Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A few wedding photos too...

My friend since middle school, who is now the Orchestra Director in our hometown schools, played for us as a wedding gift.

Just married!

Bridal party

My family

I loved my bouquet

Small and intimate, 18 guests

First dance

Second reason you go cake tasting is to try your own cake b/c you don't get a chance to eat it the night of!

Our rings and my flowers

Flowers and shoes

Our guests
My dress and the cool hanger my sister bought me

So I loved my bouquet so much I went through a local company Freeze Frame to have my flowers professionally hydrated, dried and arranged into a display case. The colors are a little off, but that was expected. Haven't picked it up yet...been waiting since May! They are so busy it's like a 24 week turnaround!

Long time no blog!

Hope everyone has been well and had a smooth transition moving in to their new homes! We've been in our house for almost 6 months now, and it's been fabulous! We spent the summer organizing and prioritizing purchases to finish rooms. We still have a lot of progress to go, but I'm very happy with where we're at...not to mention stoked for the upcoming holidays and all the decorating we get to do :)

Other than that, we've stayed fairly busy-finally took our honeymoon to Gatlinburg (absolutely gorgeous), visited and hosted family and friends, and just enjoying life!

Thought I'd post some updated pictures to share-

Painted a blue accent wall in the bedroom

New living room furniture +console table that houses a few of our wedding photos.

New big screen tv and Richard not even watching!

Same blue accent wall in the basement-tried to be a little cohesive with the decor throughout the house with the blues and greens

Decorated for fall

Finally got storage racks for all our "extra" stuff in the basement. Best part is my new Christmas tree. I was a little excited when it was delivered (scary experience buying a tree online, but it's gorgeous and I would do it again in a heartbeat), hence it's put together and I started eyeballing some of my decor.

The most recent addition-Richard's new workspace. So much nicer compared to the little desk that barely held his monitors before. Eventually we're going to add a nice bookshelf, lateral file and maybe even a recliner...if he's lucky :)

A lot of our guests prefer to watch a movie or tv before going to bed in their own privacy, so we added our old living room tv to the larger of the guest bedrooms.

Finally got a bed for the guest bed #2. I'm excited our siblings don't have to sleep on the couch or an air mattress when they come to visit now. BTW if anyone is in the market for a decent bed at a great price, try! This bed doesn't come with the traditional boxspring, but rather a smart base. It lifts the bed off the floor 14", provides a lot of support and creates massive amounts of storage space underneath. Oh did I mention it's pretty comfy too? <3

Finally framed my treasured graduation gift from my old nursery school kids.

Decorated for fall again

I can't not have pumpkins, but I've had my fair share of sensory experiences with them at work, so I decided to go a none traditional route from carving and wrapped white lights around them. Look pretty cool driving by at night too.
One thing I don't have a picture of is the amazing storage/organization system we hung in the garage. I love that we can pull both cars (his a luxury size sedan and mine an SUV) in to the garage with space to walk around. Everything is up off the floor and easily accessible.

Anyways, hope you enjoy the update, and have a great HALLOWEEN!