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Wedding ABCs

I found this over at Little Daisy May and thought it would be a fun way to remember my wedding day, two years later! (warning – post is super photo heavy!)

See how we celebrated our first wedding anniversary and our “paper” gifts!

Our Wedding ABCs

We had about 75 guests which was the perfect size for us! 

Just 2 – my sister (maid of honor) and J’s sister. Nice and small 🙂

All food done by 3 West Club – I cannot say enough good things about the food! Not biased because it was my wedding or anything, the food was beyond phenomenal!

Cake by local bakery who I don’t wish to promote because they were hardly professional in handling some day-of issues… Which is a bummer because I loved it.

Allure Bridals from RK Bridal – it was diamond white and came with a single strap which I had removed.

August 30, 2009 at the cliffs at Gay Head, Aquinnah, MA (Martha’s Vineyard)

Two engagement shoots later (click through the picture to the photographer’s blog post for each):

Petals Premier


J’s brother (best man) and childhood friend.

Belatedly taken in May to June, 2011 to Koh Samui, Thailand and Hong Kong

Handmade with tons of design help from Lisa at Elisabeth Events

Justice of the Peace:
Father Joseph Tyrrell at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Classic NYC black and white cookies

Ladies Night:
Boston – We went to a bar in the North End that has a country cover band on Saturday nights. Right up my alley!

Cocktail Hour – Jeremy Siskind
Reception – Elegant Ensembles

Key songs: Our first dance was to Dave Matthew’s Band “You and Me.” Dad and daughter dance was to Edwin McCain’s “Walk With You” and mother and son dance was to Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up.” We cut our cake to James Taylor’s “How Sweet It Is” and my bouquet toss was to Motley Crue’s “Girls, Girls, Girls.” Our last dance of the night was to Michael Buble’s “Save The Last Dance For Me.”

Two years and counting! At what point are we no longer “newlyweds”? I’ll take it as long as I can 🙂

Old, new, borrowed, blue:
Old – I know I had something for each of these but I can’t remember what now… I think “old” was just a piece of jewelry I was wearing maybe?
New – Dress, veil, hair piece – lots of new items!
Borrowed – I think I borrowed earrings. My memory is failing me now!
Blue – Shoes

Kristina Hill Photography

Question popping:
See above response to engagement 🙂

3 West Club


Trash the Dress:
Nope! It’s hanging in a closet at my parents house.

Tony Santana Cigar Rolling Company

Traditional Catholic vows: I, (name), take you, (name), to be my husband/wife. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.

Wedding Woes:
We almost had a mishap with the cake but luckily everything worked out. All in all, I don’t really have any woes from the day!

Let’s just say Kimi Coopet doesn’t just do family and wedding pictures… 😉

Young kids:
Nope, no kids at this wedding. As for us? Nope, no young kids in our lives either! Yet…

We managed to get some sleep. Luckily a prank by my cousin and sister was revealed, otherwise we would’ve had alarm clocks going off throughout the night! Piece of advice? Make sure your room key doesn’t leave your sight all night!



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Cotton Anniversary

In just over two weeks, J and I will be celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. Holy crap does time fly by!

I’ve been racking my brain lately to think of a good gift to fit the “cotton” anniversary theme for the 2nd year. Conveniently (of course), TheKnot.com emailed reminding me of my upcoming anniversary and giving me some “fun ideas.” Most of the 2nd anniversary ideas were just ehh – date ideas, gemstones, getaways…

This guide for cotton gifts basically recommended household items. Not sure about you, but that’s not exactly an ideal gift for my husband! What guy wants pillows, an apron or towels?! This guide for “traditional gift ideas” wasn’t exactly helpful either.

(Yes, this is exactly what he could use!)

So I’m back at square one. All I can think of for cotton is clothing but 1. that’s not overly personal or romantic and 2. he has SO much clothing, there’s nothing he really needs. There is this polo I saw but I’m on the fence about it.

Anyone have a creative “cotton” anniversary gift idea?


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Happy 1st Anniversary!

One year ago today, I married my best friend.

It was a perfect NYC-filled wedding and I couldn’t have asked for a better day!

The reception was a ball – starting with our first dance!

The dance floor was filled the entire night!

And included some fishing moves (times two!) 🙂

Followed by a perfect end to the evening.

Fantastic day with fantastic family and friends.

This year has been nothing but amazing! I can’t wait for to see what the future holds for us ❤

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That Championship Season

The other weekend, J (the husband) and I went to see “That Championship Season” on Broadway.

We were big fans of 24 and thus Jack Bauer (or rather Keifer Sutherland). I was excited to find out he would be on Broadway! I casually mentioned the show once (wasn’t even meaning to hint or anything!!) and he ended up buying me/us tickets for Valentine’s Day.  I didn’t know too much about the storyline or anything – I read it quickly online but that was about it. The cast was small (only 5 people in it!) but definitely all star! It starred (left to right in below picture): Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth, Brian Cox, Kiefer Sutherland and Jason Patric.

It’s basically a reunion of 4 high school basketball players and their coach who get together to relive their “championship season.”

But this year, their wisecracks and reminiscing turn to unexpected honesty about their wives, careers and relationships, and the celebration turns treacherous. As the truths spill out, a long-buried secret rises to the surface… with the potential to destroy the best moment of their lives.
(Above excerpt from http://www.thatchampionshipseason.com/about.php)

If you’re a 24 or SATC fan, I’d definitely recommend this show! If you’re lucky, they might address the audience after the show to help raise money for AIDS research!

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