Busy again!

On Friday I shot wedding #2 with Crystal Jo Foto, followed by wedding #3 on Saturday! Followed by hosting my sister-in-law's bridal shower on Sunday. Needless to say I've been preparing and getting ready for this one busy weekend.

As soon as Crystal Jo Foto edits photos from the weddings, I will be sure to share them on the blog. But for now, here's one from Friday; the Longman wedding!

The Longman's were married at Taylor Mansion in Columbus. They had beautiful weather for their outdoor ceremony & reception!

My sis-in-law is an avid reader...she carries her Kindle in her purse 24/7. So I took that & created a book inspired "theme" for the bride's shower over the weekend.

Everything from her invitations, the favors & centerpieces had hints & touches of...books. The invitation looked like the cover of a book. The favors were bookmarks. You get the idea.

We had a lot of fun & she got some great gifts. Here are some photos, taken by none other than...Crystal Jo Foto!
 The yummy cake/cupcake tower made by the grooms aunt.
 One of the centerpieces.
 I liked the card holders...they were pages from books & pencils were holding them up.
And the gift table had a display with pics of the bride & groom growing up!
I asked the groom to come & surprise the bride.
He thought it was lame, everyone else loved it! 

Thanks for reading. Be blessed 'til next time!

On September 7 & 8 in 1921, on the beaches of Atlantic City, no one could have imagined that a beauty pageant by the sea would become a spirited American tradition that would still be relevant and thriving 90 years later!
With pride and dedication, we mark our 90th birthday and salute a great American symbol so rich in history with ideals and true values.  These ideals have become timeless and still continue to inspire young women across America to be the very best.
Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, one of the youngest Miss Americas ever crowned, continues the legacy and helped to mark this special birthday this week in the city in which she was crowned, Las Vegas!  Teresa was presented the key to the City of Las Vegas, by the Honorable Mayor Carolyn Goodman.  The day was also filled with school visits to continue to support and strengthen our mission of promoting education - the cornerstone to our great tradition.  A special thanks to our Miss America Board members, Gloria Fine and Sue Lowden for helping mark this occasion in Las Vegas!
We celebrate all of our Miss Americas this week and their incredible legacies, as we mark this milestone in our organization’s history.
Way to go Miss Ohio 2011, Ellen Bryan!

She's out on some major highway right now, cycling her tail end off for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! She's trying to raise $100,000 over the next 20ish days so make sure you donate to this great cause TODAY! Click HERE to make a contribution.

Here are some photos from Monday, the day she kicked-off the Miss Ohio Bike Tour in Columbus. I was so honored to be a part of the first stretch of her 850+ mile tour. We rode with Hans, who was a huge help and made us feel "safe," and Sue Swinehart! I was nervous about riding but it was so much fun. I'm sure, at this point, Ellen wouldn't call it fun but I know she's driven and passionate about this cause. I look forward to riding with her again in a couple weeks, as she completes the tour!

Click here to see a few more photos.