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My name is Rachel and I'm getting married in June 2022 in my favorite place on earth - Santa Cruz, CA! Our wedding is happening at the Dream Inn with a... View More

My name is Rachel and I'm getting married in June 2022 in my favorite place on earth - Santa Cruz, CA! Our wedding is happening at the Dream Inn with a beach ceremony and the reception inside the hotel's ballroom. I never thought that I would get married and I still can't believe that it's happening sometimes. I am so excited and happy to be planning my dream wedding with my dream man!

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June 26, 2022

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My bridal earring choice!
Rachel, on January 24, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Hi, everyone - I decided to take everyone’s advice on my last earring choice possibility and opted for a smaller statement stud with some pearl and beaded accents. I think going with a small earring...

Meghan, Jan 25, 2021 8
Earrings choice #1...
Rachel, on January 8, 2021 at 5:56 PM

Hi, Everyone! I’ve started to browse some styles of earrings to go with my wedding gown, and so far I love the idea of white beaded ones since my dress has a boho feel to it. Untamed Petals has these...

Mrs. Spring, Jan 8, 2021 10
covid blues/depression - no motivation to keep planning
Rachel, on January 4, 2021 at 6:19 PM

Hi, everyone - I must admit that my excitement for our June 2022 wedding has sort of taken a nosedive. On the one hand, I’m optimistic for 2022, but I’m also a little bit sad about it because I don’t...

Rachel, Jan 6, 2021 16
To veil or not to veil
Shelley, on January 4, 2021 at 5:28 PM

I am getting married in less than 3 months, on April 3, 2021 (#4321!). This is our second wedding each, it will be a perfectly small gathering and last 4-5 hours with family and close friends. I had...

Cyndy, Jan 7, 2021 29
Hp’s matching veil is mine!
Rachel, on January 2, 2021 at 7:41 PM

Hi, Everyone! Just a quick update to say THANK YOU to everyone who gave me some input on how to go about getting a matching veil for my Hayley Paige “Nelson” gown, the good news is that I was able to...

Rachel, Jan 5, 2021 9 1
Engagement Rings with colored gemstones
Atanga, on May 25, 2020 at 7:03 AM

Dear Girls, What do you think about Engagement Rings with colored gemstones? I love gems, I love emeralds and ruby! They are very gorgeous and I know that some princesses chose these rings, but is it...

Kayla, Jan 11, 2021 43 1
Back to the drawing board to find a veil!
Rachel, on January 1, 2021 at 11:36 AM

Hi, Everyone, Happy New Year! I am still on the hunt for the perfect veil for my dress. It’s looking more and more like the matching veil that Hayley Paige makes for my gown I won’t be able to get due...

Kate, Jan 2, 2021 14
When should you start planning❓ Especially with the pandemic going on
Hope, on December 30, 2020 at 12:18 PM

My wedding date is October 2022 and it will be in Vermont (I don’t live in VT). I see a lot of people moving their dates around and vendors now booking for 2021 & 2022. I honestly would like to...

Brooke, Jan 14, 2021 40 2
Matching veil for my hp Nelson gown!
Rachel, on December 17, 2020 at 6:03 PM

Hi, Everyone! I am still on the hunt for the perfect veil for my gown, and I was just informed by JLM Couture in West Hollywood that they carry the matching veil for my gown! I initially wasn't sure...

Marisa, Dec 19, 2020 7
Veil with rose gold?
Rachel, on December 15, 2020 at 4:34 PM

Hi, everyone! Looking for some input here! I posted in one of my last discussions that when I found my dress, I tried on a plain cathedral-length veil with it that didn’t really do anything for me. My...

Crystal, Dec 17, 2020 23
Custom sketch of my wedding dress! Love it!
Rachel, on December 4, 2020 at 11:34 PM

Hi, Everyone! Just wanted to share this cute keepsake that I just received in the mail - a sketch of my wedding dress (Hayley Paige’s “Nelson” gown!)! This is definitely a fun way to commemorate my...

Eri, Dec 5, 2020 7
Sapphires as wedding rings!
Pamela, on December 3, 2020 at 1:08 PM

Sapphires used to be the normal for engagement rings before diamonds got some better advertising. Anyway let's see all of those sapphire beauties please! Here is my pink sapphire set with a black...

Jenni, Jan 18, 2021 55 3