23rd Birthday Party

For the past three years, I’ve been having a little get together with some of my favorite people for my birthday. I’m not the type of person to be overly expressive that it’s my birthday when it comes around, but I’ve really enjoyed having these little dinner parties the past couple of years. Honestly, it’s just an excuse for me to set up a little backyard oasis with all of my vintage furniture and knick knacks. I love styling and this is the one time a year when I can really go crazy with putting together a setup!

Each year, I have my friends bring food and we just all sit around the bonfire (this year is was 90 degrees so that didn’t happen) eating yummy food and enjoying each other’s company!

My amazing friend Maggie hand painted everyone’s place card and my wonderful friend Colin got the cutest cake from Factory Girl Bake Shop!

Thanks to all my friends who made this happen and brought tasty food for us all to enjoy! Can’t wait for next year!

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Nashville TN-Travel Diary

This summer, I took one of the best vacations ever. Mark and I travelled down to Nashville TN and I basically never wanted to leave. This is a photo diary from my trip down south! We stopped at Natural Bridge, VA the night before heading to Nashville to break the 12 hour journey into two parts.

We stayed at the most lovely little Airbnb, in Nashville, that I had been following on Instagram for quite some time. It was full of antiques and perfectly placed nicnacs. The hosts, Kaitie and Tyler were the sweetest. I even did a photoshoot of them at their own home with their pups (that post is coming soon)

I never wanted to leave the amazing back porch where mark and I frequently had dinner together!

Barista Parlor was one of the coffee shops that I visited a few times. I loved their decor and their coffees, we missed out on their bisquit breakfast sandwiches though…next time we’ll definitely have to wake up earlier!

Of course we had to stop at the I believe in Nashville mural. We wouldn’t be true tourists if we didn’t! Before going to the mural, I got to pick my own bouquet from Amelia’s flower truck! It’s honestly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and had such an amazing assortment of flowers that I could barely narrow down my selection!

Nashville hot chicken was definitely on the list for what food we wanted to get when we were down there. Pro tip, order online from hattie b’s and take it to go so you don’t have to wait in a long line!

We also hit up some awesome antique stores which helped us expand our ever growing record collection!

Even though Memphis was a bit of a drive, I wanted to go to Graceland. We made it a day trip and ventured out to see the house and the museum! We got to tour the home as well as see his jumpsuits, cars and records!

We didn’t have enough time to do the full tour of Sun studios, but we did visit and it was pretty cool to go inside to where Elvis first recorded. I got a few souvenirs for family and friends from the little cafe/gift shop that was in the front!

If you go to Nashville, you have to go to Broadway at least once. Mark and I just went to see what it was all about. It was definitely crazy, but super cool hearing all of the different types of music being played in each bar.

On our last night, we went out to a local Japanese restaurant for Ramen and Sushi. We decided to keep it relaxed since we had to wake up super early the next day for our 12 hour drive home. We both never wanted to leave and are already planning our next trip back!!

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Kate&Jeremiah-New Hope Backyard Wedding

Small weddings, a few reasons why I love them. The couple is usually less focused on the details and more on the guests. They invite the most special people in their lives to be there with them to celebrate their marriage! The couple has way less to stress about.

Kate and Jeremiah got married at Our Lady of Guadalupe and then brought the party back to Kate’s parent’s house in New Hope, Pa. Since there weren’t any venues to worry about, or timelines to meet, Kate and Jeremiah were one of the most laid back go with the flow couples I’ve ever had!  We basically photographed the party as it took place and had a little chunk of time to capture just the two of them in her parent’s back yard!

Can we talk about the backyard though? It’s honestly the most amazing space ever. There was a beautiful patio where friends and family sat and chatted while eating small treats that came around for everyone to nibble on. A fire pit towards the back of the area had logs for everyone to sit on while they cozied up to the fire and listened to the music that the DJ was playing for the night.

The patio soon became the dance floor where the first dance took place, as well as Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances. Everyone was soon up and dancing under the string lights while busting moves to their favorite songs!

This wedding was so fun to document. I’m forever a fan of intimate backyard weddings, especially with couples as sweet as Kate and Jeremiah!

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