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Weekend

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Happy Tears

Some of the most praised details from our wedding day, were the various DIY projects and antique store hunts we completed for the big day. Amongst which included, chalkboard signs, a wooden arbor for the ceremony, ‘happy tears handkerchiefs’ for the guests, and vintage pitchers for the reception centerpieces.

Photo by Matt Haas Photography

These little but important touches ended up becoming lovely memories for many of the guests—many guests expressing how painstakingly they chose a special handkerchief to take home—hankies which were much needed I might add, our ceremony was definitely a tear filled event (after our vows the husband and I even pulled handkerchiefs from our pockets at the same time, a moment which caused plenty of laughter amongst our guests). Others even contacted us later with stories of how the hankie had become a part of other special moments in their lives—my uncle who found the hankie in his pocket (in a moment of need) after dropping his eldest daughter off for her first day of college shortly after the wedding, another guest used her hankie to dry her tears while her granddaughter who lives in China was visiting. When the seven year old expressed concern over her grandmother’s tears, her grandma explained that they were not sad tears, but happy tears, as she was using her ‘happy tears hankie’. The seven year old then became even more concerned over the fact that she did not own a ‘happy tears hankie,’ and so the hankie was passed down, and now resides in China. It’s these little stories that will make the lovely memories from our big day continue to grow.

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Wedding Season

Saul Steinberg
Wedding, 1950
Screen printed on paper

I am absolutely smitten with this lovely wedding party screen print by artist Saul Steinberg, celebrated for his covers and drawings for The New Yorker, and his internationally exhibited drawings, paintings, sculptures, prints and collages, alike. It is certainly wedding season in our household, with five weddings in a five month span—one of which is this weekend, for a dear friend of mine. I am equally as giddy for her wedding, as I was for my own, and could not be happier for the lovely couple (congrats you two!!!). Readying myself for some bachelorette festivities tonight, rehearsal tomorrow, and the big day on Saturday!!

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One Month

Marcel Duchamp, At the Palais de Glace, 1909, Ink with splatter on paper

One of the many things I am loving about married life, is getting to celebrate the little    we-just-started-dating-esque anniversaries once again. This week marks our one month anniversary, celebrated with some beautiful fall blooms from the husband, and a little weekend getaway. As we were heading down to the Chicago area for a baptism on Sunday, we decided to extend our little trip and head down Saturday night for a late night drink at Pops for Champagne and dinner at our favorite Chicago restaurant, Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar, which has the most incredible Italian small-plates.

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Return

Lovers Returning to a Palace, late 18th c.
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Alright. Finally returning from my rather long hiatus. It’s back to reality, after an absolutely lovely wedding day, and wonderfully tropical honeymoon with the husband. Though the big day is over, we’ve been enjoying reliving all the little details we missed, looking back at the preview photos we’ve received so far from our photographer Matt from Matt Haas Photography.

More photos to come as we look back on our day!

Photo by Matt Haas Photography

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To-dos

Adolf Konrad’s graphic packing list, Dec. 16, 1973

The wedding is fast approaching, and though it feels like there are a million things to do, the actual to-do list is quickly disappearing. I am a huge lover of lists, from the trivial to the not-so-trivial, and when throwing such a large complicated event, it has become necessary in keeping my thoughts organized. In addition to the many lists currently scattered throughout my apartment, the Martha Stewart Weddings website has been a lifesaver throughout the planning process. The website provides an incredibly complete wedding Checklist, with items chronologically listed to insure you stay on track, with the option of adding your own items to the list (in addition to awesome Budget, Guest, Seating, Invite and Meal trackers). I highly recommend the site to all those in the midst of planning.

As wedding stress starts to climb, I’m thinking my future to-do lists will need to be created along the lines of the notes and lists found in Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists’ Enumerations from the Collections of the Smithsonian Museum.
Even the thought of painting my honeymoon packing list, makes the whole thing seem less stressful.

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