all dressed in white

good morning and happy hump day!
i’ve been meaning to get to this post since my bachelorette 2 weeks ago but i have just been insanely busy.
seriously, every time i open up my laptop it’s to research something for the wedding. eek! it’s getting so close!

well i wanted to do a small post on this fabulous dress i bought from the blue door boutique! this boutique is awesome for everything! from casual wear to cocktail dresses!
i had been searching for a brunch type dress that was bride-to-be like, i saw this one blue door’s instagram and i immediately ordered it! it is just so darlin’!

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IMG_6537white dress IMG_6562 IMG_6575 do you know how hard it is to shoot in front of all of your friends?!
this was the majority of my shots because they kept going, “oooooowwweeeee”. just a bunch of goofs!

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maxi dress // {here}
floppy sun hat // {here}

i am obsessed with this dress and everything else i have bought from this boutique.
i also bought my bridesmaid dress for my friend’s wedding in september and oh.my.gosh! just wait, it’s so pretty!
if you need cute dresses for an upcoming wedding or for any kind of event, this is your place!
okay, i’m off my soapbox.

hugs hugs hugs!

always,
jess

 

our weekend adventures

friday

IMG_9623 started my friday off with my 10th pure barre class in a row! woohoo!

IMG_9633 after barre i went and got a mani/pedi and an eyebrow wax, it was so long overdue! then cale and i packed up and went on our way to coeur d’alene, idaho to visit some of our very good friends! 

IMG_9641 roadtrip shenanigans!

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one of the rest stops we stopped at was a wind farm! whodathunk it would be crazy windy?! haha look at my hair!

IMG_6635 we finally made it and this little nugget was all smiles!

saturday

IMG_9655 i didn’t take very many pictures on saturday but i did snag this one and…ohhhh my ovaries!!

sunday

IMG_9657 every time we come and visit, it is a must that we stop at the old european. this is cale’s favorite breakfast place of allllll time! so yummy!

IMG_9664 we had to say our goodbyes and head on our way back home. it’s been so dry lately that little dust devils were everywhere!

IMG_9672 i came home to a 20 pound box full of gorgeous wedding invitations!! these get sent out in one week, you guys!! one week! ahhhh!!

what shenanigans did you get into this weekend??

always,
jess

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our weekend adventures

friday

 
came home to see these beautiful blooms in our front yard! i think it’s ph level is confused because the blooms are yellow and pinkish!

 since seattle has been so sunny all of my plants are thriving! i kill every kind of plant so this makes me so happy to see!

 cale went out with his buddy to the bar so i treated myself to a filet mignon and some veggies! om nom nom

saturday

3 months we are down to 3 months!!!!
you can read all about what we did this last month in our
wedding countdown post → {here}


this guy is a super creep in the morning. oh chandler bingers!   cale has been joining me a lot at pure barre and i love it! he definitely got his booty kicked this time.


we stopped by cale’s brother’s new home that they just bought and fell in love with the neighborhood…which then ended up with us touring 4 new homes. ugh i can’t wait until we buy a new home!!

 our neighbors just opened up their new bottleshop so we went a checked it out! so awesome and so many different beers on tap!
congrats jack & megan, here’s to a very successful business!

sunday


i swear she wasn’t pissed…

we were only supposed to go to men’s wearhouse to choose some bowties for the guys…yeahhh i changed their whole entire suits…but i did choose the bow ties too!

 after laundry and some cleaning, i headed out to my 5th barre class in a row with the hardest instructor out there! sami, you kick my ass every single time!

  
no dairy, no grains, no sugars…i got this!

meanwhile,
jazmina is having a blast in texas and she lost another tooth!!
i miss her so so much, luckily, we get her back in 12 days!
woohoo!

how was your weekend?

always,
jess

wedding countdown

3 months this is a one of the terraces at our venue…swoon!

T H R E E  M O N T H S !!!
93 DAYS!!

i know i say this in each countdown, but i seriously cannot believe it’s only 3 months away! this was a very exciting month. all the things we did made it that much more real that i will get to marry the man of my dreams in
t h r e e  m o n t h s!!!
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

previous wedding countdowns // {10 months}   {9 months}   {8 months}
{7 months}   {6 months}   {5 months}   {4 months}

this month we:

  • ordered my wedding shoes. so adorable!
  • ordered our guestbook, and things that go along with it
  • ordered our unity ceremony. you’ll just have to wait to see what it is!
  • WENT TO TEXAS FOR MY BACHELORETTE!!!
  • while i was in texas i met my coordinator at my venue and had meetings with practically all of my vendors. it was pretty much my final walk through as that was the last time i would be going to texas, with some free time, before the wedding.
  • we met with our caterer and figured out placements for the food, the napkins, the favors, etc.
  • we met with our dj and discussed music and played with some uplighting.
  • we hopped on over to the place we are renting our linens through and played with some new linens…we ended up just sticking with our original plan.
  • and the last meeting was with our florist! let’s just say she had a lot of work to do after we left. is that typical though? do brides start changing their minds the closer they get to the wedding?
  • paid off all of our vendors except our photographer…how awesome is that???

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so since i got to see our beautiful venue again i thought i’d snap just a couple of pictures to give y’all a little sneak peek.

IMG_9401 the front of the chapel looking towards the back. this will be cale’s view when those big doors swing open and he’ll see his girls walking down the aisle. OH MY GOSH!

IMG_9399 i’m still in so much awe in all the details this venue has. picture these with lush greenery hanging and intertwined all around. dreamy right???

IMG_9407 i’ve been waiting and waiting to snap my own picture of this view. it’s absolutely breathtaking.

happy happy three months!! it’s going to go by so quick!

always,
jess

a texas bachelorette – part two

saturday
bachelorette weekend
day two
part-one – pre-bunch

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part-two – brunch 

Continue reading “a texas bachelorette – part two”

a texas bachelorette – part one

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i don’t even know where to begin.
how did i get so lucky to have so many beautiful, caring, wonderful girls in my life?
this past weekend was unbelievably fun and made me feel so special. my liver may hate me but i am so so happy.

i have to give all the props to my maid of honor, ms. preslee. i am so grateful and again, lucky to have a best friend like her. i can’t believe all the little details she planned out to make my weekend so special.
i am so happy that she is the one that will be standing right next to me when i marry the man of my dreams, i don’t know that anyone could be any more perfect than she is.

alright, enough of the mushy gushiness.
this post will be setup like ‘our weekend adventures‘.
let’s get this party started!

thursday

IMG_9394 airport #ootd.
i scored these chinos at old navy on wednesday on sale // {here}

IMG_9395 we kept it super chill thursday night so that we could save our energy for the rest of the weekend. luckily for me teen mom 2 was premiering. so excited it’s back on!

friday

IMG_9396 friday morning i did my final walk through with all my vendors since it was the last time i would be in texas with some free time. look at this view off one of the terraces right outside the chapel. holy gorgeous!

i’ll post more pictures i took in our wedding countdown post in a few days! keep an eye out for it!

bachelorette weekend
night one
part one – painting with a twist

IMG_6357  Continue reading “a texas bachelorette – part one”

our weekend adventures

friday

IMG_9310 both cale and i had off on friday to observe the holiday. this is rare…cale never gets the holidays off. so he joined me for an early morning barre class! he’s such a trooper!

ugh…cale tried teaching me to drive stick. lol. no.
enjoy these…oh and my excuse to stop is “i’m getting closer to cars, i’m sweating and i’m hungry and i’m really hungry.”
sorry for the scary no makeup face, this was right after barre.

 

481425_453159448078861_364597702_n after the death lesson of trying to learn a stick shift, i got to pamper myself with a mani, pedi and eyebrow wax! ugh i love my salon // splash nail bar

45908_475894685807081_36094958_n after the salon i went home and took a little cat nap with my future husband. technically, i slept on his chest and he watched tv. sighhhh. anyway, after i woke up we got ready and headed out to an appointment i had at // the wax bar // some other things needed some attention, one word, OUCH! but ladies who live in seattle, these ladies take care of you! i highly recommend this place!

IMG_9326 after the self-induced torture we decided to go ‘adulting’. since jaz is still in texas, cale and i are able to go and have a couple beers and enjoy just being in each other’s company. we still miss our baby girl though.

IMG_9331 after dinner we got to see our friends new house that they just bought and we were blown away by their view! so gorgeous!

saturday

IMG_9358 saturday we slept in, had breakfast in bed and literally did nothing until 3 pm. that was when i had to get up and run to the store so i could make my pasta salad // here // for a get-together at our neighbors house. fourth of july means red•white•blue everywhere!

gone-girl-2014-film-poster i ducked out of the party a little early because i couldn’t hang in the sun. i got really nauseous and light headed…was i ever a texan? seriously, what the hell. so when cale came back home we relaxed and finally watched ‘gone girl’…what in the ever living…what!!?? this movie was crazy! women are effing psycho, man!

sunday

IMG_9364 i went to an early morning barre class and basked in my sticky socks glory. i have more than this but these were just the pairs that i had just washed. a girl can never have too many sticky socks…never.

IMG_9363 cleaning soon turned into this. cale and i are mature, i promise.
at least we know that the new luggage we got for aruba will hold all of my clothes… 😉

IMG_9370 hot summer days means extremely oily kitties. and oily kitties means matted fur…soooo that means…kitties get combed!

IMG_9372 mario!!!! that’s all i really need to say for this one.

what a hot weekend!! i hope you all stayed cool this fourth of july!
my bachelorette is this next weekend so sorry in advance if my posts are a little late.
have a great week!

always,
-jess