the wedding comes to a close

  Over the weekend our extended families came into town to celebrate our marriage and elopement over Thanksgiving, a cocktail party on Friday, and a dinner on Saturday. Though I…

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marriage vows

  During our wedding ceremony Mr. Lively and I took turns reading aloud our marriage vows. These joint vows were in addition to our personal vows and now serve as the…

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paris in photos

As requested, I have more photos from the trip. To capture a bit of our experience I thought I'd create a photo collage of the things we saw and did…

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our wedding

I cannot being to tell you how much joy it has brought me to share our rather unconventional wedding with you. And as many have requested, I have a few…

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our wedding ceremony

When we eloped in Paris, we decided to craft our own wedding ceremony. Mr. Lively is not partial to any religion and though I adore teachings from many religions, I…

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i’m back!

  To try to explain this trip will not be easy. It was delightful, relaxing, and will be forever sentimental for Mr. Lively and I. As I get back into…

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why we eloped

When Mr. Lively proposed on May 30th, I was planning on a traditional wedding next fall. The following day his parents came into town and we talked about possible venues and…

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