• The Cotton Anniversary (& white outfit ideas for bridal activities!)

    In the bat of an eye, another year flew past as Nick and I celebrated 2 years of marriage and 13 (!) years together. Last year I wrote about our paper anniversary and his thoughtful approach to the traditional gift. The material for year 2 gifts is traditionally cotton, so in the days leading up, I grew rather curious as to what he’d come up with! A luxe cotton robe? Monogrammed ...

    Chicwish dress XS (a bit loose in the torso) c/o, Manolo Blahnik heels (similar)
    The Cotton Anniversary (& white outfit ideas for bridal activities!)
  • Year 1 // The Paper Anniversary

    Last week Nick and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary and 12 years of being together … my, how time flies! Apparently paper is the traditional gift for a first anniversary which I was unaware of (now that I’m privy to the list, however, I have no excuse for future years ; ). I woke up to a sweet note and these framed paper prints, with words from Nick’s wedding ...

    ASOS pleated dress sz 0 (length cut shorter - no sewing needed), Manolo Blahnik shoes (similar here or here), Baublebar earrings (also sold here)
    Year 1 // The Paper Anniversary
  • Bridal tutorials: DIY birdcage wedding veil + jeweled sash belt

    ‘Tis the season for doing DIY projects at home! It took me a little while but per your requests, here’s a tutorial for the DIY blusher birdcage veil and embellished sash belt I wore on our wedding day. You can also make thinner versions of the sash belt with smaller pieces of appliqué to dress up bridesmaid looks. For those not in wedding mode, perhaps try your hand at one ...

    In video: Anthropologie dress (old; from this post), Baublebar necklace in gold
    Bridal tutorials: DIY birdcage wedding veil + jeweled sash belt
  • Our Vintage-inspired Wedding at the Boston Public Library

    Today’s post is very personal and I’m so excited to finally share it with you guys. After being together for over 10 years, Nick and I tied the knot in the city where we met and started a life together. The majority of our friends and family are from out of town (and the country) so we wanted to show them Boston and everything we love here. We only visited ...

    Our Vintage-inspired Wedding at the Boston Public Library
  • Our Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony at the Lenox Boston Hotel

    We got wedding photos back and are so excited to share parts of our day with you guys! Today’s post is from our Chinese marriage tea ceremony, which took place the morning of our wedding. Traditionally, the tea ceremony is a symbolic way of presenting the bride to the groom’s family, and for the couple to express gratitude to their elders. The couple typically wears embroidered silk outfits in the ...

    Photos by Katch Studios; Dress by Khatu; Florals by Pollen; Makeup by Lisa Chy; Hair in partnership w/ TRESemmé; Nick's suit from Theory & accessories from The Tie Bar
    Our Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony at the Lenox Boston Hotel