Monthly Archives: July 2009

Show Us Your Life — Wedding Party and Flowers

Sorry, I inadvertently took another blogging vacation again. But its summer. Summer is all about vacations.

I will resume with Cady posts as well as possibly our bathroom remodel on Monday. But today I’m going to participate in the weekly blog tour on Kelly’s Korner.

I got married April 16th, 2005. I knew I wanted a spring wedding. Tulips are my favorite flower. Pink is my favorite color. It just all seemed to make sense. I also wanted everything to look really classic. I didn’t want to look back on my wedding and see anything dated. So we kept it pretty simple.

Here is our wonderful wedding party

The girls:

I wanted to keep the girls in dresses that were simple and classic. I chose black with a pink sash in a very simple sihoulette. I kind of hoped they would possibly have the opportunity to wear them again. Not sure if they did, but hopefully.  The girls are Jenny, my MOH and best friend from college, Gallagher, my college roommate and good friend from high school, Megan, a good friend I met in college, and Lindsi, who is my best friend since Jr High.

The Boys

Jason had six groomsmen. Two were his roommates and teammates in college and four were good friends from high school. The groomsmen wore white shirts, black tuxes, black vests and ties. I wanted Jason to stand out a little so he wore black tux, black shirt and white vest and tie to match my dress.

One thing that was special to me is our friend, Scott, one of Jason’s college teammates, actually performed our ceremony. He was ordained online. It just made it that much more special that someone that we were both close to was able to play such a big role in our wedding day.

Easily the cutest member of our wedding party was Belle, my niece.

Here are just a few of my favorite wedding party photos

And these are my most favorite wedding pictures out of the hundreds I have. Jenny leaned over right before she went down the aisle and started saying such sweet things to me. I hadn’t cried ALL DAY until that moment. I could have killed her if it wasn’t such an awesome moment.

Pretty sure I’m yelling at her in this one

But she made sure all was well before I was sent down the aisle

Now for the flowers. Tulips are my favorite so it was just natural that they were what I used in my wedding.

The bridesmaids’ bouquets

My bouquet was just a bigger version. It was wrapped with a ribbon monogrammed with my new last initial and our wedding date. It was a affixed with an antique broach I borrowed from Jason’s grandmother as my something old and borrowed.

We actually didn’t use any flower to decorate our ceremony. White Christmas lights strung in the rafters and in ficus trees along with candlelight is really the only decoration we had. The room we got married in was pretty enough I thought.

We did have a petal toss as we did the recessional. I wanted a toss of some sort but I didn’t want it staged for pictures.

Possibly my favorite use of flowers for the whole wedding was for my cake. I saw this in a Martha Stewart wedding magazine long before I got engaged and just knew I had to have it.

Next week will be another wedding tour about wedding receptions. I’ll likely take part in that one too

All photos by Lena Marshall

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Show Us Your Life — Wedding Dress

Kelly’s Korner has a weekly thing where everyone posts pictures of a different theme. This week is it wedding dresses. I’ve never played before, but I’m joining in this week

I had found a dress that I thought was “THE ONE” but it was the first dress I tried on. My mom, knowing me the way she does, wanted me to try on others just to make sure. As usual, she was right. That was not the dress. This was. I just felt like a bride in it. (Photos by Lena Marshall)

And then, easily, my two favorites


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Walk a while in my shoes

She really did.

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The best part of baking…

is getting to lick the spoon/bowl.

Daddy made Mommy some brownies and Cady reaped the benefits.


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I thought I had a few more years…

until I saw this.

Doesn’t she look so grown up? What can I say? The girl knows how to accessorize.

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A morning at the museum

We took Cady downtown to the Children’s museum. They have an entire floor devoted solely to the 2 and under crowd. It was so nice to really be able to let her go and just stand back and observe for the most part. She had a blast.

She first checked out this cool little house

She decided she wanted to have a tea party

She was lucky enough to be able to have Nana as a guest

She found this neat door. She rang the doorbell and look at the cutie that happened to answer

She was so happy to see her that she gave her kisses

Cady got behind the wheel of a sweet ride

It was fully loaded

There was also a very colorful garden she got to visit

Cady thought the best thing was carrying balls back and forth from this blue bucket to the ball pit…. until this happened.

We definitely plant to go back several more times this summer. Its the perfect place to play on a hot day

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Just a reminder from Cady

to check out Mommy’s cooking blog, Cupcake Cooks, for some yummy recipes

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17 Months

Happy 17 months Cady Cupcake!

I cannot believe this girl is almost a year and a half. This week I have really started to realize what a little person she is. There isn’t an ounce of baby anymore. Its all little girl. Its very bittersweet. I love her little personality and how fun she is to interact with now. She, seriously, has the best sense of humor. But I miss having a cuddly little baby. She is far too busy for things like that now.

We have really been noticing her playing pretend lately. The other day she was in her playroom playing quietly. She came through the living room with a purpose. She went straight to “her cabinet” (my pots and pans). She didn’t look around. She just grabbed a plastic cutting board and headed straight back to her playroom. About 5 minutes later, she came back through and it put it right back. I really believe she specifically wanted my cutting board for whatever reason.

She still isn’t talking in actual words, but she is definitely on her way. She jabbers CONSTANTLY. Seriously, I know we are in for it when she does start talking because I’m pretty sure she will never stop. She still loves to be read to, but now she loves to read to Jason and I. Anything that has words she will read. It doesn’t matter that her book is usually upside down and the story goes “Da da da da,” it is riveting.

This 17 months has flown by. I can’t wait for the next 17 years.

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Potty Time

Sort of.

We are by no means potty training. Cady has used the potty one whole time. But she has informed us she wanted to use the potty 3 different times. Its a good start. She enjoyed a little reading material while on the potty.

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Wordless Wednesday

Melt. My. Heart.

One Year Ago Today: Happy 5 Months Cady!


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