finally made it back to the blog. i think i caught up with life, starting a new job and planning a wedding can make anyone a little overwhelmed right? i think i have some great posts for the next week or two which i'm excited to share!
this is lauren bush and david lauren's official wedding photo, beautiful isn't it? i love her dress it took Ralph Lauren and a team of 100 people 3,000 hours to create. it looks as if the dress has existed for years, doesn't it? a true vintage yet modern twist on her wedding gown. The bride said, “It was like a dream come true. We sat together and arrived at this silhouette. It isn’t Victorian exactly. I wanted something modern as well, so there is the high-necked collar and puffed shoulders with the large open back.”
they tied the knot at the groom's family 17,000 ranch in Ridgeway, Colorado. the guest were served steaks straight from the ranch!
i love how timeless the pictures looks, a look that will carry on.
i love this embroided card from Anne Weil, i make a card similar and what i have found to work is making it a project for a day. it's a great inexpensive way to show the recipient how much you care. check out her etsy shop, here.
i have always loved design sponge'scity guides, they are great to find spots the locals love. beth and i recently went to Cincinnati and used the city guide, we did run into a little snag (the restaurant said they served lunch, what we didn't realize was that meant till 2:00, we arrived at 2:30 - woops!!)
i love these wedding dresses from whitney deal. beth and i are headed to cincy today to the bridal district, it's the largest in North America. hopefully we will find a beautiful dress for a great price, wish us luck!
to my best friend, roommate, alley diving ally, and partner in crime - HAPPY BIRTHDAY. you have made my life so very special, you have one of the kindness hearts i know. i am so thankful that you are a part of my life and i can't wait to explore more of life with you.
here are a list of things you have taught me:
1. to be nicer
2. that eloise just doesn't understand
3. that giggling is indeed all the therapy a girl may need
4. you have way better style than me
5. chocolate is indeed a food group
6. jeeps are bad :^)
7. blogs can bring friendships together
8. that nothing we can say to each other will cause us to feel embarrassed, it will only bring laughter
9. usually nothing good happens when i say, "i have an idea!"
10. that i can give you a look and before i say anything you already know whats coming out of my mouth
11. processo can fix any problem we will ever have
12. friday's belong at blue dog
13. champagne and beer just don't mix
14. no matter how many brain surgeries i go through you will always be there to hold my hand
thanks beth for your friendship you really are an amazing woman, you make great decisions and i'm so excited to see where life takes you!
they are originally from New York City, pilgrimmeged to Denver, Colorado. the story of how they made it is touching, "Born out of sorrow, powered by passion, ripened by hard work, The Lumineers have found their sound when the world needs it most."
Wesley Schultz, 9, who wants to be an artist, said, ‘I spend a lot of time on my drawings and it turns out good ‘cause I’ve been practicing a lot.’”
-The New York Times, 3/15/92
Twenty years ago, Wesley Schultz saw the future.
Back then, growing up in the New York City suburb of Ramsey, New Jersey, Wesley spent his days drawing side by side with his best friend, Josh Fraites. Today, as bandleader of The Lumineers, Wesley’s replaced his pencil with a guitar, his drawings with songs, and plays side by side with Joshua’s younger brother Jer- emiah. He still practices a lot, and it still turns out good.
But The Lumineers’ story didn’t come so easily.
It begins in 2002, the year Jeremiah’s brother, Josh, died from a drug overdose at 19. Amidst the loss and grief, Wes and Jer found solace in music, writing songs and playing gigs around New York. After bat- tling the city’s cutthroat music scene and impossibly high cost of living, the two decided to expand their horizons. They packed everything they owned—nothing more than a couple suitcases of clothes and a trailer full of musical instruments—and headed for Denver, Colorado. It was less a pilgrimage than act of stubborn hopefulness.
The first thing they did in Denver was place a Craigslist ad for a cellist, and the first person to respond was Neyla Pekarek, a classically trained Denver native. As a trio, they began playing at the Meadowlark, a gritty basement club where the city’s most talented songwriters gathered every Tuesday for an open mic and dollar PBRs. Neyla softened Wes and Jer’s rough edges while expanding her skills to mandolin and piano. And so The Lumineers sound took shape; an amalgam of heart-swelling stomp-and-clap acoustic rock, classic pop, and front-porch folk.
i will be leaving the frankfort avenue heine brothers store, but i'm not going too far. i was hired as the manager for the brand new blankenbaker store! i will miss working at the historic frankfort ave store, but i'm excited for this new opportunity :^) this year is sure off to a great start!
Everyone has a dream home, josh and I found ours a few months back, we stumbled upon it looking at the house that was for sale next to it. How could you live next door to your dream home we thought?
Anyways it's only wishful dreaming, it's way out of our price range for the time being. But maybe one day....?
wedding planning seems to envelop all of my time these days, i'm imagining this is normal and very soon i'm going to get very tired of looking at wedding stuff. but until that time comes here are some pictures that are inspiring me for the wedding. since josh and i are trying to spend as little money as possible, it's going to be a very DIY wedding. which i'm very excited about- so let the crafting begin!
i've decided to start a music wednesday, which will feature a favorite band or song that i currently can't stop playing. hope you enjoy!
today's artist: Bon Iver, song: For Emma.
my roommate beth turned me on to take away shows, it's where artists spontaneously are recorded playing in apartments, alleys, sidewalks, any informal setting in front of small crowds. when Bon Iver was asked to do a take away show, "they immediately responded that this is kinda what he dreams of: that his album is meant to be played in front of small crowds, and that he was looking forward to it..." how magical would it be to walk in on this?