A Grand Inheritance

Mirrored End Table

Lamp

One of the perks of getting married is that my parents have offered my fiance and I some furniture for our future home. We are currently in Florida visiting our families and meeting with our wedding planners to get things done before the big day. Amongst the things coming back to Raleigh with us are two gorgeous mirrored end tables and a beautiful glass lamp with an embellished lampshade. I can’t wait to add these to our growing collection of furniture, and I am looking forward to our IKEA adventure tomorrow! Hopefully we will exit IKEA with plenty of tea lights in hand (wedding must-haves) and a bookshelf to transform into this beautiful little piece I saw on Little Lessy :

IKEA bookshelf idea

Here’s hoping the end result will be beautiful!

XOXO,

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Wedding Sneak Peak

T-minus 5 1/2 months until wedding day!  All summer I have been scrambling to finish most of the wedding preparations so I wouldn’t be distracted once classes began again, and I think I’ve done pretty well!  I’m excited to share some of my wedding mood boards with you guys.  Some of the pictures are mine, some are inspiration, and some (particularly the two largest ceremony board photos and the reception location photos) are from our vendors:

Wedding Ceremony Mood Board

Wedding Ceremony Mood Board

Reception Decor Mood Board

Reception Decor Mood Board

Wedding Details Mood Board

Wedding Details Mood Board

I wanted to post my bridal inspiration board, but I don’t know if my fiance will be snooping around here, so here’s a picture of my reception earrings:

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Viva la glam!  I am absolutely in love with these earrings and CANNOT wait to wear them at our wedding reception.  5 1/2 months and counting!

XOXO,

Ring-A-Ding-Ding

Well, I promised you that I would do some research on how to get better quality pictures on an iPhone, and I would say that I had some success!  To try out the two apps I downloaded, I had a little engagement/wedding ring photo shoot, and here are the results:

Ring b/w center

Ring b/w offset

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I’m quite happy with the results of my impromptu, pre-wedding photo shoot, and I think the quality of the camera app mixed with the fantastic editing app I found left me with some really great at-home iPhone photography!

XOXO,

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Consignment shops are one of my favorite places to snag beautiful pieces at bargain basement prices.  My favorite one is a mere 2 minutes away from my apartment, and I frequent it so much that the employees there know me by name.  I stumbled upon a beautiful, brand new black DVF clutch there a few weeks ago and, after weeks of waiting for the price to drop and hoping it stayed on the shelf, I have finally secured it!  I justified the $90 spent on it by figuring that I can use it as my clutch at my wedding in March (Insert the Carrie Bradshaw sentiment: “If I want a ridiculously extravagant pair of shoes, I find a way to buy them“).  Needless to say, I am thrilled that patience paid off; and of course it helped that most people in this town have never even heard of Diane von Furstenberg.  So, here it is:
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DVF Tonda Coil Clutch- Retail price: $395, My purchasing price: $90

Do you love it or do you LOVE it?!

XOXO,

Photo credit: DVF

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