As many of you know, I was married last evening to the love of my life, Mr. B. This seems like the right time to share two of the most thoroughly special, heartwarming events that have ties to both this blog and my wedding day.
Several months ago, a quite large box arrived on my doorstep -- and in it, a gorgeous red KitchenAid mixer from my wedding registry. A few weeks later a package full of beautiful wedding cards and favorite family recipes followed. The incredible part is who was behind this grand surprise -- Mrs. O blog ladies! I will be forever grateful to Posh Tater, BarbG, Bevi, Nancy, Charlene-in-Detroit, Groovy, Nyon, OperaFanatic and Mr. Fanatic. It is the most incredibly generous, kind gesture I've ever known.
The second magical event is my wedding dress. For those not familiar with the history of this blog, my fascination with Michelle Obama's style began in August 2008, watching the DNC, as Mrs. O sat in the audience wearing a gorgeous ivory and lime brocade dress by Peter Soronen -- an absolute embodiment of strength and femininity.
Through work on the Mrs. O blog and book, I became acquainted with Peter Soronen and his right-hand woman, the fabulously chic Ellen Carey of Seedhouse. Around the time the Mrs. O book was released last Fall, I was also beginning my hunt for a wedding dress. To my delight and disbelief, Ellen suggested Peter Soronen might create my gown. What a dream it has been! Peter Soronen is a magnificent design talent and craftsman, not to mention an all around lovely gentleman. It was an absolute honor to wear his gown on my wedding day. I will share a few studio photos, below.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for continuing to make this blog such a special little community. A common interest in Michelle Obama and her fabulous style has evolved into something greater than I ever imagined, and has touched my life in incredible ways.
I leave for my honeymoon Tuesday morning and will have a brief hiatus from the blog through July 10. I promise to post a few links for reference to other Michelle Obama blogs and news sources before I leave.
xo Mrs. T