Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: April Update

Four Months To Go!!
Everything is really coming together - each week brings more little items checked off the list!  We are moving right along and tying up a lot of little loose ends *sigh* the planning is almost done.
It almost seems weird if we come home from work and don't find a package at the door
- Tuxes are reserved
(the surprisingly longest appointment yet...)
- Bridal Accessories are in
- Groom's custom cuff links are in
- Menu Tasting is completed
- Welcome Bags ordered and delivered and welcome bag contents starting to arrive
- The search of the perfect nail polishes for the girls & myself has begun
- Reception décor & extras are ordered
- First meeting with the minster completed and we've started working on the ceremony details
- First Bridal Shower is even done already
My Very First Bridal Shower:
Menu Tasting at The Radnor Hotel:
We missed the big group tasting but had a blast anyway enjoying the delicious food

Tuxedo Shopping:

Mom let me sneak a peek of the finished bridal shower invitations (obsessed) and the last item I will ever order with my current monogram came in - my bridal shower thank you notes! (again, obsessed)

Nail Polish Research:
Blushing Bride is the cutest name! The color inside the bottle, however, is not the cutest.
Bridal Accessories:
Purse is in, Garter is in, Jewelry is in :)
Wedding Flip Flop Project:
One Friday night in later and the flip flops are ready to go

The Project that Never Lasted...
I really thought this was going to be cute - a tissue packet for "tears of joy" - Once I started putting them together I knew it wasn't coming out right - I asked everyone and their comments were worse than the thoughts in my head.. BUT I revisited the idea over the weekend and finished making them
Xo C

Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Favorites

Before we left for Syracuse we brought easter baskets to Grandmom and Grandma - here is Grandmom with hers.
We came home from Syracuse to find Easter baskets waiting!
 We got all our shower gifts put away in the dining room and organized - here's Derek with one of his most favorites - a towel warmer from his mom
When the others got back from brunch we gave Nash his Easter basket
 Here is is sad - because he found all his goodies
 It's always rough the day after the holiday - I was in my bed a little longer than usual - I heard someone turn my fan off and looked up mom was walking in and opening blinds but not talking to me - finally I said "good morning" - she didn't even think I was in the bed!
What a great mail day! Macy's Family & Friend's sale and a Tory Burch coupon!
Mom & Steve before the Project Home Charity Event
 He loves his quaker oat squares - seriously, look how close he is to the bag!

Xo C

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Things I'm Loving at the Moment...

1. Spring has Sprung!!
I love all the pretty flowers popping up
2. Maxi Dresses
 I've found these three recently and only needed to get one of them hemmed!
Lilly Pulitzer//Similar Dress: here
Gap//Exact Dress: here
Tommy Hilfiger//Exact Dress: here
3. J Crew Factory Website
Always having sales: here and their chunky necklace selection has been on point lately
4. Lilly Tops
Exact Top: here
5. Coupons & Sales
Maybe it's the spring weather but so many stores have been having great sales lately!! I have definitely been taking advantage of them.
6. Bright Nail Polish
The time came to put away the tame winter colors and whip out the summer brights!
7. Grilling Season
We BBQ at least a couple times a week in the summer and we've already got two in so far!  It's a great way to eat something yummy & healthy.  Summer sides are great too.
8. Vineyard Vines
The new Vineyard Vines store opened at KOP a couple months ago and their color schemes are to die for!
We've been finding more things we like for Derek there because their men's section at KOP is bigger but I did recently find:
This dress and These flip flops.
9. Monograms
as always but I'm starting to pick out top priorities of what to get first when my name changes.  To hold me over...
An ice bucket similar to this//exact one: here
10. Home Décor
We should be about two months out from the completion of the house and while I'm into looking at all designs, right now I'm most into...
My lady office! Originally we were just going to have a boring old "office with a day bed" but since the basement will be a mini "man cave" for Derek - we decided the office can be a girly room for me to retreat to - so excited!
Xo C

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Shower in Syracuse

Feeding little Ainsley before we left for the shower at Stefanos
 The cake made out of cupcakes
 Derek's sweet aunt & cousin that threw the shower
 Wine bottles for future milestones that everyone signed!
 Derek's Mom, Grandmom & Niece 
 Same group with Jess & Me
 With My future mother in law and sister in law
 So excited to have a sister in law soon
 All the "Sotherden" girls with Auntie Aud and Grandma 
 All the ladies on the Cirpiano side
 Centerpieces and shower favors!

 Adorable future nieces in their shower dresses
 With our flower girl

 Post shower photos at the farm with Derek & Jess

We had a great shower and felt so blessed! Jess has great photos from the day so some more pictures to come later on and two more showers to go!

Xo C