Thursday, May 7, 2009

Guest wedding blogger

GUEST BLOGGER: CAROLYN WILSON - Just wanted to post some pictures of Jamie's wedding weekend! Sorry for so many pictures, but here is the run down...

The rehearsal...

At the rehearsal dinner...
Masks mom got for them for their honeymoon to Mexico to protect them from the Swine flu...

The slide show of Jamie and Ben...

Wedding day limo ride...

Before the wedding...waiting...feeling kinda sick...

The beautiful church...

The reception...

The food at the reception...yum yum...

The flowers...

The signs...hand painted by Jamie and her sisters...


Friday, April 24, 2009


Ok, I have decided to go a little green with my wedding. Instead of renting real silverware I am using biodegradable cutlery. I found this amazing company located in Canada, Ecoware Biodegradable, that make biodegradable cutlery out of birch wood. Not only is the product environmentally friendly, but it is also cost friendly.

Marriage License

It's official.
Ben and I went to the courthouse today to get our marriage license. A few signatures and $52 dollars later we are all ready to be hitched.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


picture c/o Marriott hotel

If you have not booked your hotel, please please please book by Friday April 10th. The rate of $149 is still good until Friday. Less than 4 weeks until my big day... WOW.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Scottsdale Arizona

This is where Ben and his friends are heading tomorrow for his bachelor party. They are so excited about heading out west to play golf all weekend long. Got to head to bed now so I can get up extra early to take these boys to the airport. Hope they have fun!!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Drink Dispensers

I am in desperate need of 3 drink dispensers. I need them to be 2+ gallons each. My mother found some at Dillard's a few weeks back, but they are only 1 gallon each. So, if anyone knows where I can buy them or have some for me to borrow, I would greatly appreciate it!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Couples Shower

This weekend our wonderful friends hosted a shower for Ben and me. The weather was beautiful, the food was awesome, and the company was even better. Thanks friends!

Olivia is probably one of the best hostess I have ever met. She made the entire evening possible and did a wonderful job. Thanks Liv.

Some of our wonderful friends relaxing.

The yummy food. Shrimp, potatoes, corn, bread, and salad.

George opening oysters. He and Stacy brought up 300 Oysters from New Orleans.

Probably the best picture of the evening. We sure did have alot of fun!
Me with the parents!

Stacy and George were so nice to drive all the way from New Orleans for our party. Thanks y'all

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Invitations have been mailed. Hopefully everyone has received theirs. Only 6 weeks and counting..

Friday, March 20, 2009

It's Official

Well, I officially feel like a bride. I had my first fitting today. I absolutely love my dress and I can not wait until I can show Ben. I hate keeping things from him, but this one will have to wait until May 2nd. Which by the way, is 43 days away. Everything seems to be coming together. Invitations have been mailed and we have received 4 responses already! Next week is our first shower, in which Ben and I are grateful to have wonderful friends throw it for us. THANK YOU FRIENDS. Oh, and the best part is, we have booked a HONEYMOON. We are traveling to Punta Mita, Mexico (Yes I have read all of the travel warnings). We will be staying at the gorgeous St. Regis. We will actually stay at two resorts while on our honeymoon. The first 4 nights will be at the St. Regis and the last 3 nights at a Palace Resort in Puerto Vallarta. The Palace Resort is an all inclusive, where as the St. Regis is pay as you go. Hope we are not getting in over our head too much by staying at a 5 star hotel. Needless to say we are very excited.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Best Man

I can not believe I forgot to highlight Drew as one of Ben's groomsmen. So, without further ado I present Mr. Drew Zinser. Drew is Ben's Best Friend and Best Man.
Drew and Ben went to high school together and were college roommates. Although Drew is not always around (he works all the damn time) he and Ben would drop anything to help one another out. Drew is married to the beautiful Lindsey who is also our good friend. Thank you Drew for being apart of our wedding day and I know Ben is excited to have you stand up with him.

Mason Jars

I am looking for about 150 mason jars. If anyone knows where I can get a good deal, please let me know. Just imagine a nice cold cocktail or lemonade out of an old fashion mason jar!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

52 Days

52 Days and Counting. I can not believe I am already counting down the days. It will be here before I know it.
I had a very successful trip to Mobile this past Friday. Ben and I met with the florist and finalized our floral arrangements. We also met with Father Viscardi, the priest marrying us. He is such a sweet man and I am excited to have him marry me.
My mother and I finished stuffing wedding invitations and they are ready to be sealed, stamped and delivered.
Everything is slowly coming together. Getting excited for May 2nd!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wedding Invitations

Invitations are printed, being addressed and will be sent out within the week. I am very lucky to have had Rachel Dunagan create my absolutely beautiful invitations. She is such a talented graphic artist who is getting into the wedding invitations market.

You can check out some more of her work at

Thanks Rachel for such an awesome job. I could not be happier.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner

We have a location for the rehearsal dinner. I am so excited about the Ezell House. The courtyard is exactly what I had in mind. I can not download any pictures, so click on the link to see pictures and read about the Ezell House. The Ezell House is typical Mobile architecture and I can not wait to celebrate with my friends and family there!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Victor Russell

Last, but not least. I present Victor. He and Ben were college roomates, golf buddies and drinking buddies. Victor has got to be Ben's most handy friend. He is always working on something, be it his house, car, lawn mower, etc. Victor is currently employed on a oil rig out in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. He is the only friend of Ben that would be able to handle a job out in the middle of the Gulf. He is a loving husband to Hilary who will travel all around the world with her! Thanks Victor for being a part of our wedding.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

McClain Towery
The first time I met McClain was the same night that I met Ben. He happened to be in town visiting for a few days and hanging out with the guys downtown. I really did not get to know McClain until he moved to Nashville and met the love of his life Jacqueline. Over the past 3 years Ben and I have always enjoyed going to Nashville to visit with McClain and Jacqueline. At times we have had so much fun that we have contemplated moving to Nashville. McClain is a wonderful husband, a smart engineer, an early bird, a lover of red wine, an Auburn Tiger Fan and Mr Directions man. We are looking forward to celebrating our big day with McClain and Jacqueline.