Celebrate! { J u l y 4th }

Happy fourth of July! I am sharing some of my favorite images inspired by fireworks in weddings.  I have 3ft sparklers just waiting in my garage for their special moment. { Addicted 2 DIY } { Left photo Gia Canali via Style Me Pretty }   … Continue reading

Craving Metallics { Fashion Friday }

Metallic’s are the hottest trend that saturated the fashion runways earlier in the year.  These ultra modern shimmer’s give a futuristic twist and are the MUST HAVE and cutting edge element to put in your wardrobe this summer.

Unexpected combinations of high shine texture and mirrored effects take over leather, fabrics, and anywhere else it’s possibly allowed.  I am currently CRAVING metallic accessories and have been giving myself a metallic makeover on the daily.  From my shoes to my jewelry I’m dripping in liquid shine.  I feel radiant and feminine.

My wedding day will be infused with shimmer from shades of gold, rose, and silver.  I’m a girl who loves her sparkle.

 

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Enjoy Today!xo

Happy Father’s Day { for my Dad }

To all the amazing dad’s out there, Have a Wonderful Father’s Day!!!! My dad is incredible in every sense of the word.  I am so thankful for him in every moment and step of my life.   Growing up I thought, … Continue reading

ASOS!! { Fashion Friday }

I’m sharing my fashion secret with you today.   { Well, it’s not a true secret to you Fashionista’s out there } I’m secretly obsessed with Asos.  Every time a little silver bag gets dropped at my doorstep I am … Continue reading

Engagement Party { Round 2 }

Adam and I were grateful enough to engage in 2 amazing engagement parties that our families supported and hosted to help us celebrate.  After our stunning winery engagement party in Southern California we headed to Kansas City, KS to share … Continue reading

To my M o m !! { happy mother’s day }

I want to wish all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!   My Mom is of course the best Mom there could ever be in the history of Mom’s.   I love you to the moon and … Continue reading

A modern wedding website { R i l e y & G r e y }

My latest project this week has been trying to decide on what wedding website template to use.  Forget the plugin templates of the past { You know the ones } the waterccolor flower background in 2 color options { pink or yellow } or the dreaded seashell theme as the only option for a destination wedding. Today, there are so many amazing and new options on the scene to help create and design a site just to your liking.  These new beautifully curated websites show off your own personal wedding style while keeping it incredibly user friendly.

My favorite and go-to site at the moment is 

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This modern and uber luxe company believes that creating a wedding website shouldn’t be complicated.  They customize to create a personal style that is unique to Y O U not just your wedding aesthetic.  They have teamed up with some of the best web designers and developers out there to create templates like I have never seen.  Navigating a site should be fun and simple and filled with beautiful images.  { I have to admit I scroll through images and ignore text most of the time when I blog}.

riley-and-grey-1A wedding website will be the most important tool when planning your wedding.  We are all so plugged into our technology every minute of the day.  Your guests will continuously use your site as a go-to resource when planning out their schedule for your event.  These are great for destination weddings and allow you to put all your important information in one place.

They even have a R.S.V.P widget that allows your guests say Y E S right away.  This also helps save you on paper and post when sending out your formal invitations.  Have everyone go to your website and respectively accept or decline the new tech savvy way. 

CollageScreen-Shot-2013-08-22-at-3.04.06-PM-595x362Screen-Shot-2013-08-22-at-3.04.52-PM-595x393On top of having a super fun design site their blog is insanely creative and fabulous in every way.  If you are looking for fun inspiration for your home, wedding, party, or just life in general I highly recommend putting this blog on your daily to-do list.

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Here are Riley & Grey’s publishing fees to get started:

Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 9.45.45 AMThey have the great option of reserving your domain for only a $35 fee that will be credited to your account when you go live.  In the meantime you can save and edit your work for FREE if your wedding is more than a year away.  It’s nice to start on these details early and when you are reading to publish your site is ready to go!

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 With a moto like this how can you not love them already!!! Go check out Riley & Grey and see all the amazing designs they have to offer. 

I understand most websites you find out there will give you a domain for free and have no fee’s when purchasing your site.  There are lots of great free options from WordPress, Wix, The Knot, Paperless Post and more.  I’ll post more on these options later.

Have fun creating your own website and seeing your wedding become live and interactive for all to see!

Enjoy Today! xo

 

 

E-session Fashion { Fashion Friday }

I am instantly drawn to color, print, texture, pattern…you name it.  Like a moth to a flame,  I haven’t met a color or print I didn’t like.  I always envy girls chic minimalistic style and try to mimic to the best of my ability.  I feel very sophisticated and grown up in just a great fitting pair of jeans and white button up blouse.  But I also feel soooo boring!  I tend to have more of a Rachel Bilson or Olivia Palermo attitude to my style.  
More is more is more!  
I have been desperately trying to find the perfect sophisticated and minimal engagement photo look.  I decided to narrow it down to 2 options to keep my photos clean and timeless.  Either the perfect LBD or the perfect LWD!  I keep leaning toward the white dress end cause it feels more fresh and light.
{My fiancé saw some of my black dress ideas and asked if we were going to a funeral?!} 

Here are some of my dream dresses I love!

I added a jumpsuit and gown in for good measure! I also couldn’t help myself and  added some color and texture to my white and black palette.  

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