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THE WEDDING WELCOME PARTY

Updated: December 20, 2016
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THE WELCOME PARTY!

As promised, we have begun the wedding content.

If you can’t tell…it’s A LOT? Like I feel like I don’t even know where to start.

Basically to set the tone, let me tell you about the vision for our wedding.

We wanted a fucking party. Non-traditional. Not too bridal. Dramatic. Intense. Different. JUST REALLY DIFFERENT. On our terms. With our taste. We threw the rules out the window.

Sorry but it’s 2016, I feel like anyone can make the rules?

Regardless. Our vision was 4 days in our favorite place: Cabo. At our favorite hotel: One & Only Palmilla. With our favorite people: 55 of our best friends and family. JUST MAYHEM IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE.

Lots of margaritas. Lots of street tacos. Lots of laughter. Lots of MEMORIES.

WHAT THE HELL IS THE POINT OF SPENDING ALL THAT MONEY if you can’t do it on your own terms?

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I distinctly remember The Skinny Confidential Book Launch party. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED it. But there were so many people there that I didn’t get a chance to soak it in. Enjoy it. Appreciate the moments.

Instead I was wrapped up in talking with people every second.

immediately after I told Michael: I DO NOT WANT that for my wedding.

We wanted real, authentic connections with people we’ve known forever.

Not only that, but I wanted a few days so when the wedding came I could just fucking chill. The four days allowed everyone to already say their ‘hi’s.’ When the wedding came it was just COOL.

Ok on that note, we have so much to discuss but let’s begin with The Welcome Party look?

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Keep in mind we were down in Cabo for a week & our guests were there for four days. So basically I had like 7-ish looks to plan. Kind of wanted to start out the first look on a bang. Huge thank you again to The Dress Theory in San Diego for dressing me. Honestly I feel like they REALLY got my vision. I wanted to go kind of precious here, very girly if you will. If you follow along on Instagram you know that the wedding was just DRAMA so the first look of the 4 days needs to be softer.

Ok, let’s get into the details.

You should know the second they all arrived to the resort, it was FUN. I made sure to have spicy margaritas the SECOND they got out of the airport car. Details are important & this one specific detail had to happen. Margaritas the second they arrived & then straight to the pool. We screwed around in the pool & then it was time to get ready for The Welcome Dinner.

The baby’s breath started the weekend off right too. Very feminine.

I loved the idea of using a flower that normally compliments other flowers as the main bitch. Baby’s breath is always an afterthought. For The Welcome Party I wanted it as the main attraction. The Grand Vizier.

Arete Florals in Cabo just did a stunning job. The baby’s breath was showcased in the perfect way. Each belly bar had a huge bouquet of the tiny flower. We let it shine.

We also did a popsicle cart for everyone, lemon margaritas, spicy chicken enchiladas, & a TON of candles. I can assure you popsicles were very on brand: coconut & guava. Yum.

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I collaborated with Esoteric Events throughout the entire process. The owner, Kristin, was cool as F & totally got my very intense aesthetic. I feel like it’s hard sometimes to talk to people in the wedding industry because they’re stuck in the old way. Kristin really understands the times & appealing to her customer’s vibe. My vibe was obviously random & VERY, VERY NON-PINTEREST. In fact, I didn’t look at Pinterest once.

The whole idea was I didn’t want to be influenced by anyone.

I literally wanted the wedding to JUST SCREAM me & Michael.

There was no need for inspiration.

I saw it in my head.

And this is why Kristin is INCREDIBLE. She saw what I saw.

She also is VERY GOOD with time management…something I am horrible at…she is always planning.

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I’ve realized after throwing a wedding how difficult it is to communicate what you see in your head to someone. It’s no joke. My vision is so clear but sometimes I can’t accurately describe what I’m seeing. Which is why it’s very important to hire someone who gets it. Kristin/Esoteric Events gets it.

Del Cabo Event Design did all the fabulous rentals. We’ll talk more about this later…there’s too much to tell.

Candles were Craft + Foster, per usual. Champagne Blush was the perfect scent for this event.

Music was a lot of Kanye !! Some Sade !!  And a little rock !!

And of course the venue was at One & Only Palmillia ( shout to Arianna ). They made my magical moments come to life. I swear there’s Xanax in the air. Every one of our guests complimented the resort’s RELAXING/CHILL atmosphere.

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Anyway, back to The Welcome Party.

All my best friends & family gathered together on Thursday to get buzzed & celebrate the fact that we were in the most insane place TOGETHER.

I wanted our wedding to be about the people.

Not the food.

Not the venue.

Not the dress.

THE PEOPLE.

…& we wanted it to feel like THEY were on vacation, not at a wedding…do you know what I mean?

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The people make the celebration.

My people rocked my world. Literally there wasn’t one person at our wedding that annoyed us…( isn’t there always at least one though? Like the drunk? Or the party pooper? None of that! ). Everyone was cool. FUNNY. WITTY. DOWN. CHILL. Just amazing. GREAT VIBESSS.

So much to tell but for now I’ll just say The Welcome Party was the perfect way to kickoff the events.

