True Love…

What a great way to sail into the Memorial Day Weekend!

Jim, a World War II veteran, surprised his wife Eleanor (whom he says he’s known since she was in pigtails!) in the hospital on their 57th anniversary with flowers and chocolates!

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They watched “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” together, as well as shared a meal for their anniversary… Too sweet for words!!

Have a safe and restful long weekend, everyone!!

DIY: Wedding Sash and Garter

Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy:

The fabulous Renegade Seamstress has a DIY wedding sash and garter tutorial for those DIY brides out there! I am not so handy with the sewing machine (the bobbin, goes where?!!), but for those of you who have that special talent, here you go…

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YAY! It’s wedding season!

For those of you lucky enough to to have a beautiful bride in your life, or to be a beautiful bride yourself,


eHow asked me to create two tutorials especially for you…

How to Make a Sash for a Wedding Dress and How to Make a Bridal Garter.







Thanks for hopping over to eHow to check out these articles. If you have time, I’d love to know what you think of them. :)

Enjoy your weekend!


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Happy Three Year Blogversary!

I can’t believe that three years have gone by since I wrote this first blog posting!

Thanks so much to those of you who have stuck with Weddings With Insight since the beginning (my hubby Brian, Mom, Daddy, my sister Leslie!;), to those of you who joined somewhere in the middle, and to those of you who are new friends and readers! I appreciate your online “company” and support through this journey of engagements, weddings, teaching, and life!

Here’s to three more years and beyond…



DIY: Celtic Knot Headband

Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy:

Love this festive headband!

Originally posted on The Renegade Seamstress:


Isn’t she beautiful!!! She’s a bit Celtic.

And I’m kind of fascinated with Celtic things.

I’d LOVE to take her to Scotland someday! If we’re ever lucky enough to travel there, the first thing on my agenda will be to head on over to our castle for a photo shoot!

“You have a castle in Scotland?” I can hear you asking.

Well, sort of.

You see, my maiden name is Crichton. Pronounced like Michael Crichton, the author of Jurassic Park. (Oh, so fun to name drop) And I am a direct descendent of Lord William Crichton, who was Chancellor of Scotland (1439-1443 & 1448-1454). This was his castle and even though it changed hands throughout the ages, it’s still called the Crichton Castle, so I’m going with it. :) Crichton Castle Stables


Perfect place for a photo shoot don’t you think?


Someday, I’ll go there and take some pictures of Brooke in this courtyard…

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Room Service or Proposal… or Both?!!


Katie and Cory are getting married this summer, and photographer Spencer Byam-Taylor captured this sweet, in love couple in these adorable engagement photos!   I’ve been privileged to have known Katie for quite some time now since she went to … Continue reading

A Gorgeous Flower That Won’t Break the Bank


I was walking into Whole Foods the other day and saw these… Ranunculus! My favorite flower. Understated, lovely, romantic, whimsical, AND not as expensive as flowers such as dahlias and peonies!