Thursday, August 30, 2012

Don't watch me dancing

dress: vintage | shoes & headband: ModCloth

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the beautiful wedding of my friends Sam and Brittany. The day was almost unbearably sweltering, but even though I was a little bit under the weather, it was impossible to be too miserable because there was so much joy everywhere! Part of that, I think, had to do with the setting of the reception. Sam's aunt owns a bed-and-breakfast in a rural area of town I had never been to, and it was idyllic beyond words. I must have commented on the beauty about a hundred times. But really: there were old barns, rolling hills, an orchard...more picturesque spots than I could possibly count. It was such a joyful day!

I was happy, too, for an opportunity to wear this dress; it's too fancy for everyday wear, so I have to snag every chance I get. About halfway through the reception, I turned to Chris all dreamily, and said "I'm pretty sure this is my favorite vintage dress." Although he loves this dress too, he looked at me a little bit skeptically. Perhaps because I've said the exact same thing to him about three other vintage dresses...

Life has been moving so fast lately; would you believe that I actually forgot that this is a holiday weekend? What a lovely surprise...I've been so busy at work. Not that I'm complaining. The project I'm working on is actually really awesome, and the old adage "time flies when you're having fun" is really proving to be true. I'm doing all the photography and graphic design for a book our company is getting published, and I've never enjoyed anything at work more than this. It's funny; I decided not to study graphic design in college because I knew the market was flooded, and then I fell into a graphic design job anyway. Now I just need to stop neglecting the design of my poor little blog!

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty psyched for fall. Have I said that ten times already? I don't care. I'm going to enjoy this weekend - basically, the last weekend of summer - and then I want everything to taste like apples and pumpkins...

Have a great Labor Day weekend, everyone!


  1. Oh this is a wonderful little place to get married by! I especially love that second picture and am so glad that you enjoy your work so much! Most don't and its oh so special when you do!

  2. another beautiful set of photos! love the blue dress, your simple jewelry, the beautiful background.

  3. Love love love the dress and shoes. You look great!

  4. Soooooooo pretty. You're making me want to dye my hair red!Rx

  5. I love your blog more and more with every post :)

  6. this is another gorgeous dress. You really have a lovely collection of vintage dresses. Hope you get more chances to wear them out :)

  7. Your photos are stunning, hun. You are so pretty. :) And I love that dress on you. Amazing! :) Hope you're having a great day.

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  8. You look amazing. That dress is so pretty, and I love the color! <3 Hope you're having a great holiday weekend. I'm right there with you, all I want to do is decorate with pumpkins and drink apple cider. I'm really happy that fall is almost here! :)
    xo Mandy

  9. These pictures are gorgeous and so are you! The blue color of your dress looks wonderful on you. It's just so pretty. A great choice to wear to a wedding!