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It’s Monday & the website has been live for a week! & honestly…it’s been one of the best weeks ever! I have been able to meet with some amazing people and I have been blown away with the community that this industry has.

I did want to take the next couple of days  to show you a behind the scenes look at what was inspiring me and the feeling I wanted to create when people looked at who Borrowed & Blue Occasions is!

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Photos// Pinterest

I wanted to create a place that made people comfortable and gave them a glimpse into what B&B represents and wants to create for them. The word I used the most was, simplicity. Something that held the important information & photos that didn’t over whelm anyone & even me!

My girl Elisabeth was the one that spent countless hours putting it all together for me & eventually lead me to Seaside Creative, where I found the layout that I knew was perfect! A huge thank you goes out to Elisabeth and I know that no one could have made it as perfect and personal as you!

I hope you have enjoyed what you see!

-B

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First thing first – I’m the realist – hah just kidding!! But for real. Happy 2nd Birthday to Borrowed & Blue Occasions!!

I am so beside myself and cannot wrap my mind around everything that has happened over the past two years & the people that have helped me get there. It truly is a great feeling when you are walking in the place the Lord has put you & I could not be more grateful. I have met so many people along the way that have driven, encouraged and influenced me to become the business that I want my couples to experience & that has brought me to encounter do many incredible couples!

I hope you love the rebrand! I was so excited when the Lord lead me to be intentional this year and that meant in every aspect of my life. So, I started with my branding and from there came a little facelift to my website! I have also added something new to my packaging and I am so excited about seeing where that goes!

So grab a cup of tea or coffee on this dreary Monday and take a look around and let me know what you think!

Also, be sure and keep and eye out for an awesome giveaway to celebrate #BandBOccasionsTurns2 that include goodies from some amazing vendors!!

-B

PS: HUGE hugs go out to XOGinny – the girl behind my stunning new logo & Elisabeth Carol for rocking it and pulling every last detail in my new website together! you two are rockstars and I could not have done it without you!

Ok all you Bachelorette fans, one of my favorite couples ever finally tied the knot!! And their dream wedding was captured by the amazingly talented Brandon Kidd !

Chris and DesPhotography: Brandon Kidd 

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Video: Perryfield Films

Congrats you two!! To see their full wedding go here!

Photography: Brandon Kidd // Production: Be Inspired PR // Event & Floral Design: Sinclair and Moore Events // Cinematography: Perryfield Films // Planning/Coordination:  Chic Celebrations // Venues: Wayfarer’s Chapel & Redondo Beach Historic Library // Desserts: Sweet and Saucy // Vintage Rentals:  Found Rentals // Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan // Invitations: Minted // Dress: Desiree Hartsock with Maggie Sottero // Calligraphy: La Happy Design // MUaH:  Elyse Reneau / Allie Bengtsson & Gold Comb Salon // DJ: Elite DJ & Production featuring Tasos Hernandez

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Happy Snow Day!!!

Well… you know. Ice Day.
I don’t know about you, but I needed this SO badly.

Starting Thursday night we spent the next 3 days leading worship at a DNOW in Arlington. I just love taking a step back from the planning portion of my brain and use the small creative portion to just worship. It was so good for my soul.

I hope that your weekend was relaxing & fun & that you are getting the chance to relax and do amazing things today!

– B

“Celebrate, we will
because life is short,
but sweet for certain.”

Graysen & Devin

Photography// Fox & Bramble

These two are so precious and I am so excited to see gorgeous pictures from their wedding that is happening this weekend! I figured it was only fitting to feature their engagement video since the party is only 2 days away.

Congrats sweet friends!!

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Video//Grant Moore

To see more of their engagements, check them out here!

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Who else is already over Monday?? Go ahead, raise your hand. Why can’t everyone get cool days off like President’s Day?? Sigh…

There’s good news on the horizon! I have been giving hints at a rebranding process and I am happy to say that we are so close my friends!! In less than two weeks, Borrowed & Blue Occasions will be turning two! & I felt like it was time to revaluate where things where going and how I could be a better planner, business woman and over all person to my couples!

So, take a deep breath and rock this Monday because you never know when the adventure is about to begin.

-B

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While I hope that everyone is having a fabulous day, full of love I know – first hand – that this is not how everyone feels around this time of year. This will be my 24th year of having Valentine’s Day all to myself – I say 24 because there was one year back in college where I was dating someone on Valentine’s Day.

I want to use this post to encourage those of you that my not have anyone to celebrate with.  It is OK. Believe me after years of moping around and being sad on Valentine’s Day, I started asking myself why? What’s the point? Why does having a significant other create happiness for me, when my joy should be found in Christ?

I have been reading through SheReadsTruth‘s study of Hymns and felt like their study of Come Thou Fount was perfect. In the study Ellie Holcomb says,

“And when I forget that I’m His cherished daughter, I start hustling for my worth.”

Even though she was speaking about finding our identity in Christ, I can’t help but think  that’s where it all starts. If we know as believers that our identity, our joy, our contentment is found in Him, then why does this one day ruin that moment? Now don’t get me wrong. I love love. I love watching sappy love stories – cough, Nicholas Sparks, I smile when an older couple walks by holding hands. I’m a sucker for it all, but I also love how much He loves me and there will never be anything bigger than that.

As women, is there anything more attractive than a man that is furiously chasing after Christ? I don’t think so. Then why should it be different the other way around? I think as women, we think too much about what we don’t have and not enough about what we do have.

So, here’s my challenge. Let’s change that. The way we think and how we feel about ourselves. Pity is such sad company and we should exchange that for eagerness and intent for what the Lord has in store because we all know that His plans are better than anything we could ever dream up for ourselves.

How do I do that you ask? Two years ago, I started a thing called “Treat Yourself Day” & oh how it rocked my world. It was a day that I used to do whatever I wanted. Last year, I woke up and made myself a huge stack of pancakes, got a massage, worked out, did a little shopping then topped it all off with an awesome dinner and Safe Haven – my all time favorite movie! So, do whatever you want! Dance in your kitchen, grab your girlfriends, paint your nails that funky color only you will love, the possibilities are endless! It’s great to just take sometime for yourself and do all the things that make you happy.

I genuinely hope that this did encourage you to hold onto Christ and to find your joy in Him and who he has created you to be.

“Let thy goodness, like a fetter
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here’s my heart, O take a seal it,
seal it for thy courts above.”

“We can’t get any better than this.
You’ve stolen me with your perfect kiss,
and I know you’re the one I’ve waited for.”
– Marie Hines

Tiffany & Alex WVW

Photo// Jojo Pangilinan Photography

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Video// Splendor Films

Photographer: Jojo Pangilinan // Venue: Nasher Sculpture Center // Coordinator: Valerie and Valerie Weddings and Events // Florals: R Love Florals // DJ: DJ Mike Mahnich // Cake: Frosted Art