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 I’m all about preserving those moments that tell your story.

Whether it’s four feet ankle-deep in mud, tenderly clasped hands, a happy tear cascading over a cheek, a hair-back laugh or a sun-drenched kiss,

The ones that move you. Bind you. Bring you together and keep you together long after the memory fades.

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The Unity Ceremony is such a meaningful part of your wedding ceremony; and while the unity candle is a tried and true tradition some modern brides are opting into some other unique unity ceremony options. Check out these four ways to pledge your unity during the happiest day of your life! First let’s talk about […]

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If you have not heard of Honey Bridal in Chicago take this moment to write it down. I mean it; write it somewhere in big bold letter so you do not forget because this is a bridal store you are going to want to tell everyone you know about. Honey Bridal was started by sisters […]

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Jenny Yoo’s Collection of bridal and bridesmaid dresses are straight out of your wedding dreams. Their philosophy is to “present you with a variety of dresses, incorporating rich and luxurious silks, chiffons, and cottons to create an elegant, feminine, and refined look. Attention to detail, cut, proportion, and workmanship ensures each dress the most feminine […]

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We get it! It’s the happiest day of your life and you want to document it by getting a family photos with everyone. One with just mom, one with just dad, and you can’t forget your favorite cousin; but family photos can be hectic. Check out these tips on how to make this part of […]

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Have you ever taken a look at your mom’s wedding album and cringed at the poofy pink dresses with way too much tulle, huge sleeves and the matching wide brimmed hats to top it off? Lucky for us bridesmaid dresses styles have come a long way. Gone are the days of the matching bridesmaid dresses, […]

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There is no doubt that you will end up needing something you didn’t think you would need on your wedding day. It’s a super long day, there’s a lot going on and you are wanting to look your best; that’s why you need to prep your wedding day emergency kit early so you are prepared […]

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A lot of couples shy away from even considering getting a wedding planner for many reasons such as too pricey, wanting control over their wedding and thinking they/mom/maid of honor can handle it all. While these thoughts are totally understandable there are some misconceptions about hiring a wedding planner. There are some definite advantages to […]

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Weddings are expensive! And while it is the biggest day of your life it can be hard to keep opening your wallet for a one day event. There are many areas where you can save money or do it yourself, and still have the beautiful wedding day of your dreams. Check out these five ways […]

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