Real Bride Story – Kyanna and Tori

-How did he propose? He proposed in Jacksonville, North Carolina after my father's induction ceremony into the United States Marine Corps Boxing Hall of Fame. He had candles lit and R&B music playing in the background! -Tell us about your venue and why you chose it: Our venue was at the Magnolia House on Weiss Lake in Cedar Bluff, AL. We chose this venue because it’s a beautiful plantation style home that sits right on the lake! It was plenty of space for our guests and the owners were so helpful! They went above and beyond to make our day [...]


How to Create a Guest List for your Wedding

If you are reading this, you are possibly to the part of the wedding planning where you have to create the dreaded guest list. You’re making lists upon lists and somehow it still seems impossible to narrow it down. Take a deep breath and pour some champagne… we are here to help! Here are some of our favorite tips & tricks for creating the guest list for your wedding.  First, start with some categories! This makes the process much less overwhelming, and helps you remember all the people you want present on your special day! Some of these categories may [...]


Valentine’s Day is here! What are you going to get your man???

Hellooooo ladies and gents! The most romantic of all holidays is upon us and if you're like us bridal babes you're NOT about that spending-$8-on-a-greeting-card-life!  While it's easy to shop for ourselves, it's a little harder to shop for the men in our lives. We recently found this extremely helpful blog post from GroovyGuyGifts.com. Among the gems on this list are docking stations, personalized tool bags, and an engraved whiskey/cigar holder. I mean let's face it, the novelty gifts at TJ Maxx just aren't cutting it.   Our personal favorite is this Saving Private Ollie bag. LOVE the dual letter [...]


Real Bride Story- Hannah & Blake

-How did he propose? He surprised me! He already had plans with his buddies for the day and I was going to have a girls day with a mutual friend of ours. We went to lunch, hobby Lobby and got our nails done. He tried to get me to wear a dress but it was September 1st and the VOLS were playing so of course I had on shorts and a cute TN shirt! My friend told me she had to take something to the Hermitage Golf Course for a coworker, so we go by to drop it off, and [...]


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 [...]


Color Trends for 2020

Whether you are newly engaged or scrambling to nail down the color palette for your wedding party and decor...don’t worry! We are here to narrow down your choices and give you the colors that are trending this year in the wedding world!  Whether it is your bridesmaids dresses or your decor, you ultimately want to choose colors that you love as you see some of your favorite people standing beside you on your special day. Nevertheless, the people pleaser in all of us of course worries that our bridesmaids won’t love the colors! The trending colors this year do not [...]


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 [...]