Sunday, February 17, 2013

Stills: A Weekly Collection {the totally amazing surprise edition}




1. Stop it, I mean seriously- can you believe this guy actually married me? Why is it that men always get better with age? Dave, I find you overwhelmingly attractive. When you're bald, i'll still dig you.
2. Attractive man pictured above also makes pumpkin gnocchi from this excellent cook book.
3. My creative children get their fabric paint on.
4. Thyme.
5. When I discovered that Beci Orpin (one of my favourite artists) designed a range for Urban Outfitters, I went a bit mental. The wall hanging on the left is by Beci Orpin and the shelf was a bargain that I just couldn't resisit (so I bought more than one- you can see the other one, dotted with marigolds on Instagram).
6. My all time favourite vintage Ken Done silk scarf on the floor. Because we look after the good stuff.
7. Story time with these two cuties.
8. Wait for it, wait for it..... I went to my brothers engagement party on Saturday night, only.....
9. IT WAS HIS WEDDING!!!! My brother with his amazing (truly, she is all kinds of brilliant) bride and my mum and dad. There were tears my friends, many tears. I took a million photo's and I will post some here, just try and stop me.



The Beetle Shack
The Beetle Shack



35 comments:

  1. You are so right. Men do get better with age......... And surprise weddings are the best!

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  2. Oh wow, what an amazing party that engagement/wedding do must've been! Haven't come across Beci Orpin before but love the colours she uses - off to browse her site now, thank you for the intro!x

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  3. All your pictures are awesome! I also love the bluebell.
    Beautiful blog!

    aliceinbo2.blogspot.com

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  4. That is so much fun....my sister did the same about 13 years ago...so much excitment. Happy week to you. xxxx

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  5. Ohmygoodness, Em - these are just lovely! xx

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  6. best surprise ever! Looking forward to seeing more shots from the big event!
    xo

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  7. Wow, how wonderful!!! I've read of surprise weddings like that in blogland but it must be so amazing when it's your own brother!!! Congratulations to him and his beautiful (and brilliant) bride. Can't wait to see the photos (go nuts).
    Ronnie xo

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  8. Oh my what a wonderful surprise Em I can't wait to see some more pics:) And gnocchi made by hubbies I bet it was delish. Lots of gorgeous stuff happening at your place this week. xx

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  9. oh i love the surprise wedding! such a good way to have fun and get it all done and dusted without the hull a-ball-oo! What gorgeous couple...and that pumpkin gnocchi - yum! Going to check out Beci Orpin site too xx

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  10. What a lovely surprise! Everyone looks so happy! Can't wait to see more gorgeous pictures... Oh happy days!

    Sophie xo

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  11. O - how wonderful what a brilliant surprise! And that gnocchi looks delicious!

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  12. Lovely photos this week, lovely b&w of you reading to your kids. And how wonderful to be at a surprise wedding!

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  13. Love that picture of the three (four) of you reading on the couch. What a fabulous surprise wedding- how awesome! x

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  14. Couldn't agree with you more re: both men ageing beautifully and Beci and her gorgeous colours and the pretty stuff she makes. And that's my kind of wedding! Congrats to all of you!

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  15. Oh I am swooning over a surprise wedding, terribly romantic. I just love your photo's from a simple bunch of thyme to the lovely people in your world. xxx

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  16. wow a surprise wedding, how cool is that? i like that little shelf but what i really love is the heart. such a lovely collection of photos. have a wonderful week x

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  17. I too think my man is even more of a spunk than when we met. So lovely to still have that week at the knees feeling! Beci Orpin...hell-ooo. Gorgeous! The black and white of you with your babies is stunning and a surprise wedding how utterly romantic. Hope our week is beautiful :) x

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  18. beautiful pics. love your new artwork from Beci! That pic of you guys all reading is so sweet. Special moments those ones

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  19. whaaat?...it was a wedding?...love it. great pics EM. octonauts on high rotation around here as well...yeah spose hubbys all right?!...just jokes , hes smokin!
    have a good week xx

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  20. Adoring the colour and love in this weeks stills Em. Congrats to your brother and sister and law, how exciting for everyone!

    x Laura

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  21. did you know it was a wedding or was it a total surprise for everybody when they arrived, i love love love it! All your pictures are wonderful, beautiful purchases that little shelf and the heart is too much! xxx

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  22. What an utterly beautiful collection of pics Emily. Every single one.

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  23. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, all of it Em. Love the black & white of you & the littlies. And WOW, an engagement turned wedding, that would have been most exciting, that last shot is a beautiful one... so much love & happiness.
    xo

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  24. WONDERFUL! So glad your week/end was full of dashing handsomeness, good eats and awesome surprises! xo

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  25. This week looks so beautiful, bright and perfect. A beautiful life, a beautiful man, beautiful kids and family and food and such a beautiful you.

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  26. A true hapiness captured (the wedding)!!

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  27. that wall hanging is amazing!
    love story time :)

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  28. Love a surprise wedding! They look all sorts of happy. She's got that sort of totally contagious smile! Love pumpkin gnocchi. And yes, my man gets better with age too ;) x

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  29. Congratulations to your brother and sister-in-law! How fun, a surprise wedding! And that pumpkin gnocchi looks delish!
    Lovely pictures again this week :) x

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  30. A surprise wedding! thats so awesome!
    stunning pictures!

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  31. Love it all! I'm so excited by Beci Orpins UO range - a little out of our price range at the moment...but so many beautiful things on my wishlist! And surprise weddings are amazeballs! Can't wait to hear and see more!

    Sar xx

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  32. Yay for surprise wedding! what fun!!

    Love your stills Em.

    xo

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  33. Traci Sparkle DevlinFebruary 19, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    You husband is a babe (beards FTW!), your family is adorable and I'm coming over to steal those shelves and all the tasty fruity treats on top of them! tx

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em