Month: October 2013
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just sayin’: our wedding brunch

now, i’m a little out of order, but here are some pictures and details from our wedding brunch. we had everyone over to my parents’ house and i’m so thankful we did it – we had a chance to really visit and talk with everyone!

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my bridal flowers, from christopher joseph designs in birmingham, made for a great centerpiece – and who doesn’t want to use them again?! i lovvvvvvved them.

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we placed ben’s boutonniere out as well (also by chris) i loved the colors.

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the leftover cups from our cereal bar at the wedding were great for coffee at the brunch!

 

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our cater, chef on call, brought amazing bloody mary mix – so of course we set-up a bar cart. my sister found this one on craig’s list last year and this was the perfect time to use it.

the pictures are from my grandparents’ and mom and dad’s wedding.

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the mini mr and mrs banner are reused from one of our cake toppers. and we had to have tito’s for our austin friends!

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the love letters are repurposed from a beauty baby shower we threw for one of my honorary bridesmaids – it’s my favorite paper source print!

 

a gift area was set-up, and we used the banner from the wedding shower my alabama pals hosted – it looked great with the living room colors.

 

 

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instead of a guest book we had a wishing tree. we stamped tags with our wedding logo. i’ll be sure to share pictures of that.

sunday after brunch was the perfect time to read through all the sweet wishes from our friends and family – tear.

 

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a big thanks to katie at wedding belles events for helping pull-off an amazing brunch after a longgggggg night!

i tried to do a good job of capturing the behind-the-scenes action at the wedding, i’ll be sure to share those too.

 

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i wore: a little tribal, wedding shower wear

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our friends in alabama hosted a cozy little get together for us the weekend we arrived.

i had been saving the dress for a shower – love the pattern.

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origins of the outfit: dress – bloomingdales (i forgot the brand!); shoes – modern vintage; arm stack – alex & ani, j crew, j crew; belt – club monaco

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just sayin’: another wedding sneak peek

i mean, i know it was my wedding and all, but i love how the pictures are coming out : )

 

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i decorated: the bridal luncheon for $150

ok, this is way overdue, but we’re finally back in la and hopefully back to a normal life!

the bridal luncheon

we decided to have my bridal luncheon at the westin in huntsville. the idea of having the lunch in a meeting room made me cringe. luckily, jennifer at the westin was willing to work with us, and didn’t think i was entirely crazy when i said i wanted to have it outside between the trees (and on what is normally used as a sidewalk).

we used 3 long tables and i made 3 smaller arrangements accented with 3 bud vases. my sister just bought the flowers from fresh market, and i assembled them in the kitchen.

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the spread at the westin:

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i bought the gold chevron table runner from paper source – you could not even tell that it was paper!

 

 

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the amazing staff at the westin helped us tie all the napkins with ribbon to bring it all together:

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we used a logo stamp throughout the wedding and attached them to the bridesmaids gifts as place cards:

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with all my ladies:

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with my bridesmaids:

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with my honorary bridesmaids:

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with my ‘moms’:

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with the hostesses (my mom and aunt bunny):

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my mom and my MoH (my sisters):

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and then my wedding planner – the amazing katie with wedding belles events

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it was so nice to have a little bit of time with the ladies i love before everything got crazy!

 

how we decorated for $150; cheap, but chic: the runner = $30; we made the tags = $5; the flowers =  $50; the vases were bought on sale at x-mas and from an outlet = $50; the bags = $10; the ribbon = $5

more wedding stuff to come throughout the week!

 

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just sayin’: a little sneak peak

our wedding photographers – glass jar – just posted a little wedding sneak peak!

can’t wait to share more.

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i wore: cupcake and lace

who doesn’t love a good girlie cupcake dress – in lace, that’s hot pink?

i do, and i found the perfect one for my bridal luncheon.

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next up – pics from my bridal luncheon!

origins of the outfit: dress – aqua (bloomies); shoes – j crew; arm stack – vintage + j crew

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i wore: for the marriage license…

it’s official – we’re hitched!

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i think that’s one of my favorites – sorry i’ve been away. i’ll start sharing all the dets; we’re currently honeymooning on the island of nevis, but i’m back to regular posting!

before the chapel comes the court house, i wanted to wear something cute and colorful. i love the flare and structure of this skirt.

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origins of the outfit: skirt – parker (last call); jacket – bar 111, macys; shoes – pour la victoire; armstack – j crew, alex and ani, j crew, j crew.

 

 

 

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