WEDDING BLISS: THE FIRST LOOK

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When it came to finding “the dress,” I decided to keep a very open mind on our search. I had looked at dresses online, pinned a few I thought I would love but when I tried on this Monique Lhuillier gown, I knew it was the one.  Layers upon layers of soft tulle and chantilly lace lined with silk charmeuse, it felt like heaven wearing this dress.  I wore a cathedral length veil for the ceremony for a little added drama.  Getting Ready-05-5004 GettingReady-04-9700 GettingReady-22-000060380010

Details included these garters, bracelets, Jenny Packham earrings and these Stuart Weitzman heels (I actually wore them *almost the entire night!) My darling Mrs. Box held our wedding rings and made for the prettiest detail shots.  Getting Ready-23-000060550001 Getting Ready-30-0025 Getting Ready-30-9999

Patrick was very particular when it came to finding the perfect tux.  He knew he wanted Navy and found the perfect one at Suit Supply.  First Look-0059FirstLook-5584 000060300008 First Look-000060140015 000060570001

It was that moment where time stood still…

Walking up to see my husband-to-be for the first time was the actual moment it started to feel real.  All day I had a giddy feeling inside, but that moment I felt still, happy, and like nothing else mattered.  We were together and it was going to officially be forever.

Tomorrow is all about the Details…stay tuned.

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photography by Elyse Hall 

WEDDING BLISS: GETTING READY

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I am so excited to finally be sharing all of the details for our wedding with you! Be sure to head over to Style Me Pretty today to see all the details. It’s been almost 4 months since we said ‘I do’ and I only felt it was necessary to relive the wedding for an entire week (be sure to follow #adodweddingweek for behind the scenes pictures on Instagram).  I get teary eyed every time I catch myself scrolling through the pictures on my phone because there was so much love that filled the entire weekend.  After 6 years of dating, I could not have imagined the overwhelming sense of love and compassion that surrounded the day.  To kick off the week, today I am starting with my girls! Getting Ready-15-000060150007Getting Ready-20-9402 Getting Ready-12-9529 Getting Ready-12-9458 Getting Ready-15-000060400013 Getting Ready-15-000060150010Getting Ready-19-000060270002

My oldest and best friends stayed with me the night before the big day. We took a dip in the hot tub, jumped on the beds, listened to our favorite 90s music, and told stories late into the night. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to sleep the night before, so I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect group to be with me! All of the girls arrived early in the morning and the first bottle of champagne was popped! Bridesmaids gifts hung from personalized hangers I made, a gorgeous Eberjey robe and a pair of BaubleBar studs to wear for the day.  I searched high and low for the perfect robes, and thanks to Eberjey we found the perfect something blue for the day. Getting Ready-14-000060240009 Getting Ready-14-000060560008

Instead of exchanging gifts, Patrick and I decided to sit down the night before the wedding and write each other a note. I love how Elyse Hall captured the emotion reading our letters. Getting Ready-016-000060280006Getting Ready-016-5222 Getting Ready-018-000060260005 Getting Ready-018-000060260003Jumping on the bed with my best friends was necessary to get out all of those pre-wedding jitters.

Stay tuned, tomorrow is all about the dress and my favorite moment, the first look.

If you can’t wait until tomorrow, head over to Style Me Pretty for the lots of pictures and wedding bliss!

xox- a dash of details

Photography by Elyse Hall 

* A big, big thanks to Eberjey for the beautiful robes. They made all my bridesmaids feel like a million bucks!

SUMMER IN THE CITY

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This is my second summer in Texas and boy this heat is no joke.  Growing up in a city where the temps exceed what they do in Dallas, the humidity has me running indoors or on vacation.  I have been lucky to travel to some great places this summer to escape the heat.

The one thing that has been coming with me on my travels is my new tote from The Atelier. It’s called the #SummerUniform tote and that is for a reason.  Can you really get any better than Stripes, Sunnies, and a Top Knot?…I think not.  This tote has been by my side in the Hamptons, Palm Beach and San Diego and makes the perfect beach bag that you can pack in your carry on.

Founded in 2013, Melissa Noucas started the Atelier boutique in Philadelphia. The shop is collection of luxe style-inspired stationery, delicate jewelry, accessories and décor featuring her designs and illustrations. She has a great eye for style and simple, clean design and if we had the chance to meet in person,I think we would be best friends.

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#SummerUniform Tote (c/o) / J.Crew Denim Dress (old/almost identical) / Striped Long Sleeve Shirt / White Sandals (extra 30% off use-GREATSALE) / Gorjana Earrings (c/o)

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