weddings

Le Fleur

If you follow me on Pinterest you’ve probably noticed my new obsession – flowers. More specifically – wedding flowers (mostly as those are most prevalent over on Pinterest…) There’s just something so creative and artistic about floral arrangements – I can’t get enough!

Maybe I’ll take up floristry as a hobby, is that a thing?? I mean – I made the wildflower bouquets for Kelsey’s wedding, clearly I’m a pro at this 😉  

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xoxCrissie

Rental Assistance

I’m heading to a wedding this month and thought it would be fun to turn to Rent the Runway for my attire. Of course, I then became overwhelmed by all the options… and had about a million favorites.
I seriously need help….

What do you think? Coral or blue? Long or short? Help, help, help!

xoxCrissie

INVITATIONS PREVIEW

Today we mailed out our (Clayton and Kelsey’s) wedding invitations! Still can’t show all of them since, well, it’s Sunday and the mail hasn’t even been picked up yet… but soon! Here’s a sneak peek!

Dear Obama, please attend! That would pretty much make my life. Thanks!



Clayton and Kelsey- Engagement Photos

Happy Friday! Here’s a little Christmas Eve treat- Kelsey and Clayton’s engagement pictures.
Taken by Clayton’s Best Man the talented Mr Jesse Garrison who did a beautiful job of capturing their silly sweetness. Don’t you think?

Love you sister and brother-in-law to be! 

Will you be my bridesmaid?

As many of you probably imagined, I’m going to be a DIY bride… to every extent possible. I’m really hoping to do invites and save-the-dates entirely DIY– along with decorations, thank-yous, etc.

This is for two reasons. 1) Our budget. I want an awesome wedding… but we’re 23 and 25 and footing most of the bill entirely on our own. and most importantly 2) We want our wedding to be US, first and foremost. And cookie-cutter invites are definitely not me.
But I haven’t even started thinking about invitations (okay that’s a partial lie). However, asking my bridesmaids to be in the wedding? Done and done. I wanted to ask in a really sweet and personal way. We decided on 5 attendants each– it worked out perfectly. Clayton has Jesse, his best friend from college, as his best man, and then Mike and Brenton, his two high school besties, plus his two best friends and film buddies from NYC, Justyn and Christopher.
Crissie is obviously my maid-of-honor (and well on her way to becoming a professional maid-of-honor). Then I have my two besties from college– Juliana and Sarah — and, of course, Clayton’s two younger sisters, Livi and Hannah.
So I bought 4 bridesmaid books and one maid-of-honor book and then composed 5 lovely notes, asking each girl to please be my bridesmaid.

The wrapping paper I used was actually leftover scraps of the paper we bought to wrap Meghan and Mike’s wedding present.
The cards came out perfectly!! Even without a paper-cutter… which I really should invest in. Or maybe register for? (No, I need it before then!!) Most importantly, I want each bridesmaid to feel unique throughout this experience. This is why each girl will wear a different dress in multiple colors, and choose own accessories– but now I am infringing on an upcoming post. Crissie is a genius. I’ll leave it at that. 🙂




Wedding Wednesday- Kelsey’s Colors

We are in full force planning mode here right now– picking colors, dresses, venues….! Luckily I get to do all the fun stuff- like collecting pictures for inspiration and designing flower girl dresses {more to come on that front…} while Kelsey {and Mom} have to struggle with the guest list and accommodations… Here’s the first look at Kelsey’s wedding inspiration–



I’M ENGAGED

Hello all!!
Yesterday my boyfriend (or fiance I suppose…) asked me to marry him! Yes! I am engaged! Engaged engaged engaged engaged!!! Prepare for massive wedding planning and over-posting and a crazy DIY bride! And, of course, I’ve already asked Crissie to be my Maid-of-Honor.
(showing off my bling)



I can’t even begin to express how happy I am! And the ring is amazing. It’s his great-grandmother’s from the 1920s. It actually hurts my finger a little because it is so heavy. I guess I just have to get used to wearing a massive diamond on my left hand. I think I can deal 🙂

What Happens at the Lake…

I usually roll my eyes when people use the “What happens in Vegas…” cliche. But this is just too cute–

And as I am currently attending a lake-side wedding, it seems only appropriate. 
Check out all of this sweet wedding on Style Me Pretty:
FYI- I’m in love with this couple and may or may not wish they were my new best friends… (sorry Meghan and Mike….) 😉

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