2018 Nordstrom Sale – Beauty Picks

Happy Monday! I hope you all had an amazing weekend! In case you haven’t heard, early access to Nordstrom’s annual NSale began on Thursday, July 12. The early access is for card holders only, but public access begins on July 20. The sale ends and prices increase on August 6! I think this year is even BETTER than last year and I am so excited to share with you my top beauty picks in today’s post.

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If you do not have a card and would like to apply to gain early access, you can do so here. To see everything that’s included in this year’s sale, you can view the look book here.

Also, (side note) a lot of clothing items have already “sold out,” however, Nordstrom holds on to some of that inventory for when the sale goes public and will periodically restock throughout the 3 and a half week sale.

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ONE: Kiehl’s Jumbo Creme de Corps Bottle with Pump – The BEST lotion ever! I always buy a new one during the Anniversary sale and the jumbo bottle lasts me a full year.
$52 (originally $75)

TWO: Sara Happ The Lip Expert Coconut Set – This two piece lip treatment comes with a coconut scrub to exfoliate your lips and then a Luxe Lip Balm to hydrate! This will leave your lips feeling so smooth!
$32 (originally $46)

THREE: T3 White and Chrome Cura Hair Dryer – I’ve had this hair dryer for about 3 years now and it’s completely worth the investment! I naturally have dry hair and it helps reduce frizz and maintains the shine.
$134 (originally $200)

FOUR: T3 Grey SinglePass Curl 1.25″ Curling Iron – This is definitely on my wishlist. I love T3 products and purchased their interchangeable wand during last year’s sale and I use it all the time. Would love to try their new curling iron!
$107 (originally $160)

FIVE: Skinny Dip Pink + Rose Gold Manicure Set – My mom got me a similar set about 6 years ago for Christmas and I STILL have it. I take it with me everywhere. It can easily fit it in my purse and those scissors come in handy more times than you would think!
$23 (originally $42)

SIX: Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Pink Lipstick Set – This is also on my wishlist. I have heard really great things about Charlotte Tilbury products and this sale is the perfect opportunity to try more expensive products at a lower price!
$60 (originally $90)

SEVEN: Voluspa Maison Blanc Two -Wick Tin Candle Set – I also got a set of these from last year’s sale and I STILL have not burned through all of them (only 1). However, these candles smell amazing and make the best gifts!
$29.50 (originally $48)

EIGHT: Alterna Caviar Set – I’ve heard amazing things about this shampoo and I am so excited to try it and see if it lives up to the hype! Before I order the larger set though, I am doing the trail size to make sure I like it.
$72 (originally 114)

NINE: Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase –  I am really excited to get this in the mail. I have always wanted to try these pillowcases and it’s much cheaper than the other pillowcase included in the sale (which is $110)!
$39 (originally $60)

TEN: Nars Undressed Liquid Lip Set II – I love NARS lip brand, they are definitely worth the money and last all day! I feel like the colors in this kit are great everyday basics and I’m excited to try some new ones at a discount 🙂
$49 (originally $104)

ELEVEN: Impressions Vanity Co. Touch Trifold XL Dimmable LED Makeup Mirror – So I have never actually owned a nice makeup mirror and I am so excited to try this out. I was debating between this one and a smaller version (both included in the sale). If this one is too big than I may just exchange for the smaller one.
$58.90 (originally $89)

Any other beauty favorites you’ve found in the sale that aren’t in my top 11? Leave me a comment -I’d love to try them out! I’ll be following up later this week with some of my favorites from the sale in activewear, clothing and accessories!

xoHannah

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July 4th Sale Guide

Happy [ALMOST] 4th of July! This has always been one of my favorite holidays (mostly because it involves the beach, sunshine and hamburgers)! Another reason to love America’s birthday even more, are the major sales that just about every retailer has going on right now! I got a lot of positive feedback on my Memorial Day Sale Guide, so I wanted to make sure I did one for July 4th 🙂 I will say though, I am a little disappointed in the sales this year… I think the deals over Memorial Day were much better, but hey, there’s always Labor Day!

