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I booked my make up artist, Natalie, just weeks after we got engaged. Natalie owns Sweet Jane Salon(perfect for bridal parties!) I’ve seen her work on a few other friends and it is stunning. Since I feel as if I lack in that area of expertise, it really takes the stress off of me knowing I will have a professional to give me a gorgeous bridal glow. I will meet with her in early August for my consultation. I still have a few weeks to decide if I want airbrush or foundation, and I am anxious to talk to Natalie for her advice!

When looking at make up ideas, I knew I wanted something fresh, pretty and simple. I love big eyelashes and bright eyes, and that is as far as I’ll take it. I want to look the best version of myself on my big day.

Sticking with that same idea…looking the best version of myself, I had a change of heart on my hair style. Did I love love LOVE the style Amanda did for me? Yes! However, I have had second thoughts on pulling my bangs back rather than them down like I wear every day. I am honestly tossing that idea back and forth. I felt like my bangs back didn’t look like me, but then again, I’m not sure I like how my bangs down with my veil. Am I the only bride that obsesses over their bangs?! Please tell me some of you have things that you are stuck on too!

So, I will ask you, which do you like better?



  • K - Bangs down! You’ll look great! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Angie - BANGS DOWN, SIDE SWEPT!ReplyCancel

  • Aunt Susan - Hi Megan!
    Bangs are more casual and will give a younger feel. Off your face is more ageless and sophisticated, especially if you look at it from a photography perspective as bangs can cast shadows. Sweeping them to the side could be a good compromise.
    Love ya,
    Aunt SusanReplyCancel

  • Katie - Love Sweet Jane! Natalie does a great job!!ReplyCancel

Our editor, Courtney, has picked her favorite items for a tropical honeymoon destination!

1. Bandeau One Piece Swim Suit / Tommy Bahama.  2. Yoga Gossip Sandal / Sanuk. 3. Peach Daiquiri / Essie. 4. Birds of Paradise Necklace / Stella & Dot. 5.  XXL Every Day Tote / ThirtyOne Gifts.

Since you’ve already gotten a sneak peak at a couple of dresses I’ve been eyeing over the past few weeks, I thought I’d take the opportunity this week to share with you some other styles have caught my attention.  All of the images below came from stylemepretty.

 Jerad & I had the perfect opportunity to start talking about tux styles a few weeks ago when we went in to have him fitted for a wedding he’ll be in this fall.  I was really glad to find that our tastes were pretty similar in this department!  We’ll be going with a notch lapel jacket paired with a classic formal neck tie for a clean, timeless look.

 I love this ring pillow – a great DIY project and a perfect way to tie in “something blue”.  I also plan to incorporate a blue crystal rosary that was my father’s in with my bouquet somehow.

 And, doesn’t every winter bride need a bridal fur?  🙂

 206 days to go!


This look is effortless and casual with a splash of a bohemian style carried through a summery pattern. Ruffles and pompoms add some character and texture to the cake and space.

Images from left to right, top to bottom: Invitation / weddingpaperdivas, Tablescape /Pinterest, Cake / Pinterest via lafleurweddings, Place setting / Pinterest via merrimentevents.

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