I am so incredibly excited to share this wedding with you all! I have been saving this beauty to kick off my first and very long wedding post of 2014, even though this wedding was indeed last year (still so strange to say). This was a special one for me for quite a few reasons, one of which includes a couple that I fell head over heels for… and a Vera that stole my heart.
Yesterday was my amazing husband’s birthday and I managed to convince him to take the day off from work. I had a few good surprises in store for him and I think I was more excited than him! I live for pulling fast ones on my man. ;)
If you know me, you know that I’m slightly obsessed with Anthropologie. Actually, I should say Anthropologie’s sale section, since 85% of their stuff is sort of totally out of my budget. Still, if I could, I’d gladly set up house there and live forever amongst their insanely gorgeous displays, wearing their fabulous clothes, reading their quirky style books, all while lighting their scented candles and lying on their soft sheets.
It’s here! We made it! I know it’s cliche to say, but I can’t believe this year is just about over. It’s been SUCH a beautiful year for our family, one that I feel undeserving of. There were so many highs and lows, tears and laughter, and great memories filled with adventures for us, both personally and professionally.
Merry Christmas Eve everyone! It’s no secret this time of year has always been my favorite. It’s the time of year we all come together with our family and friends to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. And between the Christmas music, the baking (left that up to my mom this year), all the gleaming light displays, and the Christmas trees in windows, I just can’t get enough. Tomorrow is officially Christmas and even though I always feel like it comes too quickly, this time, I want to cry at the thought of the end of Christmas songs and holiday decor. I’m so not ready. Remember when you were a kid and Christmas took its sweet time to get here? Whatever happened to that feeling?
Last year for Christmas, we had a new little baby that wasn’t quite sitting up on his own, was more interested in eating his presents than playing with them, and drooling up a storm as he’d stare at our tree. Gosh, I miss that drool. He made things so much more exciting and suddenly everything revolved around Emerson.
Is there anything better than a stunning couple kissed in a warm pink sunset on a cool December evening? When my good friend, Persida, came up with an idea for an anniversary photoshoot with her handsome husband, two things immediately came to mind: “heck yes!!!” and “you still fit in your wedding dress?”. No worries friends, I only voiced the first, since, well… look at her. I know I’ve said this before, but my friends are the prettiest on the planet. I can’t even believe I get to work and play with them.
One of my favorite things to see is a groom’s face when he sees his bride walk down the aisle. Whether a first look is involved or not, there is something so incredible and romantic about that walk.
Happy December!! I cannot believe Thanksgiving has come and gone already. But what I really can’t believe is that I’m still working on leftovers… leftover pie that is. Pumpkin, walnut, berry, apple, you name it, I’ll eat it.
What better way to officially start the weekend than with a wedding as lovely as this? Michelle & Jonny were married in Chicago this past summer and though it feels like just yesterday, I’m sure the cooler temperatures have them dreaming of weather as perfect as they had that day. Besides the warmth of the day, there was an even warmer blanket of love covering them from every direction. Michelle wanted Jonny to see her for the first time on the lawn of the home she grew up in. As her family looked on from the front door and through the windows, I could literally feel their hearts growing with happiness. There is a respect that Jonny has for his wife that was so beautiful to see… a deep admiration and a love to be desired by all.
These two have a very special place in my heart and if I tried to tell you just how special, my words would fall short… and I’d get all emotional about it, too. Ugh, girls. I’ve been on a beautiful journey with Anca & Jonny as we have some legit history together—history that makes me count my blessings and swells my heart THIS BIG.