This month Mike and I celebrate our one year wedding anniversary! One year feels like both a lifetime and the blink of an eye all wrapped into one. From planning our wedding to buying our first home, expanding the business and introducing new planning resources, it has been a really full year in some hard and beautiful ways. Today I’m giving you an honest look back on my own wedding day one year later.Read More
My life is a constant pull between city life and country fantasies. Having lived nearly my entire adult life in large cities, I'm so comfortable strolling down city blocks and hustling through train turnstiles. And yet, every free day I get, I find myself in the car driving out to the country to just feel like I can breathe again. The constant grass is always greener situation.
Some of my clients know immediately which feeling they want for their wedding, and others are right there in the same struggle of city lights over country charm.
So which one is more your style? City or Country?
This morning's Room to Wedding edition is inspired my a children's room! Yes, you read that correctly. A deeply fabulous children's room for sure! From the home of Christine Dovey, originally seen on Style Me Pretty Living, I loved the mix of subtle patter and texture and the soft pops of color.
A soft and romantic inspiration board for your Tuesday morning.
Touchable soft texture ties this look together with muted shades of blush and rose.
Cream, gold and wooden accents let the details shine through and keep everything cohesive.
Combine a dancer, a pilot and a one hundred year-old historic conservatory building and the wedding result is a little bit like magic. That was the feeling in the air on Jordan and Dan's August wedding day. Bringing together family and friends from across the country for a weekend-long celebration that culminated in a ceremony and a reception filled with music, dancing and touching toasts. And I can't even begin to describe how much I loved Jordan's blush and tulle dress!Read More
When you live in certain parts of the country (ahem, Chiberia), winter is inevitable. We say that we get use to it (do we say that?), but in all reality we live under three fleece blankets on our couches for four months and spend a lot of time checking the thermostat because it could not possibly be 68 degrees in this house right now!! And sometimes we wear hats to bed. Frolicking-in-the-snow totals approximately 6 days a year, and the rest of the time we're just trying not to fall in the street while walking through slushy, icy crosswalks.
Last year I had this revelation that I should try and stop hating winter. I drank hot cocoa well into March, upgraded my fleece to a plush down blanket and embraced winter as a season of rest. I read an impressive number of books, turned down most social obligations that required any kind of crosswalk traipsing and built the foundation for this business. Take that, Snowmageddon!
So if you're a winter bride, don't listen to the weather naysayers. A cozy, intimate celebration with a roaring fire, a signature hot toddy, and soft textures throughout your design will be unforgettable! And DON'T feel like you're only option is an icy-blue color palette. Winter neutrals are a gorgeous backdrop to the landscape and one of my favorite un-trends.