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How a Crimson Berry Palette Made This Wedding Pop!

Consider this wedding a case study in the use of bold colors. Crimson berry and dusty blue, to be specific. They paired perfectly with lush greenery for a whimsical, garden look thanks to the thoughtful design work of Without Wax, Katy with Ashley Bosnick capturing beautifully behind the lens. Endless eye candy awaits this way in the gallery!


Bridget + Matthew’s gorgeous Austin wedding was a magical evening full of the perfect mix of outdoorsy elements and touches of warmth + romance. The overall color palette consisted of dusty blues, crimson and whites to keep the overall feel timeless, yet romantic.

Without Wax, Katy incorporated stunning florals throughout the day to accentuate the overall look and feel including an over-flowingly romantic floral arch, whimsical organic bouquets and a custom wood focal piece adorned with floral and candles at the reception.

The reception space also included suspended greenery from the ceiling to help bring the outdoors inside and to soften the space. Bridget + Matthew incorporated special touches to their wedding to make it their own, including catering by an Austin local hot spot, Peached Tortilla and danced the night away with their closest family and friends.

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Photography: Ashley Bosnick Photography | Coordination: Kelly Jones Events | Cake: Lauren Weber | Catering: The Peached Tortilla | Hair + Makeup: Erica Gray | DJ: Complete Weddings + Events | Venue: The Union On Eighth | Venue: The Union On Eighth | Bride's Dress: BHLDN | Brides Hair Piece: BHLDN | Floral + Design: Without Wax Katy

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Vintage Plane Engagement Session

Engagement sessions are sort of my favorite thing ever. Especially when they include two adorable love bugs and a killer vintage airplane. Luxe Photography snapped the whole shebang, and you can peruse all the pretty right over here.


From Luxe Photography… It started with a couple of planes, a vintage suitcase and floppy hat and led to a remote rock cliff at the lake with a breathtaking sunset.

Photography: Luxe Photography

Gabriel Springs Wedding from Vintage&Lace + Red Rogue Photography

Texas weddings rock.  Plain and simple.  But when you throw in some beautiful bridesmaids in boots, a bundle of wonderful vendors and a bride and groom that really know a thing or two about fabulous parties, they rock and then some.  Case in point?  This darling day captured by Red Rogue Photography, a fabulous rustic meets classic Gabriel Springs affair with more than its fair share of pretty.  Ready to dive into every love-filled moment planned to perfection by Vintage&Lace?  Join me in the gallery for so much more.

From Red Rogue Photography… William and Lauren’s wedding was held in the Texas Hill Country at Gabriel Springs in Georgetown, Texas. It was a spring wedding, held on April 4, 2013. The inspiration was simply Texas chic. Everything featured at the wedding were local brands. They chose a neutral color palette with vintage touches, burlap, lace, DIY and a little bit of flare. The bride was inspired mostly by Pinterest to make “Happily Ever After” signs, directional signs with the bride and groom’s cities they grew up in and where the families were coming in from, lace runners, a DIY “Here Comes Your Girl” sign carried by junior bridesmaids and homemade lawn games (bag toss and horse shoes). There were vintage coke bottles and crates the couple found that were used as decoration in the ceremony and reception. The tables were a mixture of alternating burlap and lace overlays topped with cedar coins cut for the couple, wild assortments of garden rose, stock, baby’s breath and various other flowers in antique tea pots, milk bottles, bud vases and lanterns. The couple salvaged marquee letters and the groom made a lighted LOVE sign for the reception background.

Some of the personal touches included the couples rings carried out on a family bible that had belonged to the groom’s great grandfather, a guitar signed by guests instead of a guest book, and exchanging cowboy boots as wedding gifts to each other to have the first dance in. The bridesmaids all wore mismatched dresses paired with cowboy boots, and the groomsmen wore tan suit pants and white kicks, after the grooms personal style. The bride wore a Jim Hjelm trumpet gown and the groom was in a slim fit Express mens suit. They served texas beer, Lonestar and ShinerBock assortments, Llano wine, local Uncle Billys BBQ, lemonade and cucumber water and Sweet Treets cupcakes in flavors 24 carrot, strawberry champagne and roasted banana and honey.

