Wedding

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If I could describe our wedding in a couple words it would be: pure magic. It’s kind of surreal to have ALL of our closest friends and family come together to celebrate such a momentous occasion in our lives.

Thankfully on the morning of the wedding, all of the stress from planning left my body and was replaced with only excitement. I was determined to live in the moment and leave the details up the professionals so that I wouldn’t miss a beat on our day. Everything ended up coming together beautifully and truthfully, even if it hadn’t, I don’t think I’d bat an eye. It would have taken ALOT of mishaps to spoil the love and joy we were surrounded with on that day.

Matt and I also decided to do a first look and even though it’s not traditional, it was the BEST decision we’ve ever made. It was so nice to have a PRIVATE moment to speak with one another before we said “I Do” in front of our loved ones. I will cherish that memory forever!

I am actually curious to get your thoughts on a first look before the wedding. If you’re married–did you do a first look? Why or why not? If you’re planning to be married, do you think you’ll do one? 

Speaking of planning, I’ve made my wedding board public on Pinterest. So head on over there and check it out! The theme of my wedding was elegant & romantic with a dash of whimsy mixed in. I didn’t want things to feel TOO perfect but rather soft, relaxed and ethereal. I juxtaposed my very opulent venue with loads of overgrown florals, including a 40 foot runner of eucalyptus and olive branches on our king’s table.

Today, I am sharing some of my favorite moments for your wedding with you!

Wedding Day Highlights:

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Vendor Info:

Images: by Eva Lin Photography
Dress: Hayley Paige
Flowers: Mocha Rose Pittsburgh
Venue: Carnegie Music Hall Foyer
Makeup: Adrienne Pace
Hair: Katrina Cahill
Video: ShoFilms (see it here)

Sidenote: My wedding diet plan drops TOMORROW!  Putting it on paper took a little longer than expected because I decided to throw in some recipes and make life a little easier with a grocery list. It’s available to email subscribers, so be sure to get on the list here:



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We’re off to honeymoon in Turks & Caicos but I wanted to share a quick peek inside our wedding. It was the most perfect day, which I can only describe as PURE magic. I can’t wait to share more when we get back from our trip! I am officially flipping on the “out of office” […]

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Let’s talk wedding glam! It’s super important to me that I look still look like MYSELF on the big day, just a slightly amplified version. Since my style is pretty sultry, I’ve decided on a brown smokey eye with emphasis on the brows, bronzed cheekbones and a teensie-weensie bit of highlight. When it came time to […]

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[A little Peek At My Wedding Choos] Something old, something new, something borrowed something CHOO? These days finding the perfect wedding shoes can be just as important as finding the dream dress. For many of us, shoes are the original love affair! Even if you’re wedding shoes won’t be seen much under your dress, there’s something to be said […]

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Dress (similar here) | Shoes| Necklace It’s been a while since I’ve done a wedding post and with just 1.5 months to go, I wanted to share some of my bridal shower with you! My mom hosted THE most perfect shower at a country club near our home! We kept the guest list small and intimate. I am […]

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Hi babes!! As some of you may or may not know I am getting MARRIED this September! I promise this won’t turn into a wedding blog, but I’d love to fill you in on the fun things as well as document the planning process for my own personal memories! I’ve also had quite a few […]

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