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{Keri’s Wedding} : 3 Month Bridal Beauty Regimen

By Keri

This week marks the 3 month mark until our big day. 3 months is significant for many reasons. Most of the big things are booked or handled, so now it is time to focus on the details. While it is still too far out to worry about some things {like seating charts and escort cards} it is the perfect time to start thinking about bridal beauty.

spa day, facial, hot tubone, two, three

I read here, that it is important to start a facial regimen 3 months before the big day, and to get one facial each month before the wedding. This week, I went for my first, wedding facial.

hot stone massage, pedicureone, two

In addition to skincare, here are some other things I am starting to think about in terms of bridal beauty.

*Diet: Not necessarily dieting to lose weight, more like choosing proper foods- nothing too greasy or fatty.
*Exercise: In addition to blogging about weddings, I am also a runner and personal trainer. It is definitely time to start thinking about how I am going to tone up for the big day. Stay tuned for some exciting news on this one! I will be taking you all along on my bridal bootcamp adventures!
*Hair Care: I have stepped up the quality of my usual shampoo and conditioner and have added Moroccan oil to my daily routine. Hopefully this will leave my hair looking healthy and shiny.

spa day one, two, three

*Leave me your best bridal beauty tip!

{Keri’s Wedding} : The Ceremony

By Keri

Maybe it’s because July is rapidly approaching, or maybe because most of the big things are out of the way, but lately, I have been thinking a lot about our wedding ceremony: the church, vows, readings, etc.

Our ceremony will take place at the church I grew up going to. My grandmother was married there and my dad also grew up going there. Tradition is very important to me and this church holds a special place in my heart. My best friend and I even had a double sweet sixteen party in the church’s parish hall.


Across the street is a beautiful park with a gazebo and rose garden for pictures.

brook with cherry blossoms

cherry blossoms

 *How did you decide on your ceremony location?

{Keri’s Wedding} : Aqua & Blush

By Keri

I have known for a long time now that our wedding colors would be some form of pink and green. The pink we are using is blush and now I am working on narrowing down the exact shade of green. Aqua? Mint? Grass?

Here is some inspiration I gathered from around the web.

{Aqua and Blush}

{Blush and Grass} by Lela New York

Here is an inspiration board I created for Engaged & Inspired.

{Blush and Mint}

*Which green do you like best?

East Coast Bride Photo Session by Kristen Driscoll Photography

By Keri

Last week, Krista and I met with New Jersey photographer, Kristen Driscoll of Kristen Driscoll Photography / Love Me I Do for a fun little session in the New Jersey beach town, Asbury Park. We had a blast at the shoot, but, you see, we are used to being behind the camera, not in front of it. We put Kristen to work that day and she nailed it, getting these fabulous shots, out of two very camera shy editors. Here’s part one. Let us know what you think!

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Thanks Kristen! We had a blast!

{Keri’s Wedding} : Accessories

By Keri

This weekend I got to do something I was looking forward to for months…my first dress fitting! Of course, I can’t share too many of those details with you just yet, but the dress fitting got me thinking about the rest of my wedding day look…mainly, the accessories!

garters pink & gold

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*Tell me what accessories you wore or plan to wear on your big day!