Our ceremony was an hour and forty minutes of bliss. Seriously. Shortest Catholic wedding ever according to my cousins. From the moment the first Curtis Stephan song played until the last it was like I was floating on a cloud. Focusing on Jacob as I walked down the aisle, only looking at him and seeing him choke back the tears that were threatening to spill over was like I was in my favorite movie, Father of the Bride. Every part of the ceremony was perfect- the music by the talented St. Ann musicians, the mass and homily given by the awesome Fr. Edwin Leonard, saying the vows of “for better or worse and in sickness and health”, listening to my sisters sing How Beautiful and Ave Maria, the kiss, and that hug from my class after the wedding. It was all perfect.
Many times since then I have walked through this perfect sacramental ceremony in my head and there is absolutely nothing that I would change. Well, I guess, the only thing would be to have my dad there. But, he was. I know it.
Welcome to the best day of my life so far. The day that I got to marry my best friend and partner in crime, Mr. Jacob Combo. It was a gorgeous June 22 and the weather really was perfect. It was hot but not too hot. Everything was so smooth that morning and everyone played by the rule of ‘No bothering the bride’. Then again, I had so many wonderful people helping me… my family, friends, and awesome wedding coordinator-Kailey. Thanks to the Ruedi family for letting us get ready at their house and to my aunts for providing lunch. It really was the perfect morning complete with a sing-a-long Going to the Chapel moment.
Stay tuned for pictures from the wedding ceremony and reception…
Pictures are by Amy Watson Photography (seriously, if you need a wedding photographer, they are pretty amazing!)
When I first put this jumpsuit on after I got home from the store, I had every intention of wearing it on the plane to Italy for our honeymoon. I knew full well that I would probably look back at this super trendy outfit and be like, “what the heck am I wearing?” but I didn’t care, this was going to be the most comfy plane outfit ever. Then, I walked out of my room and modeled for my (then) fiance. He did not understand this outfit and thought it looked a little like footsie pajamas without the feet or rather, that I was going to be jumping OUT of the plane. I was not to be discouraged. However when we saw my mom later and I mentioned what I was wearing, she scared me by talking about going to the little bathroom in the airplane with maybe some ‘non-toilet aim-ers’, and having to completely strip down with turbulance. Needless to say, after that, I decided this maybe wasn’t the best option for travel, but it still is the best option for a comfort calling summer play day.
This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Texas Style Council conference for bloggers and others. Overall, it was pretty incredible and I met some awesome women who I am excited to stay in contact with. In the beginning, it was quite uncomfortable, especially not knowing anyone, but after lunch in the hotel restaurant, by myself, (I kept thinking that this is like a very expensive middle school bathroom where one would eat alone), I pushed through and had the opportunity to meet some awesome ladies. I met the lovely Amber from VenzEdits and RewardStyle (SO nice, I was like- can we be friends?), Kendi from Kendi Everyday, and Mara from M loves M. They were all so wonderful and full of advice for a starting blogger like me. I came home with a lot of tips, ideas, and purpose. I will definitely be going to more blogging conferences in the future.
Photos are by Angela Wynn Photography
Jumpsuit: Forever 21 (sold out, similar), Shoes: Vince Camuto (old, similar), Purse: Modalu London (similar), Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Stella and Dot, Sunnies: Coach
Girls’ night was a success. My friends Lindsey, Angela Wynn, and I all went to dinner in the Shops of Legacy a few weeks ago. We talked, laughed, ate yummy French desserts, and took blog pictures. It was such a successful night that we are making it a monthly date. (Two weeks from now can’t come soon enough!) I think this outfit was a good choice to wear to this particular girls’ night out… it’s cute, fun, and it dried quickly in the rain. Flats were the only option because of all the rain, but it worked for our casual night out. What would you wear on a girls night out?
Fabulous photos by Angela Wynn Photography
Shirt: H&M (old, similar), Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Target, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Christina Link: Stella and Dot, Renegade: Stella and Dot
P.S. You can now shop online at www.hm.com! Dangerous…