The Princesses of Monaco
I have heard of Grace Kelly before. I knew she was the Princess of Monaco. I remember Nicole Richie saying that her wedding dress was inspired by Grace Kelly. I know Nicole Kidman is in a movie about her. And that was about all I knew about her.
I had no idea she was an Academy Award winning actress. I didn’t know how many kids she had. I didn’t know she was a model. I didn’t know about her private life. I had no idea that she died from a car accident at the age of 52.
I decided to watch this 45 minute documentary on Grace Kelly and her family. It talked about her life and how she met the Prince of Monaco and the upbringing of her children. It was interesting to hear about what her kids were up to and how they dealt with growing up in the spotlight. It also talks about how her family picked up the pieces after her death.
Kaley Cuoco & Ryan Sweeting’s NYE Wedding
This week for What Makes Us Happy Wednesdays, I had to feature Kaley Cuoco’s wedding.
Kaley Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory got married to tennis pro Ryan Sweeting on New Years Eve and she wore a gorgeous pink Vera Wang dress with a sweetheart neckline. She looked amazing! And I love her soft waves in her hair that she kept down.
They had a whirlwind courtship getting engaged after just 3 months of dating. And they got married within 6 months of meeting. I love a good romance and this couple makes me so happy.
The decorations made it look like a white winter wonderland. I love the chandeliers all over. And her cake was hanging upside down in a chandelier. How awesome is that?! It’s such a unique idea and I really love it. I’m not quite sure how they cut the cake though.
And yes that’s the cake there behind them!
Here’s a close up of the concoction.
Their first dance. They look so in love.
This video shows a behind the scenes look as Kaley got ready for her big day. She is getting her hair done and her makeup artists share what she products she used and how. And at the end of the video are a few scenes from the wedding itself.
You can feel the love from these wedding pictures and I’m so glad they shared these pictures and the video with the public. I don’t think I would ever wear a pink wedding dress but I think she looks incredible and I love that she wore this!
Travel Thursday : Wedding Day in St John!
The wedding ceremony was on Hawksnest Beach, which is the first picture in this post. It was exactly what you would expect for a beachy destination wedding. It was amazing! The bride walked down the aisle to steel drums, the sun was shining, and the waves were rolling in.
The rehearsal dinner was, as I mentioned last week, at the Westin. I loved their wedding cake. It was so different and fun. And the paper lanterns really set the mood, it was very romantic. The details were so perfect. The table settings had such an island feel. This was my first destination wedding and I was quite spoiled!
Travel Thursday : St John US Virgin Islands
Two years ago my boyfriend and I were lucky enough to be able to attend a wedding in St John in the US Virgin Islands. Talk about a destination wedding! It was really incredible. The couple who got married go to St John every year for vacation with his side of the family, so it was a really meaningful spot for them.
Here are some incredible pictures my boyfriend took of the main house where the bride, groom, and lots of their friends stayed for the week we were all down there. I won’t go into specifics about the cost of this house for the week, but let’s just say it wasn’t cheap! It is definitely the nicest vacation house I will ever step into. It was named A La Mer and was located in Great Cruz Bay.
Next week for Travel Thursday, I will continue to show you more of St John. I will show you the inside of the house, and the pool during the day!