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Sponsored Post: Wiliams-Sonoma Giveaway!

You all know how much I love just about anything from Williams-Sonoma, so I am really excited to tell you about today's giveaway! Williams-Sonoma is kindly offering up a $150 gift card to one lucky reader to spend however you see fit.

The gift certificate is good towards absolutely anything in their stores or on their website, so it's the perfect chance to scoop up that registry item no one seems to be buying. Or maybe there is something you didn't register for but have always secretly wanted (hello, automatic yogurt maker). Either way, this is your chance to scoop up a wedding present just for the two of you!

The rules are simple:

1. Follow this link to the Williams-Sonoma registry page and create your own registry. Then come back to this post and leave a comment letting me know you're all set up, and what item you're most hoping to receive off your registry list. (Already have a registry set up? Great! Just add another item or two and then follow the same steps)

2. For an extra entry into the contest, you can leave a link to your public registry in your comment. I would love to see what you're all hoping to add to your kitchen!

3. Be sure to leave some contact information in your comment, so I can get a hold of you to let you know you're the winner (an email address or link to your blog with contact info is perfect).

4. That's it! The contest will be live until Tuesday, March 8th at Midnight (EST). After that I will randomly choose a winner and announce it here.

Good luck!

Real Wedding: St. Louis, Missouri

I always live it when a bride commits to a bold color palette, so Kerri & Jason's orange and pink color combination was an instant favorite! The couple originally wanted to be married at the World's Fair Pavilion, but when the venue was booked they incorporated the vibe they wanted to achieve into a new space. During the reception Kerri's was surprised by a phone call from her sister, who was at home on bed rest and about to have a baby. The DJ put the call on speaker phone and by the time the conversation was through there wasn't a dry eye in the house - such a sweet moment!

Photographer: Beth Berry Photography
Floral Designer: Becky Huffman Flowers, LLC
Reception Venue & Caterer: Lumen Private Event Space
Invitation Designer: Unique Moments by Mid-West Marketing
Cake Designer: Wedding Wonderland Bakery
Band: Downtime Band
Ceremony Location: Southwest Baptist Church

Real Wedding: Los Angeles, California

Sharon and Ivan were married this past December in Los Angeles, in an understated but beautiful affair. To sum up the wedding, event coordinator Krista Cremidan of Nouveau Events said, "Their quiet personalities were reflected in the subdued and beautiful color pallete they chose, made up mainly of light pinks. The reception centerpieces were also simple and elegant bringing, a slight hint of color to the table tops. The reception colors were punched up at the after party where close friends and family mingled under a canopy of strung lights and glowing paper orb shaped lanterns. Tea lights lined the windowsills and added to the loungy laid back, yet hip feel."

Photographer: onelove photography
Event Planner: Nouveau Events
Floral Designer: Vickie's Flowers
Reception Venue: Helms Daylight Studio
Cinema and Video: All Because He Asked
DJ: Shine Entertainment
Ceremony Location: Wilshire United Methodist Church
Makeup Artist: Kelly Zhang Studio
Photo Booth Equipment: DG Events

Williams-Sonoma Event

New York readers! This weekend the fabulous Anne Chertoff (Editor-in-Chief of is hosting an event at Williams-Sonoma where she will be sharing wedding planning, style and registry tips. There will also be refreshments and a goody bag...the event is limited to 40 people so RSVP soon if you plan to attend! {RSVP: 917-369-1131}

Real Wedding: Vancouver, British Columbia

Happy Valentine's Day, friends! I thought the perfect way to celebrate today was with Liza & Greg's lovely outdoor wedding, which took place in Canada this past summer. Liza and Greg love the outdoors, so a family affair on a local farm was the perfect backdrop for their nuptials. Their wedding was filled with DIY projects and personalized right down to the dinner for their guests, which was grilled by the groomsmen! The pair handed out fishing flies that had been hand tied by Greg, the centerpieces were made with flowers from Liza's garden, and be sure not to miss the adorable lace covered rocks that were given as paperweights. Liza's dress was custom made, and I think you'll agree that it looks stunning in the amazing light streaming into the photos below.

Photographer: Chad+Anastasia Photography
Event Planner: Bottoms Up Bartending
Floral Designer: Proline Trading
Reception Venue: UBC Farms
DJ: Hot Hit Productions
Officiant: Lynn Katey Marriage Commissioner