  • Abercrombie: Best of summer sale 40-60% off and all swim $20
  • Ann Taylor: 40% off full price styles and extra 60% off sale with code CELEBRATE through 7/5
  • Banana Republic: 20% off fully price styles and extra 50% off sale through 7/4
  • Baublebar: Up to 75% off sale items, no code needed
  • Belk: Up to 70% off bonus buys or $20 off $50 through 7/4
  • BlankNYC: 30% off everything with code YES30
  • Bloomingdales: Extra 20% or 30% or 40% on select sale items through 7/4
  • Bourbon & Boweties: 30% off sitewide with code FIREWORK (I am so so excited about this one – this is one of my fav jewelry sites – I LOVE their bangles)!
  • Express: Up to 50% off everything through 7/9
  • Francesca’s: Buy one get two 50% off with final sale as low as $1.97 through 7/5
  • Gap: 40% off everything with code GO4TH through 7/4
  • H&M: Up to 70% off + deals from $4 through 7/4
  • J. Crew: 30% off with code ALLSTAR through 7/5
  • J. Crew Factory: 50% off everything plus an extra 20% off with code SUPERSTAR through 7/4
  • Kate Spade: Extra 40% off sale items with code BIGBIGBIG through 7/5
  • Kendra Scott: Over 300 new markdowns up to 40% off
  • Levi’s: Extra 50% off sale items with code SALE50 and 20% off 1 item or 30% off 2 or more items with code MORE30 through 7/10
  • Lord and Taylor: 20% off regular and sale items with code JULY through 7/4
  • Lucky Brand: 40% off summer essentials and up to 70% off sale through 7/4
  • Lulus: Extra 30% off sale items with code SUNNY30
  • Macy’s: Save up to 20% with code FOURTH through 7/8 OR save 25% when you donate $3 to veterans and military families. (They receive 100% of the profits)!
  • Madewell: 20% off summer must-haves with code SPARKLER through 7/5
  • Michael Kors: Up to 70% off semi-annual sale items through 7/30
  • Pottery Barn: Buy more save more up to 30% with code SAVEMORE through 7/8
  • Saks OFF Fifth: Extra 40% off with code AMERICA + an extra 30% designer with code DESIGNER
  • Sam Edelman: Additional 20% off sale with code 4THOFSAM through 7/5
  • Sole Society: Up to 60% off select styles through 7/4

I hope you all have a happy and SAFE Independence Day!

xoHannah

Memorial Day 2018 Sale Guide

It’s been a while since I’ve done a sale guide, but with Memorial Day Weekend coming up, there are tons of sales going on at some major retailers that you need to know about! AND, if you also need some outfit inspo for the weekend, look no further than this adorable white jumpsuit! I’ve also linked other MDW friendly jumpsuits below…

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Outfit Details: Jumpsuit: Bevello, old (similar, almost identical only $58) | Shoes: Marc Fisher, $69 from DSW (similar, similar only $30) | Bag: Red Dress Boutique, $69 (similar only $36) | Earrings: Kendra Scott – shop their sale below! (similar) | Initial Necklace: Gift (similar) | Bracelets: Bourbon & Boweties, from $24 | Watch: Michael Kors, old (similar, similar) | Lips: Bareminerals Buttercream Matte in BO$$

Other jumpsuits for the weekend that I’m loving right now: (P.S. they are ALL under $50)!

