Friday, August 31, 2012

friday things

happy friday, friends! i can hardly believe that labor day weekend is here. that puts us at 2 weeks (read: 14 DAYS!!!) until the big day! i am thankful for a short friday of work, and a day off on monday to get some things crossed off the list.  today we are getting our marriage license, shopping for some items for the honeymoon;), and a few more last minute gifts/details to take care of.

what are your weekend plans? whatever is it may, hope it's wonderful:)


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

callin all my girls! (the bachelorette weekend)

i don't even know where to start! this weekend was one of the most fun and most memorable weekends of my life! my mom picked me up at noon and we were off to my little courtney's house for a day filled with surprises.  i'll let the pictures do the talking...

his name was SHAWN!

 ( i LOVE this one!)

my gorge MOH! <3
 mother of the bride....sisters? ;)

 dance class with toe-massss (thomas) ... the most fun!
 the perfect mani for a bride-to-be!

i can't say thank you enough to my amazing girlfriends and my mom! this was truly one of my favorite weekends! i love you all!

the countdown is really on now! with 17 days to go, my brain is in overdrive and the little things are getting crossed off the list with each passing day.  to say i am excited would be a complete understatement ;)

happy tuesday, friends!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

callin' all my girls!

i am so excited for a very bachelorette weekend!  i'm lucky enough to be finished work for the weekend at 12 sharp, so i have set up an appointment for my final dress fitting tomorrow afternoon. i can't wait to slip on my gown one more time! my momma will be joining me, so we will head to dinner afterwards, then its back to my place for a night filled with table arranging for the reception....  or as i like to think of it: a night filled with cocktails and laughs ;)

then saturday morning, i have a quick pitt stop at the hair salon and i'll  be off to part one of my bachelorette bash! i cannot wait! although i don't quite know what is in store, i know it will be a night to remember..

all photos via pinterest
have a great weekend, friends!!


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

a fun purchase

for quite some time, i have been begging shawn for a DSLR camera.  i absolutely love taking and looking at photos and have really been wanting a nice camera for the honeymoon.  i don't know much in the way of cameras; what is a good price, what qualities do i want my camera to have, etc...

so, after a few months of researching and waiting for the right time to buy (haha, sounds like i'm talking about a house here!) we finally made the jump this past weekend.  i am so excited to now have my very own DSLR! we purchased the cannon rebel T3 EOS 1100D...

it is on super sale right now FYI... we were between this and a similar nikon model.  but after discussing it with the saleswomen (who was sooo helpful) we decided that this was best for us because we are beginners here!

of course, my thoughts are now where can i find the cutest case and strap? etsy, here i come!...

happy wednesday friends!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012


i get butterflies just typing month! life is good. life is really, really good lately.  and i can't wait to marry my best friend in just ONE MONTH!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

invitation reveal

i'm back!! it has been a little while, but there has been soooo much going on here.  first of all, computer problems which have prevented me from being able to blog! but that is all settled now thanks to our new macbook!  and then this little thing came along called A NEW JOB! i feel so blessed and so lucky that this kind of dream job landed in my lap!

and so, considering this is wedding wednesday, and my invitations have all been sent out, here is a look at my invitation suite!

 front (above) & back (below)
the reply card and accommodations were tucked under the twine in the back of the invitation.  i couldn't be happier with how they turned out.  it was truly a labor of love! i enjoyed every second of the process: choosing the paper, the colors, the different shades of gray, the twine to wrap it all up.  it was just so fun!