Friday, March 13, 2015

San Diego Lately: Vol I

I swear I've been up to other things this year besides getting ready for a wedding. 

Nothing special in paticular but I thought I'd share just the same, in hopes that you're as nosy about other people's lives as I am. 

 I've been wandering....some people call it aimless walking. I call it exploring and soaking up the California sunshine.

This is a small community garden in downtown San Diego, right in the middle of a completely urban area. I like to stop in everytime i'm in the area to see what they're growing.

I fell in love with these strawberry plants grown to form words, adorable!

Feels so much like spring here already!


I've also been feeding my shopping needs by going to thrift shops. Found some really adorable things without having to break the bank. 

And of course, brunch. And by brunch I mean bottomless mimosas. Obviously.

Me and my household practically live at Bridges bar and grill on the weekends.

Purse from// here
To counter my unhealthy love of mimosas, I've been baking up a storm of these healthy loaves of grain free bread from The Londoner's blog. This is the link to her recipe; Mum's Low Carb Bread.

And naturally with my new spot of healthy baking I've been consuming unhealthy amounts of coffee. 

Although I've been catching you up on non-wedding related activities....I've still been working towards that too. 

My save the dates are finally here!!!!!!!!

Classy, no?

I hope you're finding plenty of things to keep you busy as well!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

An Engagement in the Park

This week I finally got around to taking engagement photos. Originally, I had an elaborate plan to take the photos at places that the Mr. and I had memories at.

But....then I remembered that neither of us is good at plans and that we're both fantastic at procrastinating.

And so, An Engagement in the Park. Hey, at least it sounds fancy. 

My dress// Pinup Couture My shoes// Similar

We had quite a few laughs trying to look natural in our Sunday best while the good people at our neighborhood park wondered what the hell we were doing.

The Mr. would like to be known as Trent Finnigan in this look. He was feeling rather saucy.

Oh Mr. Finnigan, you are dashing! (insert eye roll here)

Lipstick// Lime Crime in poisonberry

He quite swept me off my feet!

If you are not a fan of cheesy romance, it's probably best if you stop scrolling now.

I'm warning you now, it only gets cheesier!!

Those adorable kissing photos we were going for? Yeah, those ended up being more like 'let's clean all this purple lipstick off of both our faces/teeth/beard/mustache' photos.

I'm so very happy with our engagement photos! My bridesmaid, Ashley, took them for us and I think she did a fantastic job!

Besides being a good friend of mine and a talented photographer, she also happens to make and sell the most adorable custom hair accessories! You can find those here.

Can you tell that the only thing we really take seriously is how much we love each other? I hope so:)

Thanks for letting me share my engagement photos with you guys!!