Flying out to California meant a long day of travel… almost 12 hours starting at 4am East coast time. My flight essentials were a cozy sweater, a matcha latte and my iPad filled up with one of my favorite tv shows (season 2 of Reign - anyone else obsessed?)
H&M Sweater // White Pants // Vera Bradely Tote // Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote // DY Cuff // BaubleBar Cuff // J.Crew Tortoise Shell Bracelet
When I arrived in California it was 1:30 so my Mimi and I went out to grab Mexican (I have salsa running in my veins) for a late lunch and then we enjoyed happy hour out by the pool. I forced myself to stay up until 10pm West coast time so that I could begin transitioning time-wise… not too easy!
Much to my dismay I woke up around 7am (I felt like I had slept until noon!) so I enjoyed a cool CA morning in my favorite lounge wear ;) My roomies probably hate me for wearing this AGAIN!
Tuesday afternoon my Momma arrived so after getting Mexican again (it really is an addiction) we had another repeat of the night before… cocktails out by the pool! There's nothing better than sitting in the warm sun talking with the two women I love most and watching the sun set!
And speaking of sunsets… this one was a beaut! I could look at the sky in CA for hours.
Wednesday consisted of one thing: POOL. My sister arrived late so we hung out around the house all day, played cards, talked, and enjoyed a quiet meal at home together.
Thursday was a day FULL of arrivals!! The best part? My Jon got to come out to see everyone :) I promise he was happy to be there… he was just starving and I made him take a picture with me before I'd let him eat his burger. In-N-Out is a must when you've got a hungry guy on your hands! I wish I had gotten two burgers hehe
Then we enjoyed another beautiful sunset and waited for my Dad and my sister's boyfriend to arrive late Thursday night :)
Friday was our travel day - the whole reason for everyone gathering in CA was to celebrate my Uncle getting married!!! We had a 2 hour drive to Sacramento so I threw on this comfortable romper that I knew I could go from car ride to meeting more family in.
Friday night was the Rehearsal Dinner! I can't believe I didn't get any good pictures with Jon, Samantha or my family but I wore this dress in ice blue (I last wore it here). I always receive sooooo many compliments when I wear it. It's perfect to dance in and truly flattering!
Burke (cousin), Jon, Mimi (grandmother), Mark (sister's bf), and Samantha (sister)
Uncle John, Suzy (my new Aunt!!!), and Mimi
Saturday was such a blur!! We woke up early and were ready to get the day started - okay, so I woke up at 9 and was ready to explore and see everything. Everyone else was pretty tired after the Rehearsal dinner so I was in charge of bringing the whole group coffees ;) Once the group was dressed we walked around Old Sacramento. It was so cool because it looked like it was straight out of the Wild West! Our hotel was next to this bridge that had been painted gold… no clue why… but it was quite the landmark!
Of course we stopped in every candy store… Salt water taffy is delicious!!
My mom and her matched up groomsman :)
They were so funny walking back down the aisle!
Posing with my sister and grandma
So happy my Dad made it out to join us!!
Then Sunday rolled around… Boy were we all tired. I could've slept for days! Jon left around 4am (yikes) and my sister left with Mark around 9am so it was just my mom, dad, and Mimi who headed to a small party at my Aunt and Uncle's house. I knew we would be hanging out with Suzy's friends and family so I wanted to look cute while still being comfortable. Perfect answer? A skort. Yep, bringing it back!
Lush Top // White Skort, white sold out - navy available (wearing L) // Joie Sandals // Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote // Coordinates Collection Necklace // Mirrored Ray-Bans // Love's Affect Bracelet