Thursday, July 29, 2010

Don't worry, I'm back!

I didn't forget about you. I've just been super busy. You know getting married, honeymooning, starting a new career and the like.

But I'm back. And let me update you on what you've missed.

The wedding was crazy, chaotic and wonderful. Everything didn't go as planned, but does it ever? Looking back on everything, it is a reminder that beauty if often found in the little imperfections. It was amazing to get to spend so much time with all of our favorite friends and family.

I kicked off the weekend by hosting a bridesmaids luncheon on my patio Friday afternoon. Yes, you heard correctly, on my patio. I learned quickly how blessed I am to be surrounded by such phenomenal friends and women as I began to have a melt down first thing that morning. My fake nail followed suit with the trend that my real nails set that week and broke. I had to go get it repaired. When I returned, I noticed that all of the hydrangeas we had arranged the night before had died. And my fruit salad looked a bit suspect. David's cousin, Ray, had misplaced his car key and seemed to be convinced that it was in our garbage can so he repeatedly pulled everything (and we had treated all the early arrivals/helpers to wings the night before) out of the garbage and set it on my clean kitchen floor. Lucky for me, Alise, Tammy and my Momma jumped into gear. The girls really helped a ton getting everything ready for a party for them. Momma ended up missing the luncheon because she was tracking down more hydrangea (who also died!) But hey, in hindsight I learned two things

1. It doesn't matter how may times you have arranged hydrangeas, the day before your wedding you do not need to be worrying about dead flowers. Leave it to the professionals.

2. If you cannot control it, you might want to laugh at it.

{My AMAZING Bridesmaids}

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wedding Wednesday

Another sneak peek into my labor of love.

It's one month out from the big day tomorrow with a new career beginning and a lot of coordinating on the horizon, I am doing my best not to bridezilla all over people. If you see a strange glint in my eye, I solidly suggest running, not walking, far away from me. That said I think that I have done a fair job of keeping my emotions in check so far. And really, with just a handful of weeks to go, I just might make it through unscathed by the green eyed monster that weddings can pull from even the nicest girls.

Pretty self explanatory, huh?
A test run on some of the centerpiece ideas

We even invited the President.

Just in case you forgot something.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Not Wedding Wednesday

Oprah is so freaking smart.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Loves it...

{this is glamorous}
{the brilliant Martha Stewart}

{Martha Martha Martha}

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wedding Wednesday

So tomorrow morning some of my fave ladies and I are heading down to Charleston for my bachelorette party. I can hardly wait! M and B, two of my close friends have put so much time and energy into planning a great getaway and I can't thank them enough. I picked up these adorable presents for them!

A lot of the ladies will be arriving tonight so we will be heading out to 519, a favorite college bar here in Greenville to celebrate St. Patricks Day. Thursday morning we will be heading to Folly Beach to get our party on. I don't know a lot of the details. I know that we are staying in a house on the main drag and that the lovely ladies have made us "Beach Bar" night tees and that we will be heading into downtown Charleston for a limo night, but other than those tid bits, I have no idea what to expect. My only request was "NO STRIPPERS" which I believe that I have repeated enough times to have come true! I hope that I can find a rehearsal dinner dress on the trip as well, keep your fingers crossed for me! I can't hardly wait to spend this time with the girls and don't worry, I will be sharing pictures upon my return!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Just Dreamy

{photo from Snippet and Ink}

Monday, March 15, 2010

Lovely List

It's never too late for a bit more inspiration...
{love the baby's breath, picture from Snippet and Ink}

{What a fabulous dress, picture from Wedding Bee}

{Gorgeous bedroom, from This is Glamorous}
{I was thrilled to see pink and gold in the latest Martha}

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wedding Wednesday

So I have been debating whether or not to share certain information on my blog because really, a girl has to have some secrets. I know that I have shared the ease with which I found my wedding dress. It was the second one that I tried on, it was the first one that fit. I am not going to show you "THE DRESS" but here are some other shots from that day.

Please enjoy the {somewhat doodoo} facial expressions. I must have been an easy sell because I sure can't hide my feelings well. If you watch my face, it's easy to see which one was the runner up!

{thought bubble: Get this off of me!}

{No Really, You think that I am joking?}

{That's a lot of dress}

{I kinda like it!}

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wedding Wednesday

My first shower! Last week I shared the adorable invitations fashioned by Jen and Barb and today I just want to give you a quick glimpse into my adorable Monograms and Mimosa's Shower.

The Spread

Delicious Monogramed Cookies...presh!
Bride and Groom Champagne

More Cookies

Hanging with my Momma and my tiara

The Bar, naturally.

The Jennifers and Sarahs
Me and Sweet Alise!

Some of the Bridesmaids!

Tammy and I!

Thanks Ladies for all of your hard work! I had a blast!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ta Da!

So, do you remember this kitchen? It is no more!

The fridge came in January and she is a beauty!

I would totally recommend a french door fridge to anyone! I absolutely love it!

Isn't it so much better than what we started with? That fridge now lives in the garage and is stocked full of food and beverages! Hopefully, next to go will be the floors!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Here's a little something to think about.

D wouldn't get rid of this little number.
He took it from the fraternity house years ago and insisted that it live just like this in our home. "Enough is enough," I said and told him that I was going to paint it. Ofcourse, he didn't want anything besides his skilled hands to touch this gem.

Thankfully, it has been saved.

Nothing like a fresh coat of white paint and a fixture. Now all that I need is a cute green and white lamp.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Return

of Wedding Wednesday!

I happily mailed these babies out yesterday so they should be hitting the doors of our friends and families in the next couple of days! Here is a preview of some of the paper and DIY items that I have been slaving over for the past couple of weeks. I promise to divulge more secrets in the coming weeks.

A preview of information brochures for our out of town guests...

That will be included in these...

That's all that I will divulge today, but check in next week for more surprises!