Sweater: J. Crew| Jeans: Gap| Dress: Alice & Olivia | Shoes: Joie
Hey, wassup, hello! I can’t believe it’s been over 2 months since my last update. The first two weekends of October were reserved for weddings, then Halloween came, birthdays, Thanksgiving, and here we are near Christmas. When I’m not procrastinating on my couch, I’m trying to wedding plan aka not get yelled at by my mom because I am a terrible planner.
Dave and I were able to squeeze in an engagement photo shoot while the weather was still decent. We started in Beacon Hill, my favorite neighborhood, and ended at the Boston Public Gardens, which is Dave’s favorite spot. Our photographer was awesome and we felt comfortable with him.
Acorn Street, Boston
Photography by: Matthew Jason Photo
I know my responses have been at a glacial pace, but I really appreciate the sweet birthday wishes you guys left me. The highlight of summer has always been my birthday because….duh; it really brought a smile to my face. However, the real event of the summer was my friend’s bachelorette party weekend. I thought I was in love with our trip to the Hamptons, but this managed to top it. I think I laughed for 120 hours straight.
I was introduced to Jess after she transferred to Ithaca freshman year. We lived in the same dorm sophomore year and had some of the same friends. Somehow, we decided to be apartment mates for our senior year and have been great friends ever since. I was really honored when she asked me to be a bridesmaid and when she accepted the invitation to be in my wedding party as well. Following her bridal shower, she had a mini bachelorette party to include those who were unable to attend the cruise. There was a total of 6 of us this weekend; all but 1 of us were cruise newbies.
Our ship was the Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas, which sailed out of Cape Canaveral, Florida. We spent the majority of day 1 by the pool, met Jess’ brother for dinner in the main dining room, explored the casino, and night club. On Saturday, we landed in Nassau and had about 12 hours to explore before the ship left port. We met a huge bachelor party at Señor Frogs and discovered that they were staying on our ship. We kept crossing paths and they eventually became our new buddies for the rest of the trip. The ship brought us to the private island of CocoCay on Sunday. There were some excursion options available but we just lounged in the water for the afternoon and then migrated back to the pool deck. We were safely returned on Monday morning with an abundance of weird, amazing, hilarious stories, sunburn, and a heavy feeling that we must do this again.
The gals paying attention during the Muster Drill.
I never did find my sash after the first night.
Beautiful views from our balcony room.
The beautiful bride.
Jessica’s Last Sail Before the Veil” shirts in Nassau.
Starfish along the water. The shopkeeper’s wife was screaming at him.
I wonder where this leads.
I attended my first non Persian/Afghan wedding this past weekend. My uncle’s wedding (nearly 19 years ago) was pretty “traditional American,” but otherwise, I know, what a sheltered life I’ve had. The bride is a family friend of my fiancé’s and she and her husband put together a beautiful beach wedding. The weather was perfect, wine and lobster were in abundance, and the reception overlooked the ocean. As the night progressed, light from an almost full moon reflected on the water and eventually paired with a fireworks show.
The dress code was described as “resort casual”; they just wanted us to be comfortable and have fun. My hunt for the perfect dress took longer than expected. Everything seemed too floral or washed me out. Some random shopper at Cusp heard me complaining and she told me to check out the orange dress at the front of the store. It worked and it was on sale too, so double win.
This was such a nice touch.
Candid with an open purse.
Full length with my future mother in law.