened hair, ignorance and pessimistic drama queens (carpe diem ladies!)

WISHES every restaurant served vegetarian options (No I don't want to spend $20 on the chicken pasta I ordered without chicken!)

STRIVES to never turn down something new, laugh at insults and treat every day as the start of something beautiful

Monday, October 17, 2011


Getting ready for an upcoming photo shoot with the always amazing Lauren Cardwell, I've added a new addition to my closet - and it's one word: SPARKLERIFFIC! Call me girly, call me silly, call me dramatic for even purchasing such a dress, but I am SO OBSESSED I may sleep with it on tonight.

Jenny will in true Jenny fashion, show up to our photo shoot in a polar opposite ensemble consisting of an arm full of bangles and some hot thrifted outfit!  These photos are going to be so much fun and a true reflection of our oh so different (but oh so good together) personalities.  If you guys didn't know, I am in love with my business partner =)

Can't wait to share the photos with you all!!