A few weeks ago I had some photos taken with my boys (at 3 1/2 and 34 weeks pregnant). While I find pregnant women and their bodies to be especially beautiful and inspiring, I never really wanted maternity photos of myself (and didn’t do any during my first pregnancy). But this time around I wanted to document this special time with my first born and before my second was born. Both because it was so hot (July, heat wave, and 34 weeks pregnant) and because I wanted to actually see my body rather than cover it up in a big tent dress, we did some photos in our undies. I never intended to share them here, but Jennifer Roper did such a beautiful job that I thought I would share a few of my favorites. Read More
Today’s wedding is like getting two in one. It’s one part classic chic and one part Hawaiian destination wedding. And between the pops of coral accenting the clean grey and white palette and the chevron patterns, the style is fresh and modern. But there’s an old Hawaiian and rustic chic feel as well. Not to mention the stunning venue and the bride’s Vera Wang gown… So much to be inspired by in this beauty!
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a lovely summer weekend. I finished baby #2′s nursery over the weekend and am so in love with the finished room that I keep finding myself in there, just hanging out. So I thought I’d share a little peek (an official room tour post with source links for everything you see will come after baby is here) and celebrate with a giveaway from Lulu & Georgia, one of my favorite home decor brands and the maker of our nursery rug.
The photos (and my photography) don’t do this rug justice – it has such vibrant ombré shades of blue and it is so soft and cozy. Charlie likes to lay on it and says he is swimming in the ocean. It really pulls the ‘cali-cool nautical nursery’ together.
I’ve got so many goodies from Lulu & Georgia on my dream wish list (like this rug for my office). If you do too, today is your lucky day because we’re giving away $100 credit to Lulu & Georgia! Enter below through 8/1/14 and the winner will be announced in the entry box below on 8/2/14, so be sure to check back.
*Don’t forget to read the instructions and terms and conditions carefully. Only one comment on this post will count towards an entry.
I usually end the week with a family-related post, but since I started the week with one I thought I’d switch it up and share this swoon-worthy love shoot from Lauren W Photography instead. Set in the heartland of Kentucky, it is perfectly summer and so lovely. And it captures the love between these two photographers, who met through their love of the lens. Read More
Since it’s been awhile since we chatted about wedding dress shopping, I thought it would be a great post to revisit. Shopping for your wedding dress is one of the most anticipated pre-wedding moments for brides. But just because you are excited about it doesn’t mean it will go smoothly, or even be fun. But it SHOULD be fun. If you prepare ahead of time and follow these tips, your wedding dress shopping experience will be both fun and productive. And successful! Read More