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Turning Our Dream Into Our Full-Time Job

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How we turned our dream into our full-time job isn’t the most glamorous story. Frankly, it was freaking hard. But, looking back on the crazy journal of working 9-to-5’s, managing the side hustle and juggling our personal lives, it was all worth it in the end. So, here’s how it all started… Four years ago, we […]

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Let’s be real, its not everyday that you’re sending wedding invitations to every single person you’ve ever known. It’s not like its a daily occurrence in our lives that we get really good at like sending emails or doing our laundry. So, why on Earth should you be expected to know when your invites should […]

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If you’re searching for romantic, urban, summer wedding inspiration for your big day—look no further. When Kelsi Kliethermes asked us to be a part of The Authenticity Styled Social we couldn’t say no. Her work, along with the other incredibly talented wedding vendors, is unreal. Not only that, but the vibe she was going for […]

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Understanding the different printing methods that you could use for your wedding invitations is hard enough, and then having to choose which one is right for you?! No thanks, I’ll pass. Sounds like a headache waiting to happen, right? Trust us, we get it. Until we went to college for four years and studied nothing […]

Let’s set the scene, shall we? You just got engaged (yay!) and you’ve been dreaming about your big day for as long as you can remember. Your Pinterest is “wedding-ready” and now all you need to do is decide on what vendors you should work with to make it all happen. The venue, the flowers, […]

We broke out of Kansas for this one!! Thank goodness for Facebook for connecting us with Jess Palatucci who organized this incredible Valentine’s Day inspired photoshoot. This shoot was a unique opportunity to be involved with some awesome vendors based in the Philadelphia area. Photography + Styling: Jess Palatucci Photography Hair: Top Knot Hair Makeup: Underground Artistry […]

The styled photo shoot at Tobacco Barn Farm is the very first photoshoot we ever had the opportunity of being a part of. Not only did we create the stationery for the shoot, but we organized an amazing group of wedding professionals to participate in bringing our vision to life. Our goal with this shoot […]

We had the incredible opportunity to work with so many talented vendors in the Kansas City wedding community to put together this gorgeous photoshoot. A major shoutout to Something White Bridal Boutique for organizing everything and bringing this dream team together! Definitely, consider these vendors for your big day—you won’t regret it! Venue: Bourgmont Vineyard […]

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