The only thing that would have made it cooler? If you guys came! HA.

Sure, Taylor AKA THE BARE NAKED CUCUMBER partied a LITTLE too hard…but I feel like that’s a podcast story? I mean would you expect anything less?

Before I go: makeup was simple, natural, to the point. A HUGE LASH though. Hair was just a soft curl. I have so many hair & makeup posts for you so stay tuned.

We are officially kicking off the wedding posts…HERE WE GO. GET READY.

x lauryn

+ new podcast episode is live with my dad. You have to hear about the psycho that crashed our Thanksgiving dinner! LOL. Happy listening!

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THE WELCOME PARTY LOOK:

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Party Dress Shopping: So Many Fun Options

Updated: November 21, 2016
by
LAURYN

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HI GUYS!

I have so much wedding content to share I’m slightly overwhelmed.

When I get overwhelmed…I get in my head. Anyone else like this?

So I guess the best way to go about this is to start with square one.

From there I’ll kind of take you on the wedding journey, peppering in non-wedding posts. If there’s anything SPECIFIC you want to see please, PLEASE let me know below. We’ll talk planning, the fake wedding, the 4 day Cabo extravaganza, decor, vibes, music, Michael, guests, etc. Sound good?

With that let’s start with the planning.

As for finding the dress, I was very mellow. I saw it & just knew. I barely had to try it on. We’ll get to those deets but for now let’s talk about something that took a little longer ( weirdly? ): The Welcome Dinner & the after-party dress. This is so insane but it was more difficult to pick these two pieces that the actual wedding dress.

If you’re doing a destination wedding, I highly recommend starting with the other outfits first so you can get the overall vibe. From there you can choose your dress with clarity.

You know I love to keep it on brand…HA.

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TO BE HONEST, I had given up hope. I was un-inspired for the events surrounding the wedding.

Thank God for The Dress Theory in San Diego. If you’re in LA, it’s worth the drive.

First of all, they serve you ALMOND champagne while you scoop all their dresses. The women that work there aren’t pushy. Very anti-bride almost. I liked the vibe.

It’s the cutest setting. Just very intimate & chic with feminine decor. Think charming little pink chair rimmed with gold, a big vintage white fridge stacked with champagne, candles, & tiny details everywhere. The whole store is magical.

We went through a bunch of dresses to find the right dresses for the events. These pictures are some fun choices. I didn’t end up picking either because we were married in Cabo so the fabrics of each of these were too thick. I mean can you imagine how hot these would be?

However it was VERY fun to play dress up.

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Another plus about the store: they have an on-site alterations lady ( shout out to Karen of Aussie Designer ) that JUST KILLS IT.

Speaking of alterations, THIS WAS IDEAL IN MY CASE.

Because surprise fucking surprise I wanted to design my own after party outfit.

The Dress Theory was AMAZING when it came to designing my after party dress. I wanted a lace top & a mini skirt bottom. Simple. Reason being: didn’t want to over saturate the wedding dress. You know I didn’t want to end up partying in my wedding dress & ruining its moment. So after we had dinner at the wedding, I went to my room & changed into the dress I designed with The Dress Theory. The cool thing was they immediately got what I wanted & I only needed two fittings. WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAM.

Just how I like it.

As for The Welcome Party, I ended up find a two-piece get up. You’ve seen a sneak peek of The Welcome Party top/skirt on Instagram ( full post to come! ). The after party dress I designed is coming. If you want more specifics, feel free to e-mail me! I will always make sure to respond : ).

Ok we are off to a mellow dinner for Michael’s cousin’s birthday. It’s stupid how excited I am for the oysters. I feel like you either get oysters or you don’t. If you don’t, TRY THEM WITH horseradish, lemon, & Tabasco. Will definitely be ordering a half-dozen tonight.

Hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend. More to come, lauryn x

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BRIDAL VIBES:

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A VERY Rosé Themed Brunch

Updated: October 4, 2016
by
LAURYN
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Let me just preface this by saying: this was SO easy. Like ridiculously easy. Anyone could throw this together in 15 minutes, no problem. Keep some sparkling wine, straws, canned champagne, & candies on hand so you have a quick backup plan.

Because there’s nothing better than a rosé chilled brunch with your girlfriends. Especially when champagne gummy bears & a table full of goodies are involved. It’s light & fresh and sets a very relaxing, Instagram-ish atmosphere.

Anyway, I wanted to share this rosé-heavy brunch I threw with The Glitter Guide because I feel like anyone can do this: looking for a baby shower theme? A girlfriend’s birthday? Or maybe just a cute brunch idea? Do this!

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My main tip is no surprise: always set the mood with music / champagne scented candles / lighting, keep the rosé flowing, & have a cheese, cracker, & cornichon platter handy.

Cheese, cheese, cheese. Everyone loves cheese. It keeps the mood festive. Vegan lemon raspberry cheesecake gelato was for dessert ( get crazy & add a scoop of this to your champagne…! ).

For a more Instagramy setting, keep the table white or black. It gives a clear surface to allow the entire experience to pop. Marble works great too. Make a hashtag also if you’re feeling creative.