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Now… for what you all are probably more interested in… the sales! See my complete guide for all the sales from some of my favorite retailers below:

  • Abercrombie: 40% off through Monday, 5/28 (no code needed)
  • Ann Taylor: 40% off with code SOREADY through Sunday, 5/27
  • Banana Republic: 40% off with code BRSUMMER through Monday, 5/28
  • Baublebar: Up to 70% off Memorial Day Sale
  • Belk: $10 off $40, $30 off $100, and $50 off of $150 through Monday, 5/28
  • BlankNYC: 30% off everything with code BNYC30 through Monday, 5/28
  • Bloomingdales: Big Brown Bag Sale: save 20-50% on select regular price items and an extra 40-50% off sale items + get a $50 reward for every $200 spent through Monday, 5/28
  • Express: Up to 50% off everything through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Francesca’s: BOGO 50% through Saturday, 5/26 + 30% off swim shop
  • Free People: 40% off of summer essentials through Sunday, May 27
  • Gap: Up to 50% off everything (extra 20% off with code PARTY) + free shipping through Saturday, 5/26
  • Guess: Up to 30-50% off + free pool float with $85 purchase through Monday, 5/28!
  • H&M: Memorial Day deals up to 60% off starting at $4.99 through Tuesday, 5/29
  • J. Crew: 40% off with code GETAWAY through Monday, 5/28
  • J. Crew Factory: 50% off everything with code WINWIN through Monday, 5/28
  • Kate Spade: 30% off sale items with code GREATFIND through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Kendra Scott: Spend $100 get 15% off, spend $200 get 20% off, spend $300+ get 25% off, no code needed through Monday, 5/28
  • Levi’s: 30% off sitewide through Wednesday, 5/30
  • Loft: 40% off everything with code LONGWKND through Saturday, 5/26
  • Lord and Taylor: 25% off almost everything with code GIVE through Monday, 5/28
  • Lucky Brand: 30-50% off everything, no code needed through Monday, 5/28
  • Lulus: Extra 30% off sale items with code RAINBOW30 through Monday, 5/28
  • Macy’s: Save up to 20% with code MEMDAY through Monday, 5/28
  • Madewell: 20% off dresses with code PRETTYPLEASE through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Michael Kors: Extra 25% off sale items through Monday, 5/28
  • Nine West: 30% off everything through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Nordstrom: Half yearly sale, prices as marked through June 3
  • Old Navy: 50% tees, tanks, shorts and swim and 30% off dresses
  • Pottery Barn: Buy more save more up to 30% with code SAVEMORE through Monday, 5/28
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: Designer sale, up to 40% off select items
  • Saks OFF Fifth: 20% off clearance with code MEMORIAL through Monday, 5/28
  • Sam Edelman: 30% off sitewide with code SAMXMDW30 through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Sephora: Save up to 60% on must have beauty for a limited time
  • Shopbop: Up to 40% off warm weather styles
  • Sole Society: Up to 60% off select styles through Tuesday, 5/29
  • Steve Madden: 25% off + free shipping with code SUMMER25
  • Urban Outfitters: Items up to 50% off – no specified end date
  • Wayfair: Up to 70% off select departments through Tuesday, 5/29

Last, but definitely not least, I wanted to make sure to note the true meaning of this holiday. To most of us, Memorial Day is all about the picnics, parties, BBQs, [discounts and sales], etc. However, this day is really meant to commemorate those who died in active military service while protecting our country and our freedoms. Take some time this weekend to think about our fallen (and current) heroes and their families, and be thankful for all of the lives that were sacrificed so we can enjoy the picnics, BBQs and most importantly, each other!

Enjoy the long weekend ❤

xoHannah

Striped Sweater for Spring

Welcome to my 100th post! WOOHOO! So crazy to think I’ve posted 100 times… I’ve been trying to post a lot more often, so maybe before you know it I will be at 1,000 🙂 …setting big goals over here!

Anyway… this spring has been so unusually cold! I am so ready for summer, but unfortunately Mother Nature is just not wanting to cooperate. (I have friends up North that just got snow on Tuesday morning. SNOW. In APRIL?!)

So that got me thinking about some transition pieces (sweaters in particular) that are practical, but also give off a “summery” look. The only good thing about colder weather right now, is that a lot of retailers have already released their summer collections, so they have since marked down any winter items! I recently found the perfect sweater for spring, it’s colorful and lightweight and is the perfect piece to transition seasons. The best part… it’s 40% off and only $27!

