Samantha and Mike at the Naragansett Towers Part 2

    Posted by Mariah

    Our first photo stop after the ceremony is this beautiful field right off the main road a few miles from the Towers. I thought it would be nice place for the family pictures. It's one of our favorites spots, we've used it a few times... but it always looks different. Today, the sun was in just the right spot, and if there were leaves on the trees, you'd think it was summer.
    Sam was just standing in this spot being her beautiful self...
    Sam and Mike have REALLY nice families... everyone was so great and cooperative for photos. I tried to joke with Mike a little about cutting his baby sister some slack... Rachel has three older brothers! She tells me they can be a little over protective (I think that's putting it mildly). Anyway Mike did not appreciate my advice and says it's just his job to be breathing down Rachel's neck... sorry Rachel, I tried. And guys... you have your work cut out for you because Rachel is hot stuff- good luck!
    P.S. I'd like to add that Mike's two brothers are single and looking for love (ha-ha)... so apparently it's okay for them, but not for baby sister...

    Our newest snapper, Marisa took this great shot of Mike and Sam. I'm so proud!

    My view...

    Marisa is on a roll... she took this cute pic too.

    One of my favorites of the day, just love everything about it.

    Sassy ladies.

    That's the Towers in the background...

    I love the beach at this time of year.

    Sam doesn't like the posed shots of people kissing through the veil (neither do I- it's a little cheesy) but this is pretty cute and spontaneous.

    Gotta love me some sun flare right?

    That's it for today... tomorrow I'll post all of Melissa's beautiful detail shots from the reception- she was busy snapping those while Marissa and I shot the formals. Also, lots of fun reception pics to post too, so stay tuned...

    Source URL:
    Visit Idiesse for Daily Updated Hairstyles Collection

Friday Flowers {On Thursday}

    I am posting my weekly Friday flower arrangement today {Thursday} as I am signing off a little early this week. I hope you have a nice weekend and I look forward to catching up with you all next week.


    Source URL:
    Visit Idiesse for Daily Updated Hairstyles Collection

Samantha and Mike at the Narragansett Towers 4.28.09 Part 1

    Posted by Mariah

    All week long I watched the weather because I couldn't wait to prove Mike wrong. You may remember that Sam's family has been afflicted with the "Neily curse" (a.k.a. horribly rainy weather for all Neily family functions including but not exclusive of: graduations, birthday parties, vacations, etc. etc.). When Mike and Sam and I were discussing possible photo locations Mike glumly chimed in... "It doesn't really matter because it's just going to rain anyway." Well, I am an eternal optimist and I just couldn't believe that Sam's wedding day was fated to be a wash out. So, thanks to the beautiful day...
    the score is now optimism 1, Neily curse.... something like 440.
    Sayles Livingston created the beautiful spring bouquets for Samantha and the bridesmaids.
    A little something blue...

    These gorgeous invitations were created by La Bella Rue.

    Melissa met the boys for a few photos in the sunshine- how handsome is Mike?

    Meanwhile, Robin McAloon puts the finishing touches on Sam.

    I was wondering what was the story with all these french fries... apparently, Sam hasn't eaten her two fav's, french fries or chocolate since December! Mike sent over these french fries for Sam the afternoon 0f the wedding!

    I love this picture. Sam is so beautiful, and just as sweet inside to match the outside.

    The big moment...Mr. Neily couldn't wait to walk Sam down the aisle even if it meant doing it on crutches- he had a fall a few days before the wedding and injured his knee!
    (that cursed curse again!)
    Photos by Melissa.

    Mike's uncle married them- I love this shot by Melissa.

    Happy happy.

    Really happy!

    Having a little moment right after the ceremony.

    I love the room at the back of the church, we waited here while the trolley took the wedding guests on to the reception... it was a gorgeous spot for photos and Melissa captured this fun shot of the ladies relaxing.

    My view.

    I was crazy for this archway.

    Melissa's view...

    Such a good looking couple! Yikes!

    The other side of this door was all green and rustic- and I love it! Sam and Mike indulged my doorway fetish and put up with getting hit with it as people tried to come through it from the other side. (thanks guys!)

    Melissa's gorgeous doorway photo... These are the front doors to St. Peter's of the Sea Episcopal Church in Narragansett.

    Cue the wind please.

    I am going to have to post this wedding in several parts because there are just too many fantastic photos! Coming up next, a beautiful field of photographs, snaps at the beach, reception details and reception fun... stay tuned!

    Source URL:
    Visit Idiesse for Daily Updated Hairstyles Collection

Recent Project

    We worked around the client's existing bed head above and just added the lamps and bed cushions.

    Here are a few snippets of a house I just finished working on. We re-used a few of the client's existing pieces and added some new pieces and lots of pretty fabrics to freshen up the home.

    Source URL:
    Visit Idiesse for Daily Updated Hairstyles Collection

Today I Love...

Happy Thought

Pretty House

A Little Flower Arranging Spot

    And just in case I didn't post enough images to get you excited about a flower shed yesterday, here's one more. Although I think this one is a little corner in a kitchen. I just love the mix of blue and white china, fresh flowers, old family photographs and the pretty little wall lights.

    Image - House Beautiful via Mary Ruffle
    Source URL:
    Visit Idiesse for Daily Updated Hairstyles Collection

A Flower Shed

    One day I would love to have a flower shed in which I could arrange flowers and store all of my vases and baskets and garden things. In my perfect flower shed I would have a large sink, a large work bench, lots of shelving and places to hang baskets and buckets. I would also have a pretty spot for some lovely old chairs where I could sit and drink tea with a friend whilst I contemplated my next arrangement!! I must get this book above called Shed Chic as I am sure it would provide lots more inspiration for my little flower shed.

    Image 1 & 2 via Belle Maison Blog
    Source URL:
    Visit Idiesse for Daily Updated Hairstyles Collection

Glamorous Times

    Following on from my vintage fashion posters which I posted last week...

    I am very inspired by the style and grace of these women. Look at the beautiful dress Grace Kelly is wearing in the bottom image. I just adore the green and white floral fabric it is made in. On another note, look at the curved banquettes which are made in white painted lattice. There is just so much inspiration in these beautiful images.

    Image 1 -, Image 2 - Grace Kelly via Porchlight Interiors Blog
    Source URL:
    Visit Idiesse for Daily Updated Hairstyles Collection

Blog Archive