Chelsea Crockett

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My Experience with Shine Wedding Invitations

In the mind of a bride planning her wedding day, a million and one things are whirling around in your head. Where do I get married; when do I get…

In the mind of a bride planning her wedding day, a million and one things are whirling around in your head. Where do I get married; when do I get married; how do I break down the guest list? Planning my wedding was definitely stressful to say the least, but I couldn’t have done it without the help of my wedding planner and vendors. Each of them played a very important role in making my dreams a reality, but I would love to talk about how Shine Wedding Invitations made the ordering my wedding programs a breeze.

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First things first – when I was looking for my wedding accessories, I really wanted something that was clean and simple, nothing that was overly trendy, and I wanted to be able to look back on my stationery and have it look truly timeless. Bouncing from shop to shop, online and off, I just couldn’t find what I was looking for. One day I came across an ad for this beautiful company that exemplified all the things I was looking for in my wedding programs. After browsing through their easily navigable website, which breaks down exactly what you’re looking for, I choose their Ophelia wedding invitation design. I was immediately drawn to it for the calligraphy printed on the front, as it was just so organic in a sophisticated way.

With all the planning that still needed to be done, I placed my order right away! The process was very simple and all I had to do was choose my quantities, colors, and printing style. Once I entered in my bridal party, ceremonial information, and any other notes I wanted to be included in the order, all I had to do was check out. I got an email shortly after thanking me and letting me know that my designer would be in touch within 2 business days – so now all I had to do was patiently wait for the proofs!

Shine works very quickly and I actually received an email with my proofs before the 2 business days were even up! My designer, Sarah, sent me various options of the wedding programs to choose from, since I wanted both our first and last names to be included on the intro page. She was very responsive and informative to my requests and if I wanted to talk over the phone, she gave me a call. Everything was just so easy that it allowed me to dedicate other time to other projects in preparation for one of the most exciting days of my life. When I was ready to submit my final approval and start the printing process, all I needed to do was go over the very thorough PDF checklist and hit “approve,” and in no time my order began production.

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Due to time restraints, I had my stationery expedited with Shine’s 2 business days UPS mailing service, which arrived right on time for my wedding day! I can’t even say how thankful I am for the quick and easy process at Shine Wedding Invitations – I couldn’t have done it without them! If you want to check them out for yourselves, please visit their wedding invitation website, as you can’t go wrong!

Love, Chelsea

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Do’s and Don’ts of Coachella

Coachella: one of the world’s largest music festivals in the history of EVER!  I was lucky enough to get to go and experience it myself last year and lemme tell…

Coachella: one of the world’s largest music festivals in the history of EVER!  I was lucky enough to get to go and experience it myself last year and lemme tell ya… it was incredible!  Since I was a first-timer, I learned some things that I would and wouldn’t do again.  Here are a few Coachella do’s and don’ts!

DO’S

  • Do drink plenty of water!  Since you’ll be in the middle of a 100-degree weather desert, you’re going to get very hot, very fast.  Staying hydrated will keep you refreshed and happy!
  • Do keep your phone plenty charged.  If you ever do get separated from your friends, you’ll need to be able to find them!  You’ll also be taking plenty of pics and videos… I mean, it is Coachella! 
  • Do stay well rested and well fed.  You’ll enjoy Coachella 10x more if you have a full stomach and plenty of sleep! 

DON’TS

  • Don’t get lost from your friends. Chelsea Crockett - Coachella Outfit In a festival filled with thousands and thousands of people, it’s easy to get separated from your group.  That being said, it can be extremely hard to find them again, especially if your phone service isn’t the greatest.  Stay close to them or have a buddy system!
  • Don’t dress uncomfortably.  Now I know Coachella is known for the stylish festival outfits, but you can be both cute and comfy such as the picture on the right!  You’ll be outside in the sun and walking around all day so dress accordingly (especially with the right shoes!).
  • Don’t last-minute plan.  It’s one of the biggest, and not to mention most crowded, festivals of the year… PLAN AHEAD!

Coachella will be one of the best experiences of your life, hands down!  Have fun and take these do’s and don’ts into consideration!

XOXO – Chelsea

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My Ritz Carlton Experience

  Recently, I was treated to a weekend at the Ritz Carlton hotel in St. Louis.  I had always heard of how amazing and over-the-top hospitable this chain of hotels…

 

Recently, I was treated to a weekend at the Ritz Carlton hotel in St. Louis.  I had always heard of how amazing and over-the-top hospitable this chain of hotels was, but I never truly knew how great they were until I experienced it firsthand!  If you follow me on social media, then I’m sure you’ve already seen most of the treats and gifts the Ritz provided me with.  Here’s a little recap of my weekend and all of the amazing things they did for me!

When I arrived, I was overwhelmed with all the love and kindness from the Ritz staff and hotel.  The treats and desserts they made for me were to die for!  First, they surprised me with a cake that was modelled after my car!  Then they prChelsea Crockett - Ritz Carlton Giftsovided me a tray with chocolate covered strawberries, cupcakes, and lipstick shaped treats!  How cute is that?  Not only did they surprise me with food and treats but some products and clothing as well!  They even set up a display of a bunch of pictures from my YouTube and Instagram!

When we checked in, we were given two club level suites with free food all day.  I felt absolutely pampered the whole time.  Everyone at the hotel continued to go above and beyond my expectations and I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend!

XOXO, Chels

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Why Traveling Is So Important!

            Traveling is one of the most enriching and beneficial experiences anyone could ever undergo.  Emerging yourself into a new culture with unfamiliar people and territory is a way to step…

            Traveling is one of the most enriching and beneficial experiences anyone could ever undergo.  Emerging yourself into a new culture with unfamiliar people and territory is a way to step out of your comfort zone and experience God’s majestic world.  By traveling, you allow yourself to grow as a person and have fun doing it!  The reasons for traveling are endless.

            As surprising as it may sound, traveling helps create new friendships!  When I travel to New York and California for beauty conventions, I create a new bond every time.  Long-lasting relationships can actually happen!  If you’re going outside the country, it’s a fantastic way to pick up on a new language, try a new food, or step out of your comfort zone.  Snorkel in Australia, jump off a cliff in Greece, or take a silly picture under the Eiffel Tower!  Being in a different country can be scary, but the rewards and stories that come out of it will be life changing.Chelsea Crockett- cliff jumping in Greece

            Whether you’re staying in the United States or crossing boarders, the adventure that lies ahead of you is always amazing!  Challenge yourself to try something you’ve never done before on your next vacation; or gain a new outlook on life.  I promise you, you WILL never be disappointed in traveling. 

XOXO,

            Chelsea

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