just a whole lot of awesomeness.

i've been compiling little things i've found all over for the past week.
here it is.
all of it :)

love the claw foot tub as giant cooler found via Ruffled Blog

adore this lacy short dress, especially cute because her mom wore it 30 years earlier- also from Ruffled Blog

i love a streamer background [and can you get a more budget-friendly option?! it's perfect] found via Rock n Roll Bride

i love it when you can tell a bride and groom dressed in a way that's totally THEM, whatever that might be [not what they're wedding planner suggested] a gorgeous shot from Amelia Lyon Photography *as a personal note, i bought nic some chucks to wear for our last reception. I bought them for him nearly 3 years before we got married so they could be perfectly broken in. I bought some for me at the same time for the same reason- we both totally forgot about it and never wore them at our wedding. SO SAD! that's what we get for planning 3 years ahead I guess :)


DIY Wednesday!

So instead of picking just ONE amazing DIY project for you guys this wednesday, I found a bunch! Head on over to The Wedding Chicks blog, they have a whole section filled with amazing DIY projects that are super easy, modern, and adorable. Place cards, menus, paper flowers, and fake mustaches (my faves) can all be found there. So go!


nerdy engagements

and when i say nerdy i mean nerdy in the BEST WAY EVER! i aboslutely adore this gorgeous couple captured by ben blood. i especially love their cloud/rainbow sweater combo and the chalkboard images. so so so so cute.

these last 2 are my faves. i'm dying over adorableness.


idaho bride

these pictures were taken by the talented Justin Hackworth just miles from my house in idaho. this bride is completely stunning- i can't get enough of her dress & veil. If you live in utah, you MUST be at Justin's 30 strangers opening reception* tonight on center street in Provo. If only we didn't live 4 hours away [from EVERYTHING!]... sigh...

*For the third edition of Hackworth’s 30 Strangers Project and fund raiser, the fine art photographer shot portraits of 30 sets of mothers and daughters, some spanning four generations, over 30 days. Participants were selected at random from over 400 people that asked to be part of the project. In lieu of a sitting fee, each donated to the Center for Women & Children in Crises.

what a great guy.


yellow & black

man, those bees have got it down.
yellow & black is such a bitchin color scheme.
don't believe me? take a peep!

plus, all of the other details are so freaking cute too. i especially swoon all the scrabble tiles (anyone want to battle me on words with friends?) and the tree silhouettes used on their backdrop & stationary. love. love. love. via ruffled blog