Our engagement party was a huge success this past Saturday! We had such a great time celebrating with all the special people in our lives. We opted to go the casual route…since the wedding is only 6 months away (AHHH) We had a cocktail party at Lily Flannigan’s pub and it was absolutely perfect. My sister helped me decorate and added so many personal little touches!
Steve and I with our cake!
This table displayed some of our engagement photos, a big wine bottle for everyone to sign and how perfect is this banner from ETSY!
Gift table! My sister made the sign with the date we first started dating (2005! How is that even possible?!) the date we were engaged and the date of our wedding. One of my best friends Darlene made me such a cute basket with different date night cards for every month until we get married. Steve’s cousins made us a super cute wine themed basket with custom glasses, bottle stoppers and a gift card to our favorite restaurant. One of my bridesmaids, Jessie, got us these gorgeous Tiffany champagne flutes
A view of the room! We had custom pink cocktail napkins with T <3 S on them and big engagement rings on every table.
Me and my beautiful bridesmaids- Love them! Just missing my cousin Bianca who is in school in Tampa.
Me with all my college girlies! So lucky to have a group of girls like them in my life!
Steve and I with his mom
I stressed a lot about what I would wear to the party. I originally thought a white or cream dress was the way to go, but I couldn’t find ANYTHING. Then I thought I wanted sleeves. Also it’s February and freezing so white only looks good in my opinion with a tan. Then I didn’t want to wear black, or too bright of a color and just nothing was working! Totally last minute I threw on this Ann Taylor Loft dress and gave up. Its pretty, classy and not totally black so I thought it worked well enough. I am planning on ordering my shower and rehearsal dinner dresses NOW so I don’t have to stress last minute again!
Our Engagement party is this weekend!!!!! YAY we are so excited to celebrate with our closest friends and family! Here is a sneak peek of what will be on our tables… can’t wait to share pictures next week.
Have you tried turmeric powder? I’ve been sprinkling this on everything- eggs, chicken, pasta, salads, you name it. It has some amazing health benefits. It is also available in a pill form, but I figured I would give the spice a try for now! This spice is a natural liver de toxifier, anti-inflammatory, helps with depression and is great for your skin. Sounds like a miracle spice to me and it tastes great! I bought mine at Sherry’s Market in Babylon.
I also purchased Revlon BB cream yesterday at Target and I am loving it. I had been using Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer which I love, but the shade is just too dark for me now (I’m officially deathly pale UGH). This one was so much cheaper and works pretty much just as well! Don’t you love a good drug store deal?
I’ll be back on Monday with a recap!!
This post is a little late, but I still wanted to share I had the exciting honor to attend Mercedes Benz Fashion Week here in NYC! I have always dreamed of attending and can’t believe I actually got the chance to go I was invited through my job to attend the Carmen Marc Valvo show (we design and market his swimwear line) and it was absolutely stunning. He makes the most amazing evening gowns. I even had a few celeb sightings- Kate Couric and Vanessa Williams! Now I can’t wait for September fashion week to see the Spring/Summer collections!
Then I headed over to the Michael Kors offices to check out their post runway editor preview! The Fall collection was absolutely amazing! Lots of neutrals and greys with subtle accents of sparkle. I loved the oversized chunky sweaters and luxe fur paired with more refined dressy pieces. It was definitely a mix of big city and west coast ease which is right up my alley! I would have loved to attend the show, but just being able to see the clothing in person was a cool experience and such a fun perk of my job! I felt like I was in the middle of all the fashion week hype and excitement!
These are my adorable picks for Valentines Day gifts for her! You know how excited I get over the color pink!
Monogram ring dish - perfect for the newly- engaged gal! I just ordered one myself
Kate Spade heart necklace- how cute is this?!
J Crew pink bracelet- great pop of color with any outfit
Nars lipstick in “catfight”- the perfect sheer pinkish red!
J Crew red dress – beautiful & classic dress for a Vday date or even a wedding
J Crew pink pumps- NEED these! A little out of my price range, but these babies would look amazing with an all back outfit.
C Wonder initial box- fun and a super cute jewelry box
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Dana, Tara and I love the holidays. We thought it would be fun to have a link up a couple of weeks before each holiday to share tips and tricks for the best holiday crafts, outfits and meals. It will be a great way for us bloggers to share our ideas and be exposed to more blogs. I hope you will join us!
Here’s how you can join our link up -
- The Holiday Hop will go live two weeks before each Holiday. Each of your hosts will be posting regular reminders so you won’t miss it.
- Grab our Holiday Hop button by copying the code below and add it to your very own post. That will spread the word so others can join too.
- Next, be sure to follow each of your hosts Jacqueline @ The Legal Shrimp, Dana @ Lola’s Keyand Tara @ The Pink Yogi
I apologize for my lack of blogging lately! I have been so overwhelmed with wedding planning (on top of being sick for 2 weeks) so it’s been totally nuts! I’m hoping this will all slow down a little bit now that we’ve gotten a good amount of things done and vendors booked! Now onto the important part – the DRESS! I had so much fun trying on dresses with my mom and sister. We went to Village Bridal in Babylon, Bridal Reflections in Massapequa, and finally Bridal Suite of Bayshore ! I guess 3rd times a charm and I found the one at Bridal Suite in Bayshore It was one of the last dresses I tried on but for some reason just knew it was the one! Between my mom’s reaction and everyone else’s reaction in the store, my mind was made up Everything I put on after this dress just didn’t measure up. It’s actually much simpler then I thought I would pick. I tried on every style: some with lots of bling and pouf, mermaid, satin ball gowns, a- line, lacey, you name it. I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s soft, feminine, and effortless. I haven’t chosen a veil yet, but I know I want something dramatic and cathedral length. I’m also planning on wearing a sparkly belt which I haven’t picked out either. So many choices! My dress doesn’t come in until June so I have some time to decide on all the accessories. Here is a sneak peak at some of my runner ups!
Also, Steve’s brother took a few engagement pictures of us outside in the snow yesterday so I am excited to see how they turn out! Stay tuned, I will be posting those this week!
Don’t forget about the Holiday Blog Hop this Friday with Dana from Lola’s Key and Jackie from The Legal Shrimp– we will be blogging about Valentine’s Day themed crafts, food, gift guides, etc <3