Save or Splurge: Band vs DJ

Next up on our wedding series, the reception! One BIG hesitation people have when planning a wedding is whether to get a band or a DJ. Typically, a band is significantly more expensive than a DJ, so your wedding budget will definitely need to be laid out prior to making […]



  A huge thank you to our vendors for making our special day just that much more special: Video: The McKellars Wedding Cinema Photography: Jeff Brummett Visuals Band: Limelight Band Venue: Stone Crest Venue Caterer: Culinary Art Cake: Natalie’s Bakery  Decor: The Stalk Market Wedding Coordinator: Trina Warrick Dress: StarDust […]

Wedding Part III

Hi Friends! Finally, on to the wedding portraits! Here is a big picture recap of all the events that happened post ceremony and pre-reception!         As you can see, we had a VERY large bridal party so it was pretty hard to get everyone to fit into […]

Wedding Day Part II

Okay so on to part 2 of the wedding day…. the ceremony! First off, some of you may be wondering why I didn’t end up doing the ceremony outside underneath their beautiful awning. And honestly, I’m pretty shocked I didn’t.  After all, the beautiful scenery is what initially drew me […]

Bridal Makeup Tips

Hey guys! My name is Nastaran and I am a makeup artist in Dallas, Tx Here are the steps and products I used on Abby for her bridal makeup! I always like to make sure that my bride’s skin is prepped and hydrated before putting any makeup on. To do […]

Wedding Part I

hi friends! yippeee we woke up today with a notification from our photographer that our wedding photos were ready! What a perfect surprise for a Saturday where Mauricio and I had nothing planned anyways 🙂 Because there are SO many great photos, I’m going to break them up into sections. […]

Wedding Day Prep

Hi Friends! Now that we are back from our honeymoon, I wanted to do a bit of an update on the week leading up to the wedding, i.e tanning routing, diet tips, emotional sanity, etc. lol Also, I’ll be randomly sprinkling in wedding photos taken from friends phones and such […]

Wanaka, NZ Travel Guide

Hi Friends! As promised, the honeymoon travel series continues…. So after flying out of Auckland and into Queenstown bright and early our 3rd day in New Zealand, we boarded a shuttle bus which took us from the Queenstown airport over to the Edgewater Hotel in Wanaka, about 1 hour 30 […]

Auckland, New Zealand

Hey friends! I’m officially back in the states…. and I’m officially a wife!!! How crazy is that?! In case you haven’t been following along on Instagram {ps-you should @aboutabbyblog} Mauricio and I jetted out the day after the wedding and headed for New Zealand! After a VERY long flight and […]

10 Day Wedding Prep

Hi friends, Ahhh I can’t believe that I will be waking up a married woman in just 11 days! I remember picking our date and venue and thinking “wow thats 13 months away… why even bother planning yet?” lol how wrong I was. Although we are pretty much settled with […]