Anna & Ben :: MARRIED

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Anna’s wedding was the first one I attended this summer. Anna married her high-school sweetheart Ben in May.

The wedding was elegant and sweet, like Anna herself. The care-free but wonderful Anna made for a lovely bride. I loved seeing all her classy and cutesey details come together.

Anna and Ben’s wedding had some very special elements. Anna wore a THIRD GENERATION wedding dress! They displayed pictures of Anna’s grandmother and her mom wearing the gown.

One other special factor: the reception was held in my parents’ backyard. This seemed right as my family grew up with Anna’s.

I loved celebrating the marriage of Anna and Ben, and spending time with home town people I’ve loved for a very long time.

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Year In Review

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I think I lived up to This Is My Year! with all the fun and fantastic things I did in 2013. Big and small, I loved so much of this year.

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Bonus memories of honorable mention:

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Morgan and Paul are Hitched

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I was honored to spend this Labor Day celebrating the wedding of a very special couple. Morgan and Paul are two of the most joy-filled, creative, and in-love couples I’ve ever seen, and I loved the uniqueness of their whole day. The newlyweds truly planned an extraordinary ceremony followed by an enchanted evening. 

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Hot 10 Summer Countdown

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Without even trying to have a perfect number I conveniently came up with ten highlights of summer 2013:

1: Annie’s Bachelorette Party. I loved hanging out with all the ladies and having a really fun time just being together. Planning the bash with my BFF Kate was fun, too. And of course the “Bride In The Middle!” pictures.

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2. Annie and Travis Getting Married. I loved the wedding, and the reception was exceptionally fun, too. What a beautiful day and a great couple!

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3. Going Up North. Of course if we have to get specific, going up north for the Fourth is the best, but in reality I loved each visit to the northern woods.

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4. Megan and Ben’s Wedding. July 13 was a long anticipated day, and there were so many special elements to the whole wedding weekend. Standing up for the couple was a true honor, being able to visit with most of my close friends was great, and flying by myself was a new experience! Image

5. Florida Georgia Line for cheap at a county fair. Somebody in our group discovered a freakishly short line to get in, too, which was clutch.

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6. Ten Years of Jilli And The Overheads. Our “band” happened just a few weeks ago, but I loved seeing some good friends and creating lots of memories throughout the week.Image

 

7. Establishing the Cteve Hut. Have I mentioned that our apartment adviser/coordinator is my new best friend? Yeah we talk… #kiddingnotkidding ha. Anyway Cteve Hut is great and it breaks my heart a little that I can’t just be there.

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8. Seeing Danielle punctually after her engagement. I am glad it worked to meet up with Danielle. Fun fact- she’s my only college friend I have visited every summer 🙂

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9. I Hope It Rains video with Lauren & Jilli. I love when the two sets of sisters get together, and though our locations and schedules disagreed for most of this summer, we are hopeful to begin regular hangout times again in the future.

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10. Girl Trip to Florida. I hardly know what to even say about this one. We did a lot of shopping, sun-time…and the eight of us drove everywhere in a seven passenger SUV. Honestly, the trip was perfect.

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I just know there are memories to be made for the rest of 2013; I’m so excited to discover whatever may come my way!

 

Wedding Weekend

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Ben and Megan have been planning their marriage for several months now. Being a part of the engagement and wedding has been so special and I cannot wait to see what is in store for these newlyweds!

ImageI loved every minute of this past Iowa Wedding Weekend. From getting our hair done to taking pictures to dancing to spending time with some great people, I enjoyed every moment!

 

xo

Twenty-Eight

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My parents have been married for 28 years (+1 day…I didn’t get around to posting on their actual anniversary). I’m thankful for my parents and for the great team they make. I will forever be greatful for their support, generosity, and solid example they have set for me.

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Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

Also: my sister and I like to believe we have decent “great voices” because my mom has a good singing voice and my dad has a loud singing voice. So thanks for that 😉