Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Weekend Love

Happy Tuesday!  I'm back in the groove.  The weekend was full to overflowing.  It's imperative that I keep myself busy when Steve is out of town, and busy I was!  I was high on life after picking up my rental car Wednesday night.  Steve took a road trip with 'the boys' to play in a Disc Golf tournament in Kentucky.  They went in our only vehicle, so Steve left me with the most fabulous Volkswagen Beetle.  Pastel blue.  Black leather interior.  Heated seats (not that I used them).  I owned a Beetle once upon a time and would never buy another one, but it sure was fun to drive for the weekend.

I was so excited about my cute, 'new' wheels that I drove straight to ARC's Value Village (I shop when I'm happy).  Why oh why can't everything I want have a 50% off tag?   My closet would explode if that were the case, that's why.  I left with just a few great items and didn't overspend.  Pat me on the back.

After having dinner at my parents and making yet another trip to ARC's (I know, it's a problem) on Friday night, some friends and I met up at O'Gara's in St. Paul to support our musician-friends who were playing there.  It's really not my scene at all (dark & loud), but it was pretty fun and I was glad we went.

Elaina slept over and we lazed around Saturday morning before taking our party of two to her place to work on MY TUTU!  I cannot WAIT to show you all.  It's purple.  And pink.  And awesome.  Every time Elaina makes one she learns new little tricks to make it better or easier.  That amount of tulle is surprisingly difficult to work with and I have no idea how she manages it all buy herself with such amazing result.  The tutu took most of the day, but we still managed to find time for other little projects that you'll see in upcoming posts.

Then there was Sunday.  I witnessed the marriage of two of the most amazing, faithful, unique, intelligent individuals on the planet.   Debbie and Shevek.  He was beautiful.  She was beautiful.  Debbie's couture dress (made by our incredibly talented friend Nadine) was fit for a renaissance princess.   

These two were made for each other.  Apparently I've become a complete sap at weddings in my 'old' age.  True love is so good (sigh).

The wedding venue was Raspberry Island on the Mississippi River.  Shevek is a Riverboat Captain on the Mississippi - how appropriate is that.  Debbie is a gemologist.  They provided darling little gemstones for each guest to take home.  So cool, right!?

The weather couldn't have been more perfect.   Bare legs and sleeveless dresses, oh yes.  A few of us went for a stroll around the island to take in the sunshine and enjoy the great view of the city.

Dress:  Vintage, thrifted via Valu Thrift
Purse:  Vintage, thrifted
Shoes:  Madden Girl via Endless.com

Life is so good.


Lemondrop Marie said...

Fabulous vintage dress and shoes! I cry at weddings every single time.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Kayla said...

I love that dress. I wish I had the ability to thrift... I'd love the projects and unique finds.


Lisa said...

I agree with Kayla. I can't even find the good stuff when I try thrifting. You look great at the wedding and the bride/groom look so happy!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love your dress and hers! I can't wait to see your tutu, too!

FashioNatalie said...

Your dress was perfect for a wedding...what a great thrift! And yes, I'm a sap at weddings too, but if you can't be there, where else can you be?!

Jane W. said...

What a wonderful post, sniffle sniffle.

Ashley J said...

I love that dress, super cute!! Check my blog if you get a minute...I just posted a giveaway:)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

that bride is gorgeous and your dress--holy mackerel!--is stunning on you.