Engaged then Married the Same Day Story

What would you do if you were proposed to and your wedding day was all in the same day?

  • Would you run?
  • Would you un-accept the proposal after learning about the wedding day surprise?
  • Tell the groom your crazy because you’re not even on Pinterest.
  • Be SO happy that it was your childhood dream?

This concept worked for a couple that had been together for almost 5 years. The video is below and feel free to watch it at any time because I got to experience their story this weekend.

The Pinterest board that was done by the bride wasn’t a success, it must be taken down or blocked because I couldn’t find it anywhere online. Only a few photos of the couple that bloggers posted to gain traffic to their boards.

Amanda Leak Pinterest


Where I get confused on this story is, how did that mermaid dress fit so perfectly? What if she was plus or minus a good 5 lbs before the wedding? (that can happen easily we are women).

And what about the “I Love You” in the car on the way to the proposal? There is no way that a woman would be able to go 5 years from being asked out to not hear those words… right?

I’m guessing it isn’t made up but that is the exception to the rule that a woman wouldn’t push the ego of a man or leave them all together to hear those 3 words.

The TODAY show has a write-up of an interview and in that the groom says, “She already knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her and that we wanted to get married someday,” Leak told TODAY.com about the wedding, which he says took him roughly a
year and a half to plan. “I asked her to write down everything she wanted on a sheet of paper: What are we wearing? Who is invited? Who is officiating? She wrote it all out for me a year before I even started thinking about planning.”

So she did see this coming?
Probably not that day, but she had it on her mind that it would happen one fine day.

Does knowing this make this story less exciting? Unfortunately yes, but it’s still a nice 30 minute fill-in time to watch and be entertained by.

It really cracked me up when the 2 ladies at the Hotel catch the groom off-guard and he spills the truth to the camera crew following them. I wonder if he actually regrets doing that because that element of surprise was for sure slightly taken away from him by doing that.

Well, I’m glad I’m not going to be proposed to and married on the same day. My Pinterest board dress would be tricky since there isn’t one consistent style (and my wedding dress style isn’t even pinned).

pinned wedding dress

Some of my favorite wedding inspirations come from:
thedazzlingdetails.com and Pinterest boards

idea for picture and wed



Another blog and Pinterest account I enjoy is:
stylemepretty.com or Pinterest boards
Style me prettyRemember you can always search within the source too when others pin things from the site. Like this URL >>> http://www.pinterest.com/source/thedazzlingdetails.com/

Keep on dreaming and pinning though ladies because you never know what your story may be and the last thing you need is a fake not up-to-date Pinterest board to stir him wrong.

Your Bride to Be Blogger and Friend,


Pin your interest

Pinterest has become a buzz word just like Twitter and Facebook, YouTube and more. Pinning something doesn’t mean you’re tacking it on the bulletin board or fixing a hem, it’s your on a website that is theme-based with images and information.

History Lesson

History [just skip or scan if not interested in the facts]
Pinterest began development in December of 2009 and was launched as closed beta in March 2010. Nine months later he had 10,000 users and was operated out of a small apartment until 2011. The iPhone app launched March 2011 then was listed by Time magazine as “50 Best Websites of 2011”. In December 2011, the site became one of the 10 largest social networks according to Hitwise data. Then in January 2012, comScore reported the site had 11.7 million unique users mark. 2012 Pinterest has some major changes including someone no longer needed an invite to join the site and Android was launched. The latest is that Pinterest acquired Livestar, which is Livestar is a mobile app that lets you get recommendations quickly and easily from critics, friends and people with the same taste as you. Currently Livestar provides recommendations for restaurants, movies, music and apps, with more categories coming soon…. To Be Continued.

What does a MN Design Gal do with a thing called Pinterest? I am on Pinterest every day for at least 1 minute. It’s something that takes me away from thinking about interactive environments, writing in less than 140 characters and inspires me to try some new fashion combinations, decorate a dresser (that I have still never done), try a new hairstyle, bake a rainbow cake and since I’m a BRIDE-To-BE my boards come in handy to plan with.

