Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Moving, Vintage Wedding, and Being in Limbo-Land...

I can honestly say that this summer has been near the top of the list of crazy summers!  I know that it's been about a month since I posted last.  I had been very busy preparing for the Carolina Vintage Market and after that weekend, I really had to completely focus on finding a place to live in the Greensboro, NC area and get ready for the next big move.  If you've been following along for a while, you'll know that our family has had to endure quite a few moves in the last three years, but this one has been especially difficult and I just needed to unplug for a while and focus on the homefront. Within one week's time, all of our belongings were packed up and moved, we celebrated my youngest daughter's birthday, and had a family wedding for my brother... Oh, and add daily swim practice and meets for the kids in there too!  If you've been following along on my Facebook page, you'll know that our family is smack in the middle of "limbo-land" and currently staying at my mom's house until we can get into our house in Greensboro in August...so there is more crazy to come!


In the meantime, I'll leave with a few pictures of my brother's wedding that was held right here in NC.  The bride and groom reside in Seattle, WA, but decided to have the wedding here because most of the immediate family now lives on the East Coast.  The plan was for my mom and I to handle all the wedding details for them, but since I was in the middle of moving, my mom stepped up and planned most of it...thank goodness!  The flowers, colors, and details were inspired by those beautiful vintage tablecloths that you see.  I had a fun time setting up and was able to capture a few shots throughout the day...
Beautiful, loose bouquets of wildflowers were arranged in blue mason jars for the table centerpieces along with other vintage bottles with flowers, pinwheels, and sparklers...

The wedding was at the clubhouse in my mom's subdivision so we decorated it up the best we could. My step-dad, Jon, borrowed my large chalkboard that I use for shows and created some great chalk-art for the occasion! 
My mom also sewed tons of pennant banners from fabric that we selected at Hobby Lobby...
The wedding was small and fairly casual with plenty of BBQ, fresh fruits, salad, and instead of a large wedding cake, they served these delicious cupcakes...
One of my favorite parts of the reception was the ice cream sundae bar in which the bride and groom served up ice cream for the guests in custom Mr. & Mrs. aprons.  It was a different spin on the traditional reception line!  Here is my daughter pretending that she was going to be serving...
Yes, the ice cream bar had it all, and it was by far, my girls' favorite place to be :)
It was a really fun to have the family together for a few days and celebrate!
I think the flower girls had as much fun as the bride and groom too!
Thanks for following along through the ups and downs these last few months.  I know there are some more hurdles to get over before we are settled again and I'll try to keep up the blog the best I can!  

Kristen

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13 comments:

Angela ~ Call Her Blessed said...

July 13 ...our wedding anniversary ... we just celebrated 22 yrs!

Danielle said...

The ice cream bar/reception line is brilliant!

Mary said...

H Kristen - glad you found a house, hope all goes well for the eventual move in. Know you are anxious to be settled again.

What a delightful wedding - loved it all and your pics were great.

Hope to see you back at SuzAnna's one day soon.

Hugs - Mary (Jasmin's Grandma and proud owner of vintage soda bottles and olive baskets!!)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh that wedding looks so sweet! love it! rene from cottage & vine lives in greensboro- maybe she will have some tips!

Bronwyn said...

I'd wish you "good luck" on the move, but you've done it so often that you are probably an expert! I hope all goes smoothly! By the way, that is one beautiful wedding you're family had. Gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

The wedding looks like it went just perfectly...the decorations were so sweet and I love the idea of the ice cream bar! It looks like it was fun to decorate!

I wish you all the best in your move and can't wait to see your new home!

XO,
Jane

Mindy said...

We had our wedding reception in our backyard and used vintage tablecloths on the tables as well. Love it. Everything turned out so pretty.

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

These pictures are gorgeous and the ice cream sundae bar at the wedding is such a great idea!

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

It looks wonderful!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I'm soooo glad to see you back, Kristen!!! I've started to email you several times, but I figured you were up to your eyeballs in all that was going on. Can't wait til you get settled and we can get together again! xo's

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Wow! You sure have had a lot on your plate! The wedding pics are wonderful! The flowers girls look so beautiful and those cup cakes - yummy and festive! I hope you enjoy your new home and all settles in well very soon! Hugs, Leena

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your mom did a fabulous job Kristen...she is so very talented...so the apple certainly does not fall far from the tree...the girls were so cute in their beautiful dresses...love the idea of the ice cream bar..Your brother and his new bride must have been so thrilled with the room...and tell Jon that the chalkboard art is over the top amazing!!!!...miss ya!

Bettsi McComb said...

Hi Kristen,
the wedding (and your girls) look gorgeous! It's easy to see where you get all your creative talent. Hang in there- before you know it you'll be decorating your new home and having a blast!

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