Wedding

May 3, 2014-One of the Best Days Ever.

Two years ago, May 3, 2014, was a very special day. It was a perfect day in my eyes. The sun was shining, it was warm outside and just a beautiful day in general. It was Brian and I’s wedding day. A day I will never forget, we were surrounded by the people who we love the most. Disclaimer: I’m about to get real sappy on y’all. I can’t help it, i’m sentimental, it’s just who I am!

Two years have gone by as fast as a blink of an eye. There have been new beginnings, memories made, dear love ones lost and a sweet baby boy was born. A lot has happened in the past two years but I can say one thing for sure, my love for Brian has only gotten stronger. There have been times that have tested us and times that have made us laugh so hard that we’ve cried. With every day that goes by, it only gets better knowing that I have my love, my rock, my best friend by my side. Happy anniversary, Brian. Here’s to us and many more years of pure joy.

Let’s take a look back to one of the best days ever:

( Photography by Brooke Christl Photography. She is simply the best, so check her out!)

It was the Best Day of Our Lives…So Far..

Invitations had already been sent, RSVPs were rolling in, and my vision of our peanut warehouse wedding was set in my mind. THEN BAM, out of nowhere, I get a message that we had to move our wedding venue from the Peanut Warehouse in Conway South Carolina due a structural issue to another location!!!!

 What I didn’t know was that God had a plan for Brian and me to get married somewhere else. 

Like any bride would, I had my freak out moment. Just imagine me, pacing around our house, calling every person I know venting about the situation. After my freak out session for about an hour (or five), I immediately started googling, where in the heck is going to have an opening with only a month in advance?!

Then…out of nowhere ….I find..THE THOMPSON FARM. I picked up the phone right away and somehow they actually had an opening! I was SHOCKED. Something so beautiful could not have an opening on our weekend. I booked the venue right away.  I will say this, If I had known about the Thompson Farm before the peanut warehouse, I would have chosen that spot immediately. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect place to get married to the love of my life.

It was the best day of my life so far and here are the pictures to prove it:

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Special special THANK YOU some great vendors for making this day a day we will NEVER forget!

Thompson Farm / Elegant Occasions / Brooke Christl Photography / Croissants Bakery /

 David Bryant Florist / Little White Dress / Tru Sol Band

XOXOXOXO,

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Guest Post: 2014 Wedding Trends

So as you know, I’m getting married in 2 months, 0 weeks, 0 days…not like I’m counting down or anything. Anyways, I started wondering what are the top wedding trends of 2014?? What the heck are other girls planning for their big day?!

I knew I had the perfect person to ask!!! No one else but my friend Leah who writes for a local wedding magazine and has an adorable blog herself called The Organized Chicken.

Thanks Leah and take it away!

Hey y’all! I’m Leah, a 24-year-old newlywed living in Chapel Hill, NC. I write for a local wedding magazine, so when Lauren asked me to do a guest post about weddings, I was thrilled. I absolutely adore everything about weddings, they’re just one of my favorite things!

Here are the five top wedding trends for 2014 that I’ve seen popping up on runways and in bridal collections lately.

Colored Gowns

Blush gowns have been gaining popularity over the last several years, and while they’re still cropping up on bridal salons, many designers are starting to embrace bolder, more vibrant colors – think bright pinks, glamorous golds, and even color-blocking in dramatically different hues, like black and white gowns from Vera Wang Spring 2014 Collection.

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Metallic Details

For brides who aren’t quite ready to commit to a colored gown, dresses with metallic details are an absolutely gorgeous alternative. Now that 1920s style is back (thanks to the remake of The Great Gatsby), gold is reaching a level of popularity it hasn’t seen in years. I love how gold detailing, like elaborate beading, can evoke vintage glamour and add wonderful texture. You’ll definitely steal the show under the lights at the reception!

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Illusion Necklines

Illusion necklines are here to stay! These can be as simple or as detailed as you like, but all can elevate a run-of-the-mill gown to something soft, romantic and demure.

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Lace Sleeves

Thanks to Princess Kate, sleeves are back in full force. Not only are cap sleeves gaining popularity, but full lace sleeves have been popping up in many designers’ new collections as well. Sleeves add unparalleled class to a dress, and can be an incredibly romantic detail – not to mention they’ll keep you warmer in the fall and winter months!

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Eye Catching Backs

This is one of the biggest (and in my opinion, the best) trends of the year. Designers are going with simple, clean lines on the front of the dress, only to reveal plunging backs, lace overlays, cut outs, and beaded details in the back. This is a fantastic way to make a statement with your wedding gown while still being classic and elegant.

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Bridesmaid Inspiration

Bridesmaid Inspiration
 
 
Happy Sunday! I am still trying to figure out  what my lovely ladies are going to wear for our wedding. I’ve been tossing up a few different ideas but I always go back and forth. One idea I am kind of excited about is possibly doing different dresses for my girls.  We will see but I excited and on the look out!
 
Hope you are having a great weekend! 🙂
 
xoxo!
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