by: Lauren

You may recall the Sneak Peek of this wedding that I posted a little over a month ago. When Becka of Studio 222 Photography posted more of the photos, I couldn’t wait until Wednesday for my usual Real Wedding post!

As I wrote in the Sneak Peek post, this wedding was the very first wedding that I coordinated on my own, so it holds a special place in my heart. It definitely helped to have the amazing photography duo of Studio 222, and of course the wonderful bride and groom, Sarah and Roger.

Sarah wanted a rustic fall wedding, and it was all that and more- complete with pumpkins, mason jars, haystacks, and of course a Gator game! The DIY elements that Sarah and her family put together completed the whole wedding. And let’s not forget about the beautiful venue, Black Diamond Ranch and Country Club. It was absolutely beautiful, the weather was great, and everyone had a great time!

Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com
Rustic Fall Wedding by Studio 222 Photography via TheELD.com

Sarah recently did “Interview With a Newlywed” with Studio 222 for their blog-what a great idea! You can see the interview here, plus there are a few more photos from this wedding! Thank you to Becka and Nate for being such amazing photographers, and to Sarah and Roger for allowing me to be a part of this beautiful wedding!


by: Lauren

Even though the holiday crafts are beckoning to me, I thought we needed some wedding related DIY goodness today. For some reason, I absolutely love table numbers, and when I saw these, I thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”

These illuminated table numbers were featured on the Intimate Weddings Blog and were made by Tuppence of Momfetti. Tuppence used these as her table numbers and they came out beautifully! The elegant paper combined with the glow from the candlelight adds instant intimacy to any event.

The full instructions can be found {HERE}…it seems easy enough! (I actually almost got up to make some for myself, but then I realized that I didn’t need table numbers anymore.) These would also be great for some sort of themed party. You can easily change the look of them depending on the font, shapes and paper you use! Plus, they’re functional and are a perfect way to add some decor to your event! Who else is loving these table numbers?



by: Lauren

I’ve never been the one that wakes up at 4 AM to go shop Black Friday deals. It must be my mom’s fault, because she never wanted to partake in the post Thanksgiving deal finding. But why participate in Black Friday when you have the internet?! Most internet retailers are now offering deals over the weekend, as well as on Monday, which has been dubbed “Cyber Monday”.

These are just a few of the stores offering deals online:

Black Friday? What Black Friday? via TheELD.com

Oh Amazon.com. It’s a shopper’s heaven. You can find just about anything, and it’s usually at a lower price than you will find in stores. Plus, they’re having Black Friday AND Cyber Monday deals. I got a $400 Garmin last year for $199…amazing, right? And they have that great Wish List feature, so you can tell your family, and make them do it too!
Black Friday? What Black Friday? via TheELD.com
And of course Overstock.com is having deals for this weekend as well!
Black Friday? What Black Friday? via TheELD.com
I recently found the yokomono Studio on a blog, and they have some great bags and home goods! Everything is 20% off for this weekend! Here is the Multi Pockets Pouch that I’m loving…
Black Friday? What Black Friday? via TheELD.com

Black Friday? What Black Friday? via TheELD.com

Ann Taylor Loft is having a special Style Steals deal lasting until Sunday. Sweaters and jeans are all under $29!

I know these are just a few of the stores offering deals, and there are a ton more online! However, after seeing some of the deals at clothing stores, I just might have to stop in to try some things on. Other than that, all of my shopping will be done online this year! What other stores are offering great deals online? Did anyone hit the stores for Black Friday this year?



by: Lauren
Just wanted to say….

Happy Thanksgiving! via TheELD.com

I’ll be back to regular posting tomorrow, with the start of the Friday’s Finds Gift Series! Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!