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This upcoming month will mark my 6th wedding anniversary!  While we had been engaged for awhile, we finalized the wedding date in July of 2004.  Our decision was to marry in October…of the same year – leaving us just 3 1/2 months to put a wedding together!  Surprisingly, despite the limited planning time, everything went very smoothly and was 90% stress free.  We couldn’t have chosen a better time to get married as it was the height of the Fall color change in our area.

So with all this swirling in my mind today, I’ve got wedding dresses, cakes, and decor on the mind.  I started entertaining my thoughts by checking out Lazaro’s bridal gowns – the designer I happened to use for my wedding dress.  Their designs seem to contain that bit of whimsy  I love while also maintaining a level of elegance.  Here is one sample from their Fall 2010 collection.

Wedding favors can also be a challenge.  What to buy, how to display, and so on.  Love this idea from Martha Stewart showcasing wedding favors on one table.  Only potential worry is that some guests could take more than one favor, so you may have to factor in a few additional.

More and more brides are thinking green as they consider the products and services they use and it’s impacting on the environment.  A great book to checkout is Green Wedding, by Mireya Navarro.  Mireya discusses how couples can achieve their dream wedding and still be green.

Love weddings?  Here are some great wedding blogs to consider:

1.  Green Wedding Shoes – Lots of wonderful wedding galleries, DIY projects, and resources.

2.  The Wedding Chicks -  This wedding blog is about “…everything new, classic, funky, hip and just plain fun for weddings“.

3.  Style Me Pretty – Lots of bridal inspirations showcasing real weddings.  Checkout the Bridal Community tab for lots of fabulous ideas.

4. Ruffled – This blog showcases the vintage inspired bride.  Along with great articles, you’ll find a section on DIY Projects and Wedding Templates.

Images:  Lazaro (Wedding Dress), Martha Stewart (Favors with Wisteria Floral), Amazon (Green Wedding Book)

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