A Bridesmaid Dress You WILL Wear Again

Azazie Dress Review: Mattie Dress

Dress — C/O Azazie
Shoes — Calvin Klein
Clutch — Vintage
Necklace — Tiffany & Co.
Hair Clip —
Pearl Earrings — Kohl’s

My youngest cousin got married this past weekend (insert Crying Face Emoji). She was a STUNNING bride and the ceremony and reception were both beautiful. We hadn’t been to a wedding since last summer, so I was definitely ready for an excuse to get all dressed up!

Azazie Dress Review: Mattie Dress

This dress was kindly sent to me by Azazie, an online boutique that sells made-to-order bridesmaid and wedding dresses. They have SO many adorable dresses to choose from — and it took me a long time to decide — but I finally chose the Azazi Mattie in emerald green. I fell in love with it because it’s all business in the front…

Azazie Dress Review: Mattie Dress

…and a party in the back!

Azazie Dress Review: Mattie Dress

You know how they say there’s no such thing as a bridesmaid dress you’ll wear again? I beg to differ. I wore this dress as just a wedding guest, proving it’s a dress you really WILL wear again.

Now’s the part of the program where I give you my honest opinion about Azazie … I highly recommend them! I’ve been a bridesmaid my fair share of times. I don’t know about you, but when it came to dresses from typical bridal stores, I had the same experience with every single one: They took my measurements for the dress, encouraged me to size up, and then once the dress came in, I’d be SWIMMING in it. Then they’d have to make significant alterations that cost almost as much as the dress.

Azazie Dress Review: Mattie Dress

When you purchase from Azazie, there are a couple options when it comes to sizing. You can either select a standard dress size (they offer 2 through 26w!), and they will actually do a “Size Check” based on your bra size and your favorite dress brand to make sure you chose the best size for your measurements. OR, you can provide your measurements and they will custom make a dress for you at no extra charge. I was a little nervous about getting my measurements right, but they provide simple instructions that were a big help. Chris helped me take my measurements, and I would recommend having someone help you. When the dress arrived, I was very impressed with the fit … no alterations needed!

Another major perk of Azazie is all of their color choices. The dress I received is available in 40 colors! If I was a bride-to-be or a bridesmaid who needed to find her own dress, I would not hesitate to buy from Azazie.

I’ll leave you with a couple shots from the reception:

Auburn Core Dusenberg Wedding Reception

All dressed up with my little man!

Auburn Cord Dusenberg Wedding Reception

Posing with my new car…


Maternity Style 27 Weeks — Wedding Outfit

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University of Findlay Flowers

Maternity Wedding Guest Outfit 27 Weeks

University of Findlay

University of Findlay

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!

Maternity Wedding Outfit 27 Weeks Pregnant

One Year

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oak hill mansion wedding

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.

Our Wedding in Matchbook Magazine! — Trinket Tuesday

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:

matchbook magazine just married sarah and chris heckle

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!

matchbook magazine emmakisstina

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 😉 )

wildflowers art print

Wild Flowers Art Print

pink quarts book ends

Quartz Bookends

vintage scientific peach print

Peach 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!

Wedding Weekend: Congratulations Vanessa and William!

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:
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Vanessa and me.

The Inn at Oneonta wedding

The Inn at Oneonta.

The Inn at Oneonta wedding

The view of the river.

The Inn at Oneonta wedding

The back of the mansion facing the river.

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Reception area.

The Inn at Oneonta wedding

Ceremony area.

The Inn at Oneonta wedding

JCrew bridesmaid dress + JCrew floral belt + Sam Edelman sandals.

The Inn at Oneonta wedding

 The bridal party.

Congrats to Vanessa and William!