I have been wanting & hoping & wishing & praying to write a post like this for what seems like forever . . .
I am so happy & excited to announce my husband & I are expecting a baby boy in July! Words cannot even describe how over the moon we are about Baby Boy Koru. It's a dream come true, & I count my lucky stars every day.
As most of you know, my journey towards parenthood has been long, winding & trying. I last spoke of this journey about one year ago & I've been pretty mum since. My silence wasn't because there was nothing to say. Quite the contrary! There was so much to say I could hardly put my experiences into a coherent post. I hope to write about it someday, to remember the journey & to help others who may be experiencing something similar. For now, all I can say is every step, every stumble & every fall was worth it.
It's not lost on me that this particular adventure is just beginning. I won't breathe easy until Baby Boy Koru is safe, happy & healthy in my arms. But my worries are merely a footnote in this journey. I am truly enjoying every moment of my pregnancy, basking in its glory & wonder.
What does this mean for Koru Wedding? In a complete leap of faith last summer, I decided not to accept any 2014 weddings. It didn't seem fair to compromise the time, attention & passion I devote to Koru clients & weddings because I was either hugely pregnant or juggling a newborn. Thankfully, my decision was the right one since Baby Boy Koru will be here soon! I will consider 2015 weddings on a case-by-case basis & I hope to be fully back in the wedding game by 2016.
As for Koru Wedding Style, I will do my best. I'm sure most of you have noticed I have had trouble blogging & visiting other blogs regularly since the summer. Now you know I had good reason! From here on out, I will blog when inspiration strikes. Hopefully, that will be fairly often! No promises.
Koru Wedding is based upon the inspiration & celebration of new beginnings. To me, that's always meant weddings. Now I've expanded my horizons to realize Baby Boy Koru is a new beginning for my family, one that deserves my complete & full attention. & so it goes!
Thank you for sharing in my exciting news!
Photography: Kate Corpuz for Koru Wedding on Instagram
Happy Wedding Wednesday!
Today's wedding is quite a treat- a darling, rustic affair in Australia. It's the complete rustic, romantic package with a candlelit ceremony & intimate barn-like reception. Not to mention a killer classic car or two! Gold Hat Photography shows us the beauty:
Kirby & Jonathan were married on November 3 in Victoria, Australia at Emu Bottom Homestead. The historical venue is surrounded by pretty gardens & rural countryside, perfect for a rustic wedding celebration. The wedding day began with the Bride arriving at the venue in style, traveling in a vintage black beauty. The marriage ceremony took place at The Slab Hut, a charming former farm worker's cottage lit by the soft glow of candlelight. In this natural warmth, the Bride & Groom said "I Do!" in front of their close family & friends. An intimate reception followed in The Woolshed, made of rough hewn beams & filled with candles, bunting, poms & clusters of flowers. Here, the Bride, Grooom & their guests had a great time celebrating!
My Favorite Moment: The newlyweds stealing a kiss in their cool vintage ride!
My Favorite Detail: The venue is absolutely unique & awesome.
Congratulations, Kirby & Jonathan!
Photography: Gold Hat Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Emu Bottom Homestead
As always, I'm wishing you smiles, happiness & confetti!
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Winter can really be quite lovely!
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Happy Wedding Wednesday!
As I mentioned yesterday, this winter has been a little intense with snowstorm after snowstorm. That's why I'm thrilled to pieces to bring you a beautiful winter wedding in Florida with no snow in sight! Instead you'll see military pride, ocean views and a lovely green & white color palette. Limelight Photography shows us the beauty:
Merritt & Will got married on January 3 at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Both the Bride & the Groom have served our great country in the United States Army. Because they love nothing more than to relax by the beach in their downtime, Clearwater Beach was a perfect choice for their wedding. Although their winter wedding day was a little cold by Florida standards, the Bride & Groom's genuine smiles created a warmth that was felt by all.
After a sweet First Look, the Bride & Groom said "I Do!" at the Sky Terrace, an intimate rooftop terrace with sparkling Gulf of Mexico views. The space was simply, yet beautifully decorated, with a focal point of a white fabric altar and an aisle lined with baby's breath poms. Family & friends watched as the Bride & Groom said their vows. A spectacular sunset marked the end of the ceremony & the beginning of a marriage.
Dinner, dancing & general merriment took place at the Aqaulea Ballroom, tastefully decorated with iron candle lanterns perched atop tree stumps & surrounded by green & white flowers, rocks & candles for a cozy feel on a winter night. A perfect setting for a fun party! Towards the end of the night, the white wedding cake topped by two adorable whales was threatened with the Groom's sword. In a final flourish, the newlyweds said good-bye in grand style with a sparkler departure!
My Favorite Moment: The Bride & Groom taking a sword to their wedding cake!
My Favorite Detail: The wedding cake with its two simple layers accented with a middle layer of clustered sugar flowers.
Congratulations, Merritt & Will!
Photography: Limelight Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa / Event Planner: Lindsey Sykes / Floral Designer: La Vie En Rose Design / Wedding Cake: Cakes by Nomeda / DJ: SG Mobile DJ / Wedding Gown: Enzoani / Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom