June 15, 2010

real wedding : chelsey + ryan

You may have already seen this sweet couple over on Once Wed, but I thought I'd repost a few that show off the Oh My Deer goodies!

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Photography by Austin Gros

Ryan and Chelsey live here in Nashville, and because Nashville may as well be Mayberry, we've come to know one another over the past year or so. I was able to hand letter their beautiful marriage certificate, plus work up a couple hair fascinators and boutonnieres.

Blessings, Chelsey and Ryan!

June 7, 2010

happy anniversary to us

Two years ago today, the Petaja family of Tec and Chelsea was made.

These past two years have been blessed with the joy of each other, health, friends, a home, work, beauty and lots and lots of love.

What more could a girl ask for?

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All images by Jose Villa.

Also, while we're all being a little nostalgic, here's our wedding video, too.



Cinemetography: Mat Kearney

Who, by the way, was married two days ago at the very same location as Tec and me! It was such a sweet near-anniversary present to celebrate a new chapter of life with many of the same people we'd celebrated with two years ago. Blessings to you two newlyweds, Annie and Mat!

Music, in order of appearance: Amazing Grace, Sufjan Stevens
(I love you) For Sentimental Reasons, Nat King Cole
Let's Fall in Love, Ella Fitzgerald
Get Up, James Brown


PS--How was this two years ago?

June 4, 2010

farewell, old friend

Today was my last day of work at the Montessori school I've taught at for the past four years.

I'm leaving to do more of what I was created to do; to spend more time with those I was created to love. I am melancholy and excited, anxious and ready.

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The times, they are a-changin'.