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Chelsea Petaja, Nashville Vendor: Hair Accessories Website: Oh My Deer! About Me: "Oh, My Deer!" was born out of a love for play-on-words and getting my hands dirty. I live in Music City USA in a little loft with brick walls, concrete floors and my husband. I teach Visual Arts at a Montessori school that grows organic vegetables and composts nearly everything. It satisfies the hippie in me. I make flowers and feathers for your hair that I hope make you feel beautiful. Sometimes I make drawings and invitations for your eyes. And then that leaves everything in between that I pretend to know how to do.
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Almost a Petaja

December 9th, 2008 @ 4:10 pm by Chelsea Petaja @ Oh My Deer

Our wedding photographer, Jose Villa, was gracious enough to do an impromptu engagement session a few minutes before our rehearsal dinner. On top of the fact that these images documented us moments before our dinner, and just a day before we were married, I love them even more because of what I’m wearing!  The dress was made by my grandmother for my mother, who wore it to her wedding reception.  I bet you can guess that we’re a pretty sentimental family…

And as if you haven’t seen enough…

Jose recently published a slideshow of our wedding on his site. And, he set it to a Ray Lamontagne song. And I mean, does anyone on the planet have a more distinct, amazing voice? Tec and I saw him–Ray, not Jose–while we were in San Diego about a month ago, and if it where physically possible, our jaws would have literally been on the floor throughout the entire performance. Anyway, go and check it out {here} if you need more Petaja in your life. Ha.

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13 Responses to “Almost a Petaja”

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leigh miller

chelsea - i commented on your wedding photos on joses blog a while back. they made me so homesick for TN. i grew up in memphis. love all your photos. and i heart jose too. so nice to get to know you better here.

 
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Mrs. Penguin

Jose is a genius. I know he is the inspiration for my own wedding photographer, a budding genius herself (Sarah K. Chen) and his work always takes my breath away! You guys look fantastic! That Mr. Petaja sure can dress sharp!

 
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AliCherri1

Those photos are gorgeous (of course) and I love your dress and the story behind it :) I’ve said before I wish I was the same size my mom was at my age so I could wear her dress.

 
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Miss Meatball

You guys are so good looking its SICK. :)
Yes I do love Ray LaMontagne! And Jose Villa. And your dress, and Mr. Petaja’s style! Great shots, all around!

 
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Val

You look like models! And I’m in love with that dress.

 
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Marcie

Your photos are breathtaking and that dress is stunning and clearly timeless! FAB!

 
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Anna

Petaja.. sounds like a Finnish name originally? :) These photos are just amazing! And so is the dress!

 
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any other girl

are you sure you two don’t model for a living?

 
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G

your husband is HOT! very nice pics!

 
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Miss Glitter

First off, I heart Ray Lamontagne. Second, you and hubby look like you are in a magazine spread, very modelesque! So pretty!

 
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PattyG

Your dress is beautiful! That is such a beautiful memory of your grandmother and mother in your wedding.

 
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Jeana

Gorg pics and a beautiful couple.

 
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Mrs. Avocado

Your groom has such fabulous style!

 

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