Our engagement pictures are ready!

posted by on 08.30.2013, under Love, Photography, Weddings

Being engaged has been a dream. But the wedding is coming!! We wanted to capture this amazing time in our lives before it’s over forever. Our friend and talented photographer, Lisa, took us out for a day of shooting and old-fashioned fun at the Jazz Age Lawn Festival + Parisian Carnival on Governor’s Island.

View more at Lisa Barnshaw Photography

Thanks Lisa, for all the memories and gorgeous photos. I’ll always look back on this magical day as our engagement comes to an end and we become a little old married couple.

Lately, I’m thinking about love.

posted by on 02.25.2011, under Love, Weddings

Maybe it’s her fault.


Damn those beautiful wedding dresses. Anthropologie is also to blame with their new wedding line, BHLDN. Before dresses, shoes, hair pieces, lingerie, stationery, and ideas were born at BHLDN, brides and their maids of honor didn’t have it so easy. Many a girl is cursing the day she decided to get married before Anthropologie released the line.

Visiting the online shop is the loveliest of ways to spend an afternoon – in front of a computer, wink. Everything is special and delicate and magic, that it reminds me — this time last year I was helping my sister get ready for her wedding.

Noey is artistic and chose unique details for their wedding that really expressed their personalities. Friends all shared their talents from designing the invitations to the photography – their wedding had a really personal touch.



I was the maid of honor OBVIOUSLY. But I was, still am, and might always be a newbie at the wedding stuff. So, together with the guidance from my unrelated sister, Hef, we tried to come up with a creative D.I.Y shower and bachelorette.

Hef made fill-in-the-blank notes for the guests to give to Noey at the shower. We put them and the favors in little baskets from The Container Store!


For her bachelorette, we booked a room at the Ace Hotel and went out with a bunch of our girlfriends on Halloween.

Can’t really go wrong there.


So fun to reminisce.

Love! Love! Love!


Photobooth DIY

posted by on 01.28.2011, under Love, Photography, Weddings

Photobooths are fun.  We wanted to have one for our wedding this past November but they can be a bit pricey.

SO – my photographer Lisa and I decided to put together a makeshift photobooth with a backdrop she had, curtains, bunting, frames from my grandfather, and masks from Marco Designs on Etsy.  My designer Heather made a fun sign to jazz it up.  I believe the total cost was about $50.  And the photos …


Ora Photography

posted by on 12.09.2010, under Photography, Weddings

Meet Lisa and Katie of Ora Photography!

I know, they are amazing.

The lovely Miss Lisa has finally started a blog!  Our wedding is her first post and she writes about their experience shooting for us.  It’s such a wonderful entry, makes me want to live the whole wedding over again.

Run over to lisabarnshaw.wordpress.com now to read about it!  I can’t wait for her to post more of her work, she’s way talented.


Our Wedding – Little Details

posted by on 11.23.2010, under Fashion, Weddings

Patrick and I were married on November 13th 2010!  While we were bumming around Paris for our honeymoon week, our photographers Lisa and Katie of Ora Photography sent us a preview of our wedding shots.  Here are some pretty details.

It’s so much fun working with real artists.  Thank you ladies, we can’t wait to see more!

Gown – Watters, Style Torreon, Hair Feather – Etsy Shop Milkpod Studio, Custom Design, Halo – Untamed Petals, Style Poppy,  Fingerless Gloves – Etsy Shop A Brides Eye View, Bridal Bouquet – Etsy Shop Milkpod Studio, Custom Design, Shoes – UrbanOutfitters, Canvas Pump, Centerpieces – Poppies and Posies Events, Tights – Free People, Pixilated Floral Tights, Rings – Hers – Catbird, J.Lingau Zora Ring in white gold, His – Kay, Grey Tungsten Ring.