Wedding Wednesday

I am loving these cute jewelry pieces from Kate Spade! They are perfect for bridal showers and other wedding festivities!

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These Bride and Groom earrings are my absolute favorite!

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Cake Topper Necklace

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Prince Charming Bangle

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I can always count on Kate Spade to come up with new and creative jewels for every occasion!

-XO,

Molly

The West Coast

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! I spent mine with my fiancĂ© and his family in Portland, Oregon for his sister’s wedding. This was the first time that I have ever been to this part of the U.S., so it was definitely an experience! I absolutely loved the cooler temperatures. I wish Texas was a bit cooler this time of the year 🙂 Here are a few pics from my trip!

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Portland was very artsy…this was a cool door to a shop in a cute little neighborhood.

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We had brunch at Besaw’s. It was so delicious. Their gluten free French toast is to die for! Be prepared to wait in line for a while, but they provide an outdoor coffee station so that you can have coffee while you wait!

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Besaw’s has their own garden where they grow their own veggies, fruits, and spices!

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We went to a Farmer’s Market near the water!

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This guy apparently paints himself silver and juggles in the park. He had a sign that said not to taunt, touch, bother him, etc. He NEVER moved. I really wanted to poke him to see what happened, but I didn’t 🙂

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Stay tuned for another Portland post! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend!

-XO,

Molly

Wedding Wednesday

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We have finally been able to make some progress with many things on our wedding to-do list. I felt like we were at a standstill for a few months, and then all of a sudden we had almost everything booked within a week or two. I am so relieved! Here is THE LIST.

Find and Book Venue

Book Church

Make Guest List (This is one of the hardest things. It just keeps getting bigger)

Pick Bridesmaids, Maid of Honor, Groomsmen, and Best Man

Take Engagement Photos

Book Wedding Photographer

Find Bakery for Wedding Cake (gluten free of course) and Groom’s Cake

Book Honeymoon

Pick Wedding Dress

Pick Wedding Colors/Theme

Find Wedding Favors

Register For Gifts (partially completed)

Decide On Reception Menu

Find Bridesmaid’s Dresses

Find a DJ

Decide on Wedding and Reception Flowers

Find Wedding Invitations and Programs

Decide On Save the Dates

Bachelorette Party

Buy Fiance’s Wedding Ring

Decide On and Buy Wedding Shoes

Find a Wedding Hairstyle

Umm….Keep My Sanity????

Is there anything I am forgetting? If so, I NEED to know! Luckily, the church and venue we are having the wedding and reception at have wedding planners to help us put everything together. However I keep thinking of things that we need to do that seem to keep slipping my mind! I’m praying that everything comes together smoothly. I am a big planner, so I like to have everything finished as soon as possible. Hopefully we can get everything booked and finished in the near future!

-XO,

Molly

I Found It!

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I found my wedding dress yesterday! Obviously, I want nothing more than to describe every detail of it to everyone I see….but I can’t. I will definitely put lots of pics up after the wedding though!

Finding a dress was very different than watching Say Yes to the Dress. I took my mom and sister, but thankfully no one got into an argument or any other dramatics like the show portrays. Also, everyone says that when you find your dress you’ll know. I assumed that was true, but didn’t know what to expect. Well, I didn’t find “the one,” I found three. Each dress was equally beautiful and flattering. To make matters worse, they were all completely different. But, after trying the three of them on multiple times, I finally decided which one was meant to be mine. I am completely happy with my decision and have no second thoughts at all!

I have a few pointers for those of you shopping for a dress in the near future:

1.) Take the saleslady’s advice. They know what type of dress looks good on your particular body type. Listen to her! This will keep you from getting overwhelmed. Trust me!

2.) Go shopping 4-6 months ahead of time. Most people, like me, cannot order off the rack and have to have their gown specially made for them. This takes a lot of time!

3.) Find out what type of alteration services your dress designer provides. I expected to pay a large amount for alterations at the bridal shop. Luckily, I found out that my dress designer would specially make my dress for my particular height at no extra charge. Also, they will make my dress to fit my body measurements for a small extra fee. This saves a lot of time and money on alterations later!

4.) If you are able, shop local. I got my dress from a local boutique. We didn’t have to make an appointment, and didn’t have to wait in line for service. Also, we get great perks! The boutique will steam my dress for bridal portraits and the wedding, as well as my bridesmaid’s dresses if I choose to purchase them there. Lastly, they will deliver my dress and bridesmaid’s dresses to the church on my wedding day so that I don’t have to worry about it. Isn’t that great?

I am so thankful to have another thing off my long wedding to-do list! Get ready for an absolutely awesome giveaway Friday!

-XO,

Molly

Southern Bride Blogger

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Anyone from the South that is getting married or is planning on getting married should know about the Southern Weddings Magazine. They show so many unique, but not over the top ideas from real life brides in the South. Since I am from Texas, these ideas are more in-tune with what I am looking for than the many other bridal magazines. The traditional, classic, but inventive ideas have been such an inspiration to my wedding planning, as I know they have been to many other girls getting married as well.

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This is why I am so excited to tell you that I am now a Southern Bride Blogger! Click the link to the left, or find the button at the bottom of my blog to forward to the Southern Weddings website. I am listed alongside other southern girls with blogs that are getting married this year. I’m sure this will encourage me to keep up with my wedding planning so I can share updates with you guys!

-XO,

Molly

Busy, Busy, Busy

The past few months have been fast and furious for me. So many things have happened, and so many exciting changes are going on in my world right now. I’ve been trying to sit back, and enjoy everything instead of stressing over the details and changes that are about to happen!

For starters, I got engaged on April 13th! My fiancé David proposed to me under the Century Tree at Texas A&M University. This was a very special place for both of us because we both graduated from A&M, and initially met there. It definitely holds a special place in our hearts!

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Please excuse my sweatiness and non-exciting outfit. I was under the impression that we were going to a baseball game!

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Also, I just got a new puppy last Monday! Tucker is  a Papkie, (1/2 Papillon. 1/2 Yorkie). He is the sweetest, cutest dog ever….except at night. He has allowed me absolutely no sleep due to the fact that he barks alllll night long. If anyone has any advice on how to train a dog to sleep in a kennel I would really appreciate it. However, I am loving the fact that I have someone to keep me company in my apartment!

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I have been busy, busy, busy trying to get my wedding planned (which will be on February 1,2014)!, and taking care of my new puppy. I feel so grown up between the two, and am excited about what the future will bring.

Hoping to sleep tonight!!

-XO,

Molly