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July 9, 2012

Mingle Monday Blog Hop!

Well, my goodness! I have been away for far too long!!
I can't even begin to tell each one of you how much I appreciate your kind wishes, comments, e-mails, and tweets over this past week's amazing engagement! It truly feels like such a fairytale.

We are definitely floating on cloud 9! Since I had last week off, we've already had time to pick our venue and date! I can't wait for this spring... details coming later this week!! Missed out on the amazing proposal story? Here it is!

And I am flattered beyond belief to have a handful of new, amazing followers! Thank you all so much for stopping by Life of Meg!

Please introduce yourself - I'd love to personally say hello! :)


{ Time to Mingle! }

Pretty Pretty Please...

Could you find it in your heart to spread the word? Jump on Twitter! Add it to your blog post! Smoke signals? Okay, okay... we're getting carried away, but PLEASE spread the word!
The more people = more potential followers/visitors for you, especially if everyone did it!

In all seriousness, I truly appreciate each one of you who take a minute minute to go the extra mile each week! I cannot thank you for your sweet generosity enough! Let's add to this party!

{ Many thanks! }



How To Mingle:

1) Must be a [Life of Meg] follower to participate.

2) Scroll down to the bottom of this post and click on the link to enter your blog.

3) Go visit other blogs saying hello from Mingle Monday!

4) Answer the weekly question...

** What is an original wedding idea that you saw and fell in love with
at another person's wedding? **



Can't wait to catch up with all of you after being MIA for a week! Hope you're doing well!

Also, if you are interested in advertising your blog, Etsy shop, or small business at a really great low price (starts at $10/month), please check out my sponsor page! I have some spots left for July - so let's get you some exposure!

Wishing you a beyond lovely work week!


PS - Are you on Twitter? Follow me on the go!! :)


  1. Can't wait to hear all about your wedding plans!! :) And omg-- I'm still needing wedding inspiration for myself! Lol. If I see anything genius, I'll keep you posted. :)

  2. Hey Meg!! I am linking up today and would love it if people could link up something inspirational over on my blog too!!


    ps. I think the code for your little button may be broken. Or it;s just me. Being dense. One of the two!

  3. AnonymousJuly 09, 2012

    Oh goodness. Congrats on your engagement!! I read your post about it earlier and almost cried!! I think I fell in love with the most was the hanger with Bride or Mrs. (new last time) made in the wire part of the hanger.

    I always think of pictures when I think about weddings, b/c sure you'll have the memories of everything, but the pictures are what you'll have and be able to look at forever. I think this hanger makes amazing picture opportunities and wish I would have done it.

    xoxo Amber

  4. Wow! What an awesome engagement, one you will definitely never forget! I wish you happy planning, it's both fun and stressful and I can't wait to see all your great wedding posts!

    I am always falling in love with things from other people's weddings and wishing I would have done that at my own. Something I really liked recently was using a book made from all your engagement photos as your guestbook, it is something you will look through all the time and never get sick of!


  5. I think the biggest thing that we took away from the weddings before ours were things that we didn't want to do. (I know that sounds horribly negative, but our wedding was a bit off beat...)
    For instance, we didn't like sitting around waiting for food while people did pictures. To solve this, at our wedding, we took photos before the ceremony and had a buffet so noone needed to be served. :)

  6. I haven't been to weddings other than my own. Something unique I did was play ALL Michael Jackson music, except the Bridal march. I always loved MJ and it was the fall after his death, so it seemed fitting.

  7. An original wedding idea... hmmmmm. I don't know if it was super original, but when I was in my best friend's wedding we all entered into the reception partying out to the White Sox theme song. It was pretty awesome.

  8. I actually had seen the idea on Pinterest and then saw it at a wedding in "real life" was the thumbprints guest book idea where people leave their thumbprints and then sign their names. Really cute (and pretty) idea!

  9. Hmmmm....after the ceremony we carried the groom outside the church and sprayed him (and his rented tuxedo) with the water hose? Because he was our youth pastor and water fights were a tradition in our youth group.
    That may not be the kind of tradition anyone would want to emulate, but it was memorable! And they had already taken their pictures, and the bride loved it--she was cracking up the whole time.

  10. When my aunt and uncle got married, my cousin and I took part in a ceremony involving pouring sand into jars as a memorial for those who couldn't be there. It was lovely, especially since we were in Charleston, SC near the water :)

  11. So exciting to start planning wedding stuff! My wedding was 7 years ago and I feel like even though it isn't that long ago there are so many cute ideas now - where was pinterest 7 years ago????

  12. I don't know if I said it yet (I very well may have), but congratulations!


  13. I think my comment disappeared! My favorite original wedding idea is to have the ring bearer carry a sign that says "here comes the bride!" :)

  14. So excited to hear all about your plans! I completely agree with Katie - where was Pinterest when I got married? I had to actually buy magazines, and I had a folder where I kept torn out pages of ideas I liked. One thing I really liked that we did (and I hadn't seen previously) was having our own little table at the reception, instead of a big table for the whole wedding party. We got to spend some time "alone" and then our wedding party could sit wherever they wanted, with their dates and other friends.
    One of my friends got customized Chuck Taylor sneakers in her wedding colors, for herself and her bridesmaids. So they all changed into them for the reception, and then had awesome new shoes! I thought that was a really fun idea.

  15. Hello, I am a new follower (#105) visiting from the blog hop. Congrats on your engagement. That is awesome news. Beautiful ring!

  16. It's so sad that pinterest has kinda taken the orginality out of wedding planning. However, I was at a wedding a few weeks ago where the bride's aunt had made placemats with cute questions for people to fill out during dinner since there wasn't a dance!

  17. I haven't seen them done in person, only on pinterest or on other blogs. And I don't really think it's original, anymore, but I love it when weddings use old fashion photo booths. I love photo booths. And not the kind that allow you to add weird words like little angels or little devils above your pictures. I find that weird. I just like the plain photo strips. Really cute.

  18. okay.. make a slide show of all your pics from childhood to the time you are having now.. and maybe you could play it over your wedding?
    and a theme probably?
    Good luck.. its like planning for your biggest day :)

    lets follow each other? i already followed u


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