Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
You’ve been following along for the past few months, and I am so pleased to finally show off the fruits of our labor in planning a budget-friendly, backyard beach wedding (in under three months). This past weekend, we ventured to the western shore of Michigan in celebration of Andrea and Paul’s nuptials. There were 19 people total, and the day could not have been more beautiful. Seriously. It was 80 degrees without a cloud in the sky. I really don’t think the photos need comments; they kind of tell their own story.
There are, however, a few items of note I’d like to point out.
1. Yes – I am wearing THE SAME dress I wore to the Martha’s Vineyard wedding last month. The zipper on the dress I was supposed to wear broke as we were getting ready, and I had to call in this back-up. Good thing I love me some yellow.
2. The photographer you see a few shots down, who is also wearing yellow, is the one and only Alicia Bock. She is my favorite photographer. I found her through blogging, and she even came with a polaroid camera. She was a delight to have there, and I cannot wait to see her photos!
3. If you have questions about sources or anything, I first encourage you to search through LCY. I’m guessing it’s here somewhere, including information on the wedding attire, the bamboo flatware, the twinkle lights, and the centerpieces.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Two weeks ago, my mom, sister-in-law, and I hosted a bridal shower for my sister. You may remember me showing off the DIY invites I created a few weeks ago. We held the small event at my mom’s house, much like we did for her friend’s baby shower last summer and my sister-in-law’s bridal shower a few summers before. Hey – if it’s not broke, don’t fix it, right? Seeing as Andrea will be married on a beach this weekend, we wanted to incorporate beachy elements into the decor and use a lot of greenery, as well.