this perfect little white dress by melissa sweet just set
the tone for the sweetest country rehearsal dinner…..

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the cocktail dress was a perfect match for these stuart weitzman peep toe pumps….

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this rehearsal dinner celebration took place on the couple’s farm & was simply beautiful

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the bride to be wore a stunning head piece made by the talented LEAH C

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the birdcage veil literally had a bird on it….it was stunning & complemented the melissa sweet
cocktail dress perfectly….its amazing how a beautiful dress can set the tone for an entire party.

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the simplest gestures mean the most….

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in my humble opinion….all any of us want is love…true love…sweet & unselfish….especially when times are hard….a smile…a hug…the simplest gesture can change your whole attitude….sometimes my husband will pick flowers & have my children hand them to me….it makes my heart melt….and i think maybe it works in reverse…. that we can change the way others feel with simple gestures kindness….so perhaps we can teach men in our lives how to love us….by loving them….so give your smiles….and your affection….and pick a flower for someone you love…..xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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A Drop of Pleasure on Paper

it is with great pleasure that i share with you the beautiful creations of dewdrop designsdew1

gillian dewberry is the artistic visionary behind dewdrop designs & her innovative & handcrafted books are absolutely beautiful….she uses beautiful leathers & rich papers for her creations….they are not only lovely to look at but also wonderful to hold….a perfect journal…or guest book….or gift…

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and for the more artistically inclined…these books would make wonderful wedding scrap books or photo albums….i used to make books by hand & know how much work goes into each one…these albums are truly a labor of love….so unique…i love them….which is why i am so happy to announce that i will be giving the book pictured below to one lucky girl….simply write a comment telling us what you would do with the handmade book…..a winner will be picked in the next few weeks…..

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take some time & check out dewdrop designs adorable site….xoxo

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mindy weiss is such a wonderful event planner…and also such a sweet & thoughtful person…she put together this lovely tea party…it was a celebration full of whimsy, vintage hats & fabulous details…..tea1the happy couple danced in the garden and dined on mini sandwiches & cookies….and hot tea…..
tea3mindy weiss created a day  inspired by lewis carroll’s “alice in wonderland”….it was truly magical….tea4each table was unique….the colors were lovely and fresh….there were little tea sandwiches & sweets for everyone…and beautiful coasters with vintage “alice in wonderland” drawings….and a collection of antique clocks keeping time…..this lovely tea party set the tone for the truly unbelievable wedding that followed…..mindy weiss is an incredibly talented & an extraordinarily sweet person….xoxoxo
tea5let your dreams guide you & your celebrations can be whatever you imagine…love is all you need….

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as summer approaches…i get a little happy feeling inside….i am so ready for the sun….for bare feet and beautiful moments….ladies, if you are getting married this time of year, you can let your hair down and be your beautiful natural self…there is so much amazing natural light when the sun sets late in the evening….which makes for relaxing afternoon nuptials and very lovely photographs….so have a happy june….may your days be full of smiles, evening sunlight and as ever….lot of kisses…xoxoxo

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most of you know how i adore viola from chewing the cud….i just had to show some more of her fantastic artistry….she is as clever as she is creative….check out her original cards….my favorite of her innovative cards are “i wheelie like you” and “let’s ketchup”…so lovely & sweet & original…..

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if you are in need of invitations, seriously clever cards or just a little inspiration visit chewing the cud

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xoxoxoxo

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Shall i compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely & more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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there are so many sweet moments in life worth celebrating…when me friend ulrica planned her son’s birthday party, i knew every detail would reflect her love for him & the simple sweet beauty of her swedish heritage…it was a lovely celebration…these images are a glimpse of ulrica’s amazing style….

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in between bites of scrumptious birthday cake made by perfect endings in napa valley….i took time to capture some of the details….it was a perfect relaxed birthday celebration….simply beautiful….

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as a mother, sometimes i love having a wedding cake maker create a cake for my little one’s birthdays…it takes a little pressure off me and makes a beautiful and delicious centerpiece….

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everything was so good…no one wanted to leave…ulrica’s home was full of warmth and sweetness….

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may your family celebrations be full of love & laughter & cake

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alas…its here…the lovely faery wedding…a beautiful dream…..

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the high priestess was the officiant & blessed the lovely faery nuptials…. 

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the nuptials took place in a forest clearing at the foot of the two most ancient trees

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the rings were miniature replicas of  a golden crown & were presented on a bed of moss

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an enchanted owl spent the day celebrating with the faeries

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the day was full of laughter & whispers…faery wings & imagination

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every detail was perfect…lost in a magic forrest of faery love & sacred vowes

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anything and everything is possible…let your dreams guide you towards your happiness

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 the sweetest kiss to seal the magic & beauty of the special day….xoxo

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all of this beauty, costumes, flowers & decor was created by
tricia fountaine…a visionay & a lover of all things faery…..

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