Posts tagged ‘spring’

May 26, 2011

{Real Wedding}: Katy + Cooper

by Emily Grace
Katy and Cooper’s spring wedding was full of so many fabulous and handmade details. To put it most simply, it was a relaxing picnic that they had the chance to enjoy with about 200 of their closest friends and family. Their wedding was an eclectic mix of borrowed items, custom made details, help from the most amazing friends and family, and lots of purchases on Etsy. Katy even had special handkerchiefs embroidered for the moms and had them placed on the seats for the ceremony and served as a heartfelt surprise as they took their places.





Photography by Orlando Wedding Photographers Mike & Ann - Visual Storytellers


Everything about this wedding just makes you want to swoon. From the amazing love story of the couple (they met in pre-school!) to the flawless execution of every meaningful detail that made the day absolutely perfect. The wedding was held at the groom’s parents house on Lake Weir and the driveway was transformed into a stunning dining room under the stars and the beach was the perfect setting for bonfires (complete with s’mores) and dancing. The magical evening drew to a close with a sparkler exit and Katy and Cooper cruising away in a vintage Woodie. Perfection!


Thank you again Katy and Cooper for not only allowing me to be a part of your incredibly special day, but to help bring your beautiful vision to life. I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness.


So many thanks to the awesome team of vendors that made this day happen.


Venders who made things happen!
Photography: Mike & Ann–Visual Storytellers l Event Coordination: Emily Grace Design l Florist: Lili’s Flowers l Hair and Makeup: LA Williams/Sands Salon l Invitations: Oh My Deer Handmades l Caligraphy: Abany Tschupp, “Brown Linen & Co.” l Caterer: Mojo Grill l Linen’s and Rentals: KWI/Grand Rental Station Party Plus l Band: Mojo Down’s Band l Cake: Betty Cakes l Pastor: Ron Sylvia/Church at the Springs l Wedding Dress: Solutions Bridal l Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew l Shoes: Seychelles l Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Owen Family home Ocklawaha, FL on Lake Weir

April 4, 2010

{Holidays}: He has risen…

by Emily Grace

… He has risen indeed!


I love Easter! I really and truly do. It’s probably safe to say that Easter is my most favorite holiday, which some people think is really strange. Here are some reasons why I just love this holiday.


Top 10 Reasons Why I LOVE Easter!

10. Peeps. Sugary, marshmallowy, peepy goodness!

9. When else do you ever use the word indeed?

8. Still getting Easter baskets far beyond what should be an acceptable age.

7. Waking up to bunny tracks on the driveway. (Unfortunately Mr. Wilson didn’t make it to my NY apartment to put tracks outside my door. Sad day!)

6. Deliciously yummy food.

5. Random gifts from my mother, oh, I meant the “Easter Bunny.”

4. Having my dad wake us up to get ready for church with a boisterous “HE HAS RISEN!”

3. Responding, “He has risen indeed.”

2. New dresses.

1. Being with family.


Unfortunately, I don’t get to be with my family for this Easter, but I appreciate all of the Easters that we’ve spent together. Whether it’s sitting with my sisters in the back of our house while mom and dad “check to see if the Easter Bunny had come yet,” meaning they were just then deciding to hide the eggs or spending Easter in Miami watching UM baseball games, Easter holds a dear place in my heart.


This year I’m lucky to spend Easter with my NY family. I’ll be going to Danielle’s parents’ house where I know there will be entirely too much food to even comprehend and I will be sure to be coming home 10 lbs heavier and completely satisfied. I’m so thankful that I have so many incredible people that are willing to take care of me.


Have a wonderful Easter day, and love on this fabulous weather that we have been given!



April 3, 2010

Struggle Bus

by Emily Grace

Spring is here! It’s officially official! I know that March 20th came and went, but the weather still gave me no hope of spring. However, this weekend is showing me that there is hope! Sunny and warm! We’re finally in the 70s babbaaaaayyyy! I’ve been wearing shorts and skipping down sidewalks and humming to myself as I walk to the subway. Spring brings me great joy, and I’m glad it’s finally showing face.

As for work, I’ve hit a major struggle bus. I’ve misplaced my brain, getting little sleep, and forgetting important things. I really need to get my life together and get on top of things especially with wedding craziness fixing to whack me in the face. Whether I’m in it to win it or having the worst day ever, I vow to make April as bright and cheery as it should be.

Saw this picture, and it made me smile. I’m making it my mantra for the month, and I think you should too!

Oh, and did I mention that I have the best boss ever? Danielle and I went and had a mani/pedi break during work. It was much needed with the kinds of weeks we’ve been having and little things like a fun color on your nails just makes everything alright. Whoda thunk that some fuscia nail polish could completely turn your outlook on things?!?

Hope your Good Friday was fantastic and enjoy your Easter weekend!

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