Farewell to 2011

I just wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for reading and following Fab You Bliss throughout 2011.  It has been an incredible year and I can’t thank you enough for your continued support and interest.  It is because of you that this blog exists and has become such a success!

 

 

So from the bottom of my heart…

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And here’s to an even better 2012!!!  I have great stuff planned for you so be sure to visit regularly and bring friends :-)

Happy New Year everyone!

xoxo

Stephanie

 

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Happy Anniversary to The Hubby

When The Hubby and I were planning our wedding we heard many many people say, “Are you sure you want to get married between Christmas and New Years, it’s such a stressful time”.  Other comments were more along the lines of bad timing for gift giving with the insinuation that because of Christmas, our future anniversary gifts would be a second thought.  Silly, huh?  Who cares what either of us gets each other for our anniversary and I wouldn’t change the fact that we got married during the holidays for anything.  I love this time of year and I’m still very happy to celebrate our special day between the years’ two biggest holidays.

Today is a very special day for me as it is the fourth anniversary of the day I joined my life with the life of my most favorite person in the world, The Hubby.  Each day I am amazed at how lucky we are to have found each other as a couple, even after the many years of friendship we celebrated before. And each day I’m thankful we compliment each other so wonderfully, as I now cannot imagine my life without him in it.

This past year has been a new adventure for us, and a bit of a role reversal with me now working from home and him commuting further for work.  But we are making the best of it and each day we are both striving to make our life together that much better.  We also brought in a special addition to our home this year, our crazy, cute, adorable, funny and sweet Pupp-Awg Quinley, who we’ve both become incredibly attached to and love as if she were our own child.

Life is good, we are very happy and our little family is just how I hoped it would be.  And so I thought I’d take a moment to reflect.  On this day four years ago with family and friends and a whirlwind of details swirling around us, we joyfully said “I do” and became Mr. & Mrs.  And although each year when I reflect like this and think through all the time we’ve been together, I can never quite pinpoint the exact moment when we fell in love.  But I do know on this day four years ago we became happier than either of us thought possible.

I love you honey.  Happy anniversary!!!

Have a Fab You Bliss day!

xoxo

Stephanie

 

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A Sweet Outdoor Wedding at Norlyn Manor

Held at Norlyn Manor in Batavia, Ohio, just outside Cincinnati, Stephanie & Stephen’s outdoor wedding was mix of rustic and elegance.  Their lovely ceremony was adorned with brightly colored rose petals which guests tossed at the couple as they made their way back down the aisle.  And a nearby covered bridge served as a great backdrop for beautiful portraits to capture the feel of their special day.  The reception decor of purple florals and candles was a perfect fit with the day and the customized, handmade cookies as favors definitely did not disappoint. Photographed by Mandy Paige Photography, Stephanie and Steven’s day was filled with gorgeous details and lots of fun from start to finish!

Photographer:  Mandy Paige Photography

Floral Designer:  The Wedding Designer*Susan Foy

Dress Store:  Bridal & Formal, Inc.

DJ:  Hey Mr DJ

Venue:  Norlyn Manor

Submission via Two Bright Lights

 

Have a Fab You Bliss day!

xoxo

Stephanie

 

 

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Rachel + Evan’s Elegant and Sophisticated Gaillardia Country Club Wedding

Rachel and Evan were married at Gaillardia Country Club, an elegant and sophisticated venue where old-world charm meets modern-day amenities.  Located in Oklahoma City, OK, Gaillardia Country Club is a private club offering exclusive golf, dinning and community to it’s members.  And of course, let’s not forget Gaillardia’s wonderful wedding and event facilities which provided this beautiful backdrop for Rachel and Evan’s wedding.  Photographed by photographer Holli Brewer of HolliB Photography with design and coordination by Gibson Events, Evan and Rachel’s lovely spring wedding was planned, orchestrated and photographed to perfection.  But best of all, the new Mr. & Mrs. had the time of their lives.  So, pull up a chair and let’s take a stroll through their splendid wedding together.

