Havana Inspired Styled Wedding || Gretchen Dawley in Fargo ND

Havana Inspired Styled Wedding || Gretchen Dawley in Fargo ND

This spring, wedding gown designer Gretchen Dawley reached out to me about an epic project she had in the works. Her goal was to do a cross country road trip with her fiance and host pop-up shops and styled shoots all over the country. While the dresses remain the same, the chance to be able to work with wedding vendors from all around the country creates a unique variety of experiences and images. Her approach to design is story-based and it's so cool to see what a creative team does to tell the story of the Cuban women who've inspired this line.

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Forget Wedding Planning, Let's Talk About LIFE Planning

Forget Wedding Planning, Let's Talk About LIFE Planning

Wedding planning has its place. It should be a beautiful and fun process. I'll be the first person to encourage you to include meaningful pieces of yourself in the celebration and cherish every moment. But please, please, please - don't sacrifice the life planning. Don't stop dreaming together of all the somedays you will share. Don't forget to work through the nitty gritty little parts of your relationship. Don't lose sight of the point, that you love each other a whole lot, enough to promise until death do we part.

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Elegant Duluth Wedding || Emily + Austin at Greysalon Ballroom

Elegant Duluth Wedding || Emily + Austin at Greysalon Ballroom

Austin and Emily are the sort of loves who fell hard and fast - knowing that when it was right, it's pretty dang obvious to them and everyone around them. Their day was bumped ahead by an offer of a date at their dream venue and it was so worth a shorter engagement to have this amazing wedding at Greysalon Ballroom in Duluth, MN.

 Their day was filled with kisses, giggles, best friends and family, beautiful heartfelt vows (with nods to Emily's poetry), and a dash of punk music at the dance! (Because how else would these two celebrate but with a mini mosh pit?!) Enjoy this look into their wonderful day!

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ENGAGED!!! (And All My Liv-like Reflections)

ENGAGED!!! (And All My Liv-like Reflections)

Caleb is the man that I’ve prayed for my whole life. This is the man who I’ve loved long before I ever met the blue-eyed latte boy. This is the man. This is the man that God spoke to me about. This is the man that is going to help me chase after Jesus with total abandon for the rest of my days.

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