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Category: Meet the BridalBuds

Daisy Bud

Hello from Daisy Bud!

March 21st, 2012 by     

Hello! I am Daisy Bud! I am so excited to be writing for Bridal Buds. I should start off with the fact that my fiance and I are very broke. We get by with the conveniences of life, and we can pay all our bills, but there is little to no money left over for frivolity that costs any cash. So when it was decided that there would be a wedding in our future, I did a lot of math. It will take us two whole years to save for the wedding I dreamed about. I am not comfortable taking on more debt than we already have, (who would in this economy?), so here I am, waiting for a beautiful ring to be paid off so there can be a formal proposal, and trying to pay the day-to-day bills while squirreling away extra money for the wedding.

My finance and I met a year ago through a mutual friend. At the time I was dating someone else, so we remained casual friends. I ended up getting a better job offer further down state, and when I moved the relationship I had ended. My fiance-to-be was not going to let me go that easily! He created a Facebook account just to get in touch with me, and we talked and Skyped for several months long distance, slowly building up a relationship. This was the time that I really felt that I loved this man. The question of him moving down here was eventually brought forward. I intimated that if he were to do that, that there would have to be some real commitment here. I wasn’t willing to move in with anyone I wasn’t going to marry. He assured me he had no other intention. He is the most wonderful person, made perfectly for me. He is my best friend and I couldn’t imagine anyone more perfect if I tried!

I wish I could tell you our engagement story…but that post is going to be epic when it arrives! Expect a lot of !!!!! and OMGs. I guess I will just have to keep you all in suspense like me!

Pear Bud

Meet the Newest BridalBud: Pear Bud!

February 14th, 2012 by     

I am extremely excited to be a new BridalBud and to begin writing!  First order of business, I want to introduce myself and my wonderful fiance.  I am Shauna, a 23-year-old working hard for the bacon, loving getting the opportunity to embark on the wedding planning journey, and an avid believer.  My fiance, John, is probably someone I love even more than the idea of eating anything and never ever gaining an ounce.  That is saying a ton – I eat more, if not the same amount, as John on a more-than-regular basis.

As of today, February 12th, John and I met three years ago.  We had a chat about it last night and we realized that the time has absolutely flown by, yet it seems like we have known one another for longer.  The most spectacular part of it all is that we still learn more about each other rather regularly.  The most prominent reason that we have learned more about each other recently is our engagement.

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Violet Bud

Meet the BridalBud: Violet

January 10th, 2012 by     

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be the newest member of the garden! Let me introduce myself…

I am Violet Bud! I am currently a student, just about to start my first year of graduate school next week! My goal is to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy in three years, although between studying, clinicals, and wedding planning I’m not sure if I’m going to make it. I am super excited not only to be starting a new chapter of my career and education, but also to be starting a new chapter of my life with my fiance, we’ll call him Violet Dude. He is also a student at the same university that I attend, and he is currently trying to complete his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. Between the two of us, I think we’ll be spending more hours studying than wedding planning, which I think will make for a stressful few years. Fortunately our wedding is planned for August 17, 2013 so I have a little over 19 months to get everything done.

Our wedding is going to take place somewhere near my hometown of Canton, OH. We haven’t made any final decisions about a venue yet because the guest list just keeps on growing. Both of us being college students means our budget is pretty small, but I like the challenge of being a DIY bride. I already have a lot of plans in my head for all the DIY aspects of our wedding, and I can’t wait to share them with you! I expect that it will be a formal, classic wedding with a bit of a modern twist on some things.

A little bit more about me: I am an internet junkie. If I could spend most of my day on the internet reading through wedding blogs, pinning on Pinterest, reading vendor reviews, and writing my own blog (and now this one, too!), I totally would. Unfortunately, I actually have to be a functional member of society, so I can’t do that every day…but rest assured that I will be sure to blog about anything great that I find! I also love to crochet, do paper crafts, quilt, and make other crafts in my spare time. I’m sure that spare time will now be filled with wedding-related crafting, but that makes me just as excited. My boys are my life…and when I say “boys” I mean my fiance and our two cats, Ace and CC. They brighten my day and I’m not sure what I would ever do without them.

