Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Our Wedding: Style Me Pretty Feature

The day is finally here!! I am beyond excited to share our wedding day with you on Style Me Pretty today. The story will post in two parts. Click here for Part One at Noon EST and here for Part Two at 3PM EST. I'll be sharing a few separate posts in regards to getting ready, the ceremony, and reception in the weeks to come, but for now every detail from this day can be read over on SMP.

Our day was a fairytale dream come true and we were surrounded by so much love from our family and friends. It was truly everything we could have imagined and we could not have done it without the talented army of people below.

Event Design: Gilded Lily Events
Videography: Endless Wave Studios
Entertainment: Almost Easy Band
Custom Wedding Dress & Veil: Mark Zunino
Hair: Michelle of Up and Out Beauty Bar
Makeup: Carly of Make Me Up Eva
Pre-Wedding Skin Prep: EC Beauty Studio
Custom Hair Accessory: Foolish Ginger
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Jewelry: Jenny Packham
Invitations & Signage: Design House of Moira
Ceremony Music: Shrewsbury String Quartet
MOB/MOG Robes: Posy
Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuillier
Bridesmaids Accessories: Olive + Piper
Maid of Honor Dress: Adrianna Papell
Groom's Tuxedo & Menswear: Calvin Klein
Vintage Hat Box: Trousseau & Co.
Candelabra Rentals: Two of a Kind
Cake by Cake Boss
Ceremony Lighting: Ocean Tents
Welcome Gifts: That's Darlin' Gifting
Custom Ring Bearer Pillow: JfyBride
Transportation: Shooboo Shuttle
Officiant: Reverend Donald Gebhard


Monday, October 10, 2016

For The Bride: Rehearsal Dinner

OH MY has time flown. I cannot believe Rob and I have been married for near 4 months. It really feels like just yesterday we were in the midst of planning. Today, I am looking back and reflecting on all the special moments leading up to our wedding. Why you ask? Because tomorrow we are finally able to share all the details from our wedding day on Style Me Pretty! I can barely handle the excitement you guys...it's been so hard not to post any photos.

To kick off our wedding weekend, Rob's parents hosted a beautiful dinner for us the night before our wedding. It was filled with champagne, delicious seafood, and lots of laughter. I wore this Jill Stuart Pop-Over gown for the occasion and dressed it up with a beaded hair accessory from Aaraa in Hoboken. My approach to finding the perfect look for your rehearsal dinner is to shop online (my first stops are always Nordstrom, Anthropologie, or BHLDN). If you are looking for something more unique, my quick fix is to rent a designer gown from Rent the Runway. I did this for most of my wedding-related activities and it saved so many unnecessary trips to the mall.

Another bride tip: get a fresh blowout the day of your rehearsal dinner, but do not add any product in it. This way your hair will be prepped and ready for your wedding day. Try to keep your hands out of your hair the night before. You don't want to add any extra oils to it. You'll also want at least 8 hours of beauty sleep. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and take several deep breaths to soak it all in. The day is going to fly by, but in the most magical way.

Stop by tomorrow morning for the link to our wedding story on Style Me Pretty. I cannot wait to share it all with you!!

Rehearsal Dinner Outfit Inspiration:

Photography by Love & Light Photographs

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fall Romance

Outfit Details: New York & Company Godet Maxi Dress, H&M Denim Jacket, Michael Kors Handbag and Guess Booties via Macy's Backstage (c/o), Club Monaco Belt, Emma Sunglasses

Hi guys! It's been awhile, I know. I have been so completely swamped with work and travel (which is a new and exciting career endeavor for me). I haven't had a moment to catch my breath the past few weeks. I'm finally coming up for air and I'm excited to share a few fall finds with you! First up, this godet maxi dress from New York and Company. It's currently 40% off! I kid you not, every time I wear this dress I receive heaps of compliments. The other day a taxi driver stopped in the middle of the street to shout out to me that she loved my dress. The pattern and fit are very flattering. So if you catch me on the weekend you will most likely spot me wearing this dress ;).

Next up on my fall favorites list is a comfy pair of booties. I wear them with everything during the cooler months. They are kind of like the "flip flops" of winter. So comfortable! I scored this exact pair at Macy's Backstage. If you haven't heard of Macy's Backstage, you are in for a real treat. It's similar to an outlet store, but the fashion is great and the prices are even better. Give them a follow on Instagram to see what they are all about!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Let's Brunch

Sunday brunch is kind of a big deal. Bagels, pancakes, eggs Benedict (my personal favorite) meets mimosas, bellinis, and bloody marys. I'm drooling just thinking about it! Since I am a huge coffee lover and believe every sip counts, I absolutely love a good weekend brunch. It's a time to gather with friends, family, or even just your significant other. There's no denying your style needs to be on point!

My family hosted a post-wedding brunch and it was such a fun way to spend a little more time with all our guests while continuing to celebrate of course! I wore a white romper for the occasion and honestly it was the absolute last thing on my mind for the wedding weekend. Who has time to plan out the day after when there are so many wedding details to be completed?! I can still remember all the feelings the week leading into our wedding. It was full of butterflies, a happy heart, and a bit of anxiousness.

I turn to Rent the Runway (RTR) when I'm in a pinch and need a great new outfit. On RTR you can browse customer photos and reviews for each style. I also love that you can order two sizes - no extra charge. Considering you cannot try on the outfit before your event, it's crucial to have a back-up size just in case. I've been ordering from RTR for about two years and have never experienced any issues. This adorable cold-shoulder basque dress is from a recent order from RTR for brunch. I love the lacey details throughout the dress and the full skirt is super feminine.

Scroll through more brunch-appropriate looks below. Happy shopping - or should I say renting ;).

Photography by Love & Light Photographs

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Girls Weekend In Charleston

Before tying the knot in June a bunch of my girlfriends joined me in Charleston, SC to celebrate, drink lots of champagne, and laugh until we cried! It was a very special weekend and I feel so grateful to have such incredible friends and family. I've been dying to share every little detail with you! 

A dream getaway for me includes pampering, relaxing, and sun-bathing. The girls worked so hard to make my bachelorette weekend just that. Rather than checking into a hotel we decided to rent a big ol' beach house for the weekend. It was steps away from the ocean and the girls decked it out with flamingos, pineapples, and tote bags filled with goodies- including custom chocolate covered pretzels from Fatty Sundays (they were to die for). 

I wanted to surprise the girls with a sweet and very southern-inspired lunch at Boone Hall. I was dying to visit the plantation and thought this would be the perfect place to organize a lunch. I reached out to Ava Moore Photography and Gigi of Smells Like Peonies Events to pull it off. With the help of Corsivo Calligraphy, Wildflowers Inc, Event Works, & Swank Desserts, it turned out to be one epic lunch date with my girls.

To catch the full details from my bachelorette weekend, head over to Style Me Pretty today! And if you are on the hunt for more bachelorette party ideas don't forget to visit The Bach Party. My sister stumbled upon tons of cute ideas from following them on Instagram.

Huge thank you to the following vendors for making this weekend so beautiful, delicious, and delightful:

Photography by Ava Moore Photography (Nicole's work is seriously dreamy and she is the sweetest!)
Planner & Designer: Gigi of Smells Like Peonies 
Flowers: Wildflowers Inc
Rentals: Event Works
Calligraphy: Corsivo Calligraphy
Bachelorette Invites:  Letter Loft Prints
Bachelorette Planning Guide & Inspiration: The Bach Party
Custom Pretzels: Fatty Sundays (follow them on Instagram for more drool-worthy inspo)
Dress: Eliza J