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About Leah Blankespoor

I have always loved love. Being engaged, I have a passion to help other engaged couples with wedding planning, advice, DIYs, and anything related to their big day. I am a senior in Event Management with a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies. Just recently I returned from a semester abroad in Europe. I was a blog intern for the Iowa State Study Abroad Center which is where I fell in love with the blogging world. -Iowa State University - Ames, Iowa

Bridesmaid Jewelry Gift Ideas

Your bridesmaids are a huge part of your life, and you want them to know how they are a huge part of your love story and life. A great way to give back to them is by gifting them with essentials for the big day so that they have less to financially cover for the big day. Accessories can really cap off an outfit and complete the look. They truly are the icing on the cake. Cohesive jewelry will make you bridal party just that more polished, and Thomas Laine has pieces that they will wear for the rest of their lives.
jewelry for your bridesmaids
From earrings, to bracelets, pins to hair pieces, you really can’t go wrong with a little extra sparkle to any bridal party. With many different metals, colors, and looks, there is something for everyone and every wedding. They truly are heirloom quality pieces that won’t put a kink in your wedding budget.
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Thomas Laine jewelry has been featured in many magazines, articles, and even on stars spotted on the red carpet. What better way to spoil your ladies gifting them with the perfect capstone to their fabulous outfit? Whenever they wear this gift in the future, they will think fondly of the day they got to wear it celebrating your big day with you.
And why stop at your bridesmaids? Flower girls, your mother, future mother-in-law, and any other important women in your life would love any of these timeless pieces.
Please note, this blog has been sponsored by Thomas Laine. Thank you for shopping!

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What To Wear To A 2017 Summer Wedding

Wedding season is upon us, and for many this brings feelings of panic when we take into account all of the weddings we will be attending. Dress shopping is exciting, but not many of us have the time to carve out of our busy spring schedules. Nicole Miller has a fabulous line of the perfect dress for whatever type of wedding you are attending.

Designer of Women’s fashions, bridal, and accessories, Nicole Miller uniquely combines the ideas of elegance and rebellion to achieve a subtle sexiness that is the essence of modern femininity.

Dance The Night Away

Great Gatsby weddings where busting a move is bound to happen call for dresses with movement. This way you will keep your cool while still being able to boogie all night long! (Navy & Gold Fringe Dress)
navy and gold fringe dress

Black Tie Soiree

Black tie events are a fun excuse to buy a fancy dress that makes you feel sophisticated. This metallic off the shoulder dress is classy with feminine touches of pleating and sparkle. It can be dressed up with an updo and delicate heels, or dressed down with boots and tousled hair. You really can’t go wrong with either look. (Off the Shoulder Dress)
metallic off the shoulder dress

Casual Beach Wedding

Sand between your toes, crashing waves, a soft coastal breeze. For a beach wedding, you don’t want to feel confined or restrained by your wardrobe choice. This crocheted lace dress is feminine, pretty, and breezy to keep you comfortable, whatever mother nature sends your way. Perfectly paired with a loose boho braid, bun, or tousled waves. (Crinkle Chiffon Dress)
boho chic navy dress

Garden Gala

Hors derves, cocktail hour, and towering white tents with crystal chandeliers make for an elegant garden wedding. Match the mood with a feminine floral print that will make you feel like you are ready to attend the Queen’s royal tea party. You can’t go wrong with a sweet and flirty a-line dress in a neutral background with vibrant floral accent colors. (Floral Strapless Dress)
floral cream dress

 

Please note, this blog has been sponsored by Nicole Miller. Thank you for shopping!

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The Perfect Wedding Band

You are donning that beautiful piece of hardware on your left hand. Once you get used to a little extra weight on your hand, you need to start thinking about what kind of wedding band will best compliment your engagement ring.

Curved Bands
If you have a halo ring, you might want to consider a curved band that will fit around the shape of your ring. This is also a great option for any ring with a scalloped edge,  geometric design, or curved edge that prevents a band from sitting flush to your ring. (Image Credit)
unique wedding bands to compliment your engagement ring
Ring Wraps
Also called ring jackets, enhancers or guards, these are perfect for simple solitaire rings. It can really create that “wow” factor, and totally enhances your engagement ring. Ring wraps give the illusion of a halo around your ring and adds an extra sparkle factor completely enveloping your ring. (Image 1 | Image 2 | Image 3)
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Stackable Bands
Since they are more simple, these are a great option that give a beautiful minimalist look if you don’t want to take away from your engagement ring. These are a great anniversary ring, and look great in doubles and triples. (Image Credit)
unique wedding bands to compliment your engagement ring
Some places to shop for these gems are Etsy, TwoBirch for curved bands and ring wraps, and Pandora and Everly for stackable bands. We hope that you find the perfect match, just like you and your spouse to be!

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Christian Mingle

Is your social media flooded with engagements, wedding photos, and baby announcements? Are you getting frustrated that you just can’t seem to find “the one”? In today’s day and age, it can be hard to find and connect with someone who has the same values as you. You may click on many other levels, except a very important one: religion. (Image Credit)

catholic wedding ceremony
Christian Mingle has had high success for those who are searching for their match. With their dedication to helping you find a lasting and fulfilling relationship, they have achieved 15 million registered members since 2001. “Unlike other dating sites, faith and values are built into our community, and are more than just a box you check in your search filter.” (Image Credit)

bible and engagement ring
If you are frustrated with not finding the right match, go sign up for a ChristianMingle profile, you can do a free trial even. Many couples have had great success and are engaged, and even married because of this dating site. Instead of spending your own time and energy weeding out first dates that aren’t the right fit, get the perfect fit right away! (Image Credit)

Please note, this blog has been sponsored by Christian Mingle, but the content is the opinion of the author alone.

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Guest Book Alternatives

You are not just any ordinary bride, and every part of your day should be unique to you and your relationship. Want to add some flair to your day? Check out these unique guest book alternative ideas!

 

Sign a globe or a map “Let’s be adventurer’s darling.” For the travel bugs out there, have guests incorporate your love of traveling by signing a globe or a map. After all, home is where those you love are. (Image Credit)

unique wedding guest book ideas
Sign a quilt Quilts are beautiful keepsakes and wonderful symbols of the union of marriage. Whether it is made by the bride herself, her mother, grand mother, or great grandmother, there is sure to be deep meaning behind this labor of love. (Image Credit)

alternative to traditional wedding guest books
Sign a photo book of engagement photos This is the perfect way to show off those fairytale worthy engagement photos. After all, once you have your wedding photos, this is the perfect way to showcase your favorite engagement photos. (Image Credit)

unique wedding guest book ideas
Sign a mounted photo/invitation Want a wall hanging to commemorate the day? Have guests sign the border that goes around your invitation, engagement photo, or place a wedding photo in when you get them back. (Image Credit)

unique wedding guest book ideas
Polaroids A retro and playful way of documenting your guests is to have a polaroid station. (Image Credit)

unique wedding guest book ideas
Postcards For you old souls and hopeless romantics, postcards are the perfect personalized guest book. (Image Credit)

alternative to traditional wedding guest books
Puzzle “You complete me.” If you and your significant other are avid puzzle. (Image Credit)

alternative to traditional wedding guest books
Wine Pop some bubbly, you have a hubby! Have your guests sign your favorite bottle of wine for you to pop open on each anniversary! (Image Credit)

alternative to traditional wedding guest books
Fingerprint tree Each guest is as unique as their own personal fingerprint which this guest list symbolizes. (Image Credit)

non-traditional wedding guest book ideas

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