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Saying I Do in Snowy Winter Mountains Never Looked So Pretty

One of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever attended was in mid-winter during the most beautiful snow storm. There’s nothing quite as magical as bridal portraits with white blanketed backdrops like this, and I’m reliving that charm today with Simply Sarah Photography and Bash Bozeman with every bit of this cold-weather beauty. See more in The Vault!

From Simply Sarah PhotographyInspired by the raw beauty of the Rocky Mountains, Kait Constanti of Bash Bozeman and I decided to pull together this wintery wedding inspiration in the mountains of Montana. We wanted to provide brides to be with unique mountain wedding inspiration, as most Montana weddings take place in the prime of the summer season. Kait took our concept and turned it into something exquisite! We drew from the subtle smoky wintry hues of the mountains, and landed on dove grey and serenity blue (one of the Pantone colors of the year) as our colors. Rose quartz, the other Pantone color of the year, ended up making a cameo as well in the florals crafted beautifully by Labellum. We used both elegant and natural elements to create something that shows a softer and more romantic side to the traditional rustic mountain weddings. In the end, the shoot was an incredible success, and made me so excited for all our beautiful mountain Rocky Mountain weddings this year!

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Photography: Simply Sarah Photography | Event Planning: Bash Bozeman | Floral Design: Labellum | Wedding Dress: "Lya Tulle Skirt" And "Esra Silk Cami" By Alexandra Grecco | Invitations: Spurle Gul Studios | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Hair + Makeup: Indulgence | Wedding Venue: Big Yellow Barn | Dress Boutique: Bash Bozeman | Rentals: Montana Party Rentals | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Welcome Box: Marigold & Grey

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Why Shades of Gray will Never Go Out of Style

Will we ever tire of gray? Probably not. This winery wedding makes a strong case for a gray palette being one of the most romantic ever. And that little ring bearers grand entrance? The cutest ever. Designed by Taylor’d Events + Kaleb Norman James Design, this day starts with a dreamy rose petal aisle and ends with a table full of cake. See all the pretty in between captured by O’Malley Photographers right here.

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Summer
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Winery
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Al Fresco

From O’Malley Photographers… Jason and Grace, the bride and groom, split time between Seattle and China, so they worked closely with Alex Chalk of Taylor’d Events to plan their dream wedding. Close friends and family flew in from all over the world for the intimate affair styled by the incredible Kaleb Norman James Design. Guests enjoyed a private ceremony in the winery garden with a chic family-style, farm-to-table dinner afterward as the sun set.

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Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Event Planning: Taylor’d Events | Styling: Kaleb Norman James Design | Floral Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Wedding Gown: Monique Lhullier | Cake: The Cakewalk Shop | Stationery: La Happy | Ceremony: JM Cellars | Reception: JM Cellars | Shoes: Christian Dior | Catering: Lisa Dupar Catering | Make-up: Megan Bingham - Off White | Hair: Megan Bingham - Off White | Calligraphy: La Happy | Music: The Side Project | Rentals: ABC Rentals | Veil: Monique Lhullier

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Four New Year’s Resolutions You Have to Make

Keeping those New Year’s resolutions doesn’t always have to be a struggle. Sure, the couch is cozy and those Christmas cookies are tasty (sooo tasty), but with the help of our friends at Macy’s Registry and a fab lineup of kate spade new york goodies, anything is possible. Think four resolutions that are easy, chic AND fun. Scroll below to kick off your 2017 with a very stylish start.

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Become a Better Hostess

Fact: you can’t throw a proper party without adding a little kate spade new york to the mix. And Macy’s Registry? It’s THE spot for all of your celebration accessories with a side of colorful prep. From gorgeous vases to vibrant serving trays to the most beautiful of dinner plates, their lineup of kate spade new york products will have you hosting a dinner party every other weekend. You’ll be that good, my friends.

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  • You may be dreaming of one fabulous dinner party after another, but don’t be afraid to branch out and really put your skills to the test. With Macy’s Registry and their never-ending lineup of home + kitchen must-haves, you can tackle anything from a crazy Super Bowl party to an intimate Sunday brunch with friends.
  • Be sure to check out the Macy’s Registry Guide and Registry Checklist, so you’re uber-prepared for any get-together (big or small) that comes your way. You don’t want to forget one single hosting necessity.

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Stay Organized

A Top Four for every. single. person. on the planet? Probably. But when it’s that popular, you know it’s a must. So how do you tackle that big mountain of organization? It’s easier said than done. Enter Macy’s Registry + kate spade new york with some of the chicest organizational tools possible. Staying on track is easy when it looks this good.

