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Monday
Sep222014

Redhook Brewery Open House

Mark your calendar and set a reminder on your phone to RSVP by September 29th for Redhook Brewery and Pub - Woodinville's Happy Hour Open House form 3-6pm! Meet top event vendors and sample yummy food and drinks, and while you're there, be sure to pick up your 2014 Wedding Resource Guide as well! RSVP to specialevents@redhook.com by September 29th!

Friday
Sep192014

We Think You'll Love...The Peppermint Pretty!

Happy Friday, friends! Start your weekend off right by swooning over these completely customized and vintage inspired wedding dresses. Here are a few to get you goin, but check out all her beauties here


Wednesday
Sep172014

Bohemian Bride

Are you a Bohomeian style bride? To help you find out here are some beautiful Bohomeian inspired images. This bride's theme would be best described as wild and free. Boho brides often use A LOT of different colors and floral/greenery elements, loving all things earthy. Things that would describe a boho bride may also include: funky, hippie and gypsy. So what do you think? Are you Boho Chic?


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Monday
Sep152014

Top Ten Hints for Writing Your Own Vows

 

1. Do – Sit down with your fiancé and discuss overall guidelines for your vows. You want to keep your vows similar in length and style. You certainly don’t want to say too little or too much, when your fiancé is doing the opposite. Also, if you decide to add some humor to your vows, but your partner keeps their vows very serious, the ceremony will not feel balanced.

2. Don’t – Don’t write for the crowds. Keep your vows only about each other and your relationship. Don’t feel like you have to make your guests laugh or cry. Your vows are about you and your fiancé and your guests are simply there to share in YOUR joy.

3. Do – Talk with your officiant to gain his/her perspective on your vows. Your officiant can offer insight on what is appropriate and can also help with writers block by offering suggestions and feedback.

4. Don’t – Don’t try to memorize your vows word for word. In the moment, no matter how many times you’ve rehearsed you may go blank with the excitement of the situation. So at the very least, keep a cheat sheet.

5. Do – Review traditional vows for inspiration. The most common vows are: “I so-and-so, take you so-and-so, as my lawfully wedded husband/wife to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do we part. This is my solemn vow.” Remember that your vows are about a promise you are making to each other, not just about how great your partner is.

6. Don’t – Don’t embarrass your partner or friends and family with your vows. Sincerity is key but you don’t want to get too intimate or personal.

7. Do – Be specific. Use words and phrases that are to-the-point and truly signify your commitment to your partner. Don’t use fluffy words or phrases to make your vows sound profound. They will come off sounding pretentious.

8. Don’t – Don’t use clichés. Your commitment to each other is unique and special, and cheesy cliché’s are not appropriate for the seriousness of your vows.

9. Do – Practice, Practice, Practice! You want your partner to believe in what you are saying, so don’t ruin the moment by not being prepared. Plus it will help lessen your nerves and you will be able to focus on your fiancé rather than the lines you are about to recite.

10. Don't - Make sure you are in a relaxed enviornment and state of mind, it may take some time to figure out exactly what you want to say and how you want to say it. It's never good to stress write or get overly anxious so start your vows early on in your wedding planning process so that they are PERFECT!

Friday
Sep122014

We Think You'll Love...Mavora!

Happy Friday, friends! Mavora creates custom designed gift and thank you bags for your wedding! How great are these? Sometimes it's all about the packaging! We love the style of these, and how great are those pre-made childrens gift bags? What kid doesn't love a little treat and a game while sitting through a weddin? Check out their full shop here.

 


Wednesday
Sep102014

Get Inspired...Mint!

Mint is one of our favorite wedding colors for any season and we are totally Mintspired today! Details we are lovin: that gorgeous succulent boquet as well as that breath taking table setting! You can't go wrong with tying in your mint color to your desserts either!

  


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Monday
Sep082014

How to Make DIY Rope Words

Here's a great tutorial that shows you how to easily make your own 'Mr & Mrs' signs for your wedding chairs! It's a great way to save even a little bit of money and make something yourself for your wedding, which is extra special! These would make great decorations for your home after the wedding as well! Click here for full instructions.


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