This weekend a pretty amazing Newport wedding happened..
Come take a peek!!
Congrats Chris & Joanne!!
I've always loved that word " summering". I was chatting with a lady one day and she told me that her family " summered" in Newport. I thought it was fantastic that people still "summer". We "summered" for a week in New Jersey. Six Flags to be exact. The crappy weather brought no lines and cool weather.
It was fabulous!!!
I was honored to be asked to photograph Becca's surprise shower.
It was put together so beautifully by her friends and family.
Come take a peek!
Becca's bridesmaids made the BEST wine basket ever! I found the details on the Occasions website. You will love it as much as Becca did! Great job Bridesmaids!!!!
On a side note:
The Laporte's are extremely lucky that I didn't put this little guy in my bag and take off !!
Sooo.. you may recall my first wedding project. A cute spray painted journal
Well, the spray paint melted in my purse and would get on my wallet, my hands and quite frankly I ALWAYS smelled like spray paint fumes when I used it.
So we needed a new plan.
I decided on a small journal to jot down ideas and to keep in my purse. As well as a 3 ring binder. Weddings have LOTS of details and LOTS of paperwork which I found to be scattered everywhere in my office.
I love the fact that the binder has a pocket on the inside for the journal to slip into when not in use.
Inside I have dividers for :
Venue Info and Menu
Our Crew ( our awesome wedding vendors )
And the details ( all those small awesome things )
I feel a whole lot more organized and I don't have a lingering spray paint smell on me.
On a side note...
My little man saw me standing on the chair to take these photos, he rushed over and held the chair so that I wouldn't fall. My sweet boy.
This week Katie and Grace got into a little spat. I find at this point every summer, being together all the time gets a little complicated.
Needless to say, the argument occurred which ended up with Katie crying.
As we got in the car, I stated to Grace the common theme of " you wouldn't like to be treated this way would you? How would you like it if Katie spoke to you the way you are speaking to her?" This led to a 5 minute silence which ended in a heartfelt apology from Grace.
What Katie doesn't realize is that Grace is going through a lot right now, sometimes our actions are based on what is going on " behind the scenes" . I'm not saying that it gives one an excuse to lash out, but it doesn't help.
I thought I'd go a bit deeper with the apology when we got home.
I asked both of them to write 5 things they loved about their sister.
This can be the hardest thing to do when you are upset with someone. All that seems present is the bad. I truly feel that thinking of their best qualities helps you sort through the issue that you are temporarily dealing with at the moment.
After they exchanged their lists, there were smiles and the knowledge of a true apology.
Taking time to allow kindness to grow in every situation is always a good thing.
Weddings are stressful! That's the real reason we need our friends by our side.
You need them to help with choosing your dress and telling you honestly but kindly which dresses are not so " flattering". You also need the support of people to lean on during all the whirlwind things that happen planning a wedding.
So whether you call them your official bridal party or maybe you just want to tell your friends they are your entourage and that way they don't have to buy a dress and make toasts and such.. Either way, shower them with some love!
This past weekend I invited my entourage over to make them feel special. It was a total surprise and that makes it even more fun!
Each of them got a custom note, with a small bottle of prosecco. I added coral nail polish to hint at the accent color that will be in the wedding flowers.
We are looking at a black, coral and silver wedding people.
Remember to show your love to your crew throughout the wedding process. They are doing a whole lot of planning, invitation making, dress bustling, shower throwing and bathroom break helping. Let them know they are appreciated!
Our weekend was full of Summer goodness.
It all started out playing volleyball in the yard and the kids camping on the deck.
Saturday brought a secret boudoir shoot and a wonderful surprise bridal shower for Becca.
Rounds of Scattergories..
Plus, some surprise goodies for my bridal entourage.
( You can find out more on these little gifts on an upcoming Wedding Wednesday)
Happy Monday everyone!!!!
The Summer schedule is just taking over a bit more than I can tackle.
Enter a BlissfulComma R&R.
I'll see you all on the flipside of the weekend everyone.
In these four days, blog posts will be drafted, projects will be started and quite frankly I'll get myself out of the weeds and feeling all zen like.
See you on Monday everyone!!!!!! Enjoy the Super Summer weekend ahead!