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Wedding Wednesday: Invitations

Apr 15, 2015

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Wedding Paper Divas. I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Annnnd we’re back with the wedding updates! Planning has been going well so far, aside from a wedding planning stress dream I had where Omied spilled oil down the front of my wedding dress right before the ceremony. Why he was carrying a jar of oil, I have no idea. But from what I’ve heard from all my friends who have gotten married, wedding planning stress dreams are just par for the course, and unavoidable since you’re researching and thinking about wedding details so much in the months leading up to the big day. If you’re planning a wedding and have never had a stress dream about it, I’d love to know, what’s your secret??

In my last Wedding Wednesday post, I shared the first part of a collaboration with Wedding Paper Divas, and I’m happy to say we came to a design decision. As I mentioned, Omied really isn’t into stationery/invites that are “froo-frooey” (a.k.a. flowery). So I went through all of Wedding Paper Divas’ invitation designs (literally, all of them! They have such a huge selection with hundreds of designs.) and favorited a bunch of designs that I liked, and that I thought Omied might like too (keeping in mind the froo-frooeyness level, of course).

After Omied went through and weeded out some of the designs, we had several top picks. We loved this water color design for something modern and different, but still colorful. We also liked this marbled invite, but felt it was a little too modern. This Wisteria Wonder design was also a top contender (despite the fact that it’s pretty froo-frooey) because the vines and flowers match the gorgeous garden scenery in our venue.

In the end, we finally decided on the Everlasting Gem design, because it felt clean, chic, and unique. And I love the hand-stamped foil design.
chic wedding invitations
chic wedding invite
In these sample photos the colors are mint and silver, but you can customize the color to the exact CMYK color that you want. We'll probably change ours to blue to match our wedding colors. I love that WPD has this level of customization available and that you get to work with one of their designers to review a digital proof of the invitations. We'll be ordering free samples as well (use code FREETRY at checkout), so we can make sure the colors are just right in person. So excited to get these babies printed!

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Coppola

Apr 14, 2015

Necklace and earrings c/o My Vintage Spirit

This past weekend I headed up to Napa to celebrate a friend's birthday at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. We took a Blacklane town car up for the day, which was absolutely lovely. I was thinking of wearing a maxi dress (because maxi dresses are practically synonymous with Napa), but the warmer weather called for something lighter, and I've been waiting for a chance to wear this little romper that I bought from a cute boutique on South Congress in Austin. It was a gorgeous day and we spent Sunday dipping in the pool, relaxing in our cabana, sipping wine, and exploring the grounds. I fully realize how obnoxiously bougie that just sounded, but it was a special treat and a wonderful way to celebrate the birthday girl. The winery also has props from Coppola's movies sprinkled throughout the place, and I couldn't stop giggling when I saw the Godfather's desk, because I know my dad had snuck back there with some friends late at night when no one was looking, and sat at the chair quoting lines from the movie. *insert my dad's interpretation of an Italian accent here* "What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully?" 


Pack Your Bags

Apr 13, 2015



I just looked at my calendar and realized I’m going to be traveling every single weekend in May and June. Vegas (bachelorette!), LA (wedding!), Canada (work! Ok, that one’s not quite as glamorous), LA (again!). The list just keeps growing and my calendar is looking a bit aggressive, but at least it’s a good mix of fun, family time, work, and relaxation. I’m excited to spend some time poolside and am starting to think about how I can efficiently pack, since some of these trips are back-to-back with no time to come home in between. And while I’m all about efficiency and squeezing everything into my carry on so I don’t have to check bags, the most fun part to think about is what’s going in my beach bag...like these gorgeous lace up sandals that are just begging to come out and play.

How will you be ringing in summer?


CorePower Yoga

Apr 9, 2015

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of hosting a class at the new CorePower Yoga in Berkeley to celebrate their grand opening! The studio was absolutely gorgeous—such a calm, beautiful space. I'd never done hot yoga before, and to be honest I was a little nervous I was going to be the girl who passed out in class, but I ended up loving it. Here's a look inside the new studio!

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The new studio has tons of classes so be sure to check out their schedule and try one out! I promise you'll get a great sweat on and love it. ;)