Friday, April 26, 2013


photo c/o my boo, mary. xo.

thank you, thank you, for all of the wonderful compliments about our save the dates.

we are so happy with how they turned out and hope the invitations are as well received as these little beauts were. 

less than 6 months! 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

wedding website

having a wedding website was at the absolute bottom of my "to do list" but when i realized that people would need to access information about hotels and accommodations (especially those flying in) i put something together very quickly.

i'll continue to use this corner of the world wide web to share all things wedding/life related.

the two are becoming synonyms at this point. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

we are.

oh chicago, i love you so.

we are boston.
all of us who have ever been a part of a crowd.
or found safety in numbers.
or who in the midst of cheering  and celebrating the accomplishments of others, forgot how terribly cruel and evil this world can be.
we are boston. 

thoughts and prayers from this corner of the country to yours.

Monday, April 15, 2013


the (soon to be) heckel household is counting down the days until the great gatsby hits the big screen.

cheers to you leo, CHEERS TO YOU! 

"you are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person i have ever known - and even that is an understatement."
-f. scott fitzgerald

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

save the dates

our save the dates went out in the mail today and we exhaled a collective sigh of relief because these next 6 months are going to flyyyyyyy. 

i had been told a little bit of etiquette early on in the planning process - everything that is sent in the mail (aside from the thank you notes) is essentially from the parents of the bride. so when i say "we" chose this set as our stationary for the wedding, it really was a collective "we."

and because i like to agonize over the smallest decisions, i went with two different stamps that were symbolic of my parents: my momma's home state and a little tree that is planted in the city where my parents met and fell in love.

we are so excited/thrilled/and touched that these nuggets are no longer in a box, but are on their way to homes from california to london. 

save the dates: william arthur
ordered herelydia's