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My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality // Oscar Wilde

Tag: wedding

// Kelsey & Jacob.

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The night before, I had ever intention of telling the people who do not know Kelsey and Jacob very well my take on how they met and how their relationship has grown over the past five years. Of course, the tears took over, and I mostly rambled about coffee shops.

So here, for all of you, is what I saw of Kelsey and Jacob, before they dated, before they engaged, and now, before they were husband and wife–

I had a difficult time trying to decide what to say about Kelsey and Jacob. Part of me wanted to focus on my relationship with Kelsey, through the arguments over emptying the dishwasher, the hide-and-seek games that usually left us lost in the woods, the games we played that involved being too harsh on our Barbies and ended with “SURGERY! DOCTOR, WE MUST RE-ATTACH THE HEAD!” 

But I really had a hard time coming up with what to say about our adult lives that would be separate from Jacob. I remember when they first met–Kelsey rushed home and read out loud (mostly crying from laughter) the emails between she and a new customer at work. They were full of references and witty remarks, and Kelsey could not wait to respond.

And from that moment on, Jacob was a part of everything we did. He became just as much my friend as Kelsey’s. He would pick me up when I had a bad day and drive for hours. We would pick up coffee (which he apparently didn’t even like, but my sister and I have always loved), we would watch tv and look through magazines for hours, and we would talk about Kelsey. He was not shy about telling me that he knew he and Kelsey would be together some day. He knew that first day five years ago, and he’s known it all along.

Kelsey has always been my best friend. And over the years, Jacob has become one of my best friends. And I do not think that I could have let her go if that were not the case.

These are just the behind-the-scenes photos and the ones I took before the ceremony began. The photographer’s photos haven’t been posted yet, but I can’t wait to see them! If you have any questions about what products we used, let me know!

// petit fours & bridal bliss.

Heather Dasher, a family friend, hosted the most beautiful bridal shower for my older sister earlier this week. I was in charge of the games, so of course we made wedding dresses. Out of toilet paper. Project Runway, anyone?

Much to our dismay, the bride did not win the game! It was a tough call, but my mom’s team took the cake!
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Ninesday.

9. Quadron.

8. I WANT ALL OF THE LOST CRATES. FOODIE CRATES. STATIONERY CRATES. BETTER LIVING CRATES. ALL OF THE LOST CRATES. I like mail. Call me old-fashioned.

7.  This is at the top of my “I wish I could afford this” wish list, currently. I can think of at least 718615761571 outfits involving this one dress.

6. Well, isn’t this just the cutest blog you’ve ever seen? Upon a fold, you’ve captured me. Check out this embroidery post dedicated to Yumiko Arimoto. What a find.

5. Am I the only one who hadn’t heard of Julia Frakes until recently? This fashion show enthusiast is a writer/editor, has a degree in psychology, oh, and she models. I can’t decide what I am more impressed with–pulling off those shoes or those socks. Really, I’m probably most impressed with the combination. Let’s be real.

4. Check out this kitty love from The Small Object’s Flickr. My goodness. And while you’re at it, check out their blog. And this quilt. Dying to make one with a similar color palette. Sean thinks I should make some of these cooling neck scarves.

3. Salt Water Cure.

2. Here‘s a lovely Fashion Sketchpad. And a video tutorial to boot.

1. Oh Sully, this just might be one of my favorite photoshoots. Ever. Did I mention that I’m in love with all of your work? And also your horned lion branding?