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I'm Tammy, a California girl and San Diego is my home. The beach makes me smile, my husband does too. I live for adventure, have a tendency to get antsy if I don't exercise almost every day, and well, I just want to help make the world a better place. Want to know more? Click here
I know, I know we've still got a couple of months to go before music festival seasons starts but I can't help but get festivals out of my head. This year I have two festivals on the agenda, FNGRS CRSSD (a new festival with a ridiculously fantasical lineup) in San Diego, and dun da dunnn, Coachella. After having one of the very best weekends of my life at last year's Coachella I can't wait to relive all the madness. The people, the music, the madness, the energy, the style... I freaking love music festivals.
Let's just say ripped jeans, crotchet tops, ankle boots, and uhh a spray tan are in my festival future. ;)
My heart went thump thump thumpthumpthump as I walked out of the hotel room and towards my future husband. Going through the photos, I know that there were tourists everywhere, but at the time I didn't notice any of them. All I could think about was Nadav, and that we were finally getting married.
So many emotions, so much excitement, and I was so ready.
I am so happy we did a first look. Being together right before our wedding took away so many of the nerves and let the importance and beauty of the day really set in. My mom was like, "What?! You're going to walk around the beach in your wedding dress before the wedding." Ya mom, I did and it was the best decision.
All photos are by the amazing Orange Owl Photography. They're based in OC and are absolutely wonderful in every way. :) I highly recommend them.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." Very wise words by Martin Luther King Jr.. Words that we should all think about, especially in this time and place.
Much more lighthearted thoughts:
- The camera on my phone has been broken for awhile now, and what do you know? I just got myself a new phone with a perfectly functioning camera. Woohoo, you know my Instagram game is about to step itself right up.
- Not going to lie, I'm looking forward to the end of football season, and having my husband back on Sundays. ;)
- Pilates is my current drug of choice. I take classes 5 or 6 times a week and I just can't get enough. I've never stood so tall, carried myself so gracefully, and well.. have never been in such good shape before. If you've never tried pilates you have to give it a chance, it's so wonderful. :)
- Beach bike rides with my husband are still my very favorite.
- I just recently rediscovered my love for Sex and the City and have seriously watched two seasons in the past day and a half. Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha you're still rubbing me the right way.
- I'm on the hunt for new books to read. Suggestions anyone?
Waking up on your wedding day is a weird thing, isn't it? You wake up, and know that your life is about to officially change forever and ever.
You reach for the bedside table and decide you can't wait to read the letter your husband-to-be wrote for you even though you're really not supposed to read the letter until right before your first look. (Okay maybe that was just me, but I decided that I couldn't wait. =P).
You obviously start crying, that's probably also just me, but I cried about 500 times that day.
You get up, decide you need to keep it cool, and get some coffee with two of your best friends who have spent the night in a hotel room with you.
The three of you walk along the beach and you become freakishly calm.... well you stay calm until you're ready and realize it's time for your first look with your soon to be husband.Then you start freaking the crap out on the inside because ohmygod you're getting married today, but pretend you're totally cool. ;)
Honestly, all the excitement and nerves aside, our wedding day was without a doubt the very best day of my life. Everyday I'm thankful that I get to call Nadav my husband. There's no one else I would rather go through life with.
White "getting wedding ready" robes weren't really my thing. I opted for a colorful funky one instead. At least I know what I like right?! ;)
Have I ever mentioned how much of a Daddy's girl I am? Because well I am a huggge Daddy's girl. Let's just say I cried every time my dad came near me on our wedding day. It was a slight problem hehe.
I wore my grandma's wedding ring on our wedding day. She was probably the strongest woman I have ever known.
When you don't have bridesmaids, and your best friends have left you to get ready for your wedding, your brother has to step in and help you put on your grandma's earrings. That's love right there.
I got ready for our wedding at the Pantai Inn at the La Jolla Cove, and I highly highly recommend it. It's a cozy, yet beautiful Balinese inspired hotel overlooking the ocean. It doesn't look like much from the outside but it's wonderful once you step on the grounds.
Our wedding was nontraditional in many ways. We chose to not have a bridal party, and instead had our immediate family stand under the chuppah with us. It was perfect, and so us... and our friends didn't have to worry about purchasing bridesmaid dresses and renting suits. I'm pretty sure they were stoked about that whole thing.
Franco from the Koda Salon did my hair (he cuts my hair regularly and I LOVE him), his friend Gustavo did my makeup (he rocked it!), our videographers Jack and Hannah were with us for every second of the day, and our amazing photographers Orange Owl Photography blew us away with how perfectly they captured our day. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Deliciousness at RB Sushi in Hillcrest. They have all you can eat sushi, and yes it is a problem.
A taste of Sandspur beach in Florida
The most beautiful beachfront homes in Sausalito
Totally sober in Sonoma
Hanukkah at my parentals. It was the very best.
Well it's been awhile, like a few months?
I guess I just needed a little break from social media, the computer, and mhmm even my phone.
A little privacy if you will, but I've started to miss this place. It feels good to be back, to write and to connect.
(Okay and way too many people in my personal life have told me they miss my blog, and I need to get back to it. I guess I'm easily convinced or people miss creeping on my life and somehow I'm okay with that hehe =P)
Life is good though. :)
Married life is the ish, San Diego is beautiful, and I've been busy having fun.
I've taken a few trips since my last post, and I have a couple awesome ones already booked.
I'm looking forward to sharing, and starting to make this space feel a little bit like home again.
Until next time.
P.S. Wedding recaps are definitely on the horizon.
P.P.S Hey Mom and Dad, I'm back to blogging. Are you happy now? ;)
In typical Nadav and Tammy fashion, we booked a very last minute trip to Florida. So last minute that we leave tonight, except that we might not be leaving tonight because we're flying standby. Ohh shenanigans...
Travel confusion aside, we do know that we would like to spend a couple of nights in Miami and a couple nights in Key West. Other than that we don't have any plans. =P
Now we really need your advice South Florida savvy friends.
Where should we go, what should we do, and well where should we eat (cuz you know we love to eat).