Family Photos with Carly Landolt Photography

Thank you Carly for our beautiful family photographs! I will forever cherish these photos of the 3 (almost 4) of us!

If you’re looking to book a wedding or family portraits in the Philadelphia region, contact Carly! She’s the best!

XO, S

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Happy Holidays 2017

I am so proud of myself for ordering + mailing our holiday cards on time this year! I literally just got home from the post office! My daughter loved helping me with the stamps, and dropping our cards into the mailbox. With a baby on its way, I been trying to stay organized, and checking off my to-do list (thank you Bloom planning pads)! Every year we order our holiday cards from Minted.com! They have the best selections, and their quality is second to none. My favorite designs are the Foil Pressed. I always end up choosing a design with a little sparkle. Another reason I always order from Minted.com is their free custom envelopes, and recipient addressing! It makes sending holiday cards year after year, so easy!

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One of Minted.com NEW features this year is that you can text your “photo” to Minted, and they will text you back your photo styled in 5 holiday card designs selected especially for and styled with your photo (for free!). To begin, text your photo to 415-301-CARD(2273) and answer a few simple questions, all from your mobile phone.

Black Friday starts early too! Enjoy up to 20% OFF Holiday Card orders with code BF2017 through Black Friday, 11/24!

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There is no better way to keep in touch with your friends and loved ones than a holiday card from Minted. Find the perfect holiday card for your style and budget, with luxe paper and printing across Minted’s range of formats.

If you’re looking for additional stationary needs + coupons, leave me a comment! Minted.com is hosting so many Black Friday sales for Save The Dates, Wedding, Art + Decor gifts, baby + kid, and more!

Happy Thanksgiving + Black Friday Shopping!  XO, S

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The Perfect Wedding Planner

After planning my own wedding, I contemplated getting into the bridal business. However, I quickly vetoed that idea after I realized I would be working with bridezillas, and always working weekends. Instead, I have had the honor of consulting on a few destination weddings in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Its always a joy to relive my own planning process by helping others. All of the brides have found me from my blog + Style Me Pretty…..and, it’s such a compliment when they do (so keep it coming!).  Check out my wedding on Style Me Pretty, here!

Call me crazy, but I truly enjoy all the wedding planning and details that go into one’s big day. Yes, I guess I am one of those bridezillas (but I did everything myself so I beg to differ). So, what did I lack during my own planning? A wedding planner that complimented my planning. I wish Bloom’s Wedding Planner was available 5 years ago! It’s perfect for any couple planning their wedding. It’s one of my favorite gifts for the newly engaged bride or couple.

Another thing I love about Bloom’s Wedding Planner? It was designed by expert planners + brides themselves! Bloom planners are designed for everyone. They even specialize in daily planners from Middle Schoolers to Moms!

Some of my favorite features of Bloom’s Ultimate Wedding planner are the following sections:

  • “our visions,” a space to create your own vision board…. start clipping those photos you found in those wedding magazines!
  • “vendor planning,” where you can log all your contact information + notes. I love the detailed worksheets per vendor to help in the selection and planning per category!
  • “guest planning,” is a great space to help you plan your guest list, shower list, keep track of gifts received + thank you’s sent!
  • “the big day,” helps you stay stress-free with day of wedding day checklists and down to the minute planning tools to help everything go smoothly! (I would also highly recommend hiring a day of wedding coordinator if your venue doesn’t already provide one).
  • Storage pockets to provide ample space to store contracts, forms + more! You’ll be thankful for this feature, trust me!

You can purchase Bloom’s Wedding Planner on their website or on Amazon!

Freshly Picked Giveaway

That’s right! I’m so excited to announce I partnered with Freshly Picked to give ONE lucky WINNER a choice of their favorite pair of moccasins.

Head over to my Instagram to ENTER TO WIN now!

Good luck + Happy Weekend! Contest ends 10/28 at 7pm EST!

Mason & Harlow

I’ve been dreaming of doing a Mommy & Me photo-shoot with flower crowns ever since my daughter was born. There’s something a little magical and pure about a mother & her young daughter wearing delicate flowers crowns. Mason & Harlow made our beautiful matching crowns which we recently featured in our family photo-shoot with Carly Landolt PhotographyI will forever cherish these photos of us. Its been just the two of us for 3.5 years, and as a mother, I am just nervous for all the changes a new baby will bring. Lately, there have been moments daily where I just embrace the hugs + giggles between us girls. I know we won’t have this unlimited time together for long. And, there’s nothing better in the world than feeling a child’s unconditional love for you. For the next ten weeks, you’ll find me soaking in all the extra love from my daughter! Her heart is pure. Her laugh is contagious. My hope is that my daughter will always knows how special and loved she is…she will always be my baby.

My Dress: ASOS Maternity

Flower Crowns: Mason + Harlow

Daughter’s Dress: Bowfish Kids

Outer Banks Wedding Weekend

We survived the 16 hour round trip drive to OBX! I honestly didn’t think my daughter could do it. To be fair, we ended up staying at a hotel on the way down. But we made it, and it was a beautiful long weekend with our closest friends. We stayed at this mansion in Corolla, NC, called The Black Stallion. It featured over 25 bedrooms! It’s a great rental for a wedding, family reunion, company retreat, you name it. The house is designed to entertain. Its pretty ridicilous. The guest house + salt water pool were my favorite. Seriously, I think all pregnant women would like to float around all day during their last trimester. I was in heaven. So was my daughter. It was our first time poolside all season since we spent all summer at the beach!

The weekend quickly came to an end. Our friends’ wedding was beautiful. Their wedding photos by Genevieve Stewart Photography are so timeless + romantic. I would highly recommend their photographer if you’re ever planning a wedding in OBX.

If you ever vacation in OBX, comment with your favorite places to stay, places to dine, and things to do. Not sure if we’ll ever travel back there but if we do, I want to make sure we do it all next time!

XO, S

  • My Dress: ASOS Maternity
  • Daugher’s Dress: Janie & Jack
  • Husband Suit: Tommy Hilfiger

Pumpkin Picking

How is Halloween in two weeks? October is already flying by…just like every other month this year. I’m so happy our family made time to go pick pumpkins, an annual tradition we started since our daughter has been born.  This year we visited Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford, NJ. It was a fall festival weekend, which offered tons of entertainment, food + pumpkins! We spent the afternoon feeding their goats, picking pumpkins, hayride, eating ice-cream + buying more treats from their farmer’s market! It was a perfect fall afternoon! Can’t wait to decorate + carve our pumpkins when we get home!

XO, S