[Wedding – Planning]

::  Getting Started / Misc.  ::
The Proposal!  –  Once Upon a (L)ime, in Cancun, Mexico…
Love Story  – Starts like all good “how we met” stories – drunk at a house party in college
Does Nike Do Weddings?  –  How OUaL got started, and the original “B-is-forbidden-from-knowing-this-site-exists” disclaimer
23 Years is PLENTY of Time…  –  On little girls with pillow case veils and a few general wedding rules
Gift Anxiety  –  Bridal Shower (B’s side)
::  Photography  ::
Engagement Shoot : Courtney McManaway Photography (SoCal)

Day Of : Kayla at Full Bloom Photography (NE Ohio) 
Kate Moss on Set…  –  The infamous FAILED engagement shoot with “Old Mr. Prom Pose”
Sneak Peek – E-Shoot  –  How I stumbled upon Courtney and a few of our fav shots
The Best Wedding Present EVER  –  Free wedding photography?  Really really.
On Trash The Dress-ing  –  Why I am 100% on board for a TTD shoot
::  Stationary  ::
Invitations & Design Suite : Jaymee at jayAdores
Save The Dates : Self-designed & purchased on vistaprint.com
::  THE Dress  ::
Bridal Gown & Alterations : David’s Bridal (Costa Mesa, CA)
Money Talks  –  Our first forray in dress shopping, a.k.a the time I thought I found ”The One” (it didn’t work out)
BREAKING NEWS : BREAKING NEWS : BREAKING NEWS  –  The time I actually DID find “The One”, a.k.a how to make your little sister cry her eyes out
Dress Shopping (and a sneak peek!)All the losers, and a glimpse of The One!
::  Bridesmaids’ Dresses  ::
Dress : Mossimo for Target.  $24.99 
Sash : Material from Jo-Ann Fabrics, sewn by my mom
Pimp My Bridesmaidsthe dress & dreamy accessories 

::  Menswear  ::

Jacket, Shirt, Tie, & Pants : Men’s Wearhouse (Irvine, CA – Consultant : Ashlea)  –  To keep with the semi-casual dress code, the men wore two-tone suits rather than a traditional tux, with a printed shirt & tie.  All items were purchased during the BOGO 50% off sale.


 ::  The Venue & Food  ::

Venue : The Arcade (Cleveland, OH)
Catering : On-Site.  Contact : Meghan Lukcso (catering manager)
Cake : B’s Grandma (yes, really)
Accomodations : The Hyatt Regency Downtown Cleveland  (attached to The Arcade)  (Travis Hafner of the Cleveland Indians got married here.  I’d be lying if I said this had no effect on our decision …)


Menu Design : Jaymee at JayAdores


The “Where” is Crucial.  –  Finding the perfect (and a few not-so-much) venue
Pantone = Adults’ Crayola  –  The Big Day’s color scheme 
Identity Theft  –  Crisis over the “final” menu.
Menu Tasting & a view of the venue  –  The winning menu is chosen (finally) 
You Chose. I Immediately Gain 5 Pounds.


 ::  The Honeymoon!  ::
We’re spending a week in the Arenal area of Costa Rica  (7 weeks after the wedding).  No sipping blended drinks here – we’re roughing it, hiking, zip-lining, and adventuring our way through the rainforest and around the volcanoes!
It’s Booked!  –  Accomodation & adventure details
We Don’t Need Another Toaster  –  Our non-traditional wedding registry
Tree Houses Hotel – Arenal, Costa Rica

Nayara Hotel, Spa, & Gardens

Traveler’s Joy Honeymoon Registry

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