Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cindy is 50

Last Saturday I spent the evening with the most lovely family celebrating Cindy's 50th birthday. It was an amazing party full of family and friends having the most special evening. Cory from Cocktails and Caviar planned the event which was held at Royal Oaks Country Club. Joanne the catering director at the club is so great to work with and I always love working with Cory and his team. They made some Amazing happen Saturday night. Absolute Entertainment set up some amazing lights. The room was bathed in blue light for dinner with patterns of light on the ceiling. Absolute Entertainment, Cocktail and Caviar, Fauxcdes, Suite 206 and bbj linens combined their talents to transform the ballroom at Royal Oaks into a supper club for the evening. I loved it. After dinner Emerald City played and it turned into a dance party. My husband has a lot to live up to in 8 years ;)

This is Cindy. She's fun, fit and fearless....and might I add fabulous.
 The room was spectacular. Blue light everywhere, lamps on the tables, perfectly coordinated linens and flowers. Spectacular.
 Here's a closeup of the lamp bases that were filled with water and flowers.
 The places were set with plates on brown linens with blue napkins that were folded to hold a menu which if you look at it mimics the pattern in the rim of the plate in color that match the linens. Perfetcly coordinated.
 There were a few smaller tables along the sides of the room with low lamps barely peeking up over the wine glasses. Love these little intimate tables for four.
 Cindy had a signature blue drink served at the cocktail hour. I'm not sure exactly what was in it but I heard champagne and I saw orange twists so I'm betting it was pretty tasty.
 We took a few family photos before the party started.
 Love this family.
After dinner Cindy was toasted by her three kids. 
 It was fun to wathc her as she listend to what her kids had to say.
 Then she was toasted by her two brothers.
And finally her husband Phil got up to toast his wife.
 What a great couple.
 Then they partied the night away on the dance floor and honestly I don't think Cindy stopped dancing once.
 Her dad even took a turn dancing with her.
 and somehow she ended up on stage singing with Emerald City...FUN!
Happy Birthday Cindy! I hope I look as fabulous as you at 50 and that I am surrounded by as much love from family and friends. Your party was Amazing and so are you.

Friday, November 22, 2013


Last night I got to spend a little time with Logan. She is nine days and just under 8 pounds of amazing.
Pretty in pink.
She likes to have her hands up by her face.
  Mom and dad are awesome.
 Logan has such bold bright colors in her room and mom found this great little matching bright set of drawers in Canton so we took some photos with her with her crib quilt and pillows in the drawer. So cute!
I'm loving her quilt....and her sweet little face.
 Have you seen these rings before? If you are a regular reader you will recognize them from mom and dad's wedding several years ago.
 I like these of mom and dad with Logan.
 Leslie have some letters to try that popular  Pinterest photo with the feet making the v in love by Logan was not all about is playing with her feet so we did this instead and I really like it.
Baby's first Christmas.
A few more with mom and dad.
 and finally Leslie's mom and dad showed up and I could not resist taking just a few photos of Logan with her grandparents. I love this...I think Logan is actually smiling :)
 Welcome Logan! And congratulations Leslie and Andrew, she's gorgeous!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I spent the evening with Tristan...he's 13 days of sweetness. I think I'm in love.
Really...how perfect is he?
 He's a Bears fan already...
 ...and a Cubs fan, but he has his own bat from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
 Mom and dad met in Chicago and love the city and their sports teams.
 Tiny toes.
 With dad, and with mom.
 What a sweet little family.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Stephanie & Chris

I'm so far behind on my blogging...Stephanie and Chris already celebrated their month-a-versary and I'm just now getting the time to post their photos. But in my defense...I love this couple and their blog post had to be absolutely perfect. They got married just over a month ago at the Hickory Street Annex in Dallas and can I just say...it was perfect.
Do everything in Love.

Stephanie's dress and shoes
 and her jewelry. Her grandfather made her the pearl bracelet from her grandmother's pearl necklace and the blue ring is her grandmother's.
 Getting ready.
Love the mirrors.
 Stephanie had a first look with her dad and his expression is priceless!
Some ceremony and reception details.
 So this is cool...the ceremony and reception were in the same room with the Japanese Lanterns hanging from the ceiling. It's amazing how quickly you can change the look of a room. It helps if you have a great venue like the Hickory Street Annex and a fabulous planner like Dallas Girl Friday. I absollutely love working with Julie, she gets the job done and keeps everything on time.
 Ceremony time. Chris kisses his mom.
 Steph's dad gives her away. I love the way he has his hands on both their backs to bring them together. Such a sweet moment.
 Here's another one...
 It's nice to work in a venue where you can move around and get different angles.
 High-fiveing the preacher. So fun!
 The guys.
The girls.
The beautiful bride.
 The handsome groom.
 Some alone time. I'm loving the red door since their wedding color was red. I was reading something just the other day about looking at your venue before choosing your wedding colors and I thought Stephanie must have saw all the red details here and picked her colors to coordinate.
 Reception time.
Toasts. I love the way they look at each other. Simply happy.
 Listening to toasts, all smiles.
 Cake and cupcakes!
 First dance under the lanterns.
They are just so happy is shows.
 Dance with Dad...
...and with mom.
 Don't stop believin'
The girls and guys were all into the bouquet and garter toss...love that!
 We took a little time at the end of the evening to do a few more portraits and they are some of my favorites.
 And here I am with Stephanie. I love you my dear. You and Chris are perfect together I wish you a lifetime of happiness.