From Vintage&LaceThis was such a fun, energetic, creative couple to work with! Lauren had a clear vision for her wedding day style which made implementing the details a breeze. They took everything in stride, even two of the groomsmen breaking down on their way from the airport and having to call a taxi which delayed starting the ceremony, and definitely made the day about having a great time with family and friends. It was a celebration of life and love!

Photography: Red Rogue Photography | Event Planning: Vintage&Lace | Flowers: Central Market | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Cupcakes: Sweet Treets Bakery | Catering: Uncle Billy's BBQ | DJ: Complete Music | Men's Attire: Express | Rentals: Whim Events | Wedding Location: Gabriel Springs

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Georgetown,Texas Bridal Session from Jenny Futography

You know what I really love? I love when couples really understand the importance of capturing the time in their life surrounding their big day. I really love when they capture those moments in serious style, like these two. Who, decided why not get Jenny Futography to snap up some sunset shots before their big day? Because the result was pure perfection, and you can see them all right here.

From Jenny FutographyBy the time you’re reading this, Tiffany and Dean will have tied the knot! Their bridal session was inspired by everlasting romanticism. The beautiful bride-to-be is a hair stylist with inherent artistic eye. With the help of some of the most talented and creative people in set-design, makeup, and hair, we were able to pull off this timeless fairytale bridal session. Shot in a beautiful field in Georgetown, Texas at sunset, we were truly able to capture their love on camera.

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Photography: Jenny Futography | Makeup: Laura Martinez | Hair: Studio Tilee | Set Designer: Maureen Stevens

Georgetown, Texas Wedding from Krystle Akin Photography

Here at SMP, we have a list a mile long of different wedding styles we LOVE. Today we are definitely going to have to add Sweet Girly Romance to that list, because this Texas soiree has Sweet Girly Romance pouring out of every image from Krystle Akin Photography. Sweet Girly Romance in the broach bouquet, Sweet Girly Romance in the blushing bride, Sweet Girly Romance in the red, pink and purple decor. And Sweet Girly Romance in the gallery!

Chris and I went to high school together but we didn’t really get to know each other until we worked together at Inks Lake State Park. While in college, we would spend our summers back home in Burnet, TX working at the park store. After work we would go swimming, kayaking, and fishing and quickly fell in love. After five years together, Chris proposed. I was totally exhausted after a long day at work when Chris told me he had a surprise for me. Anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE Dr. Pepper so when he said he had a surprise I immediately thought he had got me one. “It’s a big surprise,” he said. So, naturally, I was thinking, “Yes! Route 44 Dr. Pepper from Sonic!” He went into the bedroom to get the “surprise,” got on one knee, and gave me the best surprise of my life!!! Way better than a Dr. Pepper.

We chose Heritage Oaks Clubhouse because of the gorgeous wood floors and windows looking out onto the lovely pond behind the building. With a wedding in December, there is no predicting the weather so we wanted to make sure we had a big enough facility to accommodate everyone inside.

I guess the theme for the wedding was “romantic vintage bling”. I have always loved vintage jewelry and when I saw a brooch bouquet I fell in LOVE! After that, everything kind of snowballed into this rhinestone wonderland. My dress was lace with a sash that had rhinestones, the bride’s cake was done with rhinestones and some antique brooches, and I also incorporated the brooches with the bridesmaid bouquets. I’ve always found reds and purples romantic and great for a December wedding so I knew I wanted them to be my wedding colors. Everything really came together better than I could have hoped! It was the best day of my life and it couldn’t have been more perfect!

Photography: Krystle Akin Photography  / Flowers: A Matter of Taste / Bride Bouquet: Mother of the Bride / Ceremony Location: First United Methodist Church / Reception Location: Heritage Oaks / Dress: Justin Alexander / DJ: Klentzman Entertainment / Cakes: Krissy’s Cakes

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Kindred Oaks Wedding by mike reed photo

We couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to end this already gorgeous week than with a wedding chock full of gorgeous flowers and gorgeous DIY touches.  It is rustic, romance that you can only find deep in the heart of Texas and we are giddy about each and every sweet detail.  The pretty doesn’t just stop at garden roses and the handmade goodies but extends to the phenomenal images by mike reed photo.  See them all in the full gallery!

