An Important Update: The End of DIY Bride

An Important Update: The End of DIY Bridefeatured

Dear Friends, When I began this site in 2002, it was with the sole intent to share the DIY ideas and templates I had created and accumulated with a few brides and grooms I had met online. DIY weddings were a rarity in those days – at least in wedding media – with few resources Read more

The 10 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Wedding

The 10 Things No One Tells You About Planning A Weddingfeatured

1. Your Family and Friends May Have Strong Reactions To Your Wedding Weddings tend to bring out weird emotions and reactions in family, friends, internet strangers, and even yourself. Nut up, buttercup, and don’t be afraid to set healthy boundaries about why, how, and with whom you get married. 2. Your Budget Is Not A Read more

Jessica & Tyler’s Understated Glam Wedding

Jessica & Tyler’s Understated Glam Weddingfeatured

I don’t know about you but I’m soooo ready for fall weddings! (Don’t be mad, summer brides, we still love you!) I was so excited when Khris assigned this gorgeous wedding of Jessica and Tyler to me because it has everything I love: pumpkins, purple, glam, and a heaping dose of Southern charm. Can you Read more

Kathyrn & Scott’s Springtime Rustic Wedding

Kathyrn & Scott’s Springtime Rustic Weddingfeatured

Near Southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains sits the lovely Historic Lindley-Scott House, where meet today’s couple, Kathyrn and Scott. The venue provided the perfect backdrop for this understated-yet-charming DIY wedding that’s full of steal-worthy rustic details. Photographer Marisa from Peterson Design & Photography, gives us the details: What a beautiful day Kathryn and Scott had! Read more

Cassie & Carlos’ DIY Estate Wedding

Cassie & Carlos’ DIY Estate Weddingfeatured

The simplicity of Cassie and Carlos’ wedding knocks our socks off today. A beautiful venue, a thoughtful collection of creative DIY projects, and a gorgeous pastel palette comes together in a way that enhances – but does not overpower – the couple’s big day. Held at the gorgeous French Estate in Orange, California, Carlos and Read more



It is so ordered. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even Read more

Katie & Jesse’s Travel Themed Wedding

Katie & Jesse’s Travel Themed Weddingfeatured

Aaaaand this is why the Internet is amazing: Katie lives in Oregon. Jesse lives in Texas. Thanks to the miracle of technology they met, fell in love, and nurtured a relationship for over 3 years before tying the knot in 2014. Incorporating their long distance love into the decor with travel details like maps and Read more

The Truth About “Average” Wedding Costs

The Truth About “Average” Wedding Costsfeatured

Recommended reading for today – especially those struggling with your wedding budget – is an excellent article from Slate.com in 2013: http://www.slate.com/…/average_wedding_cost_published_numbe… The article’s writer, Will Oremus, does an excellent job of explaining the difference between “average” and “median” and why couples should beware of falling into the trap of thinking that “average” is what Read more