Advice to my daughter

Greg, you’ve always been confident that you were the man for me. And over time I have seen in tangible ways how your love has healed, refreshed and restored me.

Your love is:
profound, life-changing, healthy, uplifting,
joyous, inspiring and intoxicating

and February 29th can’t come soon enough.


Advice to my daughter, Grace…. marry someone like your daddy.

The checklist:

Excerpt from-“My Little Book of Whether or Not He’s Worth It

My Little Book of Whether or Not He's Worth It... This is great.:

A man who makes me feel so excited, I can’t stop myself from
wanting more.
A man who doesn’t keep me guessing about his feelings and what he
A man who pursues me.
A man who sees me as the bright spot in his day.
A man who means it when he calls me baby.
A man who will forget about all the other things in his life before he
forgets about me.
A man who does what he says he’s going to do.
A man who doesn’t make me feel anxious, uneasy, or worse by being
in a relationship with him than I did being alone.

A man who makes an effort to be a peacemaker and bring harmony to
fights and disagreements.
A man who is not afraid of commitment and proud to call me his.
A man who makes being around him feel natural and easy.
A man who doesn’t suppress his feelings to look cool or appear
A man who never keeps me in the dark.
A man who never would do anything to compromise the integrity of our
relationship, or get anywhere close.
A man who can respectfully discuss issues without manipulation or
losing his temper.
A man who is strong and tough, but not a “bad boy.”

A man who doesn’t make me feel ashamed, needy or “unliberated” for
wanting marriage and a family.
A man with whom a relationship would bring me closer to my
aspirations for the future.
A man who makes me feel comfortable enough to bring up sensitive
A man who loves me enough to marry me in every time zone if that’s
what I wanted.
A man who doesn’t need forever to realize I’m the best thing that’s
ever happened to him.
A man who would move mountains to keep me.
A man who doesn’t like to be without me, instead of just not wanting
to be alone.

A man who allows me to love freely, without restrictions.
A man who doesn’t have to heal in the relationship, but has already
taken care of his past.
A man who makes it clear in his everyday actions that my happiness is
important to him.
A man who makes a constant attempt to love the people I hold dear,
and especially my family.
A man who does not engage in any activity to an extent in which I feel
A man who understands that there is no reason to yell at anyone ever,
unless for safety reasons.
A man who treats me just as perfectly in public and around his friends
as he does when we’re alone.
A man who treats me better than I feel I deserve.
A man who never belittles me to feel superior.
A man who goes out of his way to make sure I know my worth is
infinite, that I’m smart, valuable and deserving of everything I’ve ever
A man who hungers for information about me and doesn’t spend our
time solely talking about himself.
A man who has the ability and desire to provide.
A man who doesn’t make me feel like I have to give up anything
which I find to be essential for making life enjoyable.
A man who honors the woman I am and have the potential to

A man who will always want to protect me from things that frighten me.
A man who is nice to me all the time and who is clearly a good, kind,
loving person.
A man who makes me hope that my sisters and best friends can find
someone like him.
A man who believes in love the verb, not the noun.






Bridal Makeup- trial session

This was so fun!!!!!!!

Sephora is one of my favorite places to ‘hang out’ and coincidentally it was where I reconnected with Greg (my husband to be) a few years ago. I had my first Sephora makeover and was purchasing a few items, he was behind me in the line purchasing lipstick for his daughter Grace. I was a bit embarrassed about my striking look (aka raccoon eyes) but it didn’t stop us from chatting in the middle of the mall for what seemed like hours. Little did I know the next time I scheduled a make up session would be in planning for our wedding :):):)

For my bridal makeup, I want a soft look with blush tones. I brought a photo of what I had in mind and Kacie(MUA) was very accommodating and listened to my ideas.

I was very happy with the results..I might tone down the eyes just a bit.


Heart of Gold

Today I used some liquid guilding to transform a plastic heart (Found @Target) into a wedding accent.
It’s super easy to use, just be sure you’re in a well ventilated area. It dries almost instantly as well.

It’s so tempting not to dip everything in gold 😀



Our invitations are hankies! :)

One of the perks of having a small wedding is that you can include special details on a much smaller scale. For the invites we wanted to create a vintage-y, romantic look that would also be a keepsake for our parents. The idea of printing on cloth really appealed to me. Greg wears pink very well, I think it’s cute that he calls it ‘faded red.’ So I came up with the font layout on top of a ‘faded red’ hankie design, printed it on cotton, folded it handkerchief style, enclosed in a cardboard sleeve, and placed a kraft-colored heart seal on the back. It was meant to be a quick sample idea of what I had in my head, but we both liked how it turned out, we didn’t change a thing. So here they are:

( I excluded the date, time, place in these photos. They are located just below our names in the same font as above our names. It’s a square, cloth invite that I plan on framing)