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Joy of Motion

So, I have to admit something – I am a terrible, terrible dancer. There is no getting around it, I was not blessed with the rhythm gene. In fact, I am so bad, that I get nervous just thinking about dancing in front of a crowd.  Good thing there are pros out there, like Joy of Motion instructors, who can help people like me to get ready for the big day!

Whether you want to learn the Waltz, Fox Trot, Swing, or Romantic Ballad Slow Dancing, they have got your covered!


Photo Credit: Brittany Johnson courtesy of Joy of Motion Dance Center

Bride Blogger Update: Asking the Girls

 Today, Bride Blogger Lauren is back and I love her take on finding her ‘maids – so on point!


So you have found your man, but you still need your girls.

My excitement level when it came to asking my friends to be in my bridal party was probably a bit over the top. My fiancé even joked that I seemed more excited about asking my bridesmaids to be in our wedding than I did about actually getting engaged. Clearly an exaggeration, but I’ll admit it- I could hardly wait.

My family moved a LOT as I was growing up, which allowed me to make many great friends across the U.S. and Canada. It was very important to me that the people surrounding us during the months, days and hours leading up to one of the most important days of our lives were the people that knew our story and us the best.  Those are the girls that I met while living and working in D.C. over the course of the past five years, and of course my only sister. They have had a front row seat to our story – the highs, lows, laugh and cries –  and I can’t thank them enough for all of their love and support.

I wanted to find a creative and fun way to ask the girls to be a part of our special day—so I started exploring Pinterest. (Bride Tip: Make friends with Pinterest).  There I ended up finding the adorable cards below, which really captured my feelings: I found my man, but I still need my girls. Their reactions to the cards made it all worthwhile – they all have agreed to stand next to me the day that I say “I do.”


As any bride-to-be knows, having supportive bridesmaids is a major plus, especially as the wedding gets closer and the planning process gets crazier by the day. I feel blessed to have them all as my bridesmaids, more importantly my friends.  I mean, they even pretend to care while I complain about random things like the cost of peonies and hydrangeas. I wanted to dedicate this post to them, arguably one of the smartest, funniest and best looking group of bridesmaids that our nation’s Capital has ever seen.

Bachelorette Coffee

I don’t know about you all but I am certainly someone who loves a morning cup of coffee – or two! So, earlier this summer, when I went on a friend’s bachelorette weekend – a low key get-together at Bethany Beach – I decided that I would be the one to remember that AM caffeine!

That Saturday morning, I woke up and brewed a pot for the gals, and set out the cream and sugar. To add a little fun to our morning ritual, I made these cups – and it was easy and fun!

CoffeeCup Here is where I sourced my products -

1. Labels from Paper Source – You can use these in almost any printer AND they come with a template.

2. Coffee Cups, Sleeves and Lids  - You can also find these at almost any office store.

Hope you all have a happy day!