Don’t Mess With This Bride’s Ice Cream

Posted 03/11/2011 by in Cakes and Catering \ 4 comments

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Or specifically for this girl? Her ice cream cake.

It took just one uninspiring cake tasting for us to decide that a regular wedding cake wasn’t for us. We knew early on that a traditional “cake-decorator-spends-hours-on-it-making-every-flower-under-the-sun-out-of-gum-paste” cake was not going to be something we’d like to spend a chunk of money on but we realized we …

Pink Peach Wedding Flowers 1

Our Reception Details

Posted 02/16/2011 by in Floral and Decor \ 17 comments

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On the note of the reception…I’m not sure I ever posted the final version of our invites, but here they are! I’m still so happy with how they turned out.

Sarah at Allium Design was the only florist I met with who not only understood our “vision” for the wedding, but she encouraged our …

Vintage Cars Wedding 1

Our Vintage Cars

Posted 01/27/2011 by in Photography \ 2 comments

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I am so SO happy we got the transportation that we did. Wasn’t easy to track these cars down, but with the help of a friend of the family we were majorly hooked up! A friend of Kyle’s great-grandfather mentioned he had them and said he would love for us to use them on …


Speak Now, Or Forever Hold Your Peace

Posted 01/20/2011 by in Ceremony and Reception \ 2 comments

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A line that was not uttered at our ceremony, thank goodness. Not like anyone would have spoken up, unless they were trying to be a smarty-pants, but still it was nice that the split second of nervousness that might have caused did not happen. Here’s what DID happen though.

We got to the church late …

My Kleinfeld Dress

I feel pretty, oh so pretty!

Posted 01/06/2011 by in What To Wear \ Leave a comment

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I felt oh so pretty on our wedding day.  Here is a breakdown of what I wore!

1) Dress by Alita Graham from Kleinfeld:

(Kyle’s suit and tie were from Brooks Brothers)

2) Shoes by Badgley Mischka and 3) Aquamarine engagement ring from Braunschweiger Jewelers:

4) Earrings from Dandelion Jewelry, hairpiece made by Regina B (thanks Mo!!)

{author’s personal collection}

And one …

Bridesmaids Bouquets

Getting Ready

Posted 09/20/2010 by in Beauty, Photography \ 2 comments

I woke up the morning of our wedding day at 6:30 to sunny skies and my mother playing “I’m Gettin’ Married in the Mornin’” from My Fair Lady. It was a a beautiful day! After a shower and some juice the girls started showing up. Before I knew it, our hairdresser and makeup artist were already there and the preparations …


Welcome Party

Posted 09/08/2010 by in Rehearsal Dinner \ 5 comments

Most people thought I was crazy. Actually, I thought I was crazy at times too… but having a welcome party at our house instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner was one of the best ideas about the whole wedding weekend.

Before I get into the party itself, I want to quickly tell you about the week leading up to it. I’ve …

wentworth by the sea

Northern Honeymoon I – New Hampshire

Posted 08/27/2010 by in Honeymoons & Travel \ 3 comments

Instead of hopping on a plane right after our wedding, we decided to drive up north for our honeymoon. We knew we wanted to go to Maine where his family vacations every summer for a few days, but I also wanted to go somewhere in New England since I really had never spent more than an evening there before (except …


Inspired by Letters

Posted 08/20/2010 by in Stationery \ Leave a comment

Planning a wedding has opened me up to so many new things in so many different areas. While I expected to learn about wedding etiquette, dress styles and fabrics, invitation wording…you know, the stereotypical wedding stuff, what surprises me the most is how much I learned about graphic design and print. Well, maybe not learned, but was exposed to…I still …

Blue Lariat Necklace

The Little Details – II

Posted 08/12/2010 by in DIY, What To Wear \ 5 comments

Here is round 2 or our wedding projects!

Our programs were inspired by Cyd’s cute little booklet programs (I even had the same corner punch from when we did our save the dates! Hope that’s not too weird, Cyd…). I loved how mini they were so I made little 4.25″x 5.5″ booklets for our programs, printed all here at home on …


The Little Details

Posted 07/28/2010 by in DIY, Floral and Decor, Stationery \ 4 comments

Understatement of the year: I feel like I spent a lot of time planning this wedding. But the end result? A day filled not only with people that we love but details that I loved as well!

We are still waiting for our official photos from Punam Bean, but in the meantime I’ll share with you some of the projects we …


We did

Posted 07/14/2010 by in Photography \ 4 comments

…and now we’re heading north for our honeymoon! But before we leave, I wanted to share the sneak peek Punam sent to us:

{photo by Punam Bean}

We spread the festivities out all weekend and are now thoroughly exhausted! Time for some rest and relaxation with my husband. Can’t wait to share more when we get back!