Saturday, September 19, 2015

Our Wedding

After 2 months and 15 days, I finally found the time to share my wedding pictures and story. I got married on July 4th and we opted for a small wedding with less than 70 guests, by the lake, in a wonderfully peaceful and quiet setting just outside Bucharest. 

This is how our Big Day was. We woke up at 7AM, checked the weather forecast, no rain according to the weather men. Lucky us! 
9AM started raining like the end of the world was coming. It was not your typical rain, it was the kind of rain that would make you embark on Noah's Ark.
Oddly enough, I remained calm despite this and thought to myself that it should stop in an hour or two. 

11AM the rain not only it didn't stop, it got worse and my street was flooded now. It's a good thing I don't have to wear a white, long, wedding dress with a trail today I thought. Oh, wait....
12PM one hour left to my hair appointment. I initially wanted to wear my hair down, with loose curls, but of course that couldn't be the case any longer. I started looking online to find a wedding hairstyle that would look good on me and downloaded a picture on my phone so I could show it to my hairdresser.  

12:30PM took my make-up case out and started applying my make-up. It didn't turned out as planned. The fact that the sky was dark and I couldn't apply my make-up in natural light has affected the final result. 
Again, oddly enough, I remained calm. Normally, I would have screamed my lungs out and choke someone while cursing Mother Nature, but I was calmer than a Buddhist monk. 

12:50PM My dad picks me up and drives me to the hair salon. Driving through the downpour of rain was not easy, but we got there safe and sound.
2:15PM got back home, my cousin and aunt came over to help me dress. Still pouring cats and dogs outside. My uncle drove us to the church. My dress was already a mess, but I didn't care. My family and friends were waiting outside the church and the smiles on their faces made me forget everything that went wrong until that point.

4PM The wedding ceremony ends, we get inside our cars and drive to the wedding place. As soon as we arrived, the rain stopped and all the clouds blew away. It's funny how our wedding song (play it here) described our day perfectly.

5PM We begin our wedding photo shoot and my husband, as usual, can't stay still for pictures and we end up having two-three good pictures together. Thank you, honey! 

7PM The quartet starts playing and I am over the moon. As a fan of classical music, it was really important to me to have a quartet welcoming the guests. 

8PM The moment that my husband was terrified of the whole time was up next. The bride and groom's first dance. "It's just a dance" I kept telling him, but he wouldn't listen. He was red like a lobster and nervous like a smuggler at a border crossing. I couldn't stop laughing. 

10PM Everyone launches a sky lantern and the sky lights up. It was the best moment of the evening. 

12AM Cake time! Nom, nom. 

2:30 AM The curtain falls. Not literally thank God! The wedding day has come to an end and we are exhausted, but happy.

It was everything that I  had imagined? Yes!
I hope you enjoy the pictures. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bride to be

4 days left and I didn't turn into a Bridezilla...yet. I am too chill and that worries me. What if this is the calm before the storm? What if I go nuts just before I walk down the aisle? As long as I don't pull a Julia Roberts on him we should be good. Truth to be told, you can avoid unnecessary causes of stress when you plan a wedding. All you have to do is be true to yourself and to not do things that you are not comfortable with or you not relate to. I saw a lot of young couples that tried to please everyone else around them and they forgot themselves in the process. Yes, your parents and friends will try to tell you what food you should add to your menu, who you should invite, or what playlist you should have on your wedding day, but don't forget that you can't simply redo the wedding if you realize that it didn't even feel like it was your wedding you went to. Who are these people? Do I know them? What is that awful music playing?
Stay strong fellow brides to be. May the force (and the good weather) be with you.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Pastel coat

Long time no see. Been a few busy months. I got married, moved to a new apartment and decorated my new home. Don't worry, I didn't elope. There will be pictures from my wedding. I only got married at the city hall on March 17th because it was the anniversary of when we first met three years ago. The wedding party will be this July and I will share tons of pictures of course.
The final countdown has begun and I still have a lot of things to take care of until our big day. 
So, before I freak out and start hyperventilating, let me show you some pictures I took last month while I was visiting a beautiful city, Iasi. Below you ca see pictures of the gorgeous, breathtaking, Palace of Culture that was built almost a century ago. 
I was wearing my pastel coat I bought online at H&M (hooray for the launch of the Romanian online shopping page) and my first pair of stiletto shoes. I always thought it would be uncomfortable to wear such shoes, but turns out they are comfy and super stylish. I bought since then another pair. 
Got to run now, guys! Enjoy your weekend.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

C&A Spring 2015 collection

Hello! With everything going on in my life lately, I didn't really find the time to blog. A couple of weeks ago, something frivolous like buying a foundation that is a little darker for my skin tone would have been enough to upset me a little, but in light of a recent tragic event, I have realized that getting upset over things that aren't worth getting upset about is ridiculous.
The greatest blessing in life is family and you should treasure the moments you spend together with your loved ones because everything could change in the blink of an eye.
Before we all get teary-eyed, I want to share these pictures I took at the C&A Spring 2015 collection launch event. I like how the collection has a very relaxed mood and there were many items that I would see myself wearing at a music festival or a picnic this spring. 
I especially loved the flower arrangements at the event. My grandmother had a soft spot for flowers too. I hope you are surrounded by flowers up there, grandma.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Parka coat

Hello! I know it's been while, but I have been super busy looking for a wedding dress and planning an office party. So, I am very excited to announce that I have said yes to the dress. I was very lucky that it only took me 1 week and a half to find "the dress". After the first couple of days of trying on many dresses I thought that I was going to end up wearing a white sheet with a belt around the waist on my wedding day. That's how discouraged I felt in the beginning. All of the dresses that were displayed in the bridal shops were either too shiny or had too much going on. Bows, rhinestones, ruffles, cleavage, volume, so much volume! Does everyone want to look like Cinderella? All I wanted was a beautiful dress that was simple, yet impressive. Mission accomplished! 

A piece of advice for future brides. Be prepared to look around a lot and have nervous breakdowns. The key is to not lose hope and know that the perfect dress for you is out there somewhere. It's a lot like dating if you think about it. You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.

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