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Nothing will ruin your wedding day (especially for an outdoor wedding) quicker than unexpected rain. Suddenly, you’re moving in chairs and ceremony décor at the last possible minute, not to mention the new level of stress that’s just been added to an already taxing day. You can avoid these unforeseen acts of nature, however, by […]

Wedding Rain Plan Tips

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As many pet owners will attest, your fluffy friends are a central part of your life. Accordingly, you may want to include these companions in your wedding festivities somehow. Below, we’ve outlined a few ways to incorporate your pets into your wedding, and we hope you enjoy! Make your furry best friend your ring bearer […]

Three Tips to Include Pets in Your Wedding

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Moving in: Tips for Spending Time Together and Apart When you move in with your partner for the first time, you may find yourself facing some challenges and adapting to another person’s lifestyle and habits. Even if you have been in a long-term relationship with your partner, there may be a few new quirks and […]

4 Tips for Moving In with Your New Spouse

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One of the best aspects about living in East Tennessee is that the Smoky Mountains are in our backyard. Smoky Mountain National Park provides the perfect backdrop for photo shoots and weddings, and Lori and Drew chose to have their engagement session in the park. We are in love with the photos captured by Leah […]

A Smoky Mountain Engagement Session by Leah Moyers Photography

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One of our favorite things to do as wedding coordinators is to plan styled shoots. We do not get to do it very often, but when we do, we go all out. We love getting together with other local vendors and getting to show our talent and creative identities. For our summer styled shoot, we […]

A Tequila Sunrise-Inspired Styled Shoot at the Cardinal’s Nest

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As the heralding call to your wedding, your invitations give the first indication of what guests can expect from your wedding. Accordingly, you want to ensure that your invitations mimic the overall aesthetic of your wedding while still providing all necessary details related to the event. Regardless of how you approach your invitation suite, however, […]

Wedding Invitation Wording Tips

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We know that having a bar at your wedding can kick up the party an extra notch. Unfortunately, sometimes it kicks it up a few too many notches. Below, we have outlined some tips for figuring out the perfect bar for your wedding day. When will the bar open? We suggest waiting until after the […]

How to Handle Your Alcohol: Wedding Bar Tips

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“A party without a cake is just a meeting.” –Julia Child For kids and adults alike, one of the most exciting aspects of a wedding is the cake. If you’re unsure about how to begin the process, however, we’ve outlined some tips below! Consider the weather. If you’re having an outdoor wedding in the middle […]

Let Them Eat Cake: Wedding Cake Tips

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One of the most exciting parts of the wedding planning experience is the search for the dress! Of course, in this age of commerce, many brides wonder why they can’t shorten the process by buying online. Thankfully, we at Custom Love Gifts, Events, & Prints have two former bridal stylists to run you through the […]

Why to Fear Buying a Wedding Dress Online

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A hotly debated topic in the modern wedding conversation, whether or not to do a first look is a question every couple asks themselves during the wedding planning process. Each argument, of course, has its own merits, as one is based in tradition while the other strives to maximize time efficiency. But which choice is […]

First Look Wedding Pros and Cons

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