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Archive for June 2014

We're back from our Honeymoon!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

We just returned from our honeymoon on Sunday, and it was such a wonderful trip! We spent time in Venice, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Olympia Greece. I took hundreds of photos and I'm still sorting through them all, but here is one of my favorite photos from Venice. I took this from the Grand Canal and on the left side of the photo you can see San Marco Square.

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Wedding Wednesday: my veil

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

During the wedding planning, I started seeing several DIY tutorials for making your own veil and I decided to try it out. I mostly following this Style Me Pretty tutorial.

Even though the tutorial says no sewing required, I sewed all 4 corners of the veil and tacked down the top of the lace. I didn't want it falling apart on my wedding day.


Step One: I purchased 54" tulle from Hobby Lobby. I think it cost about $3. I wanted a chapel length veil, which is usually 90". I ordered 100" of tulle in case I made a mistake while cutting

Step Two: I cut the tulle in an oval shape to 90"

Step Three: I pinned the lace onto the tulle. I purchased my lace on Etsy. I had a difficult time pinning the lace around the corners on the tulle, so I had my mom come over and pin it for me.

Step Four: I sewed the corners of the veil using a whip stitch. I used white thread and it wasn't visible at all.

Step Five: I used spray adhesive to attach the lace to the tulle

Step Six: After the spray adhesive had dried, I practice walking around with the veil to see if any of the lace would come loose. It came loose in several spots, so I tacked down the lace in a few spots.









Step Seven: I added the comb to the very top of the veil because I didn't want a blusher.

Step Eight: Wear on your wedding day!



Wedding Wednesday

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St Louis Zoo

Monday, June 2, 2014

I'm currently in Greece on my honeymoon! In the meantime, I have a series of travel posts scheduled until I return.

In October Sam and I went to St Louis to see his family and to celebrate our engagement. We thought it would be fun to go to the zoo with his parents and sister.



Sam, his parents, Nathan, Suzanne, and Matt riding the train.


The zoo was decorated for fall and Halloween.







Nathan with his dad, Matt.

I could not get over the size of the gorilla's hands!



We had a great view of the monkeys. They were very close to the glass.



My sister-in-law with her family







I had never seen this animal before: an Okapi, a cross between a zebra and a giraffe




Sophie, the giraffe, was so excited to spend time with her people.

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