Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My Bridal Shower

It's been two weeks since my last post and I have a very good excuse: I GOT MARRIED!

This Saturday, June 24th 2017, Joe and I tied the knot in San Luis Obispo, California. We flew into California the weekend before to start the celebrations. On Sunday, June 18th, I had my bridal shower and Joe had his bachelor party on Saturday. 

Naturally, we need to work our way backwards and I'm starting with my bridal shower weekend. Since I planned my wedding remotely and my bridal party lived across the country, it made sense to make an entire weekend out of my bridal shower [+ who would complain about too much celebrating?!]. I flew into the Bay Area on Friday and stayed with my maid of honor. My friends arrived on Saturday morning and we headed up to Napa for a day of wine tasting. Even though we experienced a massive heat wave, the day was still a blast. 

On Sunday, I got my makeup done at Sephora before the shower. The makeup artist did an incredible job!

My shower was absolutely adorable. Everything was pink, gold, and just my style. 

Our host had a huge lunch buffet, drink station, and made all the cupcakes herself.

I was also surprised with a custom cake, made a family friend. Thank you, Paige!

I feel so grateful to have been spoiled by so many amazing women.

Lynn (Mother In Law) & Laurel (Mom)

 For more of my bridal shower weekend (with all the Napa details): I made a video!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Top 10 Wedding Movies To Watch While Engaged

Let's face it: planning a wedding is no easy feat. From contacting vendors to creating a seating chart, this process is time consuming. To lighten the mood and enjoy being engaged--here are some great wedding movies to watch while planning: 

I'm not even going to attempt to explain this incredible movie. If you haven't seen it, go watch it. Now. 

Best friends, Emma and Liv, have planned every detail of their weddings, since they witnessed their first wedding as children. Both get engaged around the same time and their weddings are accidentally booked for the same day. Naturally the women try to sabotage the other's wedding plans.

One father must deal with his daughter's engagement to a man he dislikes.

Bride-to-be Sophie wants to invite her father to her wedding, on a Greek island. The problem is--Sophie doesn't know who her father is. Luckily she found three potential men in her mother's diary. Drama unfolds when all the men arrive. Also: the music is awesome.

27 year old Julianne receives a call from friend, Michael, whom she made a pact to marry if they were both single at 28. He informs her that he is getting married, just days before she turns 28. Julianne realizes she is in love with Michael and heads to Chicago to sabotage the wedding.

Toula thinks she has failed as a Greek girl. Then she meets Ian Miller, a non-Greek. They plan their wedding with a lot of family interference. 

Maggie Carpenter has not only had a string of unsuccessful relationships but has also left three men at the altar. As all of these moments were caught on tape, she was given the nickname "runaway bride". Things shift when a columnist comes to town to write an in depth article about Maggie.

As Andrew's boss tries to avoid getting deported, she claims the two are engaged. Andrew uses this situation as leverage to gain advances in his career. But, to pull this off, the pair must spend a weekend with his family in Alaska.

This romantic comedy centers around two guys who crash weddings to meet women. Things take a turn when they crash the wedding of the daughter of the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and fall for her two sisters. 

A wedding planner, focused on her career, meets a doctor after an accident. The two makes plans to see a movie and then run into each other when she is with a client...his fiancee. 

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