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Jamie & Brad’s lakeside wedding is beautiful in its rustic simplicity.  Captured by Daniel Dunlap Photography and held on a breathtaking private lake, this couple’s celebration looks like an old fashioned good time! Burlap linens, daisies in mason jars, and handmade signs added to the charm of Jamie and Brad’s celebration, and both the ceremony and reception overlooking the lake bring a natural beauty that’s hard to beat.  My favorite details of the day include the cake topper that matched their theme perfectly, and the creative seating for the ceremony (DIY bales of hay with wood planks on top). Don’t miss this country affair… complete with the bride’s arrival via airboat!

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Venue: private lake, Nebraska/ Photographer: Daniel Dunlap Photography/ Decor & Styling: DIY by the bride & groom

8 Fabulous Companies to Know About

10.01.2013 Food & Drink
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First let me say, this is not a sponsored post. I repeat: this is not a sponsored post.  I hate when blogs do that, and so many of them do. I don’t accept sponsored posts here on Pretty Brass Tacks, and the only advertisers we work with are those clearly displayed on the left and […]

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Melissa & Co.: Fun Loving California Family Session

09.26.2013 Family
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The trend towards family portrait sessions is something I’m loving right now (and I can’t wait to do one with my own future family!) I adore the spirit, relaxed vibe, and love that just pours out of this beautiful family session in California sent to us by Tara Marie Photography.  The family’s outdoor shoot captures […]

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Charming Clocks: California Vineyard Inspirational Shoot

09.25.2013 Love Things
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To tell the truth, I was sold on publishing this shoot the second I saw the photos. It’s sweet, romantic, rustic, whimsical… all the things I love.  But then I read the description of this stunning styled shoot captured by Meghan Weisman Photography and I was struck by the vendors’ inspiration, something I wish I […]

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The Zeeman Family: Utah Military Homecoming Session

09.12.2013 Family
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I thought a lot about what PBT’s September 11th feature would be: would I blog as if it was a normal day, do some sort of a tribute to the sad anniversary, or not blog at all…? Ultimately, I decided on the last choice, taking the day as many of us did to reflect and […]

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Kristen & Christopher: Sweet Mississippi Engagement Session

09.10.2013 Engagements
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An old train station, a charming southern town, dancing in the streets… it’s like this Ocean Springs, Mississippi engagement session was made to be published on PBT! I am smitten with Kristen and Chris’ simple sophistication, captured perfectly by Oracle Imaging and Design. Not only do they look like they’re having just the best of […]

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Beauty on a Budget: PBT’s Top Ten Drugstore Finds

09.06.2013 Beauty
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I love luxe makeup and beauty products just as much as the next girl, but let’s be honest… sometimes it’s nice to save a few bucks here and there, especially when you’re planning for something like a wedding or starting a family! While I certainly have my no-compromise products (MAC eye shadow and foundation, Tarte […]

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Carlie & Brian: PBT’s First Maternity Feature is Here!

09.03.2013 Maternity
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I could not be more excited for this: today PBT publishes its very first maternity shoot! I’ve long admired portraits of an expectant mother or couple, but always thought there was a fine line between capturing such a special time in a family’s life in a natural, beautiful way, versus some I have seen that […]

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No Bake Pies: Easy Late Summer Treats

08.29.2013 Food & Drink
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Confession: I love to bake.  I’m certainly very amateur at it, but I love experimenting, especially with all of my kitchen tools and toys acquired at my bridal shower! Sometimes though, during the waning days of summer when it can get so hot and humid well into September, it’s daunting to even contemplate turning on […]

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On the 50th Anniversary of “I Have a Dream”…

08.28.2013 Miscellaneous
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I’d like to remember not just the great man and his historic speech made five decades ago today, but also the courageous woman who stood behind him while he lived, and kept his vision alive until her death in 2006. Here’s to the ultimate power couple and all kinds of dreams.

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