7.31.2012

Wedding Update: Bridal Luncheon

We had my bridal luncheon at The Old Village Post House. I absolutely LOVE this restaurant, it is so quaint and has delicious food! My moms two best friends hosted the lunchon and they did such a fabulous job!

Each place setting had a picture of me with each person, mine just had myself!


photos...


with my mom & new mother in law!

My new sisters! Shea, Mendy & Allison

Le Menu..

Goodie bags for all of the girls!

What was inside (also their earrings, I don't have a picture of those)
 I made the purses... pretty proud of myself! I wish you could see the fabric better, it was gorgeous!

My wonderful hostesses!

Most beautiful flower girl, Sophie :)

All my girls!! So happy I have such amazing friends!

I think I may do a post that is not wedding related tomorrow... I'm sure some people are seriously tired of the wedding stuff! Sorry!

Pretty serious "What I'm Loving Wednesday" tomorrow... I've found entirely too many things on Pinterest lately!

7.25.2012

Bridal Portraits!

Hey y'all! I am finally back from my honeymoon and trying to get settled in. It was absolutely amazing in Jamaica and I cannot wait to share pictures! They may come in several posts because I took a ton. I thought I would just start off doing some posts here and there of different parts of the wedding since there is so much to cover.

Bridal portraits first!

My amazing photographer, Courtney Dox, did such a great job! We took these photos at one of my favorite places in Charleston, Boone Hall Plantation. Some of you may know this as Ali's summer home in The Notebook. We also took photos around downtown Charleston.








I surprised Brice with this Auburn themed photo and had it by his grooms cake :)





Dress: Style 8808 by Allure Bridals
Hair & Makeup: Paper Dolls Wedding Hair & Makeup (Carrie is the best!)


7.10.2012

Giveaway Winner!!

I know, I know... I was supposed to announce the winner 2 days ago. Just bear with me... it's WEDDING WEEK!!!!

I am officially done with work until I come back from my honeymoon. Brice's family arrives, my mom arrives, and I'm delivering welcome bags to hotels tomorrow and finishing up last minute gift wrapping/thank you card writing.

I can't believe this weekend is finally here! I feel like we just got engaged but that was 10 months ago! Insane. I cannot wait to share every single detail with you all! I really don't know what I'm going to do when it's all over! It will feel so strange not having a bagillion things to do.

Anyways, onto the winner!!


Number 22 is.... Monica!! 

Monica, please e-mail me at ashleybrooke83 at gmail dot com to claim your Southern Tide towel!

Wow, I have a lot to catch up on after the wedding... Rosemary Beach trip, Wedding in Chattanooga, HONEYMOON... at least I'll have time to blog more when I get back! :)

7.01.2012

Beach Packin & a Giveaway!

The last time Brice & I went to the beach I had my hands full of stuff... I told him I don't know how families with kids do it! Just Brice and I have our hands full alone! But everything I take is a complete necessity. Let's review shall we.

My new favorite... the back pack chair with cup holder. So great because it allows you to be hands free, which means you can carry more items!

Next we will need a cooler. How about this Southern Tide YETI cooler?


I am dying to have one of these! And Brice is probably more than me, but it is just so dang cute. Love that skipjack.

What to go in the cooler? Fill it with my new fav beachy bev:

The lime-a-rita. amaze.


Next we're gonna need a super cute beach bag. I'm in love with this Lilly Pulitzer one and seriously need it for my honeymoon! Carry on/beach bag... yes!


Inside? Well, sunscreen of course...

Hawaiian Tropic spf 8 is my go-to. ahhh love that smell!

Sunscreen for your lips is a must as well, nothin's worse than burnt, dry, flaky lips! yuck.

Hawaiian Tropic aloha kiss is like having candy on your lips... so yummy! And it gives you great shine & a hint of color. Love.

This precious pink Southern Tide hat is a must as well.


I love a big floppy hat but sometimes it's too windy and I'm struggling to keep it on the whole time. These hats will stay on, while you continue to have fun!

Last but not least... a towel. It's a must. I cannot imagine going to the beach without one! I am in love with this Southern Tide beach towel.


It's a great size as well... nothin worse than a skimpy towel!

One of these could be YOURS! One lucky reader will win one of these super cute Southern Tide beach towels. Here is what you need to do to enter.

1) Be a follower of my blog
2) "Like" Southern Tide on Facebook

Yes, that is it! Leave a comment for each entry. So you can have a total of 2 entries. The winner will be drawn next Sunday, July 8th.

Good luck! :)