*I will say the model image is slightly deceiving… the sweater is not as long as it looks on the model on Nordstrom’s website 🙂

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Outfit Details: Sweater: Nordstrom, $27 (similar, similar, also love this one) | Jeans: Abercrombie, $35 (similar, similar only $29) | Shoes: See by Chloe (similar, similar) | Bag: Romwe, $27 | Earrings: Kate Spade (similar) | Rings: Baublebar, $68 (similar only $24)

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These white Kate Spade earrings were my most recent purchases. Kate Spade just had their 30% off friends and family sale and I got them at a pretty decent discount… so I also ordered them in pink! (They also come in navy and a mint green). I think the floral petal details make these the perfect statement earrings for spring and summer and they are also very lightweight!

On the other hand, I have had this bag forever! It’s pretty much identical to this $1,500 designer bag. (I’ll take the $30 one please)! The neutral color goes with everything and it’s the perfect size.

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And last but not least, let’s talk about my favorite shoes! I’ve been wearing these beauties on repeat since I first got them back in February. I don’t know if anyone else has this problem, but my feet are ALWAYS cold. These shoes offer the perfect solution because you still get the cute spring espadrille look, but you’re feet are more covered so they don’t get as cold. I think it’s safe to say that this the best purchase I have made for spring this year! They are a little bit price-y but so far have been worth the investment. (P.S. Saks Fifth Avenue is having a sale right now so you can get them here for $50 off)! I also found some similar, more affordable options here and here and I also this these are super cute!

Thank you all for reading! Hope you have a great rest of the week and a fabulous weekend!

xoHannah

6 Items to Transition to Fall

Happy First Day of Fall! I can’t believe how quickly this year is going by! It’s still fairly warm here in North Carolina, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t already started gearing up for fall and cooler weather. Since it’s that weird transition time between seasons (especially in the South), I have summarized my 6 wardrobe staples that help make the change a little bit more bearable. I also wrote a post about this last year (Surviving fall in the South), which you can view here.

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I absolutely love the look of pairing over-the knee boots with a short mini skirt or a short dress. Since it’s still warm, I can show off some leg but the tall boots still give off the fall vibes. I especially love these boots I snagged from the Nordstrom sale. I think they are the perfect color and go with just about everything!

 

DarkFlorals

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Ok, ok I know I am beating a dead horse. I have posted multiple times about wearing dark florals, specifically in my most recent post, and with this crop top post but I honestly can not stop wearing dark florals for some reason?! Whether it be dresses, tops, or even pants I have been wearing dark florals on repeat for the past few weeks.

 

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I’m going to be honest, when I first saw the cut out sweater trend over the summer, I thought to myself “that’s dumb… what is the point of wearing a sweater to keep warm if there are cut-outs in it?” Well, joke is on me because I am currently LIVING in them! This is the perfect staple to take you from summer to fall. The cut-outs give you some air to breathe, but the sweater says ‘fall’ all over it.

 

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I am and have always been obsessed with flannel for fall. There is just something about flannel and the patchwork patterns that scream bonfires, cozy blankets and hot chocolate. The only problem with flannel is that it keeps you REALLY warm. I know that’s the point, but when you are living in the south, that’s the last thing you want to be wearing in late September and early October.

Now let me introduce light-weight flannel; it looks like a regular flannel top, but the material is MUCH more breathable. My favorite item as of late is this Free People button up that I got on sale. ( I also love this one from Levi’s). I love the over-sized fit and I have even been wearing it as a jacket over dresses. When I get hot, I just take it off and tie it around my waist! (It’s funny how I used to make fun of my mo for tying things around her waist and now look at me!)

 

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Similar to cut-out sweaters, distressed denim is also a great look for fall. Much to my father’s disappointment who always asks “did you actually buy your pants like that?” or “you spent money on those pants?” HAHA Sorry dad! They are “in” right now. But in all seriousness, distressed denim is a perfect transition piece, because you have the cut outs to let you breathe a little, but you still have your legs covered to keep you warm when the temps drop.

