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Why you need a Wedding Photographer

Because you definitely need a Wedding Photographer… As a wedding planner, I often meet with couples who are surprised and discouraged by the cost of a professional wedding photographer. The fact is that for most people, a wedding is the first time they have ever had a reason to hire a professional photographer at all! Having […]

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Taking back the Wedding Industry

The revolution begins with you. Being a wedding planner, I get so bummed out when I see people trashing the wedding industry online. But hear me out, because I also totally get it. The industry as a whole has a lot to answer for. Over the last 30 years, the expectations around weddings have skyrocketed, […]

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Wedding Truths with Bridechilla Graduate Erica

Heyo! I recently recorded an episode of the Bridechilla Podcast with the lovely Aleisha McCormack! If you aren’t already listening to this podcast and you are planning a wedding, seriously get on it! It is a gold mine of ideas, support, and advice from a delightful Aussie who swears a bunch! I have been writing […]

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Host a Modern, Gothic Halloween Soiree

  Halloween is easily my favorite holiday. It combines my two true loves, costuming and party planning. This year I wanted to go a little more sophisticated with the decor than I have in the past. I will absolutely share photos of the party at the end of the month, but in the meantime, I […]

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Have the Wedding You Want (and keep your guests happy)

All you need is a little planning & communication! Awhile back, my sister linked me to an article that made me cringe entitled 10 Things Wedding Guests Absolutely Hate. Honestly, all 10 of the items on the list are things that could be rectified with better planning, but instead of offering much in the way of […]

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How to Host a Terrific Lady Brunch!

I freakin’ love brunch. Waffles, Bacon, Mimosas, nomnomnom…. So I decided to throw myself a birthday brunch last weekend, and invited all my Terrific Lady Friends! I had all these adorable ideas about doing it outdoors in my backyard with the flowering trees and bushes, and big clear balloons filled with confetti! Well, of course […]

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Planning Your Actual Wedding

Yay! You’re Engaged! What now? There is a ton of pressure put on engaged couples to have this huge, perfect, storybook wedding regardless of what you can afford, or would even really enjoy. Hell, I actually like planning parties and the over the top production that is the “Traditional American Wedding” is just about the […]

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Mood Board: Twin Peaks

  I have no idea where this will lead us. But I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange. – Agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks I know this may be a strange choice for my first Mood Board, but I don’t want anyone getting the idea that this is […]