#WedtoWare | Our Wedding

Simple, elegant, and no-fuss was the theme for our wedding. We didn’t want to get caught up in having a big production but rather personal, romantic, and not make us or our families go broke.

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Our venue: this wasn’t the venue we were supposed to get married in. About a month before our wedding, the Cajun Cafe (which was our original venue) was being worked on an construction wouldn’t be done before our wedding. So, our wedding coordinator was able to get the Heist, which ended up being a more “us” kind of venue. It was brighter and more classic and ended up being such a beautiful venue. No meltdown or bridezilla here because of our amazing coordinator and how she handled everything.

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Sign and shirts made by my mother-in-law!

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My Bridesmaids:
Maddie (Mason’s cousin), Abigail, and Sarah (best friends from high school)

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My dress. I had been looking at this dress for 3 years, even before Mason and I had started dating. Everything about it I loved. It was modest, simple, and classic and no frills. When Mason and I started talking about getting engaged, I hopped onto BHLDN and they still had the dress! They only had 3 left and it was in my size and it was half off! This literally was my dream dress and I didn’t have to have any alterations done to it. Score!

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I decided to do my own hair to save a little money and I’m picky about how my hair is curled. I didn’t want anything to be over the top, especially when it came to my hair, so I decided against a veil (which also saved a chunk of cash), and the dress be the centerpiece.

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Shoes: When I tell you I wanted no fuss, I meant it. I didn’t want to spend a lot on heels and I wanted them to be comfortable. I found these for $20 on Charlotte Russe, I know it’s kind of random. They were the perfect soft pink and were super comfortable!

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Money saving tip: we stuck with eucalyptus, ferns, and Baby’s breath as our flowers because it was minimal and romantic, but also super affordable because it’s only considered as “filler” for bouquets! We ended up only spending $300 on flowers…total (yes, bouquets, boutonnieres, and table florals).

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My Girls ♥

I had all of my girls pick out their own bridesmaid dresses so that they could pick something they were comfortable in and knew fit their body. Our entire bridal party and family wore black because we loved how elegant it looked. And we won’t look back one day thinking, “why did we pick THAT color?”.

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Bridal Party entrance song: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by Sleeping at Last

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Bridal walk song: She is Love by Parachute

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Exit song: The Sound by The 1975

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Mason’s Family

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My nephew was supposed to be the ring bearer, but since he’s a 2 year old and just a little too rambunctious to make everything a little more smoother, we didn’t have him walk down the aisle.Mason Laura s Wedding Day-Mason Laura s Wedding Day-0139.jpgView More: http://studiounderground.pass.us/ware-weddingdayView More: http://studiounderground.pass.us/ware-weddingday

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This was honestly my favorite decoration at our wedding. I saw the idea on Pinterest and our wedding coordinator was able to bring my vision to life!

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Mason and I’s favorite candy is Jelly Beans, so naturally that was our wedding favors!

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Groom’s Cake Flavor: Chocolate with peanut butter frosting

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The groom’s cake had the record of Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis on top and the lyrics were around the cake.

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Money saving tip: having separated cakes instead of tiers saved us about $300!

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Reception entrance song: You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall & John Oates

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Firs Dance Song: Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis

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Father-daughter dance: You Are My Sunshine by Jasmine Thompson (tears fall uncontrollably whenever I hear this song)

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Cake cutting song: Sugar by Maroon 5 (this is one of my all time favorite songs and I knew it had to be at my wedding!)

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Cake Flavors:
Strawberry Champagne
White Chocolate Raspberry
Funfetti

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We had our own Snapchat filter which only cost about $6 for the whole day, and we just used one of the already designed wedding filters!

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We couldn’t that everyone enough that showered us with love not only in person, but even everyone online. I’m so glad I have a place that I can share these special moments of my life with people! Our vendors went above and beyond and we can’t say thank you enough to everyone. From our amazing photographers that captured all the special moments and our personalities perfectly to our DJ that kept us dancing all night, we are so blessed to have had these amazing people apart of our day.

I can’t wait to share our video with you next, stay tuned ♥

A huge thank you to all of our vendors:

Photography: Studio Underground
DJ: Brant Morton
Wedding Coordination, Flowers, Catering and Decorations: Cajun Cafe
Venue: Heist
Cake topper: Etsy
Cake: Pronia’s Deli & Bakery
My dress: BHLDN
Hair: myself (hair accessories from Asos)
Makeup: Taryn Terrell
Mason’s suit: Express jacket & Pants

Tropical & Floral- My Wedding Shower

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Mason and I are very simple people and our shower turned out so amazing and fit our style perfectly. I decided I wanted Mason by my side at the shower, and to not just have a “bridal shower”. Our wedding is his special day too and I wanted to be able to celebrate our shower together.

