• {Friday Favorites} Travel Week Wrap-up, Pins of the Week + Lovely Links: Travel Edition

    I would give my usual happy Friday greeting, but I’m writing this with a heavy heart as I watch the coverage on the shooting in Colorado, so it is hard to say happy anything…  My thoughts are with the victims and their families and everyone who went through that terrible tragedy.  It makes me so sad to think that I’m raising my son in a world where we can’t even be safe to go to a movie…  Hug your loved ones and enjoy each day – I know I will.

    {my shadow and I in shadow – taken with my iPhone using instagram. BTW – I’m now public on instagram, so you can follow me as oh_lovely_day there, but prepared of lots of Charlie pics!)
    In case you didn’t catch the blog this week, we had travel week here!  It has let me to start planning a vacation with my family, the first we’ll take aside from visiting family since we had Charlie.  So looking forward to it!
    {weekly wrap-up}

    {sunday}  this Parisian engagement session inspired travel week
    {monday}  come fly with me in this travel-themed inspiration board
    {tuesday} how to incorporate globes into your wedding details
    {wednesday} this New Zealand wedding is a must see, with gorgeous florals and two fab bridal gowns
    {thursday} Top 5 tips for the perfect honeymoon, AND the 15 things you have to pack!

    {pins of the week}
    this is a great DIY for a travel-themed wedding
    if you go on vacay before your wedding (or just don’t want tan lines) these will save you.
    how fun is this for a way to look back at the photos from your trip?
    this makes a great wedding gift – I really want one myself!
    this is where we’re planning to go for our vacation 🙂
    I know I included it in my list yesterday, but I love this so much I pinned it too.  GET ONE!
    *follow my travel dreaming pinterest board for lots of wanderlust pins and my honeymoon board for trip planning ideas and tips

    {lovely links}
    how to keep yourself healthy on your honeymoon from Lovely Vendor Dream Day Essentials
    this is my favorite site for checking for airfare
    everything you could ever need for traveling – I get ideas here and look for them cheaper elsewhere
    this website is great for road trips – type in your starting point & destination and see where to stop along the way!

    I hope you enjoyed travel week.  If you have another theme you’d like to see, let me know in the comments and I’ll try my best to do it!

    have a lovely weekend.  xx

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