Archive for ‘wedding’

May 16, 2011


What a weekend. I’m sitting on my bed, struggling through lack of sleep and a major kick in the a from my allergies. But what makes it all sustainable is how wonderful our weekend was in the Queen City. (And we go back July 1st to do it all over again!)

Stephanie and Adam got married, William officiated the ceremony. The tears wouldn’t stop, in between seeing Stef for the first time in her dress through the walk down the aisle and the vows, this wedding was perfect.

We celebrated at Carrigan Farms in a rock quarry, ate freshly picked strawberries and danced to nothing but 90’s music. A candy bar, tons of vegan options, a Smilebooth and a love fern for everyone to take home. I die.

The wedding of their dreams came to life and we are so honored to have played such an important role.

Our entire trip was spent eating delicious food; there were so many options for my ridiculous diet that it made the weekend so easy. Patrick treated us to Vida, the fancy mexican restaurant he’s a manager at and it was mm-mm-good. Of course, we dined at Cabo our first night in town with Tay Flo and Ben. Shared several cups of coffee with good friends and spent Sunday morning at Center City; a church that will always have a huge piece of my heart. What God is doing through Center City is unbelievable, I’m so excited to see it all unfold. The willingness of the church to open up to God so much is admirable, I’m thankful I could ever be a part.

Now we’re back to work, back to the grind. Counting our blessings, getting ready for what’s next and all the while being aware of the moment we are living in. If there’s anything I learned from this past weekend is to always focus on what I’m experiencing NOW, not letting it get away without fully taking it for all it’s worth.

happy monday, friends. xx.

April 19, 2011

record player + stuff

I came home yesterday to find a vintage record player with Phoenix (my frenchies!) spinning loudly on it. Just the way I like waking into my home, with William standing right at the front door.

Girls, Inc. has been really fun. I have 11 kindergarteners and putting their crocodile tears aside, I think of them often. Today we’re reading “Where the Wild Things Are” and making “Wild Thing” masks. We’re going to talk about the importance of our relationship with our parents and friends. Then we’ll have enough time for a wild rumpus.

When I sit and count the weddings we’ve been to, it doesn’t seem like many. There’s already been 3 in the last 2 months, and we have 4 coming up within the next 2. William is officiating our friends Stef & Adam’s wedding in less than 3 weeks, the week after that one I’ll be coordinating the Moore’s and Will’s shooting it. Then we have the Meys wedding, where we get to just enjoy it all. Then we travel back up to Charlotte for Hunter & Ranaye’s day that we’re ridiculously excited about. HOLY WEDDINGS! So sweet. It makes me want to get married all over again.

Off to make breakfast now and surprise William.

April 10, 2011

the kellers

Our sweet friends got married!

I was in love with every little detail and it was truly an honor to be included! Audra was hands down the most beautiful bride I’ve ever seen…her earrings, makeup & hair, her bouquet! Freaking AMAZING, loved it. The ceremony was sweet, we ignored the heat wave and celebrated the day with The Kellers! DJ Kevin Snow provided us with the right trax for the evening and we chowed on Low Country Boil with Sweet Tea.

{ THE BRIDE & HER ENTOURAGE}                                  {THE BRIDE & HER DAD}




Did I mention we danced A LOT? And made so many new friends? The Kellers have some pretty amazing people in their lives and we got to hang w/each and every one! We had the best day at such a beautiful place!





In other news…we got The Original Circus Waffler this week. I’m basically the best wife ever, just ask William…

April 8, 2011

new jobs, holy moly

The rest of my week was a lively one. I haven’t been this consumed with work in months, it feels really good but really not good all at once. William and I haven’t had as much “us” time as we’re used to, it’s all about rearranging things and getting through that turning point.

If you didn’t already know (how could you if we’re not facebook friends?) I got a job with Girls, Inc. of Jacksonville! I will be the Kindergarten Enrichment Coordinator and am taking over my friend Audra’s old spot. Completely motivated is how I feel, almost empowered because I’m on a team that is an advocate for girls to be strong, smart and bold. This is really only the first step towards my dreams, it’s captivating the way that God does things. More on those thoughts later though…

This week I was from one job to the other, I also work at Urban Outfitters now. I’m completely exhausted. Once I get my old job done and out of the way, I’ll be caught up on sleep and my focus will be on this new little story we’re starting. I CAN’T WAIT!

