You can turn to Kaitlin Crehan's blog For Love of Carrots for the best health, wellness and workout tips so I was really excited to find out how she prepped for her wedding. As expected, she was a beautiful and natural bride who turned to juices, running and even tea tree oil instead of overpriced dresses, high heels and lots of makeup. You have to love that!
Bridal Style Boho chic, my venue was fancy so I couldn’t be too boho.
Dress By My dress was Jenny Yoo and I got it at a store in Clinton, CT called White Dress by the Shore. I absolutely LOVED the bridal store! Before I went they asked me my budget and when I went for my appointment they didn’t show me one dress over my budget; if I looked at one over it, they made sure to let me know. This meant a lot to me because I had previously gone to Kleinfelds and had a horrible experience - they put me in dresses WAY over budget and then tried to make my mom and me feel guilty. I tried on about 6 dress at White Dress and the last dress I tried on was the one! After I declared it was THE dress the woman helping me popped some champagne!
Shoes by My shoes were by Mystique, they were sandals and they weren’t anything high end, I think I paid $40 for them. They were extremely comfortable and went well with my dress.
Accessories I wore gorgeous earring from Aquinnah Jewelry, I discovered her at White Dress by the Shore and I had her custom make bracelets as gifts for my mom and mother in law. I also wore a bracelet that my mom got me from Alexis Russel.
Health Secrets I did a whole lot of Bar Method and running. I also was running a health food store at the time so I drank lots of green juice and cleansed a few times!
Beauty Secrets I stayed on top of my skin care routine so that my skin would look its best on the day of. I have always been acne prone, especially when I am stressed, so I definitely didn’t want that on the day of my wedding. Tea tree oil works wonders for getting rid of a pimple fast!
Hair By Amber Pappastavros did my hair, she was my hair dresser regularly so I trusted her with my hair and she did an amazing job on the whole wedding party.
Makeup By Danielle Santagata did my makeup and she did any amazing job! I don’t wear a lot.
Greatest moment(s) of the night The whole evening was so incredible! Walking down the aisle as husband and wife was pretty amazing and our first dance together.
Advice for brides to be One thing that was recommended to me was to make sure I looked at the guests during the ceremony to see all the people that we love and love us in one room - it was pretty incredible!
Wedding Date August 31st 2014
Wedding Venue Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown, CT and we were so happy with it! When we saw it for the first time we both left saying that we HAD to get married there.