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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Addio, NYC! Ciao, Italy and Greece!

Today is the day I head on the DREAM vacation I’ve been planning for months and months, Italy and Greece here I come!  My three girlfriends and I leave for Rome, Italy this evening and I could not be happier!!!

It feels so surreal that today is finally here.  We have a itinerary full of adventure, wine, food and of course shopping!  After a few days in Rome, we venture to Florence to vineyard hop then head south to Positano, for 5 full days of R&R!  At each of these Italian cities, we’ll be staying in Air Bnb’s.  We got such great deals, and I am so excited to see what each Loft / Apartment / House has to offer in each place!  See the photos below for where we’ll be staying in each city!

After a wonderful week in Italy we’re heading east to Santorini, Greece.  I cannot wait to embrace Wayne after a week apart and see everyone for my beautiful friend’s wedding.  I am so blessed to have been friends with my Cassie for the last 15 years and so excited to be a part of her and Alexis’s special day.

Our first night in this paradise will be in another Air Bnb.  We will then be in the beautiful, Oia Sunset Hotel with all of our friends to celebrate the bride and groom.  The wedding week in Santorini will be filled with ATV tours, boat cruises,  more food and drinks, and lots, and lots of laughter!

I cannot wait to share my adventure with each of you and stay tuned for pictures of my outfits and experiences in each of these beautiful European cities!

Xx, Crème de Lauren

ROME:

FLORENCE:

MINORI / POSITANO:

SANTORINI: