It seem’s unreal that my wedding was a little over a week ago. I’m a married woman – whoa! I often get asked how we chose our wedding venue. If you are new around here, we got married on June 2 at West Shore Cafe & Inn in Homewood, CA (Lake Tahoe).  Choosing a venue was easy… just look at this crazy, freaking spreadsheet I made.  I didn’t do it by myself, though! Kit, my sweet friend Rachel, and I sat down for an hour and looked up a bunch of venues that had a list of things we were interested in and just started typing a long. This was the result. ^ We narrowed it down to our top 3-5 and started emailing away. Okay, maybe we didn’t go as in depth once we started looking at the venues online, but  we did narrow it down! How to pick the PERFECT venue for YOUR wedding Research, research, research —> seriously though ; this one is BIG. Know what your budget is! All-Inclusive or just the Venue? I opted for an in between option. I wanted the venue, cleanup, food, and some items to be included. But I wanted to choose my own videographer, photographer, florist, and others. Which one gives you what you are looking for? Sound Check —> are you a late night partier?…

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Currently swooning over these sneak peeks of our engagement photo session earlier this month! They are seriously some of my favorite shots we have of us. We booked a shoot with the lovely Taylor Kern Photography and awaited this little trip!  Ugh, I love engagements and weddings, so if you have any photos to share, leave a link below! Also, who are some of your favorite engagement/wedding photographers?  xo

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Hi friends! It’s been a while, guess why? We had some serious happenings over here. Here’s the latest: I graduated with degrees in Marketing and Management I started working as a site editor for a HUGE company My work schedule has been fuller than ever! Wedding Planning is in FULL swing I am working on some entrepreneurial endeavors that include… + Homes + Decor + Pretty Planning everything! I am super excited and can’t wait to share them with you! Stay tuned for some exciting news! 🙂

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Happy Wednesday ya’ll! When K and I got engaged, we knew the season of wedding planning for us would soon begin. Between wedding registry’s, bridal shows, and multiple vendors it seemed only fit for us to create an exclusive wedding email to use so we wouldn’t get bombarded with wedding emails in our professional email as well as in our deals/junk email.  It is really easy to create a wedding email…. that is if you know what you want your email to be!  We chose to create a Gmail account through Google as it is user friendly, free, and easily accessible on all devices.  How to Create A Wedding Email Go to www.mail.google.com Click “Create Account”  If you are already logged in to your personal Gmail account, click your profile photo in the top right corner and click “Add Account”. Create an account. Use one of your names (or your future name for the information part and then create your username! I love that they give examples and tell you if you it is taken or not.Some common emails I have seen used for weddings include examples like: thecarsonwedding carsonwedding or carsonwedding2015 kitandleanna carsonstietheknot You can always add the date or a short word if there is a username you really want but it isn’t available.  “Agree” to Google’s terms and conditions “Submit” + your wedding…

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Vendors, Gowns, Bouquets, and information galore! Bridal shows are some of my favorite things to attend. My first bridal show was back when I went with my cousin during her engagement. It was in Las Vegas…so yes — IT WAS HUGE! It was so much fun and I was able to get so many ideas for my future wedding, plus I was able to see how this whole idea of “wedding planning” really goes. The prices, the gimicks, the free food, it is so much fun! At first it seemed overwhelming with so much information thrown at you, but hey its VEGAS! Then this past Sunday I had the opportunity to model Bridal Gowns for a local vendor Deja Vu Bridal. Okay, now I know you shouldn’t necessarily wear a bridal gown before you are married, let alone let the potential groom see you…but it happened. This bridal faire was so much more low key and intimate. Less than 60 vendors and out in Genoa, Nevada. I was so excited to attend, but I was definitely disappointment in the small amount of vendors, but we are in Northern Nevada, so it makes sense!  Don’t worry I made sure that I wore two dresses that were very nice, but not necessarily the one for me. But to the main reasons as to why you should attend…

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