Friday, July 31, 2015

Summertime in the South: Outfit of the Month

Well, today I have a last minute Outfit of the Month for you.  To be honest, I bought this dress way back in June for our weekend in New England for Mike's sister's engagement, but I am just getting around to photographing it now (and finally wearing it a bunch), so I thought I'd share it.  It is honestly one of my favorite dresses ever (from Target, of course!).  If I'm not coaching that day, I am always wearing a dress to work, and this is one of my favorite maxis because it's so lightweight.  I paired it with one of my new favorite necklaces I bought at a Love Obsessed trunk show at Jessica's house earlier this summer. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

#MegandMikeTaylor: Vendor Index

Today is my second to last Wedding Wednesday post.  Seriously, how did that happen and how have we been married for over 10 months already?? I do have an exciting announcement to share: beginning on August 12th, Nikki from Make.Up.HER will be taking my place and co-hosting Wedding Wednesday with Macy.  Macy and I really enjoyed how one of us was sharing the planning process while the other was sharing wedding recaps.  As Macy transitions into her recaps, I am so excited to see Nikki's whole preparation process!  I hope you will continue to follow along with them, and you know I will be back for anniversaries and to share other weddings. 
Today, I will be sharing a full list of our vendors so I can give credit where credit is due AND so if you happen to be in New England, you can take advantage of some of these amazing people.
Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph Chapel, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Reception Venue and Catering: Wedgewood Pines Country Club, Stow, MA
Photographer: Carrie Draghi Photography, Glastonbury, CT
Videographer: Kevin Lee Studios, Somers, CT
Hair and Makeup Artists: Blushing Brides, Hudson, MA
Florist: Frugal Flower, Hudson, MA
Cake Baker: The Icing on the Cake, Newton, MA
DJ and Lighting: C-Zone Entertainment, Natick, MA
Limos: Executive Limos, Springfield, MA
Hotel: Embassy Suites, Marlborough, MA
Rings: His- Tacori Sculpted Crescent; Hers- Tacori Ribbon (engagement) & Tacori Sculpted Crescent (wedding band) 
My Dress: Courtney by Maggie Sottero
Dress and Veil Shop: East-West Bridal, Manchester, CT
My Jewelry: Necklace and Earrings- Sea Magic Cultured Pearls; Tacori Bangle in pink amethyst; borrowed and personal bracelets
My Shoes: Nina Evelixa in Grape
My Nails: Mamas and Divas Nail Lounge, Westborough, MA
Mike's Tux: Calvin Klein from Men's Wearhouse with tie and vest in Regency
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal Long Strapless Chiffon in Oasis
Flower Girl Dress: David's Bridal Tea-Length Organza in White with Satin Sash in Oasis
Mother of the Bride Dress: Jade Couture K158011 in Grape
Groomsmen Tuxes: Same as groom but with Oasis pieces
Bridesmaid Gifts: Robes, Hangers, and Jewelry
Groomsmen Gifts: Socks, Lighters, and Cuff links
All Paper Goods: Invitations, Ceremony Programs, Place Cards, Dinner Menus - Meadow by Minted with calligraphy by me
Cocktail Hour Accents: Monogrammed napkins, striped straws, and personalized Kisses from The Knot Shop; Personalized Golf Tees from Par Golf; Candy dishes from Dollar Tree
Toasting Flutes: Silver Parisian Romance Glass Set
Cake-Cutting Set: Silver Parisian Romance Cake Set
Favors: Stemless Wine Glasses filled with personalized M&Ms (purple, teal, and platinum)
Kids' Favors: Personalized coloring books from Simply Sherlock with Golf Wedding Crayons
Thank You Cards: template from Shutterfly and prop from Wedding Banner Love

Now, it's your turn - share your own engagement/ wedding/ honeymoon/ anniversary post with me and Macy below.  Please link back to one of our pages so that others can find us and join in the Wedding Wednesday fun!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cooperstown Weekend

Last weekend was our annual pilgrimage to New York for the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction: #27 for me, #33 for my parents, and #5 for Mike. I've always been more of a baseball history than baseball-watching fan, but it's so cool to start seeing people get inducted who played in the real prime of my baseball-watching days in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio were this year's inductees, and the biggest class inducted by the baseball writers since 1955. I can vividly remember owning all for of their baseball cards and thinking about how old I'd be when they got inducted (ha!).  As always, it was a terrific weekend, filled with adventures in the museum to see what's been added since the previous year, trips to the cider mill and the lake, and a sun-filled induction ceremony. I swear, it can be 70 and breezy all weekend, but as soon as 1:30 rolls around on Sunday, you know it's going to be sweltering. New this year, we visited Cooperstown's own distillery, and we were super very impressed with the liquors they're making! Here are a few of my favorite photos from the weekend:

To imagine more of what we did, you can probably just look back at all of my past years' blog posts with the Cooperstown label since we tend to be creatures of habit...

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