Wedding Wednesday – Something Blue

I have an obsession with freshly painted nails. When Dan proposed I was rocking the perfect periwinkle and although some girls would rather be wearing a soft pink or french tip, I love seeing the periwinkle in all of our photos.

When I was thinking about my “something blue” for the wedding, nail polish was the first thing that came to mind. Specifically, “Something Borrowed” by Essie! Dan and I were deciding on our Bridal Party and I had the hardest time. After trying to figure out how to incorporate everyone I wanted into the bridal party, I decided to ask 3 of my closest friends, to act as my “something blue”.

Throughout wedding planning, everyone was confused about what it meant, what their roll would be, and what it the heck I was thinking. Honestly, I was making it up as we went along. All I knew was that they needed to be a part of my big day. All I asked was for them to wear the blue polish to the wedding as my “something blue”.

Long story short – we went from 3 something blues to 1…. and she OWNED it! The blue polish was a highlight of the day for me! Her blue dress worked perfectly with the mix and matched dresses. I got her an amazing orchid “bouquet” with blue ribbon and she sat front and center during the ceremony. She is my something blue and such a special part of my life and our wedding day! 

For those of you wedding planning, my one piece of advice is to do what makes you happy. It may be something that no one understands, you may not have it all figured out yet either, but in the end when your vision comes together, you won’t regret it!

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The Proposal

Its Thursday, so lets throw it back to the day Dan asked me to be his wife! I still get butterflies thinking about it!

Dan likes to plan surprises.  If you ask me, I think its because i’m a planner and he likes to just “go with the flow”, so if he says its a surprise than I can’t just into planning mode and take over. For months, Dan was planning a Surprise vacation for my 28th birthday.

Dan handed me a packing list and told me what days to take off work.  The night before our big trip, my cousin and I had plans to get our nails done.  On the way to the salon, I got into a car accident and (almost) totaled my car.  Luckily, no one was hurt.  I called Dan and he rushed over to help. He called my cousin to pick me up from the accident site, and insisted I get my nails done while he handled calling insurance and a tow truck.

I should have known something was up when he insisted my nails be done.

The next day, Dan picked me (and my freshly painted periwinkle nails) up from work, and we headed to the airport.  Every step of the way I got a little more information about where we were heading.  After a first-class red-eye to Florida, I found out our final destination was a cruise to the Bahamas!

Dan proposed on the front of the ship just as we were leaving the port.  We were standing and watching as we pulled away from land, and all of a sudden i heard “You and Me” by Dave Matthews Band. My eyes immediately scanned and say couples around the front of the ship and my brain thought FLASH MOB (my biggest fear!).  I said “NO! NO WAY!” thinking that everyone was about to break out in song/dance, but luckily Dan was the only one singing.  He sang a bit of the song, follows by something probably really romantic that I can’t remember because of the nerves, and got down on one knee.  I said OF COURSE! It was the most amazing moment, followed by a 4 day “proposal vacation” to celebrate!


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