Wedding Date: September 2014
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: The Perfect Dress

My Something Borrowed, Blue, Old & New!

Posted on September 1, 2014 by  Miss Romantic Bride   //   Comment

It only took me about a year to decide what I wanted my something borrowed, blue, old and new to be that I would wear on our wedding day. Each piece represents something special, so I wanted to share it with our faithful followers here on It’s a Bride’s Life just in case these meaningful details fell by the wayside on that day.


My something borrowed:

My bridal bouquet will be adorned with my great-great grandmother’s flower brooch pin from the early 1900′s. My grandmother lent it to me because I wanted something from her to carry with me since she’s one of the most important people in my life!

My something blue:

Though it’s quite simple, I am going to pin a light blue bow to the inside of my wedding gown.

My something old:

This could quite possibly be my favorite item I’ll have with me on our special day. Dave and I first started dating shortly after our junior prom, so we eagerly anticipated attending our high school senior prom together. For that prom, I wore a rhinestone hair pin. Eight years later, I’ll be wearing the same pin in my hair when I marry him!

My something new:

With the growing trend steering away from the plain white bridal heels, I decided to look outside the box at more daring options. As soon as I saw these Badgley Mischka pumps, I knew they were made for me to wear the day of the wedding. They even resemble the color of my bridesmaids’ gowns! These pumps are sparkling, purple, romantic and most importantly, comfortable which was everything I was looking for in a shoe!

What did you decide to do for your something borrowed, blue, old and new for your wedding?

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Wedding Date: June 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Catherine Simms Bridal


Posted on September 1, 2014 by  Miss City Lights Bride   //   Comment

Other than the mess, how fun is confetti!? Before researching, I thought the only way to bring confetti into your wedding would be to throw it on the bride and groom as they leave. For us, that wouldn’t really work. For starters, our ceremony site is also our reception room, so they would have to clean up during cocktail hour, and second, I don’t think that we will have a “grand exit”, only our short walk back down the aisle. So how else could you incorporate confetti into your day? Well here are some ways that I found! I think my favorite would have to be the shoes!


Cake: Have Your Cake

Shoes: Confetti System

Ring and Sprinkles: Diana Rush Photography

Reception Card: Marry Moment


Bride/Bridesmaids: Ilene Squires Photography

Invite: Shine Wedding Invitations

Glasses: Radical Possibility


Confetti Bar: Brooklyn Wedding Photography

Confetti Bag: LCI Paper

Pretzels: Southern Weddings




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Wedding Date: October 2014
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: RK Bridal

The Hunt for Hangers

Posted on September 1, 2014 by  Miss Glitzy Bride   //   Comment

When flipping through getting ready photos, I realized there was nothing worse than the pretty dress, ugly hanger scenario. If you don’t think the hanger makes a difference, be sure to check out my last post “Hung Up” and see for yourself!

So the hunt for pretty hangers began as I scoured Etsy and came across Get Hung Up’s custom creations by Erica Mallory. At first glance the variety of wire designs caught my eye. hungupErica has an impeccable eye for detail; whether it’s blinged out or engraved – all her hangers are picture perfect!detailsShe also offers a variety of unique designs. Which hanger design do you prefer?designs

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

To Dance or Not to Dance?

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

This question was a no brainer for Kyle and I. We love to dance! Most of our friends and families are the same,so we knew we wanted to have a big dance party at the reception! We have yet to decide how we will do the music. A DJ is our top choice right now, but I know some couples will make their own playlists and set the music up themselves…so that is another option we can consider.


Eat, Drink, Dance



Most of my wedding planning tools are telling me that booking a DJ is something that should NOT be held off. One of my next steps is figuring out if and who it will be! There are so many companies in our area but I really want to find one that will listen to our taste as well as work as an organization tool for our reception. Kyle and I have somewhat different tastes in music so we will definitely need to ensure that our DJ is on the same page as us!

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Wedding Date: September 2014
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Elegant Bridal

Lovely Linens

Posted on September 1, 2014 by  Miss Southern Glitz Bride   //   Comment

My mom and I love fabric, so going to CE Rentals in Raleigh, NC to pick out the linens for the reception tables was (kind of) a dream com true. It was great to see everything come together. CE Rentals is a fun place! They make a lot of their linens in house and there are walls and walls and walls of different fabrics for you to choose from.



CE Rentals can also provide any of the other rentals you may need for your reception. From spoons to wine glasses to dinner plates, they have the basics to the upgraded glamorous rentals you could dream of!


So, after months of thinking about what our reception tables will look like, we finally saw it all come together.

Things I learned from picking out linens:

1) Take a sample of all of your wedding colors. This includes a swatch of your bridesmaids dresses, any colored table decorations (jars/jugs/vases) and anything colored you want to match or compliment.

2) Our venue coordinator gave us a great idea to upgrade a few of our linens to save some money but give that special feeling to a few tables, especially the ones that are photographed most often. The guest tables can be the basic linens since they will have centerpieces and decoration. Your cake table and head table/sweetheart table are two examples of tables you can upgrade.

3) Look at linens outside your comfort zone. It may surprise you what you like and choose!

Here’s a sneak peak of our wedding reception decorations and tables! I can’t wait!



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