Dress — C/O OASAP
Sandals — Sam Edelman
Bag — American Apparel
Happy Friday! Big plans this weekend? My weekend is being consumed with preparations for Baby H! Tomorrow we have class at the hospital and we’re also registering this weekend and working on the nursery.
I wore this outfit last weekend to my cousin’s wedding up at the University of Findlay in Ohio. It was a beautiful wedding and a perfect opportunity to pull out this dress, which is one of my favorites! It’s not maternity, but works perfectly with my bump! Check out how I wore it last summer here.
Chris and I stayed the night in the hotel after the wedding, and I have to admit it was nice to get away from home for a night. Chris let me watch HGTV all evening and I slept like a baby. It was like a mini vacation!
They’re not joking when they say that time flies when you’re having fun. Today, Chris and I are celebrating our one year wedding anniversary — and boy has the past year zoomed by!
I know that all day today I’ll be reminiscing about what I was doing “at this time last year.” From our early morning salon appointments to our first look to the late-night snacks at the reception, our wedding day was picture perfect from start to finish.
Happy one year anniversary to my love. You make me the happiest girl in the world!
Check out all our wedding photos here.
Several months ago I discovered Matchbook Magazine, and it’s now one of my obsessions. You know how I’m all about living a charmed life. Matchbook is the official “field guide” to achieving just that!
I am particularly fond of the July issue of Matchbook because our wedding is featured in the Just Married section on page 118! Check it out:
Susan Koger, founder of Modcloth, is on the cover of this month’s issue. I’m a big Modcloth fan, and I love Susan’s story of entrepreneurship and following her dreams. She’s such an inspiration to young women everywhere!
Also be sure to check out EmmaKissTina’s Elizabeth Taylor illustration on page 117. Kristina created my blog header after I discovered her in Matchbook Magazine a while back. I can’t sing her praises enough!
If you haven’t read Matchbook Magazine yet, you really should! It’s free, and it’s chock-full of fashion, culture, decor, food…and trinkets!
For today’s Trinket Tuesday, I’m going to feature some of my favorite trinkets from the July magazine! Check them out, and be sure to head over and read July’s issue (plus every back issue in the archives )
Wild Flowers Art Print
I’d love to add any and all of these to our apartment, but I’m especially fond of the bookends.
What about you?
Check out Matchbook Magazine today!
I had a fabulous four-day weekend. I got to stand by Vanessa’s side at her beautiful wedding and celebrate her marriage with William.
The wedding was SO PRETTY. Every little detail was picture perfect, and her venue was amazing. She got married at The Inn at Oneonta, which is an old brick mansion nestled alongside the Ohio River. The house and grounds are decorated to a T with antiques, art, and statues — the venue has so much personality and charm!
Every detail Vanessa planned was perfect! The flowers, the dresses, the decorations — everything was beautiful! And her gown! Just gorgeous. She was glowing and simply the prettiest bride. She and William are a perfect couple, and I am so happy for them.
The bridal party got to stay on the grounds at the mansion, and I really felt like I was on vacation for the weekend. Vanessa’s family is so hospitable and generous, and everyone had a really nice time.
This is a really photo-heavy post — we took hundreds of pictures. But I was able to narrow it down so you can get a taste of what the weekend was like:
Vanessa and me.
The Inn at Oneonta.
The view of the river.
The back of the mansion facing the river.
JCrew bridesmaid dress + JCrew floral belt + Sam Edelman sandals.
The bridal party.
Congrats to Vanessa and William!
During wedding planning, one of the little details that took me forever to work out was figuring out our wedding card holder. It seems trivial, but I worked really hard to get all the little details just right, so I didn’t want to cop out on this one detail. I wanted something different than the usual cake-shaped box or the right-now-trendy birdcage. So after months of searching, I found the perfect solution: a vintage hat box!
It felt like fate when I found it at Midland because it fit the theme of our wedding perfectly. It even matched our blue and yellow colors:
Since the wedding, I’ve been using the hat box as decoration and storage (It holds our wedding cards and stationery.).
At only $8, it was a perfect and practical touch of whimsy at our wedding. I love the Victorian party design on it, and it’s now a lovely trinket that decorates our home!
The last week of the month is always really busy for me. So while I’m getting everything taken care of at work and home, I’m going to leave you all with some other places around the web where I’ve been featured lately!
This week I guest posted at Profession Gal, a must-read for the 20-something professional girl.
The Profession Gal writes on everything from office etiquette, to yummy recipes, to life in general as a gal in her 20s. My guest post is on office outfits that will keep you warm, professional, and stylish during winter! Here’s a little peek of one of the looks I created; click on the image to see the rest!
Also this week, our wedding was featured on the Vivat Veritas blog . Vivat Veritas is an online fashion boutique run by Chie Duncan, a Japanese seamstress who designs and creates beautiful and sweet frocks. My bridesmaids’ dresses were made by Chie, and they were darling! My feature on her site focuses on all the handmade and Etsy items in our wedding. Check it out here. I also encourage you to check out her Etsy shop where she sells her handmade clothing. I think my favorite item in her shop right now is this mod mini dress:
I hope your week’s going well!
I’ve never met a piece of jadeite milk glass I didn’t like. The glossy seafoam shade of this glassware looks very romantic — and it’s so pretty accented with gold, tangerine, or peach. Through my years of trinketing I’ve collected two prized jadeite gems.
History lesson: Jadeite cookware was sold in five-cent shops in the 40s and 50s. It was that decade’s answer to our everyday Tupperware. Nothing fancy. Today, jadeite is very valuable and collectible. It’s fairly easy to find it in antique shops, but be prepared to spend a pretty penny on a nice piece of jadeite milk glass.
My antique jadeite is a pretty little Fenton hobnail berry bowl that I found in an antique shop in Broad Ripple. The white milk glass variety of this berry bowl is fairly common, but I haven’t been able to find the jade variety anywhere else.
Today, jadeite milk glass is making quite the comeback, especially as wedding decor. Its soft and romantic color makes a perfect neutral base as a wedding color. I used a jadeite cake stand at our wedding, and it fit the vintage theme of our wedding perfectly!
I bought it in the 100 Layer Cake Bountiful Pop-up Shop. Bountiful is an antique shop in Venice, California and their cake stands are heirloom-quality poured glass. Bountiful has stacks and stacks of pretty cake stands in their shop windows.
Any other jadeite fans out there?
It’s about time I share some of our wedding photos. After all the planning, we had a perfect wedding on October 1. It was the best day of my life! All of the handmade and vintage details came together just like I imagined, and everyone had a great time. And most important of all — I married my perfect guy!
PS — Sara and Mallary Photography took these. Aren’t they amazing?
One month ago today Christopher and I were enjoying our honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. Oh how I wish we could go back for…
Gorgeous, clear blue water.
White sand beaches.
Unlimited fruity drinks.
And spending every second of the day with my new husband!