shoutout to my bomb ass bridesmaids.

I couldn't have asked for a better Bridal Shower. Thank you soso much.
[And- Mrs. Dale, Melissa Uno, Joe, Jon, and the Love. You all rock hardcore.]


best week ever: installment dos.

So, my first hair trial was a bust. But here's a shot from the do-over. It's a different type of curl, that the stylist took the curling iron, and went back and forth to create the "wave" effect. I wanted so badly to have a head full of waves, NOT CURLS, unlike my first hair appointment. To complete the look, I'll add the birdcage veil with a flower fascinator, for the ceremony. Then I'll switch to a jeweled headband during the reception.

I'm super excited.


best week ever: installment uno.

This has been THE best week ever. Hands down.

First, I had my dress fitting. Now let me tell you, when I first picked up my dress- it didn't fit. Not like, it was a little snug.
It wouldn't zipper, AT ALL. So needless to say, I've been freakin' a bit since then.
So when the alterations person steps in to help me zipper the dress, and it goes RIGHT up, I about threw up with relief. I was shocked. So shocked, that it took me about fifteen minutes of her telling me that it fit fine, and that there really wasn't anything that needed alterations.

Except- that it was a bit too big.

Say what?


valentine's day inspirado.

These have officially made it onto the "must have photos" list.


Dear Ulta Hair Stylist,

Thank you for being there for me, when I had no one to turn to.

Thank you for being somewhat affordable.

Thank you for offering to set an appointment for a bridesmaid at the same time so that I don't have to spend my whole morning at your salon.

Thank you for giving me hope, that my hair will kick ass.
Love always*,

*My love is under the condition that you make my wedding day hair rock, just as you have promised. Or all bets are off.


boys boys boys.

In the spirit of it having been Superbowl Sunday, here ya go.

Now that I've gotten than out of the way...

My love got his tuxedo ordered! Woot! And he set up the account for the groomsmen. Double woot! On top of that, we ordered his wedding band tonight. Now, hopefully it fits, and is just as wonderful in person as it looks online.

I'll be honest, this has been an extremely accomplished weekend.

centerpieces, 25% check.

I've ordered the rock candy supplies!!

For those who haven't a CLUE what I'm talking about.....

sign on the dotted line.

We haven't committed to a guest book, but I think this would rock. Having a vintage-styled poster for our friends and family to sign, so that we could frame it later in our home.
I've looked a bit online, and so far have found a few options.

Like the one above and below from spreadthelove.

Or even this one from lovliday.

Now, I've just got to find the one I love.


j. love your fabulous hair.

I went to a hair trial.

oy vey.

It didn't exactly turn out how I thought it would.

I came prepared with pictures, texture inspiration, and my wedding day hair accessories. Here I thought, okay this is going to rock! I'm going to go in, give exact pictures of what I want my hair to look like.... and I'm going to leave with some badass hair.

I'm an idiot.

Here's what actually happened.

I am hoping for some mad waves, like Jennifer Love Hewitt has in Ghost Whisperer. I'm wearing a birdcage veil, and have plans on eventually switching out to a pearl + rhinestone headband. So I wanted to have my hair down, with pretty waves. Less prom curls, more natural chic.

Well I went in, and realized that my [amazing] hair stylist is skilled in blow outs, straightening, and color. Wait, that's not exactly what I want for my wedding day do'. Dang. So shame on me, for expecting something of a professional, who has in the past said he wasn't as skilled in updos and in styles [like the exact one I wanted].

So after simmering down, I called up another salon and booked a consultation with someone else. Cross your fingers for me.

Hopefully tomorrow I will have a more promising update on all things hair.