Friday, December 30, 2011

Goodbye to 2011

This year seemed to pass by faster than any other I can remember.
And there were plenty of changes that occurred...

I moved to a new city.  Hello Montgomery!

photo via wikipedia

Started a new job.  Welcome to Alabama politics!


Moved into a loft - which is gradually becoming a home.


Got engaged! Read more about that here :)


Married my best friend!  See more photos here and here :)


And I just know there will be more changes headed our way in 2012...
And I can't wait :)

Have a safe and happy New Year's!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Our Wedding: First Look + Bridal Party

I have to say my favorite part of the day was taking pictures at our reception site.  We headed to
the Wynfield Estate in Montgomery, Alabama to have our "first look" and snap some day time photos.

Take a look...

















All photos courtest of our fabulous photographer Colin Peterson.

 
Okay, and apparently "a few photos" to me means "more than you'd ever want to see" :)
The last batch of wedding photos will be  some of the ceremony + reception.  I'll post those soon!

Until then, have a happy weekend!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Our Wedding: Getting Ready

I'm finally starting to get back on track with things after the wedding.
The house is starting to come together, although there is lots of decorating still to be done!

So, while I keep decorating I thought I would share a few of my wedding photos with you.
These are just a few of us getting ready...








All photos are courtesy of our fabulous photographer Colin Peterson.

Having my mom and my sweet bridesmaids there on my big day was such a blessing.
I will always have fond memories of these moments.  I love each of you!

Up next I'll share some of our "first look" and the bridal party!

Antique hunting

Tuesday during my lunch break I decided to venture out to a little big place here in town
called Lulu's Attic to Antiques. They have everything from tables to candles, rugs to china
cabinets. And I am on the hunt for a china cabinet! I haven't found the perfect one yet,
but I'll definitely be going back to Lulu's and checking their inventory on a regular basis!

Here are a few pictures I took of the place...



Love that little white table!  Such a sweet shape - and it's only $60.


I am coveting that table with the metal top - so unique.

The daybed below was beautiful!  Very sturdy piece and only $200.


These are just a few of the wonderful things I found at Lulu's.
Oh, and I got to take this pretty painting home with me...


Thanks Mom for the early Christmas present!  I can't wait to hang it up :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Right around the corner

In two days I get to marry this man...


I am so excited to marry my best friend!  We met our freshman year of college at the University
of Alabama.  My sorority and his fraternity were paired up for Greek Week and we immediately
became friends.  Little did I know that seven years later he would be the man I get to call my husband.


He is the most caring person I know and has an amazing ability to make me laugh and remember
that it's the little things in life that make it so memorable.  I am incredibly blessed.


So, here is making a lifetime of memories with my soon-to-be husband.
I can't wait to begin our lives together!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Before + After Dining Table

In the midst of all of the wedding madness I was able to find some time to paint my
dining room table - finally!  So, here are some pictures detailing this sweet little
table's journey from ugly duckling to beautiful swan...Enjoy!

Here is the before...

(Don't mind the fact that I accidentally started taking photos of it after I had already primed the base)


Poor girl needed some help.


So, help her I did and transformed her into this pretty little lady...


So much better, right?  The color is the same as my coffee table - Martha
Stewart's Sharkey Gray.  I know there are several other pieces that I need to
work on, but I won't tackle that until after our honeymoon!
Have you tranformed a piece of furniture recently?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bad Blogger + Wedding Details

I know, I know...I've been a bad blogger :(
Wedding planning has completely taken over my life, but now that the wedding is less than
two weeks away (eeek!) things are starting to settle down and everything is coming together!

So, here are a few updates on our wedding :)

This is the dress I selected for our sweet bridesmaids...


It is the J. Crew Silk Taffeta Blakely Dress in 'Aged Driftwood'.  Swoon!
All three of my girls picked this little gem out - I absolutely can't wait to see them in it!

We picked out these beauties as our invitations...



We both completely fell in love with these invitations.  We knew we didn't want the same
ol' cookie cutter invitations that we've seen 100 times.  We wanted ones that were different
and incorporated our style.  We added the floral backing to our invitations, too. And the color
was perfect since we are using mint green, coral, greens, ivory and other natural tones.
We knew they were perfect for us!

I've been working on a few wedding projects and post those soon!
Thanks for hanging in there with me while all this craziness has been going on!
Y'all are the best :)