Bride Backwards Blogging our wedding backwards, from the honeymoon to the proposal!

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Short Hiatus

So, I guess I’m taking a little bit of a longer blog break than I initially planned… things have been so busy for the past month that I just haven’t had time. Can’t complain about that! I’m also planning on changing up the way things work around here, hence the...

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What’s in a Name?

The biggest dilemma I had while wedding planning was what to do about my name. For me, this involved two decisions: one for my legal name and one for my SAG-AFTRA performer name, or “stage name.” If you had asked me five or ten years ago, or even just one...

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DIY Keeping Resolutions Without A Life Coach

(This is not to knock life coaches, I have totally had one before and found having a 3rd party to help you keep on track with goals very helpful. This is just if you don’t want to pay for that, mostly!) Whenever people talk about their New Year’s Resolutions, I...

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Holiday Break!

I’m taking a bit of a blogging break for the holidays, and will be back in early 2015. Planning to restructure some content and schedules as the blog moves forward. More “ideas for your wedding” and not-necessarily-wedding-related DIYs as we move out of the backwards retelling of my own wedding....

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DIY Decorating a Perfect Beachy Shower

As I mentioned a few posts ago, my girlfriends did such an amazing job with the shower decorations. One really lovely bonus of having lots of friends who work in creative career fields is that you’ll never be lacking for innovative party ideas! Four different girls were all working on...

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DIY Creative Shower Games & Favors

A lot of shower games are of the “let’s make everyone feel awkward” variety. I wasn’t worried about this with my girlfriends, though, they are the classiest and kindest. They came up with some really cute things, and we also had plenty of time to just relax and chat with each...

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A Low-Key Shower

I wasn’t planning on having a bridal shower, to be honest. Most of my bridal party, and all of my family, lives across-the-country and I adamently did not want anyone to travel more than they needed to. When I decided on Vegas for the bachelorette, I made sure the girls...

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Welcome Wagon & Creating a Schedule

I was so thrilled when we got to our hotel the Wednesday before our wedding. After spending the month prior having nightmares about various potential family arguments, crashing our car on the way to Newport Beach, guests not showing up… just finally getting the weekend started was a real joy....

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Busy Bees

This fall has been so wonderful, and also so busy. My husband starred in a Disney music video (playing Scar from The Lion King) that was released last week. It has been viewed millions of times and was covered on everything  from E! News, to Billboard Magazine, to Perez Hilton....

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Throwing A Pre-Wedding Spa Day for Your Bridesmaids

I had a little daydream once, about two years before we even got engaged. Matt had taken me to Newport Beach for my birthday, and we were staying in the hotel we would eventually use for our wedding guests. Coincidentally, the hotel left chocolate covered strawberries in our room as...