 

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Last but not least, are my new favorite shoe trend: peep-toe booties. I guess I can’t really call this a trend because I wore them ALL the time last year between summer and fall. However, they are definitely worth investing in, so they made the list. I love styling them with shorts and a light weight sweater for the perfect fall transition look. I’ve also been styling them with distressed skinny jeans. The peep-toe still hints at summer but the bootie says all fall!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

xoHannah

Black Floral Crop Top

HAPPY FRIDAY! One of the questions I have been getting a lot recently is, “How can I wear black during the summer?” A lot of people are under the impression that black can’t be ‘summer-y’ and should be avoided during these warmer months. I am here to tell you that you can go ahead and wear all the black you want! I found this sheer floral crop top the other day and I bought it without even trying it on (that says a lot for me)!

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I loved the hints of orange and yellow and the floral details as well as the tie/cinched waist giving the top a slight peplum look. AND… what better way to add some summer flair than with some white skinny jeans? These jeans were an investment piece for me that I had been eyeing for a while. I had a similar pair of white skinnies that I scored for under $20, but unfortunately the quality wasn’t that great and they didn’t last me very long. It is SUCH a struggle to find a good pair of white jeans and these babies have not disappointed! 🙂

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Outfit details: Top (similar below) | Jeans (similar) | Bag, Kate Spade (similar only $24) | Earrings, Kate Spade, old (similar only $4, similar) | Shoes, on sale (similar)

Check out more black floral tops below that are perfect for summer! AND they are ALL $45 or LESS! You are welcome 🙂

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Hope ya’ll enjoyed! Keep an eye out for more posts coming soon and have a fabulous, safe weekend! P.S. anyone else watching this UFC fight on Saturday?? All this hype kind of has me a little excited for it… now I just need to find a place that will show it for free without charging me a cover! I think the solution is to just throw my own fight party?!

xoHannah

Blue Drop Waist Dress

Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! The new dress style I’m kind of loving right now is a drop-waist dress. This blue one in particular is evvverything! I love the bright vibrant color and I found the perfect clutch to match. I love the fit because it’s light and airy, which is key in this North Carolina heat and humidity.

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Dress: Shopbop (similar in green)
Shoes: Lilly Pulitzer, old (similar only $23)
Clutch: Steve Madden (similar)
Necklace: The Styled Collection (similar)
Bracelets: Baublebar
Cuff: Lilly Pulitzer (similar only $2)
Earrings: Kendra Scott, (similar)

I also adore the little ruffles at the bottom. I think this shape is flattering for all body types as well as it kind of fits like a standard shift.

Shop some other drop waist dress options below.

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I hope you all had a FABULOUS weekend! On Saturday, my friend Hannah married her fiancee, Josh in a beautiful outdoor ceremony in South Carolina. It was honestly, such a wonderful day full of love and lots and lots of dancing!

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Have a wonderful week everyone!

xoHannah

Denver – Wedding Day!

After months and months of planning the big day was finally here! Everything about Saturday, June 17 was absolutely beautiful and perfect. I am going to apologize in advance for the NUMEROUS pictures that are about to be in this post. But, there were just so many great moments and memories that Doug Treiber was able to capture, so I wanted to share them with all of you.

You read about my trip to the Coors Brewery, the bridal luncheon and the rehearsal dinner, but their wedding day was my absolute FAVORITE!

We had an early start to our morning and showed up at the venue (Erin’s mom’s house) bright and early to get ready. Trust me, it took a village with 11 bridesmaids! I also think that is a testament to the type of people that Erin and Josh are –they have so many close friends and family that adore them because they are just such genuine, loving people!

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And I just love how us girls spent the entire day getting ready and meanwhile… the boys were doing this:

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But they did get ready eventually 🙂

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I also can’t complain… we had some downtime and were able to sit out in the sun, sip some champagne and had an amazing deli lunch delivered. We also (obviously) had to take a ton of pictures.

