A Family Wedding

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Last Saturday my younger brother Zachary married his love Marron in a sweet and simple wedding ceremony at the Women's Athletic Club in Chicago followed by a reception in their gorgeous ballroom.  

I was so thrilled and honored when Marron asked me to do the reading during their ceremony.  I think I read about 1,000 passages, book and movie excerpts and poems on love, life and friendship before I found the one that stood out to me.   {I made a few minor changes.}

The photo is from their rehearsal dinner at Jane's Restaurant

I felt that it perfectly described both the unique commitment they were making to each other but it was also a reminder of the responsibilities they were making to themselves.  Everyone really seemed to love it for its unique and very real message. 

{ Something Old } 
I found this vintage handkerchief a few months after 
Zack and Marron got engaged and gave it to her at the rehearsal dinner!  

{ Marron }
Beautiful, smart, talented and funny.  We consider her a big win for the family all around!
She has a super inspiring blog where she shares her love of running, yoga and other little awesome tidbits about her life.  Hop on over to say hi!  http://marronb.com

{ Zachary }
The little brother extraordinaire.
And then he saw her :)


{ The Family }

{ And Happily Ever After} 

Floral Friday!

Friday, June 6, 2014

I wanted to share a few quick pics of the floral arrangements from Marron & Zachary's rehearsal dinner at Jane's in Chicago last night!  The vases were mine that I collected along the way from Marshall's and TJMaxx. The flowers I arranged were purchased from my local grocery store florist shops (Jewel and Plum Market.)

A Pinterest project! The little paper boxes are from Hobby Lobby, the tags are from
Target's amazing dollar section and the macaroons and heart cookies came from Whole Foods.