The Next Plunge Project Chapter

Happy Wednesday! Today, I’m sharing a pretty big announcement about the future of the Plunge Project.

As many of you know, I started the Plunge Project in 2010 when I was planning my own wedding. I found that I loved blogging about weddings so much that I decided to continue to blog and focus on growing the Plunge Project into what is it today, even years after tying the knot myself.

As amazing as it’s been to be founder and editor-in-chief all of these years, it’s time I must pass the torch. And I’m excited to announce that I’m passing it to someone who has much more wedding industry experience than me — I’m passing it to Tiffany Fulmer, a freelance wedding photographer! Tiffany lives and breathes weddings everyday, and I have no doubt that she’ll bring her experience and expertise to the Plunge Project in a way that provides even more stunning wedding inspiration to all of you lovely readers.

In addition to photographing weddings, Tiffany loves adventure, capturing love through her lens, and has a passion for writing. When she’s not photographing, she enjoys being with her husband and 5 kitties in their farmhouse. Tiffany is excited to take over the Plunge Project and to continue to bring you wedding inspirations, and I’m thrilled that the Plunge Project will be in her capable hands.

It’s been a blast blogging with you all over the years, and I will miss you dearly! Take it away, Tiffany :)

Design Your Dream Shoes at Project Shoe

project-shoeI love shoes. Seriously. But what woman doesn’t? The problem I tend to have, however, is that I buy shoes based on looks, and they end up spending 99% of their life on display in my closet because they’re just too uncomfortable to actually wear. All that said, I was still pretty excited when the Project Shoe team reached out to me to try out their service and order my very own pair of custom shoes. I was even more excited when my shoes arrived that week and I put them on my feet, because not only are the gorgeous, they’re incredibly comfortable and made of some really high-quality materials! Keep reading…

Giving Pearl Earrings As Gifts

pearlsGiving pearl earrings as gifts is a great idea for every man with a special lady in his life. The Pearl Source earrings are designed to offer ladies something to wear in their ears every day that presents their style to the world. However, earrings come in many forms that change based on the style the lady prefers. Each style that is listed below should be considered based on what the lady likes. Keep reading…

{DIY} Wedding Crafting with Elmer’s Paint Markers

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Elmer’s via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Elmer’s.

I think you all know by now how much I love DIY projects and crafts. That’s why I was thrilled to get a chance to try out and review Elmer’s new Painters® Paint Markers! Talk about a must-have craft item for every DIY bride and avid crafter!

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Painters® are easy-to-use acrylic paint markers that can be used on almost any surface — including wood, plastic, clay, ceramic, glass, metal, foam board, fabric, terracotta and more! When Elmer’s asked me to put Painters® to the test and use them on just about any surface, I decided to create this fun burlap banner. Keep reading…

Take a Juicy Escape this Summer with Caress®

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Caress® via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Caress®.

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Summer is in full swing, which means it’s wedding season around the country! That also means tons of great, bright summer color schemes — many of which incorporate the color yellow. Easily paired with shades of pink, orange, green and blue, yellow is a versatile color that really evokes the essence of the season. It’s also a great shade to wear to all the weddings you’ll be attending this summer, as well as in your day-to-day life! Keep reading…

The Perfect Dishes to Fit Your Wedding Style

As a chef and bride-to-be, planning my wedding menu is something that came naturally to me. Outside of the menu, there are just so many considerations and plans that go into a wedding. Luckily, I have a wedding planner so I don’t get bogged down by any one detail.

When it comes to planning a wedding menu around a theme or style of wedding, there are many creative things you can do. Here are some tips and tricks for such an occasion.

Seasonality is a big thing. The time of year will definitely affect how you look at your menu. I wanted to share examples for some real-life themes.

If you’re having a…

Summer Beach Wedding

The first thing that comes to mind is—seafood! In season, it is perfect to serve as prominent dish. Soft shell crabs, for example, are in season from June through July. They can be the main entrée or as a side with crab incorporated into appetizers, instead. A summery salad—such as a caprese salad with mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and balsamic vinegar—is perfect to highlight tomatoes, which are very ripe in the summer. This will guarantee you have the freshest ingredients! Keep reading…

How To Plan Your Wedding Menu Like a Chef

As a bride-to-be and professional chef, I knew that the menu would be a huge part of my day. Planning a wedding menu like a chef doesn’t have to be as daunting as it may seem. When I say to plan like a chef, I really mean that you should do three main things:

  1. Consider the number of guests attending.
  2. Set your budget—and vow to stick to it.
  3. Choose the main dish you will highlight.

These three steps are what chefs take into consideration when planning a nightly menu. You need to take a step back and look at all parts of the evening that food will play a major role in. Keep reading…

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