When Ashley asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding this up coming year, I was elated. I couldn’t think of anything that I wanted to do more at that point. It’s obviously no secret that we love weddings here at Yow Yow! so this should be no surprise. My appointment at Weddington Way was a brief one because I already knew the dress that Ashley had picked out for us. However, this was a first time for me! I wanted to take my time a little bit so naturally, I had to try on three other gowns in three different colors just for… research?
The dress that I’m wearing above isn’t the one that I’m wearing for Ashley’s wedding, but I have been loving this burgundy color lately and when the woman helping me pick out all these dresses saw this one, she knew I would like it. She wasn’t wrong. You can’t see it, but the back detailing is spectacular with little ruched flowers right above the waist.
Half the women in my life have expressed displeasure in bridesmaid dresses while the other half love them. I took mine to get tailored the other day and even though it wasn’t a wedding gown, I still felt like a mini princess. It’s a beautiful gown and I can’t wait to stand next to Ashley on her big day. Weddington Way is a brand out of San Francisco now under the Gap Inc. umbrella and located within Banana Republic. Here are a few of my favorite gowns from them in case any of you are looking for some inspiration!
Since I just returned from Ashley’s bridal shower, I guess you could say that we’re on a little bit of a wedding high. The next couple of months are packed with wedding activities for her so naturally, that has me thinking about weddings often. I finally got a chance to catch up on wedding videos this weekend while I was at home and came across a couple that I ended up loving.
The one that I’m sharing this week is about Gloria and Tommy’s special day. They met on a dating app called Hinge and their love story is so sweet. Y’all know I’m a sucker for an emotional bride and even more for an emotional groom!
There are so many details to love in this wedding feature including their donuts, watercolored drink menu, and how they both incorporated their heritage and culture into the ceremony. For the full feature on their Malibu wedding, click here to visit Style Me Pretty.
It isn’t hard to push out a post when I need to. They can range from anything to a YouTube video to a song on Spotify or a quote against a printed background in an interesting typeface on Pinterest. While I like to think that varying lengths of posts make Yow Yow! really interesting, it’s those essays that I spend the most time on that I’m proud of. 2017 was a year of changes not only for me personally, but for Yow Yow! There was a lot happening in the world that I wanted to share an opinion about and I’ll admit, I don’t always get it right. I’ve received some criticism over the last year for some of the pieces that I’ve written, which challenged me, but I also received positive feedback as well. Overall, it felt like a step in the right direction. As much as I love writing about food, music, and fashion, I can’t let Yow Yow! only be about that. And the reason why is just because that’s not what I’m only all about. Thank you all for letting me stretch my creativity with this and for continuing to stick with us.
We may have missed this by a couple of days, but this engagement photo shoot of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is everything. Honestly, did anyone ever think that it could be a disaster? I know it seems like things are moving fast and that this whole news of their engagement was quick, but we’re obsessed already.
For the shoot, Meghan wore a ballgown from the Ralph & Russo Fall 2016 collection. Their stunning engagement photos were shot by photographer Alexi Lubomirski.
I had a few moments at work today where I kind of glanced off and started thinking about my own thoughts and what I happened to be thinking about was wedding videos. I hadn’t picked a video for today yet when I was at work. When I went to my bed last night and closed my laptop I had three videos up at the top of my tabs. Would one of them be it? Sometimes none of them are for that week. I started to ask myself why I loved wedding videos as much as I did. How could I possibly become very emotional about something that has absolutely nothing to do with me at all most of the time? It wasn’t just because of my background in event planning. It’s not cause I love romantic comedies. One of those reasons is because I love the work that goes into making an incredible wedding video. I currently work for a company that is heavily involved with media and I grew up in a family surrounded by the arts. It has been there for me since before I could remember and it’s still a part of my life now. A wedding video is a couple’s story, sure, but it can can convey so much more than that.
I hope you all will enjoy this wedding video. There are so many beautiful elements to this New York City warehouse wedding and their story will tug at your heart strings. For the full feature, click here.
When photographs of Demi Lovato in a wedding dress started popping up in the media, fans immediately jumped to conclusions. Who could our girl, Demi, possibly be getting married to right now? We don’t even know who she’s currently dating! Then reality sunk in and everyone began to realize that it has been some time since the release of “Sorry Not Sorry” and that her next single was slated to be “Tell Me You Love Me.” Of course, the wedding dress was merely just a prop for that music video, but we had more questions. Who would she be marrying? Would we even see the groom? Would it be someone we know? It’s Jesse Williams! Yes, for those of you who have been with Yow Yow! since at least 2011, you know that I know that he’s also “Hotness Monster” from Greek.
The video is good. It’s not great. The song is still even better and mixed in with the video we love it even more. “Tell Me You Love Me” is easily one of my favorite songs from the album. Why? Because it’s not actually about someone else though you may think it is. Demi confirms that it’s actually about yourself. Self-love. Love for yourself and this is shown in the video in the most powerful way.
Waking up to the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being engaged was the best news of yesterday morning. I actually was planning on writing a post last night after watching the full interview between the two of them, but was fan-girling out way too hard to keep my composure even in writing. It also meant that I had some extra time to do more reading on the news so that I could include extra links to better support this post. Say what you want about this engagement, but I haven’t spoken to a single person who isn’t obsessed with them especially more so now after this news has broken out. I’ll admit, I don’t know everything about Prince Harry, but I’ve been a fan of Meghan Markle’s since episode one of Suits. To top it off, not only is she beautiful and intelligent, but she’s a talented actress who also ran her own lifestyle blog and does so much more beyond that. Meghan Markle will be a great role model (if she isn’t considered one already) and while I know there has been a lot of criticism directed towards her, I don’t think any of those are actually that relevant – do you? 🙂
We’re in love with them. Emoji. Heart eyes.
Also in case you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea how this relationship escalated so quickly, here’s a great recap of their timeline from Vogue.
Curious as to what their titles will be after the marriage? We were too! [Source]
Harry and Meghan will wed this coming Spring 2018 at Windsor Castle.
Usually when I’m writing these posts, I’m multitasking. I’m watching the wedding video, I’m writing about it and I’m watching my television all at the same time. It takes a very special wedding video though for me to stop everything and give it my full attention. When it comes to Yow Yow! or any other platforms that I use, I don’t like to brag about my friends. They know how much I love them, but the only time I’ll truly do this is for Wedding Mondays.
Earlier this year, we celebrated Jennie and Zac’s wedding back in Washington and that evening was so wonderful that I wish I could go back. The day went by so fast, but I really enjoyed reliving that experience through this video. The entire day was something out of a fairytale, but more importantly, I loved our Princess Jennie getting everything she wanted that day! In some future posts you’ll find out why we call her that!
If this isn’t your first time here, then you may have heard me toss Jennie’s name around a few times. More often times than not, she’ll ping me on Mondays asking me if another Wedding Mondays post is coming her way. Well, this time it’s hers! Her and I share a love for wedding videos and actually spent a fair amount of time discussing hers and dissecting others (in a good way of course) Jennie and Zac are two of my favorite people to visit in Seattle and even though I’m seeing them when I’m returning to my hometown, they never miss a moment to play host whether that’s treating me out to dinner, sharing dessert with me at their home or letting me watch The Bachelor/Bachelorette on television with them. These two are just the sweetest and everyone loves being around them. I am so excited for them to share their life together.
This isn’t a new song, but I have so much more of an appreciation for it since I learned last night that this was the “first dance” song for DJ’s Harley Viera-Newton and Ross Schwartzman. Just… downright amazing.