Of course, you’ll also want to add some booze & berries to the equation. To make it a bit more visual for you, we put together a little video of this specific brunch because I know you guys like a video, makes it more clear:

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Next time you’re throwing a brunch with your girlfriends, try this sassy rosé recipe:

THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL PINK GUAVA BUBBLY:

+ sparkling rosé
+ guava kombucha
+ lemon
+ raw chia seeds
+ mixed berries

directions: chill a few champagne glasses in your freezer. Pour sparkling rosé into the glass, about 3/4 full. Add a dash of guava kombucha ( we used the very aesthetically pleasing, Better Booch ), a squeeze of lemon, & a sprinkle of chia seeds. Garnish with mixed berries on a drink stirrer ( love these cute vintage-ish ones ) & a striped pixy straw for an added flair. CHEERS!

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Since we’re getting into the fall spirit here, you can always add some white pumpkins (!!!) or brew some homemade potpourri on the stove. I’ve been brewing this for the last two weeks & I’m kind of obsessed. My stepmom, Julie, of Burlap & Crystal, taught me this hack years ago and EVERY single year on September 1st, I bring it back. Basically the potpourri makes it smell like the holidays throughout the entire house.

See the whole post plus more tips live on The Glitter Guide now – such a fun site!

Alright, off to read my latest book: Michael Jordan’s autobiography — very excited, it looks juicy. Can you tell I like autobiographies? HA.

See you guys tomorrow, lauryn xx

SHOP THE POST: white top | white bag | champagne blush candles | candies

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THROW YOUR OWN PINK, FLIRTY BRUNCH:

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THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL VIBEZZZZ ( New Playlist!!! )

Updated: September 29, 2015
by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential's workout playlist.

The Skinny Confidential's workout playlist.

I know, I know, I’m distracted over this kitten tumbler too.

Dying right? Been drinking my AM smoothie out of it & I’m quite pleased with its cuteness.

On another note, my friend Jordan, from the blog Miss American Made, & I created another playlist: THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL VIBEZZZ ( via Spotify ). Remember Jordan? Here’s us on Halloween:

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All ya have to do is subscribeeeeee to it & TA-DA, free workout/party/sleepover playlist.

Personally, I’ve been using it for working out with my kitten mug & rose gold headphones!!

Oh & get very, very excited! Because you guys have been asking what songs are in the background of my videosJordan & I added every song from EVERY VIDEO.

So good, right?!

This playlist is super chill: a little Brazilian x some French tunes x some Indie— definitely my playlist so far.

And naturally I had to throw “The Girl from Ipanema” on there because Pixy thinks she’s straight up the girl.

Like, the girl that’s from Ipanema.

She thinks she’s super tall and tan and young and lovely lately…so Michael & I have been keeping it on repeat for her.

Had to share. LOL.

Any other songs I should add?

The Skinny Confidential's workout playlist.

The Skinny Confidential's workout playlist.

If you’re interested in other sex kitten playlists, check these out:

+ The Skinny Confidential Workout Playlist

+ TSC Summer Workout Playlist

+ TSC does Europe Playlist

+ TSC Kick Yo Ass Into Gear After Thanksgiving Playlist

+ TSC Champagne Dance Party Playlist

+ TSC Sweaty, Sexy Playlist

+ TSC Vibezzz ( << newest playlist )

FYI: still waiting for my Diva Cup. Until next time…Rock on, Lauryn x

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marble case | kitten tumbler | rose gold headphones ( use code BIGEVENT15 for 25% off order )

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The Skinny Confidential talks health, diet, and fitness.

The Skinny Confidential x Splash House Playlist

Updated: September 29, 2015
by
LAURYN

The Skinny Confidential talks health, diet, and fitness.

Boy oh boy, have I got a treat for you guys…

A brand new playlist!!

If you’re anything like me, you need la música when you’re sweating sooooo…

Here ya go: a new sweaty, sexy playlist by me & my girlfriend/political blogger/music guru, Jordan.

First things first, remember a couple weeks ago when I told you guys I would be at Splash House in Palm Springs, CA. this weekend?

If not, let me refresh your memory, TSC x LED//Goldenvoice//10|50 will be hosting:

 

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Fun, right?

We get to throw back a couple vodka/water/lemons, listen to rad music, & enjoy the sun ( << in my case under a gnarly hat/umbrella…LOL ). If you’re coming to the event, make sure to say hi!!

If you’re unable to attend, I gotcha covered with this lil playlist.

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And pssst, if you’re looking for other workout playlists, check these bad boys out:

♡ TSC Workout Playlist

♡ TSC Summer Workout Playlist

♡ TSC Does Europe Playlist

♡ Kick Yo Ass Into Gear Playlist

♡ TSC’s Champagne Dance Party Playlist

♡ The ‘Sweat the Cookies Off Your Ass’ Playlist

{{ via Spotify }}

And of course, the new workout playlist: The Skinny Confidential x Splash House.

Ok, so what’s your favorite, can’t-stop-listening-to song lately?

Do tell.

Anyway, hope to see you hotties at Splash House this weekend!!

xx l

{ Gold headphones here // gold playing cards here }

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