Flower Girls and Floral Headbands

Categories Fashion

Our flower girl was four years old at the time.  She was sooo cute~ but in a mood.  She wanted to accompany my Dad and I down the aisle, holding my hand.  I’m not sure she would have tolerated a floral headband.  But, if you can get your flower girl to wear one…  how fairy tale, renaissance precious it would be.

source: Wedding Channel

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Beautiful Shots from Around the Web

Categories Inspiration

It’s time once again to celebrate the fabulous photography I’ve seen around the web this week.   There is so much unique talent; I could literally spend my entire day exploring and scouring blogs for more, more more!

So, without further ado… Via Pink Galoshes, allow me to introduce NYC photojournalist Agaton Strom.


I’m enthralled by the softness… playfulness… and the intimacy of the above photo and the expression of a thousand words in the beautiful bride below. Stunning.

And, from Jared Wilson Photography…  Loving this adorable couple having the funnest fun in their engagement shots in the snow, while it’s snowing.  Yikes!  Look how deep the snow is!

And, via Snippet and Ink, these outstanding shots from One Love Photo.

A stolen moment in the garden….  Earthy and romantic.  LOVE IT!  I’m also LOVING those blue shoes!

And how about this lil cutie pie who’s definitely got her dancing shoes on?

and finally, from Jenna Walker Photography… This bride is radiant!  And, wow wow, what a church! Do I spy Honeycomb cereal at the candy bar…? Perfect.

Do something nice for yourself and spend some quality time checking out the rest of these real weddings on their blogs.  It’s time well spent! Each talent and style so distinct…

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know you were here!

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Vintage Romance

Categories Inspiration + Romance

Meet my paternal GREAT grandparents… David and Ida on their wedding day waaaay back on December 31st in 1907.  David, a musician was born and raised in Minnesota and Ida, a school teacher came over from Sweden.  Interestingly, Ida’s sister~ Anna was married to David’s brother~ Perry.

Sometimes, when I look at old photographs, it’s hard for me to imagine there was any romance at all going on.  Smiles are rarely captured and well, they usually just look uncomfortable.

But, there’s something sassy about the way Ida has her elbow propped on David.

I am privileged to have in my possession, Ida’s diary and a collection of her favorite poetry.  Her words, prayers, sentiments and poems (her seemingly favorite poet~ Edgar Guest) grace every page of her poorly bound books, filled with beautiful words on parched, brittle paper.  Many poems are in Swedish but I know they speak of grace, kindness, hope, wisdom, humor, family, romance, true love…

Here’s a cute poem she pasted in

Anticipation

Just a little more powder

To touch my smiling face,

A tiny dash of perfume

And then my dress of lace.

There now, I’m already;

I’ll turn the lights down dim.

Happiest moments of my life,

“Fixing up” for Him!

Here is a poem that Ida wrote.

What is love?

Not the selfish passion that demands everything and gives nothing.  Love is of the spirit, not the body.  Love believes no evil of the loved one, is quick to forgive, ever ready and happy to serve, not blind to imperfections but understanding them and sympathizing.  Love sees deeper than the surface and reads the soul.  Love is of God. His glorious gift to His children.

I love and am so grateful for these old, precious books… Through them, I am able to glimpse inside my great grandmother’s heart.  I just know we would have gotten on fabulously.

How do you maintain a loving partnership?

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What Would You Do?

Categories Resources

Have you ever seen something so outrageous, you don’t know whether to laugh or cry?  Watch this video and tell us what your Plan B would be~ if this happened at your wedding.

How did you react to this video?

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