Wedding Bells

I haven’t really shared this news with anyone much via the internet, but yes – I am an engaged girl! I was asked by my boyfriend Alex on Thanksgiving, and of course I said yes 🙂

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So we have decided to probably plan our legal wedding next summer on our anniversary on 07 July, and we’ll probably head to Las Vegas. Then, the summer after, we will have an actual wedding and reception for all of our friends and family. That way, we can get married in private officially and have it be our “own” private moment, but yet we can have a big to-do ceremony and reception party for everyone who matters to us. I think it is a great compromise of the two sides!

So naturally, I started looking at dresses, hairstyles, makeup, colours/themes – all of it. I became one of “those girls” and started a Pinterest board: Wedding Schmedding

I’ve found some really great ideas for both the legal ceremony as well as the actual wedding. So many choices – this is either going to be hella fun or hella frustrating! But either way – certainly worth it in the end 🙂

Here’s some ideas I have so far:

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Those are some fab first ceremony dresses if I ever did see any! I’d have a 1950s type theme to the first legal ceremony, and an elegant 1930s/1940s theme to the wedding & reception to be held later.

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If I ever got another ring set, you’d bet it would be just like this – gorgeous!

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Absolutely stunning for the reception – feathers look so glamourous and classy!

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And you’d better believe I’d have my tattoos be shown off if I can help it – I want our wedding to be totally US – no excuses or accommodations for anyone else. I know it’s not always going to be like that, but hey – I can dream, can’t I? 😛

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Alex & me, Halloween 2013

Christmas, Vintage Style

I know I haven’t been around much, I’ve had a lot going on and a lot of personal circumstances getting in the way. I have been thinking a lot of coming back and what to write about, but never having the opportunity to do so. But here I am!

In the spirit of the season, I have decided to post some good old vintage Christmas pictures! Some are from NYC, some from elsewhere – but all in Christmas cheer!

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Sometimes I very much wish I could transport myself back to these days shown in the photographs and really and truly enjoy the Christmases of old. I have always felt more at home in a vintage dress, watching a vintage film, listening to vintage music, or being in a vintage car or building. Why not a vintage Christmas as well?! 🙂

How is everyone planning to spend their holiday?