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My Wedding, The first look

May 15, 2019

Well here we are a solid 10 months after my wedding and Im realizing I never really shared wedding photos here on my blog. Mainly due to the fact the wedding images kept getting shared online which was so fun to see. I also was featured in a pretty detailed article here: https://stephysbrideguide.com/2018/11/real-bride-alexandra/

But now its time to share some of my own photos with y’all. Ill separate the wedding into two categories. The first look and the reception. We decided to do a party bus with the whole wedding party instead of two separate limos. While thats not the common way to travel we thought it was way more fun. The groom had a blindfold on the whole time so we could still do the first look on location. We did two different locations for photos before the wedding and had two completely separate photographers which means two completely different editing style. This was another usual thing to do for a wedding but its probably the top thing that I’m thankful I splurged on. More photos is always better!!!

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Engagement Photos II

May 11, 2019

We took our original engagement photos in July 2017. When we booked our wedding photographer he gave us a free engagement shoot with our package but unfortunately he lives in Arizona. Meaning we would have to fly him out twice within a few months time. So we ended up just doing a fun photoshoot the day prior to the wedding before we headed off to the rehearsal. While it made for a crazy schedule of a day it was a blast!!!

White dress is BHLDN – Black dress is Needle and Thread from Revolve- Hair by https://www.nadiarosebridalhair.com

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Palm Springs Bachelorette!

July 12, 2018
Love these photos from my bachelorette weekend in Palm Springs!

To view additional photos, we are featured in 100 Layer Cake at the following link:

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

A

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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!

xoxo

A

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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)

xoxo

A

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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

A

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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.

xoxo

A

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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!

xoxo

A