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Nicki Ann's Wedding Blog

In her blog, Nikki Ann shares with you her insights, thoughts, and feelings on all things women, wedding, marriage, and event-related.

Friday Finds 3.29.13

March 29th, 2013

Today is the start of our wedding season for 2013. I am super excited to get back into the swing of things. But first, I have to give you a find for the day so I can be distracted all day by getting things in tip top shape for this weekend’s awesome couple.

I found these cute wine glass charms and thought they would be perfect for any wedding.


Then, I started looking around the Etsy shop, Charlie Chalk Designs, and knew there was more to this store than the cute wine glass charms. So many adorable things!! I just love everything! You can literally personalize just about anything with something from their shop. Super cute way to bring your own little flair to your wedding, don’t you think? Here’s another favorite of mine.



What is your favorite?


Tuesday Shoesday, Edition 79

March 26th, 2013

Today, I am seriously so tired that it has taken me all day to get up the energy to search for a pair of shoes to share with you. Hence, the late post. However, when I finally put on my big girl pants and found a pair, they perked me right up. I don’t know why I didn’t do it earlier.


These adorable flats by Diane Von Furstenberg are the perfect thing to make any sleepy day just a bit happier. Don’t you agree?


Friday Finds 3.22.13

March 22nd, 2013

Holy Sha-moly! This ring from Erstwhile Jewelry is GORGEOUS! I am quite partial to vintage style rings, so that might have something to do with it. But I am pretty sure a troll could propose to me with this ring and I’d say yes. Don’t you agree?!




Oh la la…


Tuesday Shoesday, Edition 78

March 19th, 2013

I came across these and just knew they were perfect for the spring. I would love a pair of these to run around in on a daily basis. They’d be super cute with some jeans/shorts or even a cute skirt for the office, don’t you agree?



And I promise, I wasn’t even looking on the Kate Spade website when I found them. They were on Zappos Couture. But I do love me some Kate Spade!


Tuesday Shoesday, Edition 77

March 12th, 2013

With one of my favorite holidays coming up this weekend, I have to get in the spirit. Emerald green is on my mind!! Then, I happened upon these beauties and almost fell off my chair. DivaJimmyChoo

Irish I were getting married again so I could justify this purchase! Yep. I just used a cheesy pun. You love it. You know you do. Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!


Real Wedding: Ilene & Seth

March 11th, 2013

OK, can I first say that I love this couple? It was obvious from the first moment I met Ilene and Seth. They are totally and completely in love with each other. It’s the way they look at each other. You can see in their eyes that they have truly found their soul mate. I am so happy that I was able to be a part of their big day.

Ilene had some really awesome ideas for her wedding. She wanted to incorporate lots of things that were truly “them.” This is how every wedding SHOULD be, but that isn’t always the case. They gave their guests pinwheels to use as they were walking down the aisle after being introduced as husband and wife, which was the perfect way to bring in a little fun after a very touching and intimate ceremony.

Her gown was stunning and absolutely perfect on her. The bridesmaids dresses were perfect for a late summer wedding. The colors were purple and green with an outdoorsy feel. Each guest took home a small potted herb as the favor. I loved them! You know me and practical favors!

Seth and his friends are all very musically inclined. I bet they have a blast getting together and jamming. He asked if he could play a few songs during dinner because he had something special planned. That something special was a song he had written especially for Ilene. Talk about a touching moment!

Here are a few pictures from their wedding shot by Megan Stahl Photography. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did! I think you’ll agree that they are perfect for each other.

Seth & Ilene – We’ve got to get together again soon! I think more Mexican food is in our future :)


Friday Finds 3.8.13

March 8th, 2013

If you haven’t checked out the new gowns at BHLDN, you are missing out. The new spring line is out for your viewing pleasure! I am in love with this line, especially the Onyx gown.


I think the back of this dress is absolutely gorgeous. While I don’t want to make too many cheesy comparisons to Twilight, it does remind me of the back of Kristen Stewart’s gown. And I don’t care who you are, you have to admit that the back of that gown was amazing. This would be the perfect dress to wear with those heels I posted on Tuesday, by the way!



Tuesday Shoesday, Edition 76

March 5th, 2013

Happy Tuesday everyone! I say happy, not because of the 3-5 inches of snow predicted for this evening, but because it means we are one day closer to the beginning of spring and wedding season. I can’t wait for this weather to break and am getting so excited to get moving with this year’s crop of fantastic brides!! I thought these were the perfect pair to feature today since I am wishing for spring.



The Kinship Heels from BHLDN are absolutely gorg!! I am in love with the flower accent. And pairing these with a cute sundress for a wedding later in the season would make you the talk of the wedding… aside from the bride of course. Here’s to hoping that groundhog was right!!


Friday Finds 3.1.13

March 1st, 2013

Brides seem to be focusing on the social aspect of their weddings more and more these days. So many couples comment that they want their guests to be able to mix and mingle rather than being “stuck” with people they don’t know. There are a ton of different ways to do this. When I found this on Martha Stewart Weddings, I knew this was the perfect way to get your guests chatting.


Your guests will laugh and reminisce about you and your intended and write lots of fun things for you two to read when you get back from your honeymoon. The best part is that this is DIY! Click here to go to the directions and have some fun!