Wedding: How I asked my bridesmaids…

I’m back!

I never intended on taking such a long break from this blog. Life just happened and I apologize for that. I’ve taken this time to focus on what drives me and reevaluate my direction here as a blogger. For all those that continue to stick by me, thank you.

I am so excited to share all things WEDDING in the coming months. Up first, how I asked my bridesmaids…

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I sat on this for an entire month because I knew I wanted to find a unique way to pop the question to my best girls. I ended up ordering custom wine bottle labels from Label of Love. Because each one of my bridesmaids is unique in their own way, I was able to customize sayings on how each girl has touched my life. In addition to the saying, our wedding date and location were on each label and the amazing girls behind the business even incorporated our wedding colors, blush, ivory, and gold.

 The whole process was extremely easy. I went down to Trader Joe’s and bought wine, and then took each bottle home and soaked it in water with 2 tbsp of baking soda. The baking soda helped soften the original wine label for removal. Some labels are easier to remove then others, and for the tougher ones we used a razor blade to get all the residue off. Once completely try we placed our custom labels on and DONE. Also, Label of Love is so fab, that if you don’t get the placement right the first time, you can simply peel the label right off and start over.

Thank you Label of Love for creating such a meaningful sentiment for our special day.

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March 13, 2015

We have a DATE and VENUE.

On March 13, 2015, Josh and I are GETTING MARRIED in Malibu, California.

I couldn’t be more excited to marry my best friend.

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This entire process has been completely surreal and something I’ve dreamed of since I was a little girl. Stepping into wedding gowns, picking colors, choosing my best girls to be by my side, interviewing vendors to create our picture perfect day, planning our life as husband and wife. An extra bonus to this whole journey is getting to share it with my sweet girl Landyn. She is so excited for “our wedding”. There is nothing better.

I’ll share more details as we finalize more. You can follow my Pinterest wedding board “Becoming Mrs. Baltimore” to see my inspiration for our “rustic glam” themed wedding.

It’s been years of up’s and down’s for me and I couldn’t feel more confident about Josh and I’s future. I’m SO excited to close my chapter on “life as a single mom” and embark on this journey as one. Life has been good to me.

Our Engagement Update

It’s been an incredible 3 weeks as an engaged women. I’m still on a total high.

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Josh and I have begun searching out venues and are learning SO much. This is completely new territory for the both of us. With each tour and bridal show, we are learning a little bit more about what we want and don’t want and are able to narrow in on our vision. There’s a location near our hometown that has drawn me in from the first time Josh and I first stepped foot on the property just months after dating. I went back there this past weekend as a bride to be, and it all felt so real. I hope we can announce a date and location soon.

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Josh was out of town on business this past weekend and Landyn was with her dad, so my mom packed up her bags and stayed the weekend with me. She showed up Friday afternoon with a stack of wedding magazines and spent the whole weekend helping me get ideas for Josh and I’s special day. We shopped, went out to eat, had heart to heart chats, decorated my house, played hair salon (yes, my mom highlights my hair), toured a wedding venue, and stayed up watching chick flicks and eating ice cream. It’s been forever since we’ve done that. There is nothing like a mother’s love.

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10612549_10154466769720367_5627723777873285591_nRan into this beauty at a Bridal Show. Such a small world and amazing treat. 

So thankful to both of my parents for always loving on me and sharing in my excitement right now. Their support and willingness to give Josh, Landyn and I a wedding is pretty darn awesome. How lucky we are to have their love. Love you Dad and Mom.

More to come…

Wedding Season Style

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 dress c/o Shop Gracie B // clutch and stud earrings c/o Stella & Dot // wedges: Target (similar here) // watch: Michael Kors // charm bracelet: Alex & Ani

You know it’s wedding season when “save the date” cards out number preschool projects on the refrigerator door. Josh and I have a busy summer ahead and I have already starting planning my outfits. For the first wedding in June, I plan on wearing this ivory feminine number. You can never go wrong with neutrals and this Stella & Dot clutch adds the perfect pop of color.

What is your go to wedding ensemble?

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