my weekend

7.16.2012

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friday
two of my parents' best friends celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary. and i was photograhper for the night. taking place in the country, down a hollow, and at creekside. there were candles everywhere; on chandeliers, along the water's edge, in the muck. vintage metal furniture was scattered around the area, with white pillows and old quilts. paper chains hung on the tree roots that swirled up the bank. there was a white flowered cake. the bass and violin played, a voice sung softly in the background. and the two stood in, ankle deep, and said their vows all over again, ones they had written for each other. i was seriously inspired.
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saturday
my friend and my sister and i took our traditional afternoon trip to mainstreet. this time though, we were much more intrigued by the decor of the shops than by the items for sale. it was then that i wished for my camera, who was back at home. there were countless ideas and displays that we loved. paint-splattered dropcloths draped over living room sofas. wire shaped birdcages hung from ceilings. walls covered in crinkled brown packaging paper. we browsed through store to store, upstairs and down. waiting out the occasional downpour underneath onnings. and laughing like the old friends that we truly are.  
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sunday
in turn, the next morning was spent tearing pages from magazines and careful cutting. ink pens and skotch tape. i collaged on the mirror above the vanity in my room. someday i'd like to fill an entire wall of a room with a collage like this. that, or sheets of maps. i had a cup of tea. wrote a letter or two. dedicated a few hours of the afternoon to the working a five-hundred-piece jigsaw puzzle with my mom. and attended evening church service with my guy. was reminded of the promise that i belong forever to jesus. rarely does my mind begin to wrap itself around the vastness of that promise. but it holds true no matter what.  

13 comments:

  1. looks like y'all had a ton of fun :) xx.

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  2. love that last photo! looks like so much fun.

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  3. your weekend sounds rather exciting. i love those shots of them bu the fire :)

    xo, Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

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  4. sounds like a wonderfully fun weekend! love your photos. so pretty. xo

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  5. wow! Your collage looks seriously awesome. And the chandeliers and candles in the creek?! I've never seen such a thing...looks amazing! I would love to do something like that on my 20th wedding anniversary (which is in a VERY long time..haha)

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  6. oh hey I recognize that paper in the top photo ;) your weekend sounds lovely. also, your collage is the best. so pretty!

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  7. Your weekend, last weekend, looked beyond lovely :) That anniversary celebration sounded incredible and oh-so unique. What a way to renew one's vows than with best friends and candles and being in God's nature. And Saturday with your sister, walking through shop after shop, gets me so excited to spend time with my sisters in washington next month!! (oh I'm absolutely giddy thinking about it!) And that display you created is gorgeous...a wall covered in that would be breathtaking. And I would love a wall of maps too!!

    and knowing we belong to Christ is such an awe-inspiring thought. How blessed we are to have that knowledge :) I hope you have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow Madison!

    xo
    Haley

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  8. this is so good. i love the collage! (as does everyone else) :)

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  9. Sometimes we forget how darling sisters are , how important they are. The fact you took time on your weekend to be with yours makes me smile.

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  10. I'm new here, and I really love your photography style, ethereal but still in reality. Blessings! :)

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  11. I'm new also but I'm really liking what I see. You have quite the talent :)

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