There are a few main reasons why I love having a secret blog. I love the anonymity of it, and the fact that I can express my feelings without worrying that someone I know might be reading it and judging me. I can share my passions and things that a lot of people in my everyday life might not know about, without feeling exposed or vulnerable. This post is making my extremely happy that no one from my "real life" knows about my blog - because the last thing I would want is for J to think I'm trying to hint towards something (definitely not!).
I love weddings. I love going to them, I love planning my (very far into the) future wedding, I love the dresses, the decorations, the food. Now that TWO of my roomies are engaged (with one getting married in June), I feel like it is just fueling my love of weddings. My one roomie R and I (aka the two girls who aren't engaged in the apartment) are always comparing notes on what we want for our weddings - I know this makes us sound 100% pathetic, but I promise we talk about other things too.
For the most part, I think every little girl (and grown-up girl too!) dreams about her wedding day - unless you are like Ms. Samantha Jones, and if that's the case, good for you, girl! Maybe it's because I have a huge family and grew up going to weddings, and being a flower girl (like 15x, seriously), but I've always loved them. When I was in fifth grade, I started pulling ads and articles from magazines, compiling them into a binder, which has grown and grown over the years. (I'm horrifying myself with this, seriously). But the more I see, the more inspired I get by all the creativity out there!
So in honor of my two roomies, I'm posting some of my favorite wedding inspiration pictures found from all over (Many from Style Me Pretty and Polka Dot Bride).
And trust me - the one roomie is having a purple and black color scheme - she could use the advice ;) Just kidding, but seriously when my mom saw the invitation she said, "Oh wow, Al, I didn't know they were having a Purple Rain theme!".
Clearly I have no direction with this, these are just little things I love! Hopefully I'm not completely turning people off of my blog with all my future planning! ;)
Mojitos in a pitcher! Mmmm.
I think it's safe to say I have a love for paper lanterns. Simple chic.
J'adore tulips. And these ones are so beautiful!
I love this color scheme and these dresses!
Currently: Watching Survivor. I can't help it, I love it and hope it never ends.
P.S. The gorgeous Couture Carrie, who won the Misikko giveaway emailed me and mentioned that she already owns a flat iron from Misikko - with that being said, I will update tomorrow with the NEW WINNER of the flat iron, since she was gracious enough to tell me to pick a new winner! :)
P.S.S. I really want to update my blog and try to resize it... I feel like it looks so cramped and unstylish - any tips or ideas? I'd love to pay someone to do it, but unfortunately student teaching/paying for gas and being unemployed is really killing my bank account! Any help would be MASSIVELY appreciated! xox