the wedding.


Our eyes watered from laughter as we viciously stabbed our homemade caramel apples. We were very much determined to win this sticky battle.

The guys sat in the living room with their guitars, simultaneously strumming and watching the football game -- totally oblivious to the crazy antics that were taking place in the kitchen. 

we took turns wearing the waldo glasses.
We had just returned from the venue. Paper lanterns were now strung from the beams. Mini pumpkins, various gourds, and eucalyptus scattered across the tables. Autumn had officially been brought indoors.

The wedding morning was a huge breakfast, last-minute errands, and iced coffee -- which Meadow so very kindly made for me. I love that girl...

the waldo glasses make yet another appearance.

By late afternoon, our house was filled to the brim with family. It was time.


The beautiful bride? That's my mother. It's true, life is going to be a bit different now. And that's okay. If there's one thing I know for sure, it's that I've got everyone I need to help me embrace this next chapter. Here's to new beginnings.



ps. you should know,  i am still {and always have been} very, very close with my dad. i see him regularly, and love spending time with him.


  1. loving the little frame/chalk thingy. perhaps a craft tutorial will be in the future?
    i think this post was absolutely wonderful. apart from other aspects, it totally and completely made my day. and you make my day a lot. and also that last photo is magnificent. i quite like fishtail braids, i had one in my hair today.
    do i have anything else to say? i can't remember at the moment. but if i do, i'll be back :)) ;P
    -jocee <3

  2. your mother got married? wow, congratulations to her! definitely a new chapter in your life!
    love the photos...

  3. Congratulations! The wedding looks absolutely lovely. Fall weddings are my favorite. New chapters can be hard, but this year I've learned that they are also good. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. ... did your previous dad get divorced? (sorry. i'm one of those people who wants to know everything about everyone! :)
    Congrats! Praying for you and your family!

  5. Congrats! The wedding looked like a lot of fun! God Bless!

  6. Beautiful photos!! Congrats on your mom's marriage!

  7. Congratulations on your mom's marriage! I'm in love with the photos - so gorgeous.

  8. that is so sweet.

    i am such a baby but i almost cried when you said it was your mama that got married. my parents are still together, but i find it so beautiful that you have stood by your mother's side, and that you're EMBRACING the challenges and new life that will come with this.

    ps. i love the rustic, fall feel of the wedding, too.

    many blessings, and good luck with everything.

    xo flor

  9. Lovely photos Abbey :) I love fall weddings, and I'm really encouraged to hear that you're not running away from change or rebelliously attempting to refuse it, but understanding that it's part of life, standing by your momma.

  10. Such a sweet post. Glad you are embracing this new challenge. Wishing you and your family God's Blessings!

  11. this is darling.

    i teared up when i read that your mama was the bride. how precious and sweet. =)

  12. Your mother got married! Oh, congratulations Abbey's mum! That's such great news. I'm a bit teary now--and the wedding looked beautiful.

  13. oh, how sweet. I guess this must be a tad bittersweet for you, but new beginnings are good. really good. praying for you, lovely abbey! have a great weekend!

  14. Hi Abbey,
    Thanks for sharing some photos! Looks like it was a lovely day!

  15. Looks and sounds like such a lovely wedding. Congrats to your mom and all of you!

  16. i'm pretty sure my heart sunk deeper into my chest when you said that the bride was your mother. i bet it was an amazing wedding. congrats, Abbey!

  17. beautiful documentation, love your pictures!

  18. this was beautiful, abbey. congratulations to your family! that's good you're still able to see your dad. you'll be in my thoughts.


  19. Hi Abbey,
    Thanks for the great photos - they are lovely! Your mom was (and is!) a beautiful bride! Her wedding day looks absolutely gorgeous!
    No doubt there are many changes coming your way with the newest family member...but it's all good!

  20. I saw this in your letter, but of course the wedding hadn't actually happened yet. I'm so happy for your mother + I'm love that you're embracing it...I know exactly how it is with split marriages. also, your mom is incredibly lucky to have you helping her with the wedding planning and decorations. stunning, love!

    twin sister.

  21. oh Abbey dear...gorgeous photos, gorgeous decor, and your mom looks absolutely lovely. it's wonderful that you're embracing this next chapter, but also that you're still close with your dad. praying and hoping that the transition into a new way of life goes smoothly for you. (:

  22. Congratulations to your mom! I'll be praying that your transition will go smoothly!

  23. Beautiful photos, friend. Your attitude is just as beautiful, lovely! Blessings to your family. xo.

  24. Stunning photography, Abbey! Your mom is absolutely gorgeous and I l-o-v-e her red hair. I agree with Hannah, your attitude IS beautiful and you are seeing the positive side of things. I will pray that this new chapter to your life will go great!

  25. aww this is adorable. praying for you, dear!

  26. This is a beautiful entry. It makes me hopeful for the future. Thank you. :)