Wedding Date: April 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: The Perfect Dress

Simple with white

Posted on October 24, 2014 by  Miss Blushing Bride   //   Comment

Flowers are one of the aspects that I am trying to keep subtle. I know how pricey and extravagant one can get with flowers and centerpieces, and I have a hard time rationalizing spending that much on something that will die two days later. (blunt, honest, and true!)

In terms of centerpieces – I am thinking of mixing some high with some low across the tables. I like the idea of using a delicate flower too, given that my space already has an upscale vibe to it. I am leaning towards white flowers – as my color scheme is blush, ivory, navy and black. The white will be pretty against the navy blue of my bridesmaids dresses too!

I am toying around with using hydrangeas, and if you get a bunch of them together (like below) it exudes a symmetrical and full look. One can also use hydrangeas as their base flower, and simply add in other textures or color to give off a more vibrant look.hydrangeas

Another option is babies breath. These flowers are so light and delicate, and look so pretty when you gather them together.babiesbreathBoth photos by Erica Joyce Photography

Here is what the baby breath looks like in a taller vase – simple yet classy.babysbreath2
What do you think of my two initial options? Anything else I should consider?


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Wedding Date: April 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Ventura's Bridal Fashions

Refocus, Reflect, Reconnect

Posted on October 24, 2014 by  Miss Tranquil Bride   //   Comment

Let’s just say it, planning a wedding is STRESSFUL! Life gets busy in general; when planning a wedding it feels even more like a whirlwind. Even sitting down for a meal or a quiet moment with your fiance can be difficult. Sometimes you lose focus and need to refocus, reflect why you are putting time, money and heart into it, and reconnect with your partner.

There are all sorts of ways to do this, just depends on what you as a couple need and enjoy. You could do a couples spa day; there are all kinds of Groupons out there for these. If you need a little more time, how about the weekend away, or a scheduled stay-cation with no interference from the outside world, or as we call it in my house, a “tech free weekend”. Just really depends on what works best for you.

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Know that through the planning that what you’re really building is that perfect day to start the rest of your life together as husband and wife. The marriage in a whole is the end goal. Remember to  stay connected together in solidarity, even through the stress and madness; take the time to reflect on your love for one another and let the stress melt away.

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Wedding Date: October 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Encore Formals and Bridal

Must-Have Wedding Portraits

Posted on October 24, 2014 by  Miss Glam Bride   //   Comment

Now that I’ve finally secured my photographer for the big day, it’s time to start thinking about what wedding day portraits I want. These are just some I’ve listed so far:

  • My mom and me
  • My parents and me
  • Rubin, me and my family
  • Rubin, me and his family
  • One with me and each of my bridesmaids
  • One with Rubin and each of his groomsmen

Don’t worry, the list goes on. I’m sure before the big day, I’ll discuss the portraits with my photographer, Matt Whytsell, and get his opinion. That conversation may subtract or add photos to my list.

When I first started looking at my wedding venue, I came across an amazing portrait of the bride and her family. I loved it because they were all dressed in formal attire and looked so serious. But, it made the photo look so glamorous. If you can’t tell by my blogging name, I like a little glam. I definitely want to recreate this look on the grand staircase for my wedding day.

What do you think?

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Photo by Ardent Story Photography

What were some of your favorite portraits from your big day?


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Wedding Date: September 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Bridal & Formal On Main

Mommy, I Do Too!

Posted on October 24, 2014 by  Miss Fashionable Bride   //   Comment

My fiance Eric and our daughter Ajia will exchange vows during our wedding ceremony. This portion of the ceremony is something Eric and I both hold dear to our heart. Ajia will officially take the last name Norris as well the day of the wedding (Eric is officially adopting her). There will be an exchanging of vows and a ring from Eric to her, daddy and daughter forever. I cant wait to officially be the Norris family!

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Ajia1Photos by RoseDevore


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Wedding Date: July 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Fantastic Finds

Finding the Dress: Part 3

Posted on October 23, 2014 by  Miss Long-Distance Bride   //   1 Comment

I tried on so many stunning dresses at Fantastic Finds Bridal Boutique. Walking in I was 90% sure I knew which one I would be leaving with. It’s name was Crawley, and I had been staring at it online for months. This dress was fun, unique, and so similar to my personality! I was so excited to finally try it on and when I walked out of the dressing room it even got a few tears!

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David Tutera For Mon Cheri: Crawley

In the end, there were multiple reasons why I didn’t choose this dress. The main one was, I fell in love with another gown. Crawley was beautiful and made me feel like an amped up version of myself! But it didn’t make me feel like a bride. I absolutely can’t wait to share the dress I chose with you all…but you are going to have to wait until the big day comes for that one!


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