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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 12.27.13

December 27th, 2013

For those brides out there who have yet to officially ask their bridesmaids, I have found the perfect way to do it.

The Party Posse bracelet


The Party Posse bracelet2


Super cute, right? When I saw this adorable bracelet from The Party Posse on Etsy, I knew that just about any girl would love to be asked to be a bridesmaid with this. It’s just as good as an engagement right, no?


Friday Finds 2.8.13

February 8th, 2013

I came across this adorable shirt and knew it was perfect for today. I’m a little under the weather, so anything that can make me smile today is definitely worth a share. This cute little onesie comes from Baby Image on Etsy.

Ring Security


I mean, how cute is that? The best thing is that it does come in other sizes. Just take a peek through their store and check it out! There is some other really cute stuff in there too. Happy Friday everyone!


Friday Finds 1.25.13

January 25th, 2013

I can’t think of many little girls who don’t want to be a princess. Especially when they are getting all dressed up for a wedding! How freaking cute is this flower girl crown from Noces de l’Amore?

Flower Girl Crown


I can see it now. This adorable little girl throwing a huge fit because she wants to wear this crown to preschool every day. Hey, at least you know she will like it! Complete cuteness!


Friday Finds 10.5.12

October 5th, 2012

October? Already?! I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by. I guess it’s time to get moving on the gifts for your bridal party next year, huh? I thought these were perfect for the groomsman since they probably already have 3 personalized mugs and a flask from the other weddings they’ve been in.

Everyone would love a great pair of cuff links that will go with anything and are personalized to boot. These ones from Dabble Designs are perfect. Not a fan of these ones? They have over 150 different styles, so I think you can find something suiting for each guy. Have fun!


Friday Finds 7.13.12

July 13th, 2012

I came across these adorable thank you notes made specifically for a bridal party and just love them! This is the perfect place to spill your guts to the women who were so important to you that you could not imagine getting married without them beside you.

Love them too? You can find them on Etsy by Marry Grams. Now if only figuring out their gifts were this easy…


Friday Finds 6.15.12

June 15th, 2012

We have recently had a ton of brides coming in saying that a majority of their friends and family will be coming in from out of town. One thing you do not want is to feel responsible for them while there are here. Let’s face it – as much as you want to be a tour guide for them, you will have a lot to do that weekend. After all, you ARE getting married. It’s kind of a big deal.

I love the idea of greeting all your out of town guests with a little treat to make them feel comfortable and give them an idea of what Pittsburgh is all about. Basket of Pittsburgh is an awesome company that can create a ton of different baskets with different themes for any occasion. I love this one in particular.

Called the Steel City Sampler, this one has a bit of everything Pittsburgh to really give them a true taste of Pittsburgh. Pair this with a letter from the two of you listing some of your favorite sights, restaurants (make sure all the Pittsburgh-y restaurants are on there!), a local map and the phone number for a taxi and they will be all set to fend for themselves while you are getting pampered and prepped!


Friday Finds 6.1.12

June 1st, 2012

Whoa. It is JUNE?! For Pete’s sake, where did the first half of the year go?

Today, I am sharing an adorable bridal shower/wedding gift idea. Now, my intention is for you to buy this for someone else. But if you want one of these for yourself, here’s what you do. You purchase it for a friend who also happens to be getting married this summer. Once you get it, take a pic on your phone, send it to EVERYONE in your phone list (except the receiver of course) and comment how you fell in love with it and that it was only $50 and that you are kind of jealous of the bride to whom you are giving it. Then slyly include the link for the shop in the message so it is easy for them to track. Voila! Instant gift inspiration for those people coming to your shower/wedding!

I know it sounds sneaky, but just look at how cute it is!!!

If I didn’t get a photo similar to this for my own shower, I might be inclined to tell you that I found this on the Etsy site for Element 120 Photos.


Friday Finds 4.27.12

April 27th, 2012

Ok, this find is going to be slightly out of the ordinary, but I came across this and couldn’t help but smile. I immediately thought of the reaction my husband would have had if I had given him this as a gift before his bachelor party. He might have shrieked like a little girl at the sight.

Yes. I really did just post a plastic beer boot. To be honest, The Man Registry has quite a few great gift options for the guys. They only say they want those crystal flutes. They don’t really want them. Or I should say, they want them because you want them. So why not have a little fun with your guy and give him a gift that will get people talking and laughing with him while he is out and about with this best buds celebrating the upcoming nuptials. At least he can’t break it. He most likely will break the crystal flutes…



Friday Finds 12.2.11

December 2nd, 2011

I had a chance to visit with a friend a few weekends ago. She has a now almost four month old baby. So while Joey and I were waiting for her and her hubby to finish their parenting duties (changing diapers, I wasn’t about to be a part of that duty), I picked up a catalog she had gotten in the mail that day. Let me just tell you that I was pretty glad I did.

Uncommon Goods has some really cute stuff! As I flipped through the catalog, I found the anniversary journal and knew it was something I had to share with you. I even made Joey text me the name of the shop and the name of the item so I could remember it later because I didn’t *gasp* have my phone on me.

I think this is the cutest little book and a great gift for the first year anniversary since that one is supposed to be the gift of paper.



Friday Finds 11.18.11

November 18th, 2011

Just a few weeks ago I posted a great gift option for your groomsman from Etsy. This week, I am featuring an amazing gift option for your fathers or even your groom. I fell in love with this pocket watch by ArtinspiredGifts (also on Etsy!). The workmanship is incredible. I really think the photos will speak for themselves. And if you are itching to buy one, like me (I just need to think of someone to give it to for Christmas!), you can purchase it on Etsy at ArtinspiredGifts.