Parties, Wine, and SHOES.

I've been super busy with family stuff lately (and will be, over the next few weeks), so please forgive my sporadic posts.  For now, I'm back to the blog, another party down, and another year older!  Jamie's bridal shower was a lovely, outdoor affair complete with tissue paper rosettes and lanterns hanging from a tent, and two (yes, two!) themed dessert tables full of yummy treats.  Jamie is such a sweetheart and it was so enjoyable to spend the day with her family and friends.  Can't wait for the wedding!

In other news, I'm OLD.  I celebrated a birthday over the weekend(!), and I'm now in the final stretch of my 20's.  I must say, this was the most awesome birthday I've ever had.  My husband and friends surprised me with a rhythm and blues lawn concert at a winery, complete with picnic blankets, hors d'oeuvres, and tasty wine.  It was such a beautiful night; the kind of night in which you'd love to just fall asleep on a blanket under the stars anyway, even if there wasn't live music.  Or wine.  Or dancing to music only our parents could love, in a barn, under string lights.

We are convinced the dance floor was magical, since our two single friends Jeff and Dan walked onto the dance floor and in each case, a beautiful single woman just happened to be standing there alone with no dance partner, eyeing them up.  I swear, as soon as one of our single friends walked onto this dance floor, there was a supermodel waiting for him.  We thought this was HILARIOUS.  Except for at the end of the night when one of the girls tried to basically marry Jeff.  Which was, in part, also kind of hilarious.  (I mean, I love weddings, but...)  In all, it was definitely a night to remember.  We knew it would be cool, but not that cool.  Those are the best nights, aren't they?  Le sigh.

Lastly, this is my first Tuesday Shoesday post EVER.  Why, I don't know.  (I went to fashion school, for gosh sakes!)  But I was searching for something online last night and somehow got sucked into shoeland, and came across THESE:

Now TELL me you don't want these Valentino Crystal Bow Satin Pumps.  They are never something I would have considered for my own rustic wedding.  But will someone please wear these for their wedding so I can live vicariously through you?  Thanks.

Kristin @ Bella Bridal Consultants
for Bona Fide Bride


jacin {lovely little details} said...

hey now, you're not old at all!!! i hit 30 this year - each year is a blessing. :)

hope you had an amazing birthday, you deserve it!

bonafidebride said...

Aw, thanks Jace!

Christina Kiffney said...

Happy Birthday! I'm celebrating mine this week too. Cheers to a good life well lived!

Alicia@CharityWedding said...

Your post title is straight from my dreams! The shoes are gorgeous and probably look even cuter if you are drinking wine while wearing them!

Twig and Lily said...

Happy Birthday! Your B-Day celebration sounds AMAZ-ING. I hope this year is full of blessings and awesomeness for you!! xo

Stella said...

Gorge! I would wear these everywhere!