Meet Amanda and Kyle.
They love vintage. They love handmade. They love fun.
I love all of the details and spunk of this wedding...making RED the perfect accent color! From the red tulle peeking out from under Amanda's dress to those quilted shoes (want!) to the stunning handmade paper flower bouquets to their sweet smiles and dramatic poses as husband and wife.
Wedding Details | Ceremony: Salem Lutheran Church, Sillwater | Reception: Lake Elmo Inn | Photographer: Day by Day Photography | Dress: Casablanca Bridal | Shoes: Hey Lady, Coco Puffs | Floral: Handmade
It's the most wonderful time of the year....
I am absolutely mad about March Madness and the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament! I think it represents one of the most true and exhilarating journeys to name a champion in all of sports. Love that the underdog has a fair chance to compete for the national title.
While I am a sports fan through and through, college basketball definitely owns a big part of my heart. Alum to a basketball dominate university, having worked for the Men's Basketball Coach as a student and member of the collegiate cheer squad, loving college basketball is naturally part of me (and one of the things that instantly connected my husband and I!)
Needless to say, every year I anxiously wait for March and the committee to announce the top 68 teams and the brackets for "The Big Dance" once all of the conference tournaments have ended. It has truly become a family affair as we all fill them out and place our bets and diligently highlight and X out the teams as each game wraps up. We long for our favorite teams to make it to a city near us for even Regional play and better yet, make it to the Final Four! (ahhh...remembering a last minute road trip to New Orleans 2003...so fun!)
So join the madness and print some brackets, make some unlikely predictions (even if it has to be by who has the coolest mascot, we don't judge!) and wear your team's colors proudly over the next few weeks on the road to Atlanta...and of course, Go Marquette!
I absolutely love discovering such a sweet and beautiful couple paired with charming details and personality to match!
Sarah of InFocus Images and Design captured this rural fete in Northwestern Minnesota, where Kelsey and Luke had one of the most adorable DIY-filled farm-chic celebrations. While Kelsey was the source of inspiration, knocking out all of the details was a year in the making and truly a family affair.
From the jewelry hand-crafted by her Aunt (I'm sweet on Kelsey's necklace!) - to the homemade jams and honey made with Grandma and mom - to the girls' hair styled by Kelsey's sister - and of course, all of the desserts made with love by some amazing women. It took a village!
Most significantly, the transformation of the historic, Coliseum on the Norman County Fairgrounds is off the hook - and without an ounce of tulle! The bunting, the lights, the wood panels. It's country chic at it's best!
Wedding Details | Church: Grace Lutheran, Ada, MN | Reception Venue: The Coliseum, Norma County Fairgrounds | Photographer: Sarah Tommedhal, InFocus Images & Design | Dress: Alan Evans Bridal | Jewelry: Kathy Dyrdahl, Kaidee's Things | Makeup: Callie Fredrickson, Cloud 9 Salon & Day Spa | Hair: Katie Chloupek, The Source Salon | Desserts: Tammy Erickson, Sue Merkens
An A-MAZING giveaway from Ki and The Junk Bonanza!
The Spring show (April 18-20, Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN) will feature The Wedding Lab, a lavish display of vintage-inspired wedding ideas brought to life from the pages of the inaugural issue of FMS Weddings (which is STUNNING mind you)! It will be beautifully staged and chock full of ideas and resources...and Heather from GetMarried on-site!
See our post from our day at the 2012 Junk Bonanza here. One of the must-do events of the year!
Good luck and can't wait to see you there...
Always searching for the Fountain of Youth, I LOVE to try beauty products...wandering Sephora, ULTA and the beauty counters of Nordstrom brings me pure joy. And now to get a box from Birchbox each month...what a magical thing!
While I do tend to product hop, here some of my faves that I don't steer too far from and are definitely share-worthy!
1. Kerastase Resistance Force Architect | 2. The Clarisonic Plus | 3. Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer | 4. Crest 3D Glamorous White Toothpaste | 5. Intellishade Broad-Sprectrum SPF 45 Anti-Aging Tinted Moisturizer by Revisions Skincare | 6. Marula Oil | 7. L'Homme Eau de Toilette Spray by Yves Saint Laurent | 8. RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner | 9. ColorScience Hydrating Setting Mist | 10. Oscar Blandi PRONTO Texture & Volume Spray | 11. The Blue Print Cleanse
I love them all!
And yes, #7 is correct. I do prefer to wear this men's cologne. It is the perfect fresh, clean scent on a girl! And while it was a bit challenging to choke down on the first day, after the 3-day Blue Print Cleanse, it was the closest I felt to a million bucks! (and worthy of it's own review...) But if you could get only one thing off this list, I say go for The Clarisonic Plus! It is face-saving at its best!
Good stuff! I would love to know your faves and if there is something I should try and consider adding to my list?!?