Navy and Gray Classic Wedding | Torrey + Korey | Casa Feliz, Winter Park

Navy and Gray Classic Wedding | Torrey + Korey | Casa Feliz, Winter Park

Planning and Coordination | Tickled Pink Weddings 
Floral | Lee Forrest 
Hair & Makeup | Laura Reynolds 
Dress | Hayley Paige, White Magnolia Bridal 

Romantic Outdoor Wedding | Heather + Jeremy | Cypress Grove Estate House

Romantic Outdoor Wedding | Heather + Jeremy | Cypress Grove Estate House

Hair & Makeup | Laura Reynolds
Dress | Blush by Hayley Paige, Calvet Couture
Rentals | RW Events and Rentaland (tent)

Handmade Winter Park Wedding | Sarah + Randy | Casa Feliz Historic Home

Handmade Winter Park Wedding | Sarah + Randy | Casa Feliz Historic Home

Photography | Darling Juliet

Planning and Coordination | Tickled Pink Weddings

Wedding Gown handmade by Loren Elizabeth Design

Floral | Dream Designs Florist

Make Up Artist | Plum and Rose

Hair | Alchemy Orlando

Venue | Casa Feliz Historic Home

Friday Favorites

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted a Friday Favorites post, but all the Hurricane Irma doom and gloom has me ready for some joy around here! We hope all our friends in the Southeast fared well last weekend as Irma took over. Photos of the Keys were devastating and we know a number of people who had damage to their homes and businesses. As I write this, thousands are still without power and water, and we’ve seen such grace and hospitality come from all over as families help each other with shelter, air conditioning, food, and water. It’s hard times like this that we’re given such opportunity to show our true colors and I believe that more often than not, we as a community band together and help each other when the going gets tough. While this week was a sweaty and sometimes frustrating one, here are five favorite things that brought joy!

  1. Lydia and Josh were married the day before Irma hit Orlando, at one of our favorite places, The Alfond Inn. Since the whole event had been planned inside and conditions were safe still on Saturday, they decided to move forward with the wedding. Sadly, many of their guests were unable to attend because of travel issues with the coming storm, but we carried on with a beautiful wedding and a top-notch vendor team that carried out the night seamlessly! A blog post is forthcoming but for now, here’s a sneak peak of our fearless hurricane couple 😉
  2. A luncheon we were scheduled to attend was cancelled this week as a result of power outages in the aftermath of the storm. Instead of wasting the beautiful flowers that had been prepared for the event, Orlando floral company Lowe and Behold delivered gorgeous arrangements to would-be attendees, and a cheery yellow bouquet ended up at my home! What a lovely way to end the week! Thank you to Randy and team!
  3. I’m reading Jen Hatmaker’s new book Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life and loving it! I’ve read most of Hatmaker’s books and truly love (and am ready to re-read) each of them. 
  4. This weekend we are taking the kids to their first Gator football game! My husband and I are both alumni and I’m excited to show our older kids around Gainesville and let them experience the excitement of being at a game. My friend Margaret at Do Tell Calligraphy makes hand-drawn maps of Gainesville (ok, and Tallahassee…) and I’m thinking I need one for our new house! 
  5. When I’m out for a jog I’m usually listening to an interview on The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey. It builds women up and gives a fresh perspective on women entrepreneurs and doers that I may not have otherwise known. I highly recommend it! Who else is a big fan of podcasts? Which are your favorites? 

Favorite Beauty Products

Favorite Beauty Products You’ll Want to Try

What are your summer beauty staples? Here in Florida it’s so hot and humid that wearing much makeup isn’t on my agenda, but great skin and lashes are always my priorities.  I like to share beauty products I’m loving with my friends, and I hope you’ll give me a few new things to add to my list! 

Let’s start with a fresh face…

Rodan + Fields Micro-dermabrasian Paste

The micro granules in this paste work hard to scrub the skin clean and remove the top layer of makeup and dead skin cells to leave your face glowy and fresh. I love that it doesn’t dry my face out at all. A little goes a long way so it takes me a few months to get through one pot using it 2-3 x a week. 

Purchase here or from a local Rodan + Fields representative.

Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

I’m hooked on serums and face oils for use before bed. I’ll take all the moisture and plumping I can get! This one by Skinceuticals adds a bunch of moisture and I use it under my nighttime moisturizer and occasionally during the day. You can find my favorites here and here.

Rodan + Fields Lash Boost

The hype is legit. As someone who values great lashes, and former lash extension wearer, I can say that Lash Boost truly did grow my wimpy eyelashes. This stuff is expensive but one tube lasts a long time (I’m at least 4 months in with plenty left). It took about 3 weeks for me to see results but once my lashes started growing I was really impressed! My lashes are not naturally dark so I definitely still wear mascara, but some people don’t even feel the need for mascara daily after using Lash Boost.

You can purchase here or from a local Rodan + Fields representative.

L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara

As I mentioned, I love great lashes and never leave the house without mascara on. It’s one of my “if stranded on a deserted island” items, in fact. My go-to has always been L’Oreal Voluminous, which plumps and lengthens big time. Lately though, probably because Florida + summer, it’s smudging under my eyes more so I was looking for a change. Enter L’Oreal Lash Paradise! This is a new one that lengthens, adds lots of volume, and beautifully beefs up the lashes in a natural but va-va-voom sort of way. I dare say this beats even top of the line mascaras like Chanel and Dior. And look ma, no smudge!

Order here or find it at Target.

Nars Multiple Stick in South Beach

This has been a summer staple for years. It’s a cream blush/eye shadow/lip stick in the perfect sun kissed color. I mainly use it as blush but when I travel I often take only this one item for my cheeks and eyeshadow. All the color options are beautiful, South Beach is my summer go-to though. 

Purchase here.

Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo

Yep, this mama runs on coffee and dry shampoo. My favorite is the natural ingredient No Drought powder from Lush. It really dries up any oil and makes my hair look fresh again in a way that I haven’t found in an aerosol dry shampoo. Plus, it’s from Lush which is like bath heaven where you can also feel good about the ingredients you’re using on your body.

If you don’t have a Lush store near you, buy it here!

Are you a beauty product junkie too? Do tell, what are some of your must-have products?