Brianna and Nick Part 4: Staying positive during pandemic planning

Couple of the Year Brianna and Nick are continuing with their wedding plans! Like so many, they’ve had to drastically adjust what their day will look like, but they’re persevering through it all. No matter what the day or guest list looks like, their wedding day will be beautiful because it’s the day they get married!


With my bridal shower, bachelorette, wedding, and honeymoon all postponed until next year it’s hard to still feel like a bride. Instead of focusing on the negative, I’ve really been trying to focus on the positives, like having another year to celebrate. In that spirit, I’ve decided to embrace all the bridal goodies I’ve already accumulated! That means sipping champagne from our “Mr. & Mrs.” champagne flutes, wearing my custom denim jacket featuring my new last name just because, and rocking my cozy “Mrs.” slippers around the house.

One bridal outfit I’ve loved to wear lately is the Sleep Tight wedding sleep shirt from Bridesmaid Gift Boutique. Let’s be honest, we’ve been spending a lot more time inside these past few months and having cute yet comfortable things to wear to hang out on the couch with my fiancé has made it a lot more fun. Plus, I feel like a bride waking up on her wedding day each morning. 

This sleep shirt is a great alternative to robes for getting ready the morning of your wedding! The bride can wear white like mine and the girls can be in the pink or black options! A matching sleep mask from the boutique would be cute too. Bridesmaid Gift Boutique has a bunch of options for bridesmaids gifts, bachelorette goodies, or a sweet gift for a postponed bride. I really like the gift set section. They have bridesmaid proposal boxes to ask your girls to be in your bridal party and cute themed boxes like the Tropical Beach Box or Pamper Me Box that could be a gift for anyone at any time. 

So with all that said, we ARE still getting married and have wedding planning to do! We had a lot already finalized by the time we made the call to postpone but still have details to wrap up. Luckily all our vendors were available for our new date which means our new day will be the same day we imagined. Nick still has to finalize his custom tuxedo with Aldo’s Formals. I picked up my dress the week before we postponed and still have to do all my dress fittings. We still have to finalize plans for our rehearsal dinner at Queen Anne’s Loft. Not to mention we have some long overdue celebrating to do with our family and friends at our bachelor/bachelorette parties and bridal shower! On top of the plans we need to finish, we got a curveball thrown at us, too. Our honeymoon was rescheduled for September 2021 but a few weeks later the resort notified us they will be shutting down that month so they canceled our honeymoon. We are now looking at new honeymoon spots and hoping this is a blessing in disguise making way for us to have an even better honeymoon. 

Thank you to Bridesmaid Gift Boutique for sending this gift to me!  

Brianna and Nick Part 3: Icing on the Metaphorical Cake

In case you didn’t know, there’s a global pandemic going on. Thanks to COVID-19, life looks a little different right now with businesses closed and toilet paper nowhere to be found. There is an element of uncertainty in the air right now, and that holds true for anyone planning a wedding in 2020. Our Couple of the Year Brianna and Nick are doing their best to remain positive through it all while being proactive (hello back update) and focusing on what matters. A wedding day isn’t about a party or a big guest list, it’s about your love. When you focus on love, everything else fades.

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Brianna and Nick Part 2: The Groom’s Side of Getting Engaged

How often do you hear the groom’s side of the pre-engagement story? For most of us, the focus is on the ring and beyond but a lot of time and planning goes into just putting the ring on the finger! Today we get to hear from our groom of the year, Nick! He shares exactly how he choose the perfect ring and even gives some helpful tips for choosing the perfect piece!
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Brianna and Nick Part 1: Venues, Vendors, & The Honeymoon

Get to know our 2020 Couple of the Year with their first blog post! Each month (ish) we’ll have a new post from Brianna and Nick helping us follow their wedding planning journey through everything from the venue, choosing vendors, the fun stuff like the tasting, to the tough decisions like guest lists and whether or not to hire a coordinator. Check back each month for a new chapter of their wedding diary!

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Meet Our Couple of the Year 2020: Brianna and Nick

It’s time to introduce our second Couple of the Year! Last year we followed Jacqueline and Jared as they planned their Blithewold Mansion and Gardens wedding and this year we are so pleased to introduce you our readers to our 2020 Couple of the Year Brianna & Nick!

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2020 Couple of the Year Applications Open NOW!

2020 is just around the corner. Our 2019 Couple of the Year Jacqueline and Jared said “I Do” last weekend and though they’re not done just yet (stay tuned for all their photos and thoughts about what the big day is really like) we are ready to think about what’s next!

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Jacqueline and Jared Part 8: The Wedding Week

The week is finally here! Jacqueline and Jared get married in just 3 days!! Ever wonder what goes through a bride’s brain the week of her wedding? Jacqueline can tell you herself in this latest installment of our 2019 Couple of the Year series. Continue reading

Jacquline and Jared Part 7: When You Wish You Had a Wedding Planner

We are getting SO close to Jacqueline and Jared’s wedding! As our Couple of the Year, we’ve been following these love birds as they’ve planned every detail of their wedding from engagement parties and initial venue visits, to dress shopping, flowers, and the stress of guest lists. With their big day under a month away, the final countdown is on!

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Jacqueline and Jared Part 6: Finding THE Dress

Our Couple of the Year Jacqueline and Jared are getting married in just 64 days!! While the final planning is happening, it’s time to look back at when Jacquline found her dream dress, in a totally unexpected way!

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Jacqueline and Jared Part 4: Budgets and Support Systems

It’s our favorite time of the week… it’s time for another installment of our Couple of the Year series with Jacqueline and Jared! In today’s blog post our newlyweds are talking about two of the most important pieces of wedding planning, budgets and support systems. This is a post you’re definitely going to want to read…

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