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Dear Soonlywed! The one wedding book I would recommend to plan the wedding of your dreams is The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. Now I know this is not a typical wedding book, but I promise it will change your wedding planning experience and life. The best part? This Book is under 150 pages; […]

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Hey Soonlywed! I’m Melanie, your host here at the Bruncheon! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m happy you are here! The Bruncheon is an in-person Wedding Experience; our goal is to educate, connect, inspire, and give you confidence + clarity to plan the wedding of your dreams. If you’re reading this note in real-time […]

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Hey Soonlywed! We are so excited to introduce you to a returning Bruncheon Expert, Julie Shuford of Julie Shuford Photography. Julie is a California girl through & through born and raised in San Diego. Now she resides in Los Angeles with her husband and Shiba Inu- Shadow. Julie loves being outdoors in the sunshine enjoying […]

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Hey Soonlywed, Being romcom queen I am, I wanted to share 15 of my favorite love songs with you. Most are oldies but goodies, some new, some rock and some country! Leave a comment below with your favorite love songs, and what song you chose for your first dance! These songs are in no particular […]

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Hey Soonlyweds! This post is a real treat because it’s filled to the brim with wedding inspiration. From the dress, the pizza shark pin party favors to the clean classic all-white & natural wood reception, and the love Andrea & Sean share just oozes out of every picture… So good! Please enjoy their wedding gallery […]

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Hey Soonlyweds! Today’s note is all about the Bar, more specifically the beer you offer your guest. Our friend and Craft Beer expert, Lilit from Draft in Style gives us 7 Tips to Serving Craft Beer in Style at your wedding! I want you to think back to the last wedding you attended and let’s […]

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Hey Soonlywed! Today’s note is from our bestie Lilia from Luv Collective is sharing 3 ways she stays balanced throughout Wedding Planning and frankly to get through life. Luv Collective’s mission is to empower brides and challenge the wedding industry to focus more on self-love, confidence, and compassion. (see why we’re friends)  Two weeks after […]

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Hey Soonlywed!  Are you planning a Desert Wedding or considering Eloping? Yes? Well, you’re in luck! If you’re reading this in real-time (COVID) I’m positive this post will give you the confidence of knowing you can have the magic of the big wedding you were planning on a more intimate scale. Grab your coffee, tea, […]

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Hey Soonlywed!  Have you ever gotten an idea for a project or your wedding design and went down the rabbit hole of endless possibilities, leaving you overwhelmed and confused? Yeah, Me too!  Tabitha Abercrombie, the Founder and Creative Director of Winston & Main Event + Floral Design Studio sharing her 6 Step Design Process with […]

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This week’s note is an oldie but goodie brought by Tabitha is the floral and design genius behind Winston & Main Event. “This feature takes a traditional and casual backyard wedding and turns it up a notch. It is festive, fun, and flirty. The perfect setting for two people to say I do!” I wanted […]

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