October 24, 2013

Save the Date!

SO excited to finally start sharing some wedding news! Naturally, it only makes sense to start with the save the date that my talented friend, Allison created for us.

I’ll start with a little background story. Keith and I met in college; he was in a fraternity and I was in a sorority and I had a big crush on him from the moment I spotted him. Luckily for me, it turns out the feeling was mutual. We had lots of mutual friends and eventually, hanging out in a group turned into going on solo dates. Our very first real “adult” date was at Pete’s restaurant in Dumbo, which we named our mini Schnauzer (Pete!) after, years later. (Sadly, the restaurant is no longer there). I should also add, Keith wasn’t a dog person when I met him (how is that even possible?!) and now we have 2! My, how things  change.

Fast forward to 3 years ago. I first started my blog and we were spending our Sunday leisurely driving around Brooklyn, knowing eventually we would hop out to take some blog photos. As we neared the Dumbo area, Keith turns to me and says “want to take some photos by Pete’s restaurant?!” my reply “Sure. Sounds good to me!”  We park the car and walk over to the restaurant. As I’m standing on the corner, fixing my lipgloss and waiting for him to get the camera ready, all of a sudden he’s on one knee while a crowd is circling around us. The rest is a blur, but it was obviously an unforgettable day!

Some might find it odd that we’ve been engaged for that long, and honestly, there’s no specific reason as to why, it’s just what worked for us! Hey, we’ve never been traditional people or a traditional couple.

BUT NOW, our wedding is almost a month away and I could not be more excited! I’m stressed, having mini panic attacks over everything that needs to be done, but from what everyone is telling me, that’s normal, right?!

We’re getting married at 501 Union in Brooklyn, a venue we immediately fell in love with after visiting countless locations. It’s an open space, so part of the fun (and stress) is bringing in everything ourselves. Initially, when we started discussing what we wanted for our wedding, we knew we just wanted to have an unforgettable party with our friends and family. Lots of eating, dancing and drinking! We picked Thanksgiving Eve because back in the day, it was one of our biggest “going out nights” of the year. Keith’s fraternity would throw a huge party and in general, it was just a happy day! The holidays were here, you got a few days off of school or work and everyone was just in happy spirits. What’s not to love?

Of course I’ll be sharing everything on here in the few weeks remaining. Wish us luck and thank you so much for being part of our journey!




  • Petra

    Wow thats so romantic. Lucky girl. I'm excited for this jorney and follow you on that. The cards amazing. Love the design.
    I wish you a wonderful day.
    xo, Petra


  • ravenlocks

    That's amazing news, Helena! What a great day to celebrate your wedding. Are you going to share pictures of your dress? If so…I can't wait to see it 🙂

    xo Azu


  • Q

    Awwwwwwww honey!!!!… what a beautiful story!…. I am wishing you so much continual happiness!…. your going to love married life!…. Its the best!.. cant wait for your pics!.


  • Emilie

    Congrats! And what a beautiful story 😉

  • Rhiannon Lorenzo

    so gorgeous! congrats!


  • Jennifer E

    Best of luck to you both!!! Can't wait to see some pics. I'm sure you will be breathtaking as usual!!

  • Jennifer E

    Best of luck to you both!!! Can't wait to see some pics. I'm sure you will be breathtaking as usual!!




  • I Showed Up In Boots

    Please share pictures from the wedding and of course your dress! Love the day you chose to have your wedding:)

  • Caroline

    oooooooh so exciting !!! 🙂


  • Anonymous

    Haha I also have only one month to go before I geht married 🙂 all the Best! Luv ur Blog btw, greetz form austria

  • Albina van den Berg

    ми-ми-ми! поздравляю вас! пусть и в будущем в вашей семье царит такая же сильная любовь и гармония!

  • Lu Ross

    What a beautiful love story! Congratulations on your marriage! Wishing you love and happiness.


  • IslandHipster

    Such exciting news!! So very happy for you and Keith, Helena!

  • Teresa

    That is such a lovely story! Congrats to you! The save the dates are lovely! Your friend really is talented!

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  • Heather

    Good luck with the wedding planning! My fiance and I are getting married next year in brooklyn as well. I actually never heard of 501 Union…but then again we stayed away from empty spaces. But this place looks so cool! It's actually not that far from where we live lol


  • Jessica Joyce

    Congratulations! The "save the dates" look exquisite– I'm super excited to see how it all turns out. We love you, Helena!
    Your Friend, Jess

  • Yolonda J. Washington // DesignRoundup

    Congrats! Can't wait to see!

  • Sabrina

    All the best to you guys 🙂

  • Sabrina

    All the best to you guys 🙂

  • Yaudy Cristina

    All the best to you guys! Cannot wait to see your dress!!!

  • Maria

    Congrats and enjoy every minute. Don't stress over the little stuff and just enjoy each. It all goes by super fast. Best of luck and I look forward to more wedding posts.

  • Emma Walker

    So beautiful so happy for you!

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  • Leslie: DowntownHaute

    Super exciting! The Save the Dates are so cute!


  • Kristi

    Such a wonderful, exciting time! Enjoy every moment and best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!

