wedding // engagement dreams.

all of my dreams came true when I met [J]. and then again, when I met steph + dado, the two lovely people that make up 5th photography. they helped [J] + I turn our crazy engagement shoot vision into a reality. but not only that, they made it perfect. what I saw in my mind was nowhere near how beautiful it actually was when it came together. [minus the swarms of mosquitoes ..those weren’t in my dreams].

wedding // engagement dreams c/o

now go see the rest of them .. 5th photography // chelsea + jeff.

happy wednesday.

the week in photos.

the first week of december is crazily behind us. which means, less than 20 days until christmas. ahhh! besides the below zero temperatures outside, I love this month. so much holiday cheer happiness. the only downside, shopping days are numbered. I need to get it done.

so far so great on the #LLinaBCHolidayChallenge. the house is decorated, the tree is up, and tonight we’re watching “elf”.

week in photos, dec 6 //

“is this too much?”.

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week in photos, dec 6 //

week in photos, dec 6 //

we received this ornament at our engagement party. and love it so much, because this was quite literally the scene after [J] proposed. very happy campers. what a thoughtful gift.

week in photos, dec 6 //

on tuesday our #LLinaBCHolidayChallege was to make a big pot of chili. which [J] made himself and even took a picture for me to put on the blog. proud blogger fiance :)

week in photos, dec 6 //

I won this pretty pair of chloe + isabel pearl & crystal earrings. I love days when the mailbox holds goodies like this.

week in photos, dec 6 //

I fell for this rustic star stocking holder from crate & barrel. but [J] said “don’t buy it!!! I’ll make it”. and this is his finished product. I love it! I think it’s so much better. it’s us. and very rustic.

don’t forget it’s not too late to jump on board with the holiday challenge. just snap a photo & share with #LLinaBCHolidayChallenge on twitter or instagram.

happy friday.

have the best weekend.


dinner in the treehouse.

[J]’s parents have the greatest back deck. you literally feel like you’re in a grown-up tree house. [J]’s step mom just so happens to be an amazing cook. so when she’s cooking dinner & we’re eating outside… you know you’re in for a treat.

the other night it was… salmon on the grill, accompanied by fresh veggies, wild rice, & of course wine.

beautiful night, great company, & a “just because” dinner in the tree house.

happy campers.

on that note ..I’m starving. maybe I’ll have coffee & breakfast in the tree house today!

enjoy your tuesday.