June 11, 2014

We Did It!!! #WeirMarried

I'm back as a very happily married woman :) I can't wait to share more photos of our favorite day with you! We had the time of our lives not only on the wedding, but also the several days leading up to the Big Day and on our Honeymoon :) As cliche as it sounds, our wedding really was the best day ever. And now we're so excited to start our journey as husband and wife together.

This is our first week back to "reality" and I'm not going it lie, it's a hard adjustment. I just want to rewind and do it all again :)

If you want to see a few more photos on Instagram check out our hashtag #weirmarried

I promise to be back with more posts (wedding and more) soon!

The New Mrs. W

May 15, 2014

Single Digits!

Hello :)

Here we are, 9 (NINE!!!!) days away from our wedding! I'm happy to report that I haven't lost much sleep yet and we are still operating at a somewhat "normal" rate. But we have been BUSY. Planning our own wedding, still looking for a house, and attending other weddings and events. Busy & Blessed.

This past weekend we went down to beautiful and sunny Palm Beach, Florida to celebrate the nuptials of one of Paul's closest friends from growing up. It was, hands down, one of the most elegant, tastefully over the top, beautiful, grand, and fun weddings. We even had a costume change ;) Church attire for the ceremony and black tie for the reception, held at the glamorous Palm Beach Bath & Tennis Club.

Our church attire outside The Chesterfield Hotel in Palm Beach with our good friends Margot & Ricky

The beautiful St. Edwards Church
Costume Change - Black Tie
 This is the Megan Dress from J. Crew that I snagged on major sale at the J. Crew clearance center! I took a headband from the LOFT (similar), cut the elastic and retied it to make it a belt :) Pretty crafty if I do say so myself! It was the perfect width for the dress. Paul is in a handsome tux made by Alton Lane.

The Badger Swim Team - pretty attractive group right? ;)

First Dance (Look at her dress!!!!!)

not pictured: sequin table cloths and delicious food & drinks

Our buddy Ricky (who introduced us!) DJ'ed the after party - what a night!

This weekend we're heading to another wedding of one of my oldest friends. It is local and believe it or not my first Washington, D.C. wedding! We're pumped. Then it's our turn :) We're SO excited to be married, and I can't wait for all of our wedding activities to get underway!!! Pinching myself! Cannot believe our Big Day is almost here :)

I will be back after our honeymoon in Belize as a married woman with a full recap!


April 25, 2014

Today is the Perfect Day

Happy Friday and April 25! 
Hope your day is as close to perfect as possible :) Have a fantastic weekend xoxox

April 21, 2014

Stubbs & Wootton - And Pics from my Charleston Bachelorette!

Hello! Popping by for a quick hello and a favor!

Are any of you, or your men/family members, fans of Stubbs & Wootton? Paul is, very much so, and I'm hoping to treat him to something from their store for our big day. If you have any interest in their products and/or have two minutes to spare, please click this link and sign up for their emails! http://bit.ly/1ggXBq8 :) Please and thank you!

The ever stylish Olivia P. wearing Stubbs

How are YOU?! I have been such a poor little blogger recently. But it's with good reason :) Two weekends ago, I was treated to the most AMAZING and FUN Bachelorette party in Charleston, S.C. - which is easily one of the greatest cities in the country. Oh my gosh, I would like to move there immediately, please. 

Wonderful food, the beach, perfect weather, southern charm, and the list goes on!

Soaking up the perfect weather

Koozies for the weekend, my friends know me so well :)

The best MOH/Sissy anyone could ever hope for! Thank you, B, for everything you did to make my Bachelorette  the most fun weekend!!!

My beautiful and fantastic friends - Rooftop drinking in downtown Charleston :)
 Time of my life.... Take me back!

Hope you all had a great Easter yesterday! Our was really nice and pretty low-key with my family - just the way I like it! xo

April 2, 2014

Wedding Wednesday -- Dressing your man

Hello friends :) I wanted to share a special fashion-inspired post with you all today. As we finally welcome warm spring temperatures it means one thing for sure is on the horizon: Wedding Season! Not only am I getting married (in 52 days!) but Paul and I are also invited to quite a few this year and we want to be sure we're looking swanky at each one :)

I usually find myself drawn to brightly colored cocktail dresses for weddings and thankfully they're easy to find! But what about the guys? It's well documented that Paul loves a fun blazer. But more importantly, he loves a well fitting suit.

Paul in Blazer Heaven in Bermuda
Enter Bonobos.

Have you all heard of Bonobos? Have the men in your lives ordered from them? My brother and one of my cousins exclusively wear their awesomely tailored pants because of the amazing quality and length (both of those dudes have the worlds longest legs). Paul is also a HUGE fan of their pants, blazers, and shirts.

Paul wearing one of his favorite Bonobos shirts
When Bonobos alerted me that their new Spring Line of suits came out, I knew I had to share. From what I can tell, a lot of you have plenty of weddings, parties, and other fun occasions that require your +1 to dress up, too :)

Here are a few of my favorites:

Afternoon Wedding? How about your man tries the Foundation Slim - Cotton - Grey Microstripe suit

Garden Party or going to the Derby? How could you go wrong with the ultra preppy Foundation - Seersucker Blue & White?

Heading to a Black-Tie or Black-Tie Optional event (like our wedding)? I love a man in a classic Tux and I think this grey one is a cool twist on the traditional tux
The Capstone Tux - Black with Polka Dot Lining (look at that lining! amazing)
The Capstone Slim - Grey Linen Tux I think this is so cool!

Any Occasion: When in doubt, one cannot go wrong with a classic Black (slim) Suit
Perfect for almost any event! The Foundation Slim- Black Suit

And really, what's hotter than a man in a well-fitting suit or tux? ;)

A big thank you to the fine folks at Bonobos, for a limited time, you can get 20% off your purchase as a new customer! Use the promo code: NEWCUSTOMER20

Be sure to check out their wedding help page - "Groomservice"

All opinions and thoughts are my own :) I really like Bonobos and I think you and the men in your life will, too! xo

March 18, 2014

My Bridal Shower and a Break


Sorry for the radio silence. Things are really gearing up around these parts and I fear that this little corner of the Internet will have to take a back seat. I'll pop back in when I can :)

For now, I want to share a few photos from my Bridal Shower that was held this past weekend. It was such a special and wonderful weekend! I didn't stop smiling :) Being surrounded by some of my favorite and most important women in the world was truly amazing.

We had friends and family in town to help me celebrate and I was really "showered" so sweetly with gifts! Spoiled I tell you! My mom and sister took many, many more photos on the nice camera, but these simple i-phone photos will have to do :)

My sister and I enjoyed getting pampered in the morning at Dry Bar - Bethesda and my dress is Lilly (last season and I scored it on major sale, but I also love this one, this one, and this one!).

Surrounded my by mom, sister, and two of my aunts

Twin/MOH and Future Sister in Law :)

With my amazing bridesmaids who were in town!

The amazing Mom's! Paul's on the left, mine on the right
Blonde bombshell sandwich. How cute is my rehearsal bouquet? Complete with a "W" :)

March 10, 2014

Bad Blogspot

I had my weekend recap all ready to go - but all of my photos are appearing upside-down or sideways on the blog! Argh. 

Blaming it on one less hour of sleep, thank you Daylight Savings! Actually, one less hour of sleep is totally worth the added light at the end of the day :)

Hopefully all technical things are back up and running soon!


March 5, 2014

Ideas for our Future Home

One day... sources for photos can be found here
We are still in the midst of searching for our first home. As we visit open houses and listing online, I often find myself imagine our lives together in each new house. We know that wherever we end up, we will most likely have a few DIY projects we'll want to accomplish to spruce up the home and truly make it our own. For example:

We're both big fans of hardwood floor, so removing carpet and laying hardwood floors down would be a project we would want to tackle right way.  Look at this awesome transformation of the stairs above. I love the painted stairs! No need for a runner :) 

I'm craving an at home work space in our next place. I currently have my laptop and essential files on our kitchen table which isn't an ideal situation. Something as easy as the table and chair above could work for me. I don't need much, just a little nook.
We're longing for an updated Master Bedroom. I love the look and feel of this one, and think it's something we could accomplish in our first house. I would probably chose an ottoman for the end of the bed that could also double as storage. Storage is key!
I love how bright and airy this family room is. We would probably have a few less decorations around, but this has such a warm, inviting feel that I love. 

You all read Young House Love, right? Or you've at least hard of them? John and Sherry are MASTER DIY-ers, and have a great collection of easy step-by-step projects for homeowners. I've bookmarked the painting one, the money saving one, and sprucing up furniture one. Here's the whole collection.

Any tips for future first-time home buyers? What DIY projects would be first on your list?

March 3, 2014

Weekend Recap - Girls Weekend in Charlottesville (and the J. Crew Clearance Store!)

Happy snowy Monday, friends! I am not going to complain about yet another snow storm in D.C., but yea... I'm ready for spring.

This weekend was Paul's Bachelor Party in Austin, TX! So, with the guys were gone, we decided to do a girls-weekend with our Mom in Charlottesville, VA :) Have you been there? It's about 2 hours south west of D.C. and home to UVA - the alma mater of quite a few of my family members. It's an amazing city!

Our first stop of the weekend Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards for some wine tasting :) Naturally

 Pippin Hill is a gorgeous spot for a wedding - they were setting up for one that night

From there we went to a college bar to cheer on UVA vs. Syracuse in men's basketball - very fun and loved being in the victorious city for the game!

For dinner we went to The Local and LOVED it! It's just a short drive from UVA, and has delicious food, good drinks, and huge space.
Great Malbec at The Local

Sunday morning we woke up early and fueled up for something epic....

The J. Crew Clearance Store. 
cue the angels singing

The J. Crew Clearance Store is located in Lynchburg, VA which is about 1 hour from where we were in Charlottesville and about 3 hours south of D.C. Public Service Announcement to anyone who is within driving distance to this mega store: GO. You will not be disappointed!

Some quick facts about the J. Crew Clearance Store:

  • This is where catalog returns go, overstock items, and more. 
  • They honor student and teacher discounts on top of their sales
  • There is a huge wedding and parties section
    • I overheard a sales associate telling a bride that she would hold a selection of bridesmaids dresses (and they had every color and a lot of styles) for the bride for 3 days so her bridesmaids could come try on. 
    • Long bridesmaids dresses: $100, short $70 
    • The dresses are all current, this season dresses 
    • Also about 100 wedding dresses priced for under $500 (most about $175)
  • Currently all winter items (sweaters, coats, etc) are an extra 40% off
    • Including cashmere :)
  • The store was organized perfectly and nice, helpful sales associates
  • Ballet flats = $20
  • Small Madewell section
  • Small men's and crew cut sections

I was able to score some great items
I snagged it for $85, currently retailing for $365

 Left to right:
J. Crew Factory blouse ($20), cashmere sweater tunic ($35), and the Megan Dress
Wedges ($45), ballet flats ($20/each)

My mom and sister scored equally impressive deals :)
We may have to make it an annual (monthly?!) trip to Lynchburg!