Monday, July 15, 2013

Our Wedding: Bridesmaid Gifts

I don't even know where to start on how happy I am about my bridesmaids gifts. First off, I got the idea for my bridesmaids holding something other than a bouquet down the aisle, from Allison's wedding. My brain went in to over drive thinking of how I would find the perfect clutch for my girls, without breaking my budget. That's where Jesse came in.
Jesse and I emailed back and forth for a couple weeks trying to figure out a theme, the colors, the design...and this is what she made up! My Maid of Honor received the clutch with the silver in the middle of the heart, and my other bridesmaids got the ones with the pink hearts!

The best thing EVER (and it actually got me all choked up) was that Jesse surprised me with my very own clutch! She made it different than the rest by adding some lace on the top. How amazingly sweet is that?!

I am so so sooooo happy that I reached out to Jesse and that she was so willing to come up with something so awesome. I am forever happy and grateful! My bridesmaids loved them! I filled them each with a little emergency kit of sorts, and added in the necklace and bracelets that I wanted them to wear for the day. 

Please check out Jesse's blog and shop!

xo. Nicole

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Saturday, July 6, 2013


So much change is happening for us in the next couple months. Our summer is going to be work, work, and more work while we save our money. We've looked at our options and realized that living in British Columbia just isn't going to work in our favor. The husband has been told he has a job in Edmonton, Alberta waiting for him in September so we've decided it's best for us to move provinces. The housing cost is too expensive in BC, and the jobs are crap. With husband's new job in Edmonton, we have a chance to save money, start a family, and maybe even buy a house one day. 

With our life changing direction, I think it's time for the blog to change too. I'm no longer a bride, still broke though! This is more of a lifestyle blog now, rather than a document of our wedding planning. I'm dreaming and scheming up names and post ideas, but for now, I have things to pack. I'll still be around, just not as often. I also still have an abundance of wedding photos to share with you, so stay tuned! xo

xo. Nicole

Monday, July 1, 2013

Media Swap with Crafted Love

Allison from Crafted Love tweeted a couple weeks ago about doing a media swap and I jumped right in! I saw it as a chance to practice using photoshop and to have some lovely work from Allison hanging on my wall ;) We agreed on an 11x17 poster and went to work!

I'd have to say she did a really awesome job! I couldn't find the right frame for it, so I've just left it on the wall using push pins. Also, I only have an iPhone for a camera so pardon the quality. It's very sharp and colorful on my wall in person!

Allison also did the design of my current blog layout! I'm dreaming up names and colors for my blog, as I'm not sure "A Broke Bride" really fits me anymore because I'm married now! Still broke, though...

You can check out Allison's blog, Crafted Love
xo. Nicole