I’m so sorry for disappearing the last couple of days – wedding errands sort of took over and I lost track of time. But it was productive! I found a veil and got ties for the boys, Ryan and I bought our wedding bands, had a gelato tasting (yes we’re serving gelato at our December wedding, because as far as I’m concerned it’s always the right season for ice cream), and finally picked the songs for our wedding ceremony. It feels like we’d be engaged forever, and now our wedding is just around the corner!

This weekend I’ll be checking some more things off the wedding to do list, but first let me leave you with some fun links. Have a happy weekend everyone!

Downtown from behind, via A Cup of Jo.

Red lips and big hair. Love. It.

30/30/30 – could you do it? via Design for Mankind

I’m already plotting how I’m going to cut my hair after the wedding. Maybe something like this?

How about golden ballerina shoes with your wedding dress?

New old frames. I want them all!

Gorgeous invites by Rosebrook Meyer, via Brooklyn Bride.

Some more pics from our engagement shoot!

Under the Tuscan sun (how awesome is the back of that dress?).

Simple little gift for your groom.

Not sure how much longer I’ll be able to hold out on buying an iPad.

Black and white and yellow will always be a favorite of mine.


Album and art piece in one.

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We’re at that phase of wedding planning where lots of little things that you never even thought about before are coming up, like what shoes should the flower girls wear… and what shoes should the bride wear… (can you believe I don’t have shoes yet?). It’s the sort of stuff that teeters between totally fun and stupidly stressful, so I’m doing my best to maintain the fun mindset, but I’m also really excited about getting away this weekend – three of my favorite ladies are taking me to Carmel for a pre-wedding girls’ getaway! These are my best friends since high school, and I feel so lucky that they’re part of my life, and I know that (even if it rains all weekend) we’ll have a blast. Anyone else have fun weekend plans?

Adorable save-the-date.

Breathtaking autumn leaves.

I could stare at this for hours, too.

Jackie the bride. That dress!

You & Me.

Get in the holiday spirit with Gifted and this North Pole card, via Simple + Pretty.

And this glittery dress.

Beautifully simple calendar.

These crystal trays are nothing short of fabulous! via Oh Joy

Love this Ritzy Bee Thanksgiving table.

Pretty French papers.

Easy as pie.

I can’t wait for the Mrs. Shoppe!

Mocktails with Kate Spade, via Lovely Morning.

Boardwalk Empire.

Beautiful metallic inspiration.

Congrats to Nole and Juli on the launch of United With Love!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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By the time you guys are reading this I’ll be out of town without internet access, but I wanted to get a Halloween weekend post ready ahead of time for you! Any fun plans this weekend? Trick-or-treating?

Competitive piggy bank.

Gorgeous glittery pumpkins.


A spaceship junkyard and a rainbow forest.

Eyelash jewelry? via seesaw

Snowflake font for your holiday greetings.

Love this glam dress!

Alternative engagement rings (any of them look familiar?).

A little bird told me…

Everyone have a Happy Halloween!

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Today I have a lunch date with the fashionable Anne from The City Sage, which is such a nice way to start the weekend (Anne styled these glam photos). Then I think Saturday will probably involve stuffing envelopes (our loved ones probably think the wedding is off since our invitations are so late, but I promise, they’re on their way) while watching disc one of Lonesome Dove (my honey somehow sneaked that to the top of our Netflix queue) and eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh! And I have a fun new toy that I’m super excited to try out – maybe I’ll take at least one shot worth sharing. What are you up to this weekend?

Some lovely links for your Friday!

If I call you darling, will you make me pancakes?

Adding this pretty to my Christmas list.

Pocket size programs.

Five excellent tips from a wedding photographer.

Barton’s bonbonierre darlingest little tin.

White chocolate tiramisu trifle with spiced pears. In my tummy please.

Mr. and Mrs. Honeymoon.

$7.4 million stamp?!

So excited about The Commission Project. What would you have painted?

Joyful mouthful of rice.

Anyone know where a girl can find this J.Crew clutch? Gold or silver, please. Thank you.

Inspired by the opening credits from Dr. Strangelove.

And don’t forget to vote for your favorite finalist in the A Bryan Photo contest!

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

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The countdown to our wedding day is going faster by the minute! With wedding To Do’s, blog To Do’s, and just regular life To Do’s, it’s starting to feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. It’s wonderful and crazy-making at the same time. So, if you’re getting married before the end of the year, and feeling a little nuts, I thought I’d share these words of wisdom from an email my friend Meg wrote to me recently:

First. No new projects ’til after the wedding!
Second. You have to let some stuff go and prioritize. Write out your wedding list, cross out what you can, ask for HELP on the rest.
Third. Take a nap.
Seriously. This is a tough time, you’re in the homestretch, you have to aggressively practice self care.

My godmothers are hosting a bridal shower for me this weekend, and both of my sisters have flown in for it, which has just made my week. Not only don’t I get to see them often enough, but my older sister has a bun in the oven that’s due (get this) on our wedding day. I’d say that’s pretty much a guarantee she’ll have more important things to do that day, so I’m really glad she was able to make it for the shower (she also brought my two nephews with her, so I get to hang out with them; plus the littler one likes to brush my hair which is always okay with me).

How are you spending your weekend? How about some fun links first?

Don’t you love seeing the journey of this jewel?

13 days of Halloween.

Love this chicken‘s hairdo.

Disco ball staircase.

Drooling over the packaging on this vintage French chocolate box.

Why aren’t you wearing a dress?

Especially this dress!

These Winnie-the-Pooh stamps are the sweetest thing.

Wish this dress lived in my closet.

Calendar swap!

Is that marshmallow I see?

It’s 85-degrees here, but if it’s fall where you are (I’m jealous), some October things to do.

$9 wedding dress. That’s right, nine dollars.

Have a happy weekend everyone!

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