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Erin’s sister Annie and her sweet baby niece Julia

The girls who did the hair and make up (Planet Laboratories) were amazing and I even reached out to Erin so I could include them in my post. They were SO talented and friendly. They used all Aveda products, which I haven’t really used too much in the past, but now I am obsessed with their makeup line… I never even know they did makeup! I got a simple half updo and wore the rest of my hair down and curled, and despite dancing all night, my curls held perfectly. See our final hair:

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I also tried fake eyelashes for the first time, and I am not going to lie they were a little uncomfortable at first. Eventually I got used to them and I think they looked great -but I probably wouldn’t get them again unless it were a special occasion. Erin had eyelash extensions (which I have been wanting to try) and they looked amazing… she didn’t even really need to wear mascara with them.

Once Erin had her hair and makeup done, it was time for the “first look.” I think this is a really sweet idea and the photographer got some amazing heart-melting pictures! Here Erin is in her dress! It was so elegant and fit her like a glove. It was as if that dress were made for her. The v-back was beautiful too and simple diamonds around the waistline added the perfect touch.

 

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So here are some of the pictures that the photographer took during the first look. I’m just glad you can’t see all the girls peeking through the windows in the background! We were also trying to not cry all the fresh make up off our faces!

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This last one is my favorite ❤ The garden on the side of Erin’s house was honestly the perfect backdrop for these intimate pictures. As you can tell, her mom’s flowers and gardens were impeccable and just added to the beautiful setting.

After their first look, the photographers took Erin and Josh to the front of the house to do all of the bride and groom pictures. After that, they did all of the wedding party pictures, which was GENIUS! So after the ceremony, we didn’t have to waste time taking pictures, they were already done and Josh and Erin and the rest of the bridal party could just go right into the reception!

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Momma & Daddy

So all of these pictures were actually taken before the wedding, but it ended up being perfect because it did sprinkle right after we finished. (They say a little bit of rain on your wedding day is good luck)! As the guests arrived, it was time to walk down the aisle! But first, let’s start with the cutest “ring bearer” ever –Erin’s little nephew, Andrew.

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The one thing that they did, which was really sweet was Josh met Erin in the middle of the aisle and walked her down the rest of the way to the alter. They also shared their own vows, which was really special –I’m sure for them– but also for everyone else to hear. I had been good at not crying up until that point. My brother has always been a man of few words, but listening to him talk about Erin and share his love for her with all the guests was so special! ❤

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And I now present Mr. & Mrs. Bordner!

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After a gorgeous ceremony it was time for the reception! I would say that the theme of this wedding was garden chic. Everything was put together so beautifully and every little detail was thought of. I wanted to share some pictures of the venue and the decor because it was truly truly beautiful. (I also know most of my friends will steal them to put on their Pinterest boards)!

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A fun and interesting note about these table settings… Erin’s mom actually hand sewed all of the napkins for every guest. This was a great personal touch and she used three different patterns, which tied everything together so nicely.

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Erin and Josh still did the traditional wedding cake cutting, but it was just a small cake. So instead of serving that cake to the guests, they had an ice cream bicycle come and handout different flavors of ice cream sandwiches. These were actually really refreshing and really tasty and was such a fun idea (especially if you aren’t a big cake person).

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Once the ceremony was over, they held a cocktail hour for the guests before sitting down to dinner. We also went through all the speeches and Erin’s mom gave the most heart-warming toast welcoming Josh into their family –I know he is in good hands living across the country. I don’t think any of the guests minded that two people interrupted…

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After the toast, dinner was served buffet style with tons of options and a delicious watermelon salad AND sweet potato fries! And after dinner was when the real fun began! They had a live band, Diamond Empire who was absolutely amazing! There is just something fun and authentic about having a live band interacting with the crowd!

Before sharing pictures from the reception, I did want to share some sweet pictures from their first dance to Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett.

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Now for the rest of the pictures from such an amazing night…

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My handsome date!

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Boston College friends

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My mom’s side of the family

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Josh and my sweet grandma ❤

And I am so bummed because this is the only picture I have of the back of my dress, which I was so in love with! The beaded detail on it was so intricate and beautiful, I am kind of sad I don’t have more pictures.

