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AN INSEPARABLE BOND Where to even begin?! We first met at Kirn Junior High in Council Bluffs, Iowa ... circa 1998. Our paths frequently crossed over the years through football tailgates in Ames or Iowa City, random CB parties, or bar scene. Fast forward ten years and we were both working at … Read more


All too often we talk about how stressful wedding planning can be. And although the stress factor is hard to deny, it really should be a fun experience.  Read more

This Beauty & The Beast styled shoot is surely "A Tale as Old as Time." And it got us inspired to compile a list of our top ten Disney wedding quotes/lyrics.  Read more

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Family and friends were already in town for the holiday weekend, so for Lacey and Tanner’s day-after New Year’s wedding, it truly was a case of “the more, the merrier.” TAKING THE CAKE Having a budget-friendly cake reception meant the couple didn’t have to trim their gu… Read more

The inspiration for this styled shoot came from a mix of classic elegance and eclectic whimsical style -- making this Alice In Wonderland-theme a timeless, romantic and gorgeous vision! Read more

When this wedding popped in our inbox, the first thing that caught our eye was, no doubt, the groom's attire.  Read more

Love it. Envision it. Snap it. You’ve been gathering ideas for the big day – cataloging them, pinning them, and creating vision boards from them. Now, see all those pretty details in person at the Omaha World-Herald’s Wedding Essentials Idea Show. Read more

Take a seat, kick up your heels and settle in for a while. Lounge furniture – sofas, settees, love seats, wing chairs and coffee and cocktail tables – are replacing folding chairs at wedding receptions so guests can gather and relax into the wee hours of the night. Read more

The search for our petal patrol officer was a breeze as Mr. Bourbon & Bouquet's now 3-year-old was our obvious choice. The not-so-obvious choice was deciding on how we were going to ask her to be a part of our big day. After a little discussion, browsing the infamous Pinterest, and a tri… Read more

It happens. Sometimes you’re not so right for each other after all. While that can be a painful realization, vendors still need to be notified. Here, local experts share their advice for canceling your plans to wed. Read more

From a light lavender to a deep, rich plum hue, purple must be the color of the year for Nebraska brides. WE have certainly seen a lot of it. Just take a look at this issue of our magazine.  Read more

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NO GIRLS ALLOWED Quinn and Patrick grew up together, even sharing family vacations. One place Quinn wasn’t welcome: Patrick’s fort. “I wasn’t allowed in many a time,” she laughs. TOP SECRET When the couple started dating, they kept their  relationship secret from both families, even when the… Read more

The Final Countdown. Cheesy title, I know, but it is so relevant to what I am experiencing at the moment! There are less than 25 days until Mr. Lovestruck and I say "I Do" and I am overwhelmed with excitement and a LOT of stress. From planning the little details (it currently looks like Hobb… Read more

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I’ve started forgetting things. The other day, I spent an entire 45-minute car ride trying to remember the name for Stockholm Syndrome. I stared at a friend’s one-year-old baby last weekend, and could not, for the life of me, remember what to call that kid. I even forgot the pin code to my d… Read more

Nothing makes us more excited than a styled shoot loaded with pretty flowers -- and this custom gown takes the cake. Read more

In comparison to our (my) previous posts, this blog entry is a little more serious in tone as I explain my thought process in designing Dr. Bourbon & Bouquet's ring and the meaning behind it. Read more

To be honest, when this wedding first popped up in our inbox we could not stop staring at this bride's hair. I mean, #hairgoals am I right?!  Read more

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LUCK OF THE IRISH Pat and I met on St. Patrick's Day. Luck o' the Irish, I guess. HIS ULTIMATE PROPOSAL It is tradition that every year we celebrate our "unofficial anniversary" on St. Patrick's Day. The week leading up to the proposal, Pat suggested we do an early dinner at a restaurant nea… Read more

Everyone knows wedding planning is stressful. But maybe you have so many questions piling up that you're not sure where to start. Well, don't sweat -- we have a great group of local vendors ready to answer them for you! Read more

Welcome back to another episode! Rather, thanks for checking back in for the second part of our Falling For October posts. In case you missed Part 1, read more about our beautiful (and bold) beginning. Read more

There are many more details that go into planning a cultural wedding.  Read more

Let me preface this post by saying that I’ve dedicated the last decade of my life to the study of film making, and I’ve worked with film and television professionals (actors, agents, executives, writer, directors, producers, etc.) in Los Angeles and the Midwest for the whole of my 20’s. As a… Read more

You've sent in your RSVPs and now it’s time to determine what you’ll wear to all those summer weddings. Von Maur shared a few tips on how to create the best look for any venue. Read more

Wedding portraits are a huge trend right now. There are a handful of reasons why you might consider adding this element to your mix of to-do's. Read more

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