August 31, 2010

away we go

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I'm sorry for the lack of posts and to be leaving you again... but Tec and I will be out of the country for the next few weeks. Tec has a few jobs in Nice so we're making a vacation out of it and exploring the French Riviera and parts of Tuscany and Florence.

Au revoir, mon cher!

Remember this post? That was when our ambitions were a bit more urban. Since then we've decided to go the scenic route instead. We're much more content driving down a coastline than on a city bus. But hopefully one day we'll have the opportunity to see these cities and take all of you up on your much appreciated suggestions!

All of these images are taken from Villa Fontelunga's website. It's one of the locations we'll be visiting while in Italy. Isn't it just dreamy?

August 11, 2010

real wedding : leah + jon

What a fun surprise to wake up this morning and see another wedding on Once Wed that I had a small part in with my paper goods!

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Leah and Jon had an adorable celebration styled by none other than my sweet friend Joy Thigpen. Who wouldn't want to be a witness and a guest at this kind of party? And get a load of the custom corn hole game, based off the invitation I created for their wedding! Oh... and that arbor! Joy repurposed old water bottles into those flowers! That girl is an bottomless bag full of tricks.

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For TONS of images and more about the day, head over to Once Wed today.

August 9, 2010

real wedding : kristine + bruce

Kristine and Bruce's marriage celebration is beyond lovely: they've got a great story, their wedding was gorgeous (styled by my girl Joy Thigpen), and I was fortunate enough to have my paper goods play a small role in the festivities.

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Isn't this venue, Barnsley Gardens, beyond dreamy? The college I attended was about a half hour from here and I have some great memories of trolling the grounds with girlfriends and saying of the exact spot Kristine and Bruce used as their reception site, "Now THIS would be the perfect spot for a wedding!"
I hope that picture made you laugh as hard as it made me laugh looking back on it. We thought we were so funny, posing like we were taking an Olan Mills shot...

For more images and for a sneak peak into their history, head over to Once Wed.
Photography by my man, Tec Petaja.

August 5, 2010

on a whim

Yesterday's high temperature was close to 100 degrees.
o n e h u n d r e d d e g r e e s
With the humidity factored in, the heat index was 115.

Yes. So to keep my mind and hands busy, I whipped up these little ladies. They're over in the shop now if you want to take one home with you.

chiffon, tulle and cotton fascinator
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cream chiffon and pearl headband on stretch gold sequin band
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rhinestone embellished headband on double stretch silver sequin band
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I hope the weather is more bearable where you are.
Who's ready for chilly nights and apple cider?

August 1, 2010

swiftly slipping sweltering summer

Though I'm not entirely sure where June went and how it's already August, I do know where Tec and I have gone to escape the heat. This summer has taken us to the city where the heat is on, the tip of the Mitten and back to the west coast a couple times over. Though we've still got a few more trips up our sleeves before fall brings the leaves to yellow, I thought I'd share what we've been doing that has kept us from our work and the humidity.

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All of these images were taken with my iPhone, using an ap called ShakeItPhoto.