Alyssa + Kiel’s wedding day was nothing short of amazing.  I was beyond thrilled to be a part of my cousin’s big day.  They couldn’t have had a more picture perfect day and as luck would have it my Aunt’s house is on a golf course which made for a gorgeous first look setting.  We also made our way over to Delwood park and made use of the downtown Lockport setting.

The wedding was a true DIY and involved many of my talented family members.  There were so many sweet little touches to their wedding day.  It was a very intimate ceremony that included their own vows and one of their good friends officiating the ceremony.  The speeches were filled with lots of laughs and tears of happiness.

Love you both so much!

Nicole

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Her beautiful hand made bouquet.

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There were lots of tears of happiness seeing Alyssa for the first time in her dress.

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So many excited bridesmaids!

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My baby girl Caleigh was so excited to be a flower girl for the first time!  I was also a flower girl for my Aunt so it was pretty cute to see it go full circle and recreate some of the pictures I took with my Aunt.

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Little Huntley’s getting so big now, you might remember him from his newborn pictures.

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Table settings, chair covers, card table and every other piece brought into Embers was put together by my insanely talented Mom and Aunts, they could seriously give Martha Stewart a run for her money!

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If you didn’t blink you might have had a chance to see my Gavin run down the aisle.

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Me and my baby 🙂

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My cousin Joey played all the music for the ceremony and also played the song for Alyssa and Kiel’s wedding.

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  • Sharon Sabatino

    Nicole, thank you so much for capturing these amazing moments. It was truly a beautiful wedding and love story told through your photography. Awesome job Nicole!!!!!ReplyCancel

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Tom started removing the floors in the back by the bathroom where we found more rot. We are going to have to have someone come in and weld a little of the frame since we have the floor open. This is not a bad thing since we can easily get to it now.

Currently we are brainstorming and coming up with ideas. Once we have the frame reenforced we will start laying the floors down, clean the walls, and then paint the walls using a spray gun Tom got from Harbor Freight.

Tom took apart a bunch of pallets and cleaned the wood. We are so lucky that our friends who is letting us use their barn also has a planer we can use to shave down the pallet wood for a fun project inside Ruby Jane once it is time.

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Day Ruby Jane came home

Day one of Demo

A change of Plans

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So….this week we changed our minds. And gutted the whole airstream 😳

Reason being we can easily fix the floors, clean  and paint the walls, and Tom can rebuild the beds, storage, and kitchen to our liking. We also decided to remove the furnace. We know we will not be using the camper in extreme cold, and we have learned a way to put a heating packet in our AC unit to warm the camper enough for earlier spring and late fall trips.

Without further ado… the gutted airstream:
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During the demo we found some unwanted guests. Luckily this nest was unoccupied, but we did find a new mice nest that had to be evicted. Tom went immediately to Lowes to buy as many mouse traps  as he could and an electronic mice repeller. So far so good!1971 Airstream RenovationP I N this to pinterest
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Before and After
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Day Ruby Jane came home

Ruby Janes New Home