Monday, February 15, 2010

Blog Love: Kaylee Eylander Photography-BB Jean Events, Bellingham WA, Wedding Planner

How much do I love weddings?

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There you go! Alot, if you haven't figured it out. And for the list of all of the people, places and things that I love about what I do, Kaylee Eylander Photography is pretty high on my list. In fact, to be quite honest, I'm smitten with all that Kaylee creates and when she offered some new company head shots and a shoot with my husband, I was touched, and excited, appreciative, and giddy all wrapped up into one.
I'm not the biggest fan of posting pictures of me-I prefer to showcase my work instead. But in this instance, I had to offer some kudos to Kaylee's way. She did an awesome job and is one of only a few photographers that I've had the privilege of working with professionally and personally. The time spent with her was just as much of a treat as the rockin' photos she created. Below are a few recent snaps-with many more available at her blog.

Thanks again, Kaylee! Can't wait to work with you again :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

a t-shirt kind of love-BB Jean Events, Bellingham WA, Wedding planner

This year will mark the seventh Valentine's Day I will be celebrating with my husband. And I'm excited. After seven years, I still get butterflies when he walks in the room, I look forward to just hanging out with him and he's my favorite person to talk to.

In the past, when it came to Valentine's Day, I would rack my brain for something new and amazing I could do for him, each year trying to top the last. After seven years, my husband has gone from being this bright shiny new exciting person in my life to the favorite comfy t-shirt, and you all know what I'm talking about-the one that's worn out from years of wearing but it's super soft from all the washes, has your favorite design on the front and is your favorite thing to live in.In the process of my husband turning into the fuzzy shirt also came the realization that sweet words and time spent together meant more then a fancy dinner out. It's an understanding that our relationship has grown into the realm of being comfortable-in a really great way. We're not trying to impress eachother, we're just happy being. We've gone from tiramisu to oreo cookies-sweet, familiar, comfortable.

So what am I doing for my husband this year? A little something meaningful, a little something he'd love and a little something sweet. A book in fact, wrapped in brown paper with the lyrics from our first dance written on it. Along with a batch of homemade oreo cookies. Nothing super flowery, over the top romantic, because that really isn't my husband. It's a cozy, comfortable, cuddly kind of Valentine for a man I'm crazy about. And I know he'll love it more then anything else I've done.
So the moral of my little story: Whether you're at the bright, shiny new relationship stage, or a t-shirt kind of love, know that roses are wonderful, chocolate is yummy but neither are as lasting as taking the time to really love and appreciate the person you're with-something we should do beyond February 14th.
To all of you out there, I hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day and wish you a warm, fuzzy, cuddly well worn t-shirt kind of day :) XO -B