August 24, 2016

..My Wedding Invitations

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The deets: Invitation package by Bella Carta Boutique with design concept from Gilded Lily Events + calligraphy by Mary-Kate Moon.

I hope you guys aren't tired of my wedding posts, it's just that when you are less than a month out you really don't have anything else going on in your life because it takes over every minute of your free time. I know everyone probably thinks this about their invites, but I was so blown away by ours that I have to share them. Our designer, calligrapher, and printing boutique did SUCH an amazing job (DREAM TEAM). I really felt like they were so "us" and the super OCD part of my heart secretly loved how the navy and floral totally matched our engagement shoot (his suit, my dress) and save the date's even though we didn't plan it that way. We opted for rose gold accents on each and these photos don't so it justice! How beautiful is that lettering? I just could stare at them all day!
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August 15, 2016

..Bell Sleeves

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The deets: Eliza J dress (sold out but this one and this one are similar, more sizes here); Steve Madden heels & bag; Karen Walker sunnies; Knox Thomas Designs custom necklace; Kate Spade earrings.

This is the cute little bell sleeved dress I wore to my VA shower. I loved how retro but fancy it felt. As someone who was lucky enough to have three showers I have amassed a very nice white dress collection. Here's to hoping it's appropriate to wear white to baby showers so I can one day break them all out again!
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August 9, 2016

..A Tea Party Themed Bridal Shower

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How lucky am I that I got to have another adorable shower? While I grew up in NJ and my entire extended family lives there, I now call VA my home and most of my gal pals (and fiance's family) now live here so I felt too bad to make that many people travel either up or down. The solution was to have two smaller ones in each state and I honestly can't even take how beautiful and thoughtful and how much love and care was put into each detail. I have to share these photos because you will just die at how pretty this "tea-party" themed bridal shower came together. From the little tea sandwiches, the custom labeled glass milk jars for the cocktails, mini sweets, and all the pretty flowers! They even gave out little "tub tea" favors that are basically potpourri for your bath. My heart can not even take how special they made me feel.

I know I've only been posting wedding stuff but I'm about a month out form my big day so just love me through it please! You can see all my wedding related posts here.
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July 27, 2016

..Shower Dress

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The deets: Kate Spade dress; Banana Republic shoes (sold out, similar); Elizabeth and James sunnies; similar clutch; Baublebar earrings.

When I laid eyes on this dress I literally felt my heart skip a beat. If you know me, you know I LOVE me a black or white base with pops of bright colors. I knew I had to have it for my shower. I also figured these fringy heels would never be more appropriate so I just rocked fun on top of fun. It also happened to be one ZILLION degrees this day with 1000% humidity (totally accurate), so all my makeup melted off in .5 seconds and my hair fell flat basically in the car ride over so it was a good thing I went big on the outfit as I looked like a sweaty mess in the face area.
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..Cupcakes & Cocktails Shower

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My sister (and maid of honor), along with my sweet family, threw me the cutest wedding shower last weekend and I just have to share some pics from it because they really blew me away. There were hand painted personalized wine glasses for each guest filled with girly beauty/cupcake themed goodies, hand painted wine bottle vases with my wedding date, a fully stocked and gorgeous mimosa bar, sweet treats to your heart's desire, beautiful pink floral arrangements, and little fabulous details  and signage everywhere! I actually can't think of a more "me" theme than sweet treats and drinks, my two favorite joys in life! How lucky am I?! I appreciate them so much and hope they know how loved and special I felt.
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