Happy Monday! I’m feeling so refreshed after a weekend at home. Will and I did pre-cana through our church on Saturday and then spent Sunday with my parents discussing music and readings for our ceremony. It was so nice to hear all the songs and verses my parents had as part of their ceremony (since we’re getting married at the same chapel 31 years later, almost to the day!) and to incorporate some of them into our wedding day. Spending so much time discussing our relationship on Saturday and then poring over wedding details on Sunday made me teary-eyed at a few points — after a relatively long engagement, this was the first time I felt that September is really not so far away. I just couldn’t be more excited to take this next step surrounded by our nearest and dearest. ❤️

Apologies for the sappiness…! If you’re just here for the clothes, you’ll still love today’s post because it features a brand that does summer dresses better than anyone. Seriously, do not pack a suitcase this summer without a Persifor number or two in tow! My dear friend Alex is the mastermind behind this collection of colorful printed dresses, made in an insanely soft fabric that doesn’t need to be ironed or steamed, making them a brilliant addition to your summer packing list. I’ve worn Persifor dresses before on the blog (here and here) but this palm and stripe print from the current collection might be my favorite to date. Who doesn’t love a t-shirt dress for summer, particularly if you can just toss it in a bag and go?!

persifor dress on design darling

persifor carter dress on design darling

cult gaia ark bag on design darling

persifor carter dress with cult gaia ark bag

persifor carter dress provence palms in fern green on design darling

persifor carter dress cult gaia ark bag loeffler randall piper wedges

persifor carter dress

Persifor dress c/o (also available here)

Ray-Ban sunglasses (similar for less)  //  Cult Gaia ark bag

Loeffler Randall wedges (similar for less here, here, and here)

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  1. I am so happy to hear you are doing pre-cana! And I so appreciate you mentioning it on your blog. I feel strongly that the most important thing an engaged couple can do is to have structured conversations about their relationship/future marriage (NOT their wedding), led by a third party. It doesn’t need to be religious at all- I have a friend who is doing six sessions with a couple’s therapist who offers a premarital “boot camp.” In addition to pre-cana, we also read a few books that had similar intent. The one I liked best was 1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married. It asks a lot of logistical, plain questions, but I think they are things a lot of couple’s don’t consider. Anyway, I love that you mentioned do this- most blogger brides just show the pretty stuff and don’t talk about the steps towards an actual marriage. I would love to see more on this!