8.29.2011

good things.

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this weekend was FULL of good {wedding} things... by sunday night i was exhausted.


despite a rough first appointment (at bellas bridesmaids) i had two other dress appointments at nicole miller and jenny yoo on saturday with v helpful consultants.
trying on wedding dresses for the first time was pretty surreal...especially when they 'jacked you up' with the veil.
taking a break from wedding-palooza stuff to have dinner with h's cousins (deep dish pizza!)

sunday morning engagement photos! 
our photographer, dawn was fantastic to work with and i cannot wait to see the final photos. 
round 2 of dress shopping with my bridesmaids.
my ahmazing bridal consultant jessica at jcrew bridal on michigan avenue. 
after trying on about 40 gowns...finding THE dress!!!
seeing my mom and grandma get excited when i came out in the dress.
seeing my best friend tear up when i came out...which made me tear up.
finding out that the dress is $1,400+ UNDER my budget. -- can you say shoes, jewelry and a sweet veil?!
seeing my bridesmaids in their dresses--they managed to find the perfect styles for their bodies and they looked fantastic! 
booking our honeymoon flights!!! paris + amsterdam we'll be seeing you next july!

how was your weekend? 
i hope all of my east coast friends were safe this weekend and irene didn't give you too much trouble.
xo, 
jillian

61 comments:

  1. Wow, sounds like such an incredible weekend!! Congrats on finding your dress. Such an exciting moment isnt it?? I cried, my mom cried, it was all pretty crazy!!

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  2. omg girl way to get so much accomplished this weekend! i feel like im so behind on so much yet i do have about 10 months go ha..i havent even started looking for my dress yet but so happy to know you can find one you love for WAY under the budget :) xo

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  3. WOW...you did so well. Im so excited that you found THE dress and that its under your budget. That is so awesome. Also, cant wait to see your engagement photos...Yay! Happy Monday, sunshine

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  4. What a fairytale of a weekend...SO happy for you that you found 'the dress' and under budget no less- heaven!!! I can't wait to see it all come together:) xo

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  5. So exciting, Jillian! Sounds like a productive weekend in the best kind of way!!

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  6. This sounds so wonderful! I got more and more excited for you with every word that I read. Can't wait to see/hear all about the details! xo

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  7. so amazing you AND your maids found dresses! and yayy for honeymoons!! j and i need to get on that one!
    xo

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  8. What an exciting time in your life!! I'm so happy for you!

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  9. sounds like you had a super busy weekend!!

    yippee! for booking your honeymoon flights!

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  10. What a fabulous wedding weekend! I'm so happy you found THE dress & so did your bridesmaids. Under budget is even better!! I'm sure it feels great to be able to check that off of your list!!

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  11. Ahhhh, such fabulous wedding planning and excitement! Hooray for love! xoxo

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  12. so much wedding excitingness! i can't wait to see your engagement pics! show us a sneak peek soon!!!

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  13. i am giddy with excitement for you! can't wait to see everythinggg!

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  14. Jillian! How exciting! Congrats on all your accomplishments this weekend! I have a feeling your wedding is just going to be gorgeous.

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  15. Yay! Congrats, Jillian!!! So exciting!! And Paris + Amsterdam? That sounds like an amazing honeymoon!

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  16. sounds like a very successful weekend! congrats!! :)

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  17. Sounds like a busy but great weekend! So exciting getting all the little (and big!) things done for your wedding!

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  18. Wow you got a lot of wedding stuff accomplished! Honeymoon flights & THE dresses... that'S A LOT. So happy you had such a productive wedding weekend.

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  19. CONGRATS!!! So soo exciting!! I am so glad you found the dress! Such a fun detail to have checked off the list! And engagement photos + Paris...*love*!!!

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  20. Oh this post made me all so happy! THE DRESS moment must have been just so special.

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  21. congratulations on finding THE dress! How exciting!

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  22. Girl- you got things done! It was so fun finding the dress! Mine just came in and I can't wait to start fittings.xoxo

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  23. I can NOT wait to try wedding dresses on someday! And oh my God, this is so exciting! THE dress! Congrats!

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  24. Oh my gosh I got chills! Congrats on finding your gown. The best best feeling! I am already dying to see wedding photos! Ha. And Paris and Amsterdam??? Jealous!
    xo

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  25. So pleased you found that pretty dress. So exciting. I had a nice relaxing weekend in the country;-)

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  26. sounds like an amazing, and productive, wedding weekend!

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  27. i WISH that it would be appropriate to post pictures of your dress on blogger before your actual wedding...

    life is so unfair.

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  28. Wow! You had quite a weekend! I am sure you and your bridesmaids look incredibly beautiful. I can't wait to see how everything comes together!

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  29. Go you, getting stuff done! :) I know your wedding is a little ways away, but I totally can't wait to see how it all comes together!!

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  30. Finding THE dress under budget? Yahoo! Congrats!!

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  31. Sounds like a weekend for the memory books for sure eh? So happy for you! There is an amazing restaurant called Georges at the top of the modern art museum The Pompidou - it's got the best food & the best view of the city ..here's a link! it's kind of this secret thing... It's so cool!

    http://goparis.about.com/od/parisrestaurantreviews/p/Georges_resto.htm


    xoxo from Trinidad

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  32. AHHHH! Congrats!! What an exciting and exhausting weekend you had! Hope you are taking the day off!

    www.mimosasnthemorning.com

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  33. Hello from Mingle Monday! :)

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  34. Yaaaayyyyyy!!!! I am SO, SO, SOOOOOOO excited for you!!!!!

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  35. Awwww...so exciting. Now you have the big, big stuff out of the way and yay for booking a honeymoon!

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  36. Great photos and blog!Come to visit mine too :)

    WWW.RENEBRAUN.COM

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  37. congrats! what a satisfying weekend!
    xo emily

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  38. That all sounds amazing. Congrats on getting so much done!!!

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  39. Sounds like such a fun weekend! Where did you end up buying your dress? I bought a Nicole Miller. I absolutely LOVE her gowns.

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  40. EEEEEP! I'm squealing big time for you right now! What a perfect weekend!!

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  41. Congrats lady! so happy you found THE dress I had a feeling J.Crew might be the on for you!
    xx
    Z

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  42. Whoo Hoo! Can't wait to see the engagement photos you guys took! I bet they are adorable!

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  43. Congratulations!! I can't wait to see the photos, the dress, ahh so exciting! That sounds like a heck of a weekend, that's awesome!

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  44. Yay for a fabulous, but exhausting weekend. Deep dish sounds amazing. Does this mean that your dress is from J.Crew? Swoon.
    Love, Leigh

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  45. ah you found THE dress!!! how exciting :)

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  46. You weren't kidding with ALL of the wedding planning. How exciting that you found THE dress! I hope you took a pic. I want to see! :)

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  47. Sounds like a busy and fun weekend. I hope we get to see your engagement photos when you get them!! xo

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  48. Congrats on finding your dress! That is a moment you will never forget. Stopping by from Mingle Monday! :)

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  49. sounds like a fantastic weekend!
    can't wait to see the engagement photos!

    i spent my weekend in vegas one extra day due to my canceled flight home to DC :] it was well worth it!

    xoxo. ashlyn
    www.myunrehearsedlifetheblog.blogspot.com

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  50. COngrats on finding the dress!! That's so exciting!! :)

    Becca
    http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

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  51. So many things to talk about obviously...

    1. I will be anxiously waiting to see your E photos. Anxiously.

    2. Is it weird that I want to go wedding dress shopping? I'm not engaged. Or close to be. But it sounds like just a bushel of fun.

    3. Can I come to paris with you? That's not weird, right?

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  52. This made me tear up reading it! Awww.

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  53. YAY!!!!! I'm so glad you found THE Dress :)

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  54. Oh happy day -- you found your dress! So exciting :) Sounds like a fabulous weekend!

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  55. oh.my.god. i simply cannot WAIT to pester you for all kinds of details next weekend!!!!!! xoxo :)

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  56. how exciting! The dress is totally the best part :) You totally know it's the one when you/your mom/your friends start crying! haha.

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  57. OH MY GOSH!!! So many fun details and exciting things happening for you!!! Yay!!

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  58. Ahhh sooo exciting!! Alll good things and I can't wait to see the pictures and the dress!

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  59. congrats on finding the dress!!!! how exciting. does it all seem real now? it definitely took putting on the dress to go - whoa, i'm gettin married! yay, can't wait to see photos of the big day!!!

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mucho thanks for the blog love! xo