Wedding Update #3

Yesterday officially marked 4 weeks until I am a Mrs. (OMG)! I'll try to squeeze in 1 more update before the big day.

Mom's wedding dress (now known as my rehearsal dinner dress): In my second update earlier this year, I talked about how we are working with a local dress maker to have my mom's wedding dress re-made into a dress for me for the rehearsal dinner. We started the process in May and now end of August, it's nearly done and looking amazing! I can't wait to share the process and before & after. 
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Flowers, decorations, paper, and alllll those special details: All my "vendors" that we booked last year (and haven't spoke to since!) have reached out, so we are finalizing the music, floral design, etc. It's, frankly, overwhelming but thank goodness DC is supportive, my family is so helpful, and my bridesmaids have chipped in. The credit card has gotten lots of work lately (ha!) purchasing all those goodies for the ceremony & reception, and I can't wait to see it all come together. I worked with Gus & Ruby Letterpress in New Hampshire for our invitations and day-of paper products. More to come on this in a separate post, as well, as my friend in Texas lended her talent to create a custom suite that I just love.
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Wedding Dreams Nightmares: Any other brides experience nightmares about their wedding? I have at least 2 per week. The most recent one was that the day-of planner didn't set up any of the stuff/decorations that we had provided. The venue was a weird, very dark and old function place (aka the opposite of our venue). I sobbed the entire dream (lol) and am surprised I didn't wake up crying! Thankfully, when I did wake up, I thought to myself "that was ridiculous"!

What else?! I am sure there is more but certainly check out my #cusedeucegettingmarried feed to follow along!

PS: See the other 2 updates here.


Friday Faves | 8.26.16

For the love of runny eggs: 9 recipes to try.
runny egg recipe
Photo via NYT
Get me to Italy ASAP (or at least a good North End restaurant) after reading all about the most iconic Italian tomato dishes (via Shauna)
Italian tomato recipes drawing
via Food52
The floral design from gymnast Shawn Johnson's wedding is gorgeous!
Shawn Johnson wedding on Style Me Pretty
Photo via Style Me Pretty



Gray Malin x S'well

Gray Malin x S'well Bottle Bondi Beach

I love S'well bottles. They keep cold drinks cold for 12 hours and hot drinks hot for 24 hours (!) and come in such fun patterns. S'well has partnered with photographer Gray Malin on beautiful & beachy bottles in a limited edition collection. Malin lends his aerial photography on 4 bottles. I snatched up the Bondi Beach one (after seeing the collection on a Boston blogger's Instagram), and there are 3 others that are equally awesome. Want one too? Hurry, they collection is selling out quick(!) but they are available on several sites.
Gray Malin x S'well Bottles collaboration

All photos via S'well except first one by me.


Friday Faves | 8.19.16

Love these wrapped linen napkins as part of Terrain's new fall arrivals.

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Good tips on the importance of using green cleaning products (I have been making the switch as I finish products in the house



After the wedding is the...honeymoon!

After our wedding in late September, DC and I are heading to Hawaii for nearly 2 weeks! I am so excited. Neither of us have been before and once we started researching & planning the trip, it was clear this would be a trip of a lifetime.

We will be there nearly 2 weeks and are staying on Oahu at The Modern Honolulu (in Honolulu, natch), then heading to Kauai to stay at an Airbnb on the east coast, and capping off the trip on Maui at the Four Seasons (the big splurge!).

I've been looking up things to do, what to eat, where to shop etc., for a while now, but we'd love some recommendations from those who have been there. I also would love any packing tips, as I am going to try to fit everything in just a carry-on.

Comment below!

Photo by Pete Orelup via