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Wedding Wednesday: 18 Day Countdown – Where Are We Now?

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I don’t know where the past year went! It all goes by so fast! There are only 2 Wedding Wednesday’s left after today until I change my last name – holy moly! Well, minus one final Wedding Wednesday with our photos & wedding video! We have gotten so many last minute details done this month…and still have so much to do! Haha! I wanted to do a real casual post today and share a quick update of where we are now with our planning!

I just ordered all of my bridesmaids gifts this past week, and I can’t wait to show y’all! They are getting spoiled to say the least, but they so deserve it! Good girl friends are hard to find, but I’m so glad I found them. We got the sparklers, garters, wedding bible, and the gifts we are giving our parents in the mail this week! I feel like the postman might as well just be our best friend at this point! Haha! Our floral was finalized this past week…I’m such a floral junkie, so this is one of the things I’m most excited about. And there will be a lot of it! We also finished framing all of our table numbers and painting all of the little details…EEK! I’m just so excited for y’all to see everything. It’s going to be so stunning. Our signage is being done this week, and I’m finalizing the seating chart/DJ set this afternoon! We are almost there, y’all!

Ps. This dress is a great bridal shower/rehearsal dinner option for all my brides! It’s on sale for only $35, which never hurts! It does run a little small imo, so I would size up!

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Wedding Wednesday: White Lace Romper + Bridal Shower Photos + Wedding Update…

   White Lace Romper - Sunshine & Stilettos Blog (Instagram: @katlynmaupin)

We are exactly 25 days out as of today. O.M.G! I can’t believe how close it’s getting! I feel like so much has happened since the last Wedding Wednesday…and that was only 7 days ago! Haha! We’ve been getting together all of the last minute details like wedding signage, table seating, DJ set, honeymoon excursions and all of the little pretty details of a wedding. So much to do – so little time! Dylan and I also took a couple dance lessons for our first dance as Mr. and Mrs. and we had so much fun doing them! I already know my mom is going to be a blubbery mess! Saturday and Sunday, I had bridal showers thrown by my amazing friends and family. It was such a good time…I feel so blessed! Funny story – I had brought a couple of dresses to wear for my bridal showers. The first shower was a wine and cheese bridal shower and I wore this outfit. Well, I think I ate a little too much cheese (plus s’mores and other apps…yum!) and drank a little too much wine that night. I woke up the next day 3 pounds heavier and my white lace dresses I brought for the second shower that already barely fit…well, yeah. They weren’t zipping! Lol! Hence why I’m wearing navy at my bridal shower in the photos at the end of this post! I actually completely forgot that I had this white lace romper in my closet…definitely should have brought it when I packed for the weekend!

This romper is actually the short version of this romper maxi I wore not too long ago! Both versions come in a ton of colors and are so so cute! I linked the various styles and colors in this romper in the school widget below!

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Wedding Wednesday: Our Invitations with Minted + Life Update!

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YOU GUYS, YOU GUYS! I’m back! Holy moly. These past 2 weeks have been an absolute hot mess. Long story short, I got locked out of my blog and have been going back and forth trying to get access again, and I FINALLY got it back this morning. As if I needed more stress on top of planning a wedding! Lol! Thank y’all so much for hanging in there with me during this break while I sorted this all out!

Now that I’ve been gone a hot minute, we are now only 32 days out! THIRTY-FREAKIN-TWO! Omg. I’m so excited and slightly panicking all at once. We got out vow books in last week (we are writing our own vows, because I enjoy making everything in life more difficult), and we got our guestbook in yesterday! I posted a video of it on Instagram Stories last night – I LOVE the way it turned out! I also had my final two fittings for my wedding dress and picked it up! I was actually supposed to have my bridals done tomorrow, but the weather is playing games, so we will probably have to reschedule it for next week! I can’t believe how close everything is getting! Ahhh!

I couldn’t wait to share my invitations until after the wedding, so ta-da! You get to see them early! Just please don’t try to crash my wedding. I wish I could invite all 150,000 of y’all, but the venue owner might actually murder me! Haha! But really.

I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted my invitations to look like, so I immediately started scouring Minted’s website for the perfect invitation for a black-tie wedding that would compliment a gold foil overlay and blush bow. I was shocked by how many options there were! Minted is the holy grail of wedding invitations…not even kidding! They have over 1200 options to fit any kind of wedding you may be having! This invitation guide is super helpful when adding all of the wedding details to your invitation…I was seriously so worried I would forget something! I also loved that Minted offered FREE envelope addressing, so I didn’t have to worry about hiring a calligraphy after the invitations were done! I didn’t realize how much work invitations actually are between gathering addresses, etc! It’s easy to get unorganized and stressed out, so this Wedding Guest List from WeddingWire will be a godsend when planning your wedding! It organizes your names, addresses, RSVP’s, gifts, etc …everything all in one place!

After our invitations came in, we backed them with blush cardstock (we got ours at Hobby Lobby, but you can also find cardstock at Michael’s or most other craft stores), embellished them with gold doilies, and finished them off with a blush bow to match our wedding colors. I love how they turned out! Invitations are the first impression that guests will have for what they can expect the wedding to be like, so I hope I was able to capture how elegant, romantic and luxe our big day will be!

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Wedding Wednesday: Ceremony and Reception Inspiration…

We are closing in on close to 50 days out from the wedding day…AHHH! I’m so excited! I wanted to share some wedding inspiration that I’ve loved when planning our wedding day. My vision for the wedding was for it to be timeless, soft, romantic, and elegant…I can’t wait for y’all to see photos/our wedding video! It’s going to be truly breathtaking and the best day ever… Continue Reading

Wedding Wednesday: Our Engagement Photos!

Austin, TX Engagement Photos - The Bird and The Bear Photography

Okay, so I’m only a litttttttleeeee late on sharing these, but I wanted to share more engagement photos that were taken back in April besides the few I had already shared on Instagram! It’s so weird seeing my hair so light…I’ve gotten so used to how it is now! I feel like I look so different! Haha!

We shot these with The Bird and The Bear in Austin and had so much fun doing it! I was prancing through the woods in the sparkliest gold gown and louboutins…I felt like I could’ve been filming a music video running through the woods for some mushy gushy love song! Lol! The Bird and The Bear will also be photographing us on our wedding day, so I’ve started looking at poses and shots I love on Pinterest that I want to be sure I get! There are so many different photos with different people I will have to make sure to get that day! This guide from WeddingWire gives an awesome breakdown of the general timeline you will need to have to make sure you get your before-ceremony and post-ceremony photos! It’s super helpful when planning which photos you need to get at which times – especially if you are doing a sunset ceremony like I am and everything has to be very precise time-wise!

Today, I am heading to my first fitting for my wedding dress! I’m not even going to lie, I’m slightly nervous. When I originally got fitted, I was about 10 pounds heavier so we ordered a size down knowing I was going to lose a little weight, but I tried it on and it’s WAY big still. I’m sure the seamstress will work her magic, but holy moly, stress level 1000! There are a few other tweaks too that I need to make also to the dress, so hopefully all goes as planned today!

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