My favorite thing leading up to the wedding has been planning out our honeymoon itinerary.  BF and I knew we wanted to venture somewhere where we could mingle in quaint neighborhoods with locals, soak in the culture, and eat some really good food.  We ventured through Eastern Europe last summer for several weeks and we loved it.  So we thought about heading south and visiting Italy – well, this idea only lasted about 15 minutes.  The BF, trained as an architect and now a practicing Urban Designer, wants to spend at least 2-3 weeks in Rome soaking in the architecture. I had to talk him back to reality and assure him that I will send him on his own trip to Rome for the full architecture tour. I equated the 3 week architecture tour to me spending 3 weeks window shopping on Champs Elysees – that did the trick!  It also opened up the discussion to another destination – France! I visited Paris with my best friend several years ago and I fell in love with the city of lights as most people do so I was on board with BFs idea to frolicking in a few French cities.  We’re thinking of starting out in Paris, which includes several Le Corbusier stops  (think Coco Chanel of modern architecture – sigh) and then heading south to Provence for wine tasting, decadent meals, and long walks in fields of lavender.  We’ll finish out our trip in Cassis (pictured above), which is a beautiful beach town in Provence. Exciting right?

What do you think of our itinerary so far? Do you have any recommendations? Where did you and your love travel for your honeymoon? Where is your dream destination? 


Wedding Inspiration

[Oviatt Building – Downtown Los Angeles]
[Temperely London Gown | Ombre Escort Cards]
[Vintage Lace Back]
[Gold Cake | Glam Makeup and Hair]
[Outdoor Glam]

In planning our big day, BF and I would like to combine our favorite elements, which brings us to equal parts modern and art deco.  I have been collecting some wedding inspiration on my Pinterest account until we begin making some final decisions.  I hope you are all having a fabulous and inspirational day.  
Century City, This Moment, Tradition, Wedding

This Moment: A Wedding

{ Persian Wedding Ceremony Spread }
On Saturday, I was lucky enough to share in the joy of my dear friend Kamron marry his beautiful fiance Faaraz.  The couple had a beautiful Persian wedding, complete with the “Sofreh-ye Aghd” which is the traditional Persian Wedding Ceremony Spread.  As soon as I saw the beautiful Sofreh I knew the whole experience made up This Moment for me.  The Sofreh is adorned with colors, fragrances, objects, and blessings.  These blessings, each with a purpose, bring forth grace, hope, promise, light, and love for the bride and groom.  

Throughout the evening I thought about the love Kamron and Faaraz share for each other and it made me think of one of my favorite quotes by Dr. Seus:

“you know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because 
reality is finally better than your dreams.”  

As Kamron and Faaraz exchanged wedding vows, without any hesitation, I thought to myself that their reality is much better than the dreams we have of love. 

Kamron and I have been good friends for over a decade, but we’ve always acted more like siblings (he has always assumed the role of the older and annoying brother).  This brother/sister friendship had not proven so true as it did on Saturday.  As soon as I saw Kamron I was overcome with emotion – raw emotion. I couldn’t help but feel the happiness, hope, and love my friend was feeling.  It was that moment that I knew exactly what Kamron felt the moment he asked Faaraz for her hand in marriage and in the months leading up to the wedding day.  It was a good feeling to know that my dear friend was actually living his dream, the best reality anyone can experience.  

{ Wedding Altar  – representing the graces of this beautiful life}
{ The way to happiness that exists in reality }