July 9, 2011

July 17, 2011

We’re back from San Diego and getting settled into life in our new digs! Much more on this later, but because Joey’s job and my job are in slightly different locations, we have moved to an adorable little loft apartment in Grinnell, Iowa, a small town that if a half way point between where Joe works and I work.

As part of our new living situation, I will be working from a home office two days a week (Monday and Friday) and driving into Des Moines the other three days. I’m so thankful that I will be able to continue doing what I love but a little nervous for the new transition. Something to get used to, for sure!

Over the course of last week, more photos began to pop up on Facebook and my mom had some on her camera, too. So I figured today would be a great time to do a non-official wedding recap, with photos I could piece together from a few different sources. Enjoy!

{a welcome sign in chalk for our guests}
{natural, food-inspired centerpieces with apples and artichokes}
{our take-home gifts: recipe cards with some of the recipes served at the wedding, including the pies}
{photo guest book in place of the standard pen and paper variety}
{the fabric flags were made with scraps of fabric from my grandma}
{my friend and mentor, the fabulous Nancy Wall Hopkins}
{our friends Laura and Mike – wish we lived closer to them!}
{a group of Joey’s friends from college}
{my beautiful matron of honor, Emily, and her hubby, Brian}
{right after being announced husband and wife!}
{chatting with work friends and drinking mimosas before the reception}
{three of our four beautiful little ribbon dancers}
{croquet was played as part of the outdoor portion of the reception}
{my favorite part of the reception: the pie table!}
{posing with Nutmeg at the reception}
{instead of bird see, guests waved mini ribbon wands as we left via pedicab}
{leaving the reception full of smiles}
{a kiss for the crowd!}
{riding off into the sunset….err to Joey’s pickup}
I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into our big day. As soon as I get the official photos, I’ll be doing a full-blown recap. And I’ll be back to posting recipes in just a bit! As soon as I figure out where everything in my new kitchen is…

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  • Reply Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!

    If you need any working-at-home tips, let me know! I do it every day! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tammy Burks July 17, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Looks like it was a beautiful and special day! Hats off to you for honoring your authentic selves on your wedding day…..truly wonderful! Best of luck to the both of you for your life together!

  • Reply Midge July 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Congratulations, you both look so happy in every photo and what a stunning dress!

  • Reply alice July 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I love seeing the pure joy and love on everyone's faces!

  • Reply Karla July 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    GORGEOUSβ€”all of it, Madison!

    I'm so happy for you both and excited to hear about how you like your new living and job arrangements. Sounds like a great plan to me!

  • Reply Urban Wife July 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Everything looks awesome! Thanks for sharing and best wishes on your new job transition. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 18, 2011 at 10:34 am

    What a gorgeous wedding! Looks like it could have been right out of a magazine! I love all your personal and creative touches. That photo book with the chalkboard is amazing!

  • Reply DessertForTwo July 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    SO gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait for an even bigger recap!!

  • Reply Rachel @ The Avid Appetite July 18, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! I love all of your details πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess July 19, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding, and such lovely, thoughtful touches throughout.

    Good luck adjusting to working from home part-time. It's good that you're still working at the office more often than not, since working from home can be tough. Let me know if you'd like any advice, though I'm still figuring it out as I go along. πŸ™‚

    Congrats again!


  • Reply Romance In A Glance July 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Such wonderful ideas you had! I love the original things you came up with! The centerpieces are beautiful and the crochet is so cute! I would love to have you guest post over at my wedding blog! Feel free to email me your wedding story with tips and advice and a max of five photos! I would love to feature you! email me at
    romanceinaglance@gmail.com if you are interested πŸ™‚

  • Reply Angela July 21, 2011 at 12:09 am

    What an awesome day, Madi! It was such a gorgeous wedding and I am so happy that we could be a part of it. You and Joe are just so lovely, and the day couldn't have been better planned.

    And, I enjoy the photos you used….thinking I took some?! πŸ™‚ This is why I cheated at the ceremony and took photos, so you could have early pre-photos to use on your blog! Okay, I take that back…I didn't take any during the actual ceremony, so I think I was okay. πŸ™‚

    The honeymoon looks like a ton of fun! I can't wait to hear about it over lunch sometime soon. xoxo

  • Reply Natalie July 21, 2011 at 2:06 am

    absolutely stunning!!! so excited for you!

  • Reply Nienke at Revel July 28, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Wow your wedding was gorgeous! I love all the little details – truly stunning (as was the bride)!

    May you guys have a beautiful life together πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nicole July 29, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    OMG–how did I miss this?! Congrats! You looked so beautiful and happy!!

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