Love is all you need.

Today marks two months until the big day. Typically, that would seem like a long time to wait for anything, but in reference to our wedding it seems like mere minutes. I know it’s a while but I also know it will pass quickly and all of a sudden I’ll turn around and be walking down the aisle. This serves as a personal reminder to savor it and to stop eating ;)

On another note, I feel so privileged to be able to marry the person I love. It’s not a right that is afforded to everyone, although thankfully we are getting closer.

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BIG News: If the shoe fits…

Dear friends, I’ve hit a big milestone in my bride-dom. I purchased shoes that I intend to wear with my wedding gown. Apparently the shoes you are going to wear on that day are imperative to the hemming process. Who would have thought? Now, I know you haven’t seen the actual dress but I will divulge that it’s white. wink wink.
What do we think? They were quite affordable ($109) compared to the Miu Miu’s I’ve been lusting after. And, don’t worry there’s a 60 day return policy in case the glitter actually looks like a kindergarten art project.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’m a shoe girl so I wanted something fun. I always wear heels, plus my intended is over a foot taller than I am so I never feel bad about wearing stilts. I figured out (when I wore flats to our engagement session) that I don’t look as small and fragile next to him as much as short and squatty.

Bridal Inspiration {Ties}

For our wedding, the guys are going to wear tuxes. Robert and I both love a classic tux. He wants to look as much like James Bond as possible…and I’m somehow totally ok with that. But, I can’t help perusing the ties and bowties that are out there and wondering if we shouldn’t customize it somehow. Maybe he could wear a solid black bowtie while the groomsmen wore a black bowtie with white polka dots? What do you guys think?

A sweet little piece of trivia about me: my grandma Susi was a fantastic seamstress. She would make a bowtie for my papa to go with every dress she had. Isn’t that lovely?

Click the ties for the source. I found an incredible website: The Tie Bar and they have a wealth of any sort of tie one might need. They are super affordable.

NYC/The Dress

NYC was wonderful. It was fabulous to be with friends and family and I felt very spoiled. I’m a bit exhausted today but so thrilled that I found the dress!

A few pictures from the trip…

With mom after we bought “the dress”!

Sara, Me, Shayna and Ryan

With my mom and Rosaria – our helper

The girls at lunch

With Robert’s mom, Laurie and my Aunt Stephie and Uncle Alan

The view from Brooklyn

Meeting Randy from Say yes to the dress!

Bridal Inspiration {Bridesmaids}

I’ve always wanted to go the non-traditional route of having bridesmaids in a white or cream or butter or blush. A color very close to the wedding dress. The problem is, it’s much harder to find the right dress because there aren’t as many options.

The below are lovely, but of course are from Net-A-Porter. Anyway for inspiration…

Antonio Berardi ALICE by Temperley Sandro Richard Nicoll Lanvin Temperley London Paul & Joe Alexander McQueen Gucci Notte by Marchesa Vionnet Maje Catherine Malandrino Halston Heritage Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Joseph Stella McCartney Stella McCartney Versace Richard Nicoll Miu Miu Camilla and Marc The Row Temperley London 

The Proposal

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We’re engaged! I am still in shock, completely. My sweet (fiancé – gahhh!) Robert asked me to get hitched on Friday night. I was totally surprised. My mom was in on it and lured me out to the Fayetteville square on the guise of taking family photos. He was completely caught off guard when the square was full of people, horse-draw carriages and even camels. We started walking around and he told me I was the love of his life – to which I said “you’re the love of my life too babe!” I did not get it until he dropped to one knee. I couldn’t believe it and collapsed onto him, hugging him. We are out-of-this world excited. His family honored me with his Great-Grandmother’s ring. Many more details to come!

Above: the lights on the square / Below: Us & the beautiful ring

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