Broke-Ass Tag: los angeles


It’s true! After running this blog for the past 4 years since my first wedding, it’s high time I had a place to share my story in real-time, and reflect on life outside of the wedding world.

So, I started LaRue. A new blog dedicated to my journey, my projects, my likes and dislikes, recipes, crafts, habits, and health. Things that inspire me. Things that motivate me. You’ll get to peek into the little pockets of my life as a writer, homemaker, foodie, entrepreneur, and all around bad-ass.

Basically, it’s Dana’s life, 2.0.

Of course, I’ll still be sharing my wedding wisdom here! And since I’m getting married again in about 7 months, I’ll have lots of new stories to share. And soon.

But everything else about me can be found at my new blog, LaRue. Come check it out!

The Broke-Ass Bride
  • 1/17

    Wedding photography is so important; it’s one of the few things you’ll be able to keep after the big day is over. But fitting a quality photographer into your broke-ass budget can be a challenge, especially in a major metro area. Luckily, LA Budget Wedding Photographer has your back!

    LA Budget Wedding Photographer operates under the principle that being on a budget is no excuse for bad wedding photos, so they offer great flat-rate packages and ala carte add-ons to fit your needs, from two hours of photography to an entire day. With all packages, you’ll receive printing rights to print your photos at the photo lab of your choice, and with most, you’ll receive a USB stick of unedited images the day of your wedding, so there’s no agonizing wait until you can post the entire shebang to the social media sites of your choice! With these rates, you must be getting amateur photographers, right? Not so! The group of photographers that comprises LA Budget Wedding Photographer are internationally published professionals who use quality equipment, have plenty of wedding experience under their belts, and carry backup equipment. You may have a number of worries on your mind on your wedding day, but when you use LA Budget Wedding Photographer, your photography needn’t be one of them!

    This week, one lucky BAB will win a six hour wedding photography package (travel costs included) from LA Budget Wedding Photographer (Greater L.A. area only, package must be used by December 31st, 2014)! Want it bad? Get a free easy entry by subscribing to our bi-weekly newsletter! It’s packed full of deals and steals and we’ll never ever sell your email address or spam ya!

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  • 8/28

    Bringing personality to a wedding while still keeping costs low  is a challenge all couples face. Etan and Megan added a great amount of character to their celebration with lots of DIY décor, and a group of people willing to dig in their heels and help this self described “bookish” couple. This Los Angeles duo focused on celebrating what they absolutely loved without going overboard.…

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    We have an extra helping of giveaway goodness this week, especially for BABs in the Los Angeles metro area! Some of our fave local breweries and bars regularly combine forces to hold a seasonal beer SMACK-DOWN, and this time it's taking place at beautiful Belasco! ColLAboration Craft Beer Garden and Events is hosting a Winterfest celebration on Sunday, February 26th, from 12-5. ALL of L.A.'s craft…

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    Palm Springs is one of those magical places. A place that draws sun worshipers young and old to the middle of the desert. And this Halloween we couldn't resist her siren song. Wait, was that a siren song, or just the booty-shaking beats of The Flash Dance bouncing through the desert plains? Yup. Our hugely talented friend Michael Antonia, aka The Human Jukebox threw a…

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    We went to an utterly spooktastic halloween party at our friend Amber's house last weekend.... he as zombie Bob Ross, and me as a Fall Fairy. We brought some friends, too. Fairies and penguins, slackers and zombies.... oh my! Amber and her friends did an amazing job setting up the party, themed after a haunted carnival. Everything from the mood to the food was eeeeerily…

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    Our friend Eva (one of the brilliantly talented ladies behind Utterly Engaged e-zine) just opened a fantastic new boutique called The Wedding Pantry, focused on serving the needs of brides and grooms prepping for their wedding and offering some wedding inspiration... and I had to share it with y'all because I'm so excited for her! The boutique features unique merchandise such as bridal jewelry and…

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    ...I got to wear my favorite dress. And was surrounded by my favorite people. I said "I do" and gave my heart, my soul, my most intimate and vulnerable self over to my most favoritest person in the whole world, joining our lives together forever. I laughed and cried, toasted and danced, laughed and cried some more. One year ago today, I went from bride…

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