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

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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 

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Engagement Photos in Lake Runnymede Conservation Area

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Wedding Shoe Shopping!

Wedding Shoes Jay Kaplan Shoes Wedding PlanningMy top picks: Jay Kaplan – Riley (left) and Jay Kaplan – Avery (right)

Now that my engagement photos are done, the dress is picked out and the florist is booked, the next step in my wedding planning process is to find a pair of iconic wedding shoes. I’m getting my dress altered in the beginning of August and it’s important that I bring the shoes I’m going to wear on the big day to the appointment so they can hem the dress correctly. A lot of my friends who are already married said they were surprised by how much their shoes showed up in the photos. So I want to make sure I find the perfect pair and I think I have.

Shoe designer Jay Kaplan has found a way to give shoe lovers everywhere the best of both worlds. His gorgeous shoes are Italian leather quality at made in China prices. I can tell you from experience that his shoes really do live up to that promise. Not only are the designs breathtaking, they also feel divine on your feet. I never thought it would be possible to wear a shoe like this on my wedding day or any day without dropping $800 at Neiman Marcus. But, now I can. While some shoes may give you the look of a high end shoe, Jay Kaplan’s collection gives you both the look and the quality for $100 or less.

After spending a fortune on invites, a venue, a dress, decorations and everything else you need for a wedding, it’s so refreshing to find a couture quality wedding shoe that’s just as stunning as it is affordable. I think I’m going to give my bridesmaids a break too by having them buy the Jay Kaplan – Madeline in Gold. Not only are they beautiful, but I know for sure that they’ll be able to wear them again. As for me, it was a tough choice, but I think I’m going to go with the Jay Kaplan – Riley for my wedding. You can check out more of the Riley’s lacy details in the photos below.

Even if you’re not in the market for a wedding shoe, Jay Kaplan has a ton of beautiful heels, flats and handbags all on Amazon Prime. At these prices, I plan on shopping more. Check out his full collection here and you’ll never have to drop an entire paycheck on a pair of shoes again.

JAY KAPLAN 700 Dollar Gorgeous All Leather Dress Pump Made in Spain with Gorgeous Elegant Brooch, Avery

JAY KAPLAN 400 Dollar Beautiful Womens All Leather Very Elegant High Heel Pump, Made in Spain, Riley

Jay Kaplan Shoes

Jay Kaplan Heel

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Boho Engagement Photos

Boho Engagement Photos

Years ago a psychic on the Upper East Side told me that I was going to meet a guy who lives in New York. But, I wouldn’t meet him in NYC, we would both be away, come back and immediately start dating. “This will be serious and lead to marriage,” she said.  Well, it looks like she was right.

Now that her prediction has come true, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of a bride I want to be. I fully plan on being a boho bride and I’m so happy with how Emily Prada captured our hippie sides in these beautiful photos.  I’ve always been a free spirit and throughout our relationship I’ve certainly made Ian more adventurous while he’s made me more grounded. So here we are a happy and free gypset couple that’s still grounded in the real world. I couldn’t be more thankful to have such beautiful photos that captured this side of us.

My maxi dress is Yumi Kim. This Yumi Kim – Dream Maxi (Candle Light Romance) Women’s Dress is similar and so is this one.

For more of our engagement photos in Lake Runnymede Conservation Area, check out part one of our first engagement shoot.

Photos by: Emily Prada

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Boho Bride

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