I’m so excited today to show you all more of what I’ve been up to planning the wedding! Now, you may have seen some of this stuff before, but I wanted to gather everything together in one post & there’s definitely a lot of new things to see . . .
All that glitters ^ the shiniest part & what started it all! Starting with my engagement ring & ending at the bag that holds the boxes that have our actual wedding bands inside! How exciting is that? I can’t wait! I’ve also got my crown which you’ve all seen a million times at this point & the necklace I found that matches the style super well. I also managed to find some hair pins that look very similar too! Yay (:
I got all of my bridesmaids slippers for getting ready the morning of the wedding ^ so I thought I should have a pair as well. My Jimmy Choo’s might have taken talking to an actual representative & hunting them down for a few months, but they’re here & they’re perfect! I can’t wait to wear them for my first bridal gown fitting at the end of this month (& then of course for the ceremony). You might remember these glorious Louboutin pumps from my birthday post last year, but I’ll also be wearing them with my reception dress 😉
Fun fact: we booked the venue before we even got engaged ^ Justin knew he wanted to propose to me last year, but he wanted to plan it out & make it special. We were looking at places, talking about it, talking about dates & we realized we didn’t want to miss out on this amazing spot for the timeframe we were thinking of. We inquired & almost had to settle for later than we initially wanted, but it ended up working out perfectly & I’m so glad we planned ahead. This venue is spectacular. I’ll be spending the night before the wedding with my bridal party & then Justin & I will be spending that evening there ❤
My bridal party ^ my maid of honor Kaila (with her sweet baby girl Olivia), my sister Chelsea, and my best friend Shannon too!
You’ve seen me trying on dresses before ^ but I always love showing more photos cause it was so much fun & I wanna go back to do it again lol I had such a blast! The dress in the last few photos was the one I had showed the shop & they’d ordered it in for me to try on. It had ended up being a bit to lightweight/flowy & the lace was almost 1920’s Art Deco looking…so much so that I felt it didn’t fit the wedding’s vibe at all. I still loved it as a dress though. I would’ve taken so many of them home to just wear if I could have! This one did give major inspiration for the sleeves I’m having custom made to be attached to my gown that I chose (which will not be posted here cause Justin does read my blog, sorry). But I won’t get to see that full creation until the end of this month…I’m still so excited (:
Idk if it’s my hair being dark again or this ring on my finger ^ but I’m catching myself wearing white a lot more than I used to . . .
Flowers, decor, invites, etc.
I finally found a florist! Yes, someone who can make my vision for our wedding a reality ^ we’ve had a consultation at the venue, he’s given me a full proposal, and we’ve signed the contract! I couldn’t be happier with the process so far & his work up until now has been wonderful, so I can only imagine how beautiful it’s all going to look. I can’t wait to share all the photos with you guys after the wedding OMG & you know I’ve still been addicted to Pinterest with all my different wedding boards…I bought some extra decor, talked to a few artists about custom favors, and already sent save-the-dates. So I’m working on designing our invitations now which seems crazy to me that we’re already that far along, but I’ll say it again: I’m excited!!!
I feel like I probably have more stuff, but it’s either in boxes/bags or hasn’t come in yet…so this is all I have to show you guys today. I appreciate you stopping by to check it out, read about how I’ve been prepping/planning this wedding so far & I hope you’ll all have a very wonderful weekend xo