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!

our wedding video.

our whirlwind of a wedding has come to a close. it was incredible. it was exhausting. and it was all worth it. on october 11th, we said our “I do’s” at the hard rock hotel & casino in the dominican republic. and to share with those who could not join us, we had a hometown wedding reception on saturday, november 29th.

to share a piece of our destination wedding, we played our highlight video for our guests.

and today, for all of you ..

created by HDC photo.

happy first day of december.

I mentioned to [J] this morning, we should decorate for christmas this evening. not taking into account, it looks like we’re throwing an ongoing wedding in our house. but regardless, the stockings will be hung. and tomorrow, in all of it’s late glory, I will be posting the 25 days of christmas list. get to thinking about yours!

have a good monday.

 

wedding dress woes.

the week of a holiday is crazy. you’re wrapping up work or not working at all. you’re creating lists upon lists of items you need at the grocery store. you have family members to see and guests to entertain. you constantly feel like you’re forgetting something. you bulk up your wine supply. and go in search of a holiday appropriate, yet post-feast comfortable outfit. it’s such a joyous time of year.

in the midst of all that crazy, [J] + I are having our wedding reception this weekend. along with our families. so on top of our thanksgiving to do lists, we’ve added a wedding.

[J] + I got married on october 11th in the dominican republic. it was amazing. my dream come true. see! we had 28 people there with us to celebrate our marriage. but key people were missing. so for that reason, we’re hosting a wedding reception in my hometown this weekend.

I cannot help but wonder how I’m going to fit into my wedding dress two days after our thanksgiving feast …

wedding dress c/o LLinaBC.com

I cannot wait to share the details of our reception with all of you. we have been spending our evenings in a cloud of glitter + sawdust. it’s been a true labor of love.

happy tuesday.