Drew and Missy had one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been able to attend. Not just the homemade vineyard wedding held at Naylor Wine Cellars, but the words spoken in the ceremony and the way they looked at each other when saying their vows. It was the most heartfelt and genuine commitments I have ever been witness to see.
Drew and my boyfriend grew up together so we knew that this was going to be a fun day for everyone. The weather was perfect, not too hot or cold, just overcast enough to provide some shade from the sun.
You know it’s going to be a great wedding when the bride calls and says she’s running late, but that everyone needs to grab a drink and relax. This was a wedding with no pressure, just the desire for everyone to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate.
When she arrived she was driven in on a beautiful vintage car. Both of her parents had the privilege of walking Missy down the isle. Instead of the traditional girls on one side, guys on the other, Drew and Missy wanted to have their siblings standing with them.
Missy owns her own design company Honeybee Studios and she created everything from the invitations to the signs, flowers & decor.
There was a very sweet theme of a doe and a buck throughout their wedding. Matchbooks and Tags had a ”share the love.” message across the paper goods.
There was much dancing and they had a dj spinning tracks as well as a live band for everyone to enjoy. Good Ship Photography did a wonderful job taking all the photographs.
Missy and drew have both been on a gluten free diet so they had a sweet cake made from a friend. The rest of the guests were able to enjoy a selection of cupcakes. If you want to see the rest of the photographs then head over to the gallery to see larger photos & some other details from this special day, (like the caricature artist, photo booth and more.) If you want to see the instagram photos I took from their homemade vineyard wedding find me @leemaemarie and search for the hashtag #riccajoneswedding2012 . I took a lot of detail photos of the crafts Missy worked on!
so… this whole website re-design is taking longer than we thought (just a couple hicups…)
This past weekend I was able to travel down to Nashville to help my friends Trent & Jordana celebrate! I just wanted to share with you some of the Instagram photos that I took, as well as some others from family & friends. Enjoy!
Hello my loyal readers. I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekends. :)
I tried doing some of the Egg decorating tips that I posted below on my 8 Unique Egg Decorating Ideas post.
I did some of the silk ones, as well as using some tape but then I dunked them into the colors. I really wanted to do the crayon one, but I thought it would get quite messy! :)
Here are a couple photos of the eggs I colored.
The first couple are from girls night coloring eggs.
The red ones turned out really cool!
The orange one on top is mine! my friends are so creative, I ended up copying their idea because the eggs were just turning out so cool.
I ended up getting bored and I saw the stickers and thought they would look festive for a little while til they came off. So i put the little egg stickers onto my pre-painted lavender fingernails. They worked out okay, until i handwashed some dishes the next day, then had to take it all off.
On Saturday I went over to my parents to decorate eggs with my little sister as well. This egg was my favorite that I colored while I was there.
We also half dipped eggs for everyone who was coming over for Easter dinner on Sunday to make name place cards. Here’s what they looked like. A mason jar filled with grass and candies placed onto, with the egg gently resting on top. I also thought it would be fun since my parents decided to go with clear plasticware for dinner, to put a little bit of Easter grass under each of the plates to give the table a pop of color!
Also, I have some big news. My new website layout will be up shortly! I just wanted to give fair warning about my site possibly being under a little construction for a few days. :) But I can’t wait for you guys to see the final results! I have a fabulous Dessert table to share with you as the first post on the re-designed LeeMaeMarie website & logo!
Tonight a few girlfriends of mine are getting together to decorate eggs. I figure since we’re all in our mid 20′s that it was time for something a little different besides just the solid colored eggs. Here are some ideas that I liked the best when I was searching other blogs. To find out how to create each be sure to click on either the link or the photo to get directions.
1. Silk dyed Eggs via Our Best Bites
This is great if your dad or grandpa has a bunch of old ties they never wear.
2. Washi Tape Eggs by Pure Joy Events via Ucreate
With this there is minimal clean up/ mess, great if you don’t have a lot of time to decorate but still wanted to create something fun!
Simple yet classy approach to a one color egg.
Beautiful in pastels, a very dainty approach, perfect for any springtime brunch decor.
If you have a flower garden and tend to press flowers this might be a great way to showcase some of the flowers from the previous spring!
6. DIY Robin's Egg via Abby Jenkins
I love the feel of natural sometimes, this way of decorating would be great for a rustic styled Easter.
7. Crayon Easter Eggs via NYC Taught Me
This technique of melting crayons on warm easter eggs looks like so much fun! I wonder what it would look like with a bunch of all the same color family. Various Shades of purples on one egg or maybe a bunch of blues. (do they have pastel crayons…that would be cool too!)
8. Neon Dipped Eggs via Oh Joy!
So simple yet creates such a statement! Even if you chose not to use neon colors, I think this would still turn out pretty cool.
If you have tried any of these ideas out I would love to see your results, or if you know of any other pretty cool ideas, send them my way!