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Tenley’s Wedding Planning Series: Sonoma Bachelorette Weekend Part 1

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{Photos by Madison Lauren Photography}

Oh what an adventure me and 7 of of my best girlfriends had for my Bachelorette weekend. If you follow my Instagram stories, you saw that we experienced some interesting hurdles to getting to our destination for the Bachelorette weekend. (If you don’t follow my Instagram stories, you can still watch the journey on my Instagram, in the highlights titled, “Bachelorette”.) The journey had some twists and turns, and it made for a memorable start to the weekend. And I’m so excited to share more about our travels and festivities, but first, I wanted to share something from my heart.

God has been so good to me in leading me along some interesting paths that have led me to every single one of these friendships that I have. We have each shared seasons of highs and lows, tears, laughter, joy. There have been multiple prayers shared in person, over coffee, over the phone, …

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Tenley’s Wedding Planning Series: It’s in the Details!

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{All Photos by Feather & Stone | Fine Art Photography}

“Life is short, I want to Live it Well!”

We hope that our wedding day will be a reflection of the way that Taylor and I both hope to live our lives out every day. One of Taylor’s favorite songs (I want to claim it as a favorite too) is Live it Well by Switchfoot! (Definitely take a listen, it’s super inspiring, and we love these guys!). But the words, “I want to live it well!” has been a piece of inspiration for our wedding day and for our wedding designers, Amorology! Without giving too much away, because we should probably keep a few things a secret 😉, I thought I’d share a little bit about our details and the amazing vendors that are helping all the key pieces come to life for our big day!

Details Details Details

If you read my blog about our Dream Team-

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Tenley’s Wedding Planning Series: The Taste of Our Wedding

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The Taste of our Wedding with A MIHO Experience:

MIHO Catering Co. & Barçon Cocktail Co. 

What a treat. Truly. To get to sit down and be wined and dined, just the two of us as if it was our wedding day. There were some decisions to be made, which weren’t easy, but just the two of us, fantastic cocktails and mouth watering food, laughter, and even a little romance! We spent an afternoon with our caterers as we were tasting and choosing our menu items for the day of… but because we were choosing the menu for the day of our Wedding, there were a lot of items to be tasted. So to say we rolled out of there is an understatement. 😉

But you guys!!! I’m so excited to talk about this day we had with our caterers, A MIHO Experience, because (no offense to anything/anyone else) this was the best day of wedding planning so far! We …

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Tenley’s Wedding Planning Series: The Dream Team

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{Photos by Feather & Stone | Fine Art Photography}  Photos taken at Venue, Chez Balliet

My one desire for my wedding day: To just show up and marry my guy.

And it’s happening, and happening quickly! Just a few weeks away and I will be Mrs. Taylor Leopold!

In my hopes to share all of the behind the scenes leading up to this very special day, I wanted to start at the very beginning and walk you through our experience with finding “The Dream Team” that is making my one desire happen, and how we found our venue, and how we picked our quickly approaching date!

The night we got engaged set the tone for everything we started dreaming up for our wedding day. {Read our Engagement Story HERE} Actually… we’ll jump backwards to my second date with Taylor, and that’s what truly set the tone. As you read in our engagement story, Taylor and I have always been …

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You are My Epic Love Story- Our Engagement Story!

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Tenley & Taylor

January 2016 I had finally found true contentment and truly handed over my worries to God about finding “the one”. It had been two years of not being in a committed relationship. I certainly didn’t love being single, I absolutely wanted more, but I finally trusted that it was going to happen and I didn’t need to try to steer the wheel anymore. So with a surrendered, trusting, and care-free heart here’s where the story begins…

January 18, 2016. I received the sweetest text from a stranger I had ever received. It was sincere, confident, transparent, and kind. To get that from one simple text I think says a lot. It was Taylor.

Our mutual friend, Weston had bumped into me the Friday night before telling me there was this guy in his Bible Study he thought I should meet. I said, “no thanks”. Not sure why I said no, because I don’t know how I thought …

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Thanksgiving for Two – “Dates-giving!”

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Thanksgiving for Two.

It’s the time of the year that we reflect on all that we’re thankful for, and my heart is so full.

This time of year deserves a little time to slow down, reflect and share. And the other night, my dreamy guy and I created a mini Thanksgiving for just the two of us. {Menu included below} It was a moment to pause and share our thanks with one another, and enjoy a festive meal… talk about pre-gaming! Haha. I’m already full heading into tomorrow.

I thought I’d share a few items from our menu from the other night and also share a few things I’m thankful for, because my heart is truly overflowing with gladness.

This Guy. My Love, My Best Pal.
Ohh man. Now I’m all teary eyed trying to find words to share my thankfulness for this sweet answer to prayer in my life. haha. I’m such a sap. For those of you who …

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Truly Sparkling Summer Nights

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Truly Drinking

There’s nothing better than summer nights and spontaneous moments that make truly special memories. But of course, for the perfect spontaneous moments, you need the perfect beverage in hand! And friends, I’ll be honest with you, warm summer days and nights usually leave me reaching for a cool bevvy to kick my feet up with, but as we all know… not all drinks are created equal. Often times drinks that contain alcohol, contain gluten, and most are full of sugar and calories (I’m not a big calorie counter, but hello alcoholic beverages that are on a caloric overload… goodness!). But don’t you worry, I have a gluten free, crisp, clean, and refreshing Spiked and Sparkling drink to share with you that will up the ante on your summer beverage game!

drum roll please…

Truly Spiked & Sparkling

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So here’s why I love Truly and why I chose to partner with them for this summer season:

  • Truly is a Spiked Sparkling

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Coconut Dreams with Tom’s of Maine

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My heart and soul come alive in nature, especially at the beach. There is nothing like the sound of the waves, the ocean spray off the sea, and that fresh beachy air. With my life by the beach and my career and passion for nutrition, nature truly inspires me. Nature inspires the foods I choose and the activities I love, and of course, nature inspires me with the things I reach for and bring into my home for self care. With that, I have been on the hunt for a new natural body wash and soap that would be easy to get my hands on and that would be full of ingredients that I agree with and feel good about putting on my body. And just as good timing has it, Tom’s of Maine reached out to share their new Natural Body Washes and Beauty Bars to enjoy. And the review is in… I’m hooked. Especially with the Creamy Coconut

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Tenley’s Favorite Simple Coffee Upgrades!

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Coffee

The fact that I love coffee is no secret! And some are surprised by my daily cup as I work in the holistic health  and wellness world. Coffee isn’t all that bad, but there are a few reasons why I may personally take a break from time to time, or even suggest my clients to slow down their coffee consumption.  (More on that in a future post!) Truth is, over the years, I have made some HUGE changes with how much coffee I consume and what is in my cup.

Upgrading what is in your cup can actually boost your energy even more throughout the day vs. slow you down-which most of our coffee drinks actually do. These simple upgrades can also help you lean out your mid-section, as most of the additions we’re adding into our fancy coffees are slowing down our metabolism… and all those sugary and milky substances like to make themselves at home around that waistline. …

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Tay and Ten’s Iceland Adventures… Our Best Memories on Film

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Last June, we took one incredible adventure together. Iceland was like none other, and perhaps you’ve seen my past few blog posts of those adventures, but one of my favorite memories is this video that Taylor made to always re-live this epic adventure. I thought it would be fun to share with all of you, I hope you enjoy!

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