Wednesday, January 27, 2010

go see it

Hunter and I saw The Young Victoria last weekend and I must say it was excellent. The costumes are beautiful, the sets are beautiful, and the love story between Albert and Victoria is truly endearingly beautiful.

The soundtrack is also very lovely, in the way of historical film movie scores, and I've been listening to it ever since. Sinead O'Connor (remember her?) came out of obscurity to sing the sweet theme song, and it's been stuck in my head for days.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

I was walking through the mall the other day and these beauties caught my eye in the Ann Taylor window. Too cute right? Those varying shades of grey would go with anything.

And if the flats aren't good enough, it comes as a heel too!

Monday, January 25, 2010

one day...

The beauty of the Mediterranean never ceases to amaze me. Just look at these views...

images via Conde Nast Traveler

Saturday, January 23, 2010

now the fun begins

Today, I'm going dress shopping for the first time! I've got two appointments at two different bridal boutiques and am super excited to be able to try on some (i.e. lots of) dresses. Could I find "the one" today? :)

image originally found via Sparkliatti

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hello all...

I'm back to the blog! I blinked and all of a sudden it's two and a half weeks later... Where have I been? Let's just say I clocked in a lot of overtime at work the past couple of weeks. It seems like all I've been doing is working (which I have) and everything else has gone to the wayside, leaving me feeling completely disconnected, tired, and frazzled... thank goodness I'm back to normal life now!

The good news is, that somehow in the midst of the work chaos this whole month, we've actually made some progress with the wedding planning! We booked our DJ, met with photographers, scouted rehearsal dinner locations, and talked with caterers. Oh, and we also got news of our awesome transportation...'s good to be back. :)

image from here

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pretty Shoe Tuesday

They may be pricey, but they sure are cute!

Christian Louboutin Greissimo heel from Barneys

Monday, January 4, 2010


Right after Hunter proposed in October, I moved back to Virginia, started a new (and challenging) full time job, kept my part-time job, experienced two deaths in the family, two major snowstorms, two major holidays and about five sets of house guests, all while trying to find the time (and energy) to travel around the state looking for the perfect wedding venue that matched our style and budget. It's been a rather difficult and frustrating process, both for myself, my mom, and Hunter. Not only was it hard to balance wedding planning with busy everyday life, but no matter where we looked, we couldn't seem to find a place that had most of what we were looking for and that just felt right...

Well, after several months of trying to find the venue for our wedding, we've finally booked a place and set the date! I'm happy to announce we'll be getting married July 30, 2010 at Stone Manor Country Club in Maryland.

It's a beautiful outdoor setting that includes a large tent for the reception, which was key for us, since we knew we would need a large enough covered space in case of both inclement weather or the hot July sun. With this venue, we can plan the casually elegant summer evening affair that we wanted.

I'm super excited to have this peace of mind and to be able to tell people the actual date of our wedding. Now I can move forward to the fun things: photography, dresses, food, invites, favors... I can't wait! With only 7 months to go, we have so much to do!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

rehearsal dinner dress?

It's a little early to be thinking about what I'll wear to the rehearsal dinner, but wouldn't this be the perfect peachy dress?

The best part is it's on sale right now.

Friday, January 1, 2010


It's hard to believe we're already starting a new decade. Boy how time flies! I'm especially stoked about this upcoming year since I'll be getting married!

Cheers to a fabulous 2010! Happy New Year!

image via MS Weddings