Images: Jake Prater
I‘m currently writing to you with my eyes barely open. It’s been a long week over here in working parent/side hustle land. A week of 5:30 (and sometimes even 4:30) wake-ups, this horrible heat, the day job kicking my butt, and the struggle to keep blogging and get the online shop really ready. The struggle. It’s real.
Oh let’s throw in another emotional political debate and yeah, you could say I am so happy it’s Friday. We’re headed to Philly this weekend to visit my sister and attend this amazing Harry Potter Festival (!!!!) and then hopefully get some rest in on Sunday before another week begins. For today I have an awesome backyard wedding that included SO MANY family members to make the big day happen. They planned it in a month and used the bride’s last name (Orange!) as inspiration. Check it out and have the HAPPIEST of Fridays!
When Erek and I decided to get married, we talked as if we were planning to tie the knot next year, or the following year. Little did everyone know that the very next week I would call my sister in law, the owner of IDA ROSE EVENTS, and say “Hey, I’m getting married next month!”
I gave IDA ROSE EVENTS two words; “simple” and “fun,” and they took those words and created an unforgettable day… better than my now husband and I could have ever imagined.
As the bride, I wanted the color orange to be incorporated as much as possible. Being an Orange (my maiden name) my whole life, it was a big part of who I was. Not only was my last name Orange, but my favorite color is orange, I was raised in Orange County, Virginia and graduated from Orange County High School. So orange on my wedding day was inevitable.