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From the bride… Kevin and I met and fell in love at Northern Arizona University in 2007. His proposal came nearly three years after we met, while I was visiting him on his birthday in Saint Louis. We began discussing details almost instantly and determined that we would need a long engagement to make all our wedding wishes come true. After much consideration, we knew a fall wedding in Texas would provide us with the most beautiful weather for an outdoor ceremony. Plus, we chose our wedding date, October 1st, 2011, because it fell on the weekend of our 4th Anniversary. It only took a month for us to find the most important piece of our wedding: the venue. We chose Kindred Oaks in Georgetown, Texas, because of its beautiful outdoor ceremony site, and covered pavilion for the reception. The venue was romantic, rustic, and elegant, which was everything we were looking for. The staff at Kindred Oaks was also very accommodating. We valued the importance of lightening and music at our wedding because we wanted to create a relaxed and fun vibe for our guests. We used Complete Music for their D.J. service and they did the lighting and monogram for our dance floor as well. Kevin was most interested in the food for our wedding. Catherine from Eudora’s Cuisine was an incredible caterer. She knew that we wanted a fall-flavored menu and she helped us create just that! We had chicken with a cranberry chutney glaze, steak filets wrapped in bacon, pumpkin manicotti, butternut squash soup, seasoned fall veggies and a cranberry-walnut salad. It was all so fitting for our fall wedding! Another important feature at our wedding was the cupcakes. This was also one of the most fun parts of planning the wedding. We met Katie from Hill Country Cupcake and knew that she would be so great to work with. She encouraged us to do all the flavors we loved, which included pumpkin, red velvet, cobbler, bananas foster, chocolate, and a caramel pecan-flavored cupcake called “The Longhorn.”

The absolute most important vendor for me was the florist. I did lots of research to find a well-respected florist with great reviews. I fell upon Beth Richards with Exquisite Petals and I was in love with her work. She made my vision of big, lush centerpieces and rustic, wrought-iron candelabras and chandeliers into a reality. My favorite flowers, peonies, are not in season in the fall, so she helped me to find flowers that resembled them. We ended up filling the venue with English garden roses, mostly in white. Since our colors were chocolate brown, peach, ivory and champagne gold, I wanted to use mostly ivory and peach flowers. She incorporated the brown by using the wrought-iron candelabras, and each table was covered in a champagne colored silk fabric.

Every detail of the wedding was an important one. I did many DIY projects like the cupcake menu, dinner menu, bar menu, invitations, seating chart and programs, and I also framed several of our engagement photos. I also ordered cupcake toppers, favor tags, and table numbers from Etsy. Since 90% of our guests were from outside of Texas, we thought it would be fun to showcase some rustic Texas charm. We sent our guests away with a glass, barn-shaped jar filled with Texas peach honey. Those individual touches really made our wedding unique to our style. Lastly, we must add that the most important thing we did for our wedding was rent a red, vintage Chevy truck for our wedding photos. The old truck in our wedding photos gave us the rustic, romantic style we were looking at creating on our special day. Now, when we look back at photos, the old truck reminds us of the feelings we felt and the style we were able to capture on our special day. Besides all of the amazing vendors that we listed above we had a wonderful photographer, Mike Reed, to help us remember the day.

Photographer: mike reed photo / Florist: Beth Richard of Exquisite Petals / Venue: Kindred Oaks / Caterer: Eudora’s Cuisine / Cupcakes: Hill Country Cupcake / Vintage Chevy Truck: Transportation Consultants / DJ + Lighting: Complete Music / Rentals: Austin’s World of Rentals / Bar: Hill Country Event Planning / Bride’s Dress: Casablanca Bridal /Cupcake Toppers, Guest Gift Tags + Table Numbers: SeasonalDelights / Bridesmaid Necklaces: Charlotte Russe / Bridesmaid Earrings: Banana Republic

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The San Gabriel House Wedding by Sweet Sunday Events

I’ve developed a serious cake crush on the frosted beauty in this Georgetown wedding.  The perfect confectionary centerpiece to go along with this sweetly styled day by Sweet Sunday Events.  It is almost too pretty to eat…almost!  Actually, I’m quite partial to the whole event!  It is just one of those charming, intimate, down-home style affairs that are so full of character and a whole lot of love.  Nathan Russell Photography captured each and every lovely little detail and his images are beyond breathtaking.  Click here to see the rest in the full gallery!

