Thursday, March 14, 2013


Hello lovelies!
If you came here because you thought that I would be talking about spring colors then I'm sorry but I am not. But Emerald is the color of the year. You're welcome. This is about the most difficult choice I had to make so far in my wedding planning. COLORS! Before we were even engaged I wanted blush as my bridesmaid dresses color. I was using this bouquet as inspiration:

Then I thought that maybe not every one of my girls would like to wear blush because it may make you look like a ghost. SO I was like maybe navy would be pretty. So I picked navy. I was a little disappointed when I thought about decorating and how I would have to stick to mostly white. Like most brides I was searching pinterest daily. Any down time I had was spend searching the wedding section. BAD IDEA! Pinterest is great, it gives you tons of ideas BUT it also has the power of making you change your mind 10 times. So while searching I found a new photo:
AND there it was, the beautiful pink that I love. So I immediately went to Alfredo Angelo (My bridesmaid dress website) and found that the dress I picked came in this BEAUTIFUL pomegranate color. SOLD! (At that moment) When I told everyone some (ok 1 person) had "suggestions" AKA I hate pink don't choose it. So it made me think twice about it. Well the day came to pick the dresses and colors. She was not there and I had 2 of my bridesmaids that were down for anything and know how much I love pink. So they pushed me in the direction they know I really wanted. TA DAH I went with pomegranate! So the moral of the story is to be selfish and constantly remember that this is YOUR (ok, and your fiancé) wedding! Do what YOU want.

Wedding Countdown: 6 Months 27 days

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Love Letter to Gap

Dear Gap,
I'm slightly obsessed with all your new spring items. Your merchandising team has also gone above and beyond to make me want to spend my money that I do not have. So I will continue to look at your beautiful pictures online while trying to come up with ways to make these outfits with my own closet OR stalk to website until sales come.

I want everything.

Also if you are like me and your bank account does not allow you to go on a spending spree then I have 5 tips for dressing up your dresses (According to Gap).

1. Layer UP! 1 word  CHAMBRAY. (Forever21 has an awesome selection right now)
2.Bare legs. I definitely have no problem showing off my pasty white legs.
3.Pick pastels.
4.Belt It! I love belts! Try a belt with a contrasting color like the pink dress with green belt.
5.Play with prints! Mix and match and figure out what you feel comfortable in. Throw some of the fashion rules out of the window!

What are you excited about for Spring?

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wedding Planning: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (The First 2 Months)

Weddings are supposed to be filled with love. While I have only been planning for 2 months I've learned a lot. Through my wedding planning i'm quickly finding out that that is not the case. It brings out REALLY ugly sides of some people. A day that is supposed to be about me and my fiancé is turning into fights between people that shouldn't even happen. So I have come up with a list of the good, the bad and the ugly of wedding planning in the early stages!


  • Trying on wedding dresses. I loved trying on dresses. I think I tried on 15 before I found the one and a small part of me was sad that it was over. How many times do u get to try on amazing dresses?
  • Bonding with my fiancé in new ways.
  • Discovering new things about my fiancé. (He REALLY cares about the music & food (but I already knew that one))
  • Spending time with my bridesmaids.
  • Cake tastings!
  • Bridal Shows (It's really fun winning things!)

The Bad:

  • Spending all the money! (While I want the wedding of my dreams I do not want the wedding of my dreams to have an effect on our future.)
  • Trying to get 5 girls to try on 1 dress.
  • Picking out a dress that you feel comfortable asking girls to pay for.
  • Picking a photographer.
  • I'm starting to hate Pinterest! Yes, I said it. I think I figure out what I want and then BOOM I see a picture and want to change everything from colors, flowers, table settings and decorations.
  • Invitations. They are expensive and no one really cares about them these days. When will it be acceptable to send out E-vites?

The Ugly:

  • Everyone's opinion.
  • People getting offended.
  • People fighting over MY wedding that are not me and my fiancé or me and someone else.
  • People trying to take over control.

My wedding planning is FAR from being over. I'm sure there will be more fights to come and more feelings hurt. I'm also sure these 3 list will continue to grow but I'm hoping The Good list is the one that grows the most. I also know that Oct. 12, the day after our wedding, the only thing we will care about is being married.

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