Want this holiday season to be different? Me too! Spencer and I jotted down 25 ways we want to intentionally celebrate the season in our marriage and I'm sharing that list with you! Click the link in my profile for the FREE Married & Bright Christmas List and then follow along with #MarriedAndBrightChristmas to show us how you are implementing the list with your love, too!
Hip hip hooray! Popping the bubbly because for the 4th year in a row I am honored for Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Events to have won The Knot Best of Weddings award! It truly fills my heart to be chosen by so many lovely couples to share in the planning and designing of their wedding day. Cheers, friends! 🍾🥂
Can you guess the most frequently asked question about my own wedding? Surprisingly it's not how did you build the timeline? or what vendors did you use? It's a tiny little detail, and one that nearly did not happen! You see, I knew it would be chilly and I wanted something a little fashion forward to accessorize my bridal look. I spent hours searching the internet and every store at the mall trying to find the perfect item. I tried furs, wraps, gloves...but nothing seemed quite right. 5 days before my wedding I found this gorgeous blush feather bolero from asos and instantly fell in love, but of course it was sold out. I was heart broken. As a last ditch effort I popped over to EBay and couldn't believe my eyes! One sweet girl in the U.K. was selling this exact one! I sent her a desperate message asking if I could pay for expedited shipping and she thankfully agreed! It arrived THE DAY BEFORE my wedding and I could not have been more thrilled! The reason I chose this feather bolero is because it made me feel beautiful. It was a little outside my comfort zone, but I also knew I would not regret it. It was 12° on November 21st, 2015, but when I slipped it on I knew I was glowing. It still makes me smile every time I catch a glimpse of it in my closet or come across this wedding photo. To all the friends out there struggling with their bridal look here is my advice: follow your heart! Choose pieces that light you up and make you feel special. I look back on that day and know I felt my most beautiful, and to me that's priceless! My heart nearly exploded when (just shy of 2 years later) I found out that Martha Stewart Weddings was including it in their list of Stylish Ways Real Bride's Kept Warm at Their Weddings, and seeing them call it ultra-fashionable definitely made me blush! Temporary link in my bio if you want to take a peak! Such a lovely throw back and one I want to keep remembering over and over 💕 Photo by @lam_photo
It may be chilly in STL this morning, but these sweethearts at their Boston engagement session is giving me all the warm & fuzzy feels! Can't wait for their spring wedding with @lam_photo 💕
Happy Halloween! I grabbed 2 mummy cake pops for me and my hubby and we plan to sit by the fire pit with spiked apple cider as we pass out treats! What are your Halloween plans? 👻🎃 p.s. To see some seriously cute pics of Lord Stanley in his 3 Halloween costumes click my Story!
Stepping WAY outside my comfort zone with the hope that this will be the invitation someone else is looking for. I just received my copy of Cultivate by Lara Casey in the mail and would love to read through it alongside friends. If there's enough interest to setup an in-person book club (in STL) I'm happy to get that started, or if it's easier maybe it's a few Google Hangout calls. Either way, please leave a comment or send me a message if this is something you'd be interested in 💕
I made a thing 💕
The most magical rehearsal dinner I've ever seen! As much as I loved planning and designing, seeing it come to life today is giving me all the feels! For more behind the scenes go see my story - promise you won't be sorry!