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I’ll be out of the office until next Wednesday doing a wedding and visiting family in FL, but take care of the blog while I’m gone with all of your comment love.  We have some killer posts set up while I’m gone. I promise to share pics from the wedding when I return.  I’ll be working with a really fun team this weekend including {Cook Images} and {KH Floral}.  You can follow my week ahead on Twitter.

The {Hello!Lucky Contest} winner will be announced in the next couple days.  Sorry for the suspense!  We will post the winner ASAP.

 

OK, forgive the gushing that follows, people.  I am just feeling the love right now!  On a personal note, after seeing the ABC Diane Sawyer special on Randy Pausch, I will be shutting off the computer for most of the week to spend some time with family.  My 90 year-old grandmother, my mother and I will be spending some girls-only time together sans my dad.  My father (in his mid-seventies) is taking the ultimate adventure trip with my brother for the next 8 days.  This is such a significant trip for them that I am tearing up as I type this.  My brother broke his spine 3 years ago in a snowboarding accident and was unable to walk.  By the grace of God, he is almost completely healed now and has taken on intense long-distance biking.  Just him being able to walk amazes me daily, but in the last year he has gone back to the site of his accident at Vail….  zoomed right past it on his snowboard in fact!  And now, he and my 70something year old dad are spending the week in Alaska hiking, dog sledding, salmon fishing (a life-long dream of my father’s), camping, and to top it all off biking near 150 miles together through some of the most beautiful terrain on the planet.  My dad (who has had two knee surgeries this year) started training for this trip a couple months ago with daily 20 mile rides and double on the weekends.  My mom says, “he could have worse hobbies.”  Ha!  I agree, mom.  Dad and Stephen, I am so proud of you both.  I feel so blessed to have such an inspiring pair of men to call family.  I hope this week fulfills your dreams and you wake up every morning invigorated.  I can’t wait to hear all about your Alaskan adventures!

Have a great week everyone!  

 

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  1. avatar Lauren- Sweet Magnolia reply

    I got very emotional myself as I was reading this! I nearly lost my mother a few years ago to an accident that could have broken her neck, and I get so caught up in the daily grind of things that I take her for granted sometimes. Thank you for reminding me what family is all about. Good luck and can’t wait to see the wedding post!

  2. avatar Dynamite Weddings reply

    Now, I’m tearing up! Thanks for sharing this inspirational story. Appreciate all the time you have and congrats to your whole family for their amazing recoveries and accomplishments! Bravo!

  3. avatar cyndi reply

    Awesome story and I so appreciate you sharing it with all of your readers. I’ve been in awe of this blog for awhile now but haven’t told you. Today seemed like the perfect time to let you know how much I enjoy reading it!

  4. avatar Rick Bucich reply

    I see the word "inspirational" is already taken, but my sentiments exactly so I’ll use it anyway. Enjoy the time away.

  5. avatar DrewB reply

    What an awesome story! Your brother sounds like a very courageous person! Good for them for following their dreams!

  6. avatar Rebekah at Elizabeth Anne Designs reply

    I know I’m late to post, but this is fabulous. So awesome to hear about your brother.

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Chenin Boutwell is one of my favorite photographers and such a successful wedding pro.  Fly over to the Boutwell Studio {BLOG} for more of Jennifer + Michael’s stunning celebration.  This color combo is divine.  I love the little red butterflies tucked into surprising places!   It creates a delightful element of magic and fantasy.  Thank you, Chenin, for sharing these lovely details with us!  For more of her work, visit the {Boutwell Studio} main site. Coordination: {Joyful Weddings and Events}, Floral Design {Flower Allie Weddings}, Linens: Fusion Linens {Fusion Linens}, Stationary: Serendipity Designs {Serendipity Designs}, Cake: Great Dane Bakery {Great Dane Bakery}

Enjoy~

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  1. avatar Cathy and David – Photographers reply

    teal and red… very nice. :) inspirational even! :-D Chenin rocks btw, and so do these photos.

  2. avatar Vanessa *markessaxo* reply

    I Love all the little details and the way every ties together!

  3. avatar Kellie Kano reply

    Omigosh! These are my kids studio wall colors! Great combo! :)

  4. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  5. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  6. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  7. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  8. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  9. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  10. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  11. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  12. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  13. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  14. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  15. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  16. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  17. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  18. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  19. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  20. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  21. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  22. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  23. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  24. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  25. avatar joyful weddings & events reply

    Thank you so much for featuring Jennifer & Michael’s wedding! It was so fun & unique- I wish I could relive the entire wedding over again.

  26. avatar holly hatam reply

    I think red and aqua is my favourite color combo. And I just love the sprinkle of butterflies..so romantic and fairytale like!

  27. avatar Rick Bucich reply

    I love their non-traditional approach to wedding colors and the photography is fantastic. Matching the roses with the invitations is a nice touch and well thought out.

  28. avatar Heather at Outstanding Occasions reply

    Stunning wedding! I love the pattern that was incorporated into the centerpieces and candles.

  29. avatar Serendipity Design reply

    Jen and Mike were a pleasure to work. Their wedding was beautiful!I was so lucky to be part of their wedding!

  30. avatar Cards de Luxe reply

    It was a pleasure to work on Jen and Mike’s wedding invitation. I’m so happy to see their wedding featured with such lovely details and photos.

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This wedding is a personal favorite of mine.  {Anne Ruthmann} has a way of capturing spectacularly simple moments, warmth and such lovely details.  Isn’t this wedding just dreamy?  I love Lauren’s getaway dress!  Be sure to check out Anne’s {BLOG} for more from Lauren + Eric’s fabulous wedding. Thank you Anne for sharing these amazing photos with us. Enjoy~

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  1. avatar Rebekah at Elizabeth Anne Designs reply

    Could that bride be any lovelier? Wow!

  2. avatar Melissa reply

    I love the last picture!

  3. avatar Heather at Outstanding Occasions reply

    Just beautiful! I love Anne. She photographed my sister’s wedding and did an amazing job. She is so sweet too! Love her!

  4. avatar Cathy and David – Photographers reply

    Yay for Anne!!!! :-D We love her work!!!

  5. avatar Parris Whittingham – New York Wedding Photographer reply

    Wow! I love the colors. The shot of the flower girls is classic. So cute. The wider angle of the house and the linear line of people leading up to it is very well executed. SW does a great job of displaying photos on the blog. I love it!Peace,Parris

  6. avatar Melanie Watson reply

    Aww… what a beautiful wedding. I love Anne’s work… she is such a fantastic photographer and adorable on top of that. I’m so glad you featured her. :)

  7. avatar amy reply

    What a beautiful dress…does anyone know who the designer is?

  8. avatar Lauren reply

    The dress was part of Vera Wang’s 07 collection!

  9. avatar Anne reply

    Thank you so much for sharing my work with your readers!

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