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From Sweet Sunday Events… Aside from being utterly beautiful, the reason I loved working with Haley to create such a picture perfect wedding is simple. There were no rules or restrictions. Haley supplied me with photos, an overall vision of her wedding and two simple key phrases: Shabby-chic and Natural (two words I just love!). And then we just ran with it.

Shabby-Chic: The tables were dressed with an ivory gauze material, gathered in the center and decked out with mismatched votives. Natural: In mint julep cups and tarnished metal pitchers, decorative kale, garden roses, succulents, kangaroo paw, brunia, purple majesty and foliage became the hub and source of many ooooos and ahhhhhs.

It was simply gorgeous, the kind of wedding that makes you cringe with envy and cheer with glee at the exact same time. Which doesn’t come as any surprise considering the photographer behind the lens was Nathan Russell who has a knack for taking some of the greatest shots ever (For real… Just check out his blog for yourself!). This just might be my favorite wedding yet. Congrats you two!

From the Bride… Austin and I have always liked doing things a little different than the “norm”. From the start, our wedding was going to be eclectic but with vintage and sentimental flare.  I’ve seen weddings that are just the same ‘ole, same ‘ole so to go with the non-mass produced wedding attitude we came up with a fantastic wedding! Several of the items that had a part in our wedding were either in my parents wedding, Bibles from long ago family members or family traditions. We kept the guest list intimate, so we figured the actual wedding should be the same way. We had our wedding in Georgetown, Texas at a beautiful venue at The San Gabriel House, also where Austin’s family stayed for the weekend, gorgeous flowers and rentals provided by Sweet Sunday Events and incredible photography by Nathan Russell Photography. Our to-die-for cakes were done by Paige’s Bakehouse, groovy live music provided by Karan Chavis and my dress was from Balina Bridal in Austin, Texas. Thanks to our awesome vendors, we had a stunning wedding!

Wedding Photographer: Nathan Russell Photography / Venue: The San Gabriel House Bed and Breakfast / Wedding Cake: Paige’s Bakehouse / Event Rentals,  Styling + Floral Design: Sweet Sunday Events / Music: Karan Chavis / Wedding Gown: Balina Bridal

Rooftop Engagement Party by Abby Jiu Photography + Fleurish Events

Rooftop parties are an east coast delight that I’ve missed terribly since becoming a California transplant.  So when this pretty party from Abby Jiu Photography and Fleurish Events was sent my way I felt a sharp pang of jealousy.  But it was quickly replaced with joy brought on by this carnival-inspired, rooftop engagement party.  How could anyone walk away glum from a party full of cotton candy, bright blues and vivid reds, quirky paper goods and a cozy dinner overlooking Georgetown, DC?  Check out the full gallery for more al fresco inspiration!

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A coordinated assortment of milk glass and fresh, white florals elevated the whimsical table settings to elegance.  The table, made from two rescued doors, provided a pop of color, neutralizing the need for a oh-no-i-spilled mood-killing tablecloth.  Guests sampled gourmet amore’s fresh corn and red pepper salad. Candy-striped straws (personalized with Kate and David’s initials) adorned milk glass tumblers; ice-breaker playing cards were tucked into napkins; menus at each place help determine the source of taste-bud bliss. Uncoordinating chairs lent an easy, friends-pull-up-to-the-table flair.

The message on the menus read “eat, drink, and the merriment will take care of itself,” which soon accurately described the evening’s unfolding.  As the sun went down, the d.c. lights glowed and the guests conversed and over a sampling of fare shaming even the crispiest funnel cake.  Gourmet amore’s frangelic chocolate mousse cups, topped with a pair of gold and red raspberries and a sprinkling of roasted hazelnuts, took center stage.

