9.17.11 {wedding pictures}

I’m SO glad my wedding pictures showed up in my mailbox yesterday. I was planning on sharing a cocktail recipe with you today but I’m still tweaking it. I swear I didn’t change my posts around because I was so excited to share pictures with you…I swear! ;)

Our photographer, Brandon M Sweet, uses real film so our pictures took a little longer than most. It was definitely worth the wait! And I loved looking at the pictures (numerous times) with my husband last night.

I don’t want to bore you with tons of wedding pictures so I picked my favorites – let me know if you are interested in seeing more and I can post some more soon!

make-up: Blushing By Anna

flowers: Christina Marie Events


flower girls


walking down the stairs with brother (I was terrified to walk down the stairs!!!)



husband + wife



wedding weekend {pictures}

I really didn’t expect to feel much different after I got married.

But I do. I’m happier, more in love than I thought was possible and feeling SO amazing. :)

Here are a few pictures from the weekend – we feel so blessed to have so many friends and family that traveled far be there to celebrate our special day.  (Thanks to Anna & Amy for the pictures!)

Sis-In-Law Amy

LA Cousins

Chicago Cousins

Wedding Quilt – family tradition that I love

Gorgeous Make-up (blushing by anna)

Best Friends

Aunt Tori & Mom

Flower Girls

1st kiss!

Making it legal

Happily Ever After.


We’re married!!! I can’t wait to share more pictures and details from our wonderful day. I didn’t think it was possible to be any happier, but it is!

wedding countdown

I can’t believe our wedding is less than 2 months away! If you are familiar with the knot, you know those annoying emails that come, proclaiming “Two Months to Go! Here’s what you need to do!” I delete it because it stresses me out and then end up going directly to the website so I make sure I’m not missing anything. :)

Last weekend was my bridal shower and bachelorette party with my good friends and we had a blast! It was wonderful having a weekend with my closest friends!


Onto the other wedding details…


Although our tasting was months ago, we still haven’t made any final food decisions. (I’m sure the knot will send me a reminder any day now.) Between me and you, I’m kind of thinking that they might come out with new menus for summer/fall and it would be just horrifying to decide without all of the available options, don’t you think? We have started to narrow it down however.


Are finally decided on! After loving one, ordering another, canceling the order, loving another one all in about the time span of 72 hours, a decision was finally made – just in the knick of time and they went out last week. Do you know how expensive paper is? (I’ll never tell my Dad, buwhaha)


Apparently I don’t excel at making decisions. Like the invites, before I knew what happened, I had ordered 5 different dresses, finally trying on “the one,” making a decision – and then moving on to shoes and jewelry, which are almost done! Hint: it’s an everyday designer and was the least expensive “major” item purchased!


The venue is grey and white so we are using a splash of color with magenta flowers. I can’t wait to see them!



Because we aren’t getting married in a church, we have to really hash out a lot of the ceremony details on our own and it has now moved to the top of our priority list! The fun part is that we can add our own twist, and really have a blend of religions and cultures.

And that leads me to today – with a long to-do list and a teensy frazzled feeling, I’m starting to get really excited for this wedding! (The one that is in 52 days, not that I’m counting or anything) :)