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PLANNING OUR WEDDING

8 Months: New Home Tour!

Oct 17, 2019

Hi folks! Happy fall! I’m so happy to invite you back in to our home to see what we’ve changed! For reference, you can see our very first home tour from back when we moved in here. I love to see the before and afters and see how things have developed! We have officially been […]

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Home Update: Bar Cabinet

Sep 9, 2019

First things first, here’s the best part of this post. I have good news, my friends! The ugly metal cart is OFFICIALLY OUT OF OUR KITCHEN!!! Do you remember it? When we did house tour a few months after moving in, it was the only thing that really really drove me crazy. So it especially […]

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A Birthday Letter to AJ

Sep 6, 2019

Dear AJ, I don’t think either of us could have anticipated the new obstacles that came in our second year as fiancés. For the most part, it feels like we’ve been through so much (and we have) that any new challenge wouldn’t be that tough. And I guess in hindsight they haven’t been all that […]

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Pre-Wedding Stress and How We’re Dealing

Aug 12, 2019

Before we got engaged, I definitely thought that I knew it all. I thought I could totally sympathize with my couples when it comes to the wedding process. Seeing so many weddings, being a part of them. And then having a long term partner. We have so many common denominators. Obviously, I get it. Or […]

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Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box | Summer 2019

Jul 29, 2019

 Erin Condren Seasonal Surprise Box | Summer 2019 | #ECSurpriseBox It is no secret at all that I’m very planner obsessed. I love pen to paper, I love stickers and I love checking things off! I’ve gone through so many planners over the years, but the Erin Condren LifePlanner has been my favorite, and […]

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Checking In: We’re 10 Months Out from Our Wedding!

Jul 17, 2019

Welcome back to Let’s Cut the Cake! This is our series on AJ and I planning our own wedding as a pair of wedding photographers! Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing our process and inviting you in on our decision making and witnessing trial + errors! It’s called Let’s Cut the Cake because that’s what AJ and […]

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HMP Travels: Our Trip to San Fransisco!

Jul 15, 2019

Our Trip to San Francisco Here’s the life update that pairs with this adventure: So y’all know that AJ and I are a duo when it comes to HMP (if you’re curious exactly what AJ does, check out this post!). In addition to being the biggest obscure car enthusiast, my business partner, my go-to everything, […]

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Think Piece: Our Long Distance and Eight+ Years of Work

Jun 25, 2019

(This was the first photo we ever took together in 2011) This is going to be an off week blog-wise while I’m up visiting AJ at his new job in San Francisco!  AJ got a summer internship with a tech company that eventually hired him after he graduated, so he had been at this company […]

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