Travel Guide: Madrid for A Weekend

This past weekend I was able to go back to one of my favorite countries in the entire world – Spain! And this time to a new city, Madrid! I’ve always loved Spain since the first time I visited in 2016, I could happily live off of tapas and sangria for a long time. It was also special because it was Kevin’s first time in Spain so it was fun to explore around with him. We booked the trip pretty last minute so we didn’t have any concrete plans. One of those relaxed vacations without an itinerary that he always begs me to do. 😂Even though we wandered Madrid without a plan, it ended up being an amazing trip and we discovered lots of gems that I’ll share below! Where to stay We stayed at Dear Hotel pretty central in Madrid. It was easy for us to walk to and…

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Destination Wedding Q&A

Since having my own destination wedding in Bali this year, I have had several people reach out to me on behalf of themselves or friends. And it makes me so happy to hear that so many people are considering a destination wedding. I really loved that we were able to share such a special place with our loved ones. And the feedback from our guests was that they really enjoyed getting away and spending time with people they hadn’t seen in awhile. You can see the wedding recap post here. But in case you’re here debating how to go about planning your own destination wedding here are the top questions I’ve received so far! How did you choose/ which venue did you choose? I put these two questions together because the answer will go hand in hand. From the minute we decided to have our wedding in Bali, I already…

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Wedding Weekend: #2becomeHWAn

Kevin and I had our wedding in Bali on August 31, 2019 surrounded by our dear family and friends. I loved having it in Bali because we were able to share our love of travel and the beautiful island with everyone over the course of about a week! And I am so excited to share our memories here now. The schedule Kevin and I wanted to make sure our family and friends were enjoyed Bali as much as we did when we visited 2 years prior on our first long trip together. And the wonderful staff at our venue Kamandalu did an amazing job helping everyone (especially me) with all our requests. (Thank you Reha!!) From the car services to the rehearsal dinner to the amazing ambiance at our welcome event, everything was wonderful! The wedding – #2becomehwan the wedding prep My girls are such troopers, starting prep at 8AM…

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Wedding details: Things to consider

When planning your wedding it’s easier to see the big picture. The colors, the vibe, and the florals. However, it’s hard to think of the small wedding details that will make the difference, and which are okay to let go. I know because I had such a hard time thinking about what could make the wedding more of a night to remember for everyone attending. For the wedding prep If you are the type of bride that is OCD about how the photos will turn out, then I definitely recommend getting makeup and hair done for everyone. I personally didn’t mind either way and I loved how all the girls turned out. However, for the guys suit rentals – one of the GM brought up a good point about different shoes and socks. I knew that it would bother me if the tones were off, so I requested that they…

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A Day in Venice, Italy

As part of our anniversary celebration this year Kevin and I spent a little over a day in the romantic city of Venice! I had pretty low expectations of the city as I had a not so great time in Rome. But I was so amazingly surprised. It is truly beautiful at every turn and I could spend the whole day just walking around and eating gelato hehe. Sights to see Day 1 I’m honestly very impressed with how much of Venice we were able to see in just a little over a day. So I would recommend 2-3 days as enough time to spend here. First up, of course all the canals are beautiful and I had to resist stopping at every single one to snap a photo. And luckily, getting around Venice is easy and pretty much everything is within walking distance. Then, once we dropped off our…

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