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{very fancy playdate via ritzy bee}

it’s monday of wedding week and we are mostly feeling good (the bride is slightly under the weather but hoping to bounce back quickly!). there really aren’t too many more projects left to complete and although i didn’t quite attain my goal of planning completion by weekend’s end, i got pretty darn close. we are anxiously awaiting the completion of stevie’s wedding suit and the arrival of the westford ferraiolos (i don’t care that they live in newburyport now)! hope all of our guests are getting ample beauty rest for this weekend’s festivities : )


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{first look via green wedding shoes}

my dress is done! mama audete outdid herself and it looks incredible. my ensemble actually has a little something in common with the bride above. guesses?

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{wedded kiss via kiss the groom}

so many wonderful things clicked into place on day ten!

we got word that steve’s illusive wedding suit is due to arrive today or friday (hallelujah!) at nordstrom. we finalized flowers and our amaze florist placed the order for our blossoms. i picked up our favors (hint: they’re edible). we heard that steve’s grandmother is coming from portugal on monday so she will be present on 11-27! this is big news that we’re both really happy about. and finally, steve’s awesome cousins gifted us with a fantastic combination of portuguese wine for our guests to enjoy at the reception.

what good news will day nine bring? because we are only accepting good news at this time.

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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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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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tuesday shoesday: m of h

{raffia rose suede peep toes via j.crew}

tuesday shoesday is all the range among wedding bloggers so i thought i would take a note from the industry experts and put up a perfect pair all my own! these are the pretty pumps that will be donning the dancing feet of my lovely little sister, bean. we are loving the blush rosette, neutral color, and not-too-daunting heel.


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