Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Image c/o Robinson Studio & Design

Well, I booked my photographer today. Check them out . I am really excited about hiring the Robinson's. Come to find out Jaclyn Robinson is my age and from Huntsville. One thing booked, 5 more things to go.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Story

The story of us on the road to becoming one began January 25, 2008. My dad was home from Iraq and he and my mom had gone to New Orleans for their (drum roll please) 40th wedding anniversary. Well, after New Orleans they were heading over to Katherine's house for a few days. My older sister was also heading to my sisters house for Mardi Gras. So, Ben and I thought we would head south to hangout with my family for the weekend.

On the drive down Ben said that he thought he would be a great idea if we stopped by Spring Hill College and take a picture of a landmark that way we could have a picture from SHC and Auburn. I was all for going by the campus (have i told you how much I adore my Alma mater??). We stop at Stewartfield house and I got out to take some pictures. Well, it was dusk and my photos were not turning out too great. When I got back in the car I said to Ben "too bad it's dark, I could not get any pictures. I love this house. When I was in school here people would get married here and we would sneak over and watch the reception." He said "lets go look inside, I have never seen it before." So we walk up to the big front porch and I peer in and try the door. I turned around to Ben to tell him the door was locked. That is when he had the "CARD". He gave me the card and told me to read it. Well, this card looked very familiar to me. This was the card that Ben had given me two years prior on our first Valentines Day. So, I start reading what Hallmark had written until Ben said, "no read what I wrote." That is when I noticed that the first letter of every sentence was highlighted. It spelled out JAMIE WILL YOU MARRY ME.

The crazy part is that had written that two years ago, but I never deciphered the hidden message. Of course he got down on one knee and pulled out my gorgeous engagement ring and I said YES!!!

The best part is I got to spend the evening with my family sans Carolyn's clan celebrating my engagement. How perfect!

Photo c/o Lindsey Lingenfelter

The infamous Card.

Green Shoes

How cute is it to wear colored shoes under your wedding dress? I like the green flowers too.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Marriage Advice

I read a lot of wedding blogs. I read a lot of regular blogs too. Basically I am a bloghead. Anyways, on one of the blogs I was reading there was this small intimate wedding held outside. What attracted me to the wedding was the couples vows. They had their friends and family stand up alone or together and share what they have learned in their marriage. My favorite advice was given by this couples aunt. She said
"When you marry, you are very focused on each other, but as you raise children it’s easy to get tired and distracted. After our last child went to college, Johnny wrote that a good marriage is when the children have left and you look at each other and smile and say, “Now I remember why I married you so many years ago.”

I love the fact that they involved their friends and family in their wedding. What a great idea...
So, if you are married you better start thinking of advice :)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Pink Dress

Photo C/O of Martha Stewart

Alright Alicia, I did trick you with the green dresses. If I come across some then they will be an option. Until then I am going with pink dresses close to the color in the above picture. By the way, how adorable is the Carolina Herrera wedding dress.

Veggies and Flowers

Photos courtesy of Epicurious

Ok, one more flower post. I just adore this arrangement. I want to incorporate fruits and vegetables at my wedding.

This is me, this is my fiance Ben

I guess it would only be appropriate to introduce the soon to be wed couple. I jumped the gun a bit when I first introduced the flowers, dresses, etc. This is my wonderful fiance Ben. The love of my life, the keeper of my heart, the man who cooks and cleans for me. Wait did I just say that, I am kidding we share those duties..

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Bridesmaid Dresses - Green

I am really digging these green dresses. I need to stop looking because every time I turn around I find something new I like. I was not even planning on incorporating this much green into my wedding..

Bridesmaid Bouquets

What a great idea to have your bridesmaid carry different bouquets. It definitely will allow me to incorporate different colors.

Wedding Flowers

These flowers definitely have the color scheme I want to use.

I am in love with these pink peonies.

St. Joseph Chapel

Photo courtesy of SHC website

Can I tell you how excited I am about getting married at St. Joseph Chapel? I am EXCITED. I love this church. It is absolutely beautiful inside and out. It just got finished with a multi million dollar renovation. In just 10 short months I will be walking down the aisle here.

Stewartfield House

So, I finally got around to creating a wedding blog. I just want a place where I can gather all of my thoughts. Any suggestions will be appreciated! So, to begin things I am posting a picture of where it all started, Spring Hill College's Stewartfield House.