Saturday, July 30, 2011

Weekends are for boasting

Weekends are for boasting. Not in myself— my abilities, my status, my experience, my family, my knowledge, my paycheck, the people I know or the people who know me, my "good" or my knowledge of "bad"— not in anything that is in myself.

No, indeed. In what, then?

I will boast in my weaknesses. Because God's grace is sufficient, and in weakness He makes His power perfect. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me!

I will boast that I know God. For thus says the LordLet not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth.

And, most importantly, I will boast in the Gospel.Why? God explains it like this: For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Therefore, I will boast, and I will boast gladly this weekend. But, as Paul says, far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
Weekends are for boasting

Friday, July 29, 2011

Things I love: berries and rugs

Berries
Summer is berry season, and I can't seem to get enough of them! Pretty to look at, and delicious, of course. Mom took my siblings berry picking last week and made blackberry jam. Kind of the best thing ever. This shot is from Eastern Market a few weeks ago.

Awesome wool rugs
I found this rug at Anthropologie a few weeks ago (for something like 95% off), and I'm absolutely in love with it. It's perfect for my room here in DC, and I consider it a kind of "prayer rug."

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Color Inspiration :: hot yellow & powder blue

Another color color inspiration set! As always, if you would like an invitation, send me your email address and I'll invite you. And if you're already on Pinterest, feel free to follow my boards! www.pinterest.com/scdanaher
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Color Inspiration :: hot yellow + powder blue

This board was inspired by this sweet image by Caroline Schiff. I think the color combination would be simply perfect for a July or August wedding!


To see more hot yellow + powder blue ideas, check out my inspiration board here. And remember, I update Pinterest every single day, so follow along for even better ideas!




Left to right:
Row one: bunting (source unknown), necklace by Eva Fields via Pretty Little Things, yellow bridesmaid dresses by Wedding UK Shop, yellow sweater by Ruche, wedding dress by J Crew
Row two: lemon-filled cupcake (source unknown), boutonniere by Grey Likes Weddings, girl in field (source unknown), cupcakes by Ampersand Photography 
Row three: plaid tie by Pierrepoint Hicks, yellow bridesmaid dress by Bloomingdales, colorblock dress by Chris Benz, wedding invitation by Minted, flowers in jug by José Villa 
Row four: tree stump ring cushion by Orange Girl Photographs via Betsy White, lemon-lime ices by Momtastic, bridesmaid dress by Neiman Marcus, bouquet via José Villa, place cards by José Villa
Row five: ballerina via Trend Hunter, wedding dress by J Crew, cake pops by Cake Pops Galore, jug of lemons by Decor8, tablecloth by BHLDN, yellow straws by BHLDN, yellow bridesmaid dress by Shabby Apple 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Yesterday's post was about the charming Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery, a great option for rehearsal dinners and small, intimate wedding receptions.

It also happens to be a fabulous place for an engagement party. A *surprise* engagement party! Nate & Sarah were told to meet a friend & fellow photographer at Oak Crest to "help her practice some posing," which would double as their engagement session. What they didn't know is that 50 of their closest friends and family had gathered there an hour before their arrival, prepared an elaborate multi-course meal, and placed sweet decorations all around. They walked in the door, and just stood there, absolutely shocked and overwhelmed by the love surrounding them. The surprise could not have been more perfect!
Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

This lady planned the whole thing. Such a sweet, faithful friend!
Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

After a bit of time mingling and enjoying friends, I stole Nate & Sarah for a few quick engagement pictures. To make the whole "lie to you to get you to your own surprise party" thing true. =D
Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

I absolutely adore the way Sarah looks when she's looking at Nate. He brings out all the sweetness and happiness in her eyes. As if they could even hold anymore!!
Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Aren't they precious??
Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Bridemaid's shot!! These girls are obviously good friends.
Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Oak Crest Winery | Suprprise Engagement Party!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

I shot an event at Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery last month, and found myself quite enchanted with the quaint charm and simplicity of the location. Lovely location for an engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or a small wedding reception.

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

Venue tour: Oak Crest Winery

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