No, it’s not a diamond! I went with an untraditional engagement ring and I have no regrets. This asymmetrical sapphire beauty is by Brooklyn-based designer Mociun (pronounced like “motion”). It’s not the huge diamond that I dreamed of as a little girl, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s unique, imperfect and beautiful just like our relationship.
I can’t tell you how many times a girl with a huge diamond ring has come up to me in yoga or on the street to tell me how much they love my ring. I feel like it really tells a story rather than try to make a statement which is why I truly love it. When I was first shopping for rings (because I insisted on picking it out) I took a look at the traditional diamonds and I liked them, but none really stuck out to me or were memorable. I felt like they were all trying to be something they weren’t. Then I discovered Mociun and came across this ring. Once I saw it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I knew I wanted to wear it for eternity.
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.
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.
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:
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:
And one more after shot…
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
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!