Category Archives: Weddings

Black Beans & Roses Finale






  Anna’s dried bridal bouquet… and one-month anniversary.      

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Black Beans & Roses






As Anna prepared to depart for her honeymoon, she voiced a request in a manner moms know all too well… With a lilt in her voice, and a broad smile that revealed her delightful dimples, she cheerfully asked “Can you … Continue reading

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Takeout Boxes






Brides in the mid 70’s had basically two options for wedding favors: Jordon Almonds, candy coated almonds in a variety of “baby pastel” colors–or groom’s cake, a fruitcake concoction I barely recall. The world of wedding favors today is limited … Continue reading

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Black-Belt Anime






Cute, cute, cute… the best way to describe the precious gift Anna and Will received from her friend Lexy. Celebrating their Taekwon Do journey with a touch of whimsy, Lexy created two black-belt anime characters that eventually made their way … Continue reading

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Going To The Chapel…






The simple sweetness of a wedding planned in short order led me to recollect a song that seemed to capture such an event. “Going to the Chapel” may seem silly on the surface but I like what it represents. Love … Continue reading

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Laundry Room Hide & Seek






After enduring multiple unsuccessful trips to various shopping malls in the Portland area, I happened upon a most delightful find in my very own “back yard.” My heart surged with hope upon spotting a pair of seemingly abandoned dress pants … Continue reading

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Blush Pink & Pearls






            Words aren’t always necessary…

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All Girls Are Princesses






My sweet Anna has a particular fondness for shoes… all shoes… and spiked high heels most of all. Searching for the perfect pair to go with her wedding dress perpetually led her to sassy, sophisticated, and costly sandals rather than the … Continue reading

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“Mother of the Bride” Dress Safari






For me, the most painful part of the wedding process when a grown son or daughter marries has to be the selection of the “Mother of the Bride” dress. I am fully aware guests’ eyes are focused on the bride, … Continue reading

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A Wedding In Six Weeks






The simple days of a young man and his true love making the decision to marry in short order, thus resulting in a gathering of family and friends at the local church seem but a memory of a bygone era. … Continue reading

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