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Love List


Happy Friday! Sorry for the late start today–I was up late last night working on a really fun project that I hope I’ll get to share soon! I’m excited to be posting this week’s love list because I’m turning 22 on Sunday, and these are some of the favorite happy pictures as of late. John is arriving tonight to spend the weekend with me, and we’re going out to brunch tomorrow at a really cute place with a group of my best friends in Austin. Since my birthday is toward the end of the school year, it always makes me reflect on what I’ve done or accomplished in the past year. At this time last year, I was stressed and lonely in Pittsburgh, but was so thankful to have my friends from Ohio come spend my 21st with me. I also got accepted as a transfer to Texas on my actual birthday, and it’s so crazy and surreal to think that it’s been almost a year now! I feel blessed. 21 has been a good one and I have high hopes for 22 :)

{Such phenomenal pictures of a confetti ceremony send-off at a town hall in Italy! This brings the idea of a city hall wedding to a whole new level. By Giuli & Giordi Photography via Snippet and Ink}

{Twirling around the Metropolitan Building in New York City decked out in couture bridal gowns? I literally cannot think of anything that sounds more fun! Be sure to check out the rest of this shoot, because it is Marie Antoinette-inspired and could not be more decadently gorgeous. By Judy Pak Photography via Style Me Pretty}

{When I celebrated my birthday with my family last weekend, my mom and I whipped up this Devil’s Food Bavarian Torte. It’s Camille Styles’ go-to cake recipe, so we knew it would be good! It was absolutely delicious, and couldn’t be easier to put together. Leftovers did not last long! Via Camille Styles.

{Speaking of cakes, I think more should wear balloons, don’t you? :) Love this whimsical cake topper by Potter and Butler}

{I’m going to go ahead and say that this shot is my traditional birthday post picture. It’s just so happy and sparkly, I can’t resist! Note to self: plan a sparkly birthday party next year :P By Joielala Photographie via Grey Likes Weddings}

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Remember–cupcakes and champagne make tax day much more enjoyable. And you officially have an excuse to indulge in both. ;)








  1. Alexa says:

    How fun is that confetti??!

  2. Thanks so much for the link love! So glad you gave the cake a try, it really is delicious! xo Chanel

  3. Dana says:

    happy happy birthday! wish i could have had some of that cake!

  4. Happy, happy birthday weekend, hun! Hope you have a great time with John and cheers to your most sparkly year yet!:)

  5. Kristen says:

    so festive i loveee!!

  6. i do love all these images! happy weekend!


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