Traveler’s Joy

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One of our favorite Sponsors  - Traveler’s Joy – is giving away a very special prize: $500 of honeymoon activities and experiences to one lucky couple!

- “The first $500 of honeymoon activities and experiences are on us. Whether it is surfing lessons, a spa treatment, or an amazing bottle of champagne on the beach, let us treat you!”

Here’s how you enter to win:
1) Register here with Traveler’s Joy
2) Like their facebook page here
3) And share in the comment section below where you’d love to go for your honeymoon.

Hello Ladies! Before you plan your honeymoon you’ve got to spend some time on Traveler’s Joy — the best honeymoon registry site.

If you’ve never heard of a honeymoon registry, let me fill you in on all the goodness involved when you register with Travelers’ Joy including their long history of serving over 100,000 members.

To name just a few perks of using Traveler’s Joy, there’s….

1) Instant Registry: You can have a complete registry within minutes! When setting up a registry you can choose from a list of 50 theme based (think beach, cruise, or mountains) or location specific (think Italy or St. Lucia) item lists.

2) Group Gifting: Unlike most registry options, it’s easy to divide the cost of your expensive items into manageable portions. A camera that costs $1,000 can be split into 5 $200 gifts (or gifts of any size) giving you the flexibility to register for much more expensive items.

3) Physical Items: With Traveler’s Joy, you can register for increasing numbers of “accessory” or “tangible”  items related to your honeymoon. Examples include travel guidebooks, cameras, video-cameras, luggage, snorkeling gear, and even newlywed flip flops.

4) Check out their Real Member Honeymoon Section where you can read more stories about Traveler’s Joy couples and help you begin your honeymoon adventure!

02.12.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Intimate Wedding at Terrain

We are loving this organic and intimate wedding at Terrain from the very talented Ozzy Garcia.

Bill asked me to marry him after 6 years of dating when we were on a once-in-a-lifetime trip in Patagonia, Argentina.  One year later we tied the knot at Terrain at Styers in Glen Mills, PA.  We both fell in love with the venue before we were even engaged so the location was pretty much a no-brainer.  We kept the affair very intimate with just close friends and family.  We also did pretty much everything ourselves with the help of my amazing Mom, and a few of our close friends!

My mom did all of the decor with some help from our friends at Styled Creative.  She also did all the flowers from the bouquets to the small bud vases cascading down each farm table.  Bill & I didn’t want a fancy cake, so my mom, Billy’s mom, my best friend Aubrey, and a few of my moms friends baked the desserts on our dessert table.  We also had our favorite singer/guitarist Sharon Sable and E. Shawn Qaissaunee perform our ceremony singing our favorite songs.  Nathan A. Laing of Habbitat Studios was our dj for the reception.

To further their intimate wedding feel, the couple gave a bar of their orange blossom soap from their bath & body brand, Hand in Hand Soap. A sustainable company that donates a bar of soap to a child in the developing world for every bar of soap purchased- such a meaningful gift.

Photography: Ozzy Garcia // Venue: Terrain at Glen Mills // Decor + Styling: Bride’s Mother + Styled Creative // Flowers: Bride’s Mother // Cake + Desserts: Bride’s Mother and Best Friend // Favors: Orange Blossom Soap from Hand in Hand Soap

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02.11.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Win $500 to outfit your wedding from Joielle!

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Every bride has to take care of her bridesmaids and make sure they’re looking beautiful on the big day, right? Look no further than our fabulous sponsor, Joielle, to make it happen. Joielle is an online bridal boutique specializing in affordable and adorable bridesmaid dresses, gifts and accessories for you and your entire bridal party. They offer 10% off for bridal parties of 4 or more, and you can also order swatches on their site to help pick your wedding colors. Pretty cool, right? Their “Track Bridal Party Status” gives you access to monitor your bridal party’s dresses, including who has placed their orders so far and the status of the dresses in production. Plus, they have a sample loaner program in selected styles, so you can try on the dress before purchasing including Dessy dresses.

And today, Joielle is giving away a $500 gift card to one lucky winner to use towards your own purchase or for outfitting your maids! CLICK HERE TO ENTER

02.11.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Santa Ynez Engagement Photos

The dreamiest engagement photos of Becky and Mark from the incredible, Jose Villa. Isn’t the Becky’s Sarah Seven dress divine? Check out his blog to see so many more images of this beautiful couple. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Photography by Jose Villa // Pink Dress: Sarah Seven

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02.08.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog