9.28.2012

happy (wedding) weekend to j+c.

today h and i are heading to Cincinnati, Ohio for my best friends wedding!! eeeep!! so excited for j+c and i am thrilled to be included in their big day.


cheers and happy wedding wishes :)

xo, 
jillian

ps: my matron of honor dress does have pockets -- so expect to see some instagram photo-happiness all weekend! [find me via cornflakedreams on instagram]
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9.26.2012

wedding wednesday - reception details

Happy wedding wednesday! Today I'd love to share details from our wedding reception. We had the dinner reception in the same space as our ceremony, at the metropolis ballrooms. I wanted the space to be light and summery. I kept things simple - and focused on the flowers and pops of red:

Our wedding cake was a nod to summertime: a light white cake with sweet strawberry preserves and white buttercream frosting, decorated with polka dots and topped off with our custom cake toppers.
We had a sofreh, an Iranian wedding table, with a variety of symbolic items- painted eggs for fertility, candles for a bright future, Persian coins for prosperity on display during the reception. my mother-in-law spent hours creating each piece on the table. 
i'll share more wedding details more next week! 
xo, 
Jillian
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9.21.2012

friday's fancies #80.

happy friday chickadees - this week was a long one. i am getting over a nasty cold but i am almost feeling better. this weekend i am going to take it easy -- i've got to be 100% for my best friend's wedding next weekend!! a low-key weekend means a netflix date, soup, sleep and comfy clothes:: 

sweater $27 - navy cords $60 - gorjana chloe stud earrings $35 - polka dot flats $70

xo, 
jillian 

ps don't forget to enter the shopbop $100 giveaway
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9.20.2012

fall wishlist - olive jacket.

This fall i've got my eye on a few things...number one on that list is a lightweight olive jacket:
xo, 
jillian
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9.19.2012

wedding wednesday - our ceremony

H and I had a difficult time deciding what we wanted to do with our wedding ceremony. we wanted to incorporate both of our families religious traditions but also keep the focus on US. We decided to combine a traditional christian american ceremony with persian traditions and added in some songs that make me smile.
We had a christian reverend officiate the ceremony with an opening prayer, we lit unity candles, my god mother recited a poem and there was a closing blessing. i walked down the aisle with my dad - while José González heartbeats played. To reflect h's heritage, we incorporated a traditional persian sugar bell ceremony. My bridesmaid rubbed two sugar bells (brought over from Iran for the wedding) over our heads while we exchanged our vows - the rubbing of the two sugar bells is a symbol for a sweet life. 




{all photos by dawn e. roscoe}

The ceremony was perfect - a wonderful blend of our two cultures and a reflection of us. I had to hold back my happy tears so i didn't mess up my makeup but whenever i think about the ceremony I am extremely happy with how things went. (and how we left, as mr. & mrs. smiling our faces off and to god only knows by the beach boys!)
xo, 
jillian
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9.14.2012

friday's fancies #79.

happppppy friday! i am looking forward to a double-date happy hour tonight, shopping on saturday and a group girl date at the infamous kuma's corner on sunday! i can't wait to get my burger on...i have no doubt there will be instagram pics! this week i have rounded up my top fall fashion picks -- these are the pieces i am dreaming about and have on my wishlist::  


a simple gray tee $8 - deep burgundy cords $59 - audrey-esq pointy flats with a sweet bow $99 - a cute arrow necklace $38 - lo and sons o.m.g.bag, the perfect carry-all bag perfect for travel AND work $275 - a classic waterproof trench coat with a hood $178

xo, 
jillian 

ps don't forget to enter the veil giveaway
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9.05.2012

wedding wednesday - sneak peek pics!

i received a few sneak peek wedding photos from my photographer last week and i was thrilllllled. i immediately posted a handful onto facebook and i was overwhelmed by the amount of sweet comments from my friends and family. so i thought it might be time to share a few with you! 
h and i decided we wanted to maximize photo time before our ceremony to take photos together and with our bridal party. we started the afternoon with a little reveal and then headed out to the woods. it was drizzling during the shoot but thankfully dawn, our photographer brought a cute umbrella! the rain eventually stopped and the sun smiled the rest of the day. i am absolutely smitten with these ethereal shots:






[all photos by the talented chicago photographer dawn e. roscoe]

stay tuned...i can't wait to share more detail, ceremony and reception shots! 


xo, 
jillian
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