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Things & Stuff | Weekly Favorites

Hey, so let’s talk about something other than that hideous internet dress that changes colors like the horse from The Wizard of Oz, shall we? Here’s what I’m into this week:

(1) House of Cards is back! I considered waking up early this morning to get a few episodes in before work, but “before work” is just so early for….well, for anything really. I got half of an episode down while getting ready, and I plan to have the entire season complete by Sunday night. Hashtag GOALS.

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(2) I bought a ticket today for my first ever blogging conference in April – Blog Better Boston! In fact, I think I actually bought the first ticket because I’m a little overeager, but the focus is on two of my favorite aspects of blogging – photography and design – and I can’t. freaking. wait. Is anyone else going??

(3) Wedding planning. Hyyeeeeeelllll no, that’s not a favorite, just the topic here. Things have been moving along rather quickly, overwhelmingly, and expensively, and while I have weekly meltdowns and want to cancel things and lose deposits to elope and have a BBQ on the beach (true story), there are a few things I’m really excited about. One of those is the location for our engagement photo shoot – Larz Anderson park in Brookline. I would link to it, but it links to the Auto Museum on the property and you would be all like “whaaat? you’re having photos taken in old cars?” and we’re not, so I don’t want to confuse you. But Google image search it. Gorgeous, right? Now let’s just hope for sun instead of snow that day…

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(4) Speaking of the “s” word, it has ruined plans just about every weekend this month, so our Valentine’s Day trip to the Ice Castles never happened. We’re finally making it there this weekend (fingers crossed) and plan on seeing them and photographing them both in daylight and at night. We’re also checking out a new place for dinner because we heart food. A lot.

(5) Have you guys seen this shoveling dog yet? His technique needs work, but a shovel is not that much different than a vacuum, am I right? We have two cats who owe us a lot of money for vet bills, and, you know, rent, food, and someone cleaning your poop every day. I’m wondering if I can get this dog to come teach them a thing or seven.

That’s it for me! What’s exciting to you this week??

Have a fabulous weekend! 🙂

My Dream Wedding with Lover.ly

I was so excited when Carolyn from lover.ly contacted me to participate in a project for the website, which she describes as “the wedding planning binder in the cloud”! I was asked to choose from three different destination wedding locations and then select all my accessories and extras in order to style it however I wanted.

You can imagine my excitement when one of my three choices was my ACTUAL dream wedding destination:

Italy

ITALY!!

Since I’ve already spent a lot of time planning this out in my head, I already had an idea of exactly what I wanted my look to be like. I went right to lover.ly and searched for a vintage-inspired lace dress. With all of Italy’s deep historical roots and rustic views, I think the vintage look fits right in.

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You can filter your search by designer, style, price, length, even neckline or sleeve. The range of dresses to choose from was phenomenal, with everything from David’s Bridal to Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta. In fact, the dress I almost chose was an affordable gown from David’s Bridal, but since this is my dream wedding, I decided to go all out with that gorgeous Monique Lhuillier piece that you see above. Isn’t it just so pretty?

From there, I decided to search for shoes and accessories. I wanted something simple because I feel like the rich colors of your venue in Italy (think Tuscan wine country or Venice canals) should be allowed to stand out, and I didn’t want anything to take away from that amazing dress. I went with rose gold to compliment the vintage look, but I think bronze would have worked just as well. The rose gold adds a little bit of a modern flair in my opinion.

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It was easy to search for accessories based on the ideas I had in mind of how the completed look should be. I even found the perfect cake and table setting!

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The necklace and the earrings were chosen from etsy, which is another great resource for choosing your wedding accessories. The earrings are my “statement” piece and tie in to the rose gold color of the cute Kate Spade sandals (look at that bow!). The necklace was chosen to be simple in order to let the neckline of the dress have it’s own moment. I love the “love” wording (yeah, I did that.) but similar designs that would also work for a wedding are an ampersand (&), the word “mrs”, or a monogram of your new initials!

As I said, my pops of color were left to the decor, and what better color palette to use in Italy than a wine-themed one! The burlap of the table number keeps it rustic, while the design of the cake uses similar colors in a modern shape.

I just love how everything looks together! It makes me wish I could fly off to Italy right now and tie the knot in that dress! Fittingly enough, I am off to a wedding in a few hours and I can’t wait to see how the bride incorporated all the elements of her fall theme. What is your dream wedding like?

[[While this post was created in partnership with lover.ly, I did not receive any compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.]]