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March 02, 2017

Hello, Beautiful Brides!

I am beyond excited to introduce myself to y’all! (yes, I’m from Texas) My name is Brittany Altenbaugh (soon to be Avila), our farmhouse wedding is 8 months away and I am in full wedding planning mode (think Kate Hudson & Anne Hathaway before the friendship-rivalry in Bride Wars). Being this year’s Something Turquoise Bridal Blogger is very surreal, even as I’m typing this – I still can’t believe it! I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share my thoughts, plans, and discoveries along this creative wedding planning journey that I’m on. During the day I am full-time Registered Nurse but by night I write a lifestyle blog called Southernly Bliss, where I share our home building process, wedding planning, and DIY projects. You can read how Miguel surprised me with his proposal here! Besides blogging, I love to be crafty- just like all of you ladies! I’m pretty obsessed with hand-lettering so be ready to see lots of DIY’s of signs in our wedding!

How stunning is our new Bridal Blogger's romantic engagement session?! We're in LOVE!

Image: Sydney Marie Photography // To see the rest of our engagement shoot, visit this post!


Let The Wedding Planning Commence!


After Miguel popped the question, we sat down and discussed each of our personal must-haves, the vendors (and fur babies) that we didn’t want to budge on and agreed to compromise on the rest.

  1. The Venue: Miguel left this decision up to me since he knew I have always wanted to get married in a farmhouse ;) atmosphere. You can take a look at the venue we chose here!
  2. My Dress: Imagine an illusion neckline, sleeves, lots of body and movement, and a touch of Hayley Paige ;)
  3. Our Dogs Included: Our chocolate labrador Luna will be one of my bridesmaids/flower girl & the puppy we are adopting next week will be included in our wedding as well!
  4. Unique Food: We decided to have 3 food stations for our wedding: Taco/Mexican, Breakfast (because we love breakfast for dinner), and a salad station.
  5. Fresh Flowers: Blush and cream blooms, with lots of greenery such as smilax and ruscus.

When our friends and family walk into our venue, I want them to immediately feel the romance, whimsy, and bohemian vibe of our wedding style. I didn’t want to stick to just one theme, so we picked a few! If your love for each other doesn’t fall into a specific category I believe that your wedding shouldn’t have to either! Our color scheme is blush, muted gray, cream, lots of greenery (hello Pantone color of the year!) and a touch of rose gold.


Our Wedding Vibe Board


Pups + Petals

Our fur baby Luna will be a bridesmaid as well as our flower girl! I can’t wait to see her dolled up in a beautiful flower collar that will be similar to my bohemian unconstructed style bouquet which will have different tones of pink as well as cream blooms and fresh greenery!

Images: Marta Locklear Photographyvia: Bridal Musings, Melanie Duerkopp Photography via: Joy Proctor


Dark + Light

The Farmhouse is a beautiful white barn, so I wanted to add some contrast to it with the greenery as well as with some touches of dark and moody tones of navy and/or dark grey. Whether that’s with dark candles, or a dark chiffon runner, I want to have a nice subtle break between all of the crisp clean white of the venue.

Chiffon Table Runner, $20+ on Etsy by: Mrs. Freund & Co., Image: Radian Photography


Donuts For All

The first time we saw this exact picture of a donut wall we knew we had to make one ourselves! I can’t wait to share with you the DIY for this delicious masterpiece! Oh and I will definitely need y’all’s help to come up with a catchy phrase to letter at the top of it!

I read that flower crowns are “out” this year but they will forever be “in”, especially in my heart! Therefore, I will be wearing one for our wedding!

Images: Haley Rynn Ringo via: Style Me Pretty, Jamie Jones Photography via: Good Housekeeping



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