I can’t wait to start blogging, I already have so many things in mind that I’m looking forward to sharing with you. Look for them soon!

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Meet the BridalBud: Hydrangea!

October 6th, 2011 by     

Hello Bud readers! I am Hydrangea Bud – H-Bud for short – one of the newer BridalBuds, and this is my very first blog post. I am super excited to be sharing my wedding experience with everyone!

I feel that I should preface this with the fact that I have worked in the wedding industry for almost 7 years. After being around countless weddings, it feels incredible to finally be planning my own special day with my wonderful fiancee – let’s call him H-Fi. :) We’ve been together for almost four and a half years and were engaged April 21, 2011. Hard to believe it’s already been 6 months. In that time we have nailed down the date, location, photographer, videographer, DJ, officiant, my dress, the bridesmaid dresses… needless to say, I’ve been a busy bride! I have lots to share with you in the coming months.

I’ve found that the emotional side of planning comes in waves… Will my guests like this? Can I trust this vendor to do a good job? Am I spending the right amount of money on this?  Some days I am bouncing around with excitement, others I am frustrated with tedious details, and sometimes I am just completely overwhelmed and apathetic. Thankfully the happier days are more frequent than the others, and it’s only natural to have feelings of frustration and exhaustion when you are planning such a major event. Overall my prior experience with weddings has made the process fairly easy, and I am thankful for that!

I have my first floral appointment this Sunday and am anxious with anticipation! This is a vendor I have known for a long time and I am on the edge of my seat to see what they will come up with for our wedding. Our ballroom has a very french-country feel with crystal sconces, wainscot, and french doors, and we are trying to enhance that feeling with the decor. Full, soft, flower arrangements, silver or mercury glass containers, and other intricate details – which of course I will be blogging about. :)

Talk to you soon!



Dandelion here!

October 3rd, 2011 by     

Hello there garden! I’m one of the newest bloggers here on BridalBuds and I’m so excited to document my experience and trade ideas with you guys. Let’s start off with just a little bit about me and my fiance:

Mr. Lion and I!

(not the best photo, but the only one I could find on this computer!)

Well Mr. Lion and I will have been together for five years next month!  I was 16 and he was 19 when we met, and we are now 21 and 25 respectively. For the bulk of our relationship it’s been semi-long distance, since we attended different high schools and colleges. Mr. Lion graduated with an accounting degree and now works in the accounts payable department of a third-party logistics company (yeah, I don’t really know what that means either…). I’m currently in my senior year of college, studying art and set to graduate in December 2012. I’m a photographer, running my own portraiture and wedding photography business ( Mr. Lion is a self-taught guitar player and pretty incredible, if I do say so myself!

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Cherry Bud

Hello from Cherry Bud!!

June 24th, 2011 by     

Hello everyone!! I am Cherry Bud! I am ESTATIC to share my ideas and wedding planning with you. :-) I am sure it will be interesting! ☺ I am planning my wedding which will be on March 23rd, 2012! Not only do I have the normal challenges of planning a wedding but also I have to plan it cross-country!  I live in Texas and my wedding is in Pennsylvania. It is going to be a challenge not being able to see anyone or any place in person! I cannot wait and have many things in motion already.

I am a fun loving talkative girl. I literally do not shut up ☺ I love reading about weddings and planning my own. We are definitely on a budget and paying for it ourselves. I am always reading how to save money and how to be a little less traditional! We started with a cruise wedding and now are having a traditional wedding. It’s been an experience already and it’s less then a year away!  I also am a master’s student currently and love school! I live with my two puppies that keep me on my toes. My fiancé is second to them! Just kidding. I recently purchased a home and am learning to take care of it. It’s hard work! I am also learning to cook currently…. it’s not going to well!

How did we meet??

I met Mr. Cherry almost 9 years ago. He was in a band and I was promoting bands. I happen to see him standing in front of me wearing a bright yellow shirt for a magazine I worked for. I walked up to him and asked him where he got it. He told me that it was free and the magazine sucked. I explained to him that I wrote for that magazine and he quickly changed his tune!

