One Year Ago…

Happily celebrating one year of marriage with my sweet.
If you want to reminisce with me, there are more details here. photos by Mallory Berry.
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My Wedding: All the Details

Here they are! All my wedding pictures. I honestly can’t believe it was four months ago. It was the most incredible experience, made possible by an incredibly wonderful man and many, many precious friends and relatives. Contact me at prettypayblog@gmail if you have  questions about vendors. xo
WHAT I WORE: My earrings and bracelet were antique Mikimoto pearls borrowed from my new mother in law. My engagement ring is a family heirloom that belonged to Robert’s great-grandmother. My wedding ring was created to match by Mark Fleischner from Lauray’s in Hot Springs. Robert’s ring is also from Lauray’s. floral wreath and bridal bouquet by Flora, wedding dress by Le Spose di Gio via Kleinfeld’s, rehearsal dinner/after wedding dress was vintage Laurence Kazar via ebay, platforms – Jeffrey Campbell via Solestruck, Alterations by Anita Turzi, Makeup: Kory Simpson, Hair: Brittany Castleberry from Teazed
EVERYTHING ELSE: my bridesmaids chose their own dresses in shades of white or cream, photography by Mallory Berry, tuxedos – Jos A. Bank, polka dot bow ties by The Tie Bar, invitations by So Inviting, Ceremony music: Quintet from the Fayetteville Jazz Collective, Reception Band: Big John Miller Band, Rentals: Eventures, Catering: Jim & Mary Cope/ Susie Stevens of Nibbles, Alcohol: Andy Plemmons from Crossover Liquor, Cake: The cake lady, Officiant – Robert Ginsburg,  Rehearsal Dinner:  Ella’s at Carnall Hall, Bridal Luncheon: Café Rue Orleans, Décor/Flowers: Susan Wright, Transportation from parking area: Jim’s Shuttle Express, Restroom Trailer: Arkansas Portable’s NW, Videographer: Abigail Jeppsen, Day of Wedding Coordinator: Tammy York of Gatsby’s Event Management

Sneak Peek: My Wedding

Here are a few of my favorites from our wedding. I’ve got a lot more to share with you after the new year! xo Payton

My earrings and bracelet were antique Mikimoto pearls borrowed from my new mother in law. My engagement ring is a family heirloom that belonged to Robert’s great-grandmother. My wedding ring was created to match by the best jeweler in the state, Mark Fleischner from Lauray’s in Hot Springs. Robert’s ring is also from Lauray’s.
photography by Mallory Berry, floral wreath and bridal bouquet by Flora, wedding dress by Le Spose di Gio via Kleinfeld’s, platforms – Jeffrey Campbell via Solestruck, tuxedos – Jos A. Bank, polka dot bow ties by The Tie Bar

What I Wore: Winter White

(what I wore: dress – impressions, tights – hue, booties – asos, earrings – kate spade)
This sweet little dress will forever remind me of my wedding. I wore it to our day-after brunch, where I promptly ate carbs for the first time in a month.That didn’t go over so well but anyway, all in all it was such a lovely experience where I was able to speak to so many loved ones that I didn’t have a chance to at our wedding. Alas, I digress. Here is how I wore it that day (with some of my sweet college friends).

What do you think? Does it work with the black tights? I am obsessed with the booties I have on but I think they may not work with this look. It might need more of a platform since the dress is a longer length and I am a shorty.
PS: the booties are $27 on asos.com right now!

A Brief (Wedding) Hiatus

Friends & Readers, the day approaches.
I’m getting married on Saturday and will be away from blogging until September 12th. I hope you’ll come back and visit me then. I appreciate all of the people I’ve met, reconnected with and encountered through this blog. I hope there are many more good times to come.
Fondly,
Payton

Big Day Beauty

I hadn’t thought much about it until recently, but how do I want my makeup for the wedding? I want to look like myself – just enhanced but I also want to look fab in pictures. Do you go for understated or statement? I need your help, sweet readers and friends! I won’t share my dress but I will say that it’s white, it’s not strapless and I’m wearing flowers in my hair with minimal jewelry and the hair back. Let me know what you think is most appropriate! Here I am as a point of reference ;)

1. This first picture below is the look I’m leaning toward: defined brows, winged liner, pretty lashes and a peach lip. What do you think? Do you like the slight cat eye?
2. More shadow, less lip…
3. You could go a little farther with the eyeliner for this…
4. Golder shadow and a paler lip…
5. More shadow, more makeup. I love this look but is it overly sexy?
6. A lot more shadow and liner – verging on costume vs wedding…
7. Lots of lip, lots of liner, less of everything else
8. More shadow, less liner…
9. Less liner, more lip…
10. Very Natural…
Beauty visuals via pinterest (aren’t you obsessed with pinterest?)

 

Happy (Birthday) Weekend

My birthday is Sunday. It’s a considerably more low key milestone this year in light of the HUGE event that’s happening in two weeks. I am in disbelief as I sit here writing “in two weeks”. I’ve been planning this wedding excitedly but also somewhere in the back of my mind thinking it would never come to fruition – sortof like my 16th & 21st birthdays or college graduation. And yet, it swiftly approaches and I’m starting to have freak outs about how many loved ones I get to see & celebrate with.

So, I’m hoping for a chill weekend. My almost-husband is taking me to dinner tonight. We’re going to the pool tomorrow and I’m sure I’ll throw in some thank-you note writing.

Fondly wishing you a very pleasing August weekend.
Images via Pinterest

ONE MONTH TO GO

I’m slightly freaking out. Our wedding is officially one month away! I would be lying if I said I wasn’t stressed. I AM. I had no idea how many details there would be. But, I have to say I am more ecstatic than I am stressed. Granted things will go wrong, but I get to be with the sweetest guy I’ve ever met, everyone I love is coming to celebrate and then it’s off to the beach. What could be better?

Let them eat cake

Yes it’s seven weeks before the wedding and no I hadn’t even thought about the cake until recently. It’s not that I don’t love cake, believe me…I do. I just had left it out and waited until I knew how the budget was going to shake out. Anyway, in one of those serendipitous happenings that you always wish for when planning an event, I found a baker in my price range and we made a deal.
Here are my inspirations.


via Pinterest