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And so the planning begins!

Good morning everyone! It’s Monday and I think I am finally able to get myself back on blogging track! I was a little MIA last week so today I am bringing you a mix of 2 things. I am going to share some things I have compiled so far for my wedding & share a belated “Thrifty Thursday” featuring a couple snapshots from my engagement shoot!

Last week I started to put together a binder to help keep me organized through this process! It is helping me stay calm and as least stressed as possible during the wedding planning (my maid of honor is doing a pretty good job at that too)! Within the last week or so Aaron & I have started to create our guest list. It’s A LOT bigger then we imagined haha, I guess that’s what you get from having a large family & you become friends with everyone you meet! Along with a guest list (which bores me after awhile, although it needs to be done) I started filling in the pages a bit.

This past week I chose a few hairstyles:


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Picked out a few dresses for inspiration: (AND made my first visit to David’s Bridal to try a few on!)

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Made a finally decision on a cranberry/burgundy & gray bridal party:

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Chose a few DIY projects for the BIG day:

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& as a surprise I received this awesome book from a couple at our church:

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I have been wanting a book like this to go along with my planner. I am in love with this one for the reason that every chapter starts with Bible verses and words of inspiration to keep you in the right state of mind. Because through all of this keeping God number one is the biggest priority. PLUS, having this book as a guideline gives me more to share with you all!

OKAY so now a little sneak peak into our engagement shoot featuring my “Thrifty Thursday” Pinterest inspired outfit of choice 😉

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It was a perfect fall day so we kept it simple with our colors. I didn’t need a handbag but I could of used a cup of Starbucks which the girl has in her pic! I took the inspiration from the shirt/dress and military green jacket with leggings & swapped the flats for leather boots & added a statement necklace 🙂

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OH, and I forgot to mention…I did not spend a dime on this outfit, just an added bonus!

That’s a wrap! See you guys tomorrow 🙂

Much love,

Brooke Ashley xoxox

All because 2 people fell in LOVE :)

What a perfect Monday to write a post! It’s raining and I am cozy on the couch watching a Lifetime movie with a hot cup of coffee! I am really excited about this next series I am going to start sharing starting now! Any guesses?

I hear wedding bells! That’s right you are all invited to join me over the next few months to get the inside scoop on #SimpkinsDucatiWedding! Consider yourselves VIP!

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I decided over the weekend I was going to start this series because I really think all of you will enjoy seeing a full blown Pinterest wedding come to life & you will all help keep me sane so I don’t turn into a “bridezilla” (bonus for me!) So let’s get into it!

Today I am going to keep it short and sweet and start with my organization. Weddings are all fun and beautiful when a little 10 year old girl designs it inside and out in her head…then all the sudden IT GETS REAL. Well in that case I figured a good starting point would be to get a binder. Let me just ramble for a second…I feel bad for ANYONE who got married before Pinterest was invented. Enough said, moving on.

I have been reading some great blogs to get a layout of what I need to begin getting together. So far I have made a mini list which looks as follows:

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Today I just focused on making the main tabs (which I made myself) from post it notes! Over the next few weeks you will all join me in filling in the pages 🙂

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All of my ideas whether I plan to use them or not will be here! Before I go let me share my FAVORITE part of this binder that I created over the weekend. I looked up some bible verses about love and marriage, wrote them out on index cards, & then taped them to the inside cover. I did this for one main reason. Anytime over these next few months when I feel stressed or overwhelmed because something didn’t go right (which will happen) I can look back here and remember what this day is really about & that is me marrying my best friend.

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I am really looking forward to sharing this experience with you all! If you miss any posts search category:

Simpkins Ducati Wedding and they will be grouped together!

Much love,

Brooke Ashley

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P.S. Did you guys catch my super cute bridal party hangers? Thank you PINTEREST!

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P.S.S. If you have any recommendations for bridal blogs PLEASE leave them below 🙂