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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!

your invited

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:


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 🙂


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.


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


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


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


Did that Pinterest board just come to life? Week 4!

Hey my blogging friends! Happy Thursday! What a crazy week it has been! Super busy but guess what…I found time to go shopping for this weeks “Thrifty Thursday!” This week was a challenge. The past 2 weeks I have left a picture of the following weeks outfit. I did that for 2 main reasons: the first being that it keeps me in check and not wasting hours aimlessly looking to gather together a full outfit under $20 (so far so good!). The second reason is for you guys! It’s nice to have a visual and know what to look forward too! (Or not look forward too if it’s not your style)

Oh yes, so about it being a challenge…here is why. Last week when I left the picture for this week it was actually 4 different outfits all with similar taste but I was at a lost. So I asked you all to vote and pick one for me! The vote was fairly even with these outfits:



Both are extremely adorable! And well if it were up to me I would have bought all four…my bank account would not have liked me so much. I finally made up my mind and I went with the first outfit, THEN it was sooooo hard for me to find a cardigan (that I actually liked and would wear again!) SO I improvised! I took a couple things from each outfit and created something new! I found a shirt that was the mustard yellow,  which was super hard for me & not my fav color, a pair of jeans (which were desparetely needed), a purse, cream cardigan, & the cutest boots! The point of the pics is for a guideline…your allowed to break the rules here! So enough of me rambling here it is!






Aren’t those boots so cute?! They were $4! My total cost this week was $20 EXACTLY!

Much love,
Brooke Ashley xoxox

P.S. I don’t have an outfit picked yet because I will begin preparing for my engagement pictures soon and I have not made up my mind! Color suggestions???