Morning, lady! How’s your week going? Mine is so stressful, as it is WEDDING WEEK! Between open houses for work & making sure all the final details are complete for the big day, you could say my mind is ready for a break. Aka the beach next week 😉 As I sit here typing this post, I cannot even begin to explain my emotions, because they are literally all over the place. I get teary eyed when a song comes on or if I just start thinking for too long. LOL! I am so excited though & just ready for this weekend to be here & finally get to see everything come to life! This has been such a special season & I am so thankful you have followed along on the journey of this whole process. I cannot wait to start sharing #WeddingWednesday posts after this weekend. You will finally get to learn all the juicy details about our vendors 😉
Being my last #WeddingWednesday post, I wanted to share some pictures from my bridal shower! It was beyond gorgeous & my aunts did a fabulous job, so I hope you enjoy. I also want to let you know where we registered & give you an inside look at that process!
After getting engaged, Austin & I didn’t really know where we wanted to register, other than the obvious, Bed Bath & Beyond. I searched several websites with feedback on where to register & why. After a lot of research, WeddingWire was the most helpful. They are partnered with multiple retailers & they even have a checklist that helps you build your registry from the ground up.
Bed Bath & Beyond. We registered here for all our kitchen essentials. From dishes, pots & pans, Kitchen Aid Mixer, silverware… you name it!
Target. We registered here for cute hosting kitchen items. From hammered bowls & trays, to napkin rings & more! Target is great, because their prices are extremely low so it helps your wedding guests out!
Pottery Barn. Austin & I wanted to register somewhere with better quality items! Not to say Target or BB&B does not have good quality! We registered for our towels, bedding & gorgeous party hosting items from here. I have several cheese boards we have received that I am dying to use. They are so stinkin’ cute! Just a heads up, if you register at PB & have to return or exchange something, they will supply you with a gift card, but they send it to you in the mail. I thought this was a little strange when I returned something!
Amazon. I mean what is easier? We did not register for too much on Amazon, but wanted to make sure to include it for all our prime members that would be attending our wedding. Free shipping? Yes please! We made sure to register for some cook books & Austin’s tools here!
If you are bride to be, I hope this helped! I would highly recommend picking out several places with different price points, to help your guests out. And then stick to a “theme” for each store you register out. That way you do not register for multiple sheets or towels 😉 WeddingWire is a great place to start, if you feel like you are in over your head with registering and need a little direction!
Happy #WeddingWednesday & WEEDING WEEK! Have a fabulous day & thank you so much for stopping by!
Thanks to WeddingWire for this collaboration. All opinions are my own.
It’s my second to last #WeddingWednesday until the wedding & girl do I have a super special post for you! Even though it’s my second to last WW until the big day, that doesn’t mean I will not be doing #WeddingWednesday posts after the big day. I mean I think I will have more to talk about after the big day then I do now! 🙂 Now, let me get onto a couple of my favorite bridal products via Babble Boxx.
Being engaged for about 9 months now, I am sad to say that I still did not get in a solid workout routine. I would get motivated in spurts and workout a couple times a week, but nothing too serious to brag about. With that being said, I have been trying to find the perfect pair of spase nks to hold all my junk in! Don’t act like you don’t know what I am talking about. 😉 After searching for “what to wear under there” I finally found the perfect undergarment. This Maidenform Shapewear is seriously life changing! I have already worn it a couple times [including my bachelorette party]! It just makes me feel like I don’t have to suck in after one to many pieces of pizza or glasses of wine! LOL. It is cool & breathable [which we all know is important in Texas] & very seamless so you cannot tell that I am wearing it!
What girl doesn’t love some good bling? This Safi Kilima Tanzanite bracelet is beyond gorgeous & is so elegant for all my bridal festivities! I am already planning on wearing it to my rehearsal 😉 This bracelet is offered in various carat sizes, fits a wide variety of wrists & is affordable for just about anyone! I think it would make a fabulous engagement gift if you have any friends getting engaged soon. Or hello boys, your girlfriend, fiance or wifey would adore this bracelet from Diamonds International! So dainty, which is my fave.
