10.21.2011

Ready for the Weekend!

As some of you may know, we had our engagement session yesterday!

SO FUN. We took a lot in downtown Charleston and then went out to Boone Hall Plantation and took a lot more.

I just LOVE the oaks and it was such a perfectly clear day. The photos in the evening will most likely be my favorite. I love the golden glow that the sun creates through the trees!

Our wonderful/amazing/best photographer ever Courtney Dox posted a photo on Facebook today, so I thought I'd share. I will share some more in the next week!


I don't know about y'all but I am SO ready for the weekend to start. It's been a busy busy week! And it's about to be an even busier weekend. Headed to Atlanta to celebrate our engagement (finally!) with the rest of his family!!

10.18.2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

First and foremost. Yes, I am posting my Wednesday post on Tuesday night. Oh well, I know I'll forget to go back and post in the AM.

Moving right along...

Do any of you remember these little beautiful shoes of coral perfection that I posted about HERE?


Well if you love these as much as I do it's your lucky lucky day! Kate found them for me HERE!

Thank you Kate!!

Other lovie loves at the moment...

This Alice + Olivia Dress... omg. obsessed!
 
Find this HERE

Here is some more sparkle...

find HERE

I saw this on facebook... hahaha I mean seriously, what would we do?


This cute little hair style from Kate at The Small Things! This girl has the cutest hair style tutorials! I mean, I can watch them all day long.


This little mug with mirror I found at Hallmark the other day. How cute! What a perfect little accessory for work. 


Multi-tasking at it's finest! Work, drink coffee/tea/cocoa or whatevs, AND have a convenient mirror for reapplying lipgloss? Amaze.

And last but not least... yes, here she is again.

The Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I can proudly say I'm still going at it and feel 10 times better than I did going to the gym. And I'm done in 30 minutes! I HIGHLY recommend this workout! I can see major changes already and I'm still on level one. Yes, I tried level 2 and grunted more than ever before. I had to just say no and go back to level 1! But I think I'm ready to try it again!

Happy Wednesday everyone!! Ready to get on over that hump!

10.16.2011

2012 Wedding Season has begun!

Yes... that is right. After 2011 being such a crazy wedding season I was sure that 2012 would be a break and everything would slow down. Well, not so much! Not only has mine and Brice's wedding planning begun, but I attended my first engagement party of the year, and one of my best friends and bridesmaids got engaged on Thursday! {Congratulations Hay!!}

Haley & Thomas... how cute are they?!


My good friend Laura is getting married in May and we had her engagement party last night in Aiken, SC. It was so much fun to catch up with friends who we don't get to see that often!



And what a good sport Brice was, he missed out on not only going to the Auburn game... but watching it as well. Bless his heart, I know how hard that was for him! And we were in a house full of Clemson fans... so you know that tv wasn't changing channels. rude. 

I'm jk :)

Laura is using the same photographer as I am. The oh so talented Courtney Dox! She just posted a few pictures from their engagement session yesterday... how gorgeous is this?!

We were supposed to have ours last week but because of rain had to be scheduled for this Tuesday... guess what it's supposed to rain again so I had to schedule for Wednesday. PLEASE everyone pray hard for no rain!!

Friday night we had our first oysters of the season at the Annual Palmetto Society Oyster Roast. Always such a fun event!


My good friend Anna and her husband Ben went with us. Can I please show you how adorable her dog is?? OMG I am stealing him!!


Meet Harper, the cutest french bulldog ever!! I think he needs to meet my little Sophie :)

Ahhh I need a dog. Preferably one of the flat faced breed that snorts.

Busy week ahead... going to start it off with a little Desperate Housewives and Pan Am! (This show is SO good! New fav) 

Tootles!

10.12.2011

Playing catch up!

Hi Everyone!

Happy Wednesday! Per usual, my life has been consumed with work and wedding planning. Fun - but at times stressful! We have knocked a few things off of our list. 

Church 
Reception venue
Caterer
Photographer
Engagement pics next Tuesday! Got rained out this week :(
Rehearsal dinner venue
Hair stylist booked
Appointment booked to go look at bridesmaid dresses (can't wait!)
Started a web site
Started designing Save the Dates
Wedding list complete

Now I'm just antsy to book a band, register, and try on dresses!

Speaking of our wedding... I heard on the news last Friday that the worlds 80th largest yacht was stuck in the Charleston harbor right in front of our reception venue. Brice and I knew we had to go check this thing out!


