Friday, June 24, 2011
First of all, my apologies for soooo many photos (and not one turquoise house!!) We had over 1,300 photos from our incredible photographer Spencer Combs, so it was really hard to whittle it down to this many! I love them all!
So now on to the details: The turquoise bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dresses, and my wedding gown were all made by Diana Winget Olson, my talented dressmaker step-mother. It was so much fun designing them and picking out fabric! I loved every twirl-worthy second in mine!! The world's most awesome makeup artist Brett Dorrian was responsible for all of our hair and makeup. She is just the greatest, really went above and beyond for me that day. I know you're all in love with the peonies...aren't they breathtaking?? All of the floral arrangements were done by Ashley Fox Designs, the most helpful and talented (and sweetest) vendor we worked with. My good friend Nikki of Lovely Scribbles did the dazzling calligraphy for the place cards (as well as our invitations, bless her heart!) They were pieces of art! Oooh and I loved the way the table numbers turned out, created by Harmony Design on Etsy. My friend Kim Yeager of Lark Nest Design came up with the pom-pom idea, and helped us hang them all up! They were so fun and everyone loved them. My beautiful pearl necklace and earrings were designed by Jen of JWP Jewelry Designs and birdcage veil by Ann Leslie Designs. Wish I could wear them every day!! The service was held at Lakewood Memorial Chapel (did you see all the mosaic?!? Jaw-dropping.) in Minneapolis. We were lucky to have Pastor Diane Roth come in to officiate the service from my family's long-time church...so very special for us! And lastly, we chose classical guitarist Joel Shapira to play all of the music for the service, which was such a treat of its own! And oh boy, how could I almost forget this?! Chris spent HOURS finding the perfect socks and turquoise ties for the guys. We Love Colors and Savvi Formalwear ended up having exactly what we wanted!
Our reception was so fun!! It was held on the banks of Mississippi River across from downtown Minneapolis at the Saint Anthony Main Event Centre, which used to be an old mattress factory. Chris and I loved the exposed bricks, all the big windows and exposed beams. Our awesome DJ, Nate from Instant Request, brought in turquoise mood lighting which really made a big impact (for not a lot of money...we liked that!) The event was catered by 3 Sons Signature Cuisine and seriously, they had the best food ever in addition to first-class service...I still hear about it from so many people. They baked that glorious cake as well (it was super yummy too!) and Ashley decorated it with her flowers. I wish I could have it sitting around my house because it was one of my favorite things about the wedding. See how the pleating on it kind of matches my dress?? Love that! Oh and my adorable robe, I LOVE that robe and still wear it all the time...it is by Plum Pretty Sugar. And I can't forget those stellar shoes by Steve Madden (that I only only managed to wear until dinner).
Phew! I hope that didn't bore you to tears! Our wedding day was honestly the best, most happiest day of my life, and I think the photos really reflect the energy and love Chris and I felt. The last two months have been so great, I just love being married to him. I couldn't be happier! Oh wait, our new puppy is almost house-trained! Ha!
And with that, I hope you all have a wonderful SUMMER weekend!!! Enjoy it!
Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The D.C. apartment belonging to designer Sara Tuttle and photographed by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg is eclectic and fresh, but it was her feminine bedroom that stole my heart with its pops of pinks amidst all the pretty blues. And to be honest, that fluffy cutie didn't hurt either! You definitely need to head over to High Gloss to see the rest of her fabulous home!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
If there is one showhouse I wish I could have toured, it would be Elle Decor's. As you already know, I was head over heels for the guestroom in the home, but the kitchen and sunny breakfast nook designed by Palmer Weiss are incredibly breathtaking as well. The curtain fabric (Quadrille Palampore Stripe in Multi Blues on Cream) is just so so pretty, and looks amazing with those yellow chairs. The Ann Sacks backsplash is downright droolworthy too! Read more about the showhouse here, and for more delicious designs by Palmer Weiss, check out her website!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
One of my most favorite spaces ever is this Southern Living Idea House that I featured a couple years back. All that orange and aqua...be still my heart! I was excited to discover a few different photos of the home in the portfolio of Tracery Interiors. The beach-side home is so light and airy, the cheery colors and fun patterns are just the icing on the cake. I can imagine this space being perfect for family gatherings. What kids wouldn't enjoy bedtime when they're tucked away in their own private bunk?! Read all about about the home and see even more images here, and for questions about anything you see, check out the resources...it lists everything! (Don't you love that?)