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I loved this intimate Islamorda wedding at Pierre’s Lounge & Restaurant At Morada Bay and thought it was perfect for the second installment of Flashback Friday. I never got to share the whole wedding though it did get picked up by Style Me Pretty. Here are some of our favorites from Amy and Nick’s beautiful day.

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Featured in: Style Me Pretty | Floral Design: Parrish Designs | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Cake: One Small Bite  | Invitations: Invitation To Paper | Bride’s Shoes: Prada | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Two Birds | DJ: L.R. Entertainment | Groom’s Attire: J. Crew | Ceremony/Reception: Pierre’s Lounge & Restaurant At Morada Bay | Getting Ready Venue: The Moorings Village | Groom’s Shoes: Eastland | Linens: Linens & More | Veil: Reem Acra | Vendor: The Bride’s Aunt & Grandmother

Currently Listening to: I’ve Got You Covered by Sugar & The Hi Lows

Love, e

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Dear Mia,

On the eve of your birthday I find myself trying to write something profound. I’m in that kind of mood where words that should effortlessly pour themselves onto the page just won’t come. Once again, I’m humbled by this love I have for you, by this first year of your life that was at once the most difficult and most rewarding year of my life.

I know that I’ll forget the hard stuff. Soon, I won’t be quite so tired, my hip won’t ache from carrying your weight on it, legs wrapped around me, hand clutching my shirt collar or my thumb. In a few months, days really, I won’t have to make airplane noises to get you to eat your food. I won’t hear your annoyed cries when I wipe your face clean. I’ll have nursed you for the last time.

Parenthood is small periods of mourning in between so many moments of profound joy. I grieve for those things that we’ll never do again or that you outgrow even as I rejoice that we’ve made it passed some of those very things.

I’ll forget the hard stuff if only because it doesn’t matter. When I look at your face, all I see is joy. All I feel is complete gratitude that I was chosen as your mom and that you were brought to us to complete our family.

Love, Mommy

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Currently listening to: It’s Only Life by The Shins

Love, e