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Palm Springs Bachelorette!

July 12, 2018
So excited to share fun photos from my bachelorette weekend in Palm Springs.

To view more photos you can view the feature on 100 Layer Cake below..

http://www.100layercake.com/bachelorette-shower/5-tips-for-a-tropical-bachelorette-party-in-palm-springs/

Location: @theharlowhouse
Photography: @makennadeveyphotography
Planning + Design: @perfectlypoised_events
Floral: @foragedandfern
Custom Catering: @newfoodtuesdayz
Hair + Makeup: @hairandmakeupbysydney
Calligraphy + Signage: @doubledippedcalligraphy
Cake: @genevastone

 

xoxo

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Fiesta Wedding Shower!

May 2, 2018

My wedding is soon approaching and the celebrations are in full swing. This past weekend, Justin and I enjoyed a couple’s shower. The theme was Fiesta and a nonstop blast. Thank you to all the family and friends who joined us and to Jenn (my MOH) for hosting a fabulous party.

My dress is House of Harlow for Revolve!

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Brooklyn Bridge

December 2, 2017

Although my friend Larisa now lives in Hawaii, we still make time to travel together.  I wanted to record this trip with lots of fun photos. I booked THE CUTEST photographer from Utah who was also enjoying a girls trip in New York.

(If you’re ever in Utah, check out Jordy.B Photography…. she’s amazing https://jordybphotoblog.wordpress.com)

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Baby Shower!

November 30, 2017

On November 5th, I hosted my very first baby shower. It was fun and easy to plan.

The shower was held on the beautiful patio at the Farmhouse Restaurant in Roger’s Garden. Their floral team created two stunning centerpieces and I added some small decorations for the table… confetti and flower crowns (purchased on Amazon). The favors were Nothing Bunt Cakes tied with blue ribbons and cute little message cards.

I highly recommend the Farmhouse Restaurant for any lunch date or small gathering. The food is exceptional and the staff is fantastic!!!!!

xoxo

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Engagement Party + Bridal Gifts

July 9, 2017

Enjoying our beautiful June engagement party hosted at the home of my parents. Here are a few photos. Unfortunately, we had so much fun we forgot about pictures during the event!

I also wanted to share photos of the gift bags/boxes for the bridal party. The bridesmaids received a teal beach tote filled with fun items, including, an oversized, super soft, palm beach towel from Nordstroms.

For the groomsmen, hand made wood boxes inscribed with the groomsmen names and wedding date.  We discovered them on ETSY. Although we had to wait 5 weeks for their arrival, it was so worth it. Inside was a tie clip from Tie Bar and some miniature liquor bottles.

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Engaged!

May 11, 2017

 Exciting news…. I AM OFFICIALLY ENGAGED!!!!

After 5 years, my boyfriend asked me to be his wife.

May 5th started with Justin surprising me with breakfast, church and a shopping spree. Next, I enjoyed a manicure and lunch at my favorite Italian restaurant. We then headed down to the beach at Crystal Cove.  Here I spied a beautiful tropical picnic (as we are considering Fiji for our honeymoon!!!). Flower petals lead to a blanket filled with gorgeous bouquets of Hawaiian flowers, pillows, blankets, candles, chocolate covered strawberries, apple cider and my favorite angel food cake. After proposing with an absolutely breathtaking ring that Justin had designed, my two dogs came running around the corner to complete the surprise. It started to sprinkle as we walked the beach but the clouds parted and  the Lord blessed us with a perfect rainbow!

Justin’s siblings help him implement this wonderful experience. Truly one of the happiest days of my life!!  Thanks Victoria for these photos to remember our day!

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Lifestyle Travel

PLAYING MOANA

February 25, 2017

While wearing my gorgeous haku lei, I couldn’t help but sing the Moana song at the top of my lungs. If you haven’t heard this song,  take a moment to watch it here. The whole Moana soundtrack was on continuous play during our adventures.

These photos include my beautiful friend Larisa.  So enjoyed experiencing her island of Oahu. (Our floppy sun hats were purchased off of Etsy!)

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HAKU LEI

February 25, 2017

For my trip to Hawaii, I wanted to order a flower head piece or lei. I discovered a local florist on the North Shore who specializes in custom haku leis for every occasion. Three weeks before my arrival, I emailed some inspirational photos and she worked her magic. I was SO impressed by her kindness and the quality of each haku. She far exceeded my expectations and I received numerous compliments. They lasted 5 days and enhanced my photoshoot.

You can find her on Instagram or Facebook @poehaku

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Lifestyle Travel

ROPE SWING

February 25, 2017

One of the things I love about Hawaii are the rope swings found along the beaches. My favorite was off of 83 where I experienced a peaceful moment and some beautiful scenery.

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