Admittedly, we’ve been able to still have fun in the midst of so many job changes. The Art Walk on Wednesday night was crazy. So much was going on, we even stumbled upon a newer restaurant called Chew that I’m hoping William will take me too soon. (The prices are perfect! $7 a plate or so). Thursday night I went out for Audra’s Bachelorette party, my camera is at her house so nothing for you to see. But just know we ended up at Pearl that night and had the best night dancing to Florence + The Machine and Vampire Weekend. Her friends (now my new friends) are OUT.OF.CONTROL! In an extremely good way!

Now it’s 1:45am and I’m just now done with paper flowers for Audra’s wedding. To bed I go, no room for grumpy gills in the morning. I have the fancy title of Design Coordinator for this beautiful ceremony, I have to be in tip top shape to make everything looking perfect for the bride! (and the groom….zilla)

grace and peace,
happy weekend.

April 3, 2011

in high spirits

Celebrated our 1 year anniversary of being together with breakfast in bed Saturday morning. I fell asleep the night before remembering all that happened, I got on a plane to visit William in Charlotte with John Mayer’s “In Your Atmosphere” song playing on repeat. I spent hours packing, arrived at the airport incredibly early. When I landed in Charlotte, my heart was beating out of my chest. As I came down the escalator and saw William with a serious face standing in the middle of tons of people. We didn’t say a word to each other, I dropped my bags and he wrapped me in his arms and we just stood there for what seemed like hours. In the middle of everyone’s way, we stood still and couldn’t seem to let go. All we had been waiting to say, the months we spent in anticipation had finally arrived. Three days later on our drive back to the airport, we knew we would get married. It was the most whimsical weekend of my life, I get the best feeling reminiscing about it.

William shot our friends Chad & Lindsay’s wedding  in a church full of tall, stained glass windows with dark wooden benches and red carpet lining the whole interior. It had an old-time romantic feel, with a 60’s Cadillac and a red velvet couch to take pictures in. The bride wore a mink in some photos and the groom & his men had cigars. Just the way we like it… We ended the night with friends at Brick in Riverside and had some really good laughs.

After church this morning we had lunch with the soon-to-be Keller’s at Bento Sushi. William hasn’t been this excited about food in Jax for awhile, it was pan asian food at it’s absolute best. Including Boba that was right on. Now we dog/house-sit for a week, with Oskar (yes, Oskar Schell) and Olive to take care of. I may or may not have let Olive lick my face once or twice already…I know, so out of character but I can’t help it. They cuddle you and come running to you when you come home, who wouldn’t like that kind of attention?

We’re going to ride bikes now and take in the rest of our Sabbath.
Good catchin’ up with you.


March 15, 2011

my tuesday.

I am on my way to becoming a homemaker, seeing as I have at least a few more years before we start a family, I’m well on my way to mastering the art of cooking/baking/sewing. Tonight I made Sweet Potato and Carrot Curried Lentils via Daily Garnish and I’ll just say this…William had TWO servings. I know, I’m patting myself on the back for this one.

With the extreme flexibility of my job, I sit and plan things all day. My friend Holly is pregnant and I’m planning a “Welcome to the World” party for her baby when she’s born. It’s a brunch and I couldn’t be more excited, she’s due in May so not too far away. It’s also giving me the best excuse to walk around the little girl section in Target and browse The Baby Blackbird daily! Look at these baby leggings, my mouth dropped at their site:

{Mommas, buy ’em here! Buy ’em NOW!!}


Okay, so how did this post turn into talking about babies? NEXT SUBJECT!!

Two more things. 1.) Do yourself a favor and check out this BICYCLE WEDDING that’ll make you drool. 2.) The best part of today, or tonight rather, is Taylor is coming to town!! She’s actually 20 minutes away & I can’t wait to smother her with a hugs and love. It’s a school night, but we don’t care! This woman is worth the lack of sleep!

Goodnight, friends!


January 17, 2011

Our Fantastic Wedding – The Music

One of the first movies William and I saw together was “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” He knew almost every word and was so excited to watch it with me. He was so in love with this movie, SO IN LOVE. Immediately it became our movie. He even quoted one of the line’s from the movie to me when he proposed.

When we finally settled on a date for the wedding, we had three months to plan. William had one request, to wear a suit like Mr. Fox’s. I remember giggling and had to say yes, so the hunt began. We searched ebay every single day, all over the place for this perfect suit. He ended up finding a vintage Levi’s suit, in camel, just his size.

The wedding was outside, which fit the theme well. All of the songs from the ceremony (with the exception of the exit song) were from the soundtrack.

The handsome groom and his men entered to Mr. Fox in the Fields by Alexandre Desplat.

My ladies made their stroll across the green terrain to Kristofferson’s Theme by Alexandre Desplat.

And my debut as the bride was made to Un Petite Ile by Georges Delerue.