game day!

Cuppycake and I  are proud supporters of College football.

Long ago it was a common interest  we discovered we shared.  It is proven that, statistically, married couples who share a past-time together or engage in common interests have a higher probability of maintaining a healthy, long-standing union. Continue reading “game day!”

two (2) time champions!

The Bride & Groom  just celebrated their two month anniversary!

And what a great team they make together!

Champion newlyweds?

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“Perhaps?”
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“Duh.”
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“Yinz know it!”

(giggles)

Another look back, on their wedding day, takes us this time to review

the clever table names & centerpieces they choose.

To compliment their Wedding theme of…

“All Things Black & Gold”

they departed from the traditional table number scheme

and instead

selected the names of various Pittsburgh affiliated athletes who

represented the (University of Pittsburgh) Pitt Panthers, Pittsburgh Pirates , Penguins, and of course

Super-Bowl Champions

the Pittsburgh Steelers!

All of their favorite Pittsburgh Champions were well represented!

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The very first thing we did was to collect various gold or black picture frames. Some were new and others were repurposed and refreshed with the help of brilliant-gold spray paint!

After the groom personally selected the players nearest & dearest to his heart, we printed photos of each player to place in every frame.

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There was a lot of ink needed to print off photos of such great Champions!

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Besides a photo,

there were also Black & Gold Ribbons attached to each frame;

so that all of the guests could easily find

their assigned tables!

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Guests could find their tables by name, photo or the player’s jersey-number!

The centerpieces themselves were trophies we spent months collecting from various locations.  Some as far away as England!

(Thank goodness for Etsy!)

Cuppycake assisted in making platforms,

if a trophy was in need of one,

and as expected,

Allburn’s Florist  did an outstanding job

filling each one with

the most beautiful floral arrangements!

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(The trophies have worked well even post-wedding reception, giggles!)

Champions deserve to be honored.

And these two honored many that day!

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But just like Moses,

they knew of whom

deserved the greatest honor & glory.

And indeed…

they honored Him well.

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Photo courtesy of Danielle Hartland Photography

“Moses built an altar and named it The LORD is My Banner;”  Exodus 17:15

Who are some of your most favorite Champions?

hugs n’ blessings to all the Champions I am blessed to know!