A Daffodil Deja Vu


(All images by Orange Turtle Photography unless otherwise noted)

Well, hello there Hive – long time no see…as in five years long!  And a lot can happen in five years. In fact, a lot has happened.  For those of you who don’t know me, I was part of the second generation of “flowers” way back when. So why am I posting?  It’s a story full of the good, the bad, and the ugly: the good being that Mr. D and I recently renewed our vows at an intimate celebration in honor of our five year anniversary, with plenty of DIY projects and nuptial inspiration I’m excited to share; the bad being that we pretty much went through hell before getting to that point, almost resulting in our separation (and trust me, there was plenty of ugly).  Yet in spite of those challenging times, by God’s grace, lots of therapy, and the support of our closest friends and family, we’ve made it through alive and are stronger than ever before.

So I’m back here for the time being to of course share the details of our day – from the planning through to the party itself – but also our story and lessons learned, many of which would have made things so different had I known them going in the first time.  My hope is that beyond just helping you prepare for your wedding, our story will also help you prepare for marriage and all the glories and challenges that come with it.

For now though, I’ll leave you with a few teaser images to whet your appetite for what’s to come:

The details that brought our theme together…


The DIY projects that personalized our day…


 New tips and tricks that helped us as we planned…


(Source: HWu Studios)

And woven throughout, tidbits of our story and how everything came to pass.


More to come!


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