Midsummer's Eve ~ A Retro Portland Wedding

Midsummer's Eve ~ A Retro Portland Wedding

I am obsessed with weddings. I cherish every minute of celebrating true love with music, champagne, and insane amounts of dancing. I love how happy people are and seeing the pure joy of marriage on people's faces. I love the gowns and the bow ties, the special desserts and twinkle lights. I love the rows of chairs and tables and all the hanging tulle. I have been fortunate enough to attend a lot of weddings recently and now I want to share those stories on my blog. 

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My Santa Barbara Bachelorette

My Santa Barbara Bachelorette

I love bachelorette parties. I love the idea of whole weekend devoted to eating good food, dressing up, going out and all in the company of close girlfriends. I've attended quite a few amazing  Bachelorette weekends. For mine, however, I wanted it to be shorter and more cost effective so that more [mom] friends would be able to participate.

I knew that it would be in the SoCal area and had pitched a few ideas to my MOHs Sarah and Loee. I had no idea that what they planned would match my hopes so perfectly.

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My Super Sweet Hometown Shower

My Super Sweet Hometown Shower

Since Jeff and I decided to get married in LA, my mom and her best friends really wanted to make sure I had a shower back in Ohio. They wanted our friends and family back east to feel like they were still a part of the celebration - I did too. It was important to Jeff and I that everyone in our life felt like they were valued in this season. We have had so much support the last couple of years, especially from the communities we grew up in. 

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