  • Donna Louise

    Congratulations Helena.. It's so strange to hear your lovely wedding plans and feel like I know you although you love across the pond. Thank you for sharing on your blog.. Hope all goes to plan in the coming weeks and look forward to seeing all the pictures xx



  • Niss

    best wishes on your wedding! hopefully you'll share some magnificent photos of the day with us. x


  • Amberly

    I love the save the date cards! LOL!! Congrats, can't wait to see photos from the wedding!!


  • lidia

    Oh, congratulations! I did not know you were getting married! So excited to get to know all the details 🙂

  • Andrea Clare

    so exciting! cant wait to follow along! I know everything will be stunning…


  • Adele

    What a lovely story! the venue looks amazing & I notice on the gorgeous save the date card that you are getting married on my birthday!!!!
    Happy Friday Helena xoxo

  • Pi-Ret Jewelry

    Fantastic news!

  • Anonymous

    OMG! Am so happy for you guys.. May GOD bless your lives with eternal love, understanding, patience with one another and old age together.

  • Sarah Stanfield

    Congrats! Your save the date is absolutely AMAZING!

    The Purse Snatcher

  • The slow pace

    Congratulations!! I love the save the date and I'm sure the whole wedding is going to be spectacular!
    Here's to a happy marriage!!

  • Krizia

    I'm sure you'll look stunning, as usual.

    x Krizia

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  • Fictitious Fashion

    Such a sweet Love Story! 🙂 It seems everything fell right in place 🙂 Congratulations both of you!
    Also.. I would love to see a picture of you two 😀

  • Jane

    Congrats Helena! Can't wait to discover your weddings backstage. Hope you'll keep up posted 🙂 Bravo!

  • Margo

    Congrats to you both. Such a beautiful story. I'm sure your wedding will be spectacular!

  • Toya Johns

    Congratulations! So happy for you!


  • Sarah Burns

    I got married on 11/27/2010! It's a great date 🙂 Enjoy your day and Congrats!

  • Staci (LeatherandLeops)

    So excited to see/hear all the details


  • allison keith

    Congratulations !!! My last name is Keith and I was born on 11/27! You picked a great day in my book! Lol Best wishes for you both!

  • SJay

    Best of luck, Helena!!!!!! I love weddings so much!!! I can't wait to see what dress You'd pick and all the decor since You just have a gift with style!
    Loads of love, SJay!

  • Ira

    Congratulations!! have an unforgettable wedding day!

  • Raquelita

    Eeek! Love the STD- so cute! I just recently got engaged (after 5 years of dating!) and we are waiting 2 years to tie-the-knot 🙂 Nothing wrong with waiting haha 😉 Have fun in the last stages of planning.. you are going to be stunning on your big day, that's for sure!

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations! All the best for you two!

  • P.S.LilyBoutique

    Congrats! Beautiful love story! 🙂 <3


  • Anonymous

    Congratulations to both of you!! You will be an exquisite bride and Keith, no doubt, will love capturing your joy (and all the other emotions) on film!! Best wishes!! Bee

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  • Style by Josephine

    Wauw that sounds amazing! I'll be looking forward to follow every detail of the wedding on the blog 🙂 Must be amazing planning for a day like that!

  • Sophie

    Congratulations 🙂 Желаю Удачи!!!



  • Alexandra

    Aw that's my birthday! Great day 🙂 Congrats!

  • Alterations Needed

    All my married friends have told me the weirdest thing about wedding planning stress is, you actually MISS it when it's all over. You'll have to let me know on that one…supposedly I'll be in your shoes in about a year. =P Congrats to you and Keith and looking forward to photos!

  • Peonies and American Honey

    congratulations!! Your wedding will be wonderful.


    Peonies and American Honey

  • Champagne Sunday

    Yay, congrats!! Weddings are wonderful – and stressful. I had a 5 year long engagement – we just took time to save up for what we wanted – a wedding in Lake Como, Italy. I hope you post more wedding stuff – can't wait to see them.



    Congratulations and thanks for sharing your story!


  • Niters

    Congratulations H &K!! I just love weddings!

  • Rakel

    congrats!! ^^

    Kisses from Spain!


  • Living.Loving.Life

    Congratulations! All the Best!

  • Adela

    That's a lovely story 🙂 good luck with everything! Can't wait to see your dress and everything else.
    Adela x


  • shopandtwirl.com

    Congratulations Helena on the big day! I hope you share some photos on the blog afterwards, I am dying to see what dress you picked out!

  • A

    SUCH a cute story!
    CONGRATSSSSSS, Helena! I'm sure your wedding/dress will be just as beautiful as you!
    Wish you the warmest and happiest congratulations on your big day!!!

  • Tia A.

    Congratulations to you both! I can't wait until you share pictures, which, for sure, will be b-e-a-uuutiful!

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations! I am a silent follower but now I have to give a reaction to the big news 🙂 I mostly get inspired by your outfits.
    Good day!
    Greetings, Marjolein (from Holland)

  • Jeff Smith

    Nice post love reading it
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  • Lara Vázquez

    Congrats to you two. I hope you'll have a nice, long and luckily life together.
    you're an inspired woman, can't wait to see your wedding pics. 🙂
    here it's my blog if you have a minute to take it a look:


    best wishes,

  • lainey0983

    I think that is super sweet that Keith is a dog lover now. 🙂 Way to go Helena!

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