The Fourth + Getting Hitched

Dress- 1990s Vintage:: Belt- Thrifted:: Shoes- 1970s Vintage:: Bag- 1960s Vintage:: Coke Bottle Glasses- Vintage:: Hat- Vintage
To me, Fourth of July is reminiscent of lemonade, picnics, camping, and swimming. To celebrate the Fourth, I donned patriotic colors and a vintage straw hat for a weekend spent camping in Guerneville, California. I always enjoy dressing for holiday occasions, especially when I can wear polka dots and sandals while exploring Northern California.

Besides enjoying the Fourth of July festivities in Guerneville, we spent a lazy Saturday morning canoeing down the Russian River and swimming along the way. During our trip back to the campsite, I spotted a bottle floating beside our boat. I fished it out of the water, opened the top, and much to my surprise found a note written from Matthew. I turned around (quite teary eyed at this point), and he proposed with this 1940s vintage engagement ring. I couldn't be more excited and grateful to build a life with my best friend. This is turning out to be quite a summer to remember!


Eat.Style.Play :

Congrats on your engagement he picked a beautiful ring! you look great in your Red/White/Blue!

Heather, 29 Skirts :

Awww, congratulations!! That is so sweet, and what a beautiful ring :) Your 4th of July look is adorable as well!

Agnus :

Congratulations! It's such a beautiful ring and such a lovely way to propose. You look amazing as always! :)


Virginie Bélanger :

Y A Y !!

Congratulations to you both. Being engaged is such an exciting time in one's life, enjoy to the fullest!

Virginie xo

Chaucee :

Congrats on your engagement! That ring is stunning.

JennaStevie :

Congrats!! That is so amazing and exciting, what a perfect ring too. I love your dress, it's so fitting for the 4th of July.

Annie, Time Enough for Drums :

That's such an amazing engagement story. Congrats!

Lovely Sara :

Wonderful outfit for celebrating the 4th! Love the hat and the colours.

Oh my what you told about the proposal sounds so very romantically! lucky you and congratulations! It's a wonderful ring and I'm sure Matthew most be an even more wonderful man.

Wish I could see your glasses closer. Are they really made from coke bottles?

Lovely greetings, Sara

mary van note :

o my g so romantic! congratulations. love these photos too.

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) :

CONGRATULATIONS! What a beautiful way to propose to you and the ring is spectacular. Of course it's vintage, he knows you well. It's exciting that both of the "Hummingbird Girls" are getting hitched soon. :)

Frannie Pantz :

OMG OMG OMG Congrats!!!! What a sweet story! I am getting married in two months. So now that the two of you are engaged, you should do a lot of wedding stuff on here and give me some ideas. ;-) I love your Fourth of July outfit--so pretty and perfect!

Emily Peebles :

Aww, what a sweet engagement. Congratulations, and happy 4th to you!

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Sara S ♥ :

Congratulations! That's amazing! So happy for you and your fiance! Such a gorgeous ring!

unpetitfauve :

Congratulations! That is a really sweet story. What a wonderful way to propose!

Taylor :

aww, congrats on your engagement! The ring is beautiful! I also really love your polka dot dress and red belt combination... red, white, and blue at its finest.

The Wearwithal :

Oh goodness congratulations! Thats awesome and you're beautiful.

Two Happy Hearts :

What a sweet proposal idea! Congratulations!!
And that ring is gorgeous!

dusanabotswana :

what a wonderful and romantic way to propose and of course love that he found a vintage ring for you, so perfect! huge congratulations, I'm so excited for you & what's to come : ) super adorable 4th outfit too btw.

Dom :

Congratulations!!!! Ahh! Your ring is so gorgeous. Just your style too. Haha. Love your outfit. So festive and adorable.

Em :

How romantic! A message in a bottle and a vintage band! Congratulations!

Monique :

Oh my goodness,congratulation! The proposal sounds so romantic. Enjoy the rest of your summer as an engaged couple! Loving your 4th of July getup too

Jo - Lost in the Haze :

Aw aw aww, what a sweet engagement story! <3 Biggest congratulations, Jenny! Both Hummingbird girls are officially off the market! ; )

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Zorah :

sounds like you had an awesome day! Congratulations!

Steffys Pros and Cons :

congratulations on your engagement!!! how fun that both of you ladies get to be engaged around the same time!

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The Dainty Dolls House :

That is beautiful...congrats :)) xx

The Jones :

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL RING!!! And a beautiful moment, honey--I am sooooooooo excited for you and hope to hear lots about your wedding plans over the next few months :) CONGRATS! Perfect 4rth outfit too, couldn't be more classic than polka dots and a boater.

<3 Cambria

Babes in Thriftland :

What a cute way to propose! Congrats to you both!

The Braided Bandit :

CONGRATULATIONS! That is the cutest proposal ever & the ring is absolutely gorgeous!
x Hannah

Martina :

u are very inspiring! following you.

Ester Durães :

oh you look fabulous, love your outfit! :)
congratulations on getting engaged!! :)

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Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence :

That boy knows you so well! He picked out a gorgeous ring that suits you to a T. Congrats on many blissful years together!

Jamie Rose :

Oh man what an adorable proposal! Congratulations on your engagement! The ring is absolutely gorgeous. And so is your patriotic outfit, of course!

Rebecca :

congratulations, and what a beautiful ring!

Mara :

What a unique and adorable way to propose! Congratulations!

Cheray Natalie... :

what a sweet engagement story - messages in bottles and all! <3
wishing you lots of future happiness together
annnd your outfit is so lovely!