Made it Monday!

Ok, confession time.  This is one that I kind of made.  One of my dear friends got married this weekend and SHE made her bouquet our of antique broaches.  She collected them from her grandmother, mother, grandmother-in-law, and from antique stores.  But, there was a part of the bouquet that I helped with.  She wanted the lace changed, hot glued, and pinned on the part she was supposed to hold.  Of course, this is when the kindergarten teacher comes in handy....I am a professional "gluer."  Here is the gorgeous bouquet!!!

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that every once in a while, I will blog about personal things along with my teaching posts.  Here are some pictures from her beautiful wedding that was in central California on a wine vineyard.  The theme and style of the wedding reflected them perfectly, and I wanted to share.  Ashley is also a teacher, and we went to college together.  Watching her walk down the isle to her future husband was one of the most beautiful moments.  It was a small wedding, so as she walked down, she was able to make eye contact with all of the guests.  Tears streamed down everyones' face as we shared her special moment with her.  

For part of their photos they were taking pictures on horses!  They both entered the reception on horseback!  

The reception was inside a beautiful barn and this is a picture of their first dance.

One of my besties, Layla, and I were able to go to the wedding together.  She is also a teacher.  She is in the first week of starting a teaching blog, for fourth grade (Fancy Free in Fourth).  Swing over and show her some love. :)

And of course, I have to share a picture of her beautiful baby Penny.  She loved playing with my sunglasses in the car ride. :)

I hope you can link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Made It Monday!


  1. I love the bouquet, it looked like a beautiful wedding. Thanks for sharing.


  2. That bouquet is amazing!!! What a wonderful and unique idea!!! I have lots of those pins I collect..although I'm already married and not redoing! The wedding looked beautiful:)) Thanks for linking up:))

    4th Grade Frolics

  3. It is beautiful!

    I also blog about other stuff too - my teaching blog was a branch of my family blog. =) Now I'm just a little addicted to blogging on both. =)

    I Love My Classroom

  4. That is such an awesome idea with the broaches. What a special thing to have on your wedding day and so nice of you to help her out. Very lovely and the wedding looked beautiful :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  5. You know I was the one who said, "Oh, Michelle can do it, she's a Kindergarten teacher"... and then I handed them your business card....

    Penny misses you.

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  6. What a beautiful idea with the broaches. Love that vintage style and it lasts a lot longer than flowers. Hopefully the bride did not toss it. Ouch! lol:)

    Love that you are blogging about personal things too. We just decided to do a lil' of the same...the thought of 2 blogs is NOT an option! Love all your ideas Michelle!!:)

    Christy & Tammy

  7. LOVE the vintage flower bouquet!

  8. Beautiful flowers!!! I love the wedding photos. Who knew barns could be that beautiful?!? Oh that's exactly what I would love to do for a wedding.. horses included! Amazing.

    Reaching for the TOP!

  9. Very the barn wedding!

  10. Thanks for sharing! It looked like such a beautiful day! Also, thanks for linking up on my "Blogs of Inspiration" page.
    Happy Teaching,

    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

  11. I LOVE the antique broach bouquet!! How beautiful and unique and such a keepsake! It looked like such a beautiful wedding too.

  12. You did a great job with the lace on the bouquet! Looks like it was a beautiful wedding!

    Delighted in Second
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