It’s hard to believe I haven’t known these two my entire life. I know that sounds cheesy but we clicked immediately upon meeting.
In a few short weeks they will be saying “I Do” so stick around to see more of Amanda + Derek.
I love giving gifts. It’s possibly one of my favorite things. Finding that perfect gift and having the anticipation that that person will love it as much as you hope. It’s just so fantastic. And I love receiving gifts that have meaning behind them. Heck, Tim’s aunt gave me a baby present for Brittyn (all the way back in 2006 when I was pregnant) and the paper was a lovely vintage paper that she had saved and saw that it had fawns on it and knew it was meant for me. I kept the paper for 7 years until we finally finished the girls’ new room and scenes from the paper are framed in both of their rooms. I’m that in love with thoughtful gifts!
Annnnnnyways, I recently bought a few gifts for my two 2014 brides, and they are just so unique and awesome that I wanted to do a showcase of them. Since they are now in the mail headed to their brides I thought it was time to share the adorableness. At the bottom of the page you’ll find links to all of the stores, please take a minute to visit them and see all of the cute things they have.
First off, this is the whole lot of things together.
I just love seeing it all together! I love each and every thing here, but together they’re just perfect.
First we have Pinch Provisions Minimergencies box. I got both the bride and the groom one. I received one of these a year or so ago in a Popsugar box (check these out if you love surprises and awesome stuff!!!) and have been a spokesperson for their awesomeness ever since. Each case is filled with little things that you always end up needing in an emergency: chapstick, needle + thread, deodorant, and in the groom’s there’s ever a back up set of rings!!!
Like I said, fabulous!!!
And then there are these fabulous custom stamped ring trays from Miss Pottery. You can get whatever you’d like on them, so I picked their names and wedding date.
And these super cute embroidered hoops? I mean seriously Sleeping Fox Stitchery hit it out of the park with these!! I am just so in love with these and have decided I need about 27 in my life right now.
And last buy definitely not least are the hand drawn and painted portraits by Flavor Pink! Chrystalyn is such an amazing artist isn’t she? All I had to do was submit a photo (from their engagement session) and she drew a custom piece of both couples.
If you love these products make sure to let the sellers know. They did not ask me to write this post, and most didn’t even know I was writing it! But they all have just such phenomenal products that I had to share.
Here is a link to each individual store:
Pinch Provisions: http://pinchprovisions.com/
Sleeping Fox Stitchery: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sleepingfoxstitchery
Miss Pottery: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MissPottery
Flavor Pink: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlavorPink
I grew up with Mister Kooper’s dad so when he contacted me about photos I was a bit excited. Given the beard his dad has, I had a hunch this kid would have a full head of hair. I was right and more. Kooper rocked a mohawk to his photoshoot, an honest to goodness mohawk.
Yes, I’ve already blogged Christi’s birth. Yes, I forgot to blog her maternity.
Christi wanted just a few photos to capture the last of her pregnancy so we tromped out into the snow one sunny evening to get this one.