A Handcrafted Wedding

As I'm getting to "that age" and it seems like everyone around me is getting married, I can't help but think about what I envision for myself. Robin will attest to my desire for this whole DIY forest idea I have, which is pretty comical considering I am not exactly camping in my free time... Anyways, I ran across this wedding at Style Me Pretty, and absolutely adored all of the decorations (and handmade bouquets and details). I'm sure it adds a layer of stress to planning, but I love the layering of such personal touches (and the bright happy colors).

The bride's a fashion designer and blogger too, at A Beautiful Mess, and I couldn't resist the video Goodwin Films made for her special day as well:


For my Dad

Found this cartoon and couldn't resist...

Image via Core77



So I disappeared for a while. Not surprising as the end of the semester kicked my butt just a little bit, but my extended absence was also due to my being in Nepal for the last few weeks. I am slowly getting acclimated back in DC - although probably just for long enough to plan my summer in California. I may need to rethink my blog's title at some point...

Anyways, I am not going into the details of Nepal today. I am awaiting picking up my film this afternoon - almost 20 rolls shot on my Hasselblad - which I am so excited to pick up. Hopefully I was able to capture some of the extraordinary experience I had there. Very early on (when my roommate Carrie and I found out we had to share basically a twin bed for a week), we joked Nepal was going to be a "character-building" experience. Little did I know how that joke would translate into the summary of my trip. A small glimpse into a world so different than my own, shared with such generous people who lived so simply and yet so happily. It definitely left me reflecting on the way I live and what's important in my own life.

For now, here's a few images of the trip - Kathmandu, Namje-Thumki, and the site...