It was SO much larger in person. Anywho... Saturday morning my dad read in the paper that it was not stuck as most assumed, it was anchored. And that it was Will and Jada Pinkett Smith! They decided to come for a visit in Charleston... (aka America's #1 City hehe)

I mean, I wish that I was friends with them so I could go aboard and sip champagne, lounge and sunbathe. Every time I crossed the bridge I would look... and nope, not a person in sight! Maybe they were sight seeing? I heard they were seen in the market area downtown.

PS. This is one of our views... love!

We met up with Brice's parents and his mom had this beautiful bracelet for me! I am in LOVE with it and coincidentally the aqua stones match my wedding color :)






With Brice's parents - my future in-laws!
My parents came in town as well, we all had such a great time together! Sophie also came... look how cute she is, this is her favorite perch on my couch. I think she thinks she is a cat!


I think she was actually pouting here b/c she knew we were getting ready to leave and go shopping!

We shopped around on Saturday for a Rehearsal Dinner venue. This was definitely a goal we needed to accomplish! We booked High Cotton and I couldn't be happier, it has the exact look and feel I was hoping for :) Not to mention the best Shrimp and Grits I have ever put in my mouth... YUM.

With everything going on I haven't even had a chance to polish my nails. I feel like Vivian in Legally Blonde with the "bony unpolished finger"


so horrific

On a lighter note, I got my roots done... hallelujah! This is simply one of the greatest feelings in the entire world!


Unfortunately our engagement photos were cancelled on Monday due to the random tropical storm that blew through. Thankfully they are rescheduled for next week!

If anyone has any suggestions or ideas PLEASE send them my way!

I MUST share the iPhone image (sorry I really am being lazy and don't feel like uploading the one from my camera) of the yummy steak dinner Brice and I grilled on Monday night.
Yes, that would be a large piece of steak topped with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes (that I sauteed a little first with a bit of butter, oil from the st jar and lemon juice) and chopped fresh basil. HOLY MOLY. Love me some roasted asparagus and purple potatoes make me happy! 

I WILL make this again. Soon.

Leaving you with this... I don't know why but I love redneck humor and this made me laugh so hard!


HAHAHA

Goodnight!!

Congratulations, Charleston!

I had to do a real quick post because I am just so proud to live in the

#1 CITY IN AMERICA!

Conde Nast Traveler voted Charleston, SC the 2011 Best City in America and I could not agree more!

Watch this video and see for yourself!

P.S. the guy singing is Calvin Taylor. He sang at Red's last week while we were there. He used to tour with the original Drifters... fun little fact there!


10.03.2011

BACK - sort of

HIII!!! Sorry I have been so incredibly busy lately... my life has been full of wedding planning/stressing/excitement for the past 2 and a half weeks! I'd first like to point out what I have managed to accomplish in that short amount of time. Not tooting my horn or anything, just saying... I think I've done pretty good!

*Date set!
JULY 14, 2012!

*Church Booked!

Where we are getting married!

*Reception Venue Booked!

*Photographer Booked! (engagement pics next Monday!)

*Caterer Booked! (Just haven't met with them to discuss details)

*I have A LOT of ideas but they won't happen until after the first of the year... details!

I mean... this is A LOT Oh wait, I'm forgetting the fact that I also started working on our web site today. I wanted to have some parts of it out of the way so that once we register and get our engagement photos back I can just pop those on in there and get those Save the Dates out!

Brice's family is coming on Wednesday and staying through the weekend. Mine is coming over the weekend so hopefully we can knock out our guest lists!

I enjoy checking things off lists... can't you tell?

Besides wedding planning, I've also had an extremely busy work load lately. So I've come home, stuck my head in a wedding magazine and gone to bed. But I thought I'd share some pics (didn't want to bore anyone with just writing about my wedding) from the Brooke vs. Brice Bowl this past weekend. 

Yes, that would be the AUBURN vs. SOUTH CAROLINA game. Unfortunately, my team did not win. But to be quite honest with you both teams played HORRIBLE so neither team should be that proud of anything.

That being said... hear ya go.


YES. This came to our tailgate. Most genius idea EVER!



Jello shots were in abundance... Clearly, Kira loved them!

With my beautiful Maid of Honor & Matron of Honor! Love my Kikers and Jen Jen!

Bag wine happened again. I believe I posted about this a few posts back... you have to "slap" the bag once you take a sip. It's not very good!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week... no so sure I'll get to many posts, but I'll be sure to update as soon as I can. I wish I could get back to posting everyday... but life has been OUT OF CONTROL BUSY lately!! And on that note it's time for B-E-D. Goodnight!