Weekend Recap || The Wedding Day

(A little vino to kick off the festivities)

What. A. Weekend. Friday seems like forever ago… which is when the entire wedding weekend began. It all started with a fun day of pampering with the bridesmaids, followed by a bridal luncheon, and then the rehearsal dinner…. where we sipped glasses of wine, enjoyed meaningful toasts, and might have partaken in a wine shooter or two… Which then eventually rolled into Saturday morning where the excitement and anticipation for the wedding ceremony was palpable. The day was full of beauty prep, giddiness, and by the time the ceremony rolled around, I could barely keep it together…. I pretty much bawled throughout the entire ceremony…. with touching vows, and maybe disbelief that my younger sister was getting married, I was filled with happy tears for her…. and then a reception…. and somehow a 2am bedtime…. which resulted in a very mediocre evening of sleep, and a toddler ready and rearing to go bright and early. Both TJ and I were kicking ourselves for staying up so late the night before when we heard the chatter of little miss bright and early….

Yet, we wouldn’t have done it any differently. There are those once in a moment times, in everyone’s life, where you pretty much throw caution to the wind and live by the YOLO notion. And while I can barely keep my eyes open as I type this (I guess that’s what 5 hours of sleep will do to you….), I can’t help but have a smile on my face as I reflect on the love of the weekend. In all weddings, there is a joining of two families…. and I feel so blessed to now have someone to call my brother.

I hope you all have a great week ahead! xx

(Rehearsal dinner ready….)

(Wore these comfy robes to get ready for the big day… pink robe, white robe)

(Little miss made quite the flower girl…. Harper’s dress)

(The prettiest duo in white)

(Someone missed her afternoon nap….. we were on borrowed time with Harper….)

(Excited to add a fourth best friend to the trio…..)

(My two favorite people)

(Couldn’t be happier for her…. my top, my dress)

(The happy couple)

(What you wear when you’re running on 5 hours of sleep but your toddler got 12…. shorts, sweatshirt)

I did my fair share of indulging this weekend, but was able to fit in a few good workouts here and there. I did a quick HIIT workout early Saturday morning, and this yoga booty workout on Friday morning. I woke up sore after both of them. I’m in the mood for some healthy curry this week, so I am considering one of these recipes.

While most of my weekend was spent with family and wedding festivities, I finally got a chance to sit down and do a little online perusing. I took another look at some of the Nordstrom Sale items and found a few other cute items that I thought I’d share with you. A few cute tops include this black and white stripe bell sleeve top (looks like such a cute everyday item), cold shoulder sweatshirt (which comes in so many colors), great v-neck swing tunic top (another great basic option), this floral top with the prettiest ties at the wrist, cozy funnel neck poncho (which I saw in the store, and it was sooooo soft), super cute sleeveless ruffle blouse (which is a great layering option), and this neutral thermal top (I like the mauve and cream options). I’m also kind of obsessed with this distressed denim jacket with embroidered details. And, because I’m all about comfort, a few other items caught my cozy craving eye…. like this high-low fleece cardigan, cowl neck knit top, and this tie front fleece pullover (this brand is seriously the softest). I also realized that one of my favorite ruffle white tops from last year was also included in the sale. It’s a great twist on a basic white blouse.

I also have my eyes on a new pair of jeans and saw this raw hem cropped pair (comes in petite sizes too), this distressed girlfriend jean, and this step hemmed distressed pair.

A few pairs of shoes that made me look twice include this whipstitched pair of over the knee boots, these black air max kicks (I’ve had my eye on these for a couple years now….), and this perforated cutout bootie (so many pretty color options). Oh, and how adorable is this little floral cross body bag (it may or may not have come home with me the other day….).


  1. Steph says:

    Can you share a link to your rehearsal dinner dress.. I love it. Thanks

    • Shannon Pulsifer says:

      Hi Steph! Thank you so much! I shared a link in Tuesday’s post, hope that helps!

  2. The wedding looked positively stunning — the dresses in particular were nothing short of dreamy. Thanks for sharing!