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Are you ready to smile? Because these photos from Julie and Dan’s wedding are so full of joy and love and happiness (and smiles and hugs!) – they show exactly what matters most about a wedding day.

How amazing is Julie’s smile?!

Says Julie, “We did the traditional first dance and father-daughter dance, but for the mother-son dance Dan danced with his sister because his mother passed away five years ago. Dan’s dance with his sister was a very emotional moment, and it allowed us all time to quietly remember his mother.”

Julie shared some of the details about the day…

What’s the story behind the tractor?  When I was in grade school, my dad would wake me or my siblings up around 5:00AM to drive the tractor and flatbed through the fields as he and other farmhands picked corn. My father had asked me how I would like to get to the ceremony site, and I joked that he should polish up the old, red International tractor, knowing the tractor was no longer operable and 100 miles away. Ten minutes before the ceremony, he surprised me with a shiny, antique, red International tractor. He had posted an ad on Craigslist and had found one within a day – only in Ohio! Needless to say, I was overcome with emotions and laughter when I saw it sitting in the driveway.

What was your favorite part of the day?  My favorite part of the wedding was the ceremony. I felt more confident in that moment than any other time in my life. For someone who doesn’t like to be the center of attention, I felt surprisingly safe and loved with all of those eyes upon us. And of course, linking hands with my new husband completed the moment.

What is the best advice you received as a bride?  The best advice I received was to stop, take a step back and really take in the day. Several times throughout the ceremony and reception I remembered this. Those moments helped me appreciate everyone around us, and I was able to take mental photographs that I will always keep with me.



Photography: Summer Drew / Venue: Old Homestead Beach Park in Huron, Ohio / Bride’s dress: WToo by Watters / Groom’s suit: Jones New York / Flowers: Corsos


Congratulations Julie and Dan! And thank you to Summer Drew for sharing these photos!

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photo by Arthur Steel


Friends, what are you doing this weekend? I’m running out the door to catch a red-eye flight for our second wedding in Milwaukee this month, but I couldn’t leave without posting some awesome links for you! Have a wonderful weekend!


Tiny DIY tassels.

Love the detail on this table linen.

Beautiful plated food vignettes, via Oh Joy!

I think I need leopard print flats, specifically these by Loeffler Randall.

Vintage air mail envelopes.

How happy would you be if you came across one of these mysterious paper sculptures in the library?

Congrats to Ever After Honeymoons on the beautiful new blog!

Quite possibly the loveliest invitation suite from Rifle Paper Co.

Also, I’m working on a Pinterest board for a little boy who loves the color pink – do you have any pics I could add to it?

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Palette: faded indigo and french blue, nude chiffon, fuchsia lipgloss, gold leaf

Clockwise from top left: wallpaper photo by Laura Resen for Veranda magazine, photo by Juan Gatti for Vogue España, peach dahlia and rose bouquet by Saipua for Martha Stewart Weddings, antique Japanese fabric from Sri Threads via Style Court


I love powdery blues and pale petal pink together (with a little cream in there), and I think the pops of gold and fuchsia make it all extra romantic. For a more modern romantic take on a similar color scheme, check out Martha Stewart Weddings’ blue and nude “Perfect Palette.” How would you translate this color board into a wedding?

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