Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Our Wedding -- The Details

Photogrpahy: Brian Ambrose Photogrpahy / Videography: Fran Gagnon / Shoes: Chrisitan Louboutin / Flowers: Terri Krisavage / Cake: Vida Doce / Mini Pies: Six Pence Pie Company / Invitations: The Greeting Shoppe / Champagne Flutes: Oleg Cassini / Guest Tree: Family Friend / Bullet Shells: made by us / Ceremony: Memorial Chapel / Reception: St. Clements Castle / DJ: Atmosphere Productions / Brides Dress: Ramona Kevesa / Groom & Groomsmen's Tux's: Black by Vera Wang / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm Occasions via Bella Bridesmaids

Our wedding was on October 4th 2013 -- one year ago Saturday. I am sharing some of the details that meant so much to be, but most people don't remember. I was the type of bride who know exactly what they wanted, when where why and how.  I knew exactly what I wanted from the what the flowers looked like to the card stock for the invitations and everything in between.That sometimes made things easier, because I was very good at saying no, but most of the time made it harder because I was so picky and wanted to be involved in everything and make every decision. Lucky my new husband was very open to me taking control, all he asked for was the be told what time to show up. I know it is nice for your future hubby to be involved, but for us, he knew letting me plan was just the best route! (bridezilla). Looking back through all of these photos makes the almost two years we took to plan our wedding so worth it, we didn't want to rush anything and we were young, both of us 24 when we got married. Good thing we took our time because it almost took me tow years to find a dress -- more on that later! 

Some things I learned when it came to wedding planning where -- do what you want, at the end of the day this is your BIG day, the one most people dream of their whole lives. Don't let anyone talk you out of something that you feel strongly about -- I think that is a general life lesson. Secondly, stick with one idea -- we got married in the fall, so as much as I love summer and light and airy flowers and wedding colors, I knew that the fall season is a love of mine and I wanted to stick to that - it actually made things a lot easier and more cohesive. -- Ask for what you want, a lot of the professionals in the industry do tons of weddings a season do not be afraid to ask for what you want, or make a change, or tell someone they are not doing something the way you want it. You are paying them -- BIG BUCKS! Get your moneys worth! At the end of the day, if you are happy and you LOVE your wedding day -- that is all that matters. Don't ever forget that. The only people who will matter at the end of the day are the Bride and the Groom! 

If you see anything you want more information on please let me know-- it has been a year but I haven't stopped talking about my wedding, and I find any excuse to talk about it or share my experience so please leave comments below or feel free to send me an email! sobeanie{at)gmail{dot} com. 

A Girl & Her Wedding

Happy hump day all! Here is some wedding inspiration from my wedding that happened on October 4th 2013 of last year, the remainder of this week will involve everything wedding -- our wedding. This is where our wedding started with some simple images and one large dream of a little girl. I have to be honest and say that my every dream came true, I know that is so cliche but I married the man of my dreams (though sometimes I want to scream at him)and I had the wedding of my dreams. My wedding was everything I could ever dream of and more, many thanks to my wonderful parents -- so keep reading for more info from our wedding -- engagement photos, wedding photos, and some do's and don't and more info in my opinion on everything wedding.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Black Slip Dress & Taylor Brooke Winery

Dress: Free People / Booties: Forever 21 / Sunnies: Kate Spade / Necklaces: 344 / 
Watch: Michael Kors

So much for fall in New England this weekend it was 80 degrees and I was sweating, we spent our Sunday at a winery in CT -- Taylor Brooke. While yes it was hot, it was so beautiful out and as you know this girl loves a vineyard! I bough this Free People dress back for my trip to Las Vegas and Portland because I knew it would be super hot and the material of this dress is light and airy and perfect for summer, I also saw myself turning it into a skirt with a cute crop sweater for fall, which I have not got to do yet but keep an eye out for that combo once the weather turns back into fall. I love the lace details on this dress, I am not a huge fan of overly feminine pieces, but this dress hits the nail on the head for me, just a bit of lace. This dress comes in a bunch of different colors, I stuck with the black for a more classic look but I also love the indigo

Monday, September 29, 2014

Maroon Slip Dress at the lake

Dress: Forever 21 / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shoes: Forever 21 / Sunnies: Kate Spade 

This past week was filled with emotions with the passing of my grandmother, there is nothing worse than loosing a loved one but at the same time, I had the chance to spend time with my new niece Sophia and my whole family was able to get together, which usually doesn't happen unless it is Christmas, and even then its not an every year occurrence. So after a long week my family and I spent some time up at my grandparents lake house in Woodstock, Connecticut, it was my dad's birthday on Saturday and the weather was impeccable. There is no better place in the world than a lake house in the beginning of fall. The air had a slight crisp and the trees just a titch of color. There is no place  in the whole world I would rather be. We are coming back here next weekend for our 1 year anniversary and plan to hit up a few, I bet by then the trees will have turned even more and it will be even chillier here, I can not wait! 

I bough this dress assuming I would have to wear a jacket with it because of the quick change to fall, but this weekend was in the high 70's low 80's, who needs a jacket! I wanted to honestly jump in the lake! I love the idea of a slip dress, just enough skin and a little bit of lace, there is no better combination, I also adore the colors of the mix of black and maroon. 

p.s. that is my dad up in the corner of the photo reading the paper! Happy Birthday Dad! 

Friday, September 26, 2014

What to wear to a Fall wedding: Maxi Dresses

Fall Wedding
High Neck:
Missguided Emerald Maxi Dress / Missguided High Neck Dress / Missguided Navy Maxi Dress / LuLus' Black Velvet Maxi Dress

Long Sleve:
BCBGmaxazria Black Dress / Rachel Zoe Black Slit Dress

Deep V:
LuLu's Bariano Blue Maxi Dress / Missguided Black V Neck Dress

We have two weddings coming up in the month of October. I love the idea of wearing long maxi dresses at weddings, it is one of the only times you can actually get dressed up. We got married 1 year ago next week and if it where up to me I would have made every person wear a long dress, but at the end of the day I was just happy people actually showed up dressed very nice! Went to one other wedding this year in July in Kenebunkport Maine where I wore this BCBG maxi dress. The above dresses are the dresses I have narrowed my choices down to. I love the high neck trend that is going on right now with dresses, I really think they are so flattering and chic. I also love a simple and classic Deep V, again very flattering, and add a slit you are so classic & sexy, a great combo. I am also loving long sleeve maxi's and dresses, but I can't seem to find one at a decent price, they are really expensive, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!  Another trend I am loving especially for fall is jewel tones, I am planning to stay with something along the lines of navy, maroon, emerald green, or black. I usually go for bright colors but there is just something so chic about the deep jewel colors. Wish us luck over the next month which has really turned into a wedding month for us, I do love weddings, but it makes me want to plan my wedding again, and again, and again. <3
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