Can I talk about my wedding dress for a second?

JSM1103 by Sottero and Midgley in Champagne and Gold Lace

So I'm making our wedding album with our favorite photos from the big day and the more I look at the photos, the more I fall in love with my dress. Like... I already loved it... I mean, I spent a big chunk of money on it so that's kind of a given... But looking back on these photos... dude. Holy shit. I freakin' love this dress. I've come to love it so much that I am having trouble considering ever parting with it, even though there's (obviously) no where I could ever wear it again. For a Continue Reading

All The Blue and Purple Wedding Colors!


Deep in the list of my blog's 'drafts' section there lies a post that discusses my issues with picking just one or two wedding colors. Selecting colors was something I *really* struggled with in the early stages of wedding planning... along with picking a location, a venue, a florist, a dress... yadda yadda yadda... The challenges were many, but the main issues were something like this: I love purple. Vince prefers blue. My dress was champagne which we thought went best with a Continue Reading

Wedding Cupcakes: We did what?

Purple and Blue Wedding Ombre Cupcakes

I was pretty much all wedding-blogged out, but then Vicki posted a collage of our cupcakes and I was like "wait... I got one more in me!" I know what you're thinking and probably what most of our guests thought: Cupcakes at a wedding? How unique.... And I agree. It's the hot thing to do since cupcakes exploded in popularity around 2007. Since everyone was doing it, it was automatically one of the last things *I* wanted to do. But last year our friends Alicia and Ryan got married in South Continue Reading

Our Amazing Asheville, NC Wedding Photographer: Katy Cook Photography

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I've been trying to write this post for over three weeks now and all I could come up with is: "I love you, Katy Cook!" and "We had the most amazing wedding photographer ever!" Talking to my guests hasn't helped either. All I hear from them is "Your wedding photographer was awesome!" "She was everywhere!"  "She rocked!"  "I can't believe how long she stayed!"  "We loved her!" and "Holy ish, your photos!" All of that is true, and then some. How I Found Katy Cook Photography: We were three Continue Reading

Rehearsal Dinner at The Book Exchange and Champagne Bar in Asheville

Unique Asheville, NC Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Location

Since ours was a destination wedding that required guests take a pricey vacation, Vince and I wanted to a) hang out with our friends as much as possible, and b) feed/inebriate people as much as possible. So when it came time to plan the rehearsal dinner, we knew we wanted to host pretty much everyone attending the wedding. The big question was "Where in Asheville could host 60-70 people....?" The answer: The Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar in Downtown Asheville, NC. How We Found Continue Reading

My Favorite and Silliest Wedding Gift

My coworker gave me a wedding gift just before I left for Asheville. Life was so busy, we had so much to pack, that Vince and I didn't get to open them until we got home and were officially "Mr. and Mrs. V----o." While we got some truly awesome, unique, and thoughtful gifts, these silly little pillows are my favorite. Thank you, Heather! She got them from Anna Banana's in DeLand, FL. We chuckle every time we look at them! Continue Reading

Wedding AdLib Cards: Our favorite responses

A few months before our wedding I saw something on Pinterest about wedding ad-lib cards and thought "hell. yes." Since I designed our ranunculus wedding invites and table numbers, designing ad-lib cards to match was no big deal. I found some wording that I liked, whipped 'em up in Mixbook, and had them in plenty of time! Each place setting got an ad-lib card and a purple pen. There were 70 guests in attendance (including me and Vince) and we got 55 completed cards in our cardbox. Most Continue Reading

Our Awesomely Immature Wedding Song Selections

At our wedding I pulled my family aside to tell them that if they believe for a second that Vince and I are mature adults, then they would soon be disappointed. Why? Because of our awesomely immature song selections! To begin with, there was the first dance... Vince and I don't have a song and we don't know how to really dance. So instead of picking something meaningless and swaying back and forth for 4 minutes, we decided to re-enact the Jack Rabbit Slim Twist Contest scene from Pulp Continue Reading

5 Tips to Make Sure Your Rainy Wedding Day is Absolutely Amazing: From One Rained Out Bride to Another

Five Rainy Wedding Day Tips

If you're anything like every other bride on the planet who's planning an outdoor ceremony, you've been refreshing the 10 day weather forecast for your wedding location and day since, like, 20 days ago. At least, that's what I did and 10 days before my wedding I found out it was going to rain on my wedding day. As soon as I saw the forecast I hit the internet for ideas to work around the rain and found some cute pics of wellies, umbrellas, etc. but nothing to really calm my nerves and Continue Reading

The Double Duty Dress

Confession: I spent more time looking for a rehearsal dinner dress than I spent looking for a wedding dress. I looked everywhere. I went to expensive department stores, little boutiques, online discount shops like Ideeli and Gilt, and pretty much lived on Pinterest. I had no real budget and no real look in mind, but I knew I wanted something awesome. Maybe it's because wedding dresses have a specific look and rehearsal dinner dresses are more flexible.... Maybe it's because we're having a Continue Reading