Wedding Favors: Bourbon Balls With Free Printables

May 24, 2016
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I really wanted to do something fun and memorable for our wedding favors. My sister had ordered some customized miniature jellies and jams for her wedding favors, and they were adorable and delicious. I originally wanted to something with honey, since we have honey bees on the farm. I knew that our hives wouldn’t be ready in time to harvest for our wedding and I had trouble finding any original containers, so I scraped that idea. It’s a southern tradition to have a Groom’s Cake, and I ordered Jeremy’s as a surprise. He collects Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, and I had a delicious Chocolate Bourbon Cake in the shape of a Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel ordered from Sweets By Cindy. Since I’m a food blogger, I decided it would be fun to make my own treats. To coincide with our Kentucky Derby Day Wedding and Jeremy’s Groom’s Cake, I thought Kentucky Bourbon Balls would be a delicious treat. I made enough Bourbon Balls for each guest and I created some recipe cards that guests could pick up to take home. They were a hit with out guests, including with my sister who swore she hated Bourbon Balls.


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Wedding Day Beauty Tips

March 5, 2015

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Weddings are stressful. It doesn’t matter if you have an intimate wedding or hire a wedding coordinator, every bride wants her big day to be as perfect as possible and it’s easy to become stressed. It can be hard to look and feel your best when you’re stressed. I can’t personally help you out with your stress levels, but I can provide some advice and some tips to help you look your best. Even if you aren’t getting married, it’s great every day beauty advice.

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Wedding Photography Contracts: Wedding Wednesday

February 18, 2015

One of the largest allotted expenses in my wedding budget is on the Charlottesville wedding photography. I don’t care how beautiful your day is, you’ll regret not having beautiful pictures to help remember it (and show your children). You have to ensure that you’ve done enough research into the wedding photographers you’re considering and be certain that the gorgeous pictures they take, like Matthieu Lenz‘s, match your style. I have spoken with at least a dozen wedding photographers and I had a standard set of questions that I asked them. I created a printable list of what your photography contract should include. It is very important that all details are included before any contract is signed.
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Pinspiration with Pinterest: Wedding Wednesday

January 28, 2015

Are you planning a wedding? Have you been working hard finding the best wedding photographer Lynchburg has to offer? Or the perfect venue? Or the most spectacular dress you can? If this is the case then where do you go for wedding inspiration?
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Wedding magazines are fun, but the volume of information in a magazine is limited.
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The internet contains a wealth of knowledge and information on wedding planning (like my Wedding Wednesday series). Do you know what style your going for? Do you want your wedding to be formal, elegant, rustic, or casual? Do you have specific flower in mind for arrangements and bouquets? Pinterest boards make it easy to find ideas and plan for your wedding. When wedding planning using Pinterest you can find the perfect cake to show your baker, inspiration for floral arrangements, DIY projects, and so much more. Places like Pinterest allows users to find or at least get an idea of what they want for their events. Wedding planning is no different, even finding a good example of your wedding dress might lead to somewhere like Winnie Couture bridal gowns where you might be able to find your perfect gown or other Pinterest pages might give you a good idea for your bridal color scheme.

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Wedding Planning 101:Wedding Wednesday

January 20, 2015

Congrats on your engagement! I’m assuming that is why you’re visiting. If you’re helping someone plan a wedding. give yourself a high five for being a cool friend/relative. Planning a wedding can be a huge undertaking, and often one of the most stressful events of a woman’s life. Once the initial “high” of getting engaged wears off, you’re left with a beautiful new piece of jewellery (white gold engagement rings are my personal favourite if your other half has asked for inspiration and you’re not sure what to suggest) but you’re also left with the realities of wedding planning. Today I’m going to chat a little bit about wedding planning. I’m in the midst of planning my own wedding, and I want to share my journey and advice. I’ve included a few free printables to help you get started. In the weeks and months ahead there will be more printables, advice from industry professionals, money saving tips, and a few surprise giveaways to help make your wedding planning as smooth as possible.

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