Vibrant Print

A friend of mine got married this past weekend in Napa Valley.  She had a beautiful Indian wedding ceremony and a lot of the female guests (outside of the immediate family) were dressed in saris.  To emulate the same festive and colorful feeling, I wore this maxi skirt in a mustard yellow and royal blue pattern.  It was a random find I discovered during a weekend stroll through Eastern Market.  I loved the vibrant print and volume and thought it would be perfect for the occasion. Continue reading “Vibrant Print”

High Low Party Dress


June means the start of wedding season and it’s a great reason to stock up on party dresses. A summer wedding means an opportunity to wear bright colors and to bring out your bold and festive side. I have been eyeing this silk cocktail dress by Kate Spade in all its glory and voluminous skirt. Continue reading “High Low Party Dress”

Eye On Etsy


[ 1. Birdcage Veil / 2. Table Tents / 3. Statement Necklace / 4. Pennants / 5. Wedding Gown / 6. Ring / 7. Cake Toppers / 8. Photo Props / 9. Customized Stickers ]

Etsy was a great source for me when I was planning my wedding, I think my favorite find was this glitzy statement necklace. It had me wondering, wouldn’t it be great if one sourced *everything* for their wedding through Etsy? Continue reading “Eye On Etsy”

Wanted: Wedding Gowns


[Image via Ritz Carlton]

Dear 2011 Me, I am quite impressed with your ability to find *the* wedding dress within six weeks of getting engaged even though it took six months to find a venue.   You weren’t familiar with Rivini, but upon your first meeting, it’s like you two were a match made in heaven. After all, she introduced you to the world of statement necklaces, that’s a huge. Continue reading “Wanted: Wedding Gowns”

Love Themed Melodies


When I planned my wedding a couple of years ago, I created a playlist to help inspire the feeling and experience for the big day.  As a result, I also had a readily available catalog of love-themed songs. Continue reading “Love Themed Melodies”

My DC Wedding on Style Me Pretty


It’s been over a year but my wedding is on Style Me Pretty.  Going through all these photos, it’s like living that day all over again.  Check it out here! Continue reading “My DC Wedding on Style Me Pretty”

First Wedding Anniversary


[Photos by Mary Kate McKenna Photography]

Today my husband and I are celebrating our one-year wedding anniversary. I can’t believe a year has come and gone so quickly! In honor of the day, I spend a rare Monday at home instead of traveling for work. In a few weeks, we’ll be off to Southeast Asia for our wedding anniversary vacation (first year is paper, or e-ticket in our case). Continue reading “First Wedding Anniversary”

Wedding Album

I love pictures! 90% of my motivation for this blog is because I love to collect, look, and stare at pictures for hours and hours. The other day, we got a package in the mail. It was a stack of our wedding photos from our awesome photographer, Mary Kate. She has an amazing eye and I wanted to create a keepsake for our parents with her work that was memorable and recreated the feel from that day. Continue reading “Wedding Album”