Monday, May 14, 2012

I'm married!

Thank you, Nordstrom's Wedding Suite!  You ladies rock!
Hello!  I've been enjoying newlywed bliss for the last 2 weeks, and I haven't yet sorted out all of the pictures to give an actual photo recap, but I wanted to let y'all know that the wedding was fantastic!  We couldn't have been happier!  Indeed, Bryan and I are both so glad that we went the route that we did with a simple courthouse wedding with just a few guests, since even that was emotional and exhausting!  We had the ceremony at the Anne Arundel County Courthouse, walked around to take pictures with the photographer that all my dear friends chipped in to hire for us, and then had a lovely little afternoon tea/lunch at Reynolds Tavern before going home and crashing!


And at last, I can reveal my actual dress, though I still like it best on the mannequin!  :)  (Have I mentioned how much I hate seeing pictures of me? It ruins my super-model self-image!)


We'd planned to go to dinner that night at one of our favorite restaurants with my parents and Bryan's mom, but I couldn't be convinced to get out of my pajamas and instead cooked a really good dinner for everyone at home.  It was probably more work, in the end, but it made me (and everyone else) happy!

Bryan, his mom (Margery), my dad (Bob), and my mom (Sue).  I'm so happy Bryan married me - look at his cute smile!

Crawfish quesadillas with homemade guacamole and Bobby Flay's awesome corn with peppers and cotilja cheese.  And a bottle of champagne we'd had kicking around for quite awhile waiting for a special celebration - we decided that this qualified!

My favorite detail from that dinner...my mom wearing her pearls after borrowing one of Bryan's t-shirts!  It's a great look for her, don't you think?  ;)  You are welcome, Mom!


Here's a link to the photographer's favorite pictures from the day, in case you are curious:
http://www.zadesignz.com/elle_bryan_blog/

We like a lot of others better, so we'll be going through the proofs this week to decide on our favorite 40, which will be edited and put into an album for us.  My bouquet, in case you are wondering, was from Wegmans!  It was only $50, and it was absolutely perfect!


I have managed to find some time for quilting, though!  I finished the binding and hanging sleeve and was able to finally present this quilt, a Storm at Sea, to my dear friends Talia and Aaron.  I had finished the binding in time to give it to them at the wedding and then walked out the door without it, but I was happy to get the hanging sleeve attached for them and gave it to them at Aaron's make-up birthday party (since we got married on his actual 30th birthday!).  This quilt was a wedding present for them (though they got married 2.5 years ago...but they agreed it was worth the wait!)!  It was very hard to let it go...I might have to make another for Bryan and me someday!

"Don't quilt, Mom.  Pet meeeeeee!"
I also finished the hand-quilting on the second quilt for Aileen (who totally stole the show at the wedding...she is really the cutest baby, as you'll see when I get the photos posted!).  I also started and actually finished piecing and quilting another quilt for my cousin's new baby, despite someone making it rather difficult...but how can I resist that sweet face?


"I'll hold your fabric for you...aren't I a good helper?"

1 comment:

  1. You know we all want to see a picture of YOU in that dress, which is gorgeous, by the way. Congratulations!

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