You guys… I’m so thrilled to announce that Shawn and I are engaged! We planned a last minute, much needed vacation in Florida last month where he proposed to me on a beautiful little beach. It was a complete surprise to me and after 8 years together, I was sure I’d sense the moment it would happen. But my clever, sneaky and romantic fiancé, pulled it off in the most amazing way. It was perfect. Just us, the sun, the sand and the waves (and maybe a piña colada or two).
I decided to take a bit of time off from blogging to spend some time outside of work to enjoy this time and each other. And it has been refreshing in the best way possible. I also took some time to focus on another fun little project I’ve been working on that I can’t wait to share with you all! That’s all you’re getting out of me.
In the meantime, I hope you’ll follow along my wedding planning journey. I work with lots of fabulous vendors daily at Style Me Pretty, so if you’re also recently engaged and have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me. And don’t forget to take a peek at my wedding board on Pinterest for more inspiration!
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*Photo of Bora Bora beach (on our honeymoon wishlist!) by Ashley Goodwin Photography via Burnett’s Boards
I adore Plum Pretty Sugar. Firstly, the gals over there are just THE sweetest. Secondly, I’m in love with pretty much everything on their site (floral heaven!). My absolute favorite though is my new Kimono Robe. Admittedly, it was an early Christmas gift that I probably shouldn’t have opened but I just couldn’t wait any longer—it was on my wish list for a while! (A big thank-you to my Aunt and Uncle, I love it!) Basically all of their goodies are bound to make any woman feel completely beautiful and beyond fabulous, making them the perfect gifts. Keep reading for gifting ideas from Plum Pretty Sugar!
Holiday gifting ideas from Plum Pretty Sugar:
Pretties for that special lady in your life!
Sweet things for the littlest ones.
Something to make your gift exchange perfect.
A little bit of lovely for the mother-to-be.
Gifts under $150, $100, $75 and $50
A fab collab with One Love Organics!
Spend $250 and get a $25 gift certificate for a future purchase! Offer Valid December 16–22, 2013. Enter HOLIDAYGIFT at checkout.
I heart my job in a big way. Every day is an exciting new adventure, a new and fabulously pretty feature to work on, or an amazing new vendor I get to meet. All the while, alongside some of the most talented gals (and guys!) I know. It’s truly a dream job that I couldn’t be more thankful for.
That being said, I hope it’s an ode to my pure excitement about getting up and ‘going’ to work every day. And today? Today is a good day. We just launched our second annual Fashion & Beauty e-magazine and it is packed with pretty my friends! I hope you’ll take a peek. And if you’re not a bride, it’s still SO worth a half hour of perusing, at least. You never know, you might just be inspired for your next event, wedding or not! Oh, and did I mention there’s a giveaway involved? Abby’s beauty bag is up for grabs. Get your fancy selves on over to SMP asap to find out the details on how to enter! xo
*Photography by Jose Villa Photography | Hair, Makeup and Beauty Styling by TEAM Hair and Makeup | See the whole mag
Last week, I wrote up a series of posts on SMP for one of the prettiest shoots I’ve seen yet. No surprise there, it was packed with gorgeously designed florals from Garden of Eden, stunning paper goods from Katie Irvin Design and an array of the most beautiful bites, all planned out pretty by Alisa Lewis Event Design and captured by Park Road Photography.
This styled soiree is such a lovely transition from summer to fall, yet it would be equally inviting for a spring gathering. Head over to Style Me Pretty for the full shoot, and two sweet DIY favor recipes! (Herbed Salt | Marinated Goat Cheese)
*Photography: Park Road Photography | Cinematography: Rogue Heart Media | Floral Design: Garden of Eden | Cake: Marsells Cakes & Desserts Bakery | Invitations: Katie Irvin Design | Reception Venue: Private | Hair: Annie Williams | Calligraphy: Kathryn Murray Calligraphy | Event Design + Planning: Alisa Lewis Event Design | Jenny Packham Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory | Makeup: The Makeup Studio
Morning lovelies! I have a little announcement this morning… Yours Truly is opening it’s doors to an online boutique! I’m beyond excited to offer my favorite products in stationery, entertaining, weddings and fashion. I’ll be adding new items to the shop weekly. You can access the shop by clicking ‘SHOP‘ on the nav bar or by selecting one of the categories in the drop down. Exciting right? I’d love for you to check it out and let me know what you think!