I have been having a blast interning at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge! Everyone is so friendly and the weddings are really creative. I thought I would share some pictures of what I’ve been helping to set up!
This bride was obsessed with purple! She even had it in her hair and on her dress. For this wedding, I set up my first escort card table; it is a lot harder than you would think to correctly line up all the cards, but my Maitre D’ thought I did a good job.
I also got to create the chalkboard sign for the card table! I even added a little purple to my “fauxligraphy” so hopefully the bride liked it.
The wedding after that was crazily detailed! I spent most of the time working with the admin trying to figure out the right amount of water to put in a fountain so that it would start flowing as soon as the bride and groom poured in the water for their unity ceremony! It was very complicated and eventually we rigged it so that the officiant could step on the button to the power strip.
These escort cards were made by the bride, and they were a very unique touch to this one of a kind wedding!
This summery recipe from Better Homes and Gardens was really simple to make!
Ingredients: 15 Oreos, crushed; 3 Tbsp melted butter, cooled; 3 cartons of your favorite ice cream, softened; popsicle sticks or spoons; 9×9 baking pan
Line the pan with wax paper (or if you’re lazy like me, buy a disposable pan that doesn’t need to be greased)
Crush the cookies! The best way is to put them in a plastic baggie and roll them over with a rolling pin. Stir together the cookie crumbs and butter, then line the tin with the mixture. Freeze this for ten minutes.
Spread an even layer of your first ice cream over the tin. BHG had specific measurements but they confused me so I just made it up as I went! Freeze for 15 minutes. Repeat for the second layer.
After adding in the final ice cream layer, place your popsicle sticks and spoons evenly throughout the tin. Freeze for about 2 hours, though mine looked much better after freezing over night.
August 3rd was National Watermelon Day, so I celebrated as anyone else might: dressing up in pink and green, holding a giant watermelon balloon (which I had to take to Party City to be inflated, and the guy asked me what time my party was and I was like… ummm there’s no party…) and pretending to eat watermelon. Yikes.
The dress is from Lilly Pulitzer, the bangle watch is from Kate Spade, and this fab balloon is from Studio Mucci!
I seriously don’t want to know what my neighbors think of me and my shenanigans.
After the photoshoot, the bf, mom, and I actually ate the watermelon and grilled up some burgers and dogs.
I recently scored this dress from the Ann Taylor Sale! It was under $50 and when you’re an xxs petite, sale items are usually pretty hard to come by. This dress is super comfy, though I wish it wasn’t dry clean only. Oh well, I guess I’ll just be careful in it!
I paired this with my rose gold Kendra Scott earrings, Jack Rogers wedges, and C. Wonder (RIP) sunglasses. The detailing on this dress is gorgeous, and who doesn’t love a good tassel belt?
Jack told me to pretend I was a model… I’m clearly a natural. (shout out to the bf for being such a patient photographer!)
The Bridal Show was a huge success and I feel like I have learned so much during this internship. Here’s more of the paper flowers and the tassel garland that I made! Check out my video for simple instructions on how to make your own. (Sorry it’s so awkward, it was for my public speaking class!)
Two of my favorite things in one post: fashion and crafting!
This dress was super on sale from H&M and it is so cute and comfy. I paired it with a gold and tortoise shell necklace and a huge paper flower that I made for the Bridal Show at the Olde Mill Inn! The flowers are super simple to make; I found an easy step by step guide on Pinterest.
Excuse my exhausted looking eyes… at least those bags are designer!
I finally got to wear my graduation dress again for a fancy date night with the boyfriend. This Lilly Pulitzer First Impressions shift dress is so comfortable and transitioned from meeting an event planner, to class, to a fancy restaurant, to ice cream, so easily and I got compliments every step of the way!
During the day I paired it with my pink Jack Rogers, but for date night I threw on my favorite Jack Rogers wedges. And of course I had my favorite Ted Baker London bag with me.
Polar Cub ice cream was the Sweetest way to end a date with the Sweetest guy!