What I’ve Been Up To

Oh you know, the usual. I thought I’d tell you a little bit about it…


So there you have it. A very brief look into what was one of the most fun, total-blur days of my life. The two things I heard most about the actual wedding day going into it was that it would feel like it was over in the blink of an eye, and also, that it’s overwhelming to have so many people from so many different times, places and spaces in your life together at once. Both were true! I’m sure I’ll share some more pictures (especially more detail shots — all of these photos were taken either way before the wedding or way after) at some point once I get professional ones back from Delbarr, but in the meantime, if you really want to stalk the nuptials, there are a few more up on my Facebook page. Mosey on over.

One piece of business: I simply must remind you that today is the last day you can enter the Lo&Sons giveaway!  I’m so excited to see that you guys are excited about this one. We took the L&S bag and just a medium sized carry on to Mexico for almost a week and I was reminded again how much of a travel necessity it is. Even Joe commented on it. Don’t forget that if you want to get a head start on holiday shopping, the 30% off coupon will work through all of November — just use the code vmacandcheese when you checkout.

It’s good to be back, lovers. I determined that I might not be good at the extended lazy beach vacation. Days 1-4? Awesome. Days 5 and 6? Ready to get back to work and do something to keep me busy! I think I just miss the community (read: you) when I’m gone this long. So hello, happy Monday, and last but not least, thanks to each and every one of you who tweeted, Facebooked, commented, etc. during the wedding weekend madness. Joe and I both appreciated it more than you know!


  1. Loving these sneak peeks! Your dress is STUNNING. Congratulations!!! xx

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  2. You looked beautiful, and your decor was do dreamy! SO happy for you! xo

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  3. eileen said: replied:

    Girl. you look insanely gorgeous and that dress. WOW! Can’t wait to see more! Welcome back :-)

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  4. Tiffany @ Savor Home said: replied:

    You looked amazing and like you had so much fun! So happy for you!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  5. ComfyCozyCouture said: replied:

    You look absolutely stunning! I love your dress and I can’t wait to see more pictures! Looks like you had a magical time and a relaxing week!! Welcome back!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  6. Things That Sparkle said: replied:

    Oh my, you looks absolutely stunning. Everything is just perfect! So happy for you guys!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  7. christin said: replied:

    loved your dress! so stunning! and the fairmont is like the best thing ever.

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  8. speaking of ham, was a midnight shot really appropriate? really?

    kidding. love you, loved everything about your beautiful day, and we are so so happy for you kids!

    also, all of your friends are. awesome. (natch)

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  9. Meg Biram said: replied:

    you were beautiful darling!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  10. Just ah-mazing Victoria! Looks like it was a wonderful, wonderful day. Congrats!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  11. Lindsey said: replied:

    You looked so lovely…even circa 1:15 am! Looks like a great time!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  12. Awe so wonderful! I’m similarly prone to ruining photos but you look gooooorgeous. Love the heart/ guest book idea

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  13. You looked BEAUTIFUL! That dress!!! I am so sad that we missed it but it looks like a great day. We need a skype sesh on the ASAP. xo

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  14. Eleanor said: replied:

    Your dress looks so beautiful! Can’t wait to see the professional pics. Also, I straight-up laughed out loud at “no we didn’t build a fort” because I would totally have loved to.

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  15. rita said: replied:

    gorgeous! congratulations, victoria!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  16. Lisa // Elembee said: replied:

    You look amazing! Congratulations!!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  17. Congratulations! Your dress is oh so beautiful.

