We move next week. NEXT MONDAY! 🙂 We’re so excited, nervous, happy, and anxious. All the emotions are running wild. As I continue to dream a little dream of my future coastal living room, here are some of my favorite coastal living rooms.
During the past two months, I’ve received over 20 home catalogs as we look for furniture to furnish a full second level (we’re currently in a one-bedroom apartment). And as I look through these different catalogs, I can’t help but think, “Why is this stuff so expensive?”
But I am a conscious consumer so I’ve been bookmarking and keeping track of the general themes I like. Like my looks for less, I am starting a new series Home for Less — where I look at rooms I love from these catalogs and make them up without spending a ton! Here is my first one.
The base total for this rooms is $9,413 and this doesn’t include all accent decor. With shopping around a bit, I was able to find complementary options that were half the price.
- Pottery Barn Sofa $899
- Pottery Barn Chair $599
- Moroccan Pouf $130
- World Market Coffee Table $229
- Pier One Kubu Mirror $200
- World Market Chandelier $200
- Square Lacquer Tray $34
- Madison Stripe Pillow, $43
- Target White Pillow $20
- DENY Yellow Pillow $39
- Target Navy Applique Pillow $25
Total Saved: $7,197
What about you?
Do you like to shop around for the best price or just buy full price?
I promised not to keep you waiting. So here are the wedding photos. We received 400+ photos from our amazing photographer and friend, Matt. He did such a great job capturing our special day! I still cannot believe how incredible these photos turned out. I’ll quit yapping, so you can look! 🙂
Floral: Tempel’s Floral | Photography: Matt Petit | Venue: Private estate | Dress: Ann Taylor | Shoes: TOMS | Necklace: Vintage | Groom’s suit: Tommy Bahama | Planning: Self | Officiant: Brian Lyke | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cake | Food: Family prepared
Coming Soon – Honeymoon Photos!
I know that it’s been awhile but I finally pulled together part 2 of the wedding weekend.. This isn’t everything so stay tuned for Parts three and four. There was a lot of photos and activity so here we go.
I woke up early Friday morning and walked out to the living room to find a few people awake as well. Breon still had a couple of hours (he likes to sleep). So I grabbed my camera and Steve (B’s cousin) and I walked down to the ‘beach’ to take some photos! Here’s some of what we saw.
After walking the steep steps, we found this little cove above that you could sit and just relax. We’ll have to go back someday and do just that.
Steve spotted two seals when we were taking photos. I only had my fixed focal lens so I couldn’t zoom in to get the shot. But as you see below (with a cropped photo) they are swimming together. HOW CUTE!!
The rest of Friday was full of errands. We got our marriage license. Bought a cake and did shopping for our wedding evening meal. After returning to the house. We had some down time then we drove to Pebble Beach to have dinner with the Z fam. It was a blast!
Saturday – Part 1
I woke up the morning of the wedding really early. I don’t think I was nervous per say probably more excited than anything. I grabbed a cup of coffee than took a shower. I got to work on the decorations right after.
We didn’t do too much in terms of decor. The backdrop of the ocean speaks for itself. So when picking out what I wanted to do… I tried to make it easy and DIY.
We did paper flowers for each chair. These are super easy and I’ll have a tutorial in the near future for them. If done with wire, you can add to chairs very easily!
I also did tassels which were fun to make. #sarcasm. It was a lot of work to make them and I ended up tossing them. They were fun and bright and added to the ceremony but they took a total of 4 hours to make… looking back, we could’ve done without them. #IBlamePinterest
Lastly, we did centerpieces with gold glitter dipped ball jars and babies breath. These had to be my favorite because they cost maybe $3-5 to make and were so pretty to look at.
The real fun began at 9:00 when the hair and makeup artist arrived… but more on that in Part 3.