Something {Blue}

Invite - Pintrest
Hair Piece - Weddbook
Garter - Emmaline Blog
Jewelry - Pintrest
Ring - A Positively Beautiful Blog
Broach - Etsy 
Mo-ped - Pintrest
Flowers - Pintrest

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Something Borrowed


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Something New

Flower Necklace - Etsy
Charm - Origami Owl
Lingerie Dress - Plum Pretty Sugar {Available at Finery}
Heels - Favim
Perfume - Tocca {available at Finery}
Horseshoe - Atelier Rousseau {Available at Finery}
Bracelet - Finery
Hair Piece - Sarah Seven {Available at Finery}

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Something Old


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Cocktails and Mocktails

{Mocktails} First Row

{Baby Bellini} - peach nectar and sparkling cider
{Designated Appletini} - apple juice, simple syrup and lemon juice 
{Beach Blanket Bingo} - grapefruit juice, cranberry juice and soda
{Cinderella} - lemon juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine and ginger ale
{Berry Mimosa} - cranberry juice, raspberry ginger ale, strawberries and mint

{Cocktails} Second Row 

{Blueberry Rum Smash} - blueberries, brown sugar, lemon juice, light rum and ginger ale
{Lynchburg Lemonade} - Jack Daniels, sweet and sour mix, triple sec and Sprite
{Flirtini} - vodka, champagne and pineapple juice
{Tequila Sunrise} - tequila, orange juice and grenadine
{Cosmopolitan} - vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice

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Food for Thought: Pre {Wedding} Worthy Snacks

Pre-Wedding jitters can send a {blushing bride} into a frenzy, worrying over last minute details and miniscule subtleties - especially if the bride has a long day ahead of her. Weddings that fall at, before, or after a suggested meal time for the bride can cause a grumbly stomach to make a grouchy appearance. Maids and Matrons of Honor, however, are sure to have a healthy and tasteful treat for the bride and bridal party to munch on. 

The main problem with most snack foods is that they can cause bloating or will not give the bride the sustenance she needs to survive the big day. Here are some easy fixes to that problem.

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1. {Yogurt} The best type to purchase is organic greek yogurt. Need a little more flavor? Add some diced papaya! Papaya's have healthy enzymes that aid digestion, making you feel full, and still fit perfectly into the dress.

2. {Fruit Plate} In a rush? Or just have a bride who adores fruit? A fruit plate is simple and easy. The best fruits to combine are {watermelon} which is loaded with water to fight bloat and has less that one hundred calories per wedge, has a sweet flavor without all the added sugar. Throw in some {bananas} for some high potassium, to prevent puffing. Also, {red grapes} to satisfy the sweet tooth, without feeling like you made a bad decision. 

3. {Iced Drink} Have a coffee or tea drinker on your hand? Then a water-packed Iced Tea or Coffee can do the trick. Just don't put many/any sugar packets in it. 

4. {Nuts} Almonds or Pistachios are wonderful snacks, that give you just enough of a salty taste, but fight bloating at the same time. A good combination would be to add some fruit with the almonds, like an {apple} to give enough calcium and protein for the bride to sustain throughout the day.

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5. {String Cheese} Believe it or not, dairy will not make you bloat - unless you happen to be lactose intolerant. If so, steer clear. If not, some string cheese and almonds make for a perfect pre-wedding filler. 

6. {Meat} Looking for something to make you fuller, yet not as many calories as say beef? Fish or Chicken is your answer. Fish contain omega-3 fats that help to fight hunger for hours on end. Chicken, when prepared correctly, can be the perfect fix for hunger. 

7. {Eggs} This is a great way to feel fuller for a longer period of time. Egg whites are an even healthier treat. Whether the bride wants a healthy egg sandwich, or an egg white omelet, this is a great source of protein for the big day.

8. {Oats} Oats have a fiber in them known as beta-glucan, which makes the body release CCK - a hormone that suppresses hunger. A healthy bowl of pure oatmeal, with blueberries and almonds mixed in can keep a bride's energy up for hours upon hours.  

Fruit Plate
Iced Drink
String Cheese

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Honoring Your Maid-of-Honor

 You’ve asked your best friend if she will stand next to you the day you marry the man you love; but what else are you asking her? The months leading up to your wedding will be filled with showers, teas, luncheons, etc. and as she accepts the honorable position, she is also agreeing to plan and aid you in essentially everything. Here are a few pointers to smooth sailing through all the preparation…

- {Communication} is key. The more straight forward you are about what you want, the easier it will be for her to arrange your events.

- Do not feel like a burden. If your Maid of Honor offers to host one of the numerous parties that lead up to your wedding day, let her. This goes for family members and close family friends, too. If they offer to entertain your guests, view it as a {gift} and not as an encumbrance.

- {Delegation} is a wonderful thing. When sitting down and planning everything out with your Maid of Honor, remember that there are more than the two of you. If there are others that have expressed interest in helping, assign them tasks that they will enjoy. This is also where an experienced Wedding Planner/Event Coordinator can be a big help.

- Do not get caught up in the preparation. Once the planning is over, your job is to attend and {enjoy} the events. Other people might have an opinion, but this is about what you want. Devise a plan with your Maid of Honor so that no soirée becomes too arduous.

- There might be some bumps in the road, but that’s what friends are for. This is a really overwhelming time. If you ever feel any anxiety, call up your Maid of Honor and talk it out. Also, remind yourself what all of these events are about: you and your fiancé being celebrated for the {love} you share. 

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Style Corner: Beach Get-A-Way

Fringe Top: Daniel Elliot Photography
Shorts: Buy Sale Trade
Hat: Life Is Beautiful
Bikini: Beach Babe
Skirt: Clothes Fashion
Necklace: Soleil Blue
Earrings: Etsy
Sun Glasses: 80s Purple
Clutch: Wedding Dress Bee
Bangles: That Bohemian Girl
Maxi Skirt: Trend Report
Heels 1: Bershka
Gloves: 1stdibs
Heels 2: Wedding Bee

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Happy 4th of July

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Trunk Show: Daughters of Simone

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