2014: year in review.

2014: year in review c/o LLinaBC.com

oh, 2014. you were one for the books.

we moved into a new apartment in des moines. • I accepted a new job in march. • in april, I attended go blog social [a blogger conference] in kansas city. • we had the most magical engagement photographs taken. it was my pinterest dream come true. • I got married. which I’m sure you probably didn’t even know, because I barely spoke about it. not here, or here, and surely not here. I may have even forgotten to share our wedding video. insert: an overload of sarcasm. • we added a sweet, little furbaby to our family + named him Sir Rigby. • we spent the holidays in chicago. •

top four posts of 2014:

hot buttered rum • 10 things you must do in des moines • DIY coasters • bridal sparkle •

honorable mentions:

apple cider moscow mules • DIY housewarming basket • the opening of pinot’s palette • date night at malo •

I cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store. I am hoping for an amazing first year of marriage. filled with loads of traveling + adventures. more exploring the great city we live in. much health + happiness. and a lot of time with friends + family.

what were your favorite moments of 2014? what are you looking forward to in 2015?

happy monday!

wedding // it’s all in the details.

I truly cannot get enough of [J] + I’s engagement photographs. not in a self-centered way. but in an ‘amazed we pulled together such a beautifully styled shoot’ way. especially since it was our first time. obviously it was a vision we created + brought to life with a lot of help from our photographers, steph + dado of 5th photography.

we are so happy they are fun + artsy, and not your “typical” engagement photos. they were so much fun to shoot. and I see [J] + I’s true self’s portrayed in the images. [thank you steph + dado, you did that!].

it was all in the details.

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // it's all in the details c/o LLinaBC.com

it was easily my pinterest dream come true.

see more of our engagement photographs at 5th photography.

happy thursday.

wedding // engagement dreams.

all of my dreams came true when I met [J]. and then again, when I met steph + dado, the two lovely people that make up 5th photography. they helped [J] + I turn our crazy engagement shoot vision into a reality. but not only that, they made it perfect. what I saw in my mind was nowhere near how beautiful it actually was when it came together. [minus the swarms of mosquitoes ..those weren’t in my dreams].

wedding // engagement dreams c/o LLinaBC.com

now go see the rest of them .. 5th photography // chelsea + jeff.

happy wednesday.