Board naming is tricky and luckily I started with a plan having the topic of the overall board Hair_MUSTTRY, notice it has an initial capitalization then there is an underscore and the description of how it relates back to the main topic. Hair_MUSTTRYThis makes it easy to place items into particular buckets because the last thing you need is an account with only 3 boards filled with hundreds of pins that becomes frustrated to track something down again.

My pinterestCurrently I have 67 boards and 1,092 pins and have liked 64 things. Wait- is that a lot?

How to stay organized for a wedding?

My boards all start with Wedding_theDRESS, Wedding_MYMAIDS, Wedding_INVITE, Wedding_FLOWERS… This way I’m not scrolling through the endless amount of dreams but it can be quick and easy to organize and be your thought-leader.

Can you spot the "joke" pin for my friends and true followers to catch?

Can you spot the “joke” pin for my friends and true followers to catch?

Have I ever deleted a pin? YES. And someone should. Lets face it your probably buzzed-up 25% of the time your on @Pinterest, because it’s just like flipping through the channels of your TV or looking through an Entertainment magazine.

Do you ever review your HOME feed or do I search only? I ALWAYS start with my homefeed. This is something that surprised me, most of my friends don’t and will go directly to the category they want to know about. Food, Fashion, Baby… One of the best things about Pinterest is you can follow your favorite designers, fashion icons, celebrities or even just fashionable friends and have the most diverse feed that features all things you love!


I don’t enjoy pins about animals, cars or things from garage or flea markets. I actually used to get bothered by the quotes but now have started the best in Words_READ DAILY board to keep me inspired and have printed several for my desk, friends and home art.

Something I have started that has the most follows is my board Haveit_WEARIT_LIKETHIS. This started with having a hard time on deciding on what to wear in the mornings [actually started when I was 5 years old]. Pairing the same things together gets boring very fast. When adding a bright pair of pants with a Junior High jean jacket and a necklace could be the needed inspiration to wear to work that day [I wish someone would have told me this earlier]. Pinterest helps you be brave enough to start wearing floral with stripes. No one at work does it, but I have this old floral scarf and my new strip shirt I’m already sick of, will make a whole NEW statement!

I started #PinnedItLivedit because I was inspired by fashion and do-it-at-home projects. DIY usually comes from something like a Pinterest post so why not show your friends through an easy hashtag or post that you got it from Pinterest. You Pinned it – Lived it!pinneditlivedit.com

Got a good content that shows a fashion statement, DIY project or something you cooked that you pinned it lived it? Let me know and you can be spotlighted on the website and pinterest. Email Now.



I’m thankful for Pinterest because it will always be something I refer back to for party planning, baby fashion, everyday fashion, gift ideas, decorating and if I ever get married again -Gross! Just kidding!

If this hasn’t yet inspired to start using Pinterest, maybe go and dust off that cork board you have in the basement and start living the life of pinning again.

Your Pin Gal

Summer snap shot





Ladies we do this. We see a fashion statement or a look and we pin it. But when do we ever actually give our own looks credit? I do this at least twice a week where I look through my board called “Have it _ wear it like this” and get inspiration to pair things together that I have had for a while.

Lets document it and share the love that @Pinterest actually inspires us to live in it!

Use the hashtag #pinneditlivedit and tag @MNdesigngal and lets share with eachother our pinned it lived it looks!

Happy Pinning!
your mn design gal

Pin that.

Ok, I’ll admit it my new addiction is Pinterest! Fun, easy way to organize your thoughts and random LIKES. Please don’t judge.

Today I used it for some quick lunch shopping. Got to explore fashion picks and trends that designers had posted before heading to the store. Then I organized them into BOARDS “Things that I had that need to use them like”, or “NEED to buy”.

Yes, you are seeing some wedding favorites in the mix, it is purely because what little girl isn’t programmed to dream of her wedding? Might as well be prepared.
Who lead me to Pinterest? My aunt Kara and girlfriends kept sending me requests to join.

Pinterest also have an iPhone App. Guess what I’m downloading tonight?

Today’s lunch shopping trip led me to Forever21 and I spent $140 on 7 very trendy pieces to spice up my closet! Thanks Pinterest!

Happy Pinning!

mn design gal