Archive for ‘Weddings’

January 20, 2015

weekend recap

There was quite a bit to celebrate this past weekend as things started to get real in terms of the impending nuptials. It felt so nice to cross a few tasks off the list which included:

  • finally committing–or should I say, “saying yes“–to a dress (!!!)

  • finalizing our wedding party, which I could not have done without these two Etsy shops: Honizukle Press +  Label with Love

  • save-the-dates are printed… there’s no turning back now

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December 21, 2014

a best friend’s wedding

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The Location: Woodmere, NY  |  The Date: November 15, 2014
The Ceremony: The Woodmere Club  |  The Reception: The Woodmere Club
The Couple: Former neighbors who decided to start dating when they lived 3,000 miles apart
The Vibe: Classic Elegance 

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November 10, 2014

a sunday brunch wedding

The Location: Charleston, SC  |  The Date: October 26, 2014
The Ceremony: Washington Square  |  The Reception: 95 Broad Street
The Vibe: Relaxed Charleston Charm

October 16, 2014

miami mergers

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The Location: Dayton, OH  |  The Date: October 11, 2014

The Ceremony: St. Charles Borromeo Church  |  The Reception: Dayton Art Institute

The Couple: Fellow “Miami Mergers” and former Slow Idaho-dweller

The Vibe: Elegant + Timeless

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October 14, 2014

big day dancing shoes

As somebody with a bit of a shoe addiction–just ask my parents who helped me unload boxes upon boxes of shoes upon moving to Charleston–it may seem shocking that I am 95% sure that I will not be purchasing a brand-new pair of shoes for my wedding day. My goal is to be comfortable by avoiding the dreaded blisters from breaking in a new pair of shoes, and if that means that my shoes may wind up having to be my “something old“–and/or something blue–so be it.

If I were to purchase myself a shiny new pair of shoes for my wedding day, though, these would all certainly be in the running…

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 10.03.56 PM1. Manola Blahnik  |  2. Manolo Blahnik  |  3. Rupert Sanderson

4. Kate Spade  |  5. Badgley Mischka  |  6. Valentino  |  7. Stuart Weitzman

 

September 10, 2014

big news!

It’s hard to believe that eight short years ago, Mike was just the cute boy in my Spanish class who I secretly hoped would be assigned my partner on a class project. Sure enough, as fate would have it–and I do believe it was fate–my Spanish class crush and I were paired up.

Two weeks ago, Mike and my dad went golfing. They had been meaning to play all summer so I didn’t think much of it until friends started buzzing. Post-golf outing, Mike sent a selfie of he and my dad–wearing two of the biggest smiles I had ever seen on either one of them. LIttle did I know what was behind those smiles…

Labor Day Weekend has always been one of my favorite weekends. Not only because it’s a long weekend, but the air is dry, the nights are crisp, and the water is always warm. My parents got married over Labor Day Weekend 36 years ago. Labor Day Weekend is also the reason Mike and I started speaking in the first place. He had overheard me telling a girl in our class that I was flying home for the long weekend–he’s a very good eavesdropper–and he asked me where home was. We soon discovered that my home and his home were nearly 700 miles from Miami’s beautiful campus in Oxford, Ohio; but a mere 50 miles from each other.

Fast forward eight Labor Day Weekends later and after a long dip in the warm Atlantic followed by a stroll hand in hand to one of Charleston’s deserted beaches, Mike got down on one knee and made it official. It was the perfect place and the perfect time, and now Labor Day Weekend will really, forever be my favorite.

July 7, 2014

keeping up with the joneses

The Location: Columbus, OH  |  The Date: June 28, 2014

The Ceremony: The First Congregational Church  |  The Reception: Hilton Columbus Downtown

The Couple: A fellow Slow Idahoan and her longtime boyfriend who won us all over freshman year

The Vibe: Glamour + Romance

June 20, 2014

10 years in the making

The Location: Burlington, VT |  The Date: June 14, 2014

The Ceremony: Rock Point Chapel  |  The Reception: The Ponds at Bolton Valley

The Couple: High school sweethearts whose love story kicked off 10 years ago

The Vibe: Woodsy + Whimsical

 

October 12, 2013

A Family Grows in Brooklyn

The Venue: MyMoon  |  The Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.  |  The Date: October 5, 2013

The Couple: Mike’s older brother, Matt, and his beautiful bride, Ashley

The Vibe: Shabby chic in the city