Thursday, December 23, 2010

Chugging Along

Over the past month we have made alot of progress in wedding planning. All of the vendors are booked! Invitations went out weeks ago and RSVPs have been coming in steadily. This week we had the final floral meeting. I am really excited to see how they come out! Christy is going for a seasonal look that incorporates natural elements and different textures. Here is one of the inspiration pictures we used.

We aren't trying to recreate this bouquet but it helps to give an idea. Her textural elements will be more subtle and less predominant.

The next couple of weeks we are making lots of detail decisions as the wedding is now less than two months away!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fast Planning

Congratulations to my sister in law Christy and her new fiance, Nick, for getting engaged over the weekend! They have opted out of the normal 9 month+ engagement period and have decided to get married in 96 days, February 19th.

Over the weekend I offered to help if she needed any assistance and in the process became their unofficial wedding planner. So over the past 24 hours I have contacted numerous vendors, browsed wedding websites, scanned invitations and have been back into wedding mode. Planning a full on wedding in 3 months is something I have never done but I'm thinking we are going to be able to do it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Anniversary Tiffany

I am over a week late on this but better late than never. My sister and her husband celebrated their first anniversary on October 9th. And since I never posted professional pictures here are some of the day:

More pictures coming soon!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

1 Year Anniversary

Over the weekend we celebrated our 1 year anniversary. We didn't make big plans but just spent the day together. It was a wonderful day! And instead of pulling out frozen year old cake we had our baker make us the same cake we had at our wedding.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hello Stranger

Hello Long Lost Friends. It has been awhile, I know. The past 8 months I have been focused on living life versus blogging about it. Also now that the wedding is over and so is my sister's the focus on weddings has dimmed. I still love all things wedding but it is no longer my life's focus. Thus I will continue to blog when I find great ideas or the inspiration hits. I appreciate those of you who have checked back regularly!

If you would like to follow me more regularly you can find me over at Presidential Living.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fire Extinguisher

Lately we have been busy trying to get a few last minute projects done to the house before our housewarming. In fact last weekend we were looking to being done with projects for awhile because we are a little burnt out. However our oven had a different idea. Instead the coil inside short circuited and caught on fire. We used our fire extinguisher to try to put it out which in turn covered our entire house in sodium bicarbonate, essentially dust. So needless to say we spent the weekend instead of enjoying the fruits of our labor cleaning every room from the cieling to the floor.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Congrats to my sissy for getting married last weekend!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Honeymoon Part 3

On our final day of our honeymoon we spent the morning shopping and walking around downtown Asheville. Then we had to hit the road to make our way home but we decided to take our sweet time.

The first stop on our road trip home was Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Lake Junaluska is where Andy and I started dating 9 years ago while on a youth group retreat. We didn't plan to stop here but on our way to Asheville we realized that we were going to drive right past it. So it was a must to hit it up on the way home.

In an attempt to procrastinate and not go home we drove slightly out of our way to Knoxville, TN. We stopped there since neither of us had ever been and it was around dinner time. We figured downtown Knoxville would have something better than a highway exit McDonald's or Wendy's. In addition we got to go up inside a huge gold looking disco ball that was built for the World Fair. It wasn't the highlight of our trip but we had fun with the highway diversion.

All in all it was a fabulous honeymoon. We got to spend some wonderful quality time together and see some beautiful and interesting places.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Biltmore: Asheville Honeymoon Part 2

One of the major attractions for going to Asheville for our honeymoon was the Biltmore. We had heard it was beautiful and have a few friends who enjoy going back regularly. We spent 2 days at the Biltomore touring the house, walking through the gardens, and enjoying the winery. We highly suggest taking the rooftop tour, doing the audio house tour, and skipping the free wine tasting in lieu of paying for a wine flight at the wine bar. The Biltmore was gorgeous and we are looking forward to going again sometime in the future.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Asheville Honeymoon Part 1

So this post is WAY over due but here are the honeymoon pictures finally! Our Asheville trip was fabulous, we ate and drank our way through the trip. It was wonderful!

Andy ready to go and driving away from our home

We stayed at the Applewood Manor in the historic district near downtown. We loved it because we were really taken care of: breakfast in our robes, wine and cheese in the afternoon and any request met. We were a short walk to downtown but also had our privacy on a quiet street with other bed and breakfasts.

Our first night there we found our favorite spot, Battery Park, a used book store/champagne and wine bar. We sat amidst the leather couches and old books, sipping champagne and eating caviar. It was fancy schmancy honeymoon heaven all the way.

Asheville was the perfect mix and location for us. We went on excursions during the day or walked around the artsy town checking out shops. At night we were able to enjoy the privacy of our bed and breakfast, the nightlife downtown eating out and having drinks at bars.

Yummy lobster dinner at where else than the Lobster Trap.

On our way out to enjoy the nightlife.

Coming next Part 2: The Biltmore.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Directions

I have realized that lately I haven't been keeping up with the blog as much as I have in the past. Some of this is due to not much going on but mainly because my life is transitioning away from the wedding world. I am definitely going to continue to post the recap of our wedding now that we will be getting the professional pictures. I will also blog about Tiffany's wedding and other wedding ideas since I know I won't ever be able to stop looking at wedding magazines or blogs. But my life no longer revolves around weddings so I am going to also be blogging about other things to, our house projects and life in general. I didn't want to drop the blog completely and in order to have something to post I need the blog to transition with me.

I hope everyone will continue to read along with me!


I finally have added in Tiffany's shower photos and a few others to older posts that I had been promising pictures for. I am such a slacker when it comes to loading the pictures from my camera to the computer.