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Sign Me Up October 6, 2010

I get lost. Frequently. I hate that I don’t have a navigation system. I don’t see why a wedding should be any different so help your directionally challenged guests with some signage! Wedding this-a-way…

From playful to rustic these signs tell your guest everything they need to know.

Photo Credits

Image One: Elizabeth Anne Designs (Sara d Harper Photography – in Nashville!)

Image Two: Style Me Pretty (Anda Marie Photography)

Image Three: Unknown

Image Four: Forgetmeknotweddings (Heather Espana Photography)

Image Five: Unknown

Image Six: Unknown

Image Seven: Marry You Me (Sherri Diteman Photography)


A Little Daily Inspiration October 5, 2010

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Rustic Romance

Exactly what I want my wedding to look and feel like.

Inspiration from Alison Events.


A Little Daily Inspiration October 4, 2010

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Another absolutely fabulous way to document your love!

Image from Love and Lavender.


A Little Daily Inspiration October 2, 2010

I seriously have an unnatural obsession with clothes pins at weddings.  Monogrammed clothes pins holding your wedding rings? Pure perfection.

I was soooooo excited to see this wedding because of all it’s homey touches and then I realized – IT’S IN WESTERN PA! All the more reason to check out this Armstrong Farm wedding photographed by Our Labor Of Love.

Image from forgetmeknotweddings.


He loves me…he loves me not..

What better way to cheer up your rainy day then with something beautiful to look at! Mocha Rose Floral Designs here in Pittsburgh offers just that.

I found Mocha Rose Floral Designs while scouring Pittsburgh Magazine’s Real Pittsburgh Weddings section (one of my favorites).  I love their versatility – be it country chic or downtown elegance – their portfolio really speaks for itself. Check out their blog to see some of the real weddings they’ve provided florals for. While I was on there I was instantly impressed with their design studio! Who wouldn’t want to talk wedding florals in a setting like this?!

Pictures from their beautiful studio are from Leeann Marie Photography.


Marry Me? October 1, 2010

My original proposal story went as so…boyfriend secretly secures job in New York City, purchases apartment without me knowing, suggests we go on a walk through the West Village and then sneak into an apartment building, as we are walking by “our” door he slips the key in and opens the door, inside I find a puppy, some candles, and an engagement ring secured to said puppy with a bow. After my boyfriend convinced me he was never moving to New York City my engagement story went as so…both families go to Florida for Thanksgiving (reality), boyfriend suggests we go on a walk on the beach (I love walks apparently), halfway through the walk we come upon “Will you marry me?” in the sand, we return to our condo to find both our families already in celebration mode since they were in on the secret. It’s like a spur of the moment engagement party! Needless to say I returned from Florida non-engaged and am approaching yet another Thanksgiving…

Engagement story number three? Oh yes I have one…spa weekend at Bedford Springs Resort turns proposal and wedding planning trip all in one! Story number four you ask…the not-yet-fiance pretends to be going to Florida when in reality he is waiting at home to propose. The puppy may be involved again. Later I find out I actually have the next few days off to enjoy my bliss moment – my whole team was in on it even using a fake schedule to throw me off! This was my most recent engagement story…since I came home to find an empty house I’m guessing it’s onto engagement story number five. I quite like that photo of the girl with balloons. Maybe the puppy will be in a room full of balloons.

Is it inappropriate to write your own engagement story? I can’t help that I seem more romantic than most the men I’ve dated (although the not-yet-fiance is the most loving person I’ve ever known). I don’t think I’d want him to go as far as a proposal planner but I won’t lie and say I haven’t dropped more than a few hints about that darn puppy…

How involved were you in your proposal?


Gone Fishing

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Not literally but I will be MIA this weekend! I have a few posts scheduled for the weekend so please stick with the blog – and be sure to check back Monday when it will be back to my normal posting schedule. If you are a Pittsburgh vendor interested in being profiled or having your work highlighted please email me – beabrideguide @ . I promise I’ll get back to on Monday! In the meantime have a lovely weekend!