August 26, 2017

Mr. and Mrs.

I'm back . . . and this is why I've been gone. My daughter Emily got married!!!

On June 29th 2017, Emily and Ryan said their vows with a rushing Colorado mountain river in the background and just a few raindrops to bless their marriage. It was beautiful!

Our family of four has grown by one and we couldn't be happier.

It was so special shopping with my daughter and finding the perfect dress. The one she chose was extra special because the name of the dress was Marnie. My Mom was called Aunt Marnie by my cousins my entire life. On top of that, Emily wears my Mom's engagement diamond in her ring! And, to complete the picture, this frame is a special one that came from my Mom's house. I just love this photo and all it means. I'm sure my Mom is proud of her beautiful granddaughter.

Emily envisioned a botanical theme featuring primarily ferns with a few florals added in for color. My inner graphic designer had so much fun designing and making the invitations and other decorations. I used my Silhouette to cut the leafy panels for the invitations and Illustrator for many of the other items.

The floral motif came into play with this beautiful paper that we used for some of the signage and this fun wall of photos telling the Deister and Othman family stories.

Since allergies were a bit of an issue, Emily and I did the bridal bouquets ourselves using some lovely high end silk flowers from a specialty floral boutique. Can you tell we had fun playing with all the beautiful colors and blooms.

We spent the whole week of the wedding in the mountains with family from out of state. Hiked in Rocky Mountain Natl. Park, talked, ate and talked some more. Had a special girls only party and basically had a fantastic time just being with family. This is Ouzel Falls and then the view of the river near the wedding venue. Stunning.

I'll leave you with just a few more wedding photos . . .

Introducing Mr and Mrs Ryan Othman . . . my daughter is a wife.
And Ryan is a wonderful, handsome, caring husband.
Life is good.

If you've read this far, thank you for indulging me and sharing in this very special event. I promise I'm getting back to quilting. I've finished a top that perhaps you've seen on Instagram.  Take a look and follow @springleafstudios.



  1. Absolutely lovely! So pleased for you and your family...

  2. congratulations! It looks like such a beautiful wedding :-D

  3. Oh Anne, everything looks perfect right down to the details! You and your daughter are beautiful!

  4. What a beautiful post of a once-in-a-lifetime event! It seems like everything went perfectly and was meant to be. Congratulations on becoming a mom-in-law to a wonderful guy! Thank you for sharing..

  5. Thank you Mom <3
    Everything was perfect :)

  6. Looks like a wonderful wedding. Your daughter is beautiful and her dress is gorgeous. I like your dress too; it is a tough occasion to dress for. The silk flowers are a choice I will have to keep in mind. My daughter was a bridesmaid in her cousin's wedding and by the end of the ceremony, her eyes were watering and swollen shut because of an allergic reaction to the flowers or leaves. She ditched the bouquet at the end of the ceremony and recovered after a couple of hours.

  7. May their lives together be filled with laughter and love!

  8. Emily is just gorgeous, Anne! I see how she favors you. The picture of the two of you together is just precious. Ryan is handsome too... oh how beautifully your family has grown. I can see your design influence in the invitations and other paper creations. No wonder you had such fun! I've never seen a greenery/fern-themed wedding before and I think it's lovely! You all made memories in an especially gorgeous location. Unique. I'm very impressed. "And they lived happily ever after!"

  9. Thank YOU Anne, for sharing this special day with us! Who doesn't love a wedding? I love Emily's dress, the story behind it and the display of family photos! May their lives together be happy and long.

  10. Just beautiful, congrats to your daughter and your whole family! Thank you for sharing this special moment with us.

  11. So glad to read about this terrific and beautiful and touching and absolutely lovely wedding. She is as beautiful as you, and the theme and extra special touches really made this occasion so special. Thank you for sharing this with us!!


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