Wedding Weekend in Napa Valley

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This past weekend, I was a bridesmaid in my Biola roomate’s wedding. There will be better and more official pictures later, but for now you can content yourself with iPhone pictures of my dress and a few gorgeous hairstyles. There are some more photos we took last weekend when we had a hen party. Check out the best rental of party buses in St. Louis, as it was a great idea with a party bus.

The above picture of my hair was taken after HOURS of dancing, so I’m sure it looked better earlier in the day 😉 It was done by a professional, but I had come prepared to do it myself. Naturally, this means that a tutorial for you all will be coming shortly!

My dress was a one shoulder chiffon mermaid dress. Every bridesmaid got to pick her own style, as long as it was MoriLee and chiffon. I absolutely loved mine (although the one shoulder later made it difficult to dance, come to find!).

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Bridesmaids Dress: MoriLee Mermaid One Shoulder Chiffon #641/ Shoes: Madden

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We had the best bridal party I could ask for, honestly. Between the bridal shower and the bachelorette party a few weekends prior, I felt very comfortable around these great gals, and we had a blast the entire day!

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I am ashamed to say that I started drinking at around 10am and had “quite a few” over the course of the entire day (making for one heck of a headache the next morning…). This is ENTIRELY unlike me, but my roommate is only going to get married once, so I let it happen. It was also my job to keep champagne in the hand of the Mother of the Bride to keep her relaxed. 😉

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A sneak peak of the bride’s BEAUTIFUL hairstyle!

Kristens wedding hairstyle

 

One of the best parts about the morning was that we all got to get ready at Kristen’s beautiful childhood home in Livermore. They have a wall of windows in their living room, so while getting our hair and makeup done, we got to stare at this gorgeous backyard:

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Of course, we had a limo ride, complete with champagne (drinks #3-5 for me), on which I didn’t want to get inebriated despite having one of the Top Ten Best Beverage Coolers You Can Buy Now.

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limo ride

 

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The bridal party kristens wedding

The ceremony was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pleasanton, and the reception at Castlewood Country Club, a favorite of many pro athletes and celebrities! There was a sit down dinner and TONS of dancing!

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You can actually see Jesse and I in the background

To get everyone on the dance floor, they had boas, props and glowsticks (making for some weird pictures, unfortunately!).photo (32)

 

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We had an absolute blast! Aren’t weddings the best?

What I Wore Wednesday– Boho Aztec Shirt and Jeans

Boho Aztec Shirt Front

A nice big hello to everyone visiting for my SITS day! Welcome!

I promised to show you some of my fabulous Goodwill finds from the other day. This shirt was $4, originally from Forever 21. It’s so comfy and light, perfect for summer! Also, check out the purse, another $4 Goodwill find. And, of course, you already read about the great deal I got on this watch.

Boho Aztec Side View

 

Boho Aztec Closeup

 Shirt: Thrift, originally Forever 21/ Tank: Thrift/ Jeans: Target on sale/ Shoes: Vintage/ Purse: Thrift

Boho Aztec Shirt full front

 

Boho Aztec shirt face

 

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What I Wore Wednesday– Flower Maxi Dress

Maxi Dress with flowers

I’m really digging maxi dresses this spring. Is it the fact that spring can’t quite make up it’s mind? Or is it that I don’t have to shave my legs? Wicker sandals with maxi dress

Maxi Dress back Dress: Anthropologie/ Jacket: JCrew/ Shoes: Vintage

Jean Jacket and hairMaxi Dress from the side

Is anyone else as addicted to maxi skirts and dresses as I am?

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What I Wore Wednesday– Jeans with Heels

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Our weather here on the Central Coast has been acting super crazy lately. We had 80 degree shorts weather for a week, then we had 3 days of 55 degree cold and cloudy. Even though it’s spring, I broke the rules and wore a black shirt. I also have this fabulous bird bracelet that I got at Forever 21 for $3!

What I Wore-- Bracelet

What I Wore-- Skinny Jeans and Heels

Black Lace Sweater: TJ Maxx/ Bracelet: Forever 21/ Jeans: Gap/ Heels: Anthropologie

What I Wore-- Anthropologie Heels

What I Wore-- Black Shirt Closeup

 

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