First of all, Evite ® is hosting a wedding photo competition.

If you are engaged or know someone who is, you should enter.  For simply submitting your photograph, you could win over $1000 in prizes including these:

  • Your photo featured on an Evite® invitation designed especially for you.
  • A complete Evite® Wedding invitation suite.
  • A “Date Night” all expenses paid by Evite®.
  • One year of premium invitations for all events leading up to your wedding.
*Please submit your photos by January 23,2016 so that people can vote for their favorite pictures between January 24-February 7, 2016.  

Wow!  That would be a blast to win and it would save you so much money.

You can enter by clicking the button below.



In the spirit of the contest, here are a few of my dating, engagement, and wedding pics.

As you can tell, I was married a while ago…

*As you know, I am an Evite® Affiliate and Influencer.  This is an Evite® Paid Post but all of the ideas and opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting my passion.

We were babies.  Seriously.  We looked so young.

We met at college.  His roommate was dating my roommate. They were going to set us up but they actually decided not to. It was apparently, meant to be however, because we ended up meeting on our own & we clicked immediately. When he proposed, He made me dinner and popped the question at one of our favorite parks. Considering our pics are old enough that they proceed the time of digital, I will NOT be entering the contest. :)

To give you a few ideas for your engagement pics and the contest,  I thought it might be helpful to share a few winter engagement photo shoot ideas.

Here are a few of my favorite that I have taken of others.

And of course, my favorite little couple to photograph…Jenna and David…

You can find more great engagement photo shoot ideas here on Pinterest.

Last but not least, I thought it might be helpful to include easy wedding favor ideas and the labels to help you pull them off.

Lemon and Thyme Infused Oil

-the perfect blend-

You can find the recipe, instructions, and free printable labels here.

Garlic and Rosemary Infused Oil

-the perfect blend-

You can find the recipe, instructions, and free downloadable labels here.

Homemade Vanilla Extract

-love is sweet-

You can find the recipe, instructions, and free downloadable labels here.

Raw Honey and Honeycomb

-meant to bee-

You can find the instructions, and free downloadable labels here.


-mint to be-

You can find the instructions and free labels here.

Homemade Soap

Bridal shower favor idea : “From Amy’s shower to Yours…enjoy this homemade soap.  Thanks for thanks for celebrating with us!”

You can find the instructions here.


Our Love has a Soundtrack

Simply create a song-list, burn it to a cd, and use this vintage record styled label to cover them.

Here are all of the above labels and tags for download:

To use the labels and tags:

  • Download and open the .zip file.
  • Print them out on, card-stock, photo paper, or label sheets.
  • Use your craft cutting machine or scissors to cut them out.


Hopefully that gives you some great ideas for your big day.  Be sure to check out Evite®’s Wedding themed invitations.

You can find these here.

Don’t forget to enter enter photo contest!  It could help make your special day  even more fabulous!

 Remember, all entries need to be made by January 23, 2016.

Good luck and good luck with your wedding plans.  I am so happy for you!

Happy DIYing Friends!

#Evit #BeThere #neartheknot


January 29, 2017


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