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Our Honeymoon! Where We’re Going


I’ve had a countdown till our wedding on my phone for months, but you know what I forget about sometimes? The fact that the very next day, Dave and I are headed off for our honeymoon!! I am GIDDY with excitement about where we’re going–we share a passion for Europe, so we knew immediately that we wanted to take this opportunity to go on a trip there. We toyed with the idea of going back to Austria, where we met, but decided to mix it up a little with another place that is super meaningful to us. Even though we officially met in Austria, the first night we ever really hung out was on a school trip to Rome. Some friends and I had gone to Cinque Terre while most of our class was in Rome, but we met up with everyone on the last night before we all headed to Assisi. A bunch of us spent the night running around the city until 4 A.M., and as you may have guessed, my future husband  was one of those people :) So, for our honeymoon, we’re so excited to be going back to Italy!!

We’re leaving the day after our wedding, flying into Milan (saving us a ton of money), and then hopping on a train to Rome. We have great memories of riding trains across Europe together during our semester abroad, so it seems like a fitting way to start the journey of our marriage. We’ll be spending a week in Rome, and since we’ve both been there a handful of times before, our plan is to revisit our favorite spots, wander aimlessly down the cobblestone streets, and eat lots and lots of pasta :) And of course, see the Pope!

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After a week in Rome, we’ll be going to a new place for both of us: Lake Como. Y’all…just look at these pictures. It seems so magical! We were originally thinking of going to the Amalfi Coast, but with our flights and schedule, Lake Como made more sense, and I’m excited to go somewhere that’s a bit less tourist-y. For this leg of our trip, we’re renting an AirBNB apartment, and we’re planning to relax, do tons of exploring, cook up meals in our little kitchen with farmer’s market goodies, and drink wine on our porch. I. Cannot. Wait. :)

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To get my mind off of the ice and cold we’re experiencing this week, I’ve started brainstorming what to pack for our two-week trip. I love planning travel outfits and will be sharing some of my inspiration next week–stay tuned!

Have you ever been to either of these places? I’d love to hear any recommendations–from pizzerias, to gelato shops, to cute streets to walk down! :)






  1. Your Italy Date says:

    I can’t wait to drink wine, eat spaghetti, and walk around Italy with you!

  2. Victoria says:

    Oh my goodness!! This is unreal! Y’all are going to have such an incredible trip! :) I totally relate to what you said about forgetting you get a honeymoon… I remember saying “We get to hang out with all of our closest friends and family, and get a ton of gifts, and get all dressed up, and take fun photos, and go on a trip AND OF COURSE ACTUAL MARRIAGE!” haha! Such a fun time with so many fun things!!!

  3. lena says:

    What a fabulous trip, and a wonderful way to celebrate!

  4. Dana says:

    I want to come :)

  5. […] mentioned before that I love planning outfits for vacations, and I have a feeling that my honeymoon will be my favorite trip to pack for yet! Since we’re going to be doing a pretty big variety […]

  6. Jennifer says:

    Lisa!! Italy is so beautiful! I am so excited for y’all!


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