Birthday Bash

Birthday Bash

To be totally honest, I really wanted to sleep through my 26th birthday. It’s not that I have any problem with being 26. Being 26 seems pretty alright. It’s amazingly a lot like being 25, which felt almost exactly like being 24, which isn’t all that different than 23 or 22 or, hell, 17. I think my brain decided at 17 ‘This … Keep reading…

Wedding Wednesday: My Alice in Wonderland Bridal Shower

Wedding Wednesday: My Alice in Wonderland Bridal Shower

I recently went entirely mad, and it was the absolute best.

Although the wedding may not be until March, it made the most sense to have my hometown bridal shower a little early. I’ve been madly in love with Alice in Wonderland as long as I can remember, and my very crafty mother, Susan, and her best friend/my ‘second’ mother, Tracy, went above and beyond to create a Wonderland-ready tea party bridal shower!

Alice in Wonderland Bridal Shower DIY - Oh Julia Ann (48)

These two party planning geniuses thought of all the details — and the most unique ways to complete them! They thrifted, repurposed, and hand-crafted my mother’s house into a scene straight from the Queen of Hearts’ kingdom. From the door mouse to Bill the Lizard, croquet flamingos to the Caterpillar’s hookah, every imaginable detail was represented and thoroughly enjoyed.

What does one wear to an Alice-themed bridal shower? Blue, of course — or, if that sky-colored dress isn’t as cute as you’d imagined, something white and whimsical.

Alice in Wonderland Bridal Shower DIY - Oh Julia Ann (34)

Currenty wearing… Dress, BCBGeneration [HERE // Found on sale at Dillards] | Headband, BCBGeneration [LAST SEEN] | Bracelet, Kate Spade [SIMILAR] | Boots, Steve Madden [SIMILAR]

Ready to fall down the rabbit hole? Check out the full collection of photos, and see which unique materials you can spot!

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See you at #BestDayEverSTL!

Hello, brides- and grooms-to-be! (Or anyone else who loves weddings.) ALIVE Wedding: Best Day Ever is this Thursday, August 27, and you don’t want to miss it. I’ll be co-hosting the event with Amanda of Eat. See. Home., and we are thrilled to be behind a mad-rad-totally-insane giveaway you need to enter. With weddings come honeymoons, but there’s so much to plan … Keep reading…