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wall collage with made from sentimental items

I had mentioned in previous posts that several of our wedding keepsakes have become subtle mementos in our home. One of my first decorating tasks was finding a way to incorporate a few of the meaningful details from the wedding into part of our everyday life and lasting reminders of our day. I achieved this [...]

Murnan Wedding: Photographs

wedding photographers

1142.... that's the number of wedding photos J and I get to look through to pick out our favorites! It's a tall order, but we're up for it! Our photographer posted our proofs a couple of weeks ago and we couldn't be more pleased with the results. It has been so fun to flip through [...]

bridal party entrance

"Today's post is authored by Jeff Murnan.  He is my husband and creator of jeffmurnan.com. Thanks Jeff for sharing how you prepared with the DJ to make our reception a hit!" The music and entertainment at your wedding reception is crucial to ensure that the event goes off without a hitch and that the guests [...]

Our Honeymoon

I could go on for ages about how amazing our honeymoon was, but I'll try to keep this short. The photos really sum it up better than I could. J planned the ENTIRE trip and did a great job - plus, it was so fun to have one extra surprise after the wedding. So where [...]

monogramed wine stoppers

Picking out the groomsmen gifts was surprisingly fun! J wanted to venture away from the standard choices and do something a little different. Once he thought of a theme, grilling, everything else fell into place. J had an awesome idea of ordering the groomsmen personalized spatulas, and as luck would have it, the company Sportula [...]

Murnan Wedding: Cake

wedding cake

J and I were so happy when we stumbled upon our cake vendor, Cake Specialists. We chose strawberry and classic vanilla for our guests. Our tiered cake added a chocolate layer to the mix. It was SO good - strawberry was definitely my favorite (along with our guests). J and I were so caught up [...]

walking down the aisle at wedding rehearsal with brooch bouquet

I don't think I've ever formally introduced you to my sister Rachel - she's my best friend, matron of honor and amazing mama to the cutest 2 year old I know. She's also the brains behind the brooch bouquet I used at our rehearsal. I really should have her writing this post, but she's extremely [...]

Murnan Wedding: Flowers

wedding centerpieces

The flowers were absolutely essential to creating the look and feel I was going for on our wedding day. I wanted our guests to feel like they were at a garden party - easygoing and relaxed. I wanted the room to feel green and lush. Rather than cluttering the ballroom with tons of decor, I [...]

Completed banner hanging in reception hall: Happily Ever After

Even with so many fabulous Pinterest ideas pinned to my wedding board, I was determined not to overcomplicate the day with too many DIY projects. I did however pick out a few special projects to satisfy my crafty side and add a personal touch to the day. One of my favorites was the "happily ever [...]

Murnan Wedding: Grand Exit

wedding bubbles wrapped in washi tape

Have I ever mentioned how much I love washi tape? No? Well I LOVE washi tape. I seriously think it can be used for anything. And in our wedding prep, I did just that! I purchased some adorable designs from SugarBSupplies on Etsy to use on our bridesmaid/groomsmen gift wrapping and ended up carrying the theme through to our [...]

bridesmaids gifts wrapped in craft paper and lace

I had SO much fun picking out gifts for my fabulous bridesmaids. These girls are all the nearest and dearest to my heart, so I wanted them to know how much it meant to me that they were part of our big day. I found beautiful Eliot Danori jewelry at Macy's for the girls to [...]

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