Wedding Day Getting Ready + My Bridesmaids.

Hey stars! I hope you been shinning bright throughout the week so far. Happy Tuesday! Last week I decided to start a new wedding series via instagram where I’ll share my wedding tips and/or what I’m learning as a wife + newlywed. I’ll also be writing up a post here on the blog as well!

PS: If you missed last week’s juice, click here to watch my wedding dress vlog + my SAY YES TO THE DRESS moment! Get your tissues ready!

Today’s JUICE is all about getting ready for the big day!

Tip #2: Have fun, breathe & smile for the camera!

No lie guys, the days leading up to my wedding day I was super excited. I didn’t have that much anxiety…UNTIL the night before and the morning of. It wasn’t because I was going to be a runaway bride or anything, but I felt nervous. All the questions rushed through my head, would everything go smoothly? Will I look the way I imagined? Did I forget anything? Would our dance routine look like we practiced? Would I pee myself when everyone is staring at me walk down the aisle? BANANAS! I woke up super early and I was chatty patty with one of my bridesmaids (another reason why you need to pick your bridesmaids wisely). She calmed me all the way down and made me feel like myself again.

After that, the “Getting Ready” process went as smooth as can be! I was worry free and we all got dolled up with some good music, food and great vibes. Doing my makeup (and the bridesmaids makeup) was Danielle Henry, a talented MUA and a long time friend & her assistant. She stayed our faces, especially mine! I also gave my bridemaids a box of goodies, and of course if you know me, you know I’m soft on the inside so I also included a handwritten note inside. They were shocked and teary-eyed as they read my notes. Best. Moment. Ever. I knew I wanted my bridesmaids to all have a robe for our photos, so I also included that within their box!

STORY TIME: So I ordered all our robes the same time. Of course my robe was supposed to be white because I’m the bride, however my robe got taken to the venue by accident (husbae’s fault lol). Thankfully I had an extra robe, so I improvised instead of staying upset that I didn’t have it. It worked out, thank God. Fun fact: I found my robe after I came back from my honeymoon haha. Brides, please double check your bag before leaving for the hotel. You may not be so lucky like ME! Now let’s see these photos right?

9.19.19 Getting Ready (Bride + Bridesmaids)

All Photography by George Street Photo Co.

Special thank you to my #bridequeens for making sure I had everything and that everything went smoothly. I truly love these ladies! It sure does take a village to get ready for a wedding!

Let me re-introduce to my ladies:

I hope you guys are enjoying my wedding content. Forgive me for taking so long to show all the photos, but it’s A LOT to choose from to share! I can’t wait to share the reception content, wedding video and maybe a snippet of me walking down the aisle! All to come in the future wedding posts. Thanks for reading. See you on the next post! Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up with me! XO MJ.


Wedding Subscription Box Every Bride Needs.

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Happy September my loves! New month, new vibes & new goals to crush!

I am back with another post and I cannot keep calm because MY WEDDING IS THIS MONTH! I promised to keep you guys in the loop as far as my wedding planning goes, but it has been crazy! I’ll tell you why later in this post, however, stay tuned to hear about my Miss to Mrs. box and why you should get your future bride to be one! And if you missed my previous wedding post click here to read up & view pics from my shoot!

So I got sent a Miss to Mrs. box, which is a wedding planning subscription box for brides. It’s the size of a shoe box. Just imagine getting a pair of shoes you ordered in the mail…but better! It contains things that every bride will need before and the day of her wedding. I would never promote something I do not love, so trust me it’s worth it. I only wish I knew about this earlier because I would’ve subscribed to get one every month! So bride to be’s, I recommend you do so early in the game. This box also gives brides something to look forward to in the mail haha. Every girl loves coming home to a package filled with goodies, am I right or am I right? 

What’s inside?

Okay, the best part. What’s inside are 7 goodies. What I got was a giant ring balloon, “all that sparkles” jewelry wipes, “let’s plan this” notepad, deluxe diamond pens, 18k gold plated necklace, bride to be floral tumbler, and wedding-themed paper clips. As you can tell some are essential things for planning a wedding and some are goodies to make the bride feel like a BRIDE! People do not tell you this, but you start actually feeling like a “bride” when a little after the engagement session. For me, it was when I started getting bride things, like this box, engagement shoot, lingerie, Miss to Mrs. mug etc. We like to feel pampered up until our big day. I mean why not? This is a BIG life-changing moment for us. So keep that in mind.

What’s my favorite item?

My favorite item is definitely the bride to be floral tumbler AND the giant ring balloon. I know I know, couldn’t just choose one. I sport my tumbler everywhere, either with water or tea. It’s super cute and brings out my girly side. The giant ring balloon, (even though it’s not blown up) could be used for your bachelorette party, engagement shoot or on the day of the wedding for your photos! I’m using mine for the day of my wedding, in the hotel…maybe! 

Wedding woes?

Nope, I have none….that was a big lie! I have a few wedding woes, but I’m going to save it ALL for my next post! Nothing crazy like second thoughts or anything, but some advice to future brides. It’ll be my “tell all” post. Make sure you’re subscribed to my blog so you’ll get the updates!

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo MJ.

**Disclaimer: The post is in collaboration/partnership with Miss To Mrs. Box. I was not paid for this post. All the words are mine and my opinion only.