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October 2015

Yours Truly, Zoe

Vintage Weddings Are Back!

October 30, 2015
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Dear Yours Truly Readers,

I visited my mom over the weekend for an early Thanksgiving celebration because this year, we will spend the actual Thanksgiving Holiday with Chad’s family.

While my mom was prepping for last minute touches on décor before our guests arrive, I shuffled through some old photos of my grandparents, although the photos weren’t stored in any special ways – most of them survived through the test of time. I LOVE looking at them. And each time I do, I always thought how my mom and I look exactly alike when we were growing up.

The one picture that caught my eye was my great grandparents wedding picture. My mom is the lucky great grandchild who kept all old photos. Or perhaps, amongst all her siblings, she was the most sentimental one. 🙂

I admire the vintage style of weddings and everything about it! My grandma’s gown was spectacular- simple cut neckline, simple silhouette, simple soft fabric: just simply elegant!

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“Fall”-ing in Love in Chicago!

October 28, 2015
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Aaahhh… The best thing about November in Chicago is how the leaves have turned amber with some, still hanging in the trees, and some have fallen. The kids in our neighborhood love playing with the mounds of leaves freshly raked.

There are a lot of November wedding plans going on. At, our favorite photos are Fall Weddings when the wind is crisp and cool, and the background is a perfect photo opportunity!

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If you visit your website, you will notice that the background shots were taken during the Fall season. I suggest that you choose one of the great cover choices we have to match your Fall wedding.

Our album designers will create captivating designs that will highlight the beauty of your best wedding photo on the cover!

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Perfect Holiday Gifts! Buy 1, Get 2 Parent Albums

October 22, 2015
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You are probably wondering what parent albums are.

A parent albums is an exact replica of your wedding album. It features the same photos and layout design, so mom and dad have their own keepsake. Parent Albums are available a-la-carte or in sets, and can be ordered with your main album.

The good news is, beginning October 11th up to November 8th, and just with enough time for us to finish your albums before Christmas, Yours Truly is offering a “Buy 1, Get 2 Parent Albums” promo! If you order your wedding album within this period, we will provide 2 6×6 parent albums for FREE!

What a perfect holiday gift to your dear parents. You can also get this as a present for your kids or anyone in your family!

Meanwhile, here are some common questions about parent albums which we have provided answers on our website’s FAQ page.

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Once Love Strikes…

October 19, 2015
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…accept it with open arms.

I’m lucky that I have known love in its purest sense of its word by seeing my parent’s marriage so strong and everlasting.

I’ve experienced it (and still continue to) with Chad. And, love struck me really hard. I wouldn’t want to let it go nor lose sight of it. I’ve found my true love. He is my soul. And, between the two of us, our hearts will forever remain committed. Although people say that we have no control over where our hearts take us… I somehow don’t believe it. What I believe is that in this world love is given to each of us; we should never stop nurturing it and discovering the wonders of it. You should love each other wholeheartedly and everything else will come its way naturally.

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Friendship and Encouragement

October 16, 2015
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On our (Chad) way out from a museum we toured last Sunday, we passed by its Gift Shop. While waiting for Chad to pick-out a book he wanted to buy, I browsed through the shop’s greeting cards department.

I’m sure you’ve seen gondola stands of cards for all sorts of occasions. As I spun the gondola, a card caught my attention at the “Friendship” and “Encouragement” section with a quote:

“When you cry, I’ll dry your tears. When you fall, I’ll pick you up. When you rise up, I’ll rise with you. And, if you move on, I’ll always be here for you when you need me again.”

I had chills when I read it. Now…that’s friendship. I bought the card and that night, I gave it to Chad before we went bed. I kissed him good night and whispered “I will always be here for you.”

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Couple’s Spa – A Romantic Time with Yours Truly

October 12, 2015
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Aaahh… One of my weekend thoughts was to take Chad to a couple’s spa! So last weekend, we booked a spa package that neither of us have experienced before. Here’s the description on their treatment menu:

TENDER EMBRACE COUPLE’S RITUAL. This romantic ritual was designed for couples to share an intoxicating experience in one of our luxurious grand suites. Embark on a private journey together, beginning with an invigorating salt scrub followed by a candle-lit soothing bathing ritual in exotic oils and an indulgent 50 minute full-body massage side by side. Chocolate covered strawberries and sparkling wine will be served to conclude your experience!

Seriously?!? It was all worth it. Chad and I walked outside the spa’s veranda (still wearing our robes) and enjoyed our glass of sparkling wine. We talked for a few hours until it was time to say goodbye to this magnificent place called “heaven”!

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Yours Truly, Zoe

“Greige” is the “in” color of this Year’s Wedding Motifs

October 9, 2015
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Dear Yours Truly Readers,

In June, I wrote a blog titled, “Color of the Year – Marsala”, to tie it with our leather colors at leather choices for your wedding albums covers.

Last month, Chad and I attended a seminar for business owners in the wedding industry. Not that I’m surprised to hear that “greige” is the “in” color of wedding themes; but, I was happy to hear (and see) the creativity of color palettes that the wedding industry has inspired for the brides and grooms.

So, “greige” is the new “grey” or the new “beige” – love it! We saw about three companies with employees wearing “greige” colored t-shirts. It’s pretty cool.

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Wedding in the Heart of New Orleans

October 7, 2015
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For our 7th year Anniversary, Chad and I traveled to New Orleans, a tradition we anticipate each year. At our hotel we came across a wedding that was unbelievably breathtaking.

Although I felt like a stalker, I asked Chad if we could follow the bridal party and watch the photographers take photos, capturing the bride and groom’s special moments.

The wedding had a very local theme, not one of the “barn” or “farm” themes that became so popular in today’s weddings.

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