Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I discovered earlier this week that the table clothes that I wanted for the wedding won't be in on time so now I'm back to square one. A bright side in all of this is that I found someone locally that has hundreds and hundreds of table clothes in storage. Tomorrow, I plan to check them out and fingers crossed...hopefully I'll find something good.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Georgia, Boxes, Oh My!

Busy, BUSY, weekend! First, Lenny and I traveled down to Statesboro, Georgia for Anna's wedding. We had a fabulous time and I'll post more pictures soon. I loved how relaxed and laid back her wedding was - she wanted people to have a great time and they did.

I also moved yesterday (Thanks Dad and Mom!) and currently am living out of boxes. Since 2004, I've moved five times so I should be used to it but this time it was different. I finally moved into a house that I'm going to share with my future husband in 32 short days.

Caption: Anna and her dad. Doesn't she look stunning?

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Huge sigh of relief – invitations are out!

To add an extra touch I thought wax seals would be fun.
Unfortunately, I didn’t realize how long that process would take.
None the less, the invites are out. Whoo!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Reception! Reception! Reception!

This morning I woke up before my 4 a.m. alarm thinking about my wedding reception. To be honest, I have a vague idea in my head at the moment of what the reception will look like. Why? Well, I care more about the actual ceremony than I do the reception.

So during my morning run all I could ponder was the details of a gold and crystal trees that I want to use at the entrance or the decorations at the bar. It's now 5:30 p.m. and I'm still thinking about this stuff!

Thank goodness I have some dear party planning friends meeting me for drinks later or I would go crazy today rethinking all the details.

I did find this awesome idea out of California – a candle wall. I’m going to talk to our rental company tomorrow to see if I can recreate this idea.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Program Idea

I saw this great tutorial on-line today and it gave me inspiration to maybe try this type of program for the wedding. Thoughts?

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Monday, April 20, 2009

When Bedazzled Goes To Far..

I saw this on another blog and literally laughed out loud. Who would WEAR this?!? Paging CMT’s Redneck Weddings…

40 days and counting! I can’t believe May 30th is just around the corner and that our big event is upon us. Fingers crossed that I can get everything done!

Photo Link...If you dare...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I promise I'm alive...

Just covered up in work, being sick, moving and wedding plans. This month, Lenny and I celebrate our 10 year anniversary as being "friends" since met way back at the Greenville Braves Stadium in April 2000.
This is what I looked like back then. Who knew you could catch a man in a navy blue Greenville Braves t-shirt?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bridal Portraits Today!

It feels like Christmas and it's not even the big day yet! The weather wasn't too bad at 4:30 a.m. when I left for boot camp this morning...and the stars were my theory is it should be a bright and sunny day.

In just a few hours, I'll be hanging out with the fabulous Olivia Griffin along with family and friends. I couldn't believe when I picked up my dress yesterday that it filled my entire backseat! Who knew that a simple dress would be so heavy to carry? Fingers crossed that these photos look decent!

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Come on Sun!

It's suppose to be cold and dreary the day of my bridal portraits. Sigh.
Here's a photo of the church that I would like to use in Glenn Springs. Fingers crossed that it won't rain on Wednesday!

Friday, April 3, 2009


**If watching at work - watch your volume**

On behalf of men everywhere, this guy says, what we all figured was true about wedding pricing. And his quick, decisive, reaction to the crying fiancé is COMPLETELY accurate as well. Really funny stuff. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

"And it only took six days!"

Our favors are half-way done! Can you tell that I'm slightly excited. Here are a few photos (please excuse the messy kitchen) of the progress.

What's left after 44 peeled apples.

Only 10 hours into the process

Getting excited about canning!

The large contraption on the left is our new Steam Canner.

Having a Martha Stewart moment. Thanks Leslie for the apron.

The applebutter getting a steam bath.

The LAST can and it only took 6 days!

Inspired by my late grandmother, I associate apple butter with East Tennessee where my family is from and where this constant transplant considers home. It was easy to do and actually fun as well as educational. Now I know how to “can” for the future – watch out Farmer’s Market.