Marriage & Family

Living, Marriage & Family / April 26, 2017

Our DIY-Inspired Wedding at the Tidewater Inn

This post is a bit overdue, but I’m so excited to finally share more of our beautiful wedding photos and details.  JC and I tied the knot last July at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Maryland.  It meant so much to us to celebrate in the company of our closest family and friends, and it is such a gift to be able to look back through our photos and relive the day.Neither of us wanted a big, formal wedding.  Our planning mantra from the outset was “no stress”, and we tried to keep the process as fun as possible for us and everyone involved.  We also decided early on that we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our personal values and interests – less about tradition and more about us, complete with nerdy details and perfectly imperfect DIY touches.**Photos by Katy Rose Photography (Secondary Photography: Becca…

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Living, Marriage & Family / April 26, 2017

Our Wedding Video: The Book of Love

Happy Friday!  Today, I am incredibly excited to share our wedding highlight video created by the talented Elias Muhammad at Advocate Media.  We hadn’t discussed hiring a videographer in the months leading up to our big day.  By happy coincidence, JC met Elias and had the foresight (albeit somewhat delayed!) to book him only a few days before our wedding.  I’m so happy he did!  The day was such a whirlwind, and it is a gift to have the ability to relive the big moments and take in the details.The song featured in the video, Peter Gabriel’s The Book of Love, holds sentimental value for us, and I can’t think of a better song to capture the feeling of our relationship and wedding day.  Here is one of my favorite verses, though reading it without the gorgeous melody loses a little in translation:The book…

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Living, Marriage & Family / April 26, 2017

It’s Official – We’re Married!

Happy Friday!  After taking a hiatus from working on the blog, I’m back with some happy news to share…I got married!JC and I tied the knot on July 2nd at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Maryland.  We are now officially husband and wife, which feels equal parts weird and wonderful to say.  Our wedding day was just what we wanted – a fun, sentimental celebration with our closest family and friends.  I’ll be sharing the details along with our “official” wedding photos and video as soon as they are finalized.  (I’m waiting patiently, promise).   I’ll also be posting a review of our honeymoon stay at the all-inclusive Zoetry Agua Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  SPOILER ALERT: it was amazing.Now that we’re home, I’m focused on settling back into my daily routine, cleaning up the house in the aftermath of the…

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Living, Marriage & Family / April 26, 2017

Bridal Shoes & Our Not-So Shotgun Wedding

My fiancé, JC, loves to tell people that we’re having a shotgun wedding…minus the unplanned pregnancy.A little backstory?  After getting engaged last June, we casually discussed our thoughts on a wedding but held off making any plans in favor of enjoying month after month of blissfully stress-free engaged life.  Nine months into our engagement, I happened across a venue I liked and noticed they had some dates still available in 2016.  Flash forward a week, and we had booked our wedding venue and set our wedding date for July 2nd…as in less than four short months away!  GULP.  Call it an act of bold, can-do decision making or blind, dumb optimism, but when we asked each other if we (a couple of notorious procrastinators) could pull off all of the planning, budgeting, and logistics in that short amount of time, the answer was yes…

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