by: Lauren

I had the most difficult time deciding on what to get my bridesmaids, and I searched for the longest time. I had 9 bridesmaids, so I needed something cost effective, but I found Whimsy Press along the way.
{Lauren’s friends, mothers, and sisters: do not read any further or you may be spoiling your next gift surprise}

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These items would be great gifts for bridesmaids, mothers, or even for yourself. You won’t find these hidden in a drawer- they’re most certainly going to be put to use. And it might help a little that the designs are so modern and chic.
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All in all, they’ll be good gifts for any occasion! Bookmark this site and keep it in mind for the next time you need an idea for a gift…I know I did!



by: Lauren

Now for a glimpse into our very limited photo session:

Little did we know that a (then rare) Florida afternoon thunderstorm was brewing, and as we walked out of the church, it was a race to get a few pictures and then make it to Ocala’s Historic Downtown Square.

The picture from the previous post “The Story Behind Lauren & Schuyler” was the necessity, and we were able to fit in a few more before the clouds starting looming above.

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We raced to where the rest of the bridal party, and got juuuuust a few pictures with the whole bridal party before the skies opened on us.

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Sadly, there were many more photos that I wish we had the chance to get. However, we have no control over nature. They say it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day though, right?

Up next: Reception Photos!

*All photos by CVB Photography



by: Lauren

Moving right along…I couldn’t hold back anymore! I wanted to get the rest of the wedding posted for all to see! Just one more left….

The ceremony was beautiful. Held in the gorgeous Catholic church that I grew up in and performed by the priest that watched me grow up, it was my dream to have my wedding there.

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Growing up, I always imagined walking down this incredibly long aisle toward my future husband, and as I got older I would start to tear up just thinking of it. I of course cried walking down that aisle as I got closer to Schuyler. Note his face, filled with anticipation.

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Following the ceremony, we had a gap of time until the reception due to the time the ceremony was held. Expecting to have 3 hours to take pictures, we were in no hurry, which was how we planned it…

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Up next: The Photo Shoot!

*All photos by CVB Photography



by: Lauren

I’m a sucker for letterpress, and when I saw these invitations by Spark Stationary, I just had to share them! This is everything that I would have wanted in my invitation, and more!

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I just love the pocket folder, and the letterpress design on it is absolutely amazing. The colors go together so well (I’m sensing an inspiration board in the future), and they make the whole suite just POP! And finally, the tie that holds everything together is something I would have never paired with a wedding invitation. Modern, functional, innovative and elegant. I love it.

According to Spark, a whole line of letterpress wedding invitations will be launched in 2010. I don’t know if I would be able to wait that long. Someone please get these invitations…and then send me one- just to see it!