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Bon Weekend – with a side of awesomesauce.

Our copy of LOHAS arrived on Wednesday! I posted the mock-ups that were sent to Stacey a few weeks ago, and we were very happy with them, but it’s hard to fully appreciate it until it’s in your hands. The entire magazine is so, so very lovely, and we’re honored that we were the one of the couples chosen to represent the concept of a ‘green’ wedding in this publication.

LOHAS Magazine

All images click through to larger versions.
Oh hai, I’m a published photographer now! The incredible Stacey Bode is a goddess, and this was one event she was working solo. Sadly, that meant that during the hectic afternoon with the venue and reception being a half mile apart, some photos didn’t happen because I didn’t manage to have things like having the invitations available for her to photograph. I was too busy burning my fingers with the hot glue gun! So I took that photo. :)
LOHAS Magazine

LOHAS Magazine

I’m waiting for Lily to share if there is any significance to the napkin/handkerchief she sent with the magazine, other than it being very beautiful. I opted to put it with my mother’s old napkin ring for this shot. We’re so tickled that they used one of our photos for the display on the right!
LOHAS Magazine

Some more of the magazine…
This is another couple that was featured, Colin and Mia.
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The spread also featured the site, Green Union, which I’d never heard of before and I’m glad I did, and now I’m passing it on! LOVE the Maypole, we really wanted to have one for our celebration.
LOHAS
Site: greenunion.co.uk/
Blog: www.greenunion.co.uk/blog/

This article showcases the many ways to use the giant lotus.
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LOHAS

This lovely image is part of an article on making furniture/joints by hand. I may update this with some more shots.
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More decor style.
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Thrifty style.
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Again, our many thanks to Lily, for finding us and being so awesome to work with!

LOHAS Magazine Feature

Several weeks ago one of our photos on Flickr received a comment from Lily, who is an editor for LOHAS magazine in China, asking us if we were interested in being featured in an article highlighting green weddings. LOHAS is an acronym for Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability. After we received some more information from Lily, Michael, Stacey and I talked and decided to go for it! We were sent 18 questions to fill out and were requested to send about 50 images from our wedding, our day after shoot, and a few Michael and I took during during the preparations phase.

Stacey received scans of the feature, and they used a photo in another feature! Here are the images I ripped from Stacey’s site…if you want to see larger versions, please visit her post. Just click on those images to enlarge.


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We’ll be receiving our copies sometime soon and I’ll take photos of magazine then.

Thank you Lily!

Shameless self promotion time…

I had an fantastic phone conversation with Stacey yesterday. She allowed me to laugh and cry about how stressed I’ve gotten about the move. Then, she turns around and posts this to sweeten my day.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it right now. I love our friends.

Happy Birthday!

I know you’ve seen this photo a million times, but I love my virtual goosings! A very happy birthday to the lovely Ms. Stacey Bode!

Me & Bo-d
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{Photo credit: Stacy Bode}

‘Day After’ photos

or…
“We went to Dragon*Con and all we got were these stupid photos” – Stacey Bode.

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It could almost be the ‘day after’ since we were married on a Friday and these were taken on a Saturday…four months later. :)

When Stacey and I started hatching our plans we talked about several locations, but she kept coming back to Historical Oakland Cemetery. Stacey has been itching to use this particular spot and knew me well enough to know that I’d go right along with her. I’m no stranger to participating in photo shoots at the cemetery and the last 5 years I lived in Atlanta were just a block and a half away. In fact, their annual fall Victorian celebration, Sunday in the Park is this Sunday, October 4.

I made a new bouquet for the shoot and was crushed when our florist told us that neither ranunculus’ or peonies would be available. I surprised myself by choosing the antique roses. They were stunning and for the most part, they held up well traveling from Charleston to Atlanta and the 3 days between pick-up and shoot. I combined them with the variegated pittosporum, and a lotus pod. I brought my feathers to use, but in the end we decided to keep it simple. I wrapped the stems in the same moss sheet/ribbon/acorn combo that I used for the wedding. I also had to remake Michael’s boutonniere because I dropped the original the week of the shoot and the wheat broke apart. Thankfully it took me a fraction of the time to make the second bout.

