My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

Colleen’s BREATHTAKING Wedding

This past weekend was a whirlwind of FUN and EXCITEMENT and GORGEOUSNESS.  I have included pictures taken on my, friends and family’s cell phones.  Some are not the best quality but I wanted to include so you could see all of the wonderful activities involved.  I cannot even imagine what the professional ones will look like.

My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

Beginning with the Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner, Colleen looked stunning in all red.

My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

Saturday morning began with 6 AM hair appointments and makeup.

My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

These AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS shoes were Ahmed’s wedding gift to Colleen!!

My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

Time to head to the Chapel for the Catholic Ceremony.

My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

Colleen looked SO STUNNING!  I don’t even think these pictures do her beauty justice!!

My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

Now it was time for the Bengali ceremony which was held at Army Navy Country Club, where the reception would be held later.

My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

Army Navy Country Club was decorated so beautifully for the holidays so it totally added to the ambiance.

My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.My sister, Colleen's wedding was the most gorgeous, sophsticated and high class wedding I have ever attended. The color scheme was white, gold and red and being in December, the Christmas decorations at the church and country club played a huge role.

Just stunning, right?!?!

Great Christmas and Hanukkah gift ideas for boys and girls under $50 - sharks, christmas dresses, headphones, puzzles and mermaids

Kids Stocking Stuffers

Great Christmas and Hanukkah gift ideas for boys and girls under $50 - sharks, christmas dresses, headphones, puzzles and mermaids

Happy Friday, or for me and my family, the day before my sister’s wedding 🙂  I have put together a Friday’s Favorites for Under Fifty Kids Gift Ideas guide.  I hope you find it helpful.  It is from a handful of retailers, providing some variety and unique ideas.

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch up on Monday 🙂

Great Christmas and Hanukkah gift ideas for boys and girls under $50 - sharks, christmas dresses, headphones, puzzles and mermaids

Make it Real Knot & Bling Mermaid Tail Kit – $24.99

My girls are obsessed with anything mermaid, so to make their own mermaid costume that doubles as a blanket would be a huge win in our home!!

Great Christmas and Hanukkah gift ideas for boys and girls under $50 - sharks, christmas dresses, headphones, puzzles and mermaids

Learn to Build Building Kit – $24.99

How ridiculously cool does this building kit look!?!?  There are so many things to build, flat or multidimensional…the possibilities are endless!!  And, I see my kids playing TOGETHER with this!!

Great Christmas and Hanukkah gift ideas for boys and girls under $50 - sharks, christmas dresses, headphones, puzzles and mermaids

Little Boys Shark Shirt – $26 (use code GIFTEVENT17 to get 15% off making it $22.10!!)

OMG, Shay would LOVE this shirt!!  He gets so excited these days about things he loves…hot wheels, dinosaurs and certain animals/mammals like tigers and sharks!

Great Christmas and Hanukkah gift ideas for boys and girls under $50 - sharks, christmas dresses, headphones, puzzles and mermaids

Moki Volume Limited Headphones – $27.99

Well, hallelujah!!!  How perfect and genius are these headphones?!?!  Finally someone does for us parents that our kids won’t do on their own!!

Great Christmas and Hanukkah gift ideas for boys and girls under $50 - sharks, christmas dresses, headphones, puzzles and mermaids

Red Plaid Christmas Dress – $29.99

DYING!!!  How so adorable and appropriate for Christmas are these dresses!?!?  Order now so you aren’t stressing the week before Christmas!!

 

Great stocking stuffers for the ladies including makeup, jewelry and coffee table books. Something for everyone.

Stocking Stuffers for Us Gals

Great stocking stuffers for the ladies including makeup, jewelry and coffee table books. Something for everyone.

I call these gift ideas “stocking stuffers” but I think they fit into so many categories.  I think they certainly are perfect if they fit in the stocking, but if not, I think they are perfect “smaller” gifts from the kids to Mommy.  They are really just extra gifts to help the hubbies 😉  I think they are also great options for sisters, aunts, coworkers or hostesses.

I kept all the gifts below $50 and I am loving the variety.

 

Great stocking stuffers for the ladies including makeup, jewelry and coffee table books. Something for everyone.

Baublebar Acrylic Monogram Curb Bracelet – $24.70 with code CYBER35

I love everything tortoise shell but this bracelet is just screaming my name more than usual.  The combination of the chain bracelet and the tortoise monogram is perfection!!

Great stocking stuffers for the ladies including makeup, jewelry and coffee table books. Something for everyone.

Lilly Pulitzer To Do Planner – $25

I have the Lilly Pulitzer planner from last year and absolutely love it.  It gives me everything to keep me organized and I am certainly wanting another for 2018!!

Great stocking stuffers for the ladies including makeup, jewelry and coffee table books. Something for everyone.

Fresh Super Lip Advanced Therapy – $26

YOU GUYS, if you don’t know about this little secret, Fresh Lips, let me just tell you!!  This is truly satin on your lips!!!  I also have it in a tinted shade for a bit of color…try this…you will thank me!!!

Great stocking stuffers for the ladies including makeup, jewelry and coffee table books. Something for everyone.

Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette – ON SALE for $30

For all the makeup addicts out there, this sounds amazing!!  I believe anything Laura Mercier is so good so I cannot wait to try this palette out!!

Great stocking stuffers for the ladies including makeup, jewelry and coffee table books. Something for everyone.

Lilly Pulitzer Lo-Ball Glasses (Set of 4) – $32

I have both acrylic wine glasses from Lilly Pulitzer and plastic cups.  Both are so perfect for the Summer.  Grab these lo-ball glasses for yourself now for Summers to come, or give as a gift with your bestie’s favorite alcohol 🙂

Great stocking stuffers for the ladies including makeup, jewelry and coffee table books. Something for everyone.

Navy and Pearl Petite Lantern Earrings – $48

How classy and timeless are these earrings??  AND, they are generation-less.  I just adore the navy and the pearl together, so feminine!!

Great stocking stuffers for the ladies including makeup, jewelry and coffee table books. Something for everyone.

Dinner Diaries Coffee Table Book – $50

I think coffee table books are the BEST gift to give but also to receive.  I usually choose based on my favorite brands or my favorite colors.  So, this one is a definite must for me!!