Our Beginning…

Well here we are. The start of a blogger’s life. As I begin this blog, I keep looking at all the blogs I love and hoping that I can live up to their examples. This blog is going to focus on “real life.”

To me, “real life” focuses on family, food, style, and fun. Sam and my wedding focused on all of these things. We both always dreamed of an Autumn wedding, and that is exactly what we had…on a budget, but exactly what we wanted.

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Our Style: Sam and I both love the look of brown suits. In our search, we found these plaid taupe suits that perfectly reflect our style. They were also incredibly on sale!

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Our rings…like the rest of the world, we have fallen in love with rose gold. We found these beautiful rings online, for less than $200. They are displayed on a pine cone, one of many that were hand collected by one of our dear friends to be used in our wedding decor.

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Fun! We both love crazy socks, this fun pattern pulls in the orange hues that highlighted so much of our wedding decor. We also love paisley and gold, so these ties “suited” us perfectly. Our ties were also on a buy two get two free sale, so we ended up coming home with a couple others that we loved!

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These were the bubbles that our guests used for our send off. They are hanging on a cork board that we picked up for $8 and transformed with a few yards of burlap. The bubbles were a bargain from our favorite craft store, Michael’s. We decorated all 200 of them with Washi Tape while streaming “Downton Abbey” for our third time watching through the series, one of our favorites.

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Half of our centerpieces were these beautiful handmade creations. The jars were resurrected from the basement. We painted them all with Rustoleum Chalked paint. Sam and I both learned to be more “crafty” this summer.  Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, and the orange complemented our wedding colors perfectly.

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Our other centerpieces were these beautiful pumpkin bouquets. I originally saw this idea in Pinterest. My dad, ever the handyman, brought this idea of life.

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We had so much fun with our gorgeous wedding attendants. Three of our best friends, Megan, Marinna, and Lauran, and Sam’s youngest brother/my new  brother-in-law, Luke.

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So many of the flowers at The Oregon Garden complemented our colors perfectly!

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This fun creation was my mom’s handiwork!

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Our incredible minister and friend, Rev. Wendy Joy Woodworth. We were so blessed to learn and grow with her during the summer before our wedding.

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Sam and I with our good looking parents.

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Our incredible cake was EXACTLY what we wanted. We were thrilled with this artistic masterpiece created by our friend Laura Wilson of Cakes By Laura, LLC. From the beginning her gracious, fun-loving spirit told us she was the choice for us!

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Our wedding favors were these cute Sun Flower seed packets that we found on Etsy.

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Our guests’ fingerprints created the leaves on this beautiful tree.

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Our charming birch unity candle fit our rustic Autumn decor perfectly.

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Our gorgeous flowers turned out better than we could have ever expected. They are paper and came from the amazing Etsy shop, More Paper than Shoes.(https://www.etsy.com/shop/morepaperthanshoes)

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The first taste of our delicious cake!

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Our day ended with a few more intimate photos in the Wedding Garden at the Oregon Garden Resort, the beautiful setting for our wedding day.

 

 

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