Fairytale Proposal

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One week and a day ago, my life changed for the better… the man of my dreams, my boyfriend for the last four and a half years, ask me to be his wife!!!!

Here’s how it started…

In my last post I told my readers how Wayne and I were doing a road trip vacation throughout California.  First stop, San Francisco, then vineyard hopping in Napa, pit stop to see Big Sur, then a couple nights in Venice with a blog shoot in Malibu, and ending the trip in Downtown Los Angeles.

The day before my birthday, we were staying in Venice Beach, and Wayne had a work dinner the night of my birthday.  We decided that we would be celebrating my birthday the night before.  First stop of the night was a blog shoot with our friend Khan in Malibu, California.  We went to a secluded beach called Point Dume and I had three dresses I wanted to shoot in.

I was initially wearing the white off the shoulder blue floral embroidered dress, and when walking to the entry of the beach / cliff there was an entire patch of yellow wild flowers.  I figured I would save my white and yellow daisy dress for last when we climber back up the stairs from the beach.

After a few poses in the white and blue dress, we made our way down to the private beach and I changed into the pale pink off the shoulder maxi dress.  I had previously told Wayne that was my favorite dress I brought with me, and what I’d want to wear to my birthday dinner at our favorite restaurant, NOBU Malibu.

After a few different shots and posts in my floral maxi, I was told to walk toward the water, pause for a couple seconds, turn around slowly and walk back toward the camera.  I did just that and as I was walking back from the water, Wayne started walking toward me.  All I could think was, “What are you doing?? You’re in my shot!” 🙂 From there Wayne went on to tell me he had a question to ask me, that there is no where else he’d rather be than on this beautiful beach with me.  Next thing I know, Wayne is down on his knee, showing me the most beautiful, sparkly yellow gold diamond engagement ring and asking ME to be his wife!!!! I was the best day of my entire life.  Seeing how handsome (and nervous) he looked just made my heart gush!!

After a few shots of us together in my final dress, the gorgeous off the shoulder daisy dress, we drove to NOBU Malibu and we were seated right on the water, drank refreshing cocktails, and ate fresh seafood! It was the most perfect day and so glad to share it with each of you!

Dress #1 (Daisy): ASOS Daisy Embroidered Bandeau Mini Dress

Dress #2 (Floral): River Island Floral Maxi

Dress #3 (White off Shoulder): Sold out; Similar: Francesca’s Embroidered Dress  (20% Off Entire Site)

Sunnies: Marc Jacobs Aviator Sunglasses ~ Rose Gold  (20% off with code: MOM)

Wedges: Marc Fisher Adalyne (on sale!) (20% off with code: MOM)

Earrings: Old from Express; Similar: Etsy

Bracelet: Charriol Cable Bracelet

Ring: ‘Love’ Ring

Engagement Ring: Designed with Jeweler from Vincent Wu

Lipstick: Clinique Matte Lipstick ~ Suede (My absolute Fav)

Lipliner: MAC Lip Pencil ~ Whirl

Xx, Creme de Lauren (soon to be Mrs. Hudson :))

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Valentine’s Day Bliss

I hope everyone had a wonderful loving Valentine’s Day, whether you celebrate on the day or on the weekend, and whether it’s with friends, a loved one or your family! It’s so fun for Wayne and I to get dressed up and go to a nice dinner. This was our fifth Valentine’s Day together and boy, did he really keep me on my toes.

Early in the day, he texted me saying he couldn’t believe this was our fifth V-day together, and I really had to think about it, because I couldn’t believe it either.  I can remember our first V-day, and how anxious I was to be going to Valentine’s Day dinner with this handsome man as his “girlfriend!” I had butterflies!!

This year, I had a work event and was able to head home early to work from home.  As soon as I walked in the door, on our dining room table, was a HUGE bouquet of white and pink roses! I was so shocked!!!  In the card it explained how this is such a special holiday today because it’s our fifth Valentine’s celebrated together, so he thought it was only fitting to give me five dozen roses – I was blown away and could not be more in love with these gorgeous flowers!  So, this called for a blog shoot – Over the next few days, I’ll be posting the outfit I wore, and others considered wearing for my Valentine’s Day date night.

Top: Old from Forever 21; similar: Here: Polka Dot Mesh Ruffle Top, and Here: Short Sleeve Polka Dot Mesh Top

Bralette: Similar – Black Lace Bralette

Skirt: Satin Skirt, Dress (in same fuchsia color); Hot Pink Pleated Midi Skirt (NEW)

Shoes: Similar -Black Heel 

Nails: Gel OPI ‘Let’s Be Friends’

Lips: MAC Saint Germain 

Xx, Creme

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