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 inspiration.

wedding wednesday // LLinaBC.com

I feel eerily blessed as to how simply our wedding planning has gone thus far.

and knock on wood ..the entire process is this stress-free & fun.

our [so far] successes:

• get [J] to propose.

• collectively decided on a destination wedding.

• selected a date + location.

• picked our colors.

• purchased my dream wedding dress.

• 99% sure found bridesmaid dresses.

• design our save-the-dates. [and quite possibly our invitations too].

• chose our first dance song.

[*editor’s note: I’m clearly not following a wedding checklist, as I’ve managed to find dresses before bridesmaids. minor detail].

and of course, what I’m dreaming about:

packing my bag + heading to paradise to become mrs [J].

the essentials.

destination wedding essentials // LLinaBC.com

1 kate spade statement earrings / 2 TOMS sunglasses / 3 fiona fedora / 4 vince camuto beach tote / 5 kate spade charm heels.

a detail that has me stuck: engagement photos. how the heck do you select a photographer? or a location? if you have any tips, I am all ears!

happy wedding wednesday.