Stacey, as always, did a spectacular job capturing our personalities. I’ve known her for a very long time and she thrives in working outside the box. Her creativity never ceases to amaze or inspire me. When people used to ask me what I’d miss most about leaving Atlanta, I’d always say, “My friends, Gail K. Fabrics, and DeKalb Famer’s Market”. Stacey could be her own category.

{Photo credit: Stacy Bode}

I would like to shout a big, “Thank You!” to Kat for featuring us on Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride.

Green Wedding Shoes

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These vintage Andrew Geller shoes were originally bought at Stefan’s in Atlanta when I was a bridesmaid in Ms. Bode’s wedding. They had sassy hot pink linen rectangular tabs on the toe, but for Stacey’s wedding I pulled them off and replaced them with orange gerbera daisies. Our bridesmaid colors were orange and we carried bouquets of green hydrangeas.

Last year I had them resoled at Peter & Sons in South Windermere shopping center. The insoles and toe embellishments were done by me and the sterling acorn brooches were purchased on eBay. One was a killer deal and the other used up the savings from the first. Of course, I didn’t think there were too many around so I pounced on both auctions. I saw two more about two weeks later for closer to the price of the first brooch but I knew I needed to get them when I could. I used Swarovski hot fix rhinestones in the color olivine. I was tickled green {;)} that the rhinestone arrangement ended up being a hexagon.

{Photo credit: Evita Smith}
My shoes before I retired the daisies. I often had people tell me the daisies would bring smiles to their faces. It was a sad moment when I pulled them off.

{Photo credit: Evita Smith}
After a resole by Peter & Sons in South Windermere shopping center. Our family has used them for decades!

{Photo credit: Evita Smith}
The cats were made from a Martha Stewart punch we purchased at Michael’s last year. The green glitter sticker material is from my Peacock Goddess costume skull ‘extras’. I ordered the sheets from Sam Flax (4 years ago).
{Photo credit: Evita Smith}

I pleated both the taffeta and double-side satin ribbon. I chose the taffeta because the pleating was crisper. Doing this project alone took FOREVER! This was close to how I originally envisioned the restoration until I was going through one of my fabric bins and rediscovered a fabric flower garland. I deconstructed a couple of flowers and BAM! The final product came to fruition. I let the process flow by it’s own accord and I couldn’t be happier with the end results.

DIY Ring Bowl/Nest

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Aileen, ringbearer and friend extraordinaire.

{Photo credit: Evita Smith}

About two and a half years ago Michael discovered a nest being built in the side of the warehouse that faced our loft parking lot; just above an electrical juncture. He kept an eye on it because he thought the nest would be abandoned due to it’s precarious location. He was right, as usual, and he waited over a week after they stopped working on it before he brought it inside.
We realized it was just too fragile to use for the wedding and needed to look for something else. The bowl we choose has been a favorite of mine since I was a child. The moss came from Pottery Barn years ago. I know, we live in the land of moss but my mother fell in love with the green.

{Photo credit: Michael Judd}

{Photo credit: Stacy Bode}

{Photo credit: Michael Judd}

Michael’s Greenman ring made by Bellchamber goldsmiths. They’re awesome beyond words.

My engagement ring is an estate enameled white gold ring with a peridot center stone surrounded by diamonds. My wedding band is white gold eternity band and was cast from an antique mold.

{Photo credit: Stacy Bode}

Aileen acquiring last minute wishes from our friends before the ceremony starts.

Living Centerpieces

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We crafted the boxes from old fencing we had in a scrap pile. We made them in the shape of a hexagon, which was an important element tying together our incorporation of bees along with our cake and the mead.
The oak seedlings were purchased from the Arbor Day Foundation. The moss, herbs and ivy were purchased earlier in the year and allowed to grow, allowing us to save a little money. The boxwoods were purchased the week before the wedding. The acorns are from the same batch that I used for Michael’s boutonniere. We collected them a couple of years ago.

Measuring to make the cuts at 30°


Bottoms on with drainage holes and screens:


{Photo credit: Evita Smith}
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