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bridal party intros: bryan

bryan is one of our awesome mary washington friends. although he was a year younger than us at mwc, he was an avid soccer fan and friend to stevie throughout their college years. steve was a groomsman in bryan’s beautiful va beach wedding to his bride, jenn (also a fellow eagle!). the two live down in va beach where jenn is a teacher and, when the boys aren’t fiercely competing in fantasy football or have their phones on speaker as they play each other in madden, bryan is a public accountant. we are so excited to have both bryan and jenn be a part of our big day! as a wedded vet, i’m counting on bryan to make sure steve gets to the altar and that all boys behave (somewhat) appropriately in my absence : )


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wedding month. is. HERE!

{brides just wanna have fun via snippet & ink}

hello, november! back in june of last year it felt like you would never get here … now i’m trying to adjust to the fact that it’s the calendar month of our wedding – yikes! in all reality, planning is in a good place. steve and i are coming off of a very nice, relaxing but FULL and super productive weekend which included just a few wedding errands and some fun along the way.


  • purchased supplies for the rest of our stationery/paper
  • picked up the final batch of bridal party and ceremony participant gifts
  • had my final dress fitting! it looks SO good thanks to audete
  • sent steve’s little sis off to her very last highschool homecoming – can’t believe she was 9 when we met!
  • watched hours of football at one of our favorite sports bars
  • collected *almost* all of the missing RSVPs – just a few more to go
  • ordered some way cool centerpieces that we are super excited about
  • trick or treated with shannon, her fam, and her adorable neighbors

on top of all that – baby PACE arrived this morning! some of you know that bridesmaid alana had to bow out of her 11-27 duties since she was going to be a brand new mom by that point. well, little pace made his grand entrance today and we are just thrilled for her and hubby jon! is it crazy that i want to make a trip down to NC to meet him the weekend before our wedding?? steve thinks so (and he may be right). we’ll see if i win that one : )

happy november to all! 25 days to go…


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rockstar in the ranks

i mentioned awhile back that groomsman liam exhibits his stellar singing voice in a group called the silent critics along with our college bestie ryan. the group has expanded to include drummer benjy, basist drew and guitarist phil. our mary wash friends (and most of other friends) are no strangers to their brilliance so i’m thrilled to give them a little wedding blog love as they launch their new video for dissonance filmed in none other than nyc. as one of many someones who have been following these guys since they teamed up and started playing tiny holes in the wall in fredericksburg i’m kind of bursting with pride to see the shots of them surrounded in times square.

seriously amazing stuff, boys. it’s only just beginning!


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cheers to the preskis!

{via erin ever after}

there is absolutely nothing better than watching one of your best friends tie the knot. lucky steve and i get to watch two of our favorite people marry each other and seal their forevers together this weekend in williamsburg, va. bridesmaid jamie and her hunky hubby-to-be, adam, got engaged last thanksgiving weekend and have been busily planning for their 10-9-10 wedding ever since. as bridesmaids in each other’s fall weddings jamie and i have had the unique opportunity of the best possible support system you could ask for. i’m really sad to see our days as planning buddies come to an end.

their wedding will take place in jamie’s hometown at the gorgeous kingsmill resort followed by what is sure to be one INSANE celebration. i’m so thrilled to don black bill levkoff for these two lovebirds and toast their lifelong happiness. so while i will myself not to sob my way through their saturday nuptials, please join me in congratulating the soon-to-be newlyweds, jamie and adam preski!!


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tuesday shoesday: bridesmaid brooke

bridesmaid brooke is a lover of shoes. the girl has the most gorgeous collection of anyone i know and i still recall a night where she held back tears after the heel of a faithful LBS (little black shoe) snapped while we were on our way out for the evening. alas, today brings happier times and the debut of her stunning selection for 11-27, the nine west ensign. i am so loving the peep toe and bejeweled rosette. excellent choice, brookie!


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something blue

{monogramming service via j.crew}

my beautiful baby sister got me the sweetest something blue. it’s  a grosgrain ribbon with my monogram and wedding date to sew into my wedding gown (obviously not an exact replica up above but you get the idea). love!

so i have officially procured:

something old: my great grandmother’s crystal rosary
something new: my wedding gown
something blue: the monogrammed ribbon

i still need something borrowed and i hope you are all on the lookout for a shiny penny for my shoe!

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bridal party intros: michael

i love steve’s cousin, mike. i’ve gotten to know his family really well over the last eight years and just absolutely adore his parents, sisters, and girlfriend alyson, too. it helps that they are all based just a few minutes away from bridesmaid alana + hubby jon in cary so whether we are down there for a family function or to play with the fraziers, we get to see all of our nc people pretty often. we are actually heading down in just a few short hours for a weekend at the pereiras including some qt with mike and aly and alana’s baby shower!

mike will be serving as a groomsman on 11-27 while his sisters, jessica and melissa, will both be playing roles in the ceremony that are to be finalized shortly. we are so excited to have the whole family (plus aly!) on board for the big day.

bonus: did i mention mike is a caps and a red sox fan!? i promise those aren’t the only reasons why i love him : )


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