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My Bridal Shower in Photos

Since I really couldn’t vlog my perfect bridal shower, I wanted to share a few favorite photos I gathered from people!

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Can you tell I love donuts?  My mom surprised me with donuts as a dessert and my bestie & bridesmaid Julia took these hilarious photos.

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My brother’s girlfriend Courtney borrowed this chalkboard from work and served as the day’s event planner with my mom– they did such an amazing job!  Speaking of amazing, look at this guy with that bouquet!

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My MOH Amanda granted my wish of a flower crown!  My dress, which you can see in this photo with my beloved Nonna, is from Free People.

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My beautiful bridesmaids!  I have my lifelong friend Chelsea, bestie Julia, future-sister-in-law Caitlin, and cousins Amanda, Christina, and Daniella by my side.

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My immediate family, and the girl cousins (the “pretty babies,” as much uncle calls us)!

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A few favorite from instagram!  Clockwise: my hometown friends, soon-to-be sister, future husband, and moms!

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With Julia, who I’ll be a bridesmaid for a year from my shower; with Amanda, who I’ll be MOH for next month; and with Tara, whose wedding was the first Matt & I went to together!

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And one last shot of the flowers!  Big thanks to my aunt for taking so many of these photos.  Fun fact: I was in my aunt’s wedding maybe 20 years ago?  Her daughters are my junior bridesmaids!

143 days to go til we’re #lyontheknot!

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Au revoir, August

The summer’s been so busy.  Talking to my friends last weekend, it seems like we all experienced that.  I can’t say I’m happy that the summer is gone in the blink of an eye, but I’m so looking forward to September, October, November, and December.  The end of the year is going to be busy, but I’m so excited to get to 2018, when we’ll be tying the knot!  So, I won’t miss you, August… but here’s some of my favorite moments.

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[1] Bliss beach days were rare this summer [2] DoubleChin donut pop-up! [3] Loving my Uniqlo x Nintendo tees [4] and exploring neighborhoods for brunches with friends [5] taste testing these Mythical Polar seltzers! [6] adding this adorable air plant to my collection! [7] the Littleburg vegan pop-up [8] savoring summer nights [9] and hydrangeas!

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I couldn’t be more excited to get out of February and launch into March!  I’ve got a biiiig trip coming up and I’ve been counting down the days!  Let’s revisit some of the great things that happened in February, though.

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[1] a trip to the MFA!  [2] lots of amazing books [3] a trip to Philadelphia and an indulgence in Federal Donuts [4] Valentine’s day gifts from my love [5] trying out Pokeworks [6] the sun’s setting later, making for beautiful walks home [7] green tea ice cream [8] testing out Burberry’s Liquid Lip Velvet [9] amazing spring weather!

What were your favorite February moments?

Bye, July!

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Goodness, the summer is flying by!  July to me has been full of vacation– family fourth of July weekend [here and here], and Evo in Las Vegas [here, here, and here]!

Home life has been readjusting testing new make-up products [more soon!], enjoying our home city [here], and lots and lots of poké-walks to catch ’em all in Pokémon Go [here, everywhere, and more to come]!

We’ve got lots planned for August too, so stay tuned!  What’s up next for you this summer?!