Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Secret Garden

On me: Top: Johanna Ortiz, Skirt: Storets, Shoes: Charlotte Russe,  Bag: Izzy and Ali, Earrings: Storets
Photos by: Jonny Villanueva

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Hey everyone, I'm so happy to be back!
I know what you're thinking, where have you been!? Under a rock? To which I would answer yes. A massive boulder in fact, they call it "wedding planning". And after the planning comes, well, the wedding. So you can imagine that I was knee deep in seating charts, color palettes and dinner playlists for the past few months (14 to be exact). And while I don't regret a single second of the planning, it did take up a lot of my attention. In the weeks leading up to my wedding, I started to feel really overwhelmed, so much so that it was affecting my sleep and I was having pains in my chest. I tend to be a bit of a worry wart, or a little "neurotic" if you ask my Dad, so yes I was sweating all of the details. So much so that it was causing me a lot of stress. On one week when I was feeling particularly overwhelmed, I packed up my car and headed off on a three hour road trip with one of my favorite girls. Laura and I were so excited to see San Louis Obispo and even more excited to indulge in all of the charm of the Madonna Inn! As we drove across the Chumash Highway, and I took in the panoramic views of the mountains, I felt all of my stress melt away. We spent two nights at the Madonna Inn and I went home feeling like a "lighter" version of myself. Sometimes a quick getaway is all you need to reset and re-charge. Our morning stroll in their Secret Garden was magical and I loved being up before the rest of the tourists. 


What do you do when you're feeling stressed?


Thanks so much for stopping by! I missed you guys.
Xoxox -E

12 comments:

  1. goodness! what a delightful dress . It is extremely wonderful dear. dinner do you require any written work help?click here Such a rich look! You look so gorgeous!wow! simply magnificent . You are looking so truly .All of these photographs are so cool I simply love each outfit so fab.

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    1. Thank you so much, Luis! I'm so glad that you like it.

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  2. OMG, this is too pretty! You two look amazing! Love your skirt and that top is EVERYTHING!

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  3. These pictures are amazing! I love your skirt so much, it is so me so I think I need it! Good luck with your wedding planning :)

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  4. Your outfit is beautiful! I'm glad you got some down time and got to relax.

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  5. First off, these photos are amazing!! You always find the prettiest locations (I love the Madonna Inn). Secondly, congrats on your beautiful wedding!! You looked like a real life princess ;-)

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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  6. this is so stunning! you always have the most beautiful photos and I love that layered tulle skirt!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

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  7. These photos are beautiful! I love the layered skirt!

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  8. One sec while I go buy your top..

    .. great photos! :)

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    1. I know right!? I'm obsessed with all things Johanna Ortiz!

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  9. WOW! Girl you look stunning! I love the skirt in combination with the blouse :)
    Have a lovely day!
    xx, Theresa

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