Do we really only have two weddings to go to this year?? That seems crazy given the 6 we attended last year. We have one more in LA during Thanksgiving weekend but a couple weeks ago we headed to our old haunts in Houston to attend the wedding of our good friends Samir and Rachel! It was so much fun seeing my old coworkers and getting dressed up in all the clothes we brought back from India:
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A couple years ago on a trip to Napa, I looked up and saw the Southwest sign and thought how cool it would be to one day take pictures at the airport with the heart and wings as a backdrop. Bear and I spent so much of the beginning of our relationship flying all over the U.S. to see each other because of work and it only seemed appropriate we honor the airline that carried us around. So my fabulous friend and wedding planner, Lush Occasions, set it up for us and with the help of Southwest and Cory Ryan, we got the photo shoot we wanted! Fun bonus: the suitcase is the same one my parents used on their honeymoon!
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I wrote to Southwest about our shoot to thank them and they tweeted about us today! Our fun 15 minutes of fame!
Happy 2011! Hope everyone had a relaxing and happy holiday season…we did lots of family time and movie watching ourselves. We didn’t do presents this year because we got ourselves bikes, then our parents paid for them. But I did get some fun new boots for myself and then a scarf from Mama and Papa Bear:
Sweater, $15, Gap Outlet; Necklace, $1, Estate Sale; Scarf – gift; Jacket, $1, Thrift Store; Jeans, $120, Citizens of Humanity from Dallas Boutique Epic; Boots, $70, Steve Madden on Piperlime; Ring – Unknown
We also attended our last wedding of the year…appropriately on New Year’s Eve. It was a simple and sweet, very personalized event and we had a great time. Congrats to my lovely friends, Kaley & Alan! (Sorry for the bad lighting!):
Dress, $30, Kenneth Cole Outlet; Bangle – Free – Clothing Swap; Rings – $3 – H&M; Shoes – $12 – Nine West
We ended out vacation with my current obsession: making bath bombs! Last night we made Lavender + Green Tea ones in random molds just to try them out:
The result was fragrant and luxurious and left my skin soft for hours. I just ordered a bunch more supplies so I have a feeling you’ll be seeing more of this obsession.
This week we start our hunt for a house…with a real, live backyard! We’re buying it for the puppy. Seriously.
Hope this Monday is as painless as it can be! (I myself am battling an allergy attack…at least that’s what I hope it is.)
We went to church for this wedding and this was my church wedding outfit:
I did my best to jazz it up with some shiny accessories. It’s truly amazing what some folks will wear to weddings, let alone weddings in a church. I wanted to take pictures to show you all but Bear hushed me. Puh.
Anna however, was the most beautiful bride I have ever seen, hands down.
Luckily the reception was not at a church…I only say that because there was an open bar at the reception that was not at a church. I like open bars.
It was wonderful to catch up with all my old co-workers (they were and still are great friends) and hear where life has taken us. Only a couple of them still work at the same company in our original group. Even though I only left a few months ago, it feels like a whole other life.
Our sweet friends just got married in a colorful and shimmery whirlwind. The weekend was full of…
A car bar/ lots of drinking
Fake prom pictures
A groom on a horse
And of course a lot of outfit changes and fancy jewelry (sorry for the hotel shots!)
I don’t think I know of a single person whose life has not been affected by cancer. I also don’t think I understand why this one medical demon has evaded a cure. With all of the things this world has accomplished, we’re still stopped by the miniscule cells in our body.
Didn’t make it to Wedding 2 of 5 this Sunday because my uncle who had been successfully (or so we thought) battling a rare form of cancer for 4 years is back in the hospital, waiting to meet with a specialist. Without too many details, things aren’t looking great but we always have hope.
We’ve lost others in our family to cancer. The hardest part is seeing my father so upset and attempting to comfort him.
But our family motto is “whatever is meant to happen will happen” and we know we can’t stop living.
I recently had these videos sent to me and they are perfect examples of folks who have never stopped living:
This is a video of a Holocaust survivor who is, along with his family, dancing to ‘I Will Survive’ at Auschwitz:
We had 5 more weddings to attend by the end of the year. Now there’s just 4 more. Even one ON New Year’s Eve!
I love weddings. Love how they bring people together, love the love, and all the shimmery magic.
Two of my highschool friends (yup, been together since 9th grade) got married this weekend and it was a crazy, fun reunion. And the bride did an amazing job with the decorations, details and theme:
< Dress by BNX, bought at Second Time Around Consignment for about $40; Mia shoes at DSW for about $30; bag found at garage sale for $1 or so; indian bracelets from my mom; ring from Aldo from Bear as a present; belt bought too long ago to remember >
Love the Grecian flow of the dress, it was perfect for a summer wedding. I gave it a little extra shape with the belt but it was mostly hidden with the flows which I loved. It had a little bit of detail at the chest but I played it up with all the glittery accessories.