Two months ago I turned 21 and I had the most amazing Birthday. I really never imagined what it would be like to turn 21, but I also just wanted to spend time with my friends, that is all I wanted for my birthday. Leading up to my 21st Birthday I did a lot of reflecting of where I was one year ago and how much has changed, it was really mind blowing to me seeing where I was a year ago and how amazing my life had become over the year.
As I said before all I wanted was to spend time with my friends, I am happiest being around them laughing and talking, even when we are silent working on homework I am happiest around them. I was probably being pretty difficult for them to plan anything since I kept saying I dont want anything but time with you, I think I would have freaked out at me if I was them.
A week before my actual birthday I had a big photoshoot planned with Brooklyn, I was really excited since we hadn’t done photos together since January.. crazy right! I was so lucky to have the incredible Mika of Prep Beauty do my Makeup and Miku doing my hair, I must say this was the best hair styling I have ever had done! It was incredible! I also love going to Prep Beauty, their space is stunning and you feel so pampered there!
I had an amazing unicorn cake made by Reddy Made cakes, My family and I have been going to Reddy Made Cakes since I was 16 and she first opened business! I love that we have watched Reddy Made Cakes grow into the amazing business it is today! Plus I always say any day that involves a Reddy Made Cake is automatically a great day!
Unfortunately the weather was not on my side, it poured rain, and I mean poured. I was so upset since I had really wanted some outdoor photos, but thankfully the amazing ladies at The Habit Project were happy to have us, Brooklyn and I took over their shop to create some amazing images!
For my birthday shoot I chose 3 outfits, the first was more casual with a cute tee I found online and my pearl embellished jeans! The second outfit was from chicwish, a beautiful peach lace dress, I fell in love with the length and the style. Third I chose another dress from Chicwish in a soft purple lace, again it was so pretty and matched the colours in my cake!
So fast forward a week later to my actual birthday, we are in the middle of exam week and let me tell you everyone is studying for exams and a little stressed out! That is the only downside to being an April baby. But my friends had the most amazing afternoon planned, from surprises, the most thoughtful gifts, jumping in the ocean, an incredible dinner, fun adventures, and filled with my favourite people I was on cloud nine and I couldn’t believe it was my life. One of my girls sadly had to work but her and I celebrated earlier in the week! You can see all the amazing photos and stories on my instagram highlights!
To finish up my birthday was magical, I still can’t believe that was real. It was one of the best days and nights of my life. I really wanted to capture the changes that happened over the year, so I worked with my amazing friend Katelin Clancy who is incredible with video creation and she helped me make a video to express what it meant to be turning 21. I am so excited to share this video, I really do love it with all my heart and all I want in life is for people to be able to feel the way I have and experience life this way. So be sure to check out the video!
After my birthday I wrote two exams, moved home by myself, went to Toronto, started a new job, and tried to settle back home for the summer. It has been a whirlwind since April but I am ready to start sharing again and share some amazing stories I have!