Photo by Jen and Jody Photography.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
The 1998 version of photojournalist photography: have subjects pretend to look at a bracelet. But it does show my bouquet; fragrant multi-colored sweet peas from my mother's garden. I did all the bouquets, but none of the other flowers so that I could enjoy the day. Sweet peas have special meaning in our family, and although I love creating lush displays of orchids and garden roses and peonies for clients, I would have this same bouquet for myself if getting married today.
With Robin, my maid of honor and lifelong friend. I just had lunch with her today--I love that she has always been a special part of my life and will always be around. I absolutely treasure our friendship.
One of my favorite pictures from the day...maybe because it's one of the few that captures a real moment! Right before the ceremony all of the girls and I realized we were starving, and found (and attacked!) a bag of peanut butter cups. I'm sure it made for a lovely "you may now kiss the bride" for Steve!
Steve and a couple of his peeps. Nate and Steve went to elementary school together, and Johnny was Steve's roommate for all four years of college. He also happens to be my oldest friend since we've been friends since kindergarten.
We had a major cake snafu a few days before the wedding, so ended up with a buffet of gorgeous and tasty french pastries and tarts (and one tiny wedding cake). It actually was the best mistake ever!
For all of you just starting out, I know it felt like ten years was so far away back then. But how it has flown! I am so blessed to have spent these years with someone I truly love and who treats me like I'm a gift. I think that marriage can feel like a journey, a bumpy road, a refuge, a big ol' pile of work, and a joyful, comforting home. Thanks for hangin' with me Steven.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
1. Rebekah, Becky, Tjada, Caitlyn, and Peonies and Polaroids...please e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your mailing address so that I can drop your copies of Bride & Groom in the mail. Enjoy! (And Cara--was it Once Wed that posted those cute books for guests to write in? I could be wrong...I'm trying to write quickly today and am not checking my facts at all! But I think I saw them there a few weeks ago...).
Update: If these are the ones, it WAS Once Wed. Such a cute do-it-yourself project (Once Wed has the directions!) and a great way to get guests talking at the table.
2. Fiore fresco is now listed on Delightful Blogs...what fun! And go rate it here if you're in the mood.
3. I love this Alexander McQueen creation from this month's Vanity Fair (modelled by Daphne Guinness). Just thought you should know.
4. My vacation? Let's just stay it started here...
and then involved rhubarb mojitos, an excuse to don a dress each night, an amazing artist that might just have changed my entire perspective on design and art, Michelin stars, jumping into a trough of mud, a great book, a three course breakfast each morning at the most charming inn, a piece of junk hoopdie, and a lot of time with seven other people that I totally adore. Oops--eight. I also met the most precious little baby girl, and can't wait to watch her grow up and experience the world. It was heaven.
5. Elizabeth Anne Designs launched their new EAD Library today. It's a comprehensive listing of wedding vendors across the country, compiled from real brides with real reviews etc. Vendors do not pay to be listed--so you know they are there because someone like them. What a great new resource!
I think that covers it! I'm off to catch up on paperwork and e-mails before I head out again for a few days. This time to the gorgeous San Juan islands closer to home. Have a good one!
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I'm heading out for a much anticipated, long awaited, and very neccessary vacation tomorrow--to celebrate 10 years of marriage, really good friendships, and wonderful food and wine. It's going to be a heavenly little sojurn to Napa with some of the best people on earth.
While I'm away though, I've planned a treat for you as well! The fabulous folks at Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom just sent five copies of their brand new, hot off the presses issue...for you! So, I'll be showing little snippets each day while I'm away, and as soon as I get back, will announce who will be receiving their own copies.
If you don't live in Seattle, you might not be familiar with our little hometown mag. It's gorgeous. It's huge (more like a coffee table book size, not a normal 8.5" x 11" shrimpy size). It has brilliant ideas. I'll pay the postage to wherever...so definitely enter so that you can get your hands on a copy!
To get one, please just leave a comment on this post, with a little note (it can be brief!) describing your favorite wedding or decorating detail you've seen lately. (Me? Do not ask me to pick a favorite between the bubble table and tie tree. Impossible.) Five readers will be chosen at random when I return next week. Have fun (I know I will be)!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Fabulous rugs from 0900 Design via Housemartin.
Friday, July 11, 2008
(Not at all, but I'm so glad Anthropologie thinks my job is so glamorous! When working, I'm actually usually a little stressed and harried looking, with my cozy fleece and comfy shoes on, and my hair in a messy ponytail. Lately, there's been a little Cake and Candlebox on in the background. No time for dreamy contemplation...maybe I need to try the wool tights.)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
A close-up of the hand-blown glass at the base (Note: this is where the budget starts to fall apart)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I always have to show the dress first. Will I ever tire of this shot? I think not.
Such a gorgeous image of Cat coming down the aisle.
Their boys participated in the sand ceremony to symbolize becoming a new family. These are the moments that make me love weddings!
Reception details. Love the little bird images. And have you noticed Chenin's logo on the pictures? How perfect.
I do love flowers and fashion, but this is my favorite shot of the day. Chenin--you are a rock star! Thank you so much for sharing your work. (more pictures here!)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I have got to get my ice cream maker going. I can't wait to try Chocolate & Zucchini's recipe for Pistachio Gelato.
Martha B. has us getting ready for Christmas already. I appreciate the inspiration because every year when December rolls around I wish that I had started earlier to do something new and crafty. This is the picture I keep coming back to. (Originally from: Yarn Market News. Photograph by: Rose Callahan)