A DIY project to help decorate your home
(and make it smell good too). All you need is a jar, greenery of your choice (we suggest taking a sprig of your Christmas tree), water, cranberries (which will float), and a floating candle to top it off!
One thing I love about living in New York City is the ability to visit so many different and unique neighborhoods. I had been yearning to explore Williamsburg in Brooklyn and needed an adventure buddy, so who did I call? None other than your EP's Venessa. On this note, one thing I love about Venessa is that she is so easy going and almost always says yes to any spontaneous suggestion! Don't you love friends like that?
Anyways, we headed to Williamsburg to aimlessly walk around and *hopefully* stumble across some hidden gems. Did we ever?! The first place we found was Brooklyn Charm Shop, which is just the store I had been searching for for so long. In the charm shop, you can choose your own charms, pendents, chains, and hardware to create your own one of a kind piece. One of the great things about this store is that they have the most friendly and helpful workers there who put your piece together on the spot. Other perks? They have already made necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings if you're not feeling inspired AND classes that you can take.
For the past year or two, I have been looking for the perfect everyday necklace. I tend to buy statement pieces... so this was perfect. I wanted something dainty and pretty, and rather than continue to look, I had my own personal one made!
Since J is popular initial and there weren't a lot of charms left, I was able to get one engraved. I chose the font type and it was engraved within 5 minutes.
ALSO (okay... you can see I'm clearly in love with this store) if you can't make it to Brooklyn, they do offer an etsy shop. Check it out.
Deciding on a wedding photographer ain't easy. I'm really not into the traditional wedding photos. I'd say I hate posy pictures, but artsy fartsy posy photos are OK, like the ones I'm showing you below. Lucky for me, I have friends in the biz who take breathtaking photos (i'll have to show you my engagement photos some time), but still, I'm so crazy ocd hands on, that I'm making a "wishlist" of photos to pass onto my photographer. If you're getting married, I'd suggest doing the same.
Here are a few jawdropping wedding photos I MUST recreate: