How We Saved (A TON) of Money On Our Wedding //

How We Saved (A TON) of Money On Our Wedding //

Minimalism is about making more room for the things that matter. When we were engaged, it was important for us to sit down and think about what really mattered to us. Brandon and I decided that we wanted a smaller wedding that would give us more money to take an awesome honeymoon. We wanted our wedding to represent ourselves with rustic, natural, outdoorsy feels and we knew we didn't want to skimp on photographs or food. We wanted our day to be relaxed, memorable and fun. More than anything, we wanted no anxiety. 

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Annapolis, Maryland // The Time We Got Fake Married

Annapolis, Maryland // The Time We Got Fake Married

When Macy asked Brandon and myself to be models for her styled shoot last December, I was BEYOND excited but also like, "Wait. Really? Why?" cause we're really bad at being models. I feel super awkward in front of a camera and when we were taking photos for our ACTUAL wedding, we couldn't stop cracking up because trying to be serious and romantic with a camera in your face is super awkward.

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One Year Married To You

One Year Married To You

One year ago last week, I twirled around in the most gorgeous dress I had ever seen in my life. I gushed at myself like a little girl who had just put on a princess dress-up costume for the firs time. I put flowers in my hair and red lipstick on my lips. Beneath the trees, I took the hands of a man who had shown me self-less love, patience, grace, and how to let go of my perfection-driven dreams for a life of easy, carefree laughter. We've been married a year now, so here's to you, my sweet husband.

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Our Baltimore Orioles Baseball Wedding Portraits

Our Baltimore Orioles Baseball Wedding Portraits

While we were dating, and we were long distance, Brandon would come visit me in Baltimore. And we would explore the city as we fell in love. Camden Yards was one of those places. Brandon has always been a baseball guy (and the biggest SF Giants fan ever) but I've always been an O's fan--simply because I live in Birdland. But when we started spending more time together, and I started to REALLY love baseball- the Orioles became OUR team. Because of how important it was during our relationship, and how much we LOVE the O's, we had some bridal portraits taken there. At first, I thought it would be tacky, but these turned out to be some of the most beautiful portraits ever. 

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5 Tips for Being Engaged

5 Tips for Being Engaged

When he gets on one knee and asks you to be his forever, the world stops spinning. You feel like you're in a movie and you say the word that everyone will squeal about when you re-tell your engagement story for the 150th time: "YES". 

You said yes. You post the ring picture on Instagram. You change your status on Facebook. The word "fiance" feels awkward and thrilling when it rolls off your tongue. The green of the trees is no longer "green" but "emerald" cause you're in planning mode with wedding colors on the brain. 

If you've ever been engaged, you know that the engagement period is a little bit more than that dazzling rock on your finger, practicing your new signature and bridal showers. 

Being engaged can be a lonely time. It can be difficult. It can be stressful. It can be downright scary. 
 

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