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Bridesmaid Bouquets

October 23rd, 2013 by     

I loved my bridesmaids bouquets designed by Natalie Galasso Designs! They really popped against all the girl’s long black dresses. The bouquets were composed of freedom, black magic, wild one (dark hot pink) roses and finished off with black satin ribbons.




kailey_wedding325Photography: Sargeant Creative | Floral Design: Natalie Galasso Designs

The girl’s bouquets were just perfect, don’t you think?  I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.

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Our Wedding Party

September 13th, 2013 by     

Hello Garden!  Let me just start off by saying we had the most amazing wedding party.  Not only were they family and friends, who we love dearly, but they looked amazing as well!  Ryan and I chose 6 girls and guys to stand by us on our wedding day.  I had my 2 sisters, sister-in-law, and 3 best friends and Ryan had his brother, my brother, and 4 of his closest friends.  The wedding party shots are some of my favorite out of the whole wedding, everyone looked so sharp!



kailey_wedding261Photography: Sargeant Creative | Venue: Turnip Rose, Costa Mesa

My bridesmaids purchased their dresses at Alfred Angelo and David’s Bridal.  The groomsmen’s tuxes were provided by Friar Tux.  I absolutely loved how the overall look came together, exactly what I envisioned!

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Hydrangea Bud

Hello From Hydrangea Bud!

July 31st, 2013 by     

Hello! I’m Hydrangea Bud, the newest bud in the garden!  I’m delighted to join this DIY bridal community and can’t wait to share my planning tips and experiences with all of you.

I am newly engaged as of June 12, 2013.  If you ask my friends and family, they would probably predict that my entire wedding was already planned out.  I have always been a fan of planning events and parties, with a particular fondness for weddings.  So naturally, I’ve been making mental notes in my head about my own wedding for years!

I will admit that much of my wedding is already drawn out in my head.  But, as many of you probably already know, making that vision come to life is all the fun!  So far, I can say that my engagement ring fit my vision exactly, as do the dress and shoes I’ve purchased for my bridal look.  Beyond those details, I have little nothing concretely planned for our Massillon, Ohio wedding which we have planned for November 2014.  I do know that I will be DIY-ing a lot!  Look for my journey through self-crafted centerpieces, menus, invitations, and much, much more to come!

Mr. Hydrangea and Hydrangea Bud on a recent trip to Silver Beach in Michigan for a family wedding.

Hydrangea Bud, Mr. Hydrangea and their Hydrangea-pups Murphy and Sydney.


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Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes

June 24th, 2013 by     

Choosing my wedding shoes was a very important process during wedding planning.  Color, heel height, and designer brand all come into play in a bride’s decision making.  I fell in love with Badgley Mischka’s Randee shoe when I first saw them on a bridal website years ago.  I loved them because I knew after the wedding, I would be able to wear the shoes again.  Not only were they comfortable but also finished off my overall bridal look.  They are available in an assortment of colors as well!




kailey_wedding563All Photos by: Sargeant Creative

I found these shoes on Ebay for half the price and brand new!  You gotta love a great deal!

Which shoes did you ladies end up choosing for your big day?

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Wedding Gown Shopping and Finding “The One”

June 7th, 2013 by     

With the vast amount of wedding dresses out there, it can be a very overwhelming task to find the perfect gown.  I searched around my fair share of bridal shops until I came to Mary Me Bridal and found the one.  I loved my Mori Lee gown and the black sash with detailed beading finished off my overall look.


kailey_wedding083 Photos by: Sargeant Creative

How cute is the bridal suite at our venue, Turnip Rose?  It made for the perfect bridal gown photograph.

Here’s the view of the dress from the back:

kailey_wedding327Photo: Sargeant Creative

That perfect wedding gown is out there, you just have to keep looking!  And once you put it on, you’ll know!

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Old, New, Borrowed & Blue

June 3rd, 2013 by     

The age old tradition that still lives!  Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue!

Nowadays, there are so many ways to incorporate these things into your wedding.  From nail polish to sewing a blue patch into your dress, to blue “I do” sequins on your shoes.  All of these are supposed to be just a good luck charm, but there needs to be some significance to decide what you’re going to carry with you (or wear) on your wedding day.

I’ll tell you my items, if you tell me yours.

My old and borrowed were actually the same item, a pearl necklace that my husband’s grandmother gave to me. I matched all of my jewelry to go along with it, and even my veil had some pearls sewn in.

My new, this one seems the easiest to me, was literally my veil down to my shoes!  I couldn’t even list you ladies all of the things!

And last, my something blue. I thought this idea was super unique and really fun, it was my pedicure (which even lasted through the honeymoon).

How did you ladies decide what to use?  Was it the significance behind the item or was it just a quick decision to fill this tradition?

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Bridesmaids, Head to Toe!

May 24th, 2013 by     

Just wanted to ask you ladies about how you incorporated your theme into your bridesmaids’ attire?  Our theme was a rustic, fall wedding, and I think the dresses, down to the jewelry fit so perfectly.

My girls and I went to several dress shops before we found the dresses, turns out it was a little shop down the road where we did find them.  I have a bridal party of 8 ladies, so of course not each style falls perfectly on each figure.  They ranged from 5’2 to almost 6′ tall and of course varying sizes.  The dresses we chose were almost exactly the same, minus little details here and there.  I chose a cocoa color for the dresses and matched them with a nice, rustic ivory lacing, which were laid differently on each dress, perfect.  To compliment the dresses. I bought the girls pearl necklaces and matching bracelets.

After seeing the beautiful dresses, I decided to sunflowers to complete our look.  What would a fall wedding look like without a pretty pop of color?

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Personal Details

March 22nd, 2013 by     

Every bride has all sorts of details throughout the wedding planning process that mean something special to her, but mine especially were my accessories.

I don’t wear a lot of jewelry other than a necklace and my rings, so I wanted to keep my accessories simple. I decided to wear my great grandmother’s pearl necklace that was given to me years ago, along with another great grandmother’s ring that my mom had let me borrow to use as my “Something Old.” I based my other jewelry around those items and purchased a pearl bracelet (not real though!) with a fun gold bow on it and my “Something Borrowed” was a set of (not real, again) pearl drop earrings.

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Veil or No Veil?

January 3rd, 2013 by     

Let’s be honest, like many girls all over the world, I have imagined my dream wedding in my head many times. I have always had a pretty good idea of what I wanted: country wedding, outside, summertime, gorgeous white dress and red roses, and I have always had a vision of what I would kind of be wearing on my special day: a dress with no veil.

When Rose Dude asked me to marry him, and I took to the web to find ideas for my wedding and started looking for wedding dresses and specifics, I found myself drawn to one certain thing that I was completely sworn off of–a veil!

As far as I am aware, there is no rule to wearing a veil that you have to, and many brides don’t anymore. Veils remind me of something old-fashioned and some of the new styles I just flat out think are ridiculous looking. But why is it that I am drawn to this one idea though? I keep coming back to a Catholic style Mantilla veil. I’m not Catholic and am not an extremely religious person, and our ceremony is also going to be non-religious.

To me, this veil thing leads me to think about all of the things that I have dreamt about for so long, and the amount that I have changed in recent years and grown up. Perhaps, my style has changed more than I realized or perhaps, there is just that one thing about my wedding attire that I found is the one exception despite my complete and utter dislike of this piece of apparel.

Anyone else out there have thoughts on this subject?

This is the veil that I have had my mind on for a long time now.

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Rich with Color

December 12th, 2012 by     

Red has always been a color I am attracted to, so when planning a wedding I knew I wanted lots of it! To be honest, I wanted a bright red wedding dress but I knew my mom and dad would freak out. So instead, I had my bridesmaids in bright red cocktail dresses with a pop of yellow for their bouquets.

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