Our Wedding: The Details

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Last week Dan and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary. Our wedding was perfect in so many ways and I love looking through the pictures that so wonderfully capture the details of that day. I have wanted to share some of the details for a while now so our first anniversary seemed like the perfect opportunity to finally do so. By the way, all of pictures in this post are from the very talented Erica and Ben of The Ewings Photography Studio. They are the best to work with!

Our wedding day started off at the Langham Hotel in Boston where my bridesmaids and I got ready in one of their suites. The Langham is such a fun place to get ready. Brides and grooms have  access to the exclusive “pink lady” taxi, although we never really needed it since our reception took place across the street. Also, the hotel staff delivered pink macarons to our suite that morning. Such a fun surprise!

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As for my wedding dress, my mom and I went dress shopping at a few bridal boutiques before deciding that the dresses at J.Crew were much more my style. The J.Crew wedding dresses have a simple elegance to them, nothing too flashy or overdone. I loved the pretty lace detail of my dress. Although the dress was relatively simple, the lace detail gave it that something special I was looking for.

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NYC Weekend: The Food

Last month Dan and I took our annual weekend trip to New York City. This is now the fifth year in a row that we have done this trip! As always, I planned out an itinerary and a detailed list of all the bakeries and restaurants I wanted to visit. I tried to organize this post by neighborhood/general area of… 

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Spiced Almonds with Lemon and Rosemary

Almonds. Do you love them as much as I do? Like I mentioned after making these almond butter blossoms, I have been on a huge almond kick lately. I almost always have almond butter and a bag of raw almonds in my kitchen. These spiced almonds with lemon and rosemary are just one of my… 

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Almond Butter Blossoms

Please don’t ask me to choose between peanut butter cookies and almond butter cookies. It’s nearly impossible for me to decide which I like better. But lately I have been on a huge almond butter kick. If you have never made cookies with almond butter before, the flavor is generally less subtle than the flavor of classic peanut… 

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Triple Blog Anniversary Giveaway

Happy Monday! Have I got a fun giveaway for all of you today! We are celebrating my second blog anniversary, as well as Marcie’s second blog anniversary and Ashley’s third blog anniversary. And what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway? Up for grabs is a $250 Amazon gift card.  OFFICIAL RULES AND DISCLAIMERS… 

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Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

It is officially that time of year when I want to bake all the pumpkin things. I know there are still a few weeks left of summer and I don’t want to rush things or wish for cooler weather yet. But I love pumpkin and couldn’t wait to open my first can this past weekend…. 

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Dark Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes

Happy Monday! It had been way too long since I last baked a batch of cupcakes. Clearly, that needed to change. Cupcakes are my absolute favorite thing to bake and I always love coming up with new flavor combinations to try. Making a batch of cupcakes with Biscoff spread and those irresistible little Biscoff cookies… 

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2014 Flower & Garden Festival

A few months ago Dan and I visited Disney World for Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival. The Flower and Garden Festival is an annual event where guests can enjoy impressive gardens and topiary displays, live entertainment and seasonal food from the outdoor kitchens. Several countries set up a kiosk for the event, offering food… 

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