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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Our wedding pictures are in!!!!!! I got the email last night and stayed up late into the night just to take a peek at them. From the quick look we have taken we already love them and I can promise I am going to be staring at them for a good portion of my day :) Especially considering we ended up with 1099, yep that's not an error there are over one thousand pictures from the wedding. Once I get the digital negatives I will begin posting them for all of you to see!

Until then you can go here:
to see some of the pictures on our wonderful photographer's blog.