Chelsea and Ryan’s Central Park Engagement Shoot

Good Monday morning, everyone! I hope you a lovely weekend. (How did it get to be Monday already, anyway?) I wanted to start the week off by sharing Chelsea and Ryan’s sunny Central Park engagement shoot, captured by  Nick Gaswirth Photography. (Nick also happens to be their roommate – how fun!) While I don’t post engagement shoots very often, there was something I couldn’t resist about Chelsea and Ryan’s incredibly fun engagement photos. They incorporated a lot of their favorite things in their shoot, including Chelsea’s love of yellow, their shared passion for ice cream, Chelsea’s ukulele skills (she’s currently teaching Ryan to play, too) and cute chalkboard signs, which will also be making an appearance at their upcoming wedding. Chelsea even made Ryan’s cute yellow bow tie!

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Check out Chelsea’s blog Lovely Indeed for more about their upcoming wedding and to get inspired by her crafty DIY projects. Thanks so much for sharing your engagement photos, Chelsea!

{Photos by Nick Gaswirth Photography.}

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Friday Link Love

Happy happy Friday, friends! I am so incredibly excited for this weekend. I am meeting up with three truly fabulous ladies for a day of apple picking, dinner, and hopefully a few glasses of wine in the backyard by a big fire. I am also going to start packing, because next Wednesday I am headed to the mountains for a long weekend at a cabin in the woods with my bestest friends. It’s an annual tradition we started last year and I’ve been counting down the days for months. Hiking, big fires, lots of board games, baking cookies, and (maybe best of all) no internet and no cable. What are your weekend plans? Whatever they are, I hope it’s a good one!

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Don’t forget, you can now find The Sweetest Occasion over here.

A beautiful portrait of fall.

This time every year I become obsessed with throw blankets. I love these.

Perfectly spooky cards for Halloween.

I’m a sucker for pretty gift packaging.

Cake + Guinness = uh, yes please.

Loving me some creepy crawlies.

The dress, the flowers, the stationery, perfection.

The perfect hideaway.

{Photo by Shannon Blue via poppytalk.}

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Loving Pumpkin Treats

It’s that time of year again when all I can think about are delicious pumpkin treats. From pumpkin cookies to pumpkin spice coffee, I just can’t get enough pumpkin in my life. My pumpkin obsession runs straight through until mocha mint takes over for the holidays and if I could get away with it, I’d eat pumpkin baked goods every day. What’s your favorite pumpkin treat? I’d love if you shared your favorite recipe!

pumpkin-pecan-cupcakes{Pumpkin pecan cupcakes from Bakerella.}

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{Pumpkin hazelnut donuts from Cannelle et Vanille.}

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{Pumpkin muffins + bread by simply stardust.}

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{Pumpkin spice cookies by sara londe.}

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{Pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting from honey & jam.}

pumpkin-cinnamon-rolls{Pumpkin cinnamon rolls from Multiply Delicious.}

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Twinkle Night Lights by Wendy Jung Ceramics

When I spied the lovely creations of Wendy Jung Ceramics I just knew I had to share. I have visions of these sweet little pierced porcelain night lights lining a long banquet table at a winter wedding or littering table tops at an outdoor reception and I just can’t get enough. Under the dome there is a little dish for placing a votive or tealight and I just find these incredibly precious. I’m thinking of buying a few for our mantle to use year-round. Don’t you just love these?

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{Photo by Wendy Jung Ceramics.}

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Wedding Invitations from Bella Figura

A lot of you may know that by day I hang out at Boxcar Press, a letterpress print shop in Syraucse, New York, which includes our two letterpress stationery lines Bella Figura and Smock. This may speak a lot to my obsession with paper goods, stationery and letterpress and, I have to say, staring at gorgeous stationery really never gets old. Lately, though, we’ve been printing a lot of particularly beautiful Bella Figura letterpress wedding invitations that I couldn’t resist sharing. It’s hard to pick favorites, but these picks are definitely on my list of recent loves.

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In addition to wedding invitations, all of Bella Figura’s designs can be customized for any occasion you’re celebrating – baby announcements, bar/bat mitzvah invitations, great social stationery, birthday parties, engagement parties and more. Check out all of Bella Figura’s designs in the design gallery.

{Photos by Bella Figura.}

*This is not a sponsored post.

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