Sunday, December 14, 2014

home for a december wedding

a few weeks ago right after we got home from india,
i hopped on another plane {that same night} and flew
to salt lake city for the cutest friend's wedding. 

it was a little crazy after 30 hours of traveling to come 
home, unpack, repack and get on another plane, but 
very worth it to have a quick visit home and see megan
tie the knot! i love any excuse to go home, see
favorite people, celebrate an event, & just be there.
it was quick, but here are a few highlights!
i'm glad i'll be back very soon with chase to
celebrate the holidays, but this was a good dose!
^^ i got in lateee and very jet-lagged, and my cute
brother and sis-in-law had the best and coziest set
up waiting for me. they had guests in their basement
yet still let me stay over on their pull-out! coming
straight from india made me really appreciate this
cozy winter scene & i slept so well after all that flying.
couldn't be a cuter hostess ^^
since chase and i had just been in india for thanksgiving a
few days before and my parents are in jo-burg, my darling 
sister-in-law hosted a thanksgiving with my siblings the
sunday after. we did tri-tip instead of turkey since they
had all just had thanksgiving, and it was the most amazing
meal after lots of indian food :) it was so fun to be with them.
^^ missing brady in the above picture {taking the pic} 
and chase...and of course my parents in SA! 
there is nothing like sunday dinner at home.
nothing. it's one of the things i miss most! ^^
and i got to make homemade pumpkin pies ^^
^^ we never get to come straight home from trips 
with gifts for family since we live away, but this
time i could! i brought these little elephants home
for the little ones since they both love them!
we had the fun wedding dinner monday night ^^
then downtown the next day for the sealing! ^^
we love our meg! 
the wedding the next day was beautiful, and actually not
too freezing! {thank you utah for going easy on me}
would you look at that darling december bride? ^^
^^ before the reception i fit in a lunch date 
with these two little tinys...obsessed with them.
thank goodness for cafe rio! ^^

i also got to stop by and see my bff's booth
at the christmas art proud of her!

then mindy curled my hair ^^
{i am helpless so thank goodness}

and it was off to the pretty winter barn wedding ^^
it was beyond beautiful with winter berry colors
and the most glowing bride. i missed having chase 
there with me, but we love the putnams so much! ^^
such a fun celebration with lots of friends from
skyline since joey and meg both went to my high
school -- it was the best. i love love love slc. 
^^ sending them off with pretty ribbons!
said goodbye to family, (be back in a few weeks!) ^^
got my ruby snap fix and saw my cute aunts, ^^
^^ had one last breakfast and said 
goodbye to these cute hosts ^^
and slept just a few hours before a 5 AM flight...
{thanks to chase's amazing parents for waking
up at the crack of dawn to drive me to the airport!!}
i finally made it home in time to get back to work!
what a whirlwind, and the jet lag definitely hit me
after getting back to SF. i'm glad i made it through
these couple of days on adrenaline and had so much
fun at all the wedding events! see you again soon slc!
^^ i'm reluctant to count how many hours of plane rides i've 
been on in the last few felt so so good to get 
home to SF, and we've been relaxing and getting ready
to hop on another flight this weekend to head back 
to salt lake for the holidays! yay! see you again soon
salt lake, and thanks for excuse to come to town 
twice in december! love you putnams!

ps-- i sent this to mindy to show her how good she did
on my hair -- it was still curled the next day at work!
{i promise i washed it later that night... haha}



  1. Does your friend have an online shop? Ive been looking for prints like that!

    1. she has one set up but nothing in it yet! it's here and i'll get on her to get it going because she is AMAZING!

  2. Oh my goodness, your sister-in-law is the cutest hostess!

    1. right? i want to go visit every weekend! :)


  3. :) What a wonderful time with family.

  4. LOVE you with curled hair! and love abby. most talented person i know!

  5. I love your friends wedding colors! If I were to go back in time I would do something like that. I bet you are glad to be home after all that flying! I know I would be.

  6. Makes me feel like I am home when I see all these pictures. Megan was such a beautiful bride. So happy for her. I never saw a picture with her beau!??

  7. What great trip home and you are a machine for traveling for 30+ hours - incredible!! Your friend looked beautiful and I'm sure she was ecstatic that you were able to celebrate with her!! Happy Monday girl!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  8. What a fun post to read. We had so much fun. I was amazed with your Ginny/Linny energy after flying straight from India hours before. Sure love you and can't wait to see you Saturday.

  9. Loved this! So fun to see you and glad I could bring you a DC to get you through the night :)
    Hope to see you over the holidays! Come into Amy Boutique! xo

    1. that DC saved me when the jet lag started to hit! :) xoxoxo i'll come see you for sure!

  10. I love your dress at the wedding dinner! So cute! I can't believe how much of a jet setter you are. You better relax for the holidays! :)

  11. whatttttt. next time you are in utah county-ish area can we please get together and talk about india?! also i need to just live vicariousy through you and all your travels.

    1. please!! we only really come to SLC where we have family but let's meet in the middle sometime! :) xo

  12. This place is so beautiful. I could not be more pleased with their service. This is a truly a great place for vow renewal. The views are incredible and the staff is wonderful. The floors are beautiful hard wood and the windows are floor to ceiling.


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