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February 17, 2017

I will never forget looking through my parent’s fireproof box of important papers in the weeks leading up to my wedding — Chris was going to be in town for the weekend, and we needed to apply for our marriage license. Naturally, I had no idea where any of those necessary documents were, but I figured that […]

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January 26, 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a Bridal Basics post! I always love writing these because I feel like it’s a chance to speak directly to you: the slightly-overwhelmed-and-looking-for-an-assist bride! After all, it’s not every day you plan a wedding, so I am happy to share some tips and advice I’ve gathered throughout the years as […]

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December 29, 2016

5 years ago today, I was waking up for the very first time with some fancy bling on my left hand. Ahh!!! :) Being engaged is such a beautiful thing, and I think that’s a huge reason behind why engagement sessions are on the top of the list when it comes to my favorite parts of […]

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July 29, 2016

“For a moment the last sunshine fell with romantic affection upon her glowing face [..] then the glow faded, each light deserting her with lingering regret, like children leaving a pleasant street after dark.” – The Great Gatsby Ahh! If that quote doesn’t give you all the feels, then you haven’t experienced the magic of […]

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July 8, 2016

While my house may not always show it (#workingmomlife), I am an incredibly organized person and strive off of lists! There are few things that make me happier than organizing agendas and tasks, and I always love approaching wedding day in the same manner. After all, there will always be things outside of our control, but […]

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Sami Orndorff is a Wedding & Lifestyle photographer 
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