Photographer:  HolliB Photography

Venue:  Gallardia Country Club

Coordinator:  Gibson Events

Flowers:  Birdie

Cake:  Sugar

Videography:  Dewberry Wedding Cinema

Make up:  Jennifer McLaughlin

Design work:  Jamie Wyckoff @ Julia’s Poppies Designs

Rentals:  Marianne’s

DJ:  Box Talent

Transportation:  Kings

Photobooth:  The Oklahoma Photobooth

Musician during Ceremony:  Jamie Bramble

Submission via Two Bright Lights

 

Have a Fab You Bliss day!

xoxo

Stephanie

 

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Did You Say You Wanted to See a Danada House Wedding?

What’s that you say?  You haven’t seen a wedding at Illinois Danada House?  Well…today’s your lucky day then! Danada House in Wheaton, Illinois is a sprawling, white brick, 19-room country home in built in 1939 by Commodity trader Daniel F. Rice and his wife Ada.  It was also the the home farm of the 1965 Kentucky Derby winner Lucky Debonair, ridden by jockey Bill Shoemaker.  These days, The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County owns the property and offers the home and its 780 acres, including out buildings and a 23-stall Kentucky style stable for rent for weddings, events or meetings.

Today’s bride and groom Taylor and Tom happily took advantage of the property’s splendor and combined it with the lovely details of their wonderful day.  And I have to say I’m absolutely swooning over the olive green and navy blue color palette.  I love color combinations you don’t normally see together and in my opinion, these are so beautiful.  From the cute olive green junior bridesmaids dresses to the stylish navy bridesmaids dresses, and of course Taylor’s fantastic Crystal Bride gown and gorgeous statement necklace, all the ladies were looking fabulous.  But let’s not forget Tom and his guys as they definitely rocked it in their dark gray suits with lighter shade ties.  Photographed by Corlis Gray Photography, who has been seen several times here on Fab You Bliss, this wedding surely was everything they hoped it would be.  So get comfortable with your favorite drink, cozy up in front of your monitor and let’s have a look together.

Photographer:  Corlis Gray Photography

Caterer:  My Chef

Floral Designer:  All Flowers by Marisa

Musicians:  Jim Perona – Classical Guitarist

Reception Venue:  Danada House

Dress Designer:  Crystal Bride

Cake Designer:  Foiled Cupcakes

DJ:  Your Night Productions

Jewelry:  The Wedding Etc.

Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Jos. A. Bank

Officiant:  Rev on the Run

Submission via Two Bright Lights

Have a Fab You Bliss day!

xoxo

Stephanie

 

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A Sparkling Saint Louis Wedding for Maddie & McLaren

Although Maddie & McLaren are from Texas, they decided to tie the knot in Saint Louis, Missouri at the upscale Renaissance Grand a premier hotel in St. Louis, situated in the heart of downtown amongst upscale Washington Avenue restaurants, fun nightlife and many attractions including the The Fabulous Fox Theater, Missouri Botanical Gardens and of course the Gateway Arch, to name a few.  Maddie chose a palette of pink and aqua for their wedding which went beautifully with her porcelain skin and gorgeous red hair.  Oh and we can’t forget the wonderful flowers provided by Sisters Flowers which were simply divine.  And last by definitely not least, Maddie & McLaren’s wonderful wedding images were take by fabulous Michelle Ross from Under Grace Photo.  It’s hard to say which is my favorite image among the bunch because there are many good ones, however I’m really diggin’ this sparkly shoe shot!  And it’s so perfect to post for this festive week.

Photographer:  Under Grace Photo

Foral Designer:  Sisters Flowers

Event Venue:  Renaissance Grand

Submission via Two Bright Lights

 

Until next time, have a Fab You Bliss day!

xoxo

Stephanie

 

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