Weekending – Checking Off the Wedding List

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Welcome back Monday.  I am currently working on my four day weekend.  Seriously though it still doesn’t feel like enough time.  I honestly never thought that all these final Wedding details would be so time consuming but it felt like that is where my last few days have been spent…..that and packing.  I am determined not to let this month fly by without making it feel like Christmas. Sometimes when it is in the 80’s in December you really have to make an effort to do things that put you in the holiday spirit.  I have officially changed my car listening over to the Holly station and trying to get a few decorating pieces up in between the packing boxes.  Linking up with Biana and Meghan!

Friday I went to discuss and had my consultation with my amazing friend Jesse who has been doing my hair for years.  Actually she does two of my bridesmaids as well.  All I have to say is airbrush makeup is for real.

 Mark and I met one of our favorite couples over at Eddie V’s.

I considered it a small victory that I got out of the house and away from sitting on the couch with wine watching netflix gilmore girls……I have a problem.  Side note.  I am going to miss my wood floors and perfect blogging outfit picture corner.  I still haven’t picked out my next location in the new digs…..I mean it needs ample space and good lighting am I right?

Dress similar with leather accent | Necklace (sold out) similar | Heels

Saturday we woke up bright and early to meet Mark’s jeweler to pick out our wedding gifts.  I am so pumped because after months of searching for Mark the exact watch we were looking for came in.  We picked out our bands (mine completely different then originally planned) and my gift which still gives me butterflies thinking about.  All I can say is thank goodness for the long engagement….plenty of time to save.

That night I came home with strict instructions to pack and not watch gilmore girls.  I pretty much did my assignment but did get sidetracked with this amazing app I found.  It’s from L’Oreal and you take a selfie and then you can apply any of their products so you can see how they look on you.  It’s free.  I’m sorry there goes at least an hour of your life.  No lie I had no makeup on my face before this was added with the app.  (Not sponsored just obsessed)

Pretty blush and lip

Bold Holiday look.   Totally love this lip.

Sunday I was determined to get my invitations finished.  Which also means finalizing guest lists…..cue the dramatic music. Or I should say nails on a chalkboard.  Men attention spans for guest lists is pretty slim.  Make sure they are well fed before you start…..word of advice.  I can’t wait to share them with you when they come in.  I was so pumped with how our Save the Dates turned out, I was definitely going with Minted again.

Then there was more packing.

I caved and bought the cd.  It just felt cliché and girlie enough to be drinking wine, singing taylor swift to myself and bubble wrapping fancy glasses.

Did some more Christmas shopping…..a little for myself.  Love them.  The heel is the most perfect height.  Also picked up the sweetest night sleeping set and these affordable amazing Kate Spade dupes for a fraction of the price polka dot tech gloves.

Finally bring on the peppermint everything……who needs a wedding diet.

I hope you had a great weekend!  I also spent some time this weekend reading some of the vintage Wedding books my mother gave me when I was engaged.  It is so funny how so many things change but yet some traditions remain true.

Don’t forget the last day to enter my fabulous blog anniversary giveaway!!

How was  your Weekend?  What wedding gifts did you get for your significant other?  Make sure to check back tomorrow for the products I’m digging lately!  xoxoxoxoxo

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52 responses to “Weekending – Checking Off the Wedding List”

  1. Stacy G says:

    That App is so cool! I am about to cave and buy that cd soon too lol. I can’t remember the last time I bought CD… and stop is that peppermint cheesecake?? I wanted to let you know I finally got a pure barre dvd and I LOVE it. xo Happy Monday!!

  2. Kay R. says:

    Yay for checking things off that list and wow that app is too cool! Also that cheesecake looks divine!

  3. Jenn says:

    Go you for being productive, despite not wanting to haha. Air brush make-up IS for real and it’s amaaaaaaazing!!!! Ahh the joys of doing the guest list–that was slightly stressful for us, too, but once it’s done, you’re good. Minted has some awesome invitations–can’t wait to see what you chose (if you share!)
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you find a perfect outfit selfie spot in your new place!! lol

  4. Stuck in the craziness that is packing I don’t blame you for getting the T.Swift CD LOL!! I can’t wait to see how the invitations turn out – I’m sure they are going to be beautiful and finding a new picture spot is seriously hard…I have the worst ones in our current place LOL!! A wedding gift that has you dreaming…can’t wait to see what it is!! Happy Monday love! xo

  5. Sounds you had a very productive weekend. I ‘m sure you are getting more and more excited as the day draws near. Have a great week!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  6. What a great weekend! I’ve never been to Eddie V’s but I heard it’s amazing! And I totally downloaded that L’Oreal app now. Can’t wait to try it out!! Obsessed with your new boots. Like, literally obsessed! Happy Monday love!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

  7. Sounds like you had a super productive weekend! Way to get things checked of the wedding list! Can’t wait to see what your band looks like, and this gift that you speak of!! That app sounds dangerous, but I might have to check it out!

