Happy Friiiiiday! So thankful for the sun shining + the promise of 2 nights away with my husband tonight and tomorrow. Exploring a new to us corner of the BC coast and we have a cute little AirBNB on top of a working barn! Animals! Can't wait. 💕😍🙌🏼
Randy + I looking like fresh-faced doofuses last weekend in Penticton out for breakfast on a rainy morning overlooking Lake Okanagan before my second wedding of the weekend. Run-on sentences make life more interesting. ▫️▫️▫️Thankful for him. Today and everyday. [If you've been following our 'story' I'm writing for, oh, the last 4 years, I put a new post up last week on my blog. JamieDelaineBlog.com. OK BYE.]
I have this amaaaazing Facebook newsfeed blocker for Google Chrome. It's an extension you install + it wipes out your news feed + replaces it with an amazing quote every time you refresh. I use it on my laptop to keep me focussed. ▫️▫️▫️ Yesterday, I read this quote, We need to start work with the idea that we’re going to learn every day. I learn, even at my position, every single day. Chanda Kochhar [Female CEO of one of the largest banks in India.] ▫️▫️▫️ How GOOD is that? To start every work day thinking, I'm going to learn today. Whether it's through failure, or through a giant break-through, it's hands-on learning experience that makes us grow.
Packaging up + shipping off lots of pretty things for clients this week. Surprising clients (and past clients who refer me!) with snail mail is one of my favourite things... 💕🕺🏼👌🏼
I finished re-watching the Gilmore Girls Reunion for the second time this week. I'm a big Gilmore Girls fan. I've been a fan since I was 14 years old. That show gave me hope + joy + a weird sense of being 'understood' in my high school years. ▫️▫️ About once a year or two, I find myself pressing 'play' on Season 1, and watching all the way through. (Yes, yes, all the seasons - I can work/edit/clean while I watch, I'm not a couch sloth.) ▫️▫️Last week, I finished Season 7 again (for probably the 6th or 7th time...) and pressed play on the reunion. It was even better + richer than the first time through, one year ago, when it premiered on Netflix. ▫️▫️If you didn't grow up with the show, maybe you don't get it. If you didn't grow up as a bookworm, high-schooler, who spent most of her time after school at home, dreaming up who she would be, where she would go, the cities she would visit, what she would write about... maybe you don't get it. I got it. This show means so much to me. ▫️▫️To see the reunion done + written so well; to see how the characters have changed, what they've grown in, what they still struggle with, what parts of life turned out 'exactly as they hoped' and what parts didn't turn out that way at all... it's nostalgic. ▫️▫️I love nostalgia. I love walking through walls and hallways and buildings and parks I visited 5 or 10 years ago and remembering, That was who I was then, and This is who I am now. ▫️▫️Gilmore Girls will always be that marker for me. It inspires something within me - to dream big dreams, yes, but to also be okay with those dreams changing. To re-evaluate, what did I want then? How far have I come? What do I want now? 💕 P.S. if you didn't like the Gilmore Girls reunion, Bye Felicia, please don't comment-rain on my status-parade.
If there is a bold, colourful pillow at a home store in Langley, I will find it, adopt it and make it my own. 💕😂🎉👌🏼 (Also, how wonderful is marriage? We used to fight about home decor when we were engaged. Now I bring home hot pink + orange pillows with tassels and the man shrugs, says Oh boy, and goes about his day. Praise. 😂🙌🏼)
The most joyful First Look. So much fun to be a part of Sarah + Onur's day at @poplargrovewinery this past Saturday. 💞🎉#jamiedelainephotography ▫️▫️▫️When I checked my calendar and saw my '200th wedding ever photographed' would line up to Sarah + Onur's day - I was excited. Visit my blog to see why! ▫️▫️▫️ [Fun fact: ~15 languages were represented in their guest list of only 40!]
Blogged Lyanne + Kyle's gorgeous wedding in Linden Gardens in Penticton! 💕 Loved celebrating with these two in a small ceremony and garden reception for only 29 guests. 🙌🏼 You'll want to see this gorgeous wedding on the blog --> Link in profile! (P.S. If you click to my feed and look at the last ring shot, that's from L+K's wedding! Those are their dogs!! 🐶 So cute right?!) ▫️▫️Makeup + Hair: @brandieelfstrom ▫️▫️ Ceremony Venue: Linden Gardens in Kaleden, BC ▫️▫️Coordinator: Steph @ Dream Big ▫️▫️ Florist: Endless Blooms ▫️▫️ Dress: @lisasbridal ▫️▫️Cake: @whiskcakecompany ▫️▫️Catering: @flambecatering
Yay! Thank you all for the over 500 entries between Facebook + Instagram for my 200th wedding celebration giveaway! I'm so excited to share the winner with you... it's @ocean.floor! 💕 ▫️▫️▫️ And we have 2 more winners over on Facebook, if you want to head there using the link in my profile. Have a great Tuesday!
Thank you all SO MUCH for the super fun words yesterday on my 200th wedding, both on Instagram + Facebook. I've read through them all - and it means so much to have you celebrating with me. In addition, hearing from soooo many past clients saying, I'm glad I was one of the 200! was the most beautiful. Thank you, thank you. 💕 ▫️▫️▫️ I hope you're having a super happy Monday. I am, because I spent the first half of my day decluttering our house and doing laundry and when I declutter my surroundings, my mind declutters as well. 🙌🏼😂 Now I'm gonna go get some coffee. 🎉