December 31, 2016. Every single detail is forever in my heart. The early morning silence when I woke up that day, the deep breaths I took before the church doors opened, the smell of the flowers, the way the clouds hung perfectly, the Guinness at the pub, the hundreds of candles, the faces of all […]

I cannot, for a second, believe that these beautiful photos are ours for the keeping. Our photographer, Mike Williams, executed one the most important aspects of our wedding…the images speak for themselves. As I’ve said before, photos were a top priority; they’re one of our love languages.  For the best day of our lives, we wanted […]

By far, one of our best decisions was taking day after pictures.  We knew with a December wedding, we would be racing the sun to capture outdoor pictures in the daylight, especially without the luxury of a first look (I went old school with this one!  Didn’t see Dill until I walked down the aisle!) […]

Let me start this post by saying- florals are expensive. Okay, we knew this going in. But yes, if you want fresh flowers at your wedding, be prepared to put down a nice chunk of change.  With that said, get your money’s worth! Make sure your florist delivers, literally and figuratively, and absolutely nails your […]

As part of our planning process, we had begun to look at inspiration for an invitation suite. Some are so unique and cool.  We had so many options and different routes we could go. At first it was overwhelming, but we really fell into a rhythm of style choices. I definitely think first impressions matter, […]

Before the wedding, I read so many wedding articles and blogs about the dreaded gap.  That time between the ceremony and reception. Today, most people advise against having a long gap.  I totally get it.  As a guest, it is tough to have down time in between.  Do I wear the same outfit? Do I […]

Planning big ticket items like venues and transportation all seem to be super easy to book and plan- call it in, reserve the date, bada bing.  The nitty gritty wedding planning comes down to details.  It is all those little things that drive you crazy. But, they are so dang essential.  We had so many […]

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know there are endless blog posts and pins all about wedding hacks, but I felt like we owed it to ourselves to write down the things that made the process easier.  No wedding planner, no coordinator.  We survived and we were able to actually enjoy our day- it’s possible! Here are […]

For the past year or so, I’ve been listening to marriage podcasts and reading up on marriage blogs.  Promising to myself and Dill that we will have a marriage more beautiful than our wedding. I always wanted to to be clear in my head and my heart that this marriage will be something we will […]

We are almost 6 months out from the wedding!  Meaning we are getting pretty close to crunch time.  Save the dates will be going out shortly, and soon we will be prepping our wedding suites to send out.  Not to mention the 12,875,239 other details that need to be taken care of by December!  But, […]