Thursday, May 21, 2015

Jess Wedding: The Reception

You spend endless amounts of time getting ideas, seeing if those ideas work good together, if this vision you have in your head can really come to life.  After getting engaged I headed straight to pinterest to start pinning ideas for our big day, even though it was over a year away. 

I pinned stuff and deleted stuff and pinned new things.  I had so many ideas in my head and wasn't sure which ones I really wanted to use.  I then deleted my board and made a new one really thinking about what I wanted and what Jason would like as well (we all know it's all about what us girls want anyways!)  I finally stumbled upon a picture that I fell in love with and I knew I could totally recreate it myself (DIY style).

After talking with Jason and he didn't hate my awesome vision I had, I pinned even more ideas.  We went with a black, white, Kelly green and glitter gold color scheme.   I knew I wanted to use mason jars and wine bottles (which didn't get used on the day of because I forgot them at my MIL house).  So as my DIY project, I got 40 mason jars and painted 20 of them gold and then the other 20 were glittered up and then my mom helped me spray paint the wine bottles black.

I remember hearing everyone say "enjoy it, cause the day will go by so fast" And man were they right.  Getting ready with all my girls was so much fun, talking about high school memories and our kiddos.  And once we got to the venue the rest is a blur.  I mean I remember everything but it just went by WAY to fast.  There definetly wasn't enough dancing time in my opinion.  We had a blast and I would redo it all over again in a heart beat.

Jess Family

Barbera / Gardner Family

Alegre Family

Matron of Honor you Steph

Best Man Toast

First Dance

Father / Daughter Dance

Mother / Son Dance

Our Family Dance

My little brother


Cake Cutting

Bouquet Toss

Garter Toss

He bit me!

Us girls have been friends since our Freshman year of high school and we all met our husbands at the same time of our senior year and we all got married one year after eachother.  Love these girls

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Shop Feature: The Posh Plum {sunhat love}

If your on the hunt for the perfect sunhat for this summer then I have the perfect shop for you.
When I think of sunhats it makes me think of summertime or the beach! 
I wish I was there now, but we'll be soaking up the sun on the beach in 3 weeks and I cant wait.
These awesome sunhats from The Posh Plum will be with us while we relax on the beach, play in the sand and boogie board in the ocean.  I can hear the oh's and ah's now.
There's a lot of different fabric choices to choose from, I mean I want them all, you can pick the brim size you want and for little girls you can add a tab for a bow, I mean how perfect for us bow obsessed moms.  These sunhats are perfect for boys and girls, and are perfect for the beach or everyday use. We wear our sunhats all the time.  The quality of these hats are amazing, you can tell that each hat is made with love and attention to detail.  It also has ties to tie around under the chin for those windy days or for those little ones who wont leave there hats on!  In all the pictures below the girls are wearing the big brim hats, she makes a smaller brim too.

Make sure your following The Posh Plum on social media for all the latest! 
Follow her on instagram HERE or follow her on her etsy site HERE

All the shops for the girls outfits can be found on Instagram
Keira's outfit:
Shirt: kaansdesigns
Skirt: thehairbowcompany

Kendall's dress & Kaylee's shirt: target

I went to Target and bought Kendall this really cute black and white stripped bathing suit with a cute little pink bow, later that day I went onto IG and saw that Bridget posted a sunhat that was black and white stripped I knew that Kendall needed it ASAP.  All I could think about was our family beach trip in June and it would be perfect!  So until June, you'll have to stick with this cuteness until then.  I love how these turned out and she couldn't be cuter and this hat is perfection.  I love that she has a lot of fabrics to choose from for boys and girls, there are 2 different brim sizes and for girls the little added bonus of having a little tab added so you can add a bow clip, perfect right!?  Make sure that your following The Posh Plum on IG HERE

Kendall's outfit details:
* Hat: theposhplum
* Bathing suit: Target
* Bag: shelbychicboutique

Bathing suit: twistedcandi

Necklace: lovebloomshere
Shirt: masonblakeapparel
Shorts: lovesickthreads
Moccs: freshlypickedmoccs

Bracelets: juneandpenny
Romper: thehairbowcompany