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!

bridal sparkle.

picking the jewelry you wear on your wedding day is a big deal. and it’s not an easy task.

your wedding dress is typically the most expensive clothing you’ve ever worn + the most photographed.

I enlisted the help of baublebar’s swat stylists to style my bridesmaids. remember? I absolutely loved the looks they put together for my bridesmaids. and I was so happy with the whole process. during my first dress fitting, I was asked “what jewelry will you be wearing with your dress?”. I had no idea. I’d thought about it, but the task was so daunting I kept pushing it off. as soon as I got home, I asked for baublebar’s help again. this time for me.

bridal sparkle c/o LLinaBC.com

bridal sparkle c/o LLinaBC.com

bridal sparkle c/o LLinaBC.com

bridal sparkle c/o LLinaBC.com

bridal sparkle c/o LLinaBC.com

[all photographs taken by HDC photography].

my bridesmaids are wearing this statement necklace, sparkly stud earrings, and this beach-appropriate bracelet. I’m wearing these statement earrings and this + this bracelet.

how did you choose your bridal jewels?

call me crazy, but I love that my bridesmaid jewelry really is something they can wear again.

happy monday.