Thursday, July 8

Amelia & Ed Lee

On July 7th, my maternal grandparents, Amelia and Ed Lee Irby celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Intrigued by a colleague's warning to date anyone at the office, "except Ed Irby", Amy accepted Ed's persistent requests for a date and the Massachusetts country girl was successfully swept off her feet by the slick city boy in Washington, D.C . They married soon after with a backyard reception, the bride wearing a tea length, powder blue confection and a honeymoon drive cross country to their new home in Texas. When I imagined them marrying today, my inspiration was a Cape Cod destination wedding complete with a clambake reception and blueberry wedding pie. The powder blue was re-imagined as azure and coral with some handmade touches. 59 years is such an inspiration to my still new marriage. Happy Anniversary, Grandma and Grandpa!

photo credits {clockwise}: mille holloman, watson-studios, buzz media, ken kienow, la boheme, blueberry pie, the dainty woods

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