Friday, June 29, 2012


It's happening.  It's all happening!

Last night, my bff {J} and I picked up one of the bridesmaids at airport {the one who introduced M and I!} while three others arrived at J's house.  My sister {MOH} and niece arrived three days ago.  The bridesmaid brunch is in t-minus 3 hrs. 

It's all happening!

I can't believe that my wedding is tomorrow.  This planning period has gone by so viciously quickly considered I had to wait four and a half years for that ring!

I plan to try and remain calm, cry as little as possible, soak in every moment and of course drink champagne at every turn and opportunity!  I can't wait to get back and do a plethora of wedding posts.  

Until then...enjoy these clips.  Some of my favorite movie weddings {and one TV wedding}:

The Other Sister

Father of the Bride

Sixteen Candles

The Princess Bride

The Office {I can't even watch this without bawling!}

At last.... -Sarah

Saturday, June 23, 2012


So far, I think my invites have been my favorite thing about my wedding.  We wanted something classic and formal but with a modern feel.

I found a fabulous Etsy shop: Invita Paper Studio and chose a design from the Twine Collection:  Love Always.  {our actual invites are the example!}  Up until that point we knew our wedding colors were black and white but had yet to choose an accent color.  Based on one of Invita's sample we went with khaki and it turned out beautifully.  I loved the detail of the baker's twine and little tag.  Take a look:

{The whole package!}

{All of our pieces:  invite, rsvp and info card}

Adriana {the designer} was so wonderful to work with.  We wanted to do addressing from the computer to save time and gray hairs.  I emailed Adriana to ask for the names of the font and she replied with the actual fonts attached!  I was so excited that everything in the invite suite matched perfectly!  
{The final outer envelope...front and back}

{All ready for the post office!!!}

One week until my wedding! -Sarah

Thursday, June 21, 2012


It's the final countdown!!!  My wedding is in 9 days!!!  We are officially on the 10-day forescast:
*keep your fingers crossed that this maintains.

I've picked up a few last minute items {some good deals, some splurges}...honestly, between my bachelorette party and the honeymoon this month has just been a free for all spending-wise.  I'll have to be a penny pincher in my married life.  

This is one of those deals too good to pass up.  I recently saw this gorgeous lace peplum top at Banana Republic and couldn't justify the $79.50 price tag.  Luckily my mom and I popped in last night and I found this jewel on the sale rack for $39.99 and I had a 40% off coupon for Secret Sale Wednesday - $23.99...I'll take it!
And look at this precious detail in the back.

LuckyBrand has some absolutely amazing tops with a light hippy feel.  Mom and I were oogling over so many of their items but not quite the price tags.  Feeling forlorn, we scooted into Belk and low and behold....Lucky on sale!!!  
Couldn't decide between these two but ended up going with the navy because the other one was very similar to this top I already have and love.  
Originally $89.50, On sale for $53.70 (plus tax, minus a store credit...I paid $6.22!)

This was a wedding-fueled splurge!  I've been eyeing this Kate Spade necklace ever since M put a ring on my finger.

 I plan on wearing it daily on the honeymoon - part of my light packing plan:  minimal jewelry.  
Who doesn't love the packing details?

Any good finds lately? -Sarah

Monday, June 11, 2012


It's that time ladies - Stephanie Johnson's Friends & Family sale - 40% off {use code SJFriends}!!  This puppy ends tomorrow!  

I recently invested in some toiletry and cosmetic bags as I was trying to re-vamp my travel routine in preparation for the Vegas bachelorette party and my honeymoon!  Sadly, the bags just weren't the right size for my needs so I returned them.  I was totes bummed  because I loved how thick and slightly padded the bags were not to mention how cute!

I ordered:
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My favorite was the mini pouch.  It is a great size to fill with bandaids, medicine, chapstick, etc. and  throw in a big purse or travel tote.  Now that it's 40% off, I may have to reinvest.  :)  I have also been eyeing this brush case for almost a year!

Which SJ bags would you order? -Sarah


In 2009, the classic retailer Lands End (maker of wonderful canvas bags and such) launched a more fashion forward line titled Lands End Canvas.  I've never given it much thought, but decided to finally check it out.  There are some great items at quite reasonable prices - here are some of my picks:

Warning:  It's about to get nautical up in here...

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Any experience with this line? -Sarah

Tuesday, June 05, 2012


I've seen Bauble Bar featured all over the blogosphere and I have yet to really check it out.  I finally took the time to peruse the site and was oogling over these goodies:

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1. Love this trend - very similar to the one I picked up from Francesca's 
5. You know how I feel about anchors ...
8. I wish I had ordered this in time for my honeymoon!
9. J.Crew look for less anyone!?

I was really relieved to see how low the prices were - they are very reasonable.  And if you sign up you earn 100 Bauble Points aka $10 off an order!  Use this link!

Which bauble would you buy? -Sarah