Friday, September 12, 2014

Big Girl Dress-Up.


Oh my, what a weekend!  It was exactly the bachelorette celebration I wanted but somehow even better, because my ladies committed so awesomely to the Gatsby theme, because we had perfect weather, and because my sister did just an incredible job of planning it all out in advance to just the right degree.  

We arrived at different times on Friday (not helped by the insane thunderstorms that passed from Chicago to Detroit that night), but don't worry, since we stayed up until 4 a.m. (whatttt I never do that anymore) we all got in lots of chatting and marg-drinking time :)


On Saturday we woke up to this (once we finally got ourselves out of bed!):


And as the sun began to set, it was time to get Gatsby'ed.

{Orchids for Daisy}
{High School Ladies}
{Sister/Matron of Honor}
{College Roomie}
{Law School Gals}
{The whole group!}
{Impromptu Charleston!}

And after all of this:


It was indoor photo booth time!


The classiness did not last long.  But you know what?  It didn't really at Jay Gatsby's parties either!


Sunday morning came all too soon.


And then it took a full 2 days to recover completely ;)

Have a wonderful weekend.

xo. di.

*images property of Diane Crary

Friday, September 5, 2014

It's a Party, Old Sport!


My bachelorette party, to be more precise, with a small substitution of the shores of Lake Michigan for East Egg and West Egg.  My sister has planned the whole thing (including these amazing invitations by Peace Love Design) with very little input from me, so I'm extra excited to see the weekend unfold!  It's our big summer blow-out (hoo-hoo!).





We are just under a month to the big day.  Cannot believe it and cannot wait to see all these months of planning come together.

Have a wonderful weekend.

xo. di.

*images property of Diane Crary

Monday, August 25, 2014

It's a Date.


Hello friends, I'm checking back in to say hi and to show you one of the fantastic little items I've come across during my many (probably too many) Pinterest and Etsy wedding searches: Junghwa's Personalized Jewelry (created and designed by Amy Stewart), my favorite being the petite initial tagspictured here with our initials and wedding date.  I tried to hold off on wearing it until our big day in October, but, well, I failed.  That's OK, right?    



Happy Monday, and speaking of important dates - happy 2 year anniversary to my sister and brother-in-law!  Cannot believe The Yellow House Wedding was already 2 years ago.

xo. di.

*images property of Diane Crary
*I did not receive any compensation for this post

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Oops, I Did It Again.

Yup, I disappeared on you for another month.  Blerg.  How about some images of this very cool art installation at the Tower of London to make up for it?  The ceramic red poppies (888,246 to be exact!) signify and are in honor of British and British colony fatalities during World War I.  Designed by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, the name gives me chills: Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.


The installation was unveiled in London just today, so if you're over there, go!  August 5, 2014 represents 100 years since the first day of Britain's involvement in WWI.  Poppies will be added to the installation over time, with the final flower being "planted" on November 11, 2014, Veteran's Day in the United States and a day of remembrance in the U.K.  See more images here.

Until next time ;)

xo. di.

P.S. Happy Birthday, Kleine Schwester!

*images via Bored Panda

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Where in the World?!

Unlike Ms. Sandiego, I haven't dashed off to parts unknown.  I'm still right here.  It's just summer.  And I've found myself with a second full-time job (planning our wedding).  That's not an excuse, more of an explanation :/  I'm going to try a little harder going forward to share at least one thing of interest per week.  And I am sorry for the silence.  Hope you're still here.

And here's what I've been up to over the last month:

Glimpses.

{We bought tickets through How About We to the Museum of Contemporary Art's Tuesdays on the Terrace and it was so lovely.  
Outdoor jazz music, dinner & dessert by Wolfgang Puck and a bottle of wine.  It was an amazing summer evening}
{We walked home through Lincoln Park after}
{Putting the panoramic setting to good use at the ceremony of longtime family friends and neighbors}
 {Blondes having more fun at cocktail hour}
{Gorgeous Lovett Hall at the Henry Ford & Greenfield Village}
{Having way too much fun}
{Crary-Picmann-Flemings at Alissa & George's Wedding} 
 {Parents cleaning out basement = photographing old school projects so they can finally be disassembled and thrown out :)  
I was a big Little House on the Prairie fan}
 {Childhood bed got a major upgrade.  That "F" pillow was a handmade gift received at my shower.  
Until I have the right place for it where it won't be damaged, it's fitting in beautifully here}
{Is this invite not completely amazing?!}
{Our gift to our shower host - I went for a summer BBQ theme :)}
{Superhero theme rendered awesomely; Accidental twinsies!  Brother-in-law and Fiance}
{Our fabulous hosts' amazing book wall for their daughter.  I'm in awe.}
{ZOMG Doughnut Vault}
{Last of the season?!}
 {New beautiful towels received at showers :)}
{WHAT?!}
 {4th of July sangria!}
{Whole family at our friends' annual 4th of July BBQ}
{Sis & brother-in-law finally finished reading the Harry Potter books, so we all got to watch the final movie 
together with homemade Butterbeers in hand}
{Practicing wax seals for invite purposes}
{Team Deutschland!  What an awesome World Cup (and yes that is my Gryffindor scarf repurposed and put to good use hehe}  

Links Still Worth Sharing.

How to Prep a Week's Worth of Smoothies in 10 Minutes by Henry Happened


Elie Saab's collections are always incredible.  But the Fall 2014 Collection is o.m.g. amazing.  via Tom & Lorenzo


Long Distance Loving gives a step-by-step on How to Write with Sparklers.  Can't wait to try it!


Besotted Blog put together an amazing lettering supply and resources list.  Bookmark for later.


Here's how these Iconic American Photographs were made.  via NY Mag

Ann Street Studio explores the Culture of Bali.

A Summer DIY Flower Arrangements from Style Me Pretty

Henry Happened has an Eyelash Conditioning Serum that I must try!

Visit Santorini, Greece through the lens of Fig + Honey

Have a wonderful week.

xo. di.


*images property of Diane Crary
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