Gratitude and Exhaustion

Bonjour, mes beaux amis!

wedding, banner, decor, rustic, planning, sign, announcement, lovebirds, love birds, 2014, reception, venue, dress, gown, flowers, floral, bridal, bride, partyOh how I have missed you and the blog!!! It has been quite some time since I was last here, but as you probably surmised from my previous few posts, I became unbelievably busy with a couple little projects called WEDDINGS!  I actually held two wedding receptions, one on the east and one on the west coast.  As any girl who’s planned their wedding knows, ONE wedding is enough to exhaust you – let alone two.

But the gratitude and happiness I have from both celebrations is immeasurable.  The love and support we have from our loving and beautiful friends and family is overwhelming.  And that love and support shrinks any lost sleep and stress in the process.  We cannot thank our family and friends enough for that love, their encouragement, their support and their guidance not just around our wedding madness, but mostly during the rough times we faced last year.  We made it through a dark 2013, and came out shining brilliantly in 2014 – OUR YEAR!  And we did that because of you and your outpouring of love.  Thank you.

Well, unfortunately because of our work schedules, the hubs and I won’t be taking our honeymoon just yet, but we’re planning perhaps a late winter or early spring 2015 ‘world tour’!!!

In the meantime, here are a few preview photos from our East and West coast soirees.  I’ll be blogging about so many of the wonderful partners I was fortunate enough to work with for my receptions, as well as the many wedding planning tips and tricks I learned along the way.  Knowledge is power, ladies – and I’m here to share that power with you!

 Soiree No. One in Schwenksville, PA (NW of Philadelphia)

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my bouquet created by Enchanted Florist of Skippack, PA

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getting my glam makeup done by Lash to Lens artist Charlene Armstrong

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the setting for our east coast soiree, The Barn at Lochwood Estate ~ Schwenksville, PA

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the most beautiful day of my life… X2!!

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a sparkly send off to end soiree no. 1!

Soiree No. Deux in San Marcos, CA (north of San Diego)

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our little tablesettings were kept simple but elegant thanks to flowers by my incredibly talented friend Ashley of 3B Flowers

 

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our beautiful and delectable cakes from Elizabethan Desserts!

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we had our cake and we got to eat pie too! our 5-flavor pie station was a huge hit !! Adorable and addicting pie bites courtesy of Betty’s Pie Whole

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photo ops everywhere in and around the adorable Williams Barn

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dancing with my prince charming…

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a second night of sparklers, laughter and celebration. thank you and good night!

I’m so happy to be back and to catch up with you all again!

♥ – LBH

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