Real Wedding: Ashley and Justin

This fun and beautiful rustic wedding had a Southern flair with accents like hashbrown casserole, a DIY wood pallet bar, and the quintessential drink of the South, sweet tea. I’m in love with their favor! Let’s just say it has something to do with the Groom’s passion for music. Our star couple today had an interesting start. With all the time people spend on Facebook, one might ask, can a Facebook friend request really lead to marriage? For Ashley and Justin the answer is a gigantic YES!

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Inspiration: The Over-the-Top Roaring 20’s Soiree

Every once in awhile the dream planning job comes up and allows me to use all my creative energy for one amazing event. This scenario happened recently when I was hired to plan an end-of-the-year party for a corporation. They gave me the theme (Roaring 20’s & Gatsby-inspired), the date, and a budget, and let me run with it. And boy, did I.¬†Below are the images from the event by the ever so talented, Brooke Merrill Photography.¬†Here is my recount of the fabulous soiree, act by act.

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Real Wedding: Michelle & Troy

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Can you imagine planning a wedding for 90 guests, in less than 1 month and with a budget of $2,150? Michelle and Troy did it and in Santa Barbara no less. Find out what stressed Michelle most, how she got her wedding dress for less than a typical dinner out, and what the GROOM did as a DIY wedding project. Here is my interview with this bubbly bride.

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