Dogs at Weddings

If you have a dog and are debating whether or not you should include him or her in your wedding — the answer is YES! But, please, do not dress them in cheesy tuxedos and frilly dresses. After a quick Pinterest search I found a few cute pups ready to walk down the aisle. Enjoy!

 

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Keep is simple and sophisticated with a thin ribbon and fresh flower.

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If your pooch is well-behaved opt for a full wreath with flowers that compliment your bouquet. Make sure the flowers are dog friendly!

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Match your dogs bow tie with the wedding party for a chic look.

If you are looking for dog friendly attire check out these Etsy shops – LA Dog Shop, Bow Wow Couture and Me and Matilda.

Happy planning! xoxo

Boho Chic

I am currently crushing on the flower crown trend.  I’ve noticed the headgear in a few magazines, and love the whimsical look it adds to a simple dress…especially a wedding dress. You can find a ton of pictures on Pinterest and can score an inexpensive floral headband on Etsy.  If you’re looking to add a tidbit of vintage glam to your big day, check out the ideas below.

 

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If you are thinking of adding a bohemian headpiece to your bridal ensemble, or just want to rock a flower headband for fun, here are a few shops to check out: Whichgoose, Beau xoxo and Peckled

Happy planning! xoxo

Day 2 and 3: Going Vegetarian – Tacos

I confess. I cheated and had a few chicken tenders last night (day two) while out celebrating a friend’s birthday.  I tried really hard to resist the urge, but my day was stressful, and all I wanted to do was indulge in fried food while sipping a strawberry martini. Sad I know.  But don’t worry, I am back on track. For tonight’s dinner we tried Beyond Meat, a gluten-free and soy-free beef substitute, and made one of our favorite meals — tacos!

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I was pleasantly surprise with how good the beef-free crumbles were.  They didn’t taste fake or processed and the consistency was very comparable to ground beef. I especially like the seasoning.  We opted for the “fiery” option and it had a slight kick but it wasn’t overpowering at all.  It tasted just like the seasoning we would have normally used if we bought one of those handy taco seasoning packages at the store.  Oh, and the best part…The beef-free crumbles just need to be reheated to eat so prep time is minimal.

I don’t have a recipe that I can share…Basically, we just used the Beyond Meat Beef-Free crumbles, opened a can of black olives, chopped some lettuce, green and red onions and had some salsa and sour cream on the side.  Instead of hard shells, we used soft flour tortillas. Super simple but satisfying.

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Day three was definitely better than day two, and I promise no more cheating…well unless martinis are involved!

enjoy! xoxo

NOH8 Campaign – Posing for Equality

I’ve been following the NOH8 campaign for a while and have been anxiously waiting for the organization to take their cause to South Florida. Luckily, a few weeks ago my husband and I had the opportunity to finally show our support and strike a pose.

The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photo participants are featured with a painted “NOH8″ symbol  on their cheek and duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world.

The event was held at the Westin in Fort Lauderdale and to participate the rules were pretty simple — come camera ready, wear white and pose and make a statement. A challenge my husband and I were ready to take.

To prepare for the shoot I headed over to Blow and Go in Parkland and had an amazing team of glam fairies help me get ready for my close up. After my hair was curled and make-up was perfected, we headed over to the hotel, filled out our paperwork and patiently waited our turn — taking #selfies to help pass the time.

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The atmosphere was incredible and the room was full of positive energy and love.  Everyone was there for a reason and it was an amazing feeling. When our number was finally called, we donned the infamous duct tape and were greeted by Adam Bouska, the photographer.  He was extremely friendly, welcoming and easy to work with. In fact, he hugged and thanked every single person he photographed. He positioned us in a few poses and snapped away.  He even gave us a sneak peek of the photos, and from what I saw, they looked awesome! We were told the photos take about 8-10 weeks to receive, and I believe you receive one or two from the bunch. I can’t wait to see them.

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On our way out, we decided to take one last photo, thankfully a few volunteers offered to help. Overall, the experience was amazing, and I highly recommend participating, if equality is your thing… To see if the campaign is coming to a city near you, check out the event page on the NOH8 website. Take a stand and join the fight, because if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.

enjoy! xoxo