wedding // snapshots.

memorial day weekend, [J] & I went to see our return reception venue. [the one we’re having for those who can’t make it to the dominican republic]. let me just say, there are more decisions to make than I could’ve imagined. our destination wedding is coming along quite well. but as the weeks pass by at an increased rate, the details are needing my attention.

if nothing else, I want to enjoy planning our wedding + our engagement.  I want to have fun. and stress less.

wedding // snapshots c/o LLinaBC.com

wedding // snapshots c/o LLinaBC.com

take time to smell the roses.

[we had my mom snap a couple quick shots of us outside of our venue. boy am I thankful [J] is willing to be by my side throughout this entire planning process. it can be overwhelming. so it is very nice to have him so involved].

happy monday.

travels // a hometown weekend.

[J] & I had the best of intentions to go to my hometown for memorial day weekend and get as much wedding planning done as possible. we started off strong; a meeting with a caterer, a walk-through at our reception venue, and a visit with a potential vendor. then we had dinner to celebrate my mom’s birthday ..and the weekend took on a different theme. more celebrating, less planning.

[*editor’s note: we’re getting married in the dominican republic, but we’re having a reception in my hometown. that’s what we need to plan].

the snapshots I caught definitely prove I was more for celebrating and relaxing. I did convince my dad to build a bonfire two beautiful nights in a row, right in the backyard.

travels // a hometown weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // a hometown weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

[we quite literally sat in the driveway, with a cooler. it was entirely too nice to sit inside. I don’t know what my excuse is for not walking around to the backyard].

travels // a hometown weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // a hometown weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // a hometown weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

travels // a hometown weekend c/o LLinaBC.com

how was your memorial day weekend? did you travel any where exciting? is it just me, or is it hard to stay on task when traveling? my brain goes into vacation-mode the second I leave city-limits.

happy wednesday.

the week in photos.

helllllllo friday.

I am in my hometown. ‘animal sitting’ for my parents. they kindly sternly requested I go through all of my “stuff”. you know the “stuff” you’ve accumulated your entire life, and never threw away ..it was too precious to part with at the time. then 10+ years pass and your parents say “it’s time“.

this is more “what I’m doing this weekend in photos”.

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[my mom will be so ashamed. but I needed to get the fur out of her eyes. I can’t do puppy ponytails, so I improvised].

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now, the “gems”.

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[J]: I’m bringing this home for you to pin onto your work bag.

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2000? 2005? backstreet boys? oh girl.

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I thought long & hard about this one – YIKES! I’m going out on a limb to say this was my awkward year. hello high school freshmen. complete with braces. & the worst wanna-be straight part I’ve ever seen.

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get it girrrrl.

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so many sweet pictures of my precious fur ball [meeko] as a kitten.

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just slightly larger. and fluffier.

I have a LONG way to go to see the light at the end of this tunnel. and my parents come home tomorrow, so I better get busy.

first: a trip to get iced coffee.

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next week #LLinaBC will be celebrating st. patricks day.

I’m talking every single day. there will be some food, cocktails, DIY, and maybe ..a little fashion. [I’m so excited].

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have a great weekend.

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