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wedding week {the BIG day} & blog crawl

Friday, April 29, 2011

Today is the day that Prince William & Kate Middleton {now known as Princess Catherine} got married! Congratulations to Will & Kate! I wish Princess Diana could have been here for this event. I {like everyone else} absolutely loved Lady Di.

Today is also the last day of wedding week on the blog & I wanted to write about something that I think is very important. Some people {and by some people I mean some brides} get all crazy with the details and forget that this is supposed to be one of the best days of their lives. I know event planning can be stressful but I do believe that planning a wedding should be fun. Don't you? I also think that everyone should do something fun on the big day.

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I need to take a moment to rave about Sweet Lady Jane & Elegant Cheese Cakes. We have ordered a few cakes from SLJ & I went to a cake tasting at Elegant Cheesecakes years ago. SLJ was rated the no. 1 patisserie in the world by National Geographic & ECC was featured on Oprah. You can place orders online from both shops & I cannot recommend them enough. If you don't trust me you know you can trust National Geographic & Oprah. But you can trust me. Really.

Straws, fruit, jumping with parasols. Fun.

Photo booths, typewriters, straws, a lemonade stand. Also fun.

Two of my biggest loves. Photography & lemon water.

 Don't forget to invite all your friends.

And I do mean all of them.

 My best buddy will be there with bells on. Ok, no bells. But he will wear a bow tie.
SillyBuddy. Perfect name if you ask me. Such a cute shop!

And most important of all...

...don't forget to smile & have a little fun.

Thank you to everyone who participated in my first blog crawl!

I hope you all enjoyed wedding week! What did you think? I loved it.
I may have to post some favorite event photos every so often. This was fun!

I am leaving Chicago for warmer weather this afternoon. So excited!
Have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. So excited to be a party of this wedding party crawl! Loved this whole week!

  2. I so enjoyed being a part of this blog crawl! Have a great weekend! XX

  3. Very excited to be a part of this! The wedding was so absolutely lovely!

  4. This was/is such a fun blog crawl- thank you so much for putting it together. I asbolutely loved your post and agree with all of your wedding fun picks- gorgeous!!!

  5. This is going to be an unproductive day since I'll be reading all of these fab blogs! Fun! And I completely agree with needing to have fun and enjoy the wedding. It goes by sooooo fast.

    Great meeting you!! :)

  6. The Sweet Lady Jane cake is STUNNING!

    And you're totally right-- everyone has to include elements of fun in their day, even for black tie weddings! It's one of the most important things we tell our clients-- it's the one day that's about YOU! Make sure you love it!

  7. What a great post - a great ode to the royal wedding. I recorded it so I'm about to put it on and fast forward to all of the good parts. I'm pretty excited - somehow I've been able to avoid any pictures and reports of it!

    So great to meet you last night - thanks again for putting it all together and getting us a really cheap night out! Looking forward to meeting you again!

  8. I really hope I can remember your advice and take it to heart when I get married someday! I agree that having fun is far more important than perfection at a wedding. And these photos just confirmed that my future dog will be attending my future wedding - preferably in a little red wagon. :)

  9. Those chocolate mustaches are so cute! I love lemon water as well!!

  10. a wedding blog crawl?! how fun! love all the images - they're so bright and springy : )


  11. thanks for hosting the crawl! i love the stripped straws, tomato can for a vase, and the pups! AH! if i ever get a dog im getting him a bow tie collar. too cute. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  12. Thanks so much for doing this and allowing me to participate! And the dogs above put a smile on my face. Enjoy the warmer weather this weekend, and try to bring some back with you :)

  13. Fantastic posts! Having a blast checking out all the posts :)

  14. fabulous idea for the blog crawl!! These should be something we do monthly-love it!!

  15. This was a fab blog party, thank you for hosting it Danielle! I still have a few more pages to visit and I am loving everyone's inspiration!! Thank you for your kind comment earlier, and trust me I feel just the same about your blog!!
    Nancy xo

  16. All of your inspiration photos are so beautiful! I love the cheerful flowers and citrus, mixed with all of the feminine details. I just celebrated my wedding and the little decorations were definitely one of the best parts of planning!