Later that day we went to get pizza and he asked me if I had a boyfriend. I told him I work for the bands; they don’t want to date me! He said I would date you.  I asked him to marry me because a friend and I were asking everyone we knew to sign a paper saying yes as a contest. He was number 137. I won that contest for many reasons and won him. ☺

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Honeysuckle Bud

New Bud on the Block – Honeysuckle

June 21st, 2011 by     

Why…Heelllloooo there! I am Honeysuckle Bud and I am the newest edition to the garden! I am really excited to be a part of this great Wedding Planning community and I just can’t wait to start posting with all my ideas!

So a little about me? Well… I am a Mid-Twenties Quirky and Enthusiastic Midwestern Princess, addicted to Starbucks Caramel Macchiatos and Red Bull Energy Drinks. Hater of Turnips and Slow Drivers. I am a lister of lists and stresser-outer by nature. I love to laugh and go to the movies…I have seen 18 movies to date this year alone. (I don’t even want to think about how much money I spend on Movies every week.) I currently work at a local bank as a Personal Banker but always looking for bigger and better things. The last 5 years of my life were working 60 hours/wk in Sales and while planning my wedding, I wanted something as stress free as possible so I went to Banker’s Hours…literally!

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Hello Bridal Buds and Blossoms!

May 24th, 2011 by     

Helllllo BridalBuds and Blossoms! I’m so fortunate to have come across BridalBuds by a chance encounter with an old friend. This is such a great resource for those planning their wedding and I’m honored to be a part of it as well. I’m excited to learn from all the other buds and hopefully be a resource for some as well (and if not a resource…at least a few laughs along the way).

So…let me tell you a little bit about Mr. Apricot and I. I’m in Athletics Marketing and absolutely love my job. There is never a dull day in the office and working for an athletics team that you are a fan of is a great feeling. I am also currently working part-time on my MBA. Needless to say, between a full-time job and school, wedding planning is not always in the forefront of my day but we still have plenty of things done that I will speak to later. Mr. Apricot is a math teacher and the most amazing person I’ve ever met. He is insanely funny and I will never understand his simple ability to make me smile by just looking at me. I honestly cannot wait to be his wife. There is a third part to our story that I’m sure will come up time to time, our puppy Lacey. When we got her in December, we immediately knew she would be a HUGE part of our lives…here is Crazy Lacey!

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Peach Bud

Meet the Newest Bud on the Block-Peach Bud!

May 20th, 2011 by     

Hi Everyone!

I’m beyond excited to be part of BridalBuds and even more excited to be a bride-to-be!

A little bit about Mr. Peach and me.

We met in high school and have been dating for nearly 5 years!  Mr. Peach proposed a little more than a month ago, and as soon as the ring reached my finger the planning began!  (It also helps to have Peachy Mom and Peachy MOH going full speed ahead with you.  More about them later).  I’m currently going into my 3rd year of law school and working at a small law firm in NYC this summer.  Wedding plans are certainly a welcomed distraction from my legal life!

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Meet the New BridalBud: Strawberry

March 25th, 2011 by     

I have been wanting to start a blog since I got engaged, but I just didn’t get around to it, so I’m so glad I found BridalBuds. I’m really excited to be a part of this community and I can’t wait to hear everyone’s feedback as I blog about our wedding planning process. We’ve only been engaged 3 months but we’ve done some wedding planning in that time. I’ll be blogging more about what we’ve been doing up to now really soon.

Now for a little bit more about me, I’m originally from FL, born and raised, but I moved to Greensboro, NC about 2 years ago and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. When I lived in FL I worked in PR, my favorite part of my job was event planning. Since moving to NC I’ve worked in PR but I haven’t been able to do any more event planning. My dream is to one day own my own event planning business so hopefully my wedding will be the jump start to getting back into event planning.

Not only am I currently planning my wedding but my best friend got engaged last summer and is getting married this Labor Day weekend so I’m helping her with her wedding as well. Being that I’m the MOH and that both her and her fiance are doing their Residency right now I get a lot of questions and I’m loving it. Since my wedding isn’t until next fall it’s been fun helping her in the meantime. I’ll be blogging about the bridal shower, bachelorette party and I’m sure other aspects of her wedding too.