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DIANI Living Newlywed Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for engagement parties, bridal showers and wedding soirées. Just last month Jeffrey and I celebrated our 5th anniversary, which had us reminiscing on that special day and the gifts we received from our guests. Some of the most memorable ones are unique pieces that we admire everyday...
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Santa Barbara Magazine Loving

My husband and I were so excited to receive the latest issue of Santa Barbara Magazine. We were thrilled to find an article that featured our wedding amongst other beautiful celebrations. Thank you to Santa Barbara Magazine for helping us relive the day we said, “I do”. We’re honored...
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Feature in C Weddings Magazine

One of my favorite magazines to flip through during the planning stages of our wedding was C Weddings, so it was a total honor when they featured our wedding in their latest spring issue. It brings back all the magic that happened that day and always puts a smile on my face. Thank you C Weddings for...
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Our Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

I am so honored to have our wedding featured on my favorite wedding blog, Style Me Pretty. I know this is long overdue, but I’m so thrilled to be able to finally share our special day with you all! Click here to see the post. Special thanks to: Event Planner and Florist: TOAST Event and Design...
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This Thing Called Love

I couldn’t wait to give a sneak peek of a fun project my husband and I worked on with the amazing, Leela Cyd. There’s nothing like collaborating with two crazy talented people who I love and trust and have Santa Barbara as our backdrop! It doesn’t get much better than that. Stay tuned...

Flashback Friday – Wedding Sneak Peek

For those of you who’ve been asking for more wedding pictures, I promise they are coming soon. In the meantime, I know every girl likes looking at wedding dresses and this girl sure enjoyed wearing this one. I felt like a princess and couldn’t be happier that I found my prince. I’m...
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My Wedding Shoes By Chanel

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We Did It!

On Saturday June 22nd, during Solstice and a full moon, I said “I do” to the man of my dreams, in front of all my favorite people from Kenya, England and the States. We were married at El Presidio Chapel in Santa Barbara and hosted our reception at our home in Mission Canyon. I wore Monique...
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I Do!

I know, I know, I’m like a pen pal who never writes. I’m hoping that a home remodel and planning a wedding, all while running a business are good enough excuses and that all is not lost on my little blog. I’ve been intending to write more often, if that does anything for my case? Well,...
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Wedding Wine Tasting

We spent most of our weekend with a trusty friend, trying out wines for our wedding reception. It’s a tough job, but we had to do it. Between the Santa Ynez Valley and the Urban Wine Trail in downtown Santa Barbara, there was plenty to sample and, with little disagreement, I think we’ve found...
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You’ve Got Mail

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Wedding Fever

As my wedding is only a few weeks away and my fiancé was in NYC over the weekend for his Bachelor Party, I had time to get more inspiration for the big day. Here are some beautiful details that caught my eye. And, Congrats to Keira Knightly who tied the knot on Saturday wearing a repurposed Rodarte...
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Wedding Inspo – The Boys and Girls

My mind is all over the place right now when it comes to thinking about the details of the wedding. There is still much to be done, but it never gets old looking for inspiration for flower girls and ring bearers. And, although I have a dress, I have to share this insanely beautiful gown. 1, 2, 3,...
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If The Shoe Fits

When I was in New York for Fashion Week, I snuck in a little time looking for shoes for my wedding. Just like my wedding dress, these were the first shoes I tried on. After considering all other options, I realized pretty quickly that I wasn’t going to find a more perfect shoe for my wedding day.
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Toasting Toast

After my Mammoth birthday trip, I thought the celebration was over. But when I got back to the office, my DIANI family gave me the most beautiful bouquet, crafted by the genius Kim of Toast. If only you could smell them too! It was a reminder of how much I’m looking forward to working with Kim...
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A Fine Romance

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Let Them Eat Cake

My fiancé and I are in the thick of wedding planning and there are so many decisions to make. We’re sampling our dinner menu this weekend which we’re very excited about and it got us thinking about our cake. There is no shortage of beautiful creations and here are some of our inspirations.
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805 Living Loving

I’m a big fan of 805 Living Magazine and was excited when they asked me to share some of my favorite wedding dresses for my upcoming big day. They’re asking readers to weigh in on their favorites by voting on their Facebook page here. See, Mondays don’t have to be dull! Go and vote!...
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Blushing Bride

I’ve finally found the perfect daytime lip color for me. Yay! MAC Lustre in Patisserie is a soft, neutral pink and may make the cut on my wedding day. I’m also crazy about my new Stella McCartney blush pink lace underwear (get yours at DIANI) . Ooh La La.  Stella McCartney lingerie (I’m...
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The Ring!

Here it is! The gorgeous ring that my crazy talented and creative fiancé gave me. It was a collaborative project between him and the designer of Sylva & Cie, Sylva Yepremian (who is my most favorite jewelry designer!). The center stone is an Ethiopian opal that my fiancé and I found together...
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