Monday, August 21, 2017

Married & Back on Schedule!

Well friends, I'm back! The past few weeks have been a serious whirlwind and will continue to be and it was nice to take a little step back from the blog to enjoy our wedding, our first week of marriage, and then our honeymoon. After an incredible trip to St. Lucia (more on that later), we're back in Wilmington and tomorrow means it's officially back to work for both Stephen and I.

I'm going to be sharing details from various parts of our wedding and honeymoon, but thought I would share a little overview from the last few weeks! The months of July and August have been huge transitions for me. At the end of July, I wrapped up my full-time responsibilities as the marketing manager for my previous company, worked on finalizing wedding details, and dove head first into all things ZIA Boutique. 

The week of the wedding, I did a lot of last minute wedding things: picking up signage, finalizing seating charts, pampering appointments, etc. I chose not to have a wedding planner (which I honestly regretted by the end), but thanks to awesome vendors, an incredible week-of coordinator, and great friends and family, I did love seeing my vision come together on the day Stephen and I said I do. 

I kicked of fwedding weekend with a great bridesmaids' luncheon hosted by one of my Matrons of Honor and her sweet mama, which was followed by a fun dry bar appointment, our ceremony rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner. I kissed Stephen goodnight for the last time on Friday evening as Zelle Brown, and the next time I saw him, I was walking down the aisle!

Our wedding was a blur but a day I will treasure forever! I felt so overwhelmed each of hour of the day but in the best possible way. I don't think I was able to stop smiling. Getting ready with my girlfriends was so fun (I wore this romper and robe and my bridesmaids wore this one), Stephen and I said our vows in a wonderful ceremony, and we danced the night away with friends and family.

We took the next week to spend to get settled (Stephen moved into our house that week) and pack for our honeymoon as well as celebrate two of our friends' wedding as well. And then, on Sunday at 3am we finally got back home to our house after the best week in paradise.

I can't wait to share everything about our wedding in more detail, but here are a few snaps for now. Our photographer - Kate Supa - is a rockstar and already has our wedding photos done so I will be sharing various parts of our day in the coming weeks. What I love about the photo that she captured below is that it was right after we walked down the aisle and I remember looking at Stephen and saying, "We're married!" It was such a surreal feeling and one I will treasure forever. 
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17 comments

  1. Welcome back MRS!! The photos you have shared so far have been amazing- I have no doubt they will get picked up by every single magazine and website :) xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  2. Welcome back married lady!!! As I expected, you could not have looked any more stunning on your wedding day. I cannot wait to see more pics and hear all about your honeymoon!<3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Not surprisingly you were a beautiful bride!!! Congratulations! <3

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  4. Congrats!! You were a gorgeous bride!! Wishing you both much happiness.

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  5. Congrats! You look beautiful!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  6. Congratulations! Your wedding photos could not be any more beautiful. I'm glad that you had the perfect day, and can't wait to hear/see more!

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  7. Welcome back and CONGRATS! You looked stunning, and loving that bright color block dress <3
    Green Fashionista

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  8. Ahhhhh gorgeous!!! Such a beautiful bride and couple. Congrats lady!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. Good grief - these are seriously swoon-worthy! I have stalked these photos since the first one appeared! haha! Congrats to y'all - so glad your day was absolutely perfect! xoxo

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  10. Welcome back, Mrs!!! I've been loving your wedding and honeymoon pictures and can't wait to hear about everything! Enjoy married life :)

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  11. Literally perfection!!! Congratulations friend - you were such a stunning bride! Cannot wait to hear more about all of the amazing things going on in your life!

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  12. Do you mind sharing who made your gown? It's so gorgeous!

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  13. Your wedding looks like it was absolutely stunning! Congratulations!

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  14. These wedding photos are so stunning, I adore how you look and how happy both of you are!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | www.myvoguestyle.com

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  15. YAY! I am so happy for you both! I'm so glad we were able to celebrate with you guys and I am SO happy you had a great time in St. Lucia. I seriously miss that place more each day. You were the most stunning bride and I am so thrilled for your ZIA Boutique adventures.

    xo, Shelby
    www.prettyinthepines.com

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  16. Your wedding photos are absolutely beautiful! I am dying to visit St. Lucia after seeing your photos, too! Best of luck with the boutique! I know it's going to bea success! xx, I'm Fixin' To

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  17. Your photographer really is the bomb- not only do you pics look AMAZING but I can't believe she got them to you so fast!! Mine took like 4 months.. it was a little ridiculous. But can't wait to hear more about the wedding and honeymoon!

    xo, Kristina

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