Tuesday, July 5, 2011

An Intimate Affair

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Good morning, lovelies! How was your weekend? Did you do a lot of celebrating? I enjoyed mine to the fullest and now am looking forward to a 3 day work week.

With all of the talk of marriage and anniversaries lately I've been doing a lot of thinking back to my commitment ceremony that took place 15 years ago in J's parents backyard. It was a beautiful gathering of our nearest and dearest family and friends. A stark contrast to our large NYC wedding that we had 2 years ago. Both were so amazing and I wouldn't change a thing about either one of them but there was something so intimate and real about our first affair. I'll cherish it forever.

Enjoy the day, darlings!
xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 edited by The Alternative Wife
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42 comments:

adele said...

Those dresses look gorgeous hanging against the wall xoxo
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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Such a sweet post Dawn!
beautiful post, love the last image, such a pretty setting!

Sandy a la Mode said...

what a sweet post!! love the pics!! i was soo happy to have a 3 day weekend and am glad it's only a 4 day work week for me (and i'll be in florida for it)!!

Sick by Trend said...

those dresses are extremely gorgeous! :D

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sugarhoneybaby said...

Beautiful photos!:)

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Such a beautiful post Dawn! I agree, small intimate celebrations are often the best ones! xx

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Such a dreamy summer post! Lovely!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

This is such a heart felt/beautiful post Dawn! xoxo

classiq said...

A beautiful post, Dawn! I've always preferred intimate ceremonies. I know a big wedding can be so glamorous and beautiful, but there's something so romantic and magical about a more intimate one, it's more about the two of you. :)

Things That Sparkle said...

So sweet, sounds like a perfect celebration.

Erica said...

Such a sweet post Dawn! Dreamy summer post! Lovely!

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kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

how i would LOVE to have a nice lunch in that backyard underneath that fragrant lilac. so glad that you celebrated the 4th to the fullest ~ that is what life is all about, celebrating! happy tuesday my friend!
xoxo ~ kristina

Amanda Hill said...

So special and meaningful!

Debby said...

I love Keira, she's beautiful. That table setting is to die for. Tim & I got married in a similar setting. My Mom's yard, (which is gorgeous), surrounded by only those who were closest to us. Perfect. xo

Alexa said...

Such a sweet post. And now I'm thinking of how lucky I am in my own marriage! :)

xo
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Julie and Lauren said...

So sweet- what lovely celebrations. Have a good week!! Now I'm craving le pain... Mmm

The Wildfleur said...

I wish I could jump into the last photo and have lunch beneath that sky of pink flowers! Dreeeeeeeamy!!

XO Camille @ The WIldfleur

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

oh a commitment ceremony - sounds so perfect and quaint. love those dresses in that one image too. :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Sometimes the simplest moments are the most memorable. I find that true with entertaining at home too .. simple is wonderful. Friends laughing with good food and drinks in the backyard, candles on a chandelier over the table, Bosa Nova music wafting thru the air making you feel as if you're the girl in Impanema .. sweet summer memories. xo

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Sunny & Star said...

Beautiful post.

I am sure both of your ceremonies were lovely.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I've always thought small and intimate would be the way I'd want it, it's so wonderful that you got to have both! That last image is just breathtaking--love!

xo Mary Jo

Dancing Branflake said...

Nothing beats intimacy. What a special thing for you two to always have.

Audrey Allure said...

It sounds so romantic & lovely :) I hope to have something like that one day as well as a big wedding.

Katie said...

A 3 day work week sounds good to me :)

B. in the Know said...

GLad you had a wonderful weekend! I loved my four day weekend - it was glorious filled with friends and celebration. And I also love the fact that I also only have a three and half day work week - more time to play outside in the sun!
Much love,
B

Aurawww.littlebitsoffashion.com said...

Great pictures! In the first one, is that Keira Knightely?

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pretty pink tulips said...

I definitely prefer intimate gatherings to large ones. If I could do it all over again, I would have a smaller wedding. Congratulations on so many wonderful years with J!!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Bad Joan said...

Gorgeous dresses and stunning setting! Love this entire post.

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Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

WOW, such an amazing phots! Lovely!

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Bromeliad said...

I would live to dine under the wisteria - with a bug net.

chezjolly said...

Beautiful post!
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Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

Hi beautiful friend! These photos are stunning... really drawn to that 2nd image, just so lovely. Your words of the intimate commitment ceremony gave me chills, so incredibly sweet and what an amazing memory to always cherish. With all the negativity in the world, it is so refreshing to meet someone else who shares such positive feelings of their marriage and love. Cheers to happiness & love! :)

xo
Rachel

honey my heart said...

it's a tad hard to get back to the work week after all of the fun days off :) hope you have a good week!

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

I love reminiscing on those special occasions!! Cheers to you and J, I can just imagine the intimate beautiful backyard affair you had. Lovely photos today, the pink moss hanging in the trees reminds me of back home.
Hope you had a wonderful holiday, looking forward to meeting you when you get settled!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

What a sweet sentiment...and there really is just something so special and intimate with a small affair (c: That last image has me mesmerized...it's so romantic and lovely...Hope the week goes quickly for you! (c:

Mrs. C said...

So beautiful! We are about to hit one year and I'm loving all our wedding memories. What's the secret to marriage for you?


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BigAppleNosh said...

Have a wonderful week, darling!

elle marie said...

How was your 4th of July weekend? LOVE those dresses hanging there all tres chic like.

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Fiji said...

The Shoes!!! The Shoes!!!

Heather Pranitis said...

I like your thoughts of commitment and your wedding. I just went to a very dear friend's wedding over the weekend and had a lovely time with another set of friends (whom married each other) and there beautiful daughter. And I've been thinking a lot about my guy and I (6 years together) and I think it's officially time we step it up a notch. Thanks for sharing!

Julip Made said...

So special to have been able to have both an intimate affair and a big fete! I love that image of Keira... she looks so fresh and young!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I think it's lovely that you had a little intimate do and a big party. Both sound wonderful.
... and how pretty is Keira?! xoxo