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  18. Alexa said: replied:

    Oh Victoria these are completely awesome. You were a stunning bride!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  19. You look SO BEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait to see more

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  20. Ashley said: replied:

    Oh my gosh, that DRESS! Gorgeous!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  21. Welcome back! And I LOVE the back of your dress – so gorgeous! And I love that you chose a dress that wasn’t strapless. haha Congrats again! :)

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  22. Courtney said: replied:

    Victoria you look Amazing!! :) love your dress – nice to see you went a bit of a different route than the strapless! :) xo

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  23. Catfish & Caviar said: replied:

    Looks amazing! Congrats again lady!!! :)

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  24. Welcome back, Mrs.! You look stunning – that dress is simply amazing!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  25. taylor said: replied:

    victoria you looked so so gorgeous!!! what an amazing week you had I’m sure! the back of that dress looks incredible – love all the dancing too :)

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  26. Gabrielle | Savvy Home said: replied:

    Oh darling, THAT DRESS!!! You’ve just set a whole new standard in the wedding dress department. Let me pick my jaw off the floor and say, once again, Congratulations!! Xx

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  27. Beautiful DRESS!! Love it and congratulations!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  28. Sara Mueller said: replied:

    You looked beautiful! Congratulations again!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  29. Alyssa said: replied:

    You looked so lovely…congrats again! Also, I just started the same book. Can’t wait to hear how you liked it!

    The Glossy Life

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  30. Kathy said: replied:

    I LOVE your dress! I love that it wasn’t your basic strapless and most importantly, you looked so beautiful! Congratulations again!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  31. Linnea said: replied:

    Congratulations!!! Your photos are lovely (wowzas, you were a stunning bride) and I can’t wait to see Delbarr’s. Happy Monday!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  32. Dana McDowell said: replied:

    All of your pictures…to die for! So fun/elegant/unique…I can’t wait for more hehe. Glad to have you back in the swing, and hope your first weeks of marriage are bright!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  33. Nancy said: replied:

    What a magnificent dress and beautiful bride you are! Can’t wait to see more- it looked amazing. Congratulations!
    xo Nancy

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  34. Kirby said: replied:

    You looked stunning! I love that you didn’t do strapless!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  35. janel said: replied:

    the dress is so magnificent! and the polaroids are the perfect touch! congratulations :)

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  36. I loved the dress! You look gorgeous.
    (And those piped chairs are perfection.)

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  37. caitlin said: replied:

    cant wait to see more. your dress looked gorge!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  38. Maria said: replied:

    such a stunning dress- congratulations!

    12 Nov 2012 | Reply
  39. viv said: replied:

    Sounds like a spectacular venue and you made a stunning bride! SO happy for you! xx

    13 Nov 2012 | Reply
  40. STUNNING! And I like the way you dance :)

    13 Nov 2012 | Reply
  41. Marionberry Style said: replied:

    1) You look simply gorgeous Victoria! Not a huge surprise…but had to be said (again).
    2) The venue looks amazing + intimate. I hope it was everything and more for both you and Joe.
    3) Lastly, now I want some hash browns.

    xo – Marion

    14 Nov 2012 | Reply
  42. LWP said: replied:

    Congrats! You look stunning!

    14 Nov 2012 | Reply
  43. Carol White said: replied:

    You were a beautiful and lovely bride. I am so
    proud of you and Joe. Many years of happiness!!!

    14 Nov 2012 | Reply
  44. hallie said: replied:

    Yay! Was SO happy to see a snippet of you in your dress. You look absolutely stunning and oh so happy! Congratulations, lady, and best wishes to you and to Joe. :)

    Sending LOTS of love from Chicago!
    xo Hallie

    18 Nov 2012 | Reply
  45. […] Saturday we made another trip to Pacific Heights for brunch with sweet Julia at The Grove…  We seriously could have sat and talked to her all day.  She strolled with us through her Marina neighborhood and then Sally and I walked west to get a perfect view of the Golden Gate Bridge.  When in Rome, right?  We got lucky – the weather was perfect and there were so many locals at the beach enjoying the sunshine… Both of us determined that yes, we would definitely move to San Francisco if given the opportunity.  Another trip back to The Grove for fresh smoothies and outside sitting/people watching, then we went up to Union Street to visit some boutiques.  We made friends at Chloe Rose and took mental notes to look up some of the lines they carried (hello, Annie Griffin!)…  More hill climbing to hit up the famous tourist spot – the curvy Lombard Street.  At least we managed to get a get picture with the hydrangea blooms!  Ahh, and then Victoria’s wedding which was gorgeous and so special.  Check out her peek of the reception here… […]

    24 Feb 2013 |

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