April 1st of 2018 will no doubt be the best day of my life. The day my son, my whole world was born. Just typing those words gives me goosebumps. I mean, I’m a MOM. Wow. He has brought so much joy and so so so much love into our lives. He turned 10 months old today and all I want to do is slow down time. Every parent I know says the same thing and it’s because even though the first couple of months are extremely trying and there’s always something to be worried about or always something to do in between everything else. You just want those tiny moments with them to last forever. There’s a quote that I read while Nathan was just a few weeks old that hit me hard and I most definitely bawled my eyes out (still do). It goes like this “The Nights are so very long. But the years, are so very short“.
I’m forever changed because of my son, in the best way possible. Now to plan my little ones 1st birthday!
Family Portraits taken by Pablo Costanzo
It’s my 30th birthday today! Yup, it’s a big one. A special one. What makes it even more special is that I’m currently 35 weeks pregnant, so I’m got even more to celebrate now! In a matter of a couple of weeks, I’ll be a mom! A mom to a baby boy who has lived in my belly for what seems like forever. The best part of all is that I get to share this marvelous experience and love with my best friend. Nothing beats that.
I may be saying au revoir to my 20’s but I’m more than excited to take on this next chapter in my life. I’m going to have my own little family. What a dream come true.
Wearing – Vince slip dress
It’s already been a year since I married the dreamiest man, my man. It honestly feel like we blinked and here we are, celebrating our one year. Wow.
It’s here so I decided to celebrate by sharing some of our wedding photos. It’s funny because we just moved a few months ago and now is when we’re in the process of printing some of these bad boys. LATE but feels so good!
I can go into crazy details when it comes to my wedding, even the planning process but I won’t. I’m going to try to keep it shortish and sweet.
We decided we did not want to get married in Miami. Yes, Miami has really nice wedding venues, heck some of them are beautiful but there’s nothing really unique about them (well, to us). Maybe I feel this way because I’ve seen it all and I just find them boring now. So one day Justin was looking at wedding videos and came across this breathtaking estate with such beautiful land full of greenery and it just looked like you were somewhere in Tuscany. After realizing that it was located in Central Florida, we were immediately convinced that THIS WAS IT. We didn’t bother continuing our hunt. We set up a site visit and booked it right there and then. One of the best decisions we’ve made together.
Our wedding day was perfect and I’m not just saying that. It was absolutely EVERYTHING and more. There were tears, laughter, pure happiness, tons of dancing and of course, plenty of champagne. All of our guest had an incredible time. Even till this day they talk about it, we all want to go back in time. It was just that great. Sigh. If only. I also got to wear my dream wedding gown by my all time favorite bridal designer, Vera Wang. Pure magic all around.
Tying the knot to my favorite human and celebrating it with these special people, well there’s no price for something like that. I just feel like the luckiest person in the world. Truly. I’d do it all over. In a heartbeat.
– To my husband, I can’t put into words how amazing you are. You just are. I never thought my love for you could grow but it has, immensely. I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for us, even though I already have a nice clue. xox
Okay, let’s cue to Rihanna’s “You da One”.
Special thanks to all the “behind the scene” folks that made this day truly special and SEAMLESS.
Venue: Bella Collina
Photographer: June Photography
Videographer: Seth Dunlap
Wedding Coordinator: Anna Christine Events
Florals: CDC Florals
Hair & Makeup Artist: Laura Reynolds Artistry
I decided that I’m going to try to get as much footage as possible and use them to make monthly videos. The month of April wasn’t crazy eventful but I did do quite a few things here and there as you can see in this video. I feel like these videos are a bit more personal and you can see me, my friends and my surroundings in action, you know just having some fun. I hope you guys like it and please let me know what you think!
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