Thursday, May 26, 2011

Long Weekend!

We are looking forward to the holiday weekend! Time to get out there and have some big fun! See you real soon!

J & S

Monday, May 23, 2011

Everyone loves Cupcakes!

Everyone knows that food is an important part of any celebration, especially weddings.  Instead of going for a traditional wedding cake, J. and I opted for cupcakes (and a couple of other desserts).  We were so lucky to have our friends Alex and Marisa (dynamic sister duo) make the most amazing mimosa cupcakes and lemon bars.  The cupcakes were to die for with a fluffy orange cake and champagne frosting topped with orange zest.  Everyone loved them!  Our dessert table also featured carrot cake cupcakes and key lime pie tarts (made by Jacob's mother's group of  lady friends).

Mimosa Cupcakes

Mimosa Cupcakes

Mimosa Cupcakes

These Mimosa Cupcakes were simply amazing and so beautiful!

Keylime Tarts

Mini Key Lime Pie Tarts

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars- One of Jacob's favorites!

DIY cake tiers

Most of these cake tiers were handmade by Alex.  She glued candle sticks and vases to vintage plates.  We were so thrilled with how they came out. It really was a stunning spread.

All photos by Tiffany Sage.

J & S

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thrifting and Exploring in Newberry, FL!

Our trivia team, The Tara Reid Boob Job Massacre, had a tournament at Newberry's Back Yard BBQ this afternoon so we decided to head into Newberry early to take in the town and hit the local thrift shops. We had a great time checking out this adorable little town, made some great buys at the shops, and didn't come in last at our trivia tournament. A great day!
One of local thrift shops we stopped at. This place was dense, it will definitely require a second trip. Pretty much all the clothes here are sold for $1.99 a pound!

We found this old red engine...

...and had to hop on board!

Shannon takes a peak at a local cake shop. Some very pretty cakes in here!

This is our haul from another thrift shop that featured five different buildings plus lots of goodies outside in the back yard area. Designer ties, cameras and cardigans, oh my!

Out back at the same shop the hangers seemed to go on forever!

J & S

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Farmer's Market Fun

Every Wednesday, our little city has a farmer's market.  It's full of yummy food, arts and crafts, and a lot of great people watching. We took a stroll together to check it out and pick up some fresh bread and veggies for dinner!

Gainesville Farmer's Market Vegetables

Gainesville Farmer's Market

We also stopped by to see one of our friends, Alex. She and another friend run a business, A. green stitch and make a lot of vintage-inspired and re-purposed aprons, hair accessories and other goodies. 

A. green stitch Gainesville Farmer's Market

A. green stitch Gainesville Farmer's Market

It was a great way to spend the afternoon together and shop local!

J & S

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Our wedding was full of amazing DIY touches. We couldn't have done it without the help of our fabulous friends and families.

wedding flowers

One of our flower arrangements: Thanks to the JACD (Judy, Alice, Connie, Deb) ladies for helping us put together the perfect floral touches for our big day!

wedding favors

Wedding Favors: Envelopes hand crafted by us and filled with wildflower seeds and an imperative to "Spread the love!"

wedding paddle fans

Wedding Program Fans: We designed and constructed these sturdy dual purpose keepsakes.

wedding paper flags

Pretty Flags: Thanks so much to Jenny and Phillip for helping put these together!

flower poms

Handmade Flower Pom Poms: We hosted our friends for multiple pom-pom pizza parties to get the hundreds of these we strung up around the property constructed.

It was such a great feeling to see all of our hard work come together!

J & S

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Poe Springs Getaway!

After Jacob got up early for a round of golf we headed to Poe Springs in High Springs, FL. It was a gorgeous day so we brought a picnic and our adventuring hats! The spring was cool and inviting so we took a dip after lunch and explored the rocky areas where it emptied into the Santa Fe river. He also made a new dragonfly friend! A swell time was had by all!

J & S

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hello there!

Welcome to Brooches & Bowties!  We're creating this blog as a way to chronicle our new adventure as newlyweds.

We were married on April 2, 2011 in Orange Park, FL.  Our wedding was completely DIY and we couldn't be more proud of how it turned out.

Here are a couple pics from our special day.  More to come!

J & S

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