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The Knot

While planning our wedding last year, I spent hours and hours (actually days and days) on TheKnot.com being inspired by the dresses, flowers, colors, cakes, venues and more available on their website. Along with my online endeavors, I poured through multiple magazines, immersing myself in all things weddings – I just couldn’t get enough, and to this day I still spend many of my mornings looking at the latest wedding blogs to see what is up and coming in the world of weddings. One of my most favorite parts of a wedding are (of course) the paper details. Whether it be the invitations, save-the-dates, menus, escort cords, table numbers or programs, I LOVE seeing all the beautiful ways that brides and grooms use paper to enhance the beauty of their weddings.

A few weeks after our wedding last August, my wedding photographer Becky Young and I sent in some photographs to The Knot. Throughout the planning process, I had dreamed of my wedding one day appearing on a wedding blog, or in a bridal magazine, or even if I was very lucky on TheKnot.com. To my surprise and total excitement, I got all 3 of my wishes! One by one I got messages from Becky and my amazing floral designer Cori Cook telling me a few of the places our wedding was being featured including Style Me Pretty. The biggest surprise of all came when I received an email from the editor of The Knot Magazine stating that they wanted to use our wedding in the “Just Married” section of an upcoming issue! My excitement continued as I read further along in the email and realized that we would also be making it onto their website….that same website I had spent all of those many hours scanning through. I was practically jumping up and down as I screamed to Adam to come and read the email to double check that I wasn’t daydreaming.

Well, it wasn’t a dream and I am so excited to share that Adam and I’s little wedding is being featured in the Fall/Winter 2010 edition of The Knot Colorado Magazine (pg. 39), as well as on The Knot.com! I can’t believe the day has finally arrived, and even when I received our copy on our doorstep a few weeks ago I had to literally pinch myself!

Included in this post are some of my favorite photographs from our day. I’ve included some of the “paper” details from our wedding as well; which, by the way, would not have come to fruition without the help of my amazing mom – thanks mom!

I can’t believe it has been almost a year since I said “I do” to my very best friend and the best guy I have ever met. I consider myself amazingly lucky everyday to have found a man that supports me in every way that a person deserves to be supported – I love you Adam!

My mom and I created the escort cards incorporating vintage buttons that belonged to my grandmother. We also included her antique wooden spools by wrapping them in lace and placing the assortment on distressed (by my mom) spool racks. We finished the look by adding pearls.

I just had to have vintage blue mason jars in our wedding and through the help of my loving friends and family, and hours and hours of antique shopping, I was able to have various sizes of these beautiful jars throughout the ceremony and reception sites.

The ceremony programs also included hand painted doves and our initials on the back.

I wanted to include some pictures from our amazing engagement photo shoot with Becky into the wedding day details. I found an adorable journal of recycled paper with a stamp of the Eiffel Tower on the front, which we used  as our guest book. I tied gorgeous blue and light green ribbon around the seam and attached 3×5 photos on various pages throughout the journal leaving blank pages for our guests to sign.

Couldn’t resist showing another pic…my most favorite detail of the day.

One of my bridesmaids, Ellen, and I hand painted my table numbers. I wanted french details to be included throughout the day, so I decided to include the french wording of each corresponding table number.

Thanks to the help of my Mom and sisters, these adorable jars came to life and were given to our guests as favors.

Our gorgeous venue.

I placed vintage frames, passed down from family members, on our cocktail tables, including more of our engagement photos in them. My mom created the square table cloths using an amazing navy and white damask print I found. Each of the 5 cocktail tables had a different yellow vase and flower.

Using tiny clothespins and yellow ribbon we strung various baby pictures of both Adam and myself in the cocktail area. I attached navy and canary yellow cardstock to the backs of the photos to carry along our color scheme.

One of the two types of centerpieces created by Cori. She is so stellar at what she does! I told her what I was envisioning and without hesitation she created the floral arrangements of my dreams.

Thanks for taking a look at our special day!

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Girls Night In

I love any night when I can just sit and relax with girlfriends, veg out, and talk until we can’t keep our eyes open any longer.  It just never seems to happen enough, and when it does there are always stinky boys around to ruin all the fun!

So, I decided a few months ago that I wanted to have a great group of gals over for a night of just girl time. I kicked Adam out of the house (not really, he went to hang out with Kadi’s husband Bryan for a poker night) and invited my best buddies in Seattle to come over for a “Girls Night In” sleepover at my house last night. It was so much fun! We drank cosmos, flipped through tabloid magazines, listened to 80’s classics, and watched “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” with Sarah Jessica Parker – total 80’s teen movie that I had never seen before….so good! It all brought me right back to those years of slumber parties as a kid, minus the cosmopolitans of course! I’ve included some pictures of the goodie bags I sent the girls home with this morning, because what’s a slumber party with out goodie bags, right?!

After plopping myself down on the couch this morning after the girls left, I thought about when Adam and I first moved to Seattle. I didn’t know anyone except Rachel (my buddy from nursing school and the maid of honor in my wedding last August) and now I have an AMAZING group of girls whom I’ve become so close with. Over the years I’ve met them through either work, mutual friends, or Adam’s best buddy Lars.  I am so lucky to have Kadi, Esther, Emma, Rachel, Alison, Alexis and Hadley in my life and I want to thank you girls so much for spending a night at my place, and giving me that reminder of how truly lucky I am to know each one of you! I love you girls!


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Pepperoni and Olives

If you don’t like pizza raise your hand….what??!!! No seriously, I have NEVER met a soul who doesn’t love a good old slice of pizza or wouldn’t at least eat a slice if it was offered to them.

Pizza is amazing. Absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. When Adam and I were on our honeymoon in Italy last summer we got to indulge in some of the most fantastic pizza I have ever tasted, while in Venice. One slice of this scrumptious, gooey, yummy smelling (and tasting) delight was as large as a whole pizza here in the states….it was HUGE!!! And did I mention…AWESOME?!!!

Lucky for me I’m married to man who cannot get enough pizza, EVER. He is nearly begging me every night to have nothing other than “pizza for dinner”. This man is also obsessed with playing games…ya know, board games. So I decided what better way to spend time with great friends and also make my hubby REALLY, REALLY happy than to have a good ol’ pizza party/game night!

We did just that last night. We invited the Anderson clan over and had a blast playing games and eating…you guessed it…pizza!! The Andersons have truly become our family away from home and we love them so much. Bill and Krista actually took Adam in like a stray puppy during his time studying for the bar and he couldn’t have been more grateful. Lars was the best man in our wedding and his sister Kadi has become one of my most favorite people in Seattle.

I wanted our “pizza party” to feel like one of those fun parties I went to as a kid, so I ended the night with “goodie bags”/party favors complete with a pizza gift tag!  Here’s a few pics of the favors I created for our guests and a snapshot of the amazing pizza we ate in Italy…yummy!

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