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A long overdue wedding post.

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This is about 4 months overdue – but better late than never.

Wanted to share just a few photos from the beautiful and incredibly fun wedding of Theresa and Will that we attended in October of 2013. The entire event took place at the Antrim 1844 – which is a wonderful old country mansion in the hillsides of Maryland. As the wedding party, we got to stay in the main house and it was so beautiful; like being in a movie. The beds were 4 poster with thick, soft mattresses, the ceilings were over 10 feet, the walls were covered with floral wallpaper, and all of the furniture was antique. The grounds were filled with flowers, beautiful fountains, and the greenest grass I’ve ever seen! It was a wonderful wedding, so much fun, and we were so glad to be a part of it.


getting ready

fall wedding colors

the grounds

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1 month.

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Well, it’s been one month.  One month since the Best. Day. Ever.  I’ve mentioned how amazing our whole weekend was to just about anyone who asks.  How loved we felt.  How honored we were to have so many people travel to celebrate with us.  I have so many favorite moments – from Jake leaning in and kissing me after I read my vows and everyone laughing (too early! not yet! ;), to my niece wandering in zig-zag lines down the (really long) aisle, to the wonderful words my new brother in law told me, to the sweetly protective words my (old) brother in law told to Jake, to seeing my dad speak so thoughtfully, the morning at the spa with my loves – there are so many more.

Sharing our photos was something I’ve been wanting to do.  While some feel very personal, and it felt strange to share, they read like a story.  I can feel the emotion in them.  And I wanted everyone to be able to see and feel the story.  Now, it would be impossible for me to post all of the photos I love.  Because there are HUNDREDS.  I’ve spent hours looking through them – and some that I LOVE were too big of a file size to post here.  I love photography, and I love our photographers.  So without further rambling, here is a sampling, our wedding story – in brief – captured by Becka and Nate Robinson.  Please enjoy.

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The Details!!!:

Location:  South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, Florida

Wedding Planners:  Jane Perry – my insanely creative mother and Jacquie Miller – my super talented sister – they rock!!!  They hand made almost every detail you see – from the lettered signs, to the light up Mr & Mrs marquee light, to the card box – along with the help of my crazy talented father Jim who did the heavy lifting and carpentry.  

Dress/Suit:  JCrew – Boston, MA and Washington, DC

Hair/Makeup:  Jamie Lyn Cintron – Ft. Myers, Florida

Officiant:  Dr. Michelle Rougeux – close family friend who became a notary to be able to marry us!

Flowers:  Babys breath, garden roses, succulents – Beth at Floral Artistry – Sannibel, Florida

Food:  Chef Seth Kondor – Captiva Island, Florida

Cupcakes:  Chocolate raspberry, coconut, carrot cake – Mason’s Bakery – Ft. Myers, Florida

DJ:  DJ Jim Gable of Stereophonic DJs – Ft. Myers, Florida

Beer:  Jai Alai IPA and Brown Ale – by Cigar City Brewing Co. – Tampa, Florida

Photographers:  By The Robinsons – Orlando, Florida

Favors:  Homebrew by Jake.  🙂

Martha’s Vineyard Wedding.

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Well, the wedding season continues for me.  It’s been, and continues to be, a busy, but spectacular summer and fall!  Wedding number 2 of 5 was two weeks ago in Chillmark, Martha’s Vineyard.  It was, let’s just say, a beautiful, home grown, organic, romantic, family and friend-centered affair.  The couple put all of their friends to work (which everyone happily obliged) to help create an intimate occasion that almost everyone could say they contributed to.  Jake and I created the labels for the wine the couple had made for the wedding.  It was a little stressful knowing that we were creating something that would be so front and center for Steph and Noah’s big day.  But this is a couple who is so laid back and warm, I know they would have been happy with whatever product we made.  I do love what we created for them, and I think they were happy as well.  wedding wine

wedding white

rindos red

The whole weekend was a super fun session with close friends we hadn’t seen in months – since leaving Boston.  We all rented a house – which was the strangest mix of kitschy-chic I’ve ever seen (and of course I took no photos somehow to document this – oops).

The night before the wedding was a pig roast.  Pretty damn cool.

pig roastObviously, there was fun in the pool – the location of the after-wedding party as well.


pool fun

The ocean, the hills, the perfect blue skies.  It was a beautiful weekend.

chillmark vineyardAnd of course, the wedding.  Tufik pensively going over his “marrying duties” in our glorious backyard.   He went on to do an amazing job as master of ceremonies.  🙂

getting readyThe reception cocktails were so yummy.  I must make them.

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The BMC reunion made this an especially memorable weekend. bmc reunion Congrats Steph and Noah.

steph and noah


A Coptic Wedding.

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I had the pleasure of being invited to a good friends wedding a couple of weeks ago.  She is Egyptian, and as an honor to her family, her and her groom participated in a Coptic wedding ceremony.   The Coptic Orthodox Church is the Christian faith of Egypt and the Middle East.   It was so interesting to see the ceremony which had elements that seemed very distinctly Arabic – the smoking incense from the swinging lanterns, yet seemed very Catholic at the same time.

I didn’t grow up formally following any religion.  And I’ve never regretted that.   But now, as I grow, and learn, and travel this great world, religion is something that is very intriguing to me.   It’s difficult for me to think of giving myself to something so intangible.  My type A, scientific-minded brain can’t wrap my head around the idea.  But I can see why people do.  And I find myself more and more curious about religion everyday.

I feel very lucky to have been able to been privy to this ceremony.  And to my wonderful, gracious, loving, kind friends Noah and Stephanie – congrats!  All the best to you.

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