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!!

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Brag

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!!!