Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wedding Wednesday Part.5555

Sharing today's final Wedding Wednesday! This has seriously been so fun to document the whole process of wedding planning. By the end of the month we will be tying the knot and when I tell you the time has flown by! It seriously has!

Today all of the things on my checklist have been completed! This past weekend I finalized the flower design and EVEN did a practice option for the low centerpieces! I am a SERIOUS DIY bride!!

So this was a lot of fun to do. This arrangement will have roses and hydrangeas. Also what I have figured out is that Hydrangeas LOVE LOVE LOVE water and they will die so fast if you do not keep them hydrated!!

So far we have completed the following and let me tell you I am so excited!! 

Completed List!!

1. Booked the Baker for the Wedding Cake
2. Booked the Wedding Photographer
3. Booked the Bridals
4. Finalized Florist for the Day
5. Booked the Minister
6.  Chosen Catering
7. Wedding invites Sent
8. Registries Completed

So yall Im telling you so much has been done in a week's time! But it has been all coming together so fast and luckily as planned.
also by the way I have chosen the final dress..... 

Seriously was a tough decision to choose the final dress as I was so in love with this option above as it is the mermaid style! But yall I am soooo ready for everyone to see the final dress reveal! So stay tuned!!!

* See the little toes in the corner of my niece!! (we had o take off our shoes in the wedding salon for my final fitting!)

Alaya is going to be the little flower girl in the wedding! She is so adorable and I know she is gonna rock it! And her partner in crime to walk down the aisle will be Michael's nephew Yaven! Yall I cannot wait! Anywho I will be sharing a post after the wedding of how we close we stuck to the budget and if we went over.... fingers crossed we stay UNDER budget lol!
I definitely have been filling up my feed with the wedding photos and I am appreciative of everyone who has been following along even if you are not planning a wedding!
I appreciate all of the support!
Also stay tuned for my upcoming post of my favorite New York Fashion Week Picks! #NYFW

Til next time,

Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Wedding Wednesday part.4

Hey yall this week Im focusing on picking a venue and any tips to keep in mind for all budget friendly brides!! There are so many venues that you can pick and with just a little creativity you can definitely find a budget friendly venue! Read below for my personal choice of venue and scroll below for other venue ideas & tips as well!!

For me personally I have always been a BIG romantic! And I always thought it would be romantic to get married... under a TREE!!! I think there is something soooooo magical about getting married under a tree and being surrounded by all of your close friends and loved ones!  So the plan is come rain or snow the wedding is supposed to happen outside!  I have a possible back up plan of a tent but besides that the plan is for the ceremony to take place under a Large tree!  Check out these photos from Pinterest showing all of the wedding inspo for my ceremony!! Also as an extra bonus my inspo is the marriage scene from the Twilight Movie!!

 Soo pretty under a large White Oak Tree!!

Possible Venue Ideas for the Budget Friendly Bride

(Seriously one of my favorite pictures!!! This picture is gasp worthy!!!)


In my hometown we have a river that runs throughout town and I had thought about this as an option... except for the water is BROWN!!  LOL if you have a beautiful river or lake near you this may be a good location!


-(This is by far the most popular option and if you are a religious person, your church family usually offers a discount as a church member to rent out the location for the ceremony. I have also seen that there is an ability to use the local rooms in the church which could be a great reception location.

Botanical Garden/ Butterfly Sanctuary

-Botanical Garden(Play on this can be a picturesque location with a garden and ask the owners if its alright a ceremony for a small fee & pickup the trash!

-Also as a bonus you could maybe check see if your  first date location is available! Where you first met! & even one of your Family member's Backyard or Property. When you are original you will most def save money!! $$$$

Well hope yall love the post this has been so fun to share my experience with yall!

Til next time,
Peace  & Love,
Karen Beatty

Monday, September 3, 2018

Sephora Haul &&&&& Labor Day Sale

Labor Day &&&&&& Sephora VIB Haul

Today on the blog sharing some of my favorite items from the Haul &&&& Labor Day Sale. Scroll to the bottom for the discount codes you can use in store!

Scroll below for my top pick purchases from the Sephora Haul. I decided to combine the 2 as the Sephora Haul ends today I believe.

There are 3 tiers of savings 
20% for Rouge members who have spent $1000 in the past year. (YESROUGE)
15% off for VIB members who have spent $350.(YESVIB)
10% off is for anyone who signs up and becomes a Insider.(YESINSIDER)

Also just so you know if you use the code it’s a one time code online but unlimited use in store.

Naked Eyeshadow Palette purchase in store as sold out online

This is an all time favorite of mine for neutrals and browns on a daily basis. It's on sale for only $27 and so if you can get it in store that's great as its sold out online!

This is on my list as I would like to try this moisturizer as I have dry skin and want to try something new!

Highlighter Gel from Naked used as a great highlighter for the cheeks and only $14. I'm using the peachy color as it's best for my skin tone. For color correcting and highlighting I use Orange and pinks. I used to use pink lipstick under the foundation as a hack to highlight my cheeks with the perfect pink color!

Urban Decay All-Nighter Spray only $32/ mini is less than $15
It's a classic and best seller and would be good to stock up on it! It's good to use after you have completed your makeup look.

Also recently I broke one of my favorite highlighters from Cover FX in the Candlelight color so I have to buy another highlighter as well! This is what I use everyday as it has a subtle but gorgeous glow!!

Also sharing some of my favorite Labor Day Sales on the blog as it is Labor Day
Lots of retailers are having extra percentage off sale items which is a fashionista's dream!  So y'all if you are looking for deals keep on reading!

Retailers & Discount Codes:
Dillards- Currently offering 30-40% Clearance Items 

Macys- 20% off using code WKND

Shein- Take 20% off with code SFX20
Also lots and lots of deals on the website

Forever 21- Extra 50% off for Labor Day with code EXTRA50

JCPenney-Extra 25%  off if under $100 & 30% off if over $100. So you save more the more you spend. (7BIGSALE)

Old Navy- Currently 40% off entire Site
Nordstrom Rack- CLEAR THE RACK-extra 25% off all sale items! One of my favorite sales of the year as extra %% off already low prices!!

Forever 21- 50% off all alll of Sale items!

Neiman Marcus- $100 off $400 use code NM100.
This is great for splurge worthy purchases!

This is just a short list of the sales good my on right now! Hurry most of the sales end tonight and some go on til tomorrow but don’t wait long!!

Thank y’all for checking out my post today til next time...
Peace & Love,

Karen Beatty 💕💕💕

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