Sunday, September 25, 2011

Our Wedding

Mr & Mrs

We rented a house in Napa off of for our wedding site. I love to use VRBO when going on vacation, and highly recommend it for your wedding site too! We made our wedding a weekend event. We didn't want to rent a venue and have a time limit, or have to be out by a certain time. I wouldn't have done it any other way...

Bridesmaid bouquets 


One of our handmade signs

Our "guest book"  was
a wish quilt

Handmade sign for our cigar bar

Handmade Mr. & Mrs. to hang off our chairs.  
Lots of buttons! 

Me with my girls

Me and my dad before we walked down the aisle 

Our wedding party! 

In trouble, but still in love :)

July 9, 2011. One of the best days yet... 

Photography by,


We went to Boston, Vermont, and Southern Ca for our honeymoon. Our family friends let us stay at their bed and breakfast in Vermont, Inn on Covered Bridge Green. It was so wonderful and relaxing. I highly recommend it! We were so tired the first night, we slept 13 hrs. It was so nice to relax, and not be wedding planning. I wish we could go back.

Road trip to Vermont 
First honeymoon feast

Our honeymoon cottage at the Inn

Boston tour

Our hotel

Southern Ca


Wedding planning can be very stressful. When everyones emotions run high, I hope you have someone in your life like I did. My MOH, Suzanne was there for me through the ups and downs of planning. Everyone needs someone like Suzanne, who doesn't judge, and calms you down in stressful situations.  Suzanne went above and over the top for my bridal shower, I cried when I walked in. She put so much time and effort into making this day so special. This is one of the sweetest things anyone has ever done for me. I definitely felt the love that day...

homemade marshmallow pops

handmade paper flowers, and cupcakes

Grandma Mary and me

Friends since 7th grade
(Suzanne far left)

My mom

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

We're engaged!

As I casually asked Alex to dinner one evening, little did she know that this would be one of the biggest days in both our lives! As we drove through Wine Country in the beautiful Alexander Valley I tried my very hardest to remain calm and cool as I knew this was the big day and I wanted everything to be perfect. Approaching Forestville and our destination for dinner Alex looked so beautiful and unaware of all my planning that was about to take place. We checked in for dinner only to find our reservations were wrong and we were an hour early. As I acted upset, this was apart of my plan, Alex was relaxed and simply excited to be out and together. I suggested we go for a drive and we hopped in the car for a short trip. As we drove to our destination Alex was taken by beautiful backgrounds, nice summer weather, and rolling vineyards. We approached the rustic gates to Russian Hill Winery weaving our way up a long and narrow driveway. This winery sits atop a hill overlooking wine country. Worried about getting in trouble Alex noticed the winery was closed but what she didn't know is that Russian Hill Winery left the gates open just for us! Totally secluded with a sunrise upon us, the scene was set for the big moment. As we sat down and began to chat I waited for my opportunity to pop the big question........Alex said YES!!! As Alex gathered herself I snuck around the corner to grab my bottle of J Vineyards finest champagne. Sipping on bubbles, celebrating a surreal and magical moment, looking over wine country, and grinning from ear to ear we knew that this moment was the beginning of the rest of our lives together!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Alex & Nick

Fundraiser dance floor

I'm Alex, and I'm Nick. We have been together for almost 4 years, and married for 3 months. Nick is a P.E. teacher, and a high school basketball coach. He loves working with kids. Alex is an esthetician, she loves making her clients happy and beautiful. This is our life together so far...