OUR WEDDING: Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

Hello again!  I'm back with more wedding planning fun.  I promise I will post other things eventually, haha, I've just got wedding on the brain!

I went bridesmaid dress shopping with my lovely ladies yesterday, and GASP, we found a dress. At the first store no less.  I'm sort of a one-stop-shop kinda gal.  I see something I like, I get it and I'm out of there.  So that was super exciting, and I'm so grateful to have such an awesome group of girls by my side.

When it came time to choose my bridesmaids, I wanted to do something special for each one of them.  While I have a limited budget, and a limited amount of time (planning a wedding in less than 8 months is no easy feat), I still wanted to put together a little something to show how much they mean to me.  Check out what I came up with below :)

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I put together little polka dotted gift bags (aren't they the cutest? I got them at Target! ).  I made matching illustrations of each of the girls, and put them in pretty silver frames.  I also added a hand written note, a To Do List notepad to keep track of all things wedding related, and a nail polish that matched my wedding palette.  I just wanted to put together something fun and thoughtful for the ladies in my life.  Here's a little look at all of the illustrations together.  Funnily enough, the dresses we picked are actually a very similar colour!

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Pedro and I have a fairly large wedding party.  There are 7 bridesmaids, and 7 groomsmen! AH!  It's a little bit crazy, but there are so many important people in our lives from across the globe, and we wanted to make sure that we included everyone in our (second) special day.

NAIL ART: Mint + Blush + White + Gold

Hello all! Hope you are enjoying the first long weekend of summer! 

I have some long weekend NAIL ART for you.  I still have my gel nails, but got bored with the colours I had chosen at the salon.  I wasn't quite ready to go have my nails filled yet, so I thought it might be fun to vamp up the manicure I already had. Maybe this look is a little over the top - but it's sparkly + fun + bright - and I like it for today... Haha.

First, I painted a layer of Zoya's "Purity" so that the mint colour would pop (and to cover up the pink gel polish that I had done at the salon).  Then I did 2 coats of Essie's, "Mint Candy Apple" covering 3/4 of pinkies, index fingers, and thumbs. I put a coat of Sephora by OPI, "XOX Betsey", on my middle fingers, and Maybelline Colour Show Sequins, "Gold's Night Out" on my ring fingers.  I covered everything with a coat of Nicole by OPI, "Top Coat Plus".  Finally, I added the straight line of gold circle studs on all the my nails except the gold ring fingers.

This mani was a little more intensive than usual.. haha.. Definitely for a lazy Sunday with lots of extra time.

I think I am going to make some sangria for a BBQ we are attending tonight.  Mmmm... yummy.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend loves.

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