Befitting a night of activities enjoyed by even the most juvenile, the guests surrounded Kate and David for a sparkler-salute goodbye.

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography / Event Design + Florals: Fleurish Events / Catering: Gourmet Amore / Venue: On the rooftop of a Georgetown, DC condo. / Invitations + Paper Goods: Deleted Space Creative / Dress: Anthropologie / Makeup and Hair: Trish Deel

Georgetown Wedding by Paper Moss + Three Blondes and a Camera

This next bride just might be the absolute luckiest girl in the world. First there is the dress which is so beyond gorgeous, it’s sort of taking our breath away. Next up on the lucky list, a super cute wedding held at some of the best spots Georgetown has to offer. They even made an appearance at a cupcake shop for a few amazing photo ops. And maybe the luckiest on the list, the bride married into a family of wedding vendors and had not one but three photography studios to capture the day and a sister in law that just so happens to own Paper Moss. Lucky, lucky duck. See more of this amazing wedding captured by Three Blondes and a Camera, Jennifer Lust and Laura Ashbrook in the gallery.

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From Paper Moss…

The bride and groom, along with their wedding party, braved the heat of quaint + chic Georgetown, DC on a hot summer day. Marrying into a family of wedding vendors, this bride was blessed with a power team of three (yes, 3!) photography companies on her big day. The 106 degree weather didn’t stop this group from treading all over M Street for hours in order to achieve the perfect pics, including a stop at Georgetown Cupcake where some sweet treats awaited. Being high school sweethearts, this couple had a tight knit wedding party that provided endless opportunities for outstanding group shots. We are swooning over the “Just Married” banner and “Thank You” letters – you can’t go wrong with props like these!

The invite suite carried an elegant floral theme from start to finish. “One of the most meaningful additions to my invite shares the bride was the lady bug sitting on the leaf. Growing up my mom used to call me ‘Katie Bug’, so that was a special shout-out to her and she loved it!. The invite designs were even arranged to be included on the photo booth strips that guests got to take home. (How fun is that?!) Keeping things simple, the flower arrangements added the perfect touch to both the bridesmaid dresses and reception décor. And don’t even get us started on the dress… the texture was to die for. It added just the right amount of glam to this simple and elegant wedding. The groom even made sure to include some college pride to his suit with Georgetown Hoya bulldog cuff links. Between the hand drawn letter pressed maps (to escort the guests from the ceremony to reception) orange sodas to cool them off, (the grooms favorite) and a shameless photo booth after dinner, this wedding was covered with fun details.

Photography: Three Blondes and a Camera {with Jennifer Lust & Laura Ashbrook Photography} / Ceremony Venue: Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown / Reception Venue: Sequoia in Georgetown / Stationery: Paper Moss / Flowers: Holly Chapple Flowers / Dress: Amsale / Shoes: Enzo Angiolini / Bridal Jewelry (bracelet): J.Crew / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Men’s suits: Ralph Lauren / Hair & Make Up: O Salon in Georgetown / Ring Pillow: Maihar Design / Photo Booth: Five Star Amusements / Rehearsal Dinner Venue and Hotel: The Ritz Carlton in Georgetown / Cupcake stop: Georgetown Cupcake / Custom Guest Book: Laura Ashbrook Photography / DJ: J White Productions

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Oceanfront Wedding From Maine Seasons Events, ii

Meagan at Maine Seasons Events sent us Emily & Mario’s sensational August wedding that is SO charming and fresh and, well, just delightful! She had lots to tell us about the day, so we’ll just get right to it!


From Meagan …

Where to begin!? SO many special details make up the ingredients of this lovely story. Emily is originally from Maine, and now lives with Mario in New Orleans. They decided to be married at Emily’s oceanfront home in Georgetown. This home is a special place for her family, as it is the retirement home of the bride’s parents, and on the point, the bride’s father’s memorial stone bench is located. Sadly, Emily’s father passed away in 2002. Emily, her mother Carolyn and Maine Seasons Events went about planning a special, colorful and festive wedding celebration, over the course of a year, from Maine and New Orleans. The officiant was a family friend who had conducted the bride’s father’s memorial service at the same location 7 years prior.


