Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I know that I said I DEFINITELY want a white bouquet, but this image of these peonies made me swoon. So dreamy...



I came across this the other day as I was perusing some of my favorite wedding inspiration blogs. I immediately thought of Clint. He has joked with me for years that he wants an armadillo groom's cake (inspired of course by one of his favorite movies- Steel Magnolias). It also happens that his favorite cake is red velvet. The more I think about it, the more I wonder... was he really kidding?


Bachelorette Bliss

This past weekend I ventured down to the Big Easy with a group of girlfriends to celebrate the bachelorette parties of not one, but TWO brides-to-be. Calley and Kelsey are both sorority sisters of mine and are both having summer weddings. The trip was a blast- gorgeous weather and food/cocktails aplenty!

Kelsey and Calley - beautiful brides!

Calley and I in NOLA


Friday, March 26, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Sometimes brides get wrapped up in wedding fever and lose sight of the real meaning of a marriage. Lucky for me, the media gives us all a crash course on how to NOT have a successful relationship and these days there are examples everywhere I look to remind me that relationships take work...



I. Love. Her.

I love her show, love her laugh, love her relationship with Hank, love her sexual innuendos, love her grandma, love her as a mommy........just love her. Period. And it's strange because not so long ago - I refused to even watch her.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Good Eats

This week has proved to be a little challenging for blogging (since I'm stuck in a team meeting all week listening to presentations and computer-less as the IT guy transfers my data to a new one), BUT the week has gotten off to a good start nonetheless. The weather has warmed up, work has let out a little early each day, and Clint and I have already had a wonderful dinner date with some close friends. For those who know me- you KNOW I love good food, so please indulge me while I recap the meal. To start, Clint had the beef carpaccio with horseradish and arugula and I had the parmesean soufle. For our main courses, I enjoyed the grilled tuna and Clint had the duck breast. For dessert, I splurged on the chocolate budino tart and Clint had the strawberry shortcake. Delish!

Bottega - location of the fine meal and one of my favorite restaurants.

The excellent wine that we enjoyed with dinner.

Hope the rest of the week continues to be just as great!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Comfy, Cozy

I was productive most of the weekend. However, today has been a rainy, gloomy, and cold Sunday. Luckily, I've spent most of the afternoon and evening snuggled up in comfortable p.j.s watching old movies and E!. I love a relaxing and lazy end to the weekend. On the subject of comfort, I started thinking about our reception. Above all- Clint and I want our guests to be comfortable and have a great time. These are a couple of "comfy" ideas for our reception:

Something comfy for the ladies' feet, so they can dance into the wee hours of the morning...

Cozy blankets to wrap up if there's a chill in the spring night air...


Never gets old...

Love it on the page. Love it on the big screen. Love it on the small screen.

Now if only I could fast forward to the release of Eclipse...


Friday, March 19, 2010


I'm having a tough time committing to a color scheme for my wedding. However, one thing I know for certain is that I want a BIG WHITE bouquet. I also like the idea of attaching some items of importance to me (i.e.- a relative's wedding band and/or handkerchief). I am in love with all of the examples below. There's just something very classic and elegant about a fluffy white bridal bouquet...don't you think?


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Big Girl World

Today, I'm headed HERE...

But unfortunately, not to do THIS...
Instead, I'll be doing THIS.




It's no secret that I'm an obsessive list-maker. In fact, I have several friends who are as well. I have a "Wal-Mart/Target" list and a "To Do" list running at all times. Recently, I have started keeping a wedding inspiration list, and just a few days ago I started a "Home" list to keep track of everything we need for our new home. On the subject of moving, I also made a list of places where we will need to change our address- talk about overwhelming!
All of that being said, it's not particularly strange to be a list-maker. However, if I do something or complete a task that was not already on my "To Do" list, I will take the time to write it on my list JUST to be able to cross it off. Gives me an even greater feeling of accomplishment :)
Is THAT strange??


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Developing Hobby

Since meeting and getting close to Ashley at, she has introduced me to a very relaxing and enjoyable hobby: horseback riding! I love gathering "horse knowledge" from her, and I especially love when I get the opportunity to actually spend time with the horses. While on the road recently, we had the chance to not only groom and feed some horses, but we also got to go on a very fun trailride!


Cake Toppers

I have a slight obsession with vintage wedding cake toppers - LOVE this simple cake and its adorable topper.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share:

This adorable green bridesmaid dress from J. Crew...

And this image of the stunning Ashford Castle in Ireland.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010


This is what I gave up for Lent (actually ALL fast food to be specific)......

And whaddya know? This is the ONLY thing I've been craving...


Outdoor Atmosphere

The reception venue that I'm leaning towards using would allow guests to flow both indoors and outdoors. I found the two images above very inspiring. I love the casual, yet elegant atmosphere created by the outdoor lighting. So pretty!


Monday, March 15, 2010


The only thing that gets me through those rough Monday mornings...