The First Look We Never Had

The First Look We Never Had

Around our six-month milestone of marriage, a new friend in Austin, Meredith, (who happens to have her own amazing business, Bristol Lane Florals, and was super encouraging when I told her about my dream of starting this blog!) asked me if Jeff and I would like to be models for an upcoming styled shoot. She was collaborating with several other Austin wedding vendors/friends for a new blog/magazine, Cottage Hill.

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Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle

We will be celebrating eight months of marriage in just a few days. I can say with certainty that the months after our wedding day have flown much more quickly than the months leading up to it!

As I mentioned here, I envisioned the environment of our reception being full of celebration, gratitude, liveliness, and joy. We were honored to have so many of our friends and family present on that special day. Best of all, they were there to witness and celebrate the beginning of our marriage, not just our wedding. I wanted to engage our loved ones in garnering their love and support for all the years to come, Lord willing! What could be more fun than them slipping messages into bottles for us to break open and read during future anniversaries? (Inspiration from Erica & Daniel Josey’s beautiful wedding!)

Our engagement was a little over seven months long, so I had time to plan but no time to lose! I also challenged myself to do this as inexpensively as possible. Here’s how they came together…

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Stamped Pillow

Stamped Pillow

When it came time to decorate our bedroom (and even during creating our wedding registries) I was confronted with the challenge of blending masculine and feminine tastes for the first time. We agreed on a white duvet with a heathered gray quilt from Pottery Barn, which laid the foundation for the rest of the room. These soft and comforting colors are anchored with black furniture, frames, and accents. Above all, it was going to be our space, and we want it to remain that way as the years go on and even as our family changes. What better way to make it our space than reminding ourselves of the day that made us an “us”?

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