Though I bought this dress a while ago, I was finally able to wear it when we visited Santorini, Greece. This was one of our favorite destinations on our European honeymoon. We stayed in Oia on the island and the white-washed stone town built into the mountains' caves was so picturesque. Most days consisted of lounging on our deck overlooking the Aegean Sea drinking in the view and Mythos beer...ahh idyllic vacation. I posted more photos on Instagram so follow me there!
We returned from our month-long European honeymoon last night so I am finally getting around to posting. These were taken when we were in Venice, Italy, which we loved because every street was so charming and picturesque. I'm still uploading our travel photos on Instagram, so follow me there!
Today, my blog turns 3! Thank you so much for reading. :)
Hello everyone! Thank you for all your Europe recommendations and tips. We are halfway through our honeymoon and having the best time! In this photo, we are grabbing a quick lunch while adventuring around Venice. Lots more posts coming soon. For now, you can follow our trip on my Instagram: @carolyn_ym.
We finally leave for our European honeymoon next week! We would love your recommendations for what to do/see/eat/drink in Paris, Barcelona, Venice, Milan, Athens, Santorini, Cinque Terre, Amsterdam, and London. Thank you all so much in advance for taking your time to help us plan a fun trip. :)
I had visited 10+ bridal boutiques and tried on over 30 gowns before I found my wedding dress. Nothing I tried on felt like "the one" until I walked into Marcella's La Boutique and saw this Lazaro gown on display. I so confidently knew this dress was the one I had been searching high and low for before I even tried it on, and once I did, the deal was sealed! I love the delicate eyelash lace sweetheart neckline on the sheer Alencon lace bodice. The platinum sash bejeweled with opals and Swavorski crystals added sparkle, and the fit of the dress was impeccable. I am selling my dress here, and I know it'll make the next bride feel so perfectly beautiful on her wedding day.
When I was looking for wedding shoes, I wanted luxurious yet comfortable shoes, which is sometimes an oxymoron. But that is what I found in these Jimmy Choo pumps. The champagne glitter fabric is shimmery for a subtle glamour and the low heel made me feel like I wasn't wearing heels at all. I am also selling my shoes here.
The Accessories: diamond earrings and handmade veil
My parents gifted me these stunningly intricate diamond earrings on my wedding day. Since my dress had a bejeweled sash, I wanted to keep the rest of the accessories minimal, and these earrings complemented the look without overdoing it. I wear these earrings on special occasions and whenever I see them, I always think of my parents' generous love throughout my whole life. I will cherish them forever.
I took a veil-making class and actually made my own veil! I just wanted a simple, classic chapel veil and it turned out exactly how I imagined and was so much more economical as well as sentimental.