Dear Sunday, it is my birthday.
Love, Jess
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Real Wedding: Brittany + Brent

You might remember Jenny and Joel's wedding that we featured in late August. Everyone who I talked to about it had the utmost admiration for it, as did I. Well today I am excited to share with you another of Andy Jackson's beautiful films, and I know that you will fall in love with it as much as I have! Andy wanted to share a brief message with you prior to watching the film...
"Both of these films are approximately 20 minutes in length, and I always try to ask people not to watch my films until they know they can watch all the way through, without interruption. The purpose of my work is to allow the viewer to "feel" the wedding day; to be sucked into the emotions of the day. My hope is that the viewer will experience love, not just as it relates to the wedding or event, but as it relates to every detail and every action that takes place between a couple, their friends, and their families. The wedding itself is just a symbol... without the foundation of love and sincerity that is portrayed, the symbol is meaningless."
Brittany and Brent's wedding took place on the lovely Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

Event Planner: Shay Brown - www.shaybrownevents.com
Photography: Parker J Pfister - www.parkerjphoto.com
Cinematography: Andy Jackson of Portal Films - www.portalfilms.com
Florist: The Bloom Room - www.bloom-room.com
Venue: The Biltmore Estate - www.biltmore.com

Credit: Portal Films


pretty little things: the place close to your heart

O France! If I lived or studied in France I would send little notes and packages such as these to my dear friends. I love the idea of using a place that is special to you as inspiration for your special day. It might be a specific place like Paris, your hometown, or something like the beach or a rose garden.
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{ oh what larks! }

One day I would like to have pretty things like these in a sun-filled room painted in chantilly lace white and gossamer blue. I could have company over for afternoon tea Dorothy Draper style or sit and sew new pillow shams to match the tufted sofa. O frivolous, romantic thoughts.

garden vase

vintage-inspired pillow by GeorgeGs

pintuck taffeta

Croscill Veranda Luxuriance Multi or Croscill Veranda Emanuelle Passion Fruit