Finally Hitched: Wedding Pictures!!

Guerassio-Cobb Wedding

Not quite 2 months ago, Ian and I finally tied the knot! 😄 We were married at Villa Antonia here in northwest Austin hill country. After having nervously watched the weather for two weeks, September 20th dawned bright and beautiful. We had gorgeous weather that somehow managed to also not be too hot for the non-Texans attending. Our ceremony was outdoors under an arch, overlooking the rolling hills. Our reception was indoors in a lovely space that included a stage and built-in bar. Both were the perfect size for our relatively small wedding of 65 people.

Ian and I were both super nervous right before the ceremony, as we had written our own vows and were going to attempt to say them from memory. We both had notecards in our pockets in case of emergency, and the officiant had a copy, too, but they ended up not being needed. And once the ceremony was over, we were able to relax and just have fun. Our lovely flower girl, Sienna, was quite well behaved the whole time, too! Aside from eating a few rose petals down the aisle.

The reception was the usual stuff: food, drinks, cake cutting, toasts. We had an open bar, and the menu included two wines that Ian and I had home-brewed. Background music was two acoustic guitarists, who did an amazing job. We didn’t have any dancing, since neither of us really like dancing and we knew if we had it we’d have to. So instead we had a newlywed trivia game, where we sat back to back and had to answers questions like “Who has the crazier family?” without being able to see what the other answered. Guests could submit questions beforehand when they RSVP’d and at the guest book table, and it ended up being pretty entertaining. We also did a bouquet toss and garter toss, and both Ian and I had to throw twice as his didn’t make it the group and mine hit the ceiling the first time.

And now, without further ado: the pictures! I know there are a lot, but this is seriously as much as I could narrow down. You should see the Facebook album.

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The Day

Our wedding colors were aubergine purple, light sage green, and silver. I designed all of the paper goods myself, from the invites to the table numbers to the signage. And had a blast doing that, if I’m honest – my inner paper aficionado got to geek out a lot.

The Details

You know I had to sneak dragons in there somehow. Fun fact: the big wooden doors we were announced through for the reception? The handles are also dragons, which I didn’t realize until about 10 seconds before we were announced, when Ian pointed it out. 😀

Overall, it was a beautiful day and went mostly smoothly. Our venue had a day-of coordinator that handled all of the vendors and little details, which made things SO MUCH LESS STRESSFUL. Seriously, she was awesome. Shout out to Ms. Chris! We are both so happy with how the day went, and thinking back on it makes me smile. Which is what you want for your wedding day!

Are you married? What was your wedding like?

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March Etsy Finds

Temperatures are back in the comfortable range here, and we’re definitely get our share of the spring showers that are supposed to bring all of the pretty flowers (here’s hoping). My two Etsy treasuries for March are all about nature. One takes a Celtic turn in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, and the other is just all about sliding into spring. Take a look: Celtic Elves Elvish Celtic Woodland Leaf Pendant with 16 Inch Box Chain, LOTR inspired Necklace, Handmade .925 Sterling Silver, One of A Kind Jewelry Camias $110.00 Green Ivy Growing on Granite shyphotog $15.00 Surreal Fantasy Illustration, […]

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February Etsy Finds

For this month’s Etsy round-up, I’ve got some soft, romantic finds, and some wintry finds. Both seemed appropriate given the recent holiday and weather. 🙂 Take a look: Rose Pink Rose Pillow Cover Natu… machelspencePHOTO $30.00 Baby Shower Gift, Pink… OdPaAm $49.00 Pressed Flower Necklace… KateeMarie $29.00 Ceramic Heart Dish – pink, lace annegalligan $12.00 Valentine Pink – Framed and… BlueSkyFineArt $65.00 Pastel Baby Girl Nursery Dec… Raceytay $30.00 Pink Rose Necklace Country… apocketofposies $26.00 Wood and Seed Bead Neckl… Spectrakraft $32.50 LED Wild Rose Fairy Lights… FairybyFoxie $22.00 Glasswing butterfly- small orig… SunnyLeeStudio $65.00 sakura spirit bear MountRoyalMint $86.00 […]

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December Etsy Round-Up

December makes me think of one thing: Christmas, Christmas, and more Christmas. (We’re not much for the whole ice and snow thing here in Austin). So this month’s Etsy treasuries are all about that. The first is about Christmas colors, red and green. The second is a neutral, natural take on Christmas. Take a look: Crimson & Clover Real Green Four Leaf Clover Brooch, Green Clover, Real Clover, Green Real flower, Pressed flower Resin Brooch, Brooch or Pendant ArtOreCrafts $24.00 Shamrock Necklace, Green Swarovski Crystal Four Leaf Clover, Irish Flag Colors, Orange, White, Green, Shamrock Jewelry GreenRibbonGems $36.00 Mosaic Pot […]

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Shop News

Holiday Bazaar Postcard 2014

First and foremost, don’t forget you can find me this Saturday at the Rockin’ Around the Holiday Bazaar in Round Rock, TX. More details here, and you can RSVP/share the even here. I’d love to meet some of my blog readers and shop fans in person! You can print off this postcard and hand it in at the entrance to be entered for a door prize: Secondly, Annie’s Artist Lookbook did a wonderful surprise write-up on me and my shop, which you should go check out. Thanks, Annie! And last, if you haven’t already seen, holiday-themed items and stocking stuffer […]

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Friday Favorites: Dotan

Thanks to the boy’s satellite radio, I can actually instantly know the band for a song that catches my attention while we’re driving somewhere. This happened with Home by Dotan the other week, and I promptly bought the album it came from on iTunes when we got home. And it’s been on repeat since then. Here’s a few of my favorites from the album 7 Layers: Dotan by Amanda Cobb on Grooveshark I checked out his previous album, too, but I think 7 Layers is better. What’s caught your ear lately?

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October Etsy Round-Up

Ah, October. Arguably my favorite month, and not just because it contains my birthday (woo!). In Austin especially, the weather is my favorite in October – still warm and sunny, but not sweltering. Colors transition into my favorite palette, and it just feels like the season of getting things done. And of course there’s Halloween. So many reasons to like this month. So today I have two Etsy collections that speak to me of October – one around Halloween (unavoidable) and one with a muted color palette that makes me think of fall. Modern Halloween Orange Earrings, Drizzled Black Earrings, […]

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