Our Weekend in Pictures: Showering a Baby and Celebrating Love

This past weekend was one that I had been looking forward to for quite a while, as I hosted my very first baby shower. We celebrated Baby Amelia, the daughter of very dear friends of ours. You know the kinds of friends where you look forward to the day when their kids get married, so that you can say “I’ve watched you grow up!”? That’s these friends. And needless to say, Thea has a new partner in crime.



Shower games can be a hoot, but we decided on only one so that guests also had the opportunity to visit and catch up with one another. A few finger foods, cute babies, and great company amounted to the perfect way to spend a rather cold afternoon!

Later that evening, we took a jaunt over to a wedding reception for friends of ours that recently got married. The beautiful couple eloped in San Francisco, and as if these two weren’t stunning enough, the breathtaking California forest where they exchanged vows provided a backdrop like no other. I’ll say no more and just invite you to click here to enjoy some of their photos.

Their celebration took place at the cool downtown eatery, Parlor Italian Kitchen & Bar, and it was everything a fete of love should be. Some romance. Lots of pretty. Great tunes. Just an all around, good, good time. It was such an honor to be part of this joyous night!

Happy Monday, and happy week!


Shower details
Custom hand-lettered frame ~ Justine Ma: Design & Hand Lettering
Cupcakes ~ Those Cakes She Bakes
Baby Shower Bingo cards ~ free printable available here

Three years ago…

Photo credit: Kelsy Nielson

Three years ago today, we said “I do” with a big, fat, Greek wedding! Many fine details of that day remain so clear in my memory, it’s as though this day was last weekend.

I dreamed of my wedding and of being a bride since I was old enough to understand what marriage and weddings were. So, a long time! Over the years, my daydreaming shifted from what kind of dress I would wear and what my hair would look like, to my choice in flowers and what song would keep us dancing into the wee hours of the morning. Needless to say, it was a blast of a day from beginning to end, and I am the luckiest girl to be sharing my life with Alex.

Photo credit: Kelsy Nielson

Photo credit: Kelsy Nielson

Happy Anniversary, Alex, and here’s to many, many, many more! Thank you for making me the happiest girl ever!