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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Saying YES to the dress…

So i’m still a little bit on a wedding high….One of my favorite experiences of the whole wedding planning deal was finding that perfect dress for me. This was one of those experiences that I had to keep secret for a whole year, and that was some hard work. If I can give any advice, find a bridal boutique that will make your experience one that you won’t forget. I found a great one..and if you’re anywhere close to South Carolina ( heck even if you’re not)  and you’re looking for that perfect wedding dress, go to The Little White Dress in Myrtle Beach.

As soon as I walked into the LWD, I felt comfortable. They truly made me feel like a bride and I will never forget that. Lauren was my wedding gown stylist. She is so awesome. That girl has some strong arms because she helped me lift dress after dress until I found the right one.  All of the girls there are great. They are busy bees running around helping soon to be brides feel like princesses.

I tried on A LOT of gowns but I made up my mind that the designer, Watters, fit my body the best and I stuck with that designer. When I tried on MY dress I pretty much made my decision the moment I put it on. I mean look at my face here ( it was the first time I tried the gown on):

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I didn’t leave buying the gown that day. I decided to wait and come back after a couple of months. I spent a lot of time looking at the different pictures online but my gown was still on my mind. It was just so comfortable and made me feel pretty.

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The thing I loved most about the whole ensemble was my sash. The sash was made by Sara Gabriel. I feel like it brought the whole thing together. I know it sounds crazy but I don’t think I would have bought the gown if it weren’t for the sash.

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My wedding dress shopping experience was so special because both times I went, I brought my entire possy. I had my mom, mother in law, sister in law, two nieces, my cousins, both grandmothers, and aunts get to come with me. I know that sounds overboard but I would have had it any other way!

brother  Don’t forget to visit The Little White Dress website!

XOXO!

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Where I’ve Been…

Why hello there! I’m sure you’ve been wondering where the heck has she been?!You know those types of friends where you haven’t seen them in a while but things just seem to fall right back into place when you see each other? Well think of that as me! Yes I have been gone for a little while. What can I say…Life gets so crazy!

I have so much to tell you, sooooo, this may take a few post to catch you up to speed. There have been some exciting changes in my life and I can’t wait to tell you everything!!!

Where I’ve been starts right where I left off two months ago…planning a wedding. During all this wedding planning, my fiancé, Brian (Now husband, ahhhhh) and I decided we thought it was a great idea to move to a new house.  Probably not the smartest move on our part, but we did it anyways. Next time, I will be doing one life change at a time. No regrets though. Our new house is more like a little cottage, which I love. It is certainly not perfect nor ideal for forever, but a house is just a house.  A home is what’s in it and that’s what Brian is, my home.

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If you looked at our little cottage right now, I would be embarrassed. Everything is so unorganized. That’s what weekends are for, right? Wrong, at least when you are planning a wedding. We just got married last weekend and it was literally the very best day of my life. I am still on such a high from it. This past weekend was a lot of getting organized but it was great!

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I hope you have a great week and had a wonderful weekend!!

xoxo!!!

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