Today is our one year wedding anniversary, and what a year it has been! Since getting married last July 19 at The Carneros Inn in Napa, California, we have gone to Durango twice (still here), went to the Justin Timberlake/Jay Z concert in Miami, visited friends in Minneapolis, went to Bali and Japan (briefly!) for our honeymoon, celebrated two of our best friend’s engagements and two of our closest friend’s weddings, welcomed multiple sweet babies into the world, and last, but definitely not least, had a baby girl of our own! We are very excited about what year two has in store for us.
For more about our wedding, click here.
Photos by Ryan Ray
For the past four years, I’ve made an annual Shutterfly book that covered all travel and adventures for the year. I just finished my 2013 book yesterday, and it was extremely tough to keep it at 111 pages! I literally had to delete 6 pages in order to complete it. What an amazing year! We went to SF/Napa three times (more pictures here), Durango, Dunton Hot Springs, Boston, New York City, Miami, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Minneapolis, and Bali. We remodeled a house that became our home, got married and are now expecting a baby girl in 2014. I’m almost sure that fits the definition for ‘whirlwind.’
How was your 2013? What are you most looking forward to next year?
Click here to view our 2013 in snapshots (pictures below by Ryan Ray).
Click here to view my 2012 book. Click here to view my 2011 book.
As I’ve mentioned many times before, we worked with Papellerie on our entire stationery suite (save the dates, invitations, programs, custom napkins, etc.). I loved working with Riley and Amy so much – they were incredibly good at understanding exactly what we (probably more I) wanted. Every single piece of our stationery was better than I could have ever imagined. The only missing photos were all of the goodies they made for our guest boxes! I’m upset that I didn’t think to have Ryan to take any pictures of the final product (my very unprofessional iPhone pictures below). The only faux-pas we had was that our seating assignment board – a corkboard with pins and personalized wine tags for guest’s glass with their name and table number – was setup vertically instead of horizontally (as planned), which made the tags fall kind of… off? You’ll see below. It’s definitely not a big deal though. As an FYI, the calligrapher that Papellerie uses is Meant To Be Calligraphy and the map artist was Katie Gastley. Everyone was amazing.
Our Invitation Set
Our Placemats and Menus
Our Table Numbers
Our Reserved Signs
Our Table Assignments – a slight deviation from plan, as it was set up vertically instead of horizontally so the personalized wine tags don’t hang quite right! You win some, you lose some!
Our Custom Drink Bar Sign
Our Cupcake Flavor Labels
Our “Write your favorite memory” Postcards (A + S were gifted by my sweet little cousin!)
#ASPWedding Instagram Sign and Taxi Vouchers
Grand Exit Sign (Noisemakers here)
My iPhone Pictures of Guest Box Assembly + Seating Assignments
Et voila – the second half of the wedding (you can see part one here). We had custom cocktails, delicious food, hilarious speeches, and lots and lots and lots of dancing. There was a good mixture of Scottish and Serbian dancing, and of course, plenty of bouncing around to Miley and T-Swift (yes, he’s 32). I was a hot, sweaty mess at the end of the night, as I feel I should have been. I could not have dreamed up a better wedding for the two of us. I’m so happy to have these pictures and go through them time and time again. Love y’all – thanks for reading!
Wedding Venue: The Carneros Inn
Wedding Coordinator: Brooke Baglietto (at The Carneros Inn)
Florist: Julie Stevens
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew
Hair and Makeup: Katie Donaghy of It’s a Date at the Powder Room
Photographer: Ryan Ray
Vegan Cupcakes: Fat Bottom Bakery
DJ: Aaron Long
Cake Toppers: Ready Go Wedding Co. on Etsy
Paper Goods: Papellerie
String Trio: Synchronicity Strings
Groomsmen Kilt Rentals: Kilt Rental USA
We got our wedding pictures from Ryan last night, and I was so emotional looking through them. Truly the best day of ours lives, and he captured every moment so beautifully. There are a ton… so be patient! I’m going to post some them today and the rest tomorrow. Below you’ll find picture before and during the ceremony.
For an overview of the wedding (and to find out why we end up being seated!), click here.