I was cleaning through some folders on my computer this morning and found several un-blogged weddings from a while back - so I thought I would share just a few photos!

Back in the Fall of '09 we were in Charlottesville, Virginia for Xiaolan and Wei's wedding on the campus of the University of Virginia. Todd had been there before, but I hadn't and it was just as beautiful as I imagined it would be!

It was a very warm sunny day for the fall - it couldn't have been more perfect.

Xiaolan was absolutely radiant - she was such a proud bride.

Xiaolan and Wei are from China and were both attending UVA getting their Masters'. Their parents and families were not able to come from China to attend, so we took photos of the newlyweds with each of their guests to show their families back home. Their friends, classmates, professors, and mentors were all there to celebrate with them. We also took a big group picture -
An adorable unscripted moment...making sure he looked his best.

Xiaolan and Wei are just so sweet and two of the most gracious people we've had the pleasure of working with. They would say "thank you" after each few photos I would take. They just couldn't help it!

And they had a sweet little cake topper to match.

For their garden reception, they changed into traditional Chinese wedding clothes and they both looked stunning!

It was definitely our pleasure to work with these two kind people. Our bride's and groom's are the best!!

So there was a small bit of my un-blogged stories!
This weekend we were in Sarasota, FL for Kathleen and Cosmas' wedding at The Ritz Carlton. The weather was gorgeous and everyone had a fabulous time! These two were so much fun to work with and I can't wait to tell you more about their day.

Here are a few photos to enjoy until then...

They are a gorgeous couple! I know!! Kathleen is so full of life and has the best laugh, and is Cosmas handsome or what?!

Congratulations Newlyweds!
For those of you who don't know - at our house we have what we like to call "The Farm". Todd LOVES to grow plants. But not decorative flowers, etc. FOOD! Which brings us to The Farm. Over the past year we've grown: various herbs (incl the most gorgeous Basil that was taller than waist high), habanero peppers, red peppers, lettuce, Swiss Chard, Spinach, pumpkins (whose vines totally overtook our yard!!), radishes, tomatoes, and scallions... to name a few. If you saw the size of our yard - you would be AMAZED!!

The plants that are still growing on the farm - Broccoli, a blueberry bush, a Calamondin Orange tree (they are the size of a cherry tomato, and the most SOUR thing you will ever try. But, they look real cute and this tree blossoms ever couple of months which smells amazing).

And my favorite... our lemon tree.

In January 2010 just after my grandma passed away I bought a lemon tree. My grandmother dealt with so many health issues throughout her last couple of years - but she sure made lemonade with the lemons she was dealt. So I bought a little lemon tree as a memory of her.

Fast forward 11 months later and my lemons were ready to be picked this past December! You read correctly - 11 months! But let me tell you, these were the most beautiful lemons you've ever seen!! No weird nubbins at the ends, not dirty and stamped with a company name. Just huge and beautiful!

I took the above photo of a lemon in my hands just to show how big they were! These guys were county fair prize worthy lemons!

Not only did these lemons taste delicious, but the smell was incredible. So fresh and lively!

I used them to make a White cake with lemon curd filling and lemon buttercream frosting. By scratch. Delicious. Where the recipe called for the juice of 5 lemons, I only needed the juice of 1 of my super lemons to equal the same amount. BEAT THAT puny store lemons!

So now that the lemons had been picked and eaten in December. That can only mean one thing come February-April in FL. BLOSSOMS!! If you've ever had the opportunity to experience the wonderful smell that is Orange Blossoms in full bloom, you'll know what I'm talking about. It is one of my most favorite smells in the world.

And my lemon tree is no exception to the citrus blossoms.

They look beautiful and smell heavenly. Our front porch already smells incredible with only 7-8 blossoms opened up, so when the rest of these little purple buds open up - you'll want to hang out on my porch for hours! Trust me!

So there's a little slice of our life! Our farm. And two of my favorite smells; fresh lemons, and their heavenly blossoms.