Thursday, May 28, 2009

congratulations, amie and brody!

amie and brody got married today! 

it was a beautiful ceremony on the beach in duck, nc. the weather was iffy and we couldn't decide if it was going to rain, but in the end it was a wonderful day. the slight haze turned out to be perfect for the photos, which were taken by elizabeth zongolowicz of blue peacock photography.

it was so much fun making amie's bouquet and decorating the house for her big day. it was a real "family affair", as lynda and my mother did all the cooking, i did the decorating, and the guys pitched in wherever they could.

after the ceremony, we had cocktails and food while listening to the music played by kim kalman.

Monday, May 18, 2009

i miss wine country

we have only been back to LA for a few days, but i already miss northern california. we are thinking of having the wedding in sonoma, since we had such a fabulous time, but i have decided not to do any wedding planning for a few more months. i just want to enjoy being engaged!

we are heading to north carolina next week for my sister's wedding. she is marrying a wonderful man and i am so happy for her. they will be wed on the beach in the outer banks of north carolina, followed by a cocktail reception at my parents house. i plan to make her bouquet and some other special things.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

we're engaged!

have you heard?! 
we are getting married! 
tyler proposed during a trip to sonoma, CA in may and we couldn't be more excited. we rented an amazing cottage in the mountains of santa rosa overlooking wine country. 
(thanks for the tip, mike!)

it was a magical trip and i was totally surprised! keep reading for all the details.

we went to a few wineries on the first day, but too much wine gave me a headache! we went back to the cottage for a dip the the hot tub and a quick nap. tyler wanted to hike and explore the rest of the grounds so we crossed the creek by way of a scary suspension bridge and found the Stargazing Cottage. tyler was acting weird, but i thought it was just the wine. 

i don’t think tyler could keep the secret any longer! he totally surprised me while i was checking out the view. and the ring was the one i spotted in Santa Cruz the year before! what a good little sneak! i was beyond surprised!we popped the champagne and started celebrating!

the next day we were up for an adventure! we decided to go down the Russian River in a canoe! it was a blast. a picnic lunch and couple bottles of wine made it and awesome day trip. we didn’t even tip over! 

our last day of the trip was spent in san francisco. what a beautiful city! we even got a sunny, almost fog-less day! it was the perfect end to a wonderful trip.