*photos by Bryan N. Miller
Earlier this month, I celebrated my 10 year anniversary as a San Diegan. Moving to a new city on the other side of the country without knowing one person couldn’t have been a better idea at the time. I was 20 years old, free in every respect, and definitely searching for something.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever find whatever it was I was looking for, but digging new roots into the west coast was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Of course I miss my family, but I’m still in the process of convincing them to join me in sunny Southern California someday.
In honor of my first decade here, I decided to rediscover this little bubble that I’ve grown to love so much. I have vowed to become an obnoxious tourist in my own city and you get to come along for the ride (sans fanny pack). Balboa Park was my obligatory first stop. As you can see, sunset on a Sunday will never get old here.
The sweetest little package arrived in the mail the other day. We found all of our wedding photos living on this tiny wooden USB drive, stamped by B. Miller himself. I cant’t wait to share everything with you here, but for now, I’ll leave you with just a sneak peek :)
As wedding gifts keep pouring in, I think we must have an entire Crate and Barrel store in our little apartment by now.
I’m not complaining, but it would be nice to have a place for everything. Even if we could just expand the kitchen a tiny bit, that would make a huge difference. Ryan and I have been on a cooking kick lately with all these new gadgets but the minimal storage and counter space doesn’t leave much room for creativity. It’s doable but not very pretty.
Hopefully (sooner than later) we’ll move into a place with a bright and airy kitchen like the pics above. I love the idea of open shelves above the sink and windows, of course are an absolute must. But until then, we can dream… and work with what we’ve got!
01 Dreadlock Holiday | 10 cc
02 Heaven | Ebo Taylor
03 Take Ya Dancing | Say Hi
04 Heavy Bells | J Roddy Walston
05 Uncertainty | Jagwar Ma
06 Only in December | Gypsy & the Cat
07 Happy Idiot | TV on the Radio
08 Black Out Days | Phantogram
09 Disparate Youth | Santigold
10 El Micheles Affair | C.R.E.A.M.
So my birthday is coming up…
And if you’re looking to buy me the perfect gift, I’d love one of these cute leather backpacks! The whole idea of “hands-free” is becoming more appealing to me for some reason. Maybe because I like to have my camera with me. Or maybe I’m just getting lazier.
Either way, I’ve been shopping around for the perfect style and so far my favorites are these handmade, minimalist rucksacks by Etsy shop owner, chrisvanveghel. This more refined black bag by AlbertinaBoutique isn’t so bad either.
Ok, my honeymoon hiatus lasted a little longer than planned, but I’m back now and it feels pretty good. To catch you up to speed, the wedding went off without a hitch. All of our favorite people were there, the sun was shining, and I didn’t even trip walking down the aisle. So overall, I’d say ninetwenty14 was a success! But now that everything is said and done, I want to thank everyone who helped make our wedding as amazing as it was.
Of course I’ve already sent little notes, hand-written from the heart to all of our guests. Out of 75 people, only 16 of them actually live in San Diego. 16! We feel so loved knowing that our friends and family were willing to travel from Massachusetts, Maine, Colorado and Washington to celebrate with us.
We also want thank our unbelievable vendors! I spent so much time researching the cream of the crop in San Diego’s wedding scene, and luckily, my hard work finally paid off. From the moment I woke up on September 20th, I knew we were in good hands. I trusted my people and just let them do what they do best. Everything unfolded so perfectly – I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
A special shout out goes to Bryan N. Miller, our photographer. Not only did he capture our day in the most beautiful light, but he also made me feel comfortable in front of the camera – something I never thought I’d say. Bryan made it really difficult to choose our favorite shots, so get ready to be inundated with wedding pics over the next few weeks!
Hello, long lost friend. So sorry for the silence around here, things have just been super busy for me. But amidst the craziness, I’ve been collecting ideas along the way and can’t wait to share them with you here in October :)
As of this weekend, I’ll finally get to enjoy the fruits of my labor. The wedding is on Saturday, September 20. It feels a little surreal after planning and anticipating a single day for a whole year, but surprisingly enough, I’m not freaking out yet. Everything seems to be under control at the moment – I’m just working on the finishing touches now. Let’s just hope the rest of my week continues this smoothly.
In case you missed anything, here are some of the lovely things that have inspired my vision:
WEDDING : MOODBOARD
BRYAN N. MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY
SAVE THE DATES
WEDDING : HAIR
WEDDING : FLOWERS
WEDDING : SHOES
WEDDING : JEWELRY
WEDDING : TABLESCAPE
WEDDING : DETAILS
See you soon and wish me luck!!
*photo via The Sunday Sparkle
As you already know, I am down to the wire now. Between wedding plans, working full-time, and trying to keep up with the blog, I’ve been spreading myself pretty thin these days… And after giving it lots of thought, I came to the conclusion that 5 posts a week is just not realistic for me at this time. Everything I’m dealing with now is very time-sensitive and there are simply not enough hours in a day.
So I’ve decided that we’ll have a slight change in schedule around here. I’m not sure what will become of this little space over the next few weeks, but I’ll do my best to keep you in the loop :)
Hope you had a great weekend!!
“There are far far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”