Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Luke’s aunts were kind enough to throw me a bridal shower on April 2 in Chicago. My mom flew in from Massachusetts and we had a blast touring around the city with Luke’s Mom and Dad. Check us out at “the bean”:
The shower was tons of fun and included Luke’s family, aunts, cousins and some friends. They certainly showered us with a myriad of gifts. I wanted to do something creative for a thank you card. Since Luke didn’t come along on the trip I thought it would be fun to send custom photo’s with Luke and I, a thank you sign and the gift they gave us. We had a blast going through the list and setting up the shots:
I had all of the pictures printed and then wrote a thank you on the back of each.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I hand-embroidered them each a handkerchief with their monograms. They came out really cute!
And here are the lovely ladies that made it all happen - thank you!!!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Watch the YouTube clip Here
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Last May, when Luke’s mom Anita and my mom were both in town, we opened the box. It’s a beautiful gown with a delicate lace overlay and long train. The dress fit perfectly but their were a few alterations I wanted to make - turtleneck and long sleeves weren’t going to work for me. Fortunately, my Aunt in Massachusetts owns a tailoring shop and volunteered to help.
I fell in love with the final dress and felt beautiful when I wore it. If I was in a store and saw it, I probably would have purchased the same dress!
Me and Mom:
Of course we had to do a re-enactment of my parents wedding photo:
Sunday, June 12, 2011
All of the Groomsmen were traveling quite far to attend so we didn’t want them to have to lug a rented suit around with them. Luke and I decided to purchase the main parts of the outfit. So we went shopping and came back with a nice button down dress shirt, blue striped tie and grey v-neck sweater. All they had to do was wear their own black pants and black shoes.
I wrapped their outfits up in cute little packages using PSA Essential Stamps:They all looked very handsome on the big day! I must say that Groomsmen are KEY elements to a smooth wedding. I didn’t know this ahead of time but these are the people that can get the “man-work” done during the day-of and help with moving chairs/tables during the event. Luke is a lucky man to have these guys in his life, they are all amazing!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
First, I added almonds, extra virgin olive oil, parmesan cheese and a clove of garlic to the food processor and created a paste:
Next, the basil went in with some salt and pepper:
So for dinner I made pesto chicken quesdillas! Yum!