With guests coming from as far as Bangladesh and as near as just down the harbor, there were many logistical considerations involved. This family, and so many of their friends, are some of the nicest, funniest, smartest, kindest people ~ it was an incredible celebration. With 170 guests in attendance, on a tented waterfront lawn in Maine, typical Maine weather delivered and as the bride arrived at the ceremony by water, in a family friend’s boat, a thick fog rolled over the point. This element caused surprise and then delight for the groom, attendants and even the guests, as the bride’s boat arrival was a top secret mission-only the wedding planner, the bride, her mother and the officiant were privy to this long kept secret plan. Not even the maid of honor knew until just before her, the bride and bride’s brother with the bride’s young cousins, were picked up to be taken to the dock. When the bride appeared with her brother, escorting her down the aisle, the laughter and clapping could be heard from the guests and the pictures of the groom’s face, once he realized what was happening, are priceless!

From the bride’s grandmother’s Juliet cap, worn on her wedding day, the bride’s mother sewed a tiny purse, lined with blue satin, for her daughter to carry down the aisle. She also had a family heirloom pocket watch engraved for her son, Wyatt, to carry as he stood in for his father and escorted his sister, Emily, to her groom.


Guests arrived at the ceremony to receive, from the bride’s cousin, a woven fan and a custom-designed wedding program attached with yellow and white striped ribbon. They walked down the hill to the ceremony site and were welcomed by lemonade and iced tea, being served by the caterers.

Wanting the wedding to be a collective effort of many creative and talented people in the couple’s lives, the stylish bride and her diligent and visionary mother, thought of many creative details in the dandelion yellow and pewter gray color scheme, to honor New Orleans and Maine. Many friends and family members contributed their talents to create the wedding elements. The bride’s brother, a graphic designer, created the custom damask design for the wedding paper, complete with silhouettes of the bride and groom, trumpets, lobsters and the couple’s dancing Chihuahua. A yellow based candy bar with chocolate soccer balls for the groom was on display in the bride’s mother’s silver collection, incorporating hand made truffles, from the couple’s friend who is a pastry chef in New York City.

(invitation photos by Maine Seasons Events)

Favors included silver Jordan Almonds, tiny yellow matchbooks, engraved with the “em & m” logo of the wedding. Centerpieces consisted of locally gathered rocks, moss and multitudes of varying height clear glass containers of freesia, button poms, hypericum, calla lily, Dusty Miller, spider mums and daisies and were provided by Willow.

One long table for 36 was the center of the large tent, with a constellation of yellow and white illuminated paper lanterns hung from above. Two of Emily & Mario’s friends and Maine Seasons Events installed all of the lighting in the days that preceded the wedding. A photo booth was on site to capture impromptu visits by guests and then inserted into the guest book with written notes. A table of photographs of the bride and groom’s parents and grandparent’s wedding photos as well as photos of them as children was set up next to the guest book.

A local band provided the reception music and the couple’s friend, a D.J. from New Orleans, came to provide dinner music, and a late night, old school dance party. Oh what an evening!

all images courtesy of Cunningham Photography

Ahhhhhh…… so much prettiness all in one place!

Emily’s dress was purchased in New York at the Designer Loft.  It is a LaRichi gown ~ the style is “Renee.” The maids dresses were from Thread!

A huge thank you to Meagan at Maine Seasons Events ~ and to all the moms in the world who help their children plan their dream weddings!

Oceanfront Wedding From Maine Seasons Events

I’m so excited to share this wedding with you! But it’s been a crazy day ~ well, a crazy week … and so it’s going to be a while before I can put it all together for you. So, here’s a quick preview of what’s to come, later on in the day …

photos courtesy of Cunningham Photography

Sent to us by Meagan at Maine Seasons Events … it’s sure to bring more than just a little smile to your face! Check back around mid-day on Friday for Emily & Mario’s delicious wedding!