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I'm an Okie native, but currently an Arkansan. Newlywed. Hairstylist. Lover of all things creative. Pinterest and blog addict. Wanna-be photographer and wedding planner. Jesus follower. I love meeting new people and I'd love for you to stay a while, read a lot, and follow along. I love discovering new blogs so leave me a comment and I'm thrilled you're here!


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Monday, January 14, 2013

Wedding Update!

Since I last blogged two weeks ago about wedding to-dos, we've gotten a lot more checked off the to-do list and it feels great!
-I went to the bridal show with my mom and Maid of Honor, Allison. We had a great time and came home with a lot of paper ads.
Our photobooth souvenir, thanks to Nexus Productions!
-I spent an entire evening covering mason jars with burlap, lace, and twine for flower vases at the reception. I love how they turned out.
- We booked our honeymoon and I'm so excited about it! I've been to Mexico before, but never to the Cancun area. It looks beautiful from the pictures.
- My veil came in the mail! It wasn't exactly what I ordered, but I actually really like it and I think it's going to work perfectly. I have yet to try the dress on with the veil.
- I went to the second cake testing and it was a SUCCESS! I cannot tell you how excited I am to have the cake baker booked. That was probably one of the hardest parts about the wedding planning process thus far. We chose Rosebeary's Designs in Baking for the cake. She is amazing. I can already tell she will be a joy and ease to work with. The cake I picked out is exactly what I wanted. I got to taste test 12 different flavors and they were all delicious. It was hard to pick my top five.
I went with white wedding cake, strawberry, carrot (my favorite), chocolate almond, and german chocolate.
 All twelve cake samples
 Butter Yellow, Cinnamon Roll, Italian Creme, Carrot, Strawberry
Confetti, Red Velvet, Pink Champagne, Chocolate Almond, German Chocolate, Spice, and Lemon
Our cake will incorporate a few designs from these two cakes. SWOON!
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- We picked out a song for our friends to sing during the wedding ceremony. I'm not going to share what song it is on the blog until after the wedding. It is a beautiful song and I can't wait to hear the girls sing it because their voices are amazing. I keep listening to the song on repeat.
- I scheduled my bridal portraits for May. That also means I can go ahead and schedule my last fitting and my hair and make-up trial runs :) I finally decided on a hairstylist this week and I'm so excited to be using her. She was my boss/salon owner from the last salon I worked in and she is amazing at hair. I still have to figure out make-up.
- We decided what we are going to do/use for our send-off. Also going to keep that a secret from the blog, but I'm really excited about it and I think it will look so pretty in pictures.
- Aaron decided that he is okay with doing a "first look" before the wedding ceremony. We were both anti "first looks" from the beginning because we are both very traditional and wanted the big ah-ha moment when we see eachother for the first time when I'm walking down the aisle. After a lot of talking and weighing the options, we both decided we want a special moment together before the wedding to calm our nerves and talk. It will also be a huge help to get our pictures out of the way before the ceremony so we can get to the reception sooner.
- I'm meeting with my friend Traci (check out her super cute blog) this week to start designing our wedding invitations. I have a few ideas in mind, but I'm going to rely on her expertise to give me some better ideas.
- I get to see Aaron for two days next weekend and we will be tux/suit shopping together. Hopefully, we can get that figured out and then we will be done with all of the big stuff and can focus on all the little details. Don't worry...I did save him some leftover cake samples so that he can be a part of that. He demanded that I save him some even though it will be a week old. Hope it still tastes as good!
-I have finally kicked my booty into gear as far as working out is concerned. My goal is to work out six days a week and I have kept my goal for the last two weeks. I've been going to the YMCA 3 days a week and doing 45 mins of cardio and 15 mins of lifting. The other 3 days, I've been doing Jillian Michaels 30 day shred workout video. Hoping to start seeing results soon!

- 7 of the 10 bridesmaids have found their bridesmaid dresses. That is a huge relief because I was really worried it would  be hard for them to find dresses this time of year in the mint green color. Apparently it hasn't been that hard because I still see the color everywhere. I imagine it will be even easier to find come spring and summer. Yes, I have 10 bridesmaids, yes I know you think it's ridiculous, but I don't because they are my best friends. They will all be mismatched dresses because they are picking their own out from wherever they want. I'm really excited to see them all together because they've all done such a great job picking out cute dresses that represent their personal style and that's what I love most about it.
AHH, I feel good writing all this stuff down because it makes me feel accomplished and helps keep me on track.
According to, we have 166 days to go!!! WAAAAHHOOOOOO!!


  1. This is so exciting! I love the way the mason jars look!

  2. YEