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Kristen
Washington, DC & The Outer Banks, NC
A busy bride-to-be, hard-working professional and life enthusiast. :)
Interests: weddings, cooking, exercising, real estate aka HGTV, good wine with great friends, my kitties and my handsome fiance'
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And now, a thousand words about why our wedding photographer is the greatest thing since sliced bread... Ok, just kidding, I'm not counting words. But seriously, our wedding photographer rocks. :) I have to admit that I have a mild obsession with wedding photography. In fact, even more than I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
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Let's just get this out of the way, so that I can stop apologizing... I've been MIA. I know. But, in the last month several things have happened. First, after losing a lifelong battle with a severe case of the "know it alls", I have finally admitted that I am... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
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Ahhhh, mini confession: I kinda sorta had a minor nervous breakdown last week. Nothing to do with wedding stuff, just life in general, and had to take a break from blogging to focus. I'm back, sans hives, and hopefully better than ever. :) Lately I've been talking a lot with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
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I read in one of the 15 bridal magazines stacked in the living room floor that the key to achieving a cohesive look is to pick one detail - a shape, an item, a font, a theme - and thread it through everything, touching every other detail and bringing it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
Hello friends!!! I'm back from a relaxing weekend at home with my family (if you call driving almost 4 hours back in severe thunderstorms "relaxing") and finally ready to unveil the wedding website we chose!! It's a work in progress, obviously, because we don't have some of the details narrowed... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
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Now that my brain has fully recovered from a full day of enjoying beverages on Saturday (yes, two days ago), I can finally get back to this post I started last week... what can I say, I like to party. Which is why this post is about our cats. (what???... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
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After a minor scare this afternoon, when 108 Budleigh called to confirm our August 13, 2010 wedding reception, I'm now one glass of wine down, sufficiently relaxed and ready to tackle the wondrous world of wedding websites for our 2011 wedding. And don't worry, our date and venue are still... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
So now that it's really happening - this whole destination wedding thing :) - I'm suddenly freaking out about where and how and what it will take for our entire wedding party to stay somewhere together. And it's definitely really happening... 108 Budleigh cashed the deposit check TODAY. Ah! I... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
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Introducing the Fabulous Five... surviving this wonderful wedding experience without them would not be possible... they answer email after email about ideas that are sometimes outlandish... and do an awesome job of acting enthused... the unwaivering support team... reality check enforcers but fairytale encouragers... here are the lovely ladies who... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
What a weekend! Well, what a crazy weekend it could have been, but it was all cut short the moment we walked into the perfect venue... The first option was the only place we saw on Saturday - the Hilton Pier House. And while it was beautiful, offered plenty of... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
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From the moment you step into our home, there is really no question about what colors I'm drawn to. If the living room doesn't convince you, with the sea glass blue and green pillows on the couch and the custom-made, blue and green striped arm chair... just step over to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
Well here's the part about wedding planning that no one wants to talk about... the budget. Eeek. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not much of a bargain shopper, penny pincher, or budget-savvy lady. In fact, if I had a dollar for every overdraft fee I incurred in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
It's been a few days since my last post, but I wanted to take my time and make sure I got this one right. There are so many resources out there - countless websites, templates, timelines, calculators, blogs (I probably should have helped ya'll out by not adding to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
I've only been basking in the glow of our engagement for about three weeks and I have to start making big decisions already. So much for "enjoying the engagement"... ha, is there ever such a thing? :) We've been scoping out a few reception venues, sending some preliminary emails, generally... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
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The first thing I thought to do - literally hours after getting engaged, as we peeked through the windows of 108 Budleigh in Manteo (more on this later) - was to look for the venue. WHERE would we get married??? I should back up and say - there was really... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
I thought I knew a whole lot about weddings... before I got engaged. I'd spend hours at night watching Say Yes to the Dress on TLC, scouring the blogs of wedding professionals, dreaming of my own big day. But that's just it - I was dreaming. And now it's real,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2010 at Out of Town Vows
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