Today is our third anniversary. Happy us! In years past, I’ve put a lot of thought into my gifts for Anthony, but this year I decided not to worry my self with gift giving because lets be real, Anthony could care less. I don’t mean that in a my husband isn’t sweet or romantic kind of way, but in a my husband is a man kind of way. It’s refreshing not having to fret over what to make, because gift giving is always a time consuming worry inducing thing with me. We decided last night that we’ll make some leather goods together this year together once things settle down. I like that idea much better! Tonight we’re having dinner at the little French bistro attached to The Green Building, which is where we got married. Then we’ll add another tally to this.
I didn’t think it was possible to love that man up there anymore than I do, but each year it just gets better and better. Love you boo. xx
This was such a fun book to sign! I had a hard time choosing from all the cute washi tapes so I left a couple of notes for the bride and groom!
From the Bride: I owe the guest book to Hannah. I knew I didn’t just want a book where people signed their names. I wanted advice and well wishes from our guests but didn’t know how I wanted it presented. Hannah came to me with the idea of people writing a little something and keeping it in place with different kinds of washi tape. I loved it! Simple yet full of character. Derek and I were able to read the entries a few nights after the wedding. We were laying in bed crying from laughing at some of the things people wrote! Other entries were sweet and thoughtful. We will cherish this book and the words written inside.
I’m so excited to share this photo with you! Leah took her footwear to another level! She was like a dainty fairy floating on air. It was ethereal!
From the Bride: Derek chose everything he wore and boy did he look guuuuud!
When it came to my footwear, I knew exactly what I wanted but was scared at first to tell anyone. People can be so judgey! Picking the right pair of shoes can be daunting. It seems like they can make or break the look. That’s why I opted for no shoes! However, I didn’t want to go completely barefoot.
Growing up, a particular story of my mother’s had always stuck with me. When she went to a school dance (in the 60’s) they were told they had to wear shoes the entire time. My mother instead, decided to make her own “shoes” out of trim.
I have always been a barefoot kind of gal so I couldn’t imagine wearing anything but my own two feet.
The trim we used for my “shoe” was from my grandmother’s craft box. My mother handmade the footwear and they even closed with a hook and eye!
They were the perfect addition to my wedding day look.
From the Mother of the Bride: So, the story on the “barefoot sandals”…back in the 60’s, at the summer dances, shoes were required. I had the idea to make sandals that looked like flowers that matched my dress. They were attached with elastic to my ankle and toe and no one could tell I was barefoot! I think it was more about accessorizing than about rebelling against the dress code, but it was definitely cool to get away with it!
Like Leah, I was always a barefoot kind of girl, and still am today! When Leah said she was going to be barefoot for her wedding, I thought to make her a pair of barefoot sandals. I found a small piece of silk flower trim in a box of vintage trims from her grandma, (which made them even more special). It was the perfect blush color and there was just enough to make the sandals. I used elastic thread to attach to the toe and a hook and eye to fasten them around her ankle. The perfect sandals for our barefoot bride!
photo by Todd Pellowe