wedding photos: sneak peek!

wedding photos: sneak peek!

hi friends! sooooo…. i’m married! eeeek! we had such a special time last saturday at our wedding and reception celebration! friends drove and flew in from all over – SF, LA, Seattle, Vancouver, Denver, El Paso TX, Boston, NYC, Washington DC and several parts of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. it was so special to be surrounded by so many people who love us and have invested in our lives. the day felt truly magical and exactly what we wanted: authentic. today, i’m super excited to share a super short sneak peek at our wedding photos! the photos feel very us – and very reflective of our wedding day. […]

my san francisco bridal shower!

my san francisco bridal shower!

i have the best friends ever. a few weeks ago, they threw me a super fun, beautiful bridal shower at one of my favorite places in the city, ampersand. ampersand is an adorable flower shop in the mission {which you’ve likely seen me post pics of, like here & here…}. the shower was perfectly timed because all three of my sisters were in town visiting! it was seriously one of the most fun and special nights ever, having all of these people together celebrating. ampersand is such a beautiful space that decorations aren’t necessary, but the girls ordered these gold YAY balloons to make the space […]

final wedding invites!

final wedding invites!

a few weeks ago, i shared some sneak peeks at our wedding invites designed by our lovely and talented friend renée. to be honest, i loved all four of the designs she created. initially, i had thought that i wanted gold-foiled invitations to match our gold-foiled save the dates {via minted}. without prompt, renée put together another invitation suite option for us. this time, it had no gold, but instead beautiful, bohemian florals and greenery. our overall wedding look and feel is very bohemian, outdoors-y, layered and bright with blooming peonies and gold accents as the main decor pieces. this version of invites from renée felt SO […]

advent, christmas and being present

advent, christmas and being present

This Christmas season, I want to be more present. So many times the past few years, I’ve been so focused on my busy-ness and travel and to-do list and shopping that I somehow get to Christmas Eve or even Christmas Day and haven’t even focused on the real reason we celebrate. I grew up learning about Advent, but this year, I’m really trying to focus on it; this season leading up to Christmas. I recently read that Advent is ‘waiting for the day God shows up for all of us’ and I love that simple definition. Advent is the four week period before Christmas where the In […]

i’m engaged!!!

i’m engaged!!!

i’m so excited to share that i’m engaged! eric and i went to big sur last weekend and he proposed! last november, eric and i went to big sur for the first time and we watched the sunset at pfeiffer beach. it was such a memorable weekend together so i was super pumped to go back again this year! this past weekend, we drove down to big sur on saturday morning and spent the day exploring, hiking a few trails and drinking coffee together. we had dinner reservations for 7:30pm at big sur bakery so beforehand, planned to watch the sunset back at pfeiffer beach.  it […]

Thanksgiving & Friendsgiving Tips & Etiquette

Thanksgiving & Friendsgiving Tips & Etiquette

Happy Monday and Thanksgiving week! I am super excited not only for a short week at work, but to celebrate one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving! I love that the holiday brings people together, revolves around food {mashed potatoes!} and allows us to actually focus on what we are thankful for. While remembering what I’m grateful for and sharing is something I try to do all the time, there’s something really special about people talking about what they are thankful for together out loud. This will be the FOURTH year of a Friendsgiving we’re hosting at our apartment. It started because a lot of us from […]