Wedding Planning

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    Marsala – Pantone’s Color of the Year 2015!

    *This post contains affiliate links. If you click through a make a purchase, a tiny percent of that purchase goes to help keep this blog running. So, thanks! I never recommend anything I don’t love and use. For reals.* Last week, Pantone announced their Color of the Year for 2015, Marsala, and it’s a beaut! […] Read more…

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    Wedding Inspiration: The Great Gatsby

    This week, our merry band of wedding planners has looked to The Great Gatsby for our inspiration. Did y’all read The Great Gatsby in school? Well, just in case you haven’t… (from Amazon): The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz […] Read more…

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    Confession: I Still Haven’t Finished Our Wedding Thank You Cards

    OK. Confession time. Bob the Builder and I have been married for 247 days. I have only written and mailed 23 thank you cards. I have not finished our wedding thank you cards. I am the worst bride in the world. Read more…

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    Inspiration: Farm-to-Table Wedding

    Back in March, I was fortunate enough to attend Alison Howard’s REFINE Workshop for wedding planners. I had a wonderful time, learned more than my brain could process in two days, and made some fantastic new friends – wedding planners from all over the country! We have kept in touch, via the magic of Facebook, […] Read more…

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    Inspiration: Steampunk Wedding

    For the next few weeks, I’m going to be featuring a variety of inspiration boards created by our merry band of wedding planners. I am so excited to share this new feature with y’all, and for you to all get to know these ladies that I love! If they are in your area, check them out! This week, our chosen theme was Steampunk.  Read more…

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    WeddingMix Giveaway!

    When Bob the Builder and I were planning our wedding, we had a major sticker shock over the cost of professional wedding videographers. MAJOR. We knew right away we did not have room for that in our budget. Luckily, there is a fabulous alternative! Read more…

My Wedding

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    A Marvelous Moxie Marriage: The Element of Surprise!

    Hey y’all, Sorry for my brief blog hiatus. I have been busy growing my wedding planning biz, Moxie Bright Events! More on that to come. I’ll be back around these parts now, because I’ve missed you guys! And I have so much to talk about! Let’s get right to it. One of the easiest ways to […] Read more…

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    A Marvelous Moxie Marriage: We Weren’t Even There (aka Cocktail Hour)

    Or, more accurately, in our case: The Cocktail Hour and A Half. I’ve been attempting to write about our cocktail hour for the past month. Maybe longer. I have had some serious writers block on this front, and the only reason I can give for it is this: We weren’t even there, so how can […] Read more…

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    A Marvelous Moxie Marriage: Ceremony Music

    Hey Peeps! It’s been a while since I did a wedding recap, and I realized I left you high and dry on our ceremony! Let’s dive back in! Bob the Builder and I spent so much time writing our wedding ceremony, but I also think we spent an equal amount of time choosing the music […] Read more…

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    A Marvelous Moxie Marriage: The Ceremony

    The Wedding Ceremony. The Main Event. The Reason for the Season, so to speak. To say the wedding ceremony is an important part of your wedding day is to totally understate the obvious. It is THE reason for the day. It deserves your attention and reverence. I know it’s common to get swept up in […] Read more…

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    A Marvelous Moxie Marriage: We Rehearse…Again

    Hi Peeps! I know, it’s been a while! Let’s get back to the wedding recaps, shall we? When we last left off, Bob the Builder and I had taken some photos around City Hall in Philadelphia, and just made it to our venue, The Down Town Club, as it started to rain…again.  This was fine […] Read more…

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    A Marvelous Moxie Marriage: Photos Around Philadelphia

    After our first look, Bob the Builder and I joined our bridal party for some group photos around Philadelphia. Our first location was just across the street at Independence Park. These are my favorite people. I haven’t gone into great detail about it here on the blog, but the week of our wedding was also […] Read more…

Not Weddings

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    Shop Small: 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    This year I thought I would focus on my favorite “local to Los Angeles” gifts, for those who just realized there are only 12 shopping days until Christmas!

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    Oscar Dresses that You Could Wear to Your Wedding

    Peeps! Did you watch the Oscars last night? If I’m totally honest, I mostly watched just to see Idina Menzel (I mean, Adele Dazeem. Um. Really, John Travolta? WEAR YOUR GLASSES. Or learn the name of the person you are introducing. You’re not new here.)  sing “Let it Go” from Frozen. I love her, I […] Read more…

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    {Sponsored Post}: Del Monte & Kitchen Surfing!

    Sometimes I get to do super fun things because of this lil’ ‘ole blog, and I have to say, this dinner was the most fun to date! The fine folks at Del Monte invited me & Bob the Builder to host two of our friends in our home for a chef-created meal, using Del Monte products! Read more…

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    Ideas for Valentine’s Day Gifts!

    I always have a difficult time coming up with a great Valentine’s Day gift for Bob the Builder. Since Valentine’s Day is only five days after Bob the Builder and I get back from our belated honeymoon, I’ve already started planning his gift. My first idea was an oldie but a goody. In fact, it’s […] Read more…

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    Brides Against Breast Cancer Dress Sale!

    This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of volunteering at the Brides Against Breast Cancer event in Pasadena at the Brookside Golf Club. Brides Against Breast Cancer sells all brands of new designer and “gently worn” wedding gowns in all shapes and styles. Their “Nationwide Tour of Gowns” will contribute over $2 million dollars this year […] Read more…

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    Happy 2014! (and a look back at 2013)

    It’s kind of an understatement to say that 2013 was a great year. I want to call 2013 monumental, but even that doesn’t sound quite right. The truth is, 2013 was a life-changing year. Inspired by my good friend Mindy at Budget Fairy Tale, I decided to list it all out. The year felt so […] Read more…