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2017 Highlights : New York Girls Trip

2017 blew by fast, I can’t believe its going to be the New Year in a little over a week! This year has had its ups & downs, and before welcoming 2018 I wanted to highlight some of this year’s memorable events in a series of separate blog posts.

Let’s kick off this highlight segment with the girls New York trip I took last October. The idea was to take a trip with some of my closest girlfriends to New York to live my ridiculous “Say Yes To The Dress” dream. Before I was engaged I often watched TLC’s hit show and imagined how it would be to visit Klienfields and try on dress after dress in search for that perfect one. Getting to live out that experience and try on these huge dresses in that famous store was surreal (I plan on sharing details in a future post) and was the perfect starting point to help kick off some serious wedding planning.

Months before the trip my girlfriends and I had a shared google doc where we listed a bunch of trendy spots to visit.  On the top of the list was Pietro Nolita the adorable all-pink Italian restaurant that you see all over instagram. Everything we ordered was delish and I highly recommend visiting, but be warned photos aren’t allowed inside.

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Spontaneous Couples Shoot

A few weeks ago me, Mike, and our handy dandy tripod took a drive to San Francisco’s Lands End trail to shoot some photos for our wedding website. To be honest I haven’t had much experience shooting photos with the tripod so I was a little iffy about how these would turn out. To my surprise the combo of overcast weather and the help of a lighting app we were able to get some great shots. The wedding website is probably going to stay under construction for a while since I’m spending most of my time reaching out to vendors for our big day. 

Lots of super cheesy poses (of course) but with the mixture of fun illustrations they feel more our style. The 10 second timer took three photos at a time so there was a lot of shuffling to get the poses right. Below is my “She Said Yes!” photo with my bling bling shining bright. 

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Surprise Engagement Party

About a month ago my lovely friends planned a surprise soiree to celebrate my recent engagement. It was held at Chambers , the swanky bar/restaurant attached to the Phoenix hotel. I just thought I was meeting a girlfriend for casual drinks, but once we turned the corner outside all of my girlfriends were lined up around a table. There were gorgeous flowers, friends I haven’t seen in months, and huge golden lettering spelling out “YAY”. I was utterly speechless. I’m not easily surprised (I’m a very suspicious person) but I was totally blind-sided in the most delightful way. Often getting caught up with the day-to-day of work, gym, yada yada it was nice to catch up with all of my closest girlfriends in one night <3

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