March 2011

Finding Balance Between Blogging and Life {Part I}

I’m not the first to say it but running and maintaining a blog that works hand in hand with your business is one giant commitment. I know I know what you’re thinking, “But Rhi, you should only blog because it’s fun and what you love to do and it’s strictly for the sake of personal fulfillment!” […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {The Average Wedding Budget}

I’m sure someone out there is going to tsk tsk or frown upon what I’m about to share, but our wedding, the one you all saw here, cost us $27,000 give or take a few thousand. Twenty-seven thousand big ones, my friends, $10,000 of which was generously given to us by my parents and $5,000 […]

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For Japan, With Love

I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been a little saddened by the devastation and destruction that has spread across Japan this week. Hearts are heavy, too many lives have been lost and the destruction so immense it will take months and potentially years to rebuild what was once a thriving and colourful country. […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {What It Means To Be Married}

I’m a self-admitted worrier. I get caught up in the little things far too often, much too quickly and on multiple occasions every day, find myself submerged in my thoughts, feelings and emotions. So it’s a little beyond me that in the two and a half years Andrew and I were engaged I never consciously […]

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Friday Wrap Up

Hello Friday. It is so nice of you to show your pretty face. I, on the other hand, was an irresponsible blogger yesterday and blogged one too many posts. Today I am paying the consequences and am now suffering a mild posting hangover but hey, three blog posts in one day will do that too […]

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How to be a Better Blogger

I’ve been talking a bit with some other bloggers about blogging etiquette and I thought it would be nice to share some of the things we have discovered and some of the things we think make or break a blog. While I’m no expert on the subject and my blog is far from perfect, there […]

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Rustic Elegance Inspiration – Part I

I found the above inspiration board via the ever so lovely Snippet and Ink when I was trying to define a mood, feel and vision for my latest project in the works. Crooked Creek Ranch in beautiful Northern Michigan tweeted me a few weeks ago saying they’d love for little old me to style a […]

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Pep Talk Tuesday {Personal Coordinators versus Venue Coordinators}

I never ever claim to know everything about the industry. I am constantly learning and figuring out ways to be a better business woman and planner so Hey Gorgeous can flourish while my clients get the best possible service. However, one thing I have learned pretty quickly is that there is a difference between what […]

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The LWD

Just as chic as its black counterpart and equally as alluring and versatile, I have to admit I am completely obsessed with the prettiest of Little White Dresses. While I’m not sure I could have ever completely skipped a traditional wedding gown in place for a shorter, sassier version, I was in fact a two-dress […]

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Friday Wrap Up

Another week has flown by and I can hardly believe it’s March already. I have to work until late tonight, but this weekend Andrew and I are off to Michigan to look at new homes; because big announcement here but at the end of March, we are moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan! While it’s going […]

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FAQ Friday; Where to Start Wedding Planning

{The Question} I’m engaged. Now what? I’m not sure I quite remember the moment I started planning my own wedding. Perhaps it’s tough to recall since I started collecting inspirations in a manila envelope back in eighth grade. By the time it came around for me to finally start creating my own big day I […]

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Our Reception

After our family and bridal party portraits, Andrew and I headed upstairs to meet our guests for our reception. We didn’t have a fancy grand entrance to a picked out song but instead walked in to cheers and clapping from a room full of 97 of our loved ones. We also skipped seating our wedding […]

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