The Reception

2012/01/18

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Wedding Week – The Reception: From what I’m told, a great time was had by all. Funny thing about your wedding, is you don’t remember much. I think that’s why a good photographer is worth every penny. Everything went by so fast, it has been nice to slowly go through and remember the little moments.

Food: Pig Roast by Albright Swine Farm, Charcuterie, Veggie & Fruit trays by the lovely Jessica French of Frenchie’s and Sidetrack, and most of all a fantastic array of rustic Italian dishes made with Michigan grown produce and locally made pasta crafted into masterpieces by the talented Julie Keller, who will soon be officially starting her catering company!

Desserts: Classic Sicilian desserts by Bommarito Bakery. Seriously, do you see those cannoli?

Drinks: Beer by Wolverine Brewing Co., Wine by Shady Lane Cellars, and Bubbly by L. Mawby – Hell yes Michigan!

photographs: Lovella Photography

The Wedding Party

2012/01/17

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Wedding Week: The Wedding Party & Us: So that last picture… best pose ever, right?

photography: Lovella Photography

I do!

2012/01/16

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Wedding Week is overflowing into this week with the ceremony. As you may recall, I had a hard time choosing an officiant, we went with the consensus and choose our friend. It was the right decision. Our ceremony was very simple and sweet, we each picked out a reading, and the music making it all very personal.

Processional Song: Band of Horses – For Annabelle

Bride & Father of the Bride Song: Aphex Twin – Avril 14th

Recessional Song: Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher

Getting Ready

2012/01/13

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Wedding Week Day 5 – Getting Ready: Boys vs Girls. We drank champagne and put on make-up. They drank beer and put on suspenders.

Bride Dress & Veil: Made by my dear friend Erin Murphy, soon you will be hearing more about this talented lady…

Bride Shoes: Loeffler Randall – I was obnoxiously excited about these shoes.

Groom Suit: J. Crew

Groom Shoes: Born

Bride Hair & Make-up: Me and my girl Joni. She does one helluva winged eyeliner.

Photographs: Lovella Photography

The Details

2012/01/13

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Wedding Week Day 4 – The Details: Everything was handmade, thrifted, borrowed, or sourced locally. It’s funny because a lot of people say no one will notice the little things. But I definitely did, I noticed everything done (or not done) that day. So many hands went into the production of our wedding, I was truly overwhelmed by the amount of time and work our friends and family put into everything. And I can’t leave out the wonderful Heyday Event Lab who gave us “day-of peace of mind” and more, Jamie and Terry seriously worked their butts off.

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Photographs: Lovella Photography

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The Scene

2012/01/11

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Wedding Week Day 3 – The Scene: Circle Pines Center, Delton, MI. When we envisioned our wedding, we pictured everything outdoors, all of our friends and family camping, and a pig roast. I really wanted to be able to control food and beverage and have a super laid back space. So we had a full wedding weekend at a co-op summer camp. Many of our friends and family stayed the whole weekend in the lodge, cabins, or tents. No driving, no bed time, bonfires, and lots of mosquitos. It was just what we wanted… minus the mosquitos.

Lovella Photography

The Engagement

2012/01/10

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Wedding Week Day 2 – The Engagement

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How We Met

2012/01/09

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For Day One of Wedding Week, I thought I would start at the beginning and share the long twisted tale of how Bub and I met…

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Wedding Week

2012/01/09

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At last, our wedding is making it on the blog! Stay tuned for pictures, details, and even how we met!

Sleep Better on Linen

2012/01/05

These linen sheets from Linoto look amazingly comfortable and they are made in New York. I want to make a better effort of getting quality products, preferably made in the USA, instead of just buying what’s on sale and having it not last… I think nice bedding would be a great place to start.

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