::Real Wedding- Anna + Benjamin::

Having had a few very young couples this year, I'm seeing the advantage they have going into marriage that some of us may not have had! Anna and Benjamin make this list and I wish them many years of fulfillment!.

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::Passion Project #1- Marriage Curriculum::

The combination of feeling equipped in my own marriage and having a unique audience of engaged couples has given me passion to speak about relationships! I want to talk about avoiding the pitfalls of engagement. I also want to present tools and resources that allow my couples to have open conversation and successful marriages. I think you all have known for a long time that I may plan weddings but it's always been about much more to me. 

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::How to have a wedding on a smaller budget.::

Who cares what your budget is.... your wedding will be awesome no matter the price tag! Don't let anyone tell you it can't be awesome. Sure, you may have to adjust that champagne taste on a beer budget but whatever, isn't craft beer all the rage these days anyway??? 

Today, I share about my wedding (on a lower budget) and the compromises I made to make that work. 

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::Are Weddings Over the Top?::

It's about attitude, not money. Come over and have some real talk with me. By now, you've learned I say what no one else is willing to say. It's a gut check, but it will save your relationships and sanity. 

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::Alcohol- Serving Responsibly::

Your wedding should most definitely be the best day of your life but alcohol can ruin it pretty quickly. Today, I'm sharing my experience and advice on how to approach this responsibly without killing all the fun of the day. There is a reason the State of Texas has laws around this, a 'why' behind your venue putting their foot down and context on why your catering / bartenders are doing what they do. No one is a jerk here. We want the best for you. So listen up! 

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::Why hire a Wedding Planner?::

There is a lot of information out there and it can be really overwhelming. Whether you think it's a sales pitch or not, the truth of the matter is that you need a leader. My wedding day was nuts! I was a corporate event planner and I thought I had it under control. I'm now a professional wedding planner to help other sweet souls avoid the train wreck of stress that I experienced.

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::The Pros and Cons of a First Look::

Deciding on doing a First Look or not can be a really emotional decision and no one should pressure you either way. There are some things to consider so join me as guest blogger, Justin Douglas, shares his perspective on the pros and cons. 

*Photo credit for all images: Justin Douglas Photography

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::Why is my Vendor a Jerk?::

Why is your vendor a jerk? Well, they likely aren't but I totally get why it can feel that way sometimes. Let's talk about what may be going on and then go over your feelings and how to address them! 

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::REAL WEDDING - Laura + Garth::

When good people find love, and focus on their marriage, they truly have the best day ever. Laura + Garth lived their dream day in the rolling Hill Country of Texas by saying their vows at Ma Maison and the rest is history!

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::How I Met My Man::

I love my dude and for a fun take on #introductionfriday, I thought I would share the beginning of my forever. I love being apart of yours and enjoyed reflecting on mine. :) 

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::Austin as a Destination Wedding Location::

When it comes to planning your wedding from afar, extra consideration is required for specific details. Apart from the obvious booking of the venue and vendors, do you know what else to consider a priority?

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