The Wedding of the Century & How I Think Meghan Markle Is Doing So Far!

A few months ago, the world witnessed the royal wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle. Yes, I was one of those people who got up before the crack of dawn to watch the royal wedding. I’m a sucker for romance, what can I say?

My Maw Maw & I had coffee & pastries while we watched live at 5am. It was so fun!

I did all my research before hand to find out all I could about Prince Harry & Meghan’s royal romance. All the TV documentaries were watched. Suffice to say I also watched the Lifetime movie of how they fell in love. I know, I know. That channel totally takes their own liberties to fill in the blanks for any biographical pictures. I will give them credit, though, on who played the leads. Harry looked pretty good, but the actress who played Meghan was uncanny!

Now, most of us think we know who Prince Harry is. He’s been in the media spotlight since he was born. But Meghan Markle, at least for me, was a complete mystery. Even though the show Suits had been on television for quite a while, I’d never heard of it. Meghan spent the last few years on that show, and in most recent years began dating Prince Harry. Comparisons can be made to another actress, Grace Kelly, who went from movie star to Princess overnight.

Meghan’s presence in Harry’s life feels like a breath of fresh air. She is poised, beautiful, & intelligent. She is a strong supporter of women’s rights, & expresses her views in captivating manner. She’s not afraid to break the mold by royalty standards, & I think that’s for the best. In that way, I think she reminds me of Princess Diana. Both strong, passionate women.

I admit I was a bit hesitant when they got engaged, but she is winning me over more & more every day. She handles situations so gracefully, and seems to really support Harry.

I feel he made a great choice, & I can’t wait to see how Meghan & Prince Harry take on the world together!

Be on the lookout for my future post on Meghan’s style as a royal!

‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ Wedding Gowns!

If you know me at all, you know I’m just crazy about Tiffany’s! So when I found out there is a new line of wedding dresses all inspired by Audrey Hepburn as the fabulous Holly Golightly, I was beyond excited! The Bridal Collection was created by Reem Arca for Spring of 2018. The beautiful gowns come in both white and black, paying tribute to Holly’s classic black gowns from the film. 


Sadly, I’ll have to admire these gowns a la distance. But for you future brides-to-be who love Holly Golightly’s classic style, be sure to at least try on these glamorous gowns! 

NYX Makeup Favorites! 

I recently purchased the NYX Color Correcting Concealer. This stuff is amazing!


Taking notes from art class in elementary school, this concealer uses the color wheel for how to conceal. I use the green on any red spots (acne, pigmentation), and the yellow for blue under-eye circles or veins. Apply your foundation over the concealer. The results? Marvelous! 


I also love their Intense Butter Gloss. This color (IBLG11) is the exact one used on my wedding day. It’s a sweet little reminder! 

Comment below with your favorite NYX cosmetics! 

How To Pick Your Wedding Colors!

When planning my wedding, I knew I wanted the colors of blush & gold. I felt these two colors were both on trend, as well as timeless. For many brides, deciding on what your wedding colors should be can be a daunting task. Here are a few of my tips that should help make the choice a little bit easier.

  • Pick a dark and light combination: You want your wedding colors to be complimentary as well as contrasting. An easy way to do this is by picking a dark base color, and accenting it with your lighter color choice._mg_8230
  • Consider your season, but don’t let that limit you: I chose blush as one of my colors, which is typically a spring or summer color. But I got married in the fall. While it can be smart or convenient to select you colors based on the season you get married in, don’t let that limit your choices. I had my heart set on the blush color, oranges and burgundies just weren’t my thing. :
  • Use Pinterest as inspiration & direction: When you are picking linens, charger plates, flowers, and other items that involve your colors, it can get overwhelming. I highly recommend using Pinterest to hon your ideas. It will give you some direction, as well as specific pictures to show your vendors.
  • Make sure you have a base color: The base color of your palette needs to be a neutral. White, cream, or even black are great bases to keep your colors in check. Our wedding featured a lot of white in the background of the color scheme. This will help keep your colors from overwhelming your beautiful day. :

I hope these tips will help you when picking out your wedding colors! Comment below with your wedding day color scheme!

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Our Wedding Day!!!

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted on here! It’s been a crazy fast two months! We got married, went on our honeymoon, moved, & started our lives as newlyweds. It’s been so wonderful!

I thought I’d share some beautiful pictures from our wedding day. I’m so happy with how they turned out!

Thanks so much to Kyle Weaver Photography!

(Be on the lookout for some wedding posts in the near future!)

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Bridal Shower Festivities!

I’m currently sitting in the airport waiting to get on a flight back home. It’s been a whirlwind week. I got married, went on our honeymoon, and survived a hurricane! Hurricane aside, we had an amazing time!

I thought I’d do a quick post on my bridal shower. It was absolutely beautiful! My family and friends went above and beyond. Enjoy the pictures!

 

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Bridal Shower Chic!

Happy Friday, everyone!

I thought I’d do a quick post on what I wore to my bridal shower party. Even though it was still summer time when I went looking for a shower dress, it was surprisingly difficult to find a white dress. After a while I was ready to give up. And in a way, I did! I have a Lilly Pulitzer dress I bought when I went to the Target exclusive day way back when. My mom saw me in it and said, “That’s what you should wear!” It’s a white dress with the pink print, so kinda bridal. Plus, very summery since the shower was in August!



Comment below with what you think, & be on the lookout for my bridal shower post in the near future! 🙂

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Lauren Conrad’s New Runway Collection!

Lauren Conrad just released her newest runway collection, and let me say: IN LOVE! This beautiful collection is now available at LCRunway.com. This collection gives a fabulous nod to the 1920s. It has rich, dark colors, silks, velvets, & lace that offer that vintage, yet modern feel. Here are a few of my favorites:


Comment below with your favorite pieces!

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DIY Minnie Mouse Ears!

Being the big Disney fans that we are, Kyle and I are spending our honeymoon in Florida. We will spend a few days in Walt Disney World, and one of those nights will be spent enjoying Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This will be our first time attending the Halloween party, & we are so excited! Because of this, I decided to try my hand at making Minnie Mouse ears. Here is my DIY version. Enjoy!

Supplies

I used my Minnie Mouse ears I bought from the parks as a template for the size of the ears. I made a circle on the foam board, then cut the circles out with a box cutter.

I then did the same thing with the fabric I chose, again using the box cutter to cut out the shapes.

Next, I used a hot glue gun to glue the fabric to the foam board. I found that just gluing the edges instead of putting glue all over the circles makes for a smoother finish.

Using my park bought ears as a guide, I placed the ears in the correct spot on the headband. Use the hot glue to secure the ears to the band (I had really thin headbands. I suggest the thicker ones if you can find them).

 

Add a bow or any other details you wish, & ta-da!

I think they are really adorable, & I can’t wait to wear them in the parks!

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Newest Obsession: Faux Fur Keychains! 

My recent shopping trip resulted in me indulging in the latest purse trend: faux fur keychains! 


I think these are the cutest things! Plus, it’s a total throw back to the 90’s. Hello, Cher! 


Anything that has the nostalgia factor is perfect in my book! Comment below if you love this trend, too! 

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