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details, details, details

{girly vintage glam via martha stewart weddings}

we are in a really good place, ladies and gents.

as you know, all the big stuff is booked, including our once-in-a-lifetime getaway to the mediterranean to which i am counting down the days!! what’s left on the to-do list is what feels like lots (and lots) of little things and not lots (and lots) of money. so as i get more and more obsessively wrapped up in stuff like my jewelry, bridesmaid gifts, votive candle holders, table numbers, menus, seating charts (have i stressed you out yet?), yada yada, i have been profoundly inspired by the words of some very wise ladies.

first, from our talented photographer, kate (via twitter):

“when planning details, less is more. props don’t make the day,
pick a beautiful location, elegant flowers and let the rest happen.”

and then, amidst a small bridal breakdown last week, my fabulous aunt kara, mom to flowergirl shannon, left me a great voicemail:

“it’s like packing for a trip. you can always bring more clothes or add
more things but after awhile it doesn’t really make your experience any better.
it’s all about the vacation and not necessarily what you bring with you.”

so needless to say i’m feeling much better and ready to tackle all of the small things with big gusto. and also to start packing for our cruise!



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all you need is

{flapper kiss via dog’n bird}

wedding planning has taken an unbreakable hold and we’re cruising full steam ahead towards 11-27. we’ve had a busy couple of weeks checking some major things off: flower girl dresses, my dress (yay!), a rehearsal dinner location, a dj, and a stationer. we also met with our priest, father jim, to launch pre-cana. phew!

we were supposed to have your engagement session with kate headley this past friday but we postponed due to some treacherous thunderstorms in the forecast. we’ve rescheduled for 5-27, which is fittingly and exactly six months from our big day.

in the midst of all of that we’ve also celebrated some major life accomplishments! maid of honor, bean, graduated from high point university last saturday, steve received his mba last sunday, and i wrapped up another semester at AU bringing me 7.5 credits closer to the completion of my masters. we’re feeling especially lucky these days for all of the love and support we have around us. so if you’re reading this, and we haven’t thanked you in awhile: thank you, thank you, thank you.

onward to november!

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the wedding blogs came calling!

i am beyond excited to tell you that i was recently asked to guest post on one of my favorite wedding blogs, swatchbook weddings! i linked up with sw’s amazing creator, angela, through twitter after she posted an awesome lip gloss on her blog. her request marks my very first guest post outside of the glossarie and eleventwentyseven and it could not be a a better opportunity to combine my two interests as a beauty-blogger-bride-to-be! so hop on over to angela’s pretty place in the bloggerverse to read my suggestions on big day beauty.


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