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Our friends and family put so much thought into our shower and it meant so much to us! Everything was so personal to us with our favorites; like the baby’s breath, pineapples, and the white and gold accents.

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Having our shower made me even more excited to marry Mason! We have everything that we were showered with set up in the apartment (that I can’t wait to move into and show you!). I feel like I can’t say thank you enough to the people around us that love and support us for putting together this beautiful shower.

Only 12 weeks to go until Mason and I say ‘I Do’!

#WedtoWare

The Simple Life

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Top- Forever 21 | Jeans- Level99 | Shoes- Dolce Vita

As I said in a previous post (this one here), I’ve been loving simplicity. Whether it be from my wardrobe, relationship, diet, or lifestyle. I feel like the word “simple” isn’t always used in the best way, sometimes it gets the reputation of being boring. I like doing things simple, because it’s no fuss. It also means to me to not put too much thought into things, and just kind of live in the moment.

  1. Wardrobe

With my wardrobe, I’ve been learning to love the things I own, and not obsess over the newest things coming out. Utilizing and cherishing the things around me. That doesn’t mean I’m not shopping and buying new things. I just put more thought into my purchases, such as, “do I really need this white v-neck when I already own 5?”, or “do I only want this because it’s on trend?”. That kind of thought process.
I’ve also started this into my skincare and makeup routine, by simplifying them and using less than 10 products.

2. Relationship

With my boyfriend, there’s nothing I love more than just sitting and talking. It doesn’t have to be anything special, just the two of us, just simple. Or when we’re just sitting and he looks at me and says he loves me, for no reason at all, or when he brings me one of my favorite treats, just because. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s something simple that means so much.

3. Diet

As far as my diet, for about a month I’ve been eating vegan (alongside being gluten free for 3 years now) and cleaning up my diet overall. Of course I allow to have my cheat days, but I’ve noticed a huge difference when I eat balanced and foods with simple ingredients. And lately I’ve been really into juices, I’ve been obsessed with one’s from a local indoor cycling place in my town. I’ve been loving them because it’s a great way to get in all of the good stuff that I need to give me energy. Since changing my diet, it’s crazy how good I feel and how much energy I have.

4. Lifestyle

For my every day life, I’ve been learning to love being by myself, and taking time for myself. I’ve always kind of been a homebody, but that time I do have alone, I take that time just for me. Lately I’ve been turning my phone on airplane mode for an hour a day, and doing sort of pamper routines, reading, or listening to music without working or being on social media. I’ll be honest, it’s kind of hard to do. But sometimes we as humans get our heads wrapped up into everything going on around us in other people’s lives, and forget about the things right in front of us, and forget to reflect on our own lives. It’s good to unplug for even just 1 hour and clear your head.

I hope you guys liked this kind of different post on the thoughts I’ve been having lately!

Thanks for reading!
-Laura

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When I travel, I like to stick to the motto “basics are better”. My basics are usually button-downs, jeans, and booties. I wanted to stay with my basics for this trip, but just update them a little. I switched out my usual white button-down for a chambray one, and black jeans for leather leggings. I also had to wear my favorite coat because it’s in the 30’s here in Kentucky and the coat not only adds edginess but also keeps me warm.

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Monday’s were made for wearing one of my dads huge and comfy 90’s sweater. To make the look a little more feminine, but still have that tomboy-ish feel, I wore the sweater over a button-up dress! And can we talk about these boots?! Knee-high boots can easily make a casual look more glam and a little sexier!

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What I’m Wearing

| my dads 90’s sweater | Comme Toi Boyfriend Button-Up Dress (similar) | Call It Spring Lothian Nubuck boots (on sale now!) | H&M bag |

Where to Find Me

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Today’s outfit is a simple look from the weekend! I love being comfortable as much as the next person, but i don’t want to look sloppy or like I don’t care. I paired this cozy, yet glam, pullover with this leather mini and easy, slip-ons for that chic-casual look!

If you liked this casual look, let me know by liking, commenting, and sharing!

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What I’m Wearing

| BCBGMaxAzria jeweled pullover (old) | Cotton On faux-leather mini (old) | Gap slip-ons | MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Selma Leather Medium Messenger Bag |

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