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Jennifer & John’s Morris Arboretum Wedding

Absolutely in love with the photos from Jennifer & John’s wedding that Ashley Bartoletti captured, and it was just the kick in the butt we needed to get back to blogging! Maybe it’s Pantone’s color of the year, but we’re totally in love with this lavendar/purple palette! Happy first day of July!

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Photography: Ashley Bartoletti Photography | Florals: Belovely | Venue: Morris Arboretum

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‘Bee’ is for BOY!

Well we posted the news on Instagram and Facebook, but of course we need to share the news on our blog!

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Yup! I (Lauren) am pregnant again!  I couldn’t be more grateful all the support I’ve had over this past year after loosing Baby Cane last March and after a rough year we’re so happy that we’re back to starting our family again, and this time with a healthy baby boy!

Since wedding season takes off first thing in May and I’m due early August, I’m realizing that in order to properly prepare for baby, I needed to get on the horse and start this nursery design! Since my first trimester left me with many sleepless nights…like many of my brides, I kind of over did it on Pinterest. (hey, it’s something that captures my attention for hours and I don’t even have to leave the bed!) I’m now happy to say that I’ve narrowed things down and started gathering things on a registry.

Nursery Theme: My Little Adventurer.

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I know the woodland theme is super popular, but I wanted to stay a bit more textural and geographical than covering the room in animals. I want my little man to grow up curious about the world around him.

This post is a bit premature in that I literally JUST finished this design board and haven’t numbered things out to correctly post links to the items in a blog post. So, if there is any item in my design that you’d love to know where I found it, please just leave a comment and I’d be happy to oblige!

We have some construction work to finish up on the room  such as:
1. Expanding the closet since the closets in our 120+ year old home are only 12″ deep and roughly 3′ wide
2. Replacing a door to the balcony (yes our nursery opens up to a balcony and I can’t WAIT to put a rocking chair out there and enjoy baby time in the fresh air!)
3. Replace the room’s large picture window (this winter has made us well aware of the crazy drafts those old things get!)
4. Paint the ceiling & walls – you don’t see a paint chip in the design board cause I’m going white. Nothing shows texture and pops color better than a nice white backdrop.

Fingers crossed we can accomplish all that in the month of March so by April we can load in some artwork, rugs, window treatments and really get things going!

xo,
Lauren

Erin & Jeff | Wedding Video

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Videographer: Tree of Life Films | Photographer: Natalie Franke Photography | Wedding Planners: Belovely | Florist: Floral Expressions by Jennifer | Hair & Makeup: Amina Garrett-Scott | DJ: Brian from MyDeeJay | Caterer: Ken’s Creative Kitchen | Signage, Table Numbers, Decor, Cake Topper, Lounge, Chalkart, Styling, Lighting, Save-the-Date: Belovely | Bridal Gown: Watters at Betsy Robinson Bridal | Invitations: Minted | Wedding Cake: Caroline’s Cakes | Desserts: Flavor Cucakery Macarons + Betsy Secules Kuhns Cupcakes