What a week! Being back in my hometown means I don’t have to hop on a plane to see friends and family, and it also means I get to meet up with some awesome folks that until now I’ve only ever known through the interwebs. This week I had dinner with Meg (twice!), hung out at Jordan‘s craft night, and got snacks with Caroline and Daniel from Tinywater. And I’ve got lots more dates planned in the coming weeks (like a donut date with Anne).

And now, some links…

Wall of flowers.

Lady in red, via seesaw.

Fab wedding style.

I’d like to lounge around in this.

Touching story about the kindness of strangers.

Pretty Jackie with sassy short hair and a fabulous dress.

Sign painters.

It’s always sunny everywhere.

These invites are going straight into my inspiration files.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Still working on this one…

Check out my guest post on Unruly Things.

I have so many blank books in my life, and I’m not sure I’ll ever get through them all, but I think I need to add this inspiration pad to the stack.

The entire wedding party wore Toms.

Have a wonderful weekend, dear readers!

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I just love the venue where Megan and Eric held their March wedding, the Farmers Market building in Oklahoma City. Says Megan, “We didn’t really want the whole traditional wedding in a big fancy church. I really wanted something rustic and vintage with a lot of natural elements, and the OKC Farmers Market was absolutely perfect for this. It’s big and old, with a lot of worn down areas that just add romance and character. The lighting at night is absolutely amazing, and there’s a view of downtown behind the stage.”

From Megan: Eric and I decided to see each other before the ceremony, and I am SO glad we did this. It helped calm both of our nerves and we didn’t want our guests to wait a long time for us to take pictures in between the ceremony and reception. Also, I’m glad that Eric got to see me in my dress before all of our guests did.

My favorite moment was communion with Eric. It was literally the only moment where I felt like it was JUST us. It was such an intimate moment and I feel like I fell even more in love with him during it.

My sister, mom and I collected candles and glass candle holders in a variety of sizes, tied them with ribbon and twine, and lined the windowsills with them.

Photography: Josh McCullock

Venue: Farmers Public Market in Oklahoma City

Bride’s dress: Maggie Sottero

Groom’s suit: Men’s Wearhouse

Music: DJ Pro Oklahoma

Congratulations Megan and Eric! Check out more from their wedding day over at the slideshow here on Josh McCullock’s website.

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Today, Gabrielle and Kevin’s dreamy wedding by the sea from the ever-talented Elizabeth Messina and wedding planner Lisa Gorjestani.

Hair and makeup by Torsten Witte for Margaret Maldonado Agency.

Pots of fresh lavender lined the aisle, which was blanketed with pale pink rose petals. Gabrielle’s favorite part of the day? “Walking back down the aisle as husband and wife, as the string quartet played Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The violinist played his violin like a ukelele, so it sounded like Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version.”

For dessert, guests enjoyed tiers of vanilla cupcakes with candied lavender.

Gabrielle designs clothing for a stylish maternity line, so it only made sense that she would customize her own wedding dress. She wore a vintage number that she re-designed, updating the neckline and altering the skirt so that she could remove the bottom tiers and have a short dress for dancing.

Venue: Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA

Photography: Elizabeth Messina

Planner: Lisa Gorjestani from Details Event Planning

Bride’s shoes: Christian Louboutin

Earrings / bracelet: Maria Elena

String quartet: Supernova

Flowers: Floral Art

Cupcakes: Susie Cakes

Gabrielle and Kevin’s beautiful wedding is the featured as the cover story in the current issue of Australia’s Wedding Style Guide – if you’re stateside, check out their digital magazine for more pics and details.

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