July 12, 2010

real wedding : annie + mat

Boy-oh-boy.

Just over a month ago, two sweet friends, Mat and Annie, were married at the same location as Tec and I were, almost two years to the date! (Mat was the kind gentleman that filmed our Super8 wedding video, too!) The celebration was joyous and lovely and sweltering hot. Three cheers for hot-hot-hot June in the South!

Mat and Annie were sweet enough to let me play with the flowers for the decor, the boutonnieres and the bouquets. (All flowers were purchased from Import Flowers here in Nashville.) Annie also wore one of my veils, and its been a while since I've seen Miss Maude look as lovely as it does on this beautiful bride.

Mosey on over to Once Wed to see LOTS more from this wedding; it's being featured on the site today. Blessings, Mat and Annie! Love!

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Photography, care of my handsome husband, Tec Petaja.

July 4, 2010

seven / four / two thousand ten

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMURICUH!
That's how you say America if you're from my neck of the woods.

I hope all of you residing state-side celebrate it with cold drinks and hot dogs, sprinklers and sparklers, friends and family.

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These images are from our time spent up in Traverse City, Michigan during the Fourth of '08. The image on the left is from the Blue Angel's show. Incredible.
They're oldies but they're some of my favorites.