  8. Running to download that L’Oreal app now…those pictures look great, I can’t believe it’s all the magic of the app!

  9. that steak and lobster tartare is the bestest! of course the first thing i comment on is food. anyway. that app sounds terribly addicting and i can’t wait to try it. ah moving! the worst thing on the planet. i’ve done it too much lately i hear you sister! xo

    cheshirekatblog.com

  10. P!nky says:

    Way to be productive this weekend, lady! Aren’t hair and makeup trials the bestestest?!?!

    Can’t wait to see the save the dates and invites and yes, the guest list is not the most fun thing in the world. But once it’s done, you’ll feel great, just don’t second guess yourself. Enjoy that it’s done!

    I still need the Tswift CD…

  11. Allison says:

    I love everything you accomplished this weekend – you are SO gorgeous and I’m loving those different makeup looks. I’m also very partial to Dolce Vita shoes/everything, and those boots are legitimate (I feel like a double creep because I totally loved them on Insta, and now am gushing via blog comment.. oh well!). Can’t wait to see your invitations and keep reading about all your planning!
    Cheesecake is excluded from diets – known fact, particularly when it’s peppermint/seasonal ;)

  12. What a fun app, being able to try it all out first. Some T-Swift makes packing a little more bearable. Love the nude pumps and your purple dress. Fierce!

  13. Ashley says:

    Those boots are so chic! Love the heel height. We’re using Minted for our invitations too. Need to get on that…!

  14. Awe, what a fun weekend of wedding planning! I’m glad it’s all coming along well for you – I can’t wait to see your invitations! I’m curious now what your wedding gift is. :) I bought Ryan a Citizen watch, and I received a diamond bracelet from him that he consulted with my mom on so I was able to wear it on our wedding day. Something I’ll definitely treasure forever!

  15. Nicole says:

    Looks like such a lovely weekend! You look gorgeous!
    xo ClassToCloset

  16. Oh girl, my wedding band come out completely differently than I had planned, too! It’s crazy when you try them on and see it next to your engagement ring, and realize what you thought would look good… Doesn’t.

  17. Joey says:

    THAT APP!! How cool! I know what you mean about having to find a new picture corner!! It’ll work out in the new home, promise!

  18. I can’t wait to see your invites and your gifts! I am so living vicariously through you! Amazing weekend shopping, too! I need to hunt down those gloves asap!

  19. Courtney B says:

    What a bussssssssy weekend!! But everything is falling into place and it’s so exciting!! can’t wait to see your new place ;) and your gifts. I’m so intrigued!
    Cheesecake Factory, my fave!! Unfortunately (or probably fortunately…. for my backside) the closet one is 3 hours away. Ugh!

  20. Mree says:

    I so need to check out that app!! Looking forward to seeing your wedding gifts. I’m sure they are amazing.

  21. Wedding gifts?! I didn’t know about this, therefore I didn’t receive one. Boo to Chris. Just kidding. Love the bold holiday look that you created with that app, and your new boots. My sister who got married in Palm Beach had air brush makeup done and it looked fab. Definitely a good idea if you’re getting married some place warm. I’m glad that you had a fun and productive weekend. I hope that you are having a good day so far too! :-)

  22. Jillian says:

    yah! im excited to see what wedding bands you picked out! and dont worry — everything: the packing and the wedding planning will alll get done! but it is pretty awesome when it’s finished and you get to enjoy the BIG day! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  23. what a cool app!! and you have been BUSY!!

  24. what a weekend! You sure were a busy girl!!! Love the makeup too! Very pretty!

  25. Julia says:

    Wow that app is amazing! I could see myself losing an hour to that! Sounds like you are making some serious progress on wedding details, so exciting! Love those boots!!

  26. you were so busy! It looks like everything is coming together! Also, that app?! I am going to become obsessed with it :)

  27. Rebecca Jo says:

    You don’t need a wedding diet :)
    I love a gal who can pull of bold red lips – so hot!

  28. Airbrush makeup is ahhhmazing! You’ll be amazed how long is lasts and it looks flawless :-D

    And pffft you do not need a wedding diet, you look fabulous!

