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our engagement party planning is on full speed, so in honor of this special day, here is a special edition of etsy finds / engagement party:

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Je t’aime Banner

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OMBRE Feather Boutonniere in Ivory, Blush, Grey and Coral with Brass Feather

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Hand Painted Flower Garland Cake Topper

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Lollipop Fringe Lantern in Pink Ombre and Gold Sparkle

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Wine Country, Custom Wedding Invitation

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Pink Flowers Collar, Peach, Wedding Flower Collar Necklace, Blush, Wedding Collar Necklace, Wedding Accessories, Bridesmaid , Flower Girl

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pink flower bridal wreath, bridal headpiece, blush pink hair circlet – EVER AFTER – flower girl, head wreath, garden wedding

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4.5′ Fabric Party Garland: Sherbet

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it was rather painful to wait to finally announce our engagement to our friends and loved ones. we waited about two weeks! i had in mind what I wanted to do, though. and when i have a plan, i stick to it. while we were in spain,we phoned our family and told them the news!

i also purchased a bunch of madrid postcards, stamps and other stationery! i’m sending a few of our favorite pictures to the printer. never mind. i spent nights sorting through gorgeous designs of engagement announcements online, however, i decided that a custom portrait of us as a family, our first illustrated portrait was a much better idea, it was special! we are starting here a tradition of getting our family portrait done during very special moments of our lives!

i researched various artists who do this type of work and fell completely in love with my little buffalo. lisa is extremely talented and she worked with us to get a portrait that reflected our personality and i just love it!

vanessawe also purchased the cutest paper bags, washi tapes, stamps, colorful paper for confetti and ribbons and finally, after weeks of working on this, we sent out last week the announcement to friends and family in the US, brazil, spain, eveywhere! the best experience was to roam through El Rastro, the largest flea market in spain, searching for vintage spanish stamps, postcards and envelopes!

 

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now: on to planning our engagement party. it will be a party not to be missed, we are a lot of fun!

new jersey, be prepared!

 

this is the last installment from our engagement photo shoot series! we had so much fun together on this day! i’m so glad we did this and i’m so glad we met jesus and got to work with him!

0338_vanessa-bret_130429as you can see, we ended up going to all B.’s favorite spots in town: the retiro park {where we got engaged}, the plaza mayor and the mercado san miguel!

this is a gorgeous hip market, that has wonderful vendors selling incredible food and drinks!

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0202_vanessa-bret_130429a little more from our engagement photo shoot. our photographer didn’t know the meaning Plaza Mayor has for us. stopping here was natural, organic. but, before our trip, B. would tell me all these stories of him hanging out at Plaza Mayor! it was one of his favorite spots in Madrid and he spent a lot of time there and he thought of it as a special place!

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It’s Friday!

What a crazy week, hun? I was sure it was Wednesday when I woke up this morning! B. is back home and all is well! I missed him so much! The best thing about when one of us is traveling is that when we are finally reunited, it’s all beautiful and romantic and we spend a lot of time dating each other! 🙂

The very good news this week {besides a lot of progress with our engagement planning} was that I finally was able to get into a very productive routine! Last year, before I went to Brazil, I had this fantastic routine, it was working really well. I divided my days between all I have to accomplish: work around the house, gym, time for myself, work and time for us as a couple. Then I went to Brazil, spent too much time there and came back with it all screwed up!

It took me almost a year to perfect my routine again. And, for people who work from home, like me, this is key to have discipline and get everything done. Otherwise, it’s 10am and you found a cool movie on HBO and you are lying around watching it and twitting about how much you love vince vaungh.  {this, by the way, can totally happen, it just needs to be in the block of time called “me time”}

So, that makes me happy! Order and progress makes me happy! I’m a freak!

For this weekend, I’m going to be working on our bedroom, trying to finalize all the changes we made to it!

IMG_5409^^this is our new feature wall in the bedroom!

 

I gotta say, out home feels so good this summer, open, bright, with a lot of plants and de-cluttered! I think I accomplished something here!

I have a list of things to do:

1. photograph all the new pieces for the etsy store;

2. finish organizing the bedroom;

3. mail all the engagement announcements {finally, they arrive tomorrow};

4. blog;

5. finalize the wedding website;

6. start preparing and packing for my NYC trip {more on that later};

Have you seen our blog/wedding website yet? I gotta say, I’m kind of in love with it. Not that’s perfect, but it’s us and that’s so good! Plus, I can go crazy with all the posts I want to write over there, and leave this space here feeling normal! 🙂

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Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the beautiful weather!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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