Friday, May 13, 2016

Five on Friday: Engagement Edition


Happy Friday! If you missed my big news on Monday, today marks exactly 1 week since I got engaged and I still feel like I'm on cloud 9! Since my head is currently filled with all things wedding, I'm sharing five engagement-related things I loved this week (thanks in advance for indulging me).

 
Sassy ring dish

I knew that I needed a very special place to keep my new favorite piece of jewelry, and this sassy ring dish was the perfect choice since it pays homage to our humble beginnings as a couple (in other words, yes: we met on Tinder). I was never a huge fan of online dating but take it from this Tinderella that swiping right actually can lead to happily ever after!

Sweet and sparkly cards

Glitz, glitter, and gems - many thoughtful cards and gifts have been rolling in since last week, and I love how pretty they look on our entry table! Also, it appears as though my love of gold has been made abundantly clear to all of our family and friends.

Mountain of magazines


While there are tons of online planning resources available (and I already have a very full Wedding apps folder on my iPhone), I was chomping at the bit to dig into some old-fashioned magazines to start my wedding inspiration journey.



T took me to the drugstore over the weekend and waited patiently as I bought literally every bridal magazine they had available, and I've slowly been adding to my collection thanks to a thoughtful package from Kate and trips to other drugstores on my lunch breaks! (I may have an addiction.)

Favorite mug


I've seen a bunch of different versions of this mug all over the internet, but I particularly love mine because my BFF co-blogger M created it just for me! She brought it with her on proposal night since she knew that I would obviously need to use it for my cup of coffee bright and early the next morning, and it hasn't left my side since.

Blog love

Thoughtful emails and comments have been pouring in from all over the blog community - I especially need to thank Biana, Emelia, and Pam for their advice about how to start planning! When we started this blog 3 years ago, I was a single gal trying to navigate the tough NYC dating scene, so thank you for sticking with me on this journey as I found my love! Make sure you come back soon to hear the full proposal story.

This is shaping up to be a pretty slow weekend for us, which is perfect after all of the excitement of the last one (and as you know, I have plenty of reading to keep me occupied!). Do you have any tips for this newly engaged bride-to-be on where to begin with all this planning?


Cheers to AprilAmandaJennieKarliRebecca, Katie, HeatherAndrea, and Tif for hosting today's link-ups!

31 comments :

  1. I love your ring dish!! So cute and so appropriate for yall!! We got engaged in Florida on vacation and just so happens my sister was just 30 minutes away visiting her best friend so when they heard the news the next day we were at Barnes & Nobles and I had my entire plane ride to dig into the wedding planning!

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  2. Love your new ring dish!! I have one that Chris's grandma gave me and it is actually great to have! Congratulations again too. Your ring is gorgeous!! I also enjoyed reading wedding magazines. This was also pre-Pinterest haha. My mom and sisters were huge helps too. I also have two sisters and we all got married one year after another. Yeah. Haha. Anyway!! Have a fab weekend and enjoy this exciting and special time! :-)

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  3. Congrats on your engagement!!!! How awesome and fun! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Awe, I couldn't be happier for you! I'm so excited to hear the proposal story and how fun that you met on Tinder. I JUST SAW that jewelry tray/ ring dish the other day, how cute!No thanks needed, I am here to help in any way...can't wait to hear more as you plan! XO!

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  5. Such a cute mug and so sweet of your bff to get it for you!

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  6. That ring dish is so cute! Love it! And that mug is so perfect! I hope you are using it every single day :) Happy Friday and congrats again girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. I'm so happy for you and all the fun you're embarking on! Love the ring dish and mug! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. Such a fun and exciting week for you! My biggest advice to you as you start to plan is to book all your big stuff early - church and/or ceremony/reception venue, photographer, etc. Once that stuff is taken care of, you really can focus on the details. And, just enjoy this special time together!

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  9. Congratulations, girl!!! Such an exciting time!! Enjoy it!!

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  10. Congrats.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  11. I heard from Pamela you got the big rock, it's so pretty and I'm so happy for you! Have a wonderful weekend enjoying this new phase of your life ;-)

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  12. That ring dish is so fun!! Congrats again!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  13. Congrats again on your engagement! I love your coffee mug, and that sassy ring dish! I know that the wedding planning process can be very stressful, but just try to remember to have fun too!

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  14. Congrats again! I love the coffee mug & the ring dish. Have a blast with the planning!

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  15. My boyfriend and I also met on tinder lol, hey sometimes it works! We've been together almost year. Congrats girl!

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  16. Yay!!! So much fun stuff to come :) Enjoy the planning..., it's sure to be a fab wedding!!! Love your ring!!!! Best wishes and love to you both!

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  17. Your ring dish is so cute! Congrats on the engagement!!

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  18. That ring dish is so cute!!! I loved looking through bridal magazines, heck...I could still flip through them. So many pretty pictures! Have fun during this exciting time and soak it all in :) Have a great weekend!

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  19. The biggest congratulations B! Your ring is stunning!!

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  20. congratulations! Your ring is beautiful! And I love that ring dish! I found your post from the Life In Leggings Friday Link Up. Would love it if you would check out some of my fashion posts - onelargeplain.com. Good Luck wedding planning, I have to say it was one of the most difficult and stressful times of my life - lol. I'd elope!!!!

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  21. So exciting! That mug is awesome and it's so amazing and impressive that you guys met on Tinder. This is the first success story I've heard so far! lol

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  22. Congrats on your engagement! That is so exciting! Love the ring dish and mug!

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  23. Congrats on your engagement! That is so exciting! Love the ring dish and mug!

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  24. congrats! i remember my fav part of wedding planning was the magazines. i used to come home with stacks monthly leading up to the wedding.

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  25. I love the dish, especially since it relates to how you all met!!! This whole post is just the sweetest:)

    Thanks for linking up with us for H54F!
    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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  26. That's so much fun! I hope you had a great weekend.
    Blessed Messes

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  27. Hi, there. Congratulations on this big milestone.
    I enjoy these five engagement-related things. I believe there are still good finds in the magazines too. And I like your mug. :)

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  28. Your ring is gorgeous girl! And that dish is so appropriate given how you two met. Congrats again and happy planning!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  29. So exciting! I love the dish and the coffee mug!! Enjoy the engagement excitement!!

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  30. Your ring is so pretty! I'm so very happy for you both. That dish is too cute.

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  31. That ring dish is too cute! Love all this excitement and wedding talk around here!

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