Things to Remember

  • Keeping your office in check is key, but don’t forget about all of the other aspects of your abode that could use a little upkeep. At Macy’s Registry, you can find everything from hand towels for your guest bath to that awesome vacuum that will keep your entire house clean.
  • Remember the Macy’s Newlywed Discount, aka, your key to filling your abode with all of those items that your guests didn’t purchase. You’ll have six months to complete everything on your list… at a 10-20% discount. It’s Awesome.


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Be Healthier

Whether you want to lose weight, firm up the bod you already have or just want to be happy and healthy, Macy’s Registry can totally help with some of the chicest kitchen products from kate spade new york you will ever lay your eyes upon. Which means saying “goodbye” to unhealthy eats and “hello” to cooking + baking your heart out in the most nutritious way possible. We are sooo on board with that.

Things to Remember

  • When it comes to cooking healthy, a well stocked kitchen is a gotta have. Be sure to take advantage of Macy’s Registry Star Rewards, so you that every baking tool is at your disposable. You know, so you can make even Martha jealous.
  • Want some new duds for you stylish new look? Make an appointment with a personal shopper at Macy’s My Stylist for your next fun night on the town.

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Learn a New Skill

A new year means an entire world of new possibilities, and with Macy’s Registry, the options are literally endless when it comes to tackling that skill you’ve always wanted to master. Want to start those cooking classes? Redecorate your bedroom? Macy’s Registry can help. Just take my new goal: become a master mixologist. With Macy’s Registry, I’ll be serving up tasty (+ chic) cocktails to all of my family and friends.

Things to Remember

  • Hosting a get-together with your nearest and dearest? Be sure to check out all kate spade new york’s fabulous barware, so you can impress even the skilled bartenders in your group with your Cocktail-esque moves.
  • Be sure to check out Macy’s Registry’s Perks & Privileges for any amazing discounts that will help you achieve your goals… whatever they may be.

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To start your journey to a better you, visit Macy’s Registry TODAY. From kate spade new york beauties to kitchen must-haves to outdoor essentials to everything in between, you’ll be sure to have an amazing 2017.

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography (Images 1, 2, 4) + White Loft Studio (Image 3)

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This Groom-to-be Proposed the First Night He Met Her

These dreamy cliffside engagement images from Holeigh V Photography would be enough for my swoon mode to go in full force. But once I read the sweet story behind this couple’s first meeting and then their Christmas tree proposal? The bar was raised on my swoon-meter. Once you’re done with The Vault gallery make sure to read the charming details below!

From Holeigh V PhotographyJacquelyn & Alex are originally from Kentucky but absolutely love the mountains and wanted a gorgeous overlook for their laid-back engagement session. They traveled to Blowing Rock, North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway and after a short hike to the top, we were in awe of the view! The birds were flying over and her creamy dress flowed in the wind. By the time the sun began to set over the side of the mountain, the clouds came in and created a dramatic effect. Jacquelyn donned a gorgeous fitted lace maxi dress and crown from eucalyptus, her favorite greenery.

From the Bride… It’s a funny story how Alex and I first met because he actually got down one knee and proposed to me! He proclaimed that he had never met anyone like me and I was the ‘perfect’ girl for him. I had just moved back from NYC to my hometown Louisville, KY when my cousin invited me to go out with her and her friends to the bars. Once I arrived I was quickly introduced to everyone including Alex. We quickly found that we had a lot in common since we’ve both lived in New York.

As the night progress and the drinks flowed Alex actually proclaimed his love for me and proposed. I laughed off the proclamation and honestly didn’t think much more of the night or Alex afterwards. Months later I went back out with my cousin and ran into Alex. He was so embarrassed and admitted he never thought he would see me again and apologized for coming on too strong. We laughed about the night and began a friendship that would eventually turn into love.

Three months after the second meeting of Alex my father was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Devastated, I found myself turning to my new friend, Alex to lean on. We both quickly began to realize we were much more than friends. Alex was my saving grace throughout that time in my life and for that I am forever grateful. We dated for 2.5 years before we were engaged.

It was the weekend before Thanksgiving and we decided to put up and decorate our first Christmas tree together. Our mothers had given us our childhood ornaments so we were trading stories and showing off our favorites to each other. I turned away for a moment when Alex pointed to the tree and asked “What’s this one here?” I got up to the tree and it was an old wooden ornament that said “You for the rest of my life” with a diamond engagement ring tied around it. I looked at Alex and he was down on one knee. I honestly don’t remember much more after that as I was just so excited. He surprised me with having reservations at my favorite restaurant to celebrate. Once we arrived my mom and his parents were there to celebrate with us. It was the perfect night.

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Photography: Holeigh V Photography

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