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Real Bride Story – Miranda & Jonathan

-How did he propose? He proposed to me in Central Park in New York City! -Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: We chose Howe Farms! We just love the owners. They are some of the kindest people on earth! - What was your favorite and least favorite part about the wedding planning process? My favorite thing about the process was creating the lasting memories with my family and friends. The least favorite part was telling people no when I didn't like something! -Any advice for other brides planning their big day? It's about the memories you [...]


Real Bride Story – Becca & John

-How did he propose? He proposed at Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga the day after my birthday! - Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: My venue was in the woods in Rockmart, GA. I just loved this venue. Pictures do not do it justice! When I went to tour it I was NOT leaving until I booked it as our venue. EVERYTHING from decorations, DJ, Wedding planner Honeymoon suit for the night of the wedding and a beautiful place all around. - What was your favorite and least favorite part about the wedding planning process? My favorite [...]


Real Bride Story – Nikkie & Dustin

Nikkie & Dustin Fairbanks   - How did he propose? Dustin lived out in Harrison at a lake house and he took me to J. Alexander’s for dinner. While we were there, his family and mine were setting up little tea lights on his front walkway. He had me follow him through through the lights and to the end of the walkway where there was a ring box with a flower heart around it and he got on one knee and proposed. Our family was waiting to greet us inside the house and he had a secret photographer behind the [...]


Real Bride Story – Kellie & Duke

Kellie & Duke Kealen Duke and I met in October of 2015, I was a MOH in a wedding and he was a groomsmen. At the time he was stationed in Yuma, Arizona in the United Sates Marine Corps. Upon his arrival jokes were made about us two since we were both single and of course we hit it off. We continued our long distance relationship ( see each other every couple months ) when he was moved to Okinawa, Japan in August of 2016. We talked about marriage and knew we wanted to spend our lives together. In  September [...]


Real Bride – Madison and Matthew

- Real Bride & Groom's Names: Madison and Matthew Crownover - How did he propose? Matthew and I were high school sweethearts! We dated through college and both played college sports, baseball and softball at different colleges. We knew we would get married we just had decided that we both needed to graduate first. In 2014 Matthew's mom, Susan (also my former high school softball couch), found out that she needed a kidney transplant. There were several difficult months of people getting tested and being denied as possible donors. One random day my mother, Kelley, decided she would get tested [...]


Bridesmaid Gifts – Don’t Be Basic!

Being a bridesmaid is such an honor, but it can sometimes be a thankless job. Getting your girls little bridesmaid gifts is a sweet way to make sure they know they are loved and their hard work is appreciated. Besides, only a true friend would fluff your train, assemble wedding favors and stuff invitations, right? You want your bridesmaid gift to be fun and useful and not just a trinket she will stick in her drawer and forget about.  We've put together some of our faves to help you find the perfect one! Bridal Robes or PJs Not only will [...]


Real Bride – Kaitlin and Jonathan

- Real Bride & Groom's Names: Kaitlin and Jonathan Patterson - How did he propose? It was April 7th, 2017. We had just gotten the keys to our apartment and we were moving him in.  I knew at some point we were going to get married and it would also be my apartment. Jonathan had asked our apartment manager if he could have the keys to our apartment early so he could propose then. We walked in to an empty apartment where I turned around and he was down on one knee in the living room. He said he couldn’t imagine [...]


Hostess with the Mostest: Dressing the Mother of the Bride

In all honesty, the hardest person to dress for your big day is the Mother of the Bride. And yes, that is a ‘title’ because this is someone who has a key-roll in your story. Your mother, in most cases throughout your life, is used to taking a back seat to let your dreams become a reality. Trust us when we say that this event is no different. She will make sure you have everything you want and need for this wedding without one time stopping to think of herself. This means it is up to you as a bride [...]


Real Bride – Beverly and Hunt

- Real Bride & Groom's Names: Beverly & Hunt Jennings - How did he propose? Hunt proposed at Lula Lake Falls on Easter Sunday. On Easter Sunday Hunt and I had agreed to spend time with our own families so I wasn't expecting to see him that day. After church and lunch with my family I agreed to go for a hike with my sister Olivia. She took me on a hike I had never been on and we started at the bottom of Lookout Mountain and hiked to what I eventually recognized as Lula Lake Land Trust. Knowing that this [...]


Real Bride – Ginny and Mac

- Real Bride & Groom's Names: Ginny and Mac Brown - How did he propose? I was on vacation in Denver with a friend, and Mac flew out to surprise me. We went for lunch at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, which has a fantastic view.  I looked to my left to enjoy the view, turned back to Mac who had knelt down on one knee to propose. He had let our waitress know what was going on and gave her his phone to video the proposal.  Two seconds into filming Mac's phone died.  Luckily a couple of guys at a [...]