From Smocking to Swarovski

I try to take my parenting one day at a time.  I try not to think about the future too much.  Obviously there are things to prepare and be ready for (birthday parties, school starting, etc.) but since having a daughter I have thought about what it would be like to help plan and witness K’s wedding some day.  But then I think, “who knows, she may not even GET married!” OR, worse yet, let me help plan.


No matter, I’m sure she’ll have many other opportunities to look gorgeous and radiant even if she decides not to walk down the aisle.

And surely there are other reasons (besides being a bride) to wear a gorgeous white gown, right (ahem, Pippa)?

Either way, on Saturday she simply wore a smocked dress in pastel pink while attending her very first wedding.  She was one of the youngest guests there but I’m guessing she may have enjoyed the wedding cake the most…


p.s. “Baby” K is now 19 months old as of yesterday. Stop the madness.


  1. she’s so stinkin’ cute!

  2. I love her dress! She is so cute. One day when you’re shelling out money for social dresses & prom dresses & party dresses (and lets not even discuss shoes, jewelry, etc) you’re going to laugh about this post! =D

  3. Now put this side by side with her real wedding photos down the road. That will be crazy! She’s so cute, cute, cute!

  4. I love smocked dresses! And she looks beautiful!

  5. She is just beautiful. Love the dress.

  6. She is absolutely adorable!

  7. Most. Perfect. Dress. Ever worn to a wedding. xoxo

  8. I could just eat her up!

  9. Ack! The cuteness!!!

  10. she is looking cute, and scoping out the joint!

  11. I always worry “maybe he won’t give me grandkids!”

    I’m tErrible

  12. She is a doll!! And 19 months already… where has the time gone?

  13. Awww. She is so beautiful. And 19 months already. That is just madness!!!

    Grace and I watch “Say Yes To The Dress” sometimes. God help me, she loves all the dresses. So fun! I admit I have thought about her own wedding day too. I quickly stop myself because I definitely don’t want to think that far ahead. 😉

  14. So adorable!

  15. I think I will refer to Arielle as “baby” even at her own wedding! lol She looked so cute and I love that our girls are only a couple months apart. :o)

  16. LOVE that little dress!

  17. Oh my goodness! I just love and adore her little dress. She is the most darling thing. I am glad you could experience this first milestone with her! Hopefully you will be on her planning team when she gets married!