I’ve been officially MIA, but I have a good excuse, or perhaps several. Between vacation down the shore — that’s my nephew booking it for the beach above –, the birth of my fiancé’s beautiful baby niece, an earthquake, a wedding and a hurricane (at the same time!), I’ve been swamped, stranded and loving life. Not to mention, I made some wedding progress, too. I bought a dress, picked out bridesmaids gowns, booked an amazing photographer and will begin flowers and stationary shortly. There’s nothing quite like crossing things off a year-long list of to-dos!
To catch you up, here are some photos of the last two+ weeks. Enjoy!
our family spent a week living the high life just three houses from the beach during a much-needed end-of-summer vacation in Long Beach Island, N.J. one afternoon, my sister and I went on a hunt for old shudders and doors warped by the saltwater that she hopes to use as a headboard for her bed — an idea I am dying to steal, especially since she lives in Michigan and no one will know, except all of you of course! we not only found the doors, we found a whole store filled with vintage furniture and home goods. it was heaven, and I’ll be back.
we had nothing but rain, sun, more rain and more sun. the result: a beautiful sky on our way to happy hour!
all the essentials for a perfect beach day: J.Crew floppy hat, comfy cover-up and a good book.
view from happy hour at The Shell, a hotel with an outdoor tiki bar and pool I used to frequent in my glory days in high school and college when I spent my summers in LBI working at the local water slides. strawberry daiquiris for everyone!
beautiful flowers we saw on a stroll through Boston. we visited Beantown for what ended up being a hurricane-soaked, absolutely stunning wedding at the Boston Harbor Hotel. amazing food, beautiful view and a visit with an old college roommate. we even scored an extra day, which we filled with cocktails and games as we waited for the storm to pass, the power to return and the airport to reopen.
my fiancé caught me snapping photos on my phone during a stroll through the Boston Common
these gorgeous centerpieces were just one of my many favorite features at the wedding. everything from the bride’s dress to the happy couple’s last-minute music change. they were introduced as man and wife for the first time to none other than “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by Scorpions. they never did let Irene stand in the way of their dream day. we took notes.