“Confessions Of A Future Bride” | Post 27

“(Come on) If you a fly gal get your nails done. Get a pedicure,get your hair did…” ~ Missy Elliott

PART I

“First, I would just like to ask.. How on earth did anyone plan a wedding before Pinterest was in existence?! Pinterest is my go to for everything! …Flowers, tuxes, decorations, and of course, a hairstyle for the big day!
So I know I want to wear my hair up.. I have heard from almost everyone.. “Oh my god, you need to wear your hair down”… But I am getting married outside in the end of June and I just have too much hair for all of that 🙂 Plus, I have to show off my sexy back 😉
I have had this picture in mind for quite a while.. So I knew how I wanted the front of my hair to look, but was clueless for the back 🙂 I need a loose up-do.. Because when my hair is too tight to my head, I just look.. Weird.. Really weird 🙂

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So for the pictures of the back of the hair.. I actually was scrolling the Cosmo and saw the pins in an article about prom.. Prom hair, wedding hair.. Same thing right 🙂 I really like the braid in each of them. And I think they could work nicely with the loose in front look. Plus I really like braids.

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I guess we will check back in after my hair trial!! :)”
~The Future Mrs. Bongiorno

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“Confessions Of A Future Bride” | Post 26

It’s officially spring which means we are a season closer to Rachel’s wedding day!!!! Today we get a little artsy craftsy!! 😉

“I don’t think of myself as super crafty.. I would love to do crafts and Pinterest gives me some really good ideas, but I never follow through with them 🙂
But let me tell you this wedding stuff is pretty damn expensive! So I need a little DIY in my wedding life 🙂
So I had a few inspirations for table runners, but they were way too much money for me.. Who has the money to be spending $15-20 PER TABLE??!!! 

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Lucky for me.. Amy {My lovely co-worker/cousin/bridesmaid} and I were walking into Walmart and I didn’t even notice a cart full of burlap that was on super duper sale.. Now I am definitely more of a Target girl than a Walmart girl, but I have to give it to them on this one.. They were on sale for $.25 to $.50 each! So Amy and I raided the cart of all of the white, yellow and blue burlap. This provided me with all of the pretty inner layer of burlap like my inspirations had. That just left me with having to buy the actual burlap runner.. So again DIY, and me just being super cheap in general :), I bought large rolls of burlap from Walmart that Amy, Rebekah {My little sister} and I painstakingly separated in four runners each.. I had watched a video on how to do this on Pinterest and it was most definitely harder than it looked.. What a surprise 🙂

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And let me tell you.. I love the final results!! I am so happy with how they came out! I guess not every Pinterest craft is a fail :)”

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~The Future Mrs. Bongiorno

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“Confessions Of A Future Bride” | Post 25

And the saga continues….lol…just kidding…onto this weeks #weddingwednesdays post!

Week 25!

“Tuxes were something that I almost forgot about to be honest 🙂 My Pinterest board has very little with anything concerning Arthur on the wedding day.. It’s all about me.. Duh! 🙂
I wanted grey tuxes for Art and the Groomsmen for sure.. I personally like grey suits better than black for a few reasons.. 1) I am having a summer wedding and I think black is too dark for the season 2) The guys stand in the sun during the ceremony and 3) Sometimes I think black tuxes can look a little waiter-ish 🙂 So I was set on grey for Art and the guys.. Until I saw my inspiration picture on Pinterest. I love that the groom is in navy and the rest of the men are in grey. I thought it was so different than anything else I had seen, but it looks so good! The groom should stand out on the wedding day too right 🙂

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So off to Men’s Wearhouse we went. Arthur and I were joined by some of his groomsmen as the men were fitted for their tuxes.. This is definitely not as fun of a process as the girls getting their dresses 🙂 But one more item to check off my To-Do List!

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And….
AHHH!!! I just realized that tomorrow {Or today for those reading the #WeddingWednesday post} marks 100 days until the wedding!”
~The Future Mrs. Bongiorno

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“Confessions Of A Future Bride” | Post 24

If you are new to the blog and are just following along, here’s what you missed:

Rachel, my business partner/assistant/second shooter, recently got engaged and with us being photographers, thought it would be cool document her whole wedding planning process. Not only to keep these memories but to maybe help out one of our readers who may be a future bride as well as get suggestions from you guys. Here are the past posts that you’ve missed.

