What a week it’s been friends. And, as shocking as this is, I’m all talked out. I’ve talked, cried, laughed, sobbed and yelled more times this week than I care to share. So today, this gorgeous Friday, I’m just going to share a beautiful picture with you and ASK YOU to do the talking.
Look at this gorgeous photo of a bride by the Mediterranean sea. What do you feel when you look at this photo? What does this photo represent?
[Photo by Jonas Peterson]
Okay, I’m cheating but to get the convo started I’ll share what I think. For me, this dreamy photo represents letting go. It’s about living in the moment and absorbing every single element around you. It’s about recognizing that this moment, whatever moment it may be, could just as well be the most important moment of your life. This picture compels me to close my eyes, take a deep breath and live in THIS very instant. Because guess what folks, you are never going to have this moment again.
I’m going to post n’ run today because we have a daunting 10 hour car ride in front of us. As tedious as the journey is, the destination makes it all worth it. My good friend Heidi (who was a BM in my wedding) is tying the knot in South Bend!
I am so so so excited for her big day and after what happened with the whole bachelorette debacle, I am beyond ready to see her again!
Thanks to the glory of Pinterest (seriously, what would we do without it?), I found the most INCREDIBLE set of colorful clutches, all of which would be perfect on your big day. Why have an ivory clutch when you can have one that is coral, blue or yellow?
I mean, how adorable are these? I love the ruffles, the size and the colors! Plus, you can customize them more by adding a fancy pin or brooch!
Happy Thursday, ya’ll!
Happy hump day friends! It’s a glorious day in my neighborhood because it’s a pleasant 88 degrees with a bit of a breeze, which is paradise compared to the stifling 110 degree heat with NO breeze we’ve had the past few days. However, if the weather in your hood is still unbearable, this sneak peek wintry e-sesh will surely cool you off.
The blustery Chicago shoot, done by the insanely talented duo of Enmuse photography, features the adorable couple Teph & Raidi. Chicago is one of my favorite city backdrops for a shoot because of the beautiful & unique architecture of the buildings and the stunning hidden gems that lie in each corner & nook. When I first got this shoot, I got chills all over my body because of how jaw-droppingly gorgeous the pictures are. I am, literally, DYING to show you the rest. And because I’m feelin’ generous today, I’m going to show you 3 photos from this incredible set instead of the normal two. And just an FYI, it was SO hard having to pick which ones to feature because they are all so amazing. But you’ll see that soon enough 🙂
and one of my favorites because it gives you a glimpse at “Old Chicago” decor.
Seriously, I’m SO pumped to show you the rest tomorrow.
HI EVERYONE!! I’m sorry about the all caps but I’m just so excited to be blogging. I’ve missed ya’ll. Plus, I have the rest of the incredible images from Molly & Greg’s Pensecola nuptials, which I know is the real reason you’re excited I’m back 🙂 So without further ado, I bring you the gorgeous couple on their very special day photographed by the fabulous Ashley Victoria Photography and styled by Molly & Megan K Events!
But before we get to the rest of the photos, I must share the ADORABLE story on how they met & how he proposed, from the gorgeous blushing bride herself!
“We met in 7th grade in St. Marys, GA when his dad was stationed to Kingsbay, GA. We were friends and he dated my best friend. In 9th grade he moved to Maryland but we stayed friends and always saw each other when he came to visit soccer friends in St. Marys. His family regulary vacationed to Key West and one year they had a lay over in Jacksonville (only 30 min away!!) and my mom drove me to the airport to see him. He brought me a pair of Kino sandals from Key West. Ever since then we’d talk about going to Key West together. Freshman year of college, we had both ended our relationships with our highschool sweethearts just in time to plan Spring Break together to Key West. After that trip we talked, emailed and wrote letters weekly. By Christmas we had decided that we wanted to be in a relationship despite being so far apart. Greg was in New London, CT and I was in Macon, GA. After 2 and a half more years of dating and many plane trips to visit each other, we both graduated and Greg was commissioned into the Coast Guard and sent to a cutter in Virginia Beach, VA. I followed.
In the summer of 2009, we had been dating almost 3.5 years and living in the same city for a year. Greg told me his mom’s friend makes jewelry and I need to figure out my ring size so she can make me a ring. I got my right hand ring sized and of course got my left hand sized too. I was always skeptical about the jewelry making friend, mostly because I had no jewelry from her. Greg told me she made it but he forgot to bring it home. In October 2009, we were going to Annapolis to visit his parents for a sailing weekend. It was going to be our first overnight. He was rushed and upset that I was late (which is always), but I joked it off. Turns out he had to get to Annapolis before the jewelry store closed to get my ring. We didn’t make it in time, but his mom picked it up. We ended up not sailing either because the weather wasn’t sunny and I was sick. One night after dinner I wanted ice cream to sooth my sore throat. We went downtown Annapolis to get ice cream and while looking over the Bay, Greg proposed. It was perfect because after 4 years I was surprised! Then we went to get ice cream. :)”
I loved the classic style of everything, Molly’s elegant dress and pearls and the way she wore her hair. I mean, I was there, it was 2011, but looking back at some of the pictures I took, I feel like I’m looking at portraits from the 30s or 40s. She just has that timeless elegance about her.
The internet is a funny place. It’s kind of like a TJ Maxx or Marshalls, really. You go in for no real purpose, not sure what you’re looking for, and come out with some of the most magnificent pieces. Today, as I was searching for place card ideas on Google, my eyes were met with one of the most unique looking bags. All white with handmade fringe & a top handle. I, of course, had to see more so I clicked through to find where this alluring bag came from. Instead of finding a seller or a store, I was led to an incredibly stunning seaside wedding by Mastin Studio, a Seattle based wedding photography studio.
Jaw droppingly beautiful, right? Wait until you see the bag!
I’m so intrigued by this clutch, I absolutely have to find where it was made. Oh, and the bride’s dress & the backdrop isn’t hard on the eyes either! For more of these incredible images, check out Mastin Studio!
So I wasn’t going to post today (break + time) but I saw this on Pinterest and knew it had to be posted. I’m currently completely fascinated by unique lighting. As much as I love lanterns and string lights, it’s refreshing to see brides get incredibly creative when it comes to lighting. Take a peek at this indoor barn table scape, the chandeliers & dangling light bulbs!
Gorgeous and unique, right?
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Or Cinco de Drinko, which is what I used to call it in college. Can I just go back? I’d love to start drinking margaritas at 2pm today. That’d be nice.
Instead of drinking tequila and eating guacamole right now, I’m working. At least from home so I can distract myself with Lifetime’s quality programming. Just because I can’t indulge in Cinco de Mayo right now doesn’t mean I can’t envision the perfect backyard celebration. E and I are looking to rent a house (bye bye apartments!) so my mind is swarming with backyard BBQ’s, string lights, lanterns and summer parties. Margaritas, lantern lights, homemade guacamole, vine grown tomato salsa…who needs a crowded restaurant when you can have your own party?
[Image credits: 1, 2,3, 4 & 5]