abby-lately: holidays 2016 & welcoming in 2017

laguna beach sunset

Happy 2017!

I’m coming out of a super busy and eventful stretch so I thought I’d finally check in here. Between the usual Christmas and New Years activities, Chris and I had visits from his side of the family, his sister’s wedding and a visit from my parents. Christmas was great, the wedding (despite the pesky weather) was absolutely beautiful and showing everyone our home/life in Laguna was so much fun – but I have to admit, I’m a little exhausted – I am 30 after all. I’ve been having a good time today looking through some photos from the past few weeks so I thought I’d share a few!

Hope your year is off to a great start!

Christmas Eve

California Christmas

Christmas in Cardiff by the Sea

Christmas Eve

Cardiff by the sea sunset

Cheers to 2017

california christmas

I bet $20 that Chris wouldn’t go surfing on Christmas day. I lost, but it was worth it!

My “Christmas Wish” from last year that my parents texted me. My wish came true!



Last In n Out of 2016 ^

Ojai when it wasn’t raining!


The most gorgeous post-rain post-ceremony sunset & sparkler send off!

Back in Laguna Beach to show my parents around. Lots of walking was done and drinks consumed!

Our Wedding


I wasn’t sure I was going to share some of my wedding photos because it is so personal and special to me and because a lot of my life is so out there, there’s a part of me that definitely wanted to keep this more private. That being said, a few people have asked about it and I thought I’d share a few details and vendors in case anyone is interested. It was a very low key beach wedding which is everything we wanted and more. It was truly the best day of our lives! All the photos were done by Elizabeth LaDuca who was absolutely incredible! I highly recommend her – she was the best.

Venue: The Beach Club in Centerville, MA

Date: 9/10/2016

Photographer: Elizabeth LaDuca

Band: Sugah Rush

Food: Eat Your Heart Out Catering – we did a taco bar, salads, skewers, ice cream and candy bar

Florals: Enchanted Florist

Officiants: Our best friends who introduced us

Vows: We made our own

First Dance: Only Wanna Be With You by Hootie and the Blowfish

Wedding Dress: My Aunt’s wedding dress from the 70s

Bridesmaid dresses: Revolve, Revolve and Lulus

Men’s suits: Men’s Warehouse


Invites: c/o Minted // Ring Box: c/o Mrs. Box // Purse: Vintage


Dresses: c/o Plum Pretty Sugar



Crown: Etsy // Shoes: BHLDN










Our incredible officiants & best friends. They did the most beautiful job ever – so special!







Thanks for stopping by!