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TODAY’S SHOE…

Looks like my other shoe has dropped and it’s snapping memories along the way! :)

I have spent years looking at the memories and stories that a picture can tell. In college we would run to Target Sunday mornings and laugh as we flipped through the memories from the night before. Our wedding was captured in the form kisses, smiles and family portraits. And after a year, we have a healthy little boy covered in cake to remind us just how blessed we truly are. Pictures tell a story. They share a moment that otherwise may have been forgotten. I want to capture as many of those moments and memories as we grow and share all of life’s passions together.

Today’s memory, practice practice practice with one of my favorite monsters. Let the fun begin…

shauna ♥

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what year is it??

So, my mind is still blown that it’s 2016, especially given that our last post was in 2014! Obviously, so much in life has happened since then; simply loves wedding & design was blessed to enjoy two more wedding seasons filled with loving couples, creative ideas and lasting memories. On a personal note, my husband and I have entered a new chapter in our lives, the exciting world of {PARENTHOOD} and it’s hard to believe that our little guy will be celebrating his first birthday in just a few short days. With all the adjustment and transition, I made the decision to limit the number of weddings per season and recently decided to “close up shop” for now while I enjoy and savor every precious moment I am gifted with my family. I wish I knew if this was forever, but something tells me it’s not… who can stay away from blushing brides, elegant décor and the rush of love! :)

While we may not play in the wedding world right now, I always have something to talk about and plan on continuing to share via simply loves. Please continue with me as I share my life as a wife, mother, friend and whatever shoe I’m wearing that day!

shauna ♥

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SWEET BACKYARD VOWAL RENEWAL…

What is more beautiful than two people in love? How about two people proclaiming that love AGAIN in front of their family and friends with their three gorgeous children by their side? On a sunny fall afternoon we were blessed to witness Dan & Melissa Conway’s such love. And of course we just HAD to share this sneak peek!

Together with the fabulous Brooke Ringdahl Photography, Studio B Floral, Paper Thick Ink, Simply Modern, Little Dreamers Tutus and Apres Party Rental, we created the perfect backyard affair for the Conway’s to share with their guests.

shauna ♥

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FIRST WEDDING FEATURE!!!

I don’t even know where to begin or how to express my complete and utter gratitude for my FIRST WEDDING FEATURE!!! I have been DYING to share all the glorious details of Sarah + Travis’s amazing wedding day from this past June, but of course I had to wait for the beyond talented ladies of the WEDDING CHICKS to do all the talking {click on the picture to learn more}… or should I say posting! he he… seriously, I’m literally delirious by this!! So, I’m going to stop and let you read for yourself!

And none of these memories would have been captured or featured if it wasn’t for the fabulous Brooke Ringdahl Photography! I am so grateful for having worked with such an amazing lady!

shauna ♥

COLOR, TEXTURE AND PRINTS, OH MY!

Today I spent my lazy Saturday watching a marathon of my FAVORITE HGTV designer Sarah Richardson, who besides having amazing design style just happens to also a) be a fellow Canadian b) is a Gamma Phi Beta!! So clearly, that makes her all that more AH-MAZING!!

Along with her fashionable design sidekick Tommy Smythe, Sarah creates rooms filled with custom furnishings, soothing colors, bold patterns and tons of personality. I’m jealous of her ability to recognize potential in anything vintage, her talent for mixing patterns and well, basically every room that she creates!

Today’s marathon has caused me to slowly walk around my house in silence, evaluating how I can mix patterns and add rich textures into each room, trying to inject some Sarah style into my home! Unfortunately, my budget and Hubby’s patience isn’t quite as big, so for now I’ll have to settle with admiring some of my favorite Sarah Richardson rooms!

shauna ♥

may you find inspiration in the big picture, but find love in the details
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