  29. Looks like you had such a great weekend. And, you got so much done! Congrats, girl! That app looks really cool. I may have to try it.

    -Claire
    http://www.fashionandfeathers.com

  30. Kristen says:

    ugh guest lists. seriously KC had zero attention span and then he’d be like ‘did you invite this person?’ or ‘oh i just told them they were invited’ and he drove me batty.
    your little photo corner needs to be replicated in the new digs. I wish I had a corner with good lighting and a proper mirror. one day…
    also yes air brush makeup is the shit and lasts allll night through all the drinking and dancing, i know from experience for reals.

  31. Guest list is the BANE OF MY EXISTENCE right now!!

    Air brush makeup…good to know!!

  32. I’ll take a piece of that peppermint cheesecake please!!! This is such an exciting time for you – the wedding is seriously right around the corner! And now I’m off to download that app… and waste way too much time!

  33. Oh my gosh, that app! How cool is that! Welp, I’m going to have to go get that cheesecake soon… Glad you had a good weekend :)

  34. That’s a neat app and I will be wasting at least an hour of my life before barre tonight playing with it. I can’t wait to see your invitations I’m sure they’re gorgeous!

    xoxo,
    Meghan
    Southern Belle Secrets

  35. Dolce Vita is like my new favorite brand, I pretty much love everything they have. And now i want to go waste some time playing with that makeup app.

  36. I just got the TSwift cd as well…I completely love it and totally feel fourteen hehe!

  37. brooke lyn says:

    wahhh no gilmore girls?! how rude! who packs anyway?

  38. What a fun APP!!!! Love it!

    Also – Stealing those boots. Like now.

  39. Soooo much going on in your life! Very exciting! The Big Day will be here before you know it!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifetyle.blogspot.com

  40. ohh looks like you have some exciting times coming up! and love your purple dress here!

  41. Peppermint cheesecake? Dies…….

    Looks like you have lots going on between final planning and packing and Christmas! I always buy Christmas presents for myself while shopping for others, oops!

  42. Meg Taylor says:

    You are one heck of a busy lady!!! I got married in September and moved from CT to SC in June, so I know EXACTLY how you are feeling!!! I love your Save the Dates. We did EVERYTHING through Minted and I could not be happier! Also, I host a Wedding Wednesday link up that you should totally join in with each week as you keep planning :) Can’t wait to follow along with your adventures!!

  43. You got a lot accomplished! OMG I’d rather have a tooth pulled without meds before having to make a guest list again with my husband. It was almost a deal breaker getting him to focus haha. Barre keeps you skinny mini so enjoy that peppermint goodness. And please tell me how you get such great lighting in a room at night!?

  44. Oh the cheesecake. After the weekend I had I need all the greens I can get right now. And I really don’t blame you for caving on T.Swift. That CD is fantastic.
    And yes, my hubby couldn’t care less about the guest list. His mom had more of an opinion though. (Oui!).

  45. Brooke says:

    Wow, you have been so busy, but it must be exciting times!! That app looks so cool. I love the bold holiday lip colour. So funny what you said about the wedding invitations. My boyfriend is the opposite. You should see his Christmas card list! He’s hardcore and gets so into it. I can’t imagine what the wedding planning will be like if we ever decide to get married haha

  46. Gorgeous! Love that purple dress! Looks like you have some exciting times heading your way!! xo

  47. Brianne says:

    This morning was one of those where I needed endless coffee…wherever I work next there needs to be a coffee pot available to me at all times.

  48. she’s making a list; checking it twice! gahhh i can only imagine the struggle of the guest list. i keep putting ours off.

    and omg that makeup app is too cool!!

  49. Emily says:

    Cute boots and sounds like a fun weekend! I’ve heard great things about Eddie V’s. I have to check out that makeup app…perfect to kill boredom time.

  50. Mmmmm…. peppermint dessert. I couldn’t imagine Christmas in the 80’s! That’s insane! I agree, airbrush makeup is the bomb. Is that what your getting for your wedding? If I could have my makeup done every day, I totally would! Can’t wait to see/hear more about those wedding gifts! Sounds amazing! How many more days until the big day?!?!

  51. Teh Megan says:

    NOMNOMNOM cheesecake factory!! I miss being able to walk in and get a piece to go. My faaavvveee was the pineapple-upside down cake cheesecake.

    And yes to all the peppermint chocolate things. I learned this week that starbucks has a peppermint mocha frap. Hello new summertime order…..

  52. Miche says:

    I’ve been super into gilmore girls over the past few days. I didn’t watch it when it first came out but there is something so sweet about it!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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