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To Marriage: A Lifetime of Joy May 13, 2009

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Today is my anniversary. I would like to take this opportunity to remind all the brides out there that all the stress, the decision to be made, the endless details to be planned, are all worth it. When it’s all said and done, you will be married and then you will realize that it’s really not all said and done. You will have a lifetime ahead of you to learn and grow with your new spouse. It has been the most beautiful adventure for me, personally. So, here is a tribute to my other half, the man who makes my world go ’round.








My Wedding Pictures March 31, 2009

Filed under: My wedding pictures — jamiemae @ 8:37 am
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This is how my venue looked from outside the reception.


Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story


Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story


My Wedding Pictures March 11, 2009

Filed under: My wedding pictures — jamiemae @ 8:35 am
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Well, I do My Wedding Pictures pretty often, but this time, I almost teared up browsing through the memories of that day. This is why I love planning weddings. I would be hard pressed to find a better gift than to be involved in that special day with someone else.

Well, today, I wanted to mention the little ones in the wedding party. It’s a good idea to prepare the ring bearer and flower girls. Have them walk down the aisle several times so that there is no confusion and tell them exactly what they are to do. Then, let them do what they will. People will always adore the children, whether they do what they are supposed to or something completely different. In fact, when they do something silly, like tell each other what to do, play with the doves instead of standing during the ceremony, or don’t even get all the way down the aisle, it is sometimes even more precious. So, don’t sweat it. Just enjoy them!

Here is my cousin, Kira:


Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story

Her sister, McKenzie:


Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story

and their brother, Marcus:


Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story

In action:


Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story


Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story

And, of course, peeking at the doves:


Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story


My Honeymoon Pictures February 25, 2009

Filed under: honeymoon,My wedding pictures — jamiemae @ 8:05 am
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My parents’ wedding gift to us was the honeymoon–in Italy. As an artist, Italy has always been my dream destination. My honeymoon was a dream come true, not only because I got to go on a wonderful vacation with my new hubby, but because I got to see great works of art that I had been studying for the last several years. I even got to see the house where Michelangelo grew up, then the place where he worked and became famous, then the place where he was buried.

Here are some pictures from the trip.

First, we stayed outside of Milan in the lake country.






Then, we moved on to Florence. I couldn’t tell you which location I liked best.




Don’t forget your camera as you pack!


My Wedding December 31, 2008

Filed under: My wedding pictures — jamiemae @ 10:04 am


I have just a couple pictures for you today. I hope you enjoy them. I love these because they give you a glimpse into how we feel about each other (even two and a half years later).


Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story



Photo by Linda Story

Photo by Linda Story


My Wedding Pictures December 17, 2008

Filed under: My wedding pictures — jamiemae @ 9:18 am
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Generally speaking, the rehearsal dinner is hosted by the groom’s parents. Whether this is the case or not, the hosts (the people supplying funds for the event) should make the major decisions about this meal. If you are uncertain about whom to invite, discuss it with the hosts. Traditionally, the wedding party and close families are invited, but it is also a good idea to invite out-of-town guests, as they may have nothing else to do in an unfamiliar place that night. If money is an issue, you may certainly set up optional activities or come up with a list of fun places and things to do for your out-of-town guests and put it in their welcome baskets. Then, invite only the wedding party and immediate family on both sides. The only way to save hurt feelings is to keep it consistent. Don’t invite just one friend who falls into neither category, because you will undoubtedly have other friends who will find out and feel slighted.

I highly recommend having your photographer capture the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. This is a sweet time of excitement and love that you will want to remember. Here are some shots from mine (all photos by Linda Story):

My sweet in-laws:


The first walk down the aisle with Daddy:


Our wedding party:

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Sweet love as we anticipate the real thing:





My mom reading journal entries from when I was a baby:



My Wedding Pictures November 26, 2008

Filed under: My wedding pictures,Vendors — jamiemae @ 4:13 pm
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As I searched for my bridesmaid’s dresses two years ago, I was looking for two things. A dress that the girls would feel comfortable wearing again, and a dress that describes my personality. When I went to Twirl Boutique ( with my mom and two sisters, I found what I was looking for. Here are my lovely sisters, my maids of honor:


It’s a quaint little shop in Scottsdale where clients are given 100% of the employees’ attention. The store is closed to other customers when a client is being helped. Top notch service! And here is the dress I chose. Each girl wore a different color of the same dress. I liked it so much, I had to get one myself.


I highly recommend Twirl for their customer service and their quality products.