Monthly Archives: September 2011

Mankato, Minnesota – Ben & Becky’s Wedding, My Family!

Just a few short weeks ago my brother-in-law and (now) sister-in-law, Ben and Becky, were married at Minneopa State Park in Mankato. The entire weekend was a huge celebration and seriously so much fun. Jake was the best man and Jake’s sister, Katie and I were both bridesmaids. I absolutely loved being in the wedding, helping Becky get into her wedding dress, watching and feeling the anticipation before their First Look, experiencing the wedding party and family portraits, walking in and witnessing their beautiful ceremony, driving them to the reception in my parents decked out Just Married mini-van :), and then celebrating with all our family and friends that night! It was an honor and I was so happy to support Ben and Becky.

Their photographer Sally, of Gruman Photography did a terrific job and captured the day beautifully. It was such a pleasure to be on the other side of the camera and see a photographer in action – you did such a great job, Sally!

I didn’t plan on taking many photos throughout the day, but I was able to capture Becky at the salon getting her hair and make-up done and of course, a few candids later on, and then some late night dance photos at the Kato Ballroom. I really enjoyed taking some videos (which I never get to do at weddings)! Ben and Becky really enjoyed watching them the next day! Jake’s best man toast because was so good (hilarious and heartfelt) and when Ben speaks right after, it will just warm your heart. So sincere, so thoughtful, and so lovely. I am so proud of my entire family, they are the BEST.

Congratulations to Ben and Becky, I love you both so much!

Featured – Heartfish Press

Heartfish Press is a letterpress and design studio based in New York. The designer, Hijiri, makes beautiful art and has an online shop full of goodies! I love her print Live What You Love, because it helps remind me what really matters. It is hung in our bedroom, and I look at it before I fall asleep and it is the first thing I see when I wake up.

When I found out our house was going to be featured on Apartment Therapy, I contacted all the artists represented in our home to let them know they would be getting some link love on our house tour. Hijiri replied right away with delight, and has recently featured us on her blog.

Featured – Common Roots Catering, Cara & Gabe

I absolutely love Common Roots Catering! I have had the pleasure of enjoying their food at a few of my weddings this summer, and it is always delicious and tasty. Recently, they featured Cara and Gabe’s wedding on their new blog. Cara and Gabe had the best burger buffet at their wedding – sooo good!