  1. Post 1 ~ We got a glimpse of how Rachel and her fiancé, Arthur met! It’s an adorable story including some very young pictures of them.
  2. Post 2 ~ We got to hear the story of how Arthur proposed in Bermuda! Check out that post to see her ring! It’s beautiful!
  3. Post 3 ~ Rachel said YES TO THE DRESS!! Check it out to see her experience at David’s Bridal!
  4. Venues! Venues! Venues! Post 4 | Post 5 | Post 6 | are her weeks in search for the perfect venue! And in Post 7 you get to hear the place that she chose!!!
  5. Post 8 ~ We are back at Davids Bridal picking out the Bridesmaids Dresses as well as seeing who she chose to stand up there with her on the big day!!
  6. Post 9 (maid of honor & big sis), Post 10 (little sis), Post 11 (cousin), Post 12 (sister-in-law), Post 13 (best friend), and Post 14 (MEE) ~This is where Rachel introduces her bridesmaids and tells us the background stories of how she knows them. There are some pretty funny moments and awesome pictures!
  7. Post 15 ~ Engagement Pictures!!!! Here, we get to see Rachel’s engagement session. I also give some tips on how to make the most of your engagement session.
  8. Post 16 ~ All about the “Save The Dates.”
  9. Post 17 ~ All about the DJ and some songs you don’t want to miss being played at the wedding!
  10. Post 18 ~ Bridal Registry! This is a fun post because I filmed it rather than photographing it!! Check it out!!
  11. Post 19 ~ Speed Round Questions with the Fiance’ himself!!!
  12. Post 20 ~ Special Valentines Day Post!
  13. Post 21 ~ To Peek or Not To Peek…That is the question!!! Will Rachel be doing a first look?
  14. Post 22 ~ Flowers, Flowers, Flowers!!! Time to talk about the Bouquet.
  15. Post 23 ~ This post is all about the Wedding Cake! mmmmmmmmmm

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Thank you all for reading along!!! This has been such a fun experience!!!!! We truly appreciate the support!

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“108 days to go! Ahh!! 
So let’s see what I have accomplished to date:
√ Venue
√ Dress
√ DJ
√ Florist
√ Save the Dates
√ Engagement Photos
√ Photographer {Still a secret though 🙂 }
√ Bridesmaid Dresses
√ Officiant
√ Hair
√ Hotel
√ Cake
Now what do I still have left to do… 
Tuxes {That will be coming up soon on the blog 🙂 }
Makeup
Invitations
Favors
Seating Chart/Place cards
Shuttle {Almost all set with this one 🙂 }
Miscellaneous Decorations: Wedding book, candles, table runners, table numbers, card box
Bridesmaid/Groomsman Gifts {This has been started}
Rehearsal Dinner
I’m sure there is a whole bunch of stuff I am missing.. Like I still haven’t bought that cake topper I had mentioned last week {I did find one though 🙂 } 
Help me please! Remind me/tell me what I am missing and still need to tackle.. Was there something that you had and loved at your wedding or something that you wish you had? Or if you are not married yet, is there a must have… whatever.. special decoration or seating chart that I can steal from you 🙂 Please give me ideas for all of those things that I have yet to complete!”
~ The Future Mrs. Bongiorno

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“Confessions Of A Future Bride” | Post 23

It’s a new week!!! Time for today’s post!

“Over the years my thoughts on what I wanted my wedding cake to look like have drastically changed.. At one point I had wanted a full on blue and yellow cake to match my colors {Yes, I have had my colors picked for years 🙂 } I recently moved on to a naked cake.. For those who aren’t sure, a naked cake is a cake without icing on the outside.. But Arthur quickly vetoed the naked cake idea 🙂
So of course with the entire wedding, Pinterest was my best friend when searching for a cake. I stumbled upon a beautiful cake after typing the same exact thing into Pinterest for the 1,000th time. I love how it looks rustic/vintage..

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Lucky for me, Lippincott Manor works with an awesome baker/bakery Randi at Eat This Bakery. Arthur and I went and did our cake tasting on Monday after work. There were so many great options it was hard to choose! But I just had to go with the cannoli filling.. I’m a sucker for cannoli anything! Arthur and I are always spilt on cake/ice cream/anything flavored.. I love chocolate and he loves vanilla.. So Randi gave us the perfect option of a layer of each!

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I’m super excited to see how the cake will turn out.. I know Randi will do a phenomenal job 🙂
Now to search Etsy for a cake topper…”
~The Future Mrs. Bongiorno

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