I have gone back & forth about heading to European Wax Center and getting my first bikini wax. However, if you know me, you know I am a major baby when it comes to pain. Seriously though, I hate it! Praise the Lord I started using these Nair Wax Ready Strips, because they get rid of the hair, without any pain. Can you say amazing or what? And they are way more affordable than a bikini wax! So they’re a total win in my book. You can also use them on your face, so I am most likely going to use them to get rid of the peach fuzz on my hair for the big day! I mean what could it hurt? Also, want to try the Nair Wax Ready Strips for yourself? Enter to win a sample of Nair™ Wax Ready-Strips for Face & Bikini 10/23 – 11/8. This giveaway is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com on behalf of Nair. Open to US Residents only. You can enter here for a chance to win!
When I was a little girl I always dreamed of planning my wedding & spending countless hours going through bridal magazines. Now that I am actually in that season of life, I can say that bridal magazines have played a huge role in the planning process. Magazines like BRIDES are great for inspiration & encouragement [trust me, you need all the encouragement you can get, because planning a wedding is stressful]! One of my favorite things about the BRIDES magazine was pinning through the pages and trying to get an inspiration for the wedding dress I wanted! It is so fun to see how everyone is so unique & has their own taste! If you are engaged & are looking for a wedding magazine to subscribe for, I would 100% recommend BRIDES. It’s that good! You can subscribe here!
I had to end this post on the best way I know how, with sparkling wine of course! Cinzano is one of Italy’s most iconic brands, so I will just sip my wine & pretend I’m in Italy 😉 Being the total wine snob that I am, I would recommend Cinzano sparkling wine to just about anyone. It is refreshing & the perfect cherry on top for all you bride to be’s!
Cheers to all you girlies out there! Happy #WeddingWednesday 🙂
Thanks so much to BabbleBoxx for this collaboration. All opinions are my own.
Hey girl hey! I know it has been a while, but life is insane. Between the holidays coming up for work & our wedding being in 16 days, you could say I may be a tad overwhelmed! Not complaining though, because I just got back from one of the funnest weekends of my life. Keep reading for all the details! 😉
So my MOH & bridesmaids seriously rock, & spoiled the heck out of me this past weekend. After doing some research on WeddingWire’s forums about bachelorette parties, we decided to go big & do Nashville for my bachelorette party, as this is my second favorite place in the world [Texas being the first, of course]. The WeddingWire forums have seriously been a lifesaver during this season of life. Anything you want to know or any questions you may have, I can almost guarantee you can find them there!
When the Nashville weekend finally arrived, we were all super excited & pumped! We got to the airport bright & early Friday morning, & once we got to Nash the festivities immediately began! We ate lunch at Pinewood Social which was seriously the cutest restaurant! Their frose is amazing [note, you have to go outside to the little truck to order this speciality drink]!
After lunch, we went to 12 South to explore & of course see the I Believe in Nashville sign! We found the most precious pumpkin patch [which we obviously had to take pictures at], the all time famous flower truck [seriously, so cute], did a walk through of the original Draper James store & then took some pictures with the I Believe sign! If I moved to Nashville I would LOVE to live in this area, as it is beyond precious. There were several cute, quaint coffee shops I would love to try out… but we will have to save that for the next trip 😉
After exploring for a bit, we went & picked up some Nash hats from the Pedal Tavern! Luckily, my friend Maddie knew they had these hats… so it was a very quick stop!
We finally made it to our Airbnb, which was the most precious house & perfect for 8 girls! We got ready for the night ahead on broadway… which was obviously what we were all excited for! We headed to the Acme Feed Store for dinner [the mac n cheese is bomb] & then danced the night away at the Florida Georgia Line bar. For real though, FGL needs to open a bar in Fort Worth… I can almost guarantee we would be their number one customers 😉
Saturday morning came too soon & we were headed to the Nashville Party Barge. This was seriously SUPER fun & I would highly recommend it to anyone. Make sure to ask for Scott to be your guide, because he was a rockstar! The party barge looks like a boat in the back of a truck & it drives you all around the city. You can bring your own alcohol on [no glass though] & you get to be your own DJ blaring music for the world to hear. You can only standup & dance at red lights, so Scott made sure to hit all the lights he could 😉 We wanted to pay for a couple more hours on the barge, but unfortunately their was a group scheduled after us. That tells you how fun we were having!
