M and G To Be

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So here we are, witnessing the aftermath of what was the best day of my life. Although there were thousands of photos to go through (that were just as amazing as these that didn’t make this post), I decided to share a few that I felt really captured those special moments.

Where do I begin to share about the most magical day of my entire life… The morning started off rather nerve-wrecking for me because of the weather, which I go in full detail on this post here.

The ceremony was short and sweet – exactly how we had pictured it to be. We really wanted a garden theme wedding, so having an outdoor wedding for both ceremony and reception was on the “must-have” list.

After our wedding photos, our wedding party including our parents held sparklers as we made our grand entrance into the reception. We walked into our first dance, followed by the traditional dances (FOB and MOG dance), to food, to speeches, to dancing, to cake cutting, to dancing some more, to taking photos in the photo booth, to more dancing, etc. We danced the entire night. I don’t think I even sat down for more than 5 minutes, which I am so happy about.

They say your wedding comes and goes before you know it. Enjoy it while you can because it goes so fast you don’t remember anything. Well, I beg to differ because both my husband and I remember every single part of our wedding and I cannot tell you how truly happy I am about that. That was so important for us – to remember every moment and to fully enjoy the night. And we sure did.

I was beyond blessed to have had my beautiful sisters (bridesmaids), mom, and of course the best wedding planner – Harlow Planning,  by my side to make sure this day was perfect. And it truly was. It was beautiful. My dream wedding really came to life. I cannot even put it into words how incredible this day was for me… for my husband. This day will forever be so sacred in my heart.

Photographer: Hailley Howard

Wedding Planner: Harlow Planning

Hair and Makeup: Valerie Star

Bridesmaids, MOB and MOG Dresses: David’s Bridal

Bride, Groom and Bridesmaid Shoes: Vince Camuto

Bride, Bridesmaids & Flower Girl Robes: Love Ophelia

Flowers: Florals By Isabelle

Cake and Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop

Cake Topper and Table Numbers: NGO Creations

Rentals: Found Rentals

Caterer: Colette’s Catering & Events

Photo Booth: https://www.instagram.com/funkyfreshmo/

Fun facts about our wedding:

  • While it was raining during hair and makeup, the rain literally stopped the minute I walked down the aisle. It was magical.
  • My god daughter (8 years old) had written me a letter and read it while we were getting ready. I cried my eyes out.
  • George and I wrote our own vows.
  • I didn’t toss my bouquet.
  • My friend Enocha sang “Lean On Me” during the reception.
  • A lot of DIY went into our wedding – wedding favors, George made our alter, ceremony/reception signs, including the ‘here comes the bride’ sign.
  • I didn’t have two dresses, but I did have two different tops – one for the ceremony, which had some beading and the second for the reception, which was all lace to match the rest of my dress.
  • We took the after party to our house, which went on until 5:30 am.

xo

She said Yes!!!

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This year has been such an incredible year thus far. I got married to the love of my life, and now it’s my sister’s turn to marry her love!

We are showering the bride-to-be this weekend, and cannot be more excited for her… and then we are off to Vegas to celebrate her bachelorette party in a couple of weeks (woohoo)!

How adorable are these tanks from ESEFApparel?! Definitely taking these with us to Vegas!

If you are a bride-to-be or know someone who is, click link below to shop their customizable bachelorette party shirts.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ESEFApparel

xo

Q&A With Bae: How Well We Know Each Other Before We Say ‘I Do’

 

 

Happy Monday everyone! I’m happy because the big day is FINALLY around the corner (eeek)!!!  I’m so nervous and excited at the same time.

I have been wanting to do a Q&A with George on how well we know each other before we say ‘I do’ – for a long time now, but wedding stuff has really taken up most of my time.  However, I recently discovered something new about my fiancé (I know right – you’d think I know everything about him after 14 years), and I literally looked at him and said, “ok, we are shooting this video right now. Start jotting down some questions.”

I mean, I am marrying this guy. 😉

I hope you enjoy this quick video I put together.

Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up, and subscribe to my channel. Oh, and I’ll be on my honeymoon next week, so be sure to follow me on Instagram (@melrodstyle) and snapchat: MELROD1206 to see where we’re headed!

The next time you see me, I’ll be a married woman! OMG!

xo

Bridal Shower

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And just like that, I’m checking off the bridal shower. It’s true what they say “time flies when you’re having fun”. With less than two months away, it’s really starting to sink in. I’m so close to becoming a “Mrs.”, to officially changing my last name and becoming a wife to the love of my life. Oh my god, I am getting a knot in my throat as I’m writing this post. I’m getting so choked up just thinking about it all. Happy tears, I promise.

My bridesmaids threw me the most amazing bridal shower ever. I was beyond speechless. They absolutely captured my vision, and I am forever grateful for my girls. This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my sisters and friend Evelyn.

My sisters received a lovely gift from my friends at Vince Camuto. They gifted all my bridesmaids, including myself, a pair of heels from their gorgeous collection to wear for the big day. My fiancé got a pair of moccasins as well… Doesn’t he look so handsome?! 🙂

It has been such a privilege to share this new chapter in my life with all of you. It’s so personal and such a special time in my life. I feel so much love, and I am so thankful and so happy to be surrounded by my close friends and family. I cannot wait to share more with you all.

#blessed

xo

Photographer: Hailley Howard

Shoes c/o Vince Camuto

Vintage Fan Bridal Shower Favors c/o BonFortune

Earrings c/o Jessica Elliot

Lucy Sui x MelRodStyle Giveaway

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Attention all brides-to-be! Great news! I’ve partnered with Lucy Sui to give away one of their amazing wedding books to make your wedding planning run smoothly, and this beautiful “xoxo” mug.

The rules are simple:

1. Follow Lucy Sui on instagram @lucysuisf

2. Tag 3 friends and leave a comment stating you have done the above

And done!

Winner will be announced via instagram Wednesday March 23rd.

P.S. if you don’t win, don’t worry because we’ve got a sweet discount code for 10% off entire website – coupon code: MELROD10

http://www.lucysui.com

Good luck! 🙂

xo

Lulus Wedding Dress part 2

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A few days ago, I shared a beach themed wedding dress idea. Today, I’m sharing part 2.

This Lulus strapless midi dress would be great for a garden themed wedding or even makes for the perfect rehearsal dinner dress. I love the lace detailing and the silhouette. I decided to again, keep the accessories simple by adding a dainty diamond necklace. Parted my hair down to one side for a more glam-chic look. Topped off the look with a silver heel for an elegance touch.

The hunt for the perfect dress is still on but I am full of inspiration with these two dresses. Can’t wait to say yes to the dress!

xo

SHOP THE LOOK:

Lulus Dress c/o | Manolo Blahnik Heels | Givenchy Necklace

Lulus Wedding Dress part 1

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As you may already know, I have officially been planning my wedding and on the hunt for THE dress… eeek!

To get my wedding juices flowing, I’ve partnered with Lulus to style two wedding inspired dresses.

Here is look #1. This dress is perfect for a beach themed wedding. It’s long, flowy, lace detailing and the best part is the open back. A touch of elegance yet still sexy. I kept the accessories to a minimal and let the dress have a moment. Finished the look with a dainty flower crown to give it that last minute beach touch.

Stay tuned for dress #2.

xo

SHOP THE LOOK:

Lulus Dress c/o | Flower Children Only flower crown c/o