Pretty in Pink
As the writer of Plums and Pearls, my favorite color is not plum or purple but actually pink. I’m dressing my bridesmaids in Dusty Rose and I plan on adding some sort of pink to my wedding invitations. Selecting my floral bouquet, however, is bringing me at odds with my preferred color. After hours of scrolling through Style Me Pretty and Pinterest, I’ve concluded that there is such a thing as too much pink… Wait, I take that back, maybe I’m wrong and that I’ve simply looked at too many pink bouquets in the last week. Yes, these are the types of details that are keeping me up late at night.
The theme that I’ve set for our wedding style is romantic, chic and elegant. I envision lots of white and some touches of gold. While white flowers don’t pop out as much as the pink peonies and roses, I think that the all-white floral arrangement creates a beautiful display that’s soft and timeless.
Glitz and Glam
I’m finding that a lot of wedding bouquets are evolving into artsy arrangements that include gemstones, Swarovski crystals, sequins and fabric petals. They’re all over Etsy and it’s fun to see what new trending ideas are out there in case I decide to go for the nontraditional option. I could always use more sparkle!
Source: Style Me Pretty aka the Wedding Bible
P&P has given me the opportunity to utilize my camera for all things that I love - fashion, food and ...the finer things in life of course! But when it comes to getting my own photos taken by someone else for our Save the Date Cards...anxiety sets in. I wasn’t sure if I could find someone that could understand what I was looking for. I’ve never had to describe to anyone how I like photos taken. I’m really particular. My parents call it picky and difficult. *shrug* Well thankfully, I met Nina from Love and Lemonade, who had the most adorable blog with taste that I felt was very similar to mine. During the photo session, she provided us with direction and her personality put us both at so much ease that we forget about our surroundings - yes, the beautiful surroundings of Malibu. When she sent us our photos, we were completely amazed. Her photography and editing skills are beyond phenomenal and I couldn’t be any happier with the pictures! XOXO, Jovian
Here is my wedding post on shoes. It's a serious blog post. Yes, more serious than the post on DIY Projects. I’m a hopeless romantic type of gal and I’m really determined to find my perfect glass slipper for that Cinderella wedding I’ve imagined my whole life. OK maybe I’m getting a little carried away but I’m realizing that finding the perfect pair of Wedding shoes is not easy. I’ve thrown out the rule that brides must wear white shoes. I like the idea of a bride in her beautiful white classic gown with heels that don’t quite match the dress but perfectly reflect her style. I have a tendency to pick up the pair of shoes with the most sparkles. I love sparkles. I also love bows. Bows or sparkles definitely catch my eye but the problem is there are so many amazing options out there. Even the amazing Black Friday sales and half year promotions can’t pressure me enough to make a decision. I’m still looking but below are the 15 pairs of shoes I’ve saved to my “Wedding Shoes” folder. I love them all and I could really use all 15 but it’s a good thing I’m only planning for 1 wedding.
The holidays always seem to go by too quickly, especially in Los Angeles where Christmas trees are more likely to be met with sunlight than falling snow. This year is particularly significant because 1. We're engaged!!! and 2. I get to bring my FIANCE home to the Bay Area this Christmas! While I'm still getting used to that term, I'm determined to document as many events possible, both big and small, so that I can look back at all the precious moments building up to our special day. Here are the little fun things that are keeping me happy this month. Happy #November and see you on Instagram! XOXO
NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES + LINKS