We hit Tootsies on Broadway after the barge & listened to some live music [seriously my fave]! We finally decided it was time to head back for a short nap & get ready for the night ahead. We got all dolled up & my MOH put together the cutest backdrop for pictures! It was so fun & made for great memories!
If you are a bride to be & are on the hunt for where to do your bachelorette party, I would highly encourage you to get on WeddingWire’s forums & start doing your research. We went back & forth with keeping the trip more local & going to Austin or San Antonio, but after doing my research I decided this only happens once so let’s go big! The WeddingWire forum has been a lifesaver with all the random questions I think of. It is seriously like Google, but only for wedding related questions! I would also highly recommend going to Nashville if you love country music! We all had an absolute blast & are already planning to make this an annual trip. I will seriously carry these memories with me forever & I am so grateful for my best friends going above & beyond to make this a weekend for the books.
Please let me know if you have any questions about Nashville or a bachelorette party! I am here to help 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by.
Thanks so much to Nashville sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
I figured I would change things up for today’s #WeddingWednesday post & share a dress that would be perfect for a wedding attendee for a fall or winter wedding! I don’t know about you, but I know other than our wedding, Austin & I have a wedding to attend the beginning of December. So hopefully this will help if you are on the hunt for the perfect guest attire!
Being October, darker colors are obviously taking over! So put away your baby pinks, yellows & turquoises until next spring. I would suggest going for something like this purple dress I found from Red Dress Boutique! The color screams fall & is not like any other color I personally own in my closet. The cape detail is so gorgeous & I can promise you will be standing out amongst the rest of the attendees. To add an extra flare, I paired it with my favorite nude pumps & leopard clutch [which I carry all the time]. If you prefer open toe heels, those are definitely acceptable, even if it is fall/winter! Oh & if this orchid purple is not for you, it also comes in a few others [red,black, etc.]! I will link them at the bottom of this post for to help ya out!
Any who, I personally would wear my hair down & curly [like above] with some big volume. You know us Texas girl love a good hair tease 😉 You could also add some fun earrings to add an extra statement, but I would stray away from a necklace, as the dress does already does the talking.
What are your favorite styles to wear to a fall or winter wedding?
Thanks to Red Dress Boutique for this collaboration. All opinions are my own.
Looking back on the weddings Austin & I have been a part of the past year or so, I truly think the couples showers were some of the most special events. When I sprung this idea on my parents they were honestly clueless & confused. They kept saying that when they were our age boys did not attend showers. My dad & stepdad were so confused they did not think they should attend. Haha. I told them otherwise, though. 😉
Any who, when the time came, my sweet BFF, who happens to be my MOH, offered to throw Austin & I a couples shower! We were ecstatic & so honored. The shower was absolutely perfect! From the fiesta theme, to every little detail Taylor thought of. Oh & let me tell ya, the cake she had made was honestly one of the best cakes I’ve ever had. Yum! My mouth is watering while I am typing this. 😉
If you are a bride-to-be or planning on being in the near future, and someone offers to throw you & your loved one a couples shower, I would definitely recommend taking them up on it! It was so fun having Austin be a part of a shower, since the rest are typically with just women. And having his groomsmen there made it even more special. Oh & if you are a single friend or bridesmaid/groomsmen, yes you can still attend the shower. I had several people ask me if they should come since they do not have a significant other. The answer is YES! We stuck to just inviting our parents & our friends in the bridal party, as we did not want the shower to be too big. The turnout was a great size & was a fun way to kick off the celebrations leading up to Austin & I’s big day!
Thanks to Taylor & her momma for making this shower absolutely perfect! Austin & I will cherish the memories forever. Oh & I am counting down the days until I get to spoil & shower you! 😉
Thanks for stopping by & happy #WeddingWednesday 🙂
Also, thanks to Red Dress Boutique for the precious romper. All opinions are my own.