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I guess I will just need to find another time and place to wear it again 🙂

I think I can speak for all of the guests there, that this was one of the most fun and amazing weddings I have ever been to. (And yes, I am biased). But there was just something so intimate about this backyard wedding in the home that Erin and her siblings grew up in. It was also so much about family and good friends and I am so thankful that these two found each other!

So last but not least…

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CONGRATS to the newlyweds!

xoHannah

Denver Trip – Rehearsal & Dinner

If you have been following my last few posts, you will know that my brother Josh married his beautiful fiancé, Erin this past June in the lovely Denver, Colorado.

I may be a bit biased… but this was honestly one of the most FUN rehearsal dinners (and weddings) that I have been to! After the bridal luncheon earlier in the afternoon, we headed over to the rehearsal, then off to The Tavern in Platt Park to help set up for the dinner party.

Here is a picture from the actual rehearsal:

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I loved that Erin and Josh had their photographer at their rehearsal and the dinner to take pictures and capture some sweet moments. (I am not sure if that’s standard now-a-days)? The Tavern was the PERFECT location… we were up on their rooftop bar, the weather was perfect, food was amazing and the staff was so great!

I was super excited that my mom let me design the invitations for the rehearsal dinner (see below). My parents ended up inviting a good number of people because so many friends and family flew across the country and a lot of our family members and friends hadn’t met Erin and vice-versa with Josh. So this was the perfect way for everyone to meet BEFORE the actual wedding.

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I crossed out last names for privacy 🙂

I also created a cute little logo to put on the vases on the tables at the ceremony and to add to the menus. I designed 2 signs as well to match the invites (I may have gotten a little excited designing things)! See designs and venue pictures below. My mom also made this adorable slideshow for Josh and Erin of family pictures and pictures from their childhood, which was playing in the background on all the TVs.

Also, I must say… the rooftop location did make a really good backdrop for some photos! (We may have gotten a little carried away). See outfit details below the slideshow:

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Dress: Revolve, old (similar, similar)
Shoes: Sam Edelman (similar only $20)
Necklace: Gift from the bride
Bracelets: Bourbon & Boweties
Bag: Tory Burch, old on sale (similar, similar)
Earrings: Baublebar, old (similar)

The rehearsal dinner was also the perfect time to give some speeches so we weren’t taking up too much time talking at the wedding 🙂 My sister and I did a joint speech to the bride and groom and I’m not going to lie, I was slightly terrified! There were so many things I wanted to say (funny/embarrassing stories), but we kept it short and sweet since there were so many people who wanted to toast the happy couple! ❤

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After the rehearsal dinner, we finished off the night at the Marriott’s Hotel Bar. We didn’t stay out too late because we had to get enough sleep for the big day tomorrow!!

Bare with me… only one more post on the big day –coming soon! Happy Friday hope you all have an amazing weekend!

xoHannah

P.S. Photo credit goes to the talented Doug Treiber.

Denver Trip – Bridal Luncheon

Happy bridal luncheon and rehearsal dinner day! ❤

This Friday was such a gorgeous day and we started it off with a luncheon/brunch, mimosas and blood mary’s at the Denver Country Club. This was the perfect time and place for all of the girls to get together and unwind before the madness of the rehearsal and wedding!

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My sister and I were able to spend some time with Erin, her mom and her sisters and the other bridesmaids. We also had a full course meal with appetizers and sorbet dessert! YUM!

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Meet the Bordner girls!

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Bridesmaids

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Dress: Bardot (similar, similar only $29!)
Shoes: Lilly Pulitzer, old (similar)
Earrings: Sole Society, old (similar, similar)
Bracelet: Kendra Scott
Bangles: Bourbon & Boweties

Between the luncheon and the rehearsal, we were able to explore a little bit of Cherry Creek –which is actually a really neat place with a lot of cute boutique shops and restaurants! I would have liked to spend a little more time exploring, but we had a busy schedule so I guess I will just have to save that for next time 🙂

Hope you all survived Monday and have a great rest of the week!

xoHannah