Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The fish out of water

Here we go, back for another monthly installment from the groom's perspective.

Last Friday Amanda and I experienced the first of our parties - this being our engagement party hosted by our supper club friends the Rabb's, Gadus's, Bauer's and Ringo's. As I mentioned in my short "speech" to thank everyone for coming it's a little weird for a pair of event planners to come to an event that is thrown for them that they had no part in planning.

Heaven knows Amanda has had more than enough practice in planning showers, parties, festivals, color guard routines and I've planned my fair share of sporting events (not real big on showers - surprised?). So to be at an event for you, that you had no hand it was, well kinda cool. First off, having been to several similar events, you are always happy for the happy couple. But to BE the happy couple and see all these people come to wish you well is very, very special. And we understand that not everyone makes this event, or will make the showers, or will make the wedding (8 months from today) and that's perfectly fine. Simply knowing everyone is in your corner means a lot.

So cheers to "The Supper Club" for starting our wedding season off on a great note.

Now, I must inform you of the other big news of my week and let's face it sports was going to come up eventually. ESPN College Gameday is at Vanderbilt on Saturday. Yep, I've lived to see one more thing in sports I never thought I would. Now if I could only go to a bowl game this year with the Dores... That'd be cool (hint). Vandy hasn't been bowling since '82 by the way. I didn't start pulling for Vandy until '90. Maybe this is year. For those wondering the things I never thought I'd see: Falcons in the Super Bowl ('98), Vandy beating Tennessee in football ('05), Wofford baseball winning the '07 SoCon Tourney, Getting an all expenses paid trip to Montana for a football game...that Wofford won, . Those are just a few.

See you in a month!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Engagement Party!

Just a few photos from the weekend. Enjoy!

Lenny and I on the back porch of the Estate trying to stay out the rain.

A quick pose with bridesmaids Twyla and Catherine.

Our Supper Club and host of this great event! From left to right: Jennifer, Jason, Sarah Beth, Jerry, Elizabeth, March, Will and Laura. Thank you all!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Yeah! Engagement Party!

We are so blessed to have wonderful friends! Our delightful dinner club wanted to throw us our engagement party and tonight’s the big night. I have a dress (well…several…) and I can’t wait to see everyone in just a few short hours!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Getting organized.

Today I discovered this great little website, Russell+Hazel, that is full of fabulous templates to help every bride get organized.
Hopefully, this will help me focus on the next eight months. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I had the BEST meeting with Greg the “Flower Guru” today at lunch! Before, I was a little stressed about this part of the wedding since I’m not "in the know" on all the different flowers there are in the world. My theory is that we all have special gifts and knowing the difference between a Killarney rose and a Vandella rose is simply not mine.

I’m sure when I have some more free time, I’ll learn but this is why I hire great vendors to help me along the way.

So another check off the to-do list!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Flower Girl Dress - Part II

So the wedding bug has bitten me again...I'm back to planning friends.

Photo Credits: Strasburg Children

A little different from my original Flower Girl dress idea, but I think it's a great example of a Southern classic dress. What do you think?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hopeless Romantic.

I adore "The Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks and it has become one of my top reads this year.
If you're a hopeless romantic, you need to read this book. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

Monday, September 15, 2008


So today is e-day but it's a special e-day. Today marks my six month anniversary as an engaged girl. Time has flown by! 8 months until the big day!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Big Check!

We picked out everyday China out today! It's the Emma Collection at Pottery Barn and I can't wait to use in June. So thrilled!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Church...

A few shapshots of where the bid day will take place. Enjoy!

Friday, September 5, 2008

266 days...

Until I see this guy at the end of the aisle. :o)