wedding wednesday | registry 101.

J: Jay and I recently tackled the mission that is… our wedding registry. Fun right!? For sure. But, let’s face it… What do we know about pots and pans? Nada. Luckily, I came across this handy registry guide on Buzzfeed. Lifesaver.

The Glitter Life Buzzfeed Registry

on point.

And now for a few of my favorites from the list:

1. Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Machine

The Glitter Life Nespresso

you really have to see this baby in action.

2. Staub Heart-Shaped Cocotte

The Glitter Life Staub

3. Kate Spade Chip and Dip Tray

The Glitter Life Kate Spade

hostess with the mostess.

 

Past brides… HELP! What did you register for that you’re SO glad was on your list?

Brides to be… What are your favorite items on your registry? Let’s chat.

 

 

wedding wednesday | cake toppers.

It’s difficult to sift through the cheesy and find the crown for your wedding cake. Here are some options we’re feeling:

The Glitter Life Wedding

so adorable.

The Glitter Life Wedding 2

for an outdoor affair.

Flowers

love a floral topper.

Real talk. This does not belong on top of your cake:

fail.

just. no.

Share pics of your fave wedding cakes with us on Instagram and Twitter!

wedding wednesday | timeline.

J would like to share the WEALTH of knowledge she’s gaining planning she and Jay’s wedding. For all of you brides to be, here’s what I have to offer this week… The Wedding Planning Timeline! This has been and will continue to be a life saver over the next 332 days (but who’s counting?). Let’s face it. Timing is EVERYTHING.

The Glitter Life Wedding Guide

spring blooms.

This dreary day has us craving cheerful, Spring blooms! J is also researching options for a Spring wedding bouquet (EEEK) for next year. Here are the front runners (and just some we LOVE):

Peonies

The Glitter Life Peonies

Cabbage Roses

cabbage roses

Dahlias

Dahlias

Gardenias

The Glitter Life Gardenias

Poppy

Poppy

What are some of your favorite flowers this Spring!? Tweet or Instagram us!

big news.

Guess what, Glitter Girls…

J IS ENGAGED!

I have been in an absolute state of bliss since Monday night when Jay proposed. It was such an amazing, well-planned night and I have to share it with you all.

First, everything was a total surprise. I have no idea how everyone was able to keep such a big secret! I always knew we would get engaged, I just didn’t know when.

Jay text me Monday at noon asking if I wanted to go to the Atlanta Hawks game that night at 7:30. As season ticket holders, we go to these games often, so I didn’t think anything of it. I responded “We can do that. I love Hawks games!” Little did I know I was REALLY going to love this one.

I got home from work and started getting ready since we needed to leave early. Traffic is slightly unpredictable in Atlanta… I throw on jeans, a top and a pair of white chucks Jay gave me. I casually posted a pic of them on instagram not knowing what was about to happen…

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said chucks. so naive.

We arrive at Philips Arena around 7:00. 30 minutes before tip off, so I grab a slice of pizza and a plastic glass of their finest chardonnay. Not suspecting anything! This was our usual routine.

Let me tell you all. I’m obsessed with Kiss Cam at these games. Ob. Sessed. I always joked with Jay about wanting to be on and even the day of the proposal, I text him “How do we feel about kiss cam tonight?” His response: “Honestly? Not good. You?” Me: “-_-”

We’re sitting. Chatting. Watching the game. And at the end of the first quarter… KISS CAM. We’re watching, laughing, loving it. Next thing I know… WE’RE ON! I look to Jay for a kiss and he DROPS TO ONE KNEE. Pulls out the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen in my life, and asks me to marry him. I nod yes and begin sobbing.

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SHOCKED

Jay and I walk up to the main level to cheers and high fives. The entire stadium totally erupted. So surreal.

I regain my composure and Jay suggests we go up to Red (a restaurant in Philips Arena) and grab a drink. I of course am ITCHING to call friends and family. We walk in and I see some familiar faces… my parents, Jay’s dad & step-mom, my friends Maggie, Mary, Kati and ANNIE who was in town {from Chicago} over the weekend for her sweet nephews 1st birthday and extended her stay to be with us. I’m sobbing again. They watched everything happen and that means SO much to me. Jay pulled everything off so perfectly. So. Perfect. We laughed, we cried and of course, had celebratory champagne.

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m’girls! and guy!

HERE WE GO! Stay tuned for updates as we plan a WEDDING! X0