{a gluten-free wedding story}

Last month we celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary.

My husband went waaaaaay above and beyond and planned a weekend getaway to Green Lake, WI — we stayed at the most beautiful place, Angel Inn Bed & Breakfast. (I’ll be writing more on that soon.)

One.whole.year.

Seems like just yesterday we were walking down the aisle.

When I look back now, I remember the day being absolutely perfect. (despite some day of ¬†stress that we could have done without) And that’s how I will always remember it.

I thought it might be helpful to some folks (like my GF friend, Melissa, who was recently engaged — congrats!) to tell you all about planning a gluten-free wedding.

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*new weekly feature* “Friday Photos: A week in review”

For years I have been wanting a “big girl” camera.

Take a look at this beauty!

The superhappycool thing? It’s in my home right now. The frightening part? I have no idea how to use it. No worries, there is an “auto” feature for us newbies. And I’ve heard repeatedly that the way to get better at taking photos is… to take more photos. (plus, our amazingly talented photographer from our wedding said there are all kinds of tutorials on youtube and vimeo)

I have been wanting to incorporate more of the random photos I take throughout the week here. Most of the meals I eat get photographed, if I see a new GF product at the store, or maybe just the vivid color of the yolk from my farm fresh eggs at breakfast. All kinds of pictures — too many to have a blog post on each one, so I needed something new.

Check in each week for “Friday Photos: A week in review.” (the most clever name I could come up with this morning, it may get a make-over at some point) I’ll still be posting pics on my Facebook page too, but this will help justify holding up dinner so I can get a good shot.

Happy Friday!

hello harvest!

buffalo chicken, tater tot "nachos" with waffle dippers

buffalo chicken, tater tot “nachos” with waffle dippers

red eye — a top wedding gift… more on this later

herbs drying in afternoon sun

a new cider (I’m a fan… my big brother was too!)

GF Get Together @ Stack’d — good cider, great company

And sometimes, just for kicks, I might throw in someone else’s photos… like this one from Ryan Abel Photography — of course we are semi-biased because he’s family, but his work speaks for itself.

pure joy in our hearts.