Our Wedding

Told you I was going to go back over all of the lovely events that have happened over the last 3-4 years! ¬†Apologies in advance ūüôā ¬†I especially apologize to anyone that I know personally who reads this as they are probably SO OVER our wedding at this point! ¬†But anyway, on with the overkill….

We got married on September 24, 2016 (seems like so long ago!) at Hamilton Farm Golf Club.  The day started out cloudy, drizzly and cool.  But as we got ready in the mansion on the grounds, the skies opened and the sun started to shine through! View More: http://christynicole.pass.us/katie-and-matt-wedding

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I remember being so calm that morning even though leading up to the day I was a frazzled bridezilla who’s attention to detail was keeping her up all night, every night. ¬†I thought I had forgotten some important detail or factor or that the things that I had planned with each separate vendor wouldn’t look right when they all came together. ¬†Oh, not to mention that the week leading up to the wedding I totaled my car, had to board our super nervous dog (who hates being anywhere but in our home) and :minor detail: my dress hadn’t arrived when it was supposed to. ¬†The morning of the rehearsal dinner/day before the wedding, we were on the phone with customer service — they had scheduled the dress to SHIP the day it was supposed to ARRIVE. ¬†We finally got to someone just below the OWNERS and she gave me her personal number while she was out to hunt down my dress. ¬†It was at FedEx just outside of the city! WHAT? She had a driver go to pick it up and drive it an hour to the rehearsal dinner site. ¬†Wow. ¬†Talk about last minute!

But that morning of the wedding…. calm. ¬†Total zen. ¬†Like nothing that had happened that week or night before even occurred. ¬†I just soaked in every moment, had fun with my bridesmaids and the hair/makeup team getting ready.

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So remember how I was saying I was an anxiety-ridden mess leading up to the day? ¬†Yep, that was me. ¬†I had buyers remorse as soon as we left Kleinfeld’s, thinking “was that really MY dress?” ¬†I love clothes and fashion so picking ONE dress without seeing EVERYTHING that was in the store… ugh I get antsy thinking about it. ¬†But zipping up that Monique Lhuillier ruffle tiered ball gown was just about as close to a religious experience as dresses get! ¬†I had a window overlooking the grounds and seeing everything being set up was magical!

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Stepping outside knowing I would get to see Matt for our first look, I started to get butterflies. ¬†I couldn’t contain my excitement when I saw his back turned to me and our photographer said “Okay, go tap him on the shoulder” that I went and squeeze his sides (not the greatest in photos LOL but it was so much more “us” than a tap on the shoulder). ¬†As soon as I saw his face and hugged and kissed him, I was soooo ready to marry this man. ¬†I won’t get too mushy here but even thinking about it now puts a big smile on my face.

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The ceremony was so beautiful! ¬†The string trio played “A Thousand Years” as I walked down the aisle to my groom. ¬†The path to him was all stone, so I held on so tightly to my dad’s arm as I just thought “Just find the next stone and DON’T FALL!” Oh, and remember that sun that started to shine through the clouds? ¬†Well at the end of September it was around 75-80 degrees even at the 5pm ceremony.We were all SWEATING but it didn’t matter, we were married!!!

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Next was cocktail hour!  It was beautiful but so rushed (for us) with photos being taken and trying to say hello to everyone!  The reception was so much fun.  We had planned a choreographed first dance that one of my best friends/bridesmaids helped us with.  The night was full of dancing, laughing and cake!  We finished off with a sparkler exit that happened in the wrong location (our photographer and videographer were waiting for us somewhere else) but one of my super quick-thinking bridesmaids grabbed a bunch of left over sparklers and saved the night!  The photos were epic!

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Vendors:

Photographer: Christy Nicole

Florist: Blue Jasmine

Cake: The Vintage Cake

Invitations/Calligraphy: Design House of Moira

 

Met Gala Fashion Round-Up

This year‚Äôs Met Gala was jam-packed (and I mean that! ¬†Did you see the size of some of those gowns?!) with glitz, glam, a little skin and a whole lot of tulle! ¬†The theme was ‚ÄúWhite Tie and Diamonds‚ÄĚ and the event honored designer, Charles James with an exhibit ‚ÄúBeyond Fashion.‚ÄĚ ¬†Charles James is known for ballroom gowns and has come to be recognized¬†as the first designer to dabble in couture fashion.

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Many of the women who attended this year’s Met Gala took Charles James’ inspiration quite literally and looked like they stepped right out of the 1950s with their ensembles.  Others well, they took on their own approach to the theme. Here are some of the trending styles that appeared on the red-carpet with my absolute favorites at the end.  ENJOY!

Over-The-Top Embellishment: Beyonce in Givenchy, Kristen Stewart in Chanel Lupita Nyong’o in Prada and Leighton Meester in Emilio Pucci.

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Cream of the Crop Top : Emma Stone in Thakoon, Anne Hathaway in Calvin Klein, Rihanna in Stella McCartney and Gabrielle Union in Prada

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Good Ole Black & White : Charlize Theron in Dior, Jessica Pare in Michael Kors, Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung, Zoe Saldana in Michael Kors and Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel

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Pretty in Pastels : Rachel McAdams in Ralph Lauren, Elizabeth Olsen in Miu Miu, Rashida Jones in Tory Burch, Kate Bosworth in Stella McCartney and Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta

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Shine On Metallic : Lea Michele in Altuzarra, Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta, Diane Kruger in Hugo Boss, Chrissy Teigen in Ralph Lauren, Lily Aldridge in Michael Kors and Karlie Kloss in Oscar de la Renta

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Fabulous Floral : Hayden Panettiere in Dennis Basso, Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera, Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa, Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli and Florence Welsh in Valentino

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Pardon My Pants : Kristen Wiig in Balenciaga and Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

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My Picks:

3rd Place: Suki Waterhouse in Butberry

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2nd Place: Blake Lively in Gucci

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andddd 1ST PLACE : THE QUEEN OF THE MET GALA: SARAH JESSICA PARKER  in Oscar de la Renta

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Easter Attire

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With Easter only a little over a week away, it’s time to square away the most important aspect of the holiday – the outfit! ¬†While it’s pretty obvious that this is the first major spring event and pastels will be involved, why not incorporate some other trends as well. ¬†I chose florals and a neutral shoe to compliment the minty hue. ¬†The white blazer is the perfect touch because it dresses up the outfit but still keeps things light and casual.

Do you know what you’re wearing for Easter yet?

Easter look


River Island crop top, $38 / Dorothy Perkins cream blazer / Biba skinny jeans, $84 / Bottega Veneta platform high heels / Gold bracelets and bangle / Wet Seal statement necklace