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Pretty words

I love the idea of decorating with great sayings presented in a beautiful way.

And these wall/mirror decals from Shanna Murray certainly fit the bill. I love how she calls them “tidings”

This made me smile, since Luke often says…

More to love, found here.

Definite wedding decor potential…

High Falls Weekend

We took a trip up to High Falls last weekend to explore the area, meet with vendors, and get away.  The region was covered in snow which made for a scenic but sketchy drive.  We made it there safely and in time for our first appointment, after which we checked into The Sheeley House a Bed & Breakfast next to Shadow Lawn, our venue.

That night, we went to an awesome place recommended by our our rockstar florists called The Country Inn.  They had an impressive 500 beers to choose from — truly a sight to behold.

The next morning Amanda’s family drove up to meet us and see Shadow Lawn for the first time…

Needless to say, everyone loved the venue and had a lot of creative ideas for how we could use the space to the fullest.  We had such a great time; it’s great to know that we have many more upstate getaways to look forward to.

We heart High Falls has become an invaluable source for all things wedding. From custom hair piece to vintage ball jars and milk glass, there are endless possibilities for great additions to the day.

While browsing etsy, I came across a seller that takes vintage maps and embroiders over them to create a great little art piece. I emailed to ask if by any chance she had a map that showed our wedding location of High Falls, NY. She did!! And voila…

A big thanks to JoAnn for making this for us! Be sure to check out her shop. For now, it sits on our bookshelf but I think I’m going to bring the little guy to the wedding, maybe display it on our table or something.

In more High Falls news…Luke and I are taking a trip up there this weekend. I’m so excited to explore the area and find great local recommendation to give our guests. We’re also meeting with our florist, potential caterer and taking another tour around Shadow Lawn. I’m really looking forward to a nice weekend in the country!


I would say the big thing that sealed the deal for us about Shadow Lawn was the end of the night bonfire they offer.  It’s going to be amazing to wind down from all the excitement of the night with our loved ones, sitting around a fire.  I have lots of neat ideas for this part of the evening that I’ll definitely share soon!

And if you play the guitar feel free to bring it!  We can have a sing-a-long!!  km13

Barn Decor

I love the beautiful red barn at Shadow Lawn.  But one thing I want to be careful of is to not go in the rustic farm theme direction of decorating.  That just doesn’t say Amanda and Luke to me.  Instead, I’d like to use the raw space for beautiful lighting, soft colors and just an overall vintage chic feel.

Curtains for the barn!  Now you won’t find any hay at our wedding but I love the flowing white fabric welcoming you into the space.


This next one is perfect. It absolutely says “vintage chic in the woods”


How simple and beautiful are these hanging vintage jars with flowers and lights?  A definite DIY decor option.   The whole wedding where I found this picture is stunning.  I’m taking a lot of inspiration from it.


I need to go antique hunting!

(Photo1 Brides, Photo 2 Rock n Roll Bride, Photo 3 Once Wed)

We have a location… and date!

After many sleepless nights contemplating where to have our wedding and really thinking about what we wanted our loved ones to take away from the day, we have made a decision.  Our main goal for the wedding (besides getting hitched) is to bring our family and friends together for a weekend filled with love and good times.  We decided we wanted to get away from the city to make this happen and eventually found our way to Shadow Lawn in High Falls, NY.  Now, unfortunately, there happen to be two High Falls in the state of NY…why NY? why?  Our High Falls is about 1 hour 45 minutes north of NYC in the Hudson Valley, not minutes from Canada.  I’m sure this is going to come back and haunt me throughout the planning process. It’s worth it though, the place is amazing!

“Situated at the crest of a waterfall, Shadow Lawn is romantic and picturesque. Its 18-century stone house contributes to a formal note. The 19-century barn is elegant yet unpretentious, and the brook and manicured grounds provide a serene backdrop for perfect occasions of all kinds.” -wellwed magazine

We can’t wait till September 18, 2010!!!


Just a sneak peak

(Photo from wellwed in New York)