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sip, sip HOORAY! engagement party

Throwing themed parties is one of my favorite things to do. We had decided at brunch a few weeks ago to throw a chambray and champagne party…and then Susan got engaged so it obviously became her engagement celebration…but we all still showed up in¬†chambray!
champagne bridal shower

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Today marks our three wedding anniversary. I cannot believe it!
This year has been a big lesson in patience and perseverance for us both. With the busyness our jobs, house hunting, each other…lots of patience. But I wouldn’t change a thing.
People are always quick to tell you that marriage is hard. (OMG IT IS.) But its also amazing to do life with your best friend and build your own family.


Happy that this one is my plus one for life.LindJordWeb-571

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What to wear to a Wedding in Miami!

I am back with awesome suggestions from Rent the Runway for a wedding in Miami this summer. While I have to say I’m particular to California beaches growing up there, Florida has never been the slight bit enticing to me. But one of my dearest friends is from Miami and non-stop raves about it, so I’ve given it bit more of a chance. That is until the heat and humidity starts getting to me ūüėČ

One thing about¬†Miami is that you are never overdressed! Miami women are extraordinary dressers, not afraid of color, patterns or textures and always in heels. I’ve picked out a few things that no matter your comfort level with color would help make you fit right in with the Miami crowd. Remember to pack your heels and big chunky jewelry to pair with these dresses and you’ll look like a local!

One of the best things about Rent the Runway is you can experiment with your style and you aren’t stuck with something if you don’t like it, or if you aren’t going to have another opportunity to wear it. You might be color or pattern shy but just want to try it for a night, and Rent the Runway can help!

Miami Wedding Style

Cubist Print Sheath / Milly, rent $65, retail $385
Sutache Shift / Lilly Pulitzer, rent $45, retail $198
Waylen Jumpsuit / BCBGMAXAZRIA, rent $50, retail $228

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What to wear to a Nantucket Wedding

Continuing with our what to wear wedding series I’m excited to show these dresses from Rent the Runway. These dresses are perfect for a New England summer wedding and especially perfect if you get to spend a little time in Nantucket. Nantucket Wedding Style Parker Palm Shift / Lilly Pulitzer $40 rental, $198 retail

Ashley Dress / Cynthia Rowley $70 rental , $398 retail

Walk Like an Egyptian Dress / Trina Turk $45 rental, $348 retail

If you haven’t used Rent the Runway before let me tell you a little about this neat company! Rent the Runway brings high fashion to you for a fraction of the price. You can rent for either 4 or 8 days and they send two sizes of your dress (or other item) to you. They have the best customer service, I was literally so pleased when I needed to change something on an upcoming order, they were so fast and changed what I needed with no questions asked! It’s great not only because you can try out dresses that you perhaps couldn’t afford (or rationalize) and it doesn’t clog your closet. I hate wearing formal dresses to multiple events because your pictures all look the same. If you haven’t ordered from them before I suggest you give it a chance, especially if you have lots of weddings to attend this summer!

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What to wear to a Napa Wedding

Wedding season is in full swing! If you are going as a guest this summer you might be dragging your feet deciding what to buy or re-wear but I am excited to start a series with suggestions that are not only stunning but affordable! Rent the Runway is a fantastic way to spruce up your wardrobe, and if you are like me, add some variety without guilt! The dresses are so impressive and all have a huge retail price and you can rent them for just a fraction of the price!

Get $25 off your first rental of $75+ with new code FIRSTRTR25X75X

First up is some inspiration for a Napa Wedding. I love a printed maxi for a breezy Napa night. These bright colors are gorgeous for a summer wedding. They are so easy to accessorize and the prints will help you stand out without look over-the-top and tacky. napa wedding style | as GOLD as it gets blog

Hydrangea Garden Maxi / Shosanna $100 rental, $495 retail
Crave You Maxi / Halston Heritage $85 rental, $595 retail
Utopia Maxi / Badgley Mischka $70 rental, $1100 retail

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Wedding Wednesday: Planning the Morning!

It’s cornering in on three years but I never posted about our wedding which is very strange and unlike me but as wedding season approaches full swing I thought I’d share some advice (and pictures).

I don’t know how people have morning weddings but even if you have ¬†a 4pm wedding and think you will a long time to get ready, you won’t. This day will magically go at warp speed! Plan everything with lots of buffer time and as close to you as possible. I originally wanted to go to Philly so my own hairstylist could do my hair but I couldn’t be happier that I didn’t do that for my suburb wedding, it would have just been too much and leaving too much up to chance.
I went to the salon around 9am but forgot my veil! Luckily, a bridesmaid was able to run back to the house but you can’t anticipate a smooth day. I also forgot the presents for the bridal party on the way to the rehearsal. Cue my father-in-law running back for them. So this is also a lesson in having a check-list so you don’t forget important things like veils and presents.

blue wedding shoes + here comes your girl sign sign purchased here
card from jordan bridal bouquet LindJordWeb-33And most of all it’s nice to take a second and talk to your friends, to relax, to just enjoy the day!

monogrammed bridal roberobe purchased here

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our love story

In honor of our three year (dating) anniversary, I wanted to share something my maid of honor and I made the night before the wedding. We wanted something to put on the tables to share a little bit more of our story, we got married really fast (300 days from our first date!) so a lot of our friends and family who lived away didn’t really know the whole sequence of events! We literally found out at about 1am that it was exactly 300 days from our first date to wedding and we were dying laughing – what are the odds?!

our love story

 Happy Anniversary JPS Рeven though you say we have too many to keep track of!