Monday, November 19, 2012

Every weekend should be a 3 day weekend

Happy Monday ladies and/or gents! This past weekend was a whirlwind for me, as you’ve probably seen on Instagram. I had my last wedding of the year (booo!) all day Saturday and “Market” Sunday. A little breakdown:

Friday night, S and I went out for sushi because we knew it would literally be the only alone time we’d have together all weekend. We ended up being elderly and falling asleep on the couch watching a movie before 10!

Saturday, I got up early to get a run in then showered and got ready for the wedding. I headed over to the reception venue to put a few things together. (This is very rare because normally I set up the entire venue’s décor.) The bride’s aunt did some drapery and linens, so there was not much for me to do, set up-wise. This made everything a breeze! I went to the cathedral at 1 to pin flowers on all the guys and send the wedding party down the aisle. As soon as my bride was off, my assistant and I went back to the reception venue. Here is my beautiful bride as she walked to meet her groom!

The reception went very smoothly and everything turned out perfectly. The couple made my job SO easy, they were equally kind, considerate and patient, making them a dream couple to work with. Most of you have seen the pictures on instagram so I won’t blow up your feed again. Holly suggested I do a post about “A day in the life” of a wedding planner so I plan to do that this week. It’s not all wedding cake and butterflies, but it’s very rewarding.

I finished up at 8pm and went straight to Bonefish Grill to meet my husband and a couple we are friends with. It was the girl’s birthday so we met with them to celebrate. We don’t see them very often so we ended up shutting the place down at 11 talking.
Sunday morning I woke up at 5:40 to get ready to meet my BFF to head off to New Orleans to shop at what we call “Market”. Basically it’s a jewelry show that has everything but the kitchen sink-jewelry, scarves, clothes, shoes, purses, Christmas décor, etc. at AMAZING prices. I planned to buy some Christmas gifts there as well as a few things for myself. I did really well and spent less than $150. This is one of my favorite finds, for 8 bucks mind you:

I know it’s hit or miss. I ADORE it, but I know it’s different, so it might not be everyone’s cup of tea.

Now about half of our Christmas shopping is done and we can move on to finding a tree next week! I am working on Christmas décor crafts too so I can’t wait to share those with you guys. This is my favorite time of year! Unfortunately with this time of year, though, comes over planning and under sleeping. See exhibit A: Me, last night, at 5pm. Thanks S for capturing me in all my glory. Owe ya one.
Before I go, shout out to all my girls who were in Tulsa this weekend! I stayed jealous of all of you all weekend long. Can't wait to meet you at Blissdom!


  1. That wedding was so beautiful - followed on instagram. I love that necklace - so chic.. Get yourself some rest girl - you make MY head spin and I thought my life was "out of control". LOL. Happy Monday.

  2. Looks like a whirlwind weekend! I can't wait to read about a day in the life of a wedding planner, that was my dream job for awhile!! Great job getting a run in this weekend! and I wish I was there partying it up with the Tulsa girls too! I'll be at blissdom as well!

  3. I live in Tulsa! :) Were they here for the marathon?

  4. ADORE the necklace!
    From what I can tell here, the bride looks beautiful!

  5. That necklace is so RAD! Love it. Beautiful wedding. Too bad you live so far away, I would hire you for mine. Also, I am doing a post on the Christmas craft I did this weekend with my Mardi Gras beads.

  6. Love that blanket you have on!!! I am a bit obsessed with warm blankets and that one looks fab! Details?

  7. The bride was gorgeous! Loved her dress!! Can't wait for the post about day in the life of :) i think your necklace is bangin!! Can't wait to see you in March!

  8. Your couch looks soooooo comfy! :) Digging the necklace!

  9. I want to go to market with y'all sometime .... please!!!! :)

    And I really want that necklace!

  10. Sounds like a FUN weekend!
    P.S. You can really see the weight loss in your face. :)

  11. love this post! if ONLY every weekend was a day longer! xo new followers!

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