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    Sweet & Simple Garden Party Wedding

    Sweet and Simple Garden Party Wedding | Amanda Watson Photography

    Big weddings, elaborate backdrops, crazy details – those are all great. But sometimes I just really love a sweet and simple wedding, and today’s garden party wedding is a breath of fresh air. From the bride’s fab retro style, to the simple DIY touches, it gets everything right. And best of all, it was totally and completely representative of the couple getting married.  Read More »

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    New York Vineyard Wedding

    New York Vineyard Wedding | Elizabeth Millay Photography

    After spending the long weekend with my sweetheart in Central Coast wine country, I’m in the mood for a vineyard wedding. And today’s New York vineyard wedding fits the bill perfectly. It has just the right amount of DIY, a fun atmosphere, lovely florals, and super pretty bridal attire. Oh, and a field of sunflowers.

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    Summer Signature Cocktail Recipe: Blueberry Lemonade Fizz from Valley & Co.

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee PhotographySummer weather has crept in around the Pacific Northwest. That can only mean one thing: cocktail time! This recipe is easy to make in a snap when guests show up for impromptu entertaining but would also make one pretty little signature drink at a wedding. Make them in batches in decorative glass pitchers!

    Valley & Co.’s Blueberry Lemonade Fizz

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee Photography

    For this cocktail you’ll need: 1 can San Pellegrino Limonata {you’ll need about a half for each drink} | 1 oz. good vodka {or light rum} for each drink | fresh blueberries | fresh mint | 1tsp. sugar

    Sprinkle a few blueberries into each bistro glass with sugar. Do a tiny bit of muddling.

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee Photography

    Pour your vodka into shot glasses for easy pouring and divide 1 oz. into each bistro glass.  Top with San Pellegrino Limonata {or a sparkling lemonade}

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee Photography

    Garnish with mint leaves. There you have them. Sweet, aren’t they?

    Blueberry lemonade fizz from Valley & Co. | Rippee Photography So, who’s making a batch of these bad boys tonight? Let me know what you think!

    Photo credit: Rippee Photography | recipe: Valley & Co. Lifestyle

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    {Real Wedding} Ginger & Chris: Pink DIY Wedding in Kansas by Amanda Perry

    Pink DIY Kansas wedding by Amanda Perry Photography
    Today’s wedding is a pretty, pink, all-DIY celebration.  The muted tones and frilly and lace details make this a feminine wedding sure to please all romantic brides.  If you love pink, this one’s for you!  Read More »
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    {Real Wedding} Cassie & Bennet: Intimate Backyard DIY Wedding + Carnival-Themed Reception (Part 1)

    whimsical pastel DIY wedding

    Happy Monday!  I know not everyone gets excited for Mondays, but I love them because I usually have a lovely wedding to share with you, and today I have one of my favorite weddings EVER.  It’s so fabulous and there are so many great details and images that I’m sharing it in two parts.  Today is the sweet and small backyard ceremony the couple had for just family and close friends, and tomorrow will be the fantastic carnival-themed reception with the best DIY details you’ve ever seen! Read More »

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    •  Today had some highs and some lows. It was way way way too hot to be this pregnant and it turns out that all the pressure and pain I'm feeling is not this baby's head peeking out yet (if I could see down there I would swear he would be looking back up at me), as there is no dilation happening so far. Upside, I saw Dave Grohl at my OB's office (with his pregnant wife, obvs) and he said hi and gave me a sympathetic smile. I almost peed my pants (more than usual) as I seriously love Dave Grohl. Also, this pretty pretty @doielounge robe showed up at my door and I can wait to treat myself to wearing it post-baby. Presents make me happy. So I think presents and Dave Grohl beat the heat and sealed cervix. For today... Side note: if you want to DIY a sequin hanger of your own, I shared a DIY for it a while back. Just search DIY sequin hanger on the blog (link in profile). It, and said robe, are both perfect for wedding photos, bridesmaid gifts, etc.
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