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Geek Out: Real Wedding Blogs Edition

November 17, 2010

In my last real Geek Out post, I didn’t get to highlight even close to all of the great real wedding Blogs that I have enjoyed, been inspired by and learned from. So if you’re new to the community or you’re wondering who I would pick to be on my Dodgeball team, check it out:

P.S. before the post-part: I still can’t list all of my favorites, and I enjoy every freaking person in this community. Just a heads up. These are some folks who post regularly to semi-regularly about the journey of wedding planning and some in the aftermath, which I refuse, for personal reasons, to categorize as “Lifestyle” Blogs.

All Things Zilla is written by Bret Turner and definitely deserves your attention. Bret and his lovely fiance, Jessica, are planning their summer of 2011 wedding and making my sides hurt all along the way.

Anna and the Ring is a lovely, honest and touching Blog about the journey from “oh yes to i do and beyond,” as she so wittily puts it.

Lyn is in the process of recapping her damn wedding and moving on to writing about her damn life in her new space, Another Damn Life, which also requires your immediate attention…only if you, you know, have like a sense of humor or something.

Bunnies’n Beagles is written by the adorable Ms. Bunny and follows her wedding planning journey from Chicago to her new home, Fargo, and all of the ridiculocity that ensues when you’re planning a wedding long-distance. Yikes. Her future hubby is the man-behind-the-brilliance that is Wasabi Photography, check it.

Craft My Life is the post-wedding blog that follows Craft My Bride by the super-cute Lisa. Her new blog has awesome recipe illustrations, an obvious love for cats and more gorgeous wedding recaps. Check it out if you know what’s good for you. That’s, that came out…more threatening than I hoped.

Fancy Notion is another deliciously witty space (are you seeing a trend here?) about super-sweet-and-awesomely-cynical Kerry’s journey through planning her (soon!) upcoming wedding.

Happy Sighs is written by Liz (name twinnery) who has a super soft place in my heart, not because of the name, I’m not that petty, but because she was one of the first blogs I found when I was trying to find a non-crazy bride to relate to and she so sweetly (as is typical of Liz) invited me into her space and made me feel comfortable. It sounds a little to-catch-a-predator the way I worded it, doesn’t it, but you get the picture. She’s preparing for baby now, but still has some love for weddings and all things pretty…check out her rad Etsy shop as well, Betsy Ann Paper. After all, she’s gonna have a little one to feed soon! Jeez, I was kidding, mostly there, with the guilt trip.

I loved following Lauren’s wedding process because of her sense of humor and awesome taste and skeels in design. She recently launched a pretty rad photography operation.

In a world where Becca plans her wedding on internationally acclaimed A Los Angeles Love…okay, she’s won some kick-ass awards…but picture if I had said that in this voice. Becca is planning a Los Angeles wedding with the help of some of the best vendors around.

Bethany has an awesome shop on Etsy called Milk Money, the awesomeness of which Angie sported at her badass wedding. Bethany just started planning and I love being able to see the planning process from beginning to end, you know?

My San Francisco Budget Wedding is written by the lovely Sarah and her fiance Tony…and sometimes, the all-too-cute Bean as the Tiny Wedding Planner. Sarah’s planning, you guessed it, a budget-friendly San Francisco wedding and doing it in style. She is also hosting a contest right now to rename her blog.

Angie. Angie was my first blog-friend. It’s weird how this “community” (non-cultish-ness) can spring real friendships into action, and what-not-more-sappy-stuff-you-probably-don’t-care-about. Bottom line = check out One Cat Per Person.

KC of Shiny Pretty Bits is still in wedding recap mode, but head back through the archives and read through her journey if you want some inspiration, just do it. But not now, finish the list of lovely bloggers.

Souris Mariage is written by Mouse who is now recapping her recent, beautiful wedding with great giveaways and words. She’s a fellow Chicago-bride, so I have another soft spot for this lovely lady.

Tamera of Verhext is a renaissance woman in every sense of the word. Whether it’s her vintage shop on Etsy, her minimalistic-rad-punk-band and its lingering recordings…which are definitely worth a listen, or her beautifully written and photographed wedding journey, including her covet-worthy honeymoon, you can’t miss this.

I love reading Kathleen’s blog, A Wedding Runs Through It. She’s sweet and bubbly and adorable and what’s not to love. She just finished up the recap of her wedding and was a recent guest blogger for Elizabeth Anne Designs.

Who of your favorites did I miss? Did I introduce you to anyone you don’t know, or are you mostly just like, yeah, yeah…I know all about these awesome folks? Well, it’s all good either way, isn’t it? Also, you have to see kid-Isaiah.

22 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2010 9:58 am

    SOON? My wedding is coming up SOON? Why didn’t someone tell me AHHHHH!!!!!

    Thanks for the linky love, you are the best and your amazingly detailed entries make me so.tired.


  2. November 17, 2010 10:43 am

    Awww thank you for including me. I feel so honored to be mentioned among such other cool peeps. We do indeed have a great community.

    I know about most of these folks, but there were a few you mentioned that I will have to check out.

  3. November 17, 2010 11:23 am

    Wow. Look at this amazing list of blogger pals. Thank you for including me. I’m with Ms. Bunny — there were a couple here that I have not read before, and I’m looking forward to checking them out.

  4. November 17, 2010 12:12 pm

    Huzzah! Thanks for including me! This is a pretty awesome list – I’m honored to be in such intelligent/thoughtful/entertaining company. Like the others I’ve added some new blogs to my reader (as if I need more things to follow, but they seem so cool). Love your blog! Hopefully I’ll pick up some steam on mine with the holidays coming 😉

  5. November 17, 2010 1:34 pm

    What a fantastic list! I can’t wait to check out some of these I haven’t seen before!

  6. November 17, 2010 3:13 pm

    muhahah. i welcomed you in my lair.

  7. November 17, 2010 10:39 pm

    @kathleen of course!
    @lena thanks so much! hope you loooove them!

  8. November 18, 2010 10:56 am

    Just when I thought I had hit the ultimate gold with your blog, you give me TONS of new material to check out! Thank you for this, although I’m sure my grades won’t since they will likely suffer due to aforementioned new blogs haha.

    So refreshing to find more blogs like your own, it’s the best!

    • November 18, 2010 2:10 pm

      you are way sweet! those kids have it goin’ on in ways i can’t even fathom yet, so definitely check them out!

  9. November 18, 2010 2:01 pm

    You are the absolute coolest for including me and for doing this at all. I can’t wait to check out a few of these that I haven’t read yet.


  10. November 18, 2010 9:49 pm

    I am so touched that you would threaten people and make them read my blog. you are the best, my friend! this made my night!

  11. November 19, 2010 7:19 am

    YAY, I love finding new blogger brides to follow. And by “I love finding,” I mean “I love it when “you find new blogger brides for me.” 😉

  12. November 19, 2010 6:57 pm

    you are so cute. thank you 🙂


    freaking tears!!!!

    (and what a rad collection of bloggers. i feel honored!)

  13. lyn permalink
    November 22, 2010 5:37 pm

    OH damn! I am just catching up and I totally missed this post until now. Thank you so much! PS – So stoked to see the new site!


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