Monthly Archives: July 2012

One of the reasons I love featuring rehearsal dinners is that they’re inevitably more relaxed than weddings, and that laid back feeling is something I’d love to see at more wedding receptions! To inspire you today, Amory and Marc’s gorgeous August rehearsal dinner in Maine…

Amory shared some details about the day:  In planning our wedding, we thought most about our friends’ and family’s weekend in Maine, and giving them an experience that captured all that Maine offered. We couldn’t think of a more perfect place than my parents’ home to welcome everyone to Maine. Whenever we come home to visit my parents, my mom plans a huge dinner with a house full of friends and neighbors, a delicious meal, and cocktails overlooking the ocean in the fresh salt air. We tried to create this feeling for the rehearsal dinner – friends, family, lobster, BBQ, and (luckily) a beautiful Maine summer day.

I love these drink stirrers that Amory made with striped paper straws and Washi tape!

Guests could help themselves to fresh popcorn.

The dinner menu was printed directly on paper table runners: lobster, barbecue chicken, pulled pork, sausage, cole slaw, beans, sangria, wine, beer, and whoopie pies for dessert.

Sugar-lime cookies were packaged in blue striped bags so guests could enjoy them or take them home for later. Guests also enjoyed croquet and driving golf balls off the rocks.

Amory’s advice for other brides? “It’s going to be an amazing weekend, so don’t forget to look around and soak it all in.”

 

Vendors

Photography: Moss + Isaac / Tent: Sperry Tents / Amory’s dress: Mason by Michelle Mason / Marc’s attire: J.Crew / Table runners: Paulina Reyes / Wine glasses, napkins: IKEA / Barbecue: Harvey’s Sebago Lake Smokehouse / Lobster: Ready Seafood / Whoopie Pies: Amato’s

 

Congratulations Amory and Marc, and Happy Anniversary!

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This love shoot from Clary Pfeiffer is sure to brighten your Monday morning…

Something about this vintage station wagon just makes me smile!

Says the lovely bride-to-be, Meghan: “Josh and I met years ago and somehow, through many moves and miles traveled, we still found our way back to each other. I guess you could say it was meant to be. Josh and I met while working at the same company in Washington, D.C., but timing and other factors weren’t on our side. Soon after, I moved to Chicago and Josh moved to Denver, and thanks to each of us having blogs, we managed to peek into each other’s lives from time to time. Over a year later, I got an email from Josh out of the blue, which is still one of the sweetest I’ve ever received. And we’ve been by each other’s side ever since! After he moved to join me in southern Indiana, that is. It’s a good thing that traveling is our number one passion in life! We’re so excited for our intimate outdoor wedding celebration in September and even more excited for our honeymoon in Thailand over the New Year.”

Congratulations Meghan and Josh! And thank you to Clary Pfeiffer for sharing these lovely photos with us!

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Whoa friends! This week just flew by – can you believe it’s nearly August?! What are you up to this weekend? My hubby’s brother is coming to town for a visit, so we’ll be playing host for a few days – always fun to have an excuse to do some of our favorite things and eat at our favorite restaurants. What are your favorite visitor things to do in your home town?

Do you love food blogs as much as I do? Here’s a yummy new one, via simplesong.

BLT salad and teeny tiny BLTs.

Super inspired by these old school French menus.

Loving this sweet Delta wedding! (Thanks to Biz for bringing it to my attention.)

A retro state souvenir hankie would be a fun shower gift.

This enchanted forest party reminds me of Ariella and Meg’s fairyland flower girl shoot.

Love the packaging for Papadiablo Mezcal.

Super hero popsicles.

Beautiful flowers by Ariel Dearie!

I don’t really wear bracelets, but I’d wear this braided number, via Oh, Hello Friend.

Recently received a Swayspace LetterPress Kit in the mail, and let me tell you – letterpress is always better in person.

(Head’s up: if you have a problem with nudity, don’t click through. NSFW.) I think this plus-size naked campaign is all kinds of awesome, via Vogue.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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