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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 ♥

5.13.14photography {Brooke Ringdahl Photographyflorals {Studio B Floralpaper {Paper Thick InkDesserts {Simply Modern} tutu {Little Dreamers Tutus} tableware & rentals {Apres Party Rental}

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 ♥

THE BEGINNING OF US

With our anniversary tomorrow, I have found myself reminiscing over wedding pictures, mentally reviewing our first year as Mr. + Mrs. and remembering the beginning of us.

It all began with a wedding, where Travis was smitten with the girl in the red shoes. Dancing the night away, a simple chance meeting quickly grew into a future forever.

Honestly speaking, I thought my “ladies room challenge” would have ended the night of the wedding. But I quickly realized I was more interested than I first expected when I cancelled a Wild game date and invite him over for dinner three days later. Yes, I actually made dinner for our first date! Many months and countless moves later, it was becoming obvious to everyone that Travis wasn’t the only smitten one.

A wedding may have been how it all started, but it has been the memories we’ve shared and the lessons we’ve learned together that has made us who we are today. We now spend our winters on the slopes, our nights watching “What Not To Wear” and many summer WT weekends at the races, truly embracing each others hobbies and interests as our own. With initial thoughts of “it’s about time’ when Travis finally proposed, this girl in the red shoes has finally realized that we have only begun writing “our story” together. And hopefully my dancing partner will continue a life of being smitten.. and doing the dishes!

shauna ♥

The wedding where it all began! And our FIRST picture together!

POOL PARTY, SIMPLY LOVES STYLE

Every year the hubby and I host an annual pool party to celebrate summer with our family and friends. This year, I decided to add a little simply loves twist to the day and really celebrate in coordinated style!

Guests were treated to pulled turkey and cheese sandwiches, fruit pizza, sweet cupcakes and snow cones! With the sun shinning, the kids swam while the adults enjoyed great conversation, cold beverages and a little late night bonfire.

Added bonus? My family made the seven hour trip from Winnipeg, Manitoba and I was able to swipe my brother’s camera to shoot these amazing memories seen below. Future career in photographer??? Maybe so… but until then enjoy the party!

shauna ♥

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