Friday I’m In Love (& Marriage)

first dance

Katie and Eric’s first dance

I’m happy to report that I followed my own set of rules from last Friday’s post. I was able to set everything aside to fully immerse myself in my sister’s wedding. And boy, was it worth it. The day couldn’t have been more perfect.

Katie and the dresses (see below for more info about those!)

Katie and the dresses (keep reading for more info!)

One of my favorite details was the collection of family dresses shown above. On the far left is our grandma’s wedding dress, second from left is our mom’s, the third dress is Eric’s mom’s, and the hot pink number is our great grandma’s. Each one had a tag to let guests know who the dress belonged to and the date on which they married their sweetheart. How cool and sweet is that?! When I first saw all the dresses together, especially with Katie standing in front of them like that, my eyes welled right up.

With the wedding also came the opportunity to see family from all over the country, a rare treat.

cousins

My cousin, Andrew, and me

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Me and my cousin, Amy

Overall, we had a wonderful celebration! I’m ecstatic that my sister found the man of her dreams, and that I gained my very first brother. A great one at that!

Ok, moving on from wedding stuff… here are some things that have been happening while I’ve been preoccupied.

I love this feature by Yeah! Buffalo about Rise Collaborative. I can’t wait to read No Boundaries, out today!

If you’re a Buffalo-area blogger, please consider joining us in the newly-formed Buffalo Blogging Network. October meetup TBA. Contact me, or use the contact form on the BBN site, to learn more!

Upstate Social Sessions is happening tomorrow in Rochester. Unfortunately, I can’t make it, but if you’re able to go, please let me know how it was!

Have a casual 4.5 mil? Me neither. Maybe we can put our lunch money together because the Mrs. Doubtfire house is for sale.

I cannot. wait. to see the pieces in this collab between Dwell and Target.

I was a little late to the Stranger Things party, but I love this article about the typeface used in the title design.

Women in tech, yeahhh!

Halloween costumes through the years. What was popular when you were a kid?

Ok, guys. This one is serious. Italy might be having a pizza crisis.

Between wedding prep, visiting with family, and catching up at work, the reality of my life as of late has been that I haven’t had much time to dedicate to tracing paper. So, thank you for sticking with me because I love it here. Please stay tuned. 

Have a lovely weekend!

{Photo of the dresses by my mom, all others by Julie Everett}