While We Were Young Has the Best Cocktails in the West Village

While We Were Young West Village

On amazing days your drinks come in multiple courses! I had a great time with my Mom at While We Were Young before my wedding dress fitting. I was super nervous, that the fitting wouldn’t go as planned after I’d chosen a very unforgiving wedding dress. But, we had some time to kill before the fitting so I suggested we try to get brunch at While We Were Young. I’d wanted to check out this fabulous place for a while and was thrilled to finally be going. When we got there, they didn’t have a place for us at brunch, but they had seats available at the bar. Realizing that what I needed before the fitting was a drink and not brunch, I quickly sat at the bar and ordered drinks.

The fitting went great and I highly recommend having a While We Were Young cocktail next time you’re in the West Village. The West Village is super chic and this place made it even chicer.

While We Were Young Cocktail West Village

While We Were Young

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My Boho Bridal Shower Tea Party!

In July, (yes I know it’s October, but I’m finally catching up on my blog after planning a wedding) my mom, my aunt and my cousin threw me a beautiful boho bridal shower tea party in Merrimack, New Hampshire. My Dad is originally from New Hampshire so we always spent a lot of time there as kids and I still have family there. So it made sense to have a destination bridal shower.

Boho Bridal Shower

The day was absolutely beautiful and everything I wanted. I got to be the boho bride-to-be that I’ve always dreamed of being and I’d never felt so loved. The backdrop of the New Hampshire woods really made the dream come to life. We had a mimosa bar, healthy wraps, a flower crown station and played Guess the Age of the Bride where they put up a bunch of photos of me throughout my life and people had to guess what age I was. I wasn’t really sure what I age I was in most of them, but my Mom helped me out. I’m not really big on shower games because I think they’re corny, but I really loved this one.

I wore an Aqua dress from Bloomingdales (it also comes in navy) and a boho flower crown. I’m also a huge fan of this flower crown. While I didn’t make the flower crown I wore, I helped everyone else make theirs at the flower crown station. Again if you’re someone who doesn’t like games, but loves nature, a flower crown station is the way to go. Plus, everyone can wear them again at Coachella. I’m so grateful for this day and all of the days to come!  As a thank you to the hostesses, I got them each an AirFriend from Etsy.

I hope this gives you some bridal shower inspiration. For more wedding inspiration check out these posts:

Engagement Photos Part 1
Engagement Photos Part 2
Boho Engagement Photos 
5 Things I’ve Learned from Wedding Planning

Photos by: Lillie Paula Photography

Boho Bride Boho Bridal Shower

Bridal Shower Inspiration Boho Bride

Bridal Shower Ideas

Bridal Shower Ideas Maid of Honor

Bridal Shower Game Guess the Age of the Bride

Bridal Shower Bar

Bridal Shower Bar Decor

Bridal Shower Mimosa Bar

Bridal Shower Bar Champagne

Bridal Shower Ideas for Boho Brides

Bride and Nana Bridal Shower

Party Planning Wedding Planning

Bridal Shower Flower Crown Station

Bride-to-Be Bridal Shower

Bridal Shower Dessert Table

Bridal Shower Dessert Table Idea

Flower Crown Station

Bridal Shower Game Ideas

Flower Crowns

How to make a flower crown

Bridal Shower Flower Crowns

Bridal Shower Tea Party

Bridal Shower Party Ideas

Bridal Shower Party

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Feeling Uplifted

This post is sponsored by Upbra

Upbra Lucky BrandPhotos by: Katie Salerno

So I’m starting this post with the after picture because there’s nothing like an after picture to capture your attention. I recently tried an Upbra with one of my favorite low cut 70s-inspired tops (this one is similar) and it really made a difference. Upbra has a line of adjustable push up bras and swimwear for those days where you just want to show off more of the goods. They can make anything from casual tops to fancy dresses even more flattering.

Now here’s my before photo:

Upbra Before Photo Lucky Brand Top

And one more after shot…


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own. 

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Our Magical Engagement Photos in Lake Runnymede Conservation Area Part Two

engagement photo session

I can’t get enough of my engagement photos. I’m in love which has resulted in yet another post. Here is part two of the engagement session that went down at Lake Runnymede Conservation Area. If you want to see more too you can check out part one of my engagement shoot and my boho engagement photos. I’m so lucky to have found the man of my dreams, my engagement/wedding photographer Emily Prada and this beautiful location all of which I almost didn’t find.

It’s great when the universe gives you just want you needed. I’m a true believer in The Secret, the Law of Attraction and the abundance of the universe and these photos are living proof of it all. I can’t wait to see what the universe has in store for us next!

Photos by: Emily Prada 

Romantic Engagement Photos

Aspiring Socialite Engagement Photos

Engagement Photos Lake Runnymede Conservation Area

Florida Engagement Photos

Emily Prada Engagement Session

Beautiful Engagement Photos

Amazing Engagement Photos

Engaged Couple

Engagement Photos in Florida

Lake Runnymede Conservation Area

Engagement Photos in Lake Runnymede Conservation Area

Our Magical Engagement Photos in Lake Runnymede

Engagement Photo Lake Runnymede

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