Bridal bouquet by Fleur, photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie

I had to start this post with just the most beautiful cascading bouquet, captured by Olivia Leigh Weddings.  This wedding, teamed with Estera Events, is such a perfect mix of a wild, overgrown garden in the center of history.  Taking place at the Chicago Cultural Center, I can't stop looking at the photos.  And Sarah Drake's gorgeous paper products are a wonderful, ethereal touch to the details of the day!  Oh, and let's not forget the beautiful copper vessels from Refind Joy!!

Congratulations to Emily & Angelo!!











We are so fortunate that this lovely little engagement session was featured not once, but twice!  Elizabeth Anne Designs, admittedly one of my very favorite wedding blogs, shared  Simply Jessie's photos.  I highly encourage you to peek at EAD, as it's filled with inspiration, wonderful DIY projects and so much beauty.

Sarah Drake Design worked on this shoot with us. So I was thinking. With valentine's day just around the corner, sometimes it's difficult to find that perfect little gift for him. Their monogram collection might be something to consider.  A lovely set of handkerchiefs?  Just a little thought.

Whoever stole my cc #, you're goin' DOWN.

Mentally tonight I am somewhere between here:

and here:

It's only Wednesday and I'm experiencing some craziness this week.  Mercury is in retrograde.  That makes sense because I was a victim of skimming scam with a debit card.  And well, a LOT of money later I'm still arguing with the bank about it.  Another trip tomorrow.

Despite that crap, this weekend I helped style a really great photo shoot.  There will be some details about that tomorrow, but as always, I love working with Simply Jessie and thoroughly enjoyed the work of Sarah Drake Design, as well.

And tomorrow I am finishing up all my estimates from last week.  And working on my least favorite part of the job: Accounting.  Seriously.  It sucks.  As well as I am hoping to clean my closet and organize the pile of clothes on the floor.  An ex once told me that I live like a gypsy when it comes to my clothes, and sadly it's true.  Hangers are over rated.

Once all this holiday business at work is over, I am going to pick up some new ink pens.  I miss drawing pretty things like plums and figs.

Tomorrow be prepared for some amazing photos.  You love snow.  And the color yellow.  And peonies.

And now I'm taking a break.  It's 9pm and I want to read.

Ready for an early day tomorrow!!!