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Detail: Bling.

I had a pretty eclectic mix of jewelry. Some was passed down, some I’ve not taken off in years, some was custom made. And it all rocked.

The Cape Cod (or Dennis) bracelets I never take off.

My aunt Ellen gave me this ring. My mother had given it to her on her wedding day.

My Precious.

Our wedding bands were customized and purchased off of Etsy. For $25 each.

The white pearls were my mother's. I had the turquoise ones commissioned on Etsy.

The woman who made the turquoise pearls threw in these earrings.






































































































































































Pearl earrings and necklaces: North Atlantic Art
Customized text wedding bands: Kathryn Riechert
Cape Cod bracelets can be found here.

All photos by Persimmon Images.

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And now for the pretty stuff …

I figured after the surrrious post the other day, it’d be fun to have purdy schtuff to ogle.

First up? Our guest board. It’s a skateboard deck, in my blue, found online for $12. Add some silver Sharpie signatures, and voila!

We found some of these old-school babies. Plastic drink charms! A bag of 250 was about $11. Not bad, eh?

I probably should have started with our stationary, but whoopsie! Our invitations are from Invitations by Dawn. By ordering them on Labor Day weekend, we got a killer discount. And I love the way they turned out! Our Save the Dates are postcards the hotel sent us. We printed on clear labels and I hand-addressed each one.

I got my Red Sox garter! It was a bit pricey … but so worth it.

I won a personalized hanger from the Lila Frances Etsy shop. Figured it would be cute for pics with my dress.

Leigh’s outfit is great. The shorts have a really subtle pinstripe. Now we just need his Chucks and hat.

Our rings turned out beautifully!!! They even have our wedding date on the inside.

And just because I can … here’s my precious 😉

Finally, all of this is stuffed into boxes and is chilling in Weddingland.


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Ok, feeling better and ready for more.

During this ‘hiatus’ I’ve actually figured out some pretty great wedding stuff. And it was really nice to step back, distract myself with other things and take a deep breath.

First: Eff flowers. Well, not entirely, but pretty largely. The girls will all have a small bouquet, likely of orchids. Buttttt, this is what I’m doing.


So, if anyone has any brooches or pins or stumbles upon them … I need like 60-80 total.

Leigh and I went shopping for wedding bands the other day, and given the shape of my ring, I’d likely have to get a custom band to ‘fit’ with it. The standard band is not something I’m totally gaga about following. In fact, I want to do this:

Tiny Text - Thin Posey Ring - custom made with your choice of inscription in sterling silver by Kathryn Riechert

I found them on etsy.com. I’ll get my own phrase on it … something that means something to me and Leigh. And they’re cheap. Like $28 cheap. As opposed to the custom one, which was $900-$1200. Ack!!!

And, finally, Leigh has decided on the kilt. There was a time when he was just going to go with khaki shorts, but he wants to represent his Scottish heritage, and I respect that. He’s going to change into shorts for the reception, but he wants to wear the kilt while we express our commitment to one another.

Kilt - Ancient Hunter Sport Kilt

So, there you have it. Some things figured out, some still up in the air. We’re still working on finding a good photog, and have expanded beyond the Islands. Turns out, it may be cheaper to fly someone from the mainland and get EXACTLY what we want. Who knew?


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