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Happy Weekend lovelies!  I’m sure many of you are celebrating Halloween this weekend or doing something really fun for fall.  Unfortunately Charlie and I brought some sickness back from Kauai – Charlie has the croup (poor fella!) and I have whatever the virus gives you as an adult, which is basically a wicked cough, body aches, and fever. So, while you’re at a pumpkin patch or putting on your Katniss Everdeen costume, think of us.  But we did just get back from Kauai, so I guess it isn’t all bad – I may be sick, but at least I have a tan.

I’ve got some great posts coming up soon about my trip to give you some tips for honeymoons & destination weddings (or just a family vacation!) but until then, here’s a little peek (unless you follow me on instagram and saw the highlights throughout my trip).

I had some fabulous guest posters while I was away.  I mean FABulous.  In case you missed any, here’s your recap:

I die over this romantic and whimsical fall board by the ladies of Love & Lavender.
Great chocolate favor ideas for cold-weather weddings by Favor Craver.
On the fence about hiring a wedding planner?  Read this, by Green Ribbon Party Planning Co.
A must-have bridal accessory for cold-weather weddings? Here’s a fab cardigan round-up by Landlocked Bride.
It isn’t all about fall – here’s some lovely inspiration for spring & summer brides by Magnolia Rouge.
Learn from THE BEST: 5 Tips for Documenting the Lovely Details in your Wedding from Elizabeth Messina.
Don’t forget about the rehearsal dinner – Kiss My Tulle has 3 great ideas for great (and easy) rehearsal dinners

Go show these ladies some love for their hard work so they’ll want to guest post for me again – I need another vacation already!

Since I was gone for a bit I wanted to share some lovely links from around the web:

Poor planning had me on vacation during this season’s bridal market, but the ladies of 100 Layer Cake have us covered – check out their faves (my personal favorite – the accordion pleated veils at Reem Acra!)

Some tips on having a sexy honeymoon from our sponsor Honeymoon Pixie over on The Knotty Bride

Love this fall proposal & engagement session combo on Inspired by This.

DIY Glitter Magnets – yes please! (via designlovefest)

I’m loving Snippet & Ink’s new ‘Snapshot of a Marriage’ series.

If you’re in So Cal, mark your calenders for Wiley Valentine’s annual holiday pop-up shop! I went last year (but sadly will not be able to attend this year).  Go scoop up some goodies for me!

My friend Mindy is selling some pretties on etsy with 100% of the proceeds going to charity.

My friend Allison is doing a kickstarter campaign to fund gallery shows for her one-of-a-kind artisan jewelry.  Her stuff is amazing.

And last but not least, while I was on vacation I learned that Oh Lovely Day was included in a Buzzfeed article on 40 Personal DIY Details from Real Weddings (including one I did for my own wedding at #5).  I was thrilled.  But when I read the comments for the piece I realized that there are so many haters out there and it bummed me out.  I mean, go read the post and then read the comments.  Is it just me or do those people have a bigger agenda than hating DIY weddings?  Like just hating life.  It makes me sad that there is so much negativity out there towards weddings, or DIY, or a DIY I did for my own wedding.  I certainly didn’t try to hurt or offend anyone, so why would people go out of their way to leave nasty comments about something they are trying so hard to say they don’t care about?  I just don’t get it….  Maybe go over there and leave some love and positivity if you like what you see.  I know DIY or weddings or whatever isn’t for everyone.  But there are things out there that aren’t for me, and I don’t go around pooping on other people’s parades.  Maybe I need a thicker skin.

On a lighter note, have a fun fall weekend and drink a pumpkin beer for me (yes, I’m one of those people that like everything pumpkin flavored in the fall – I live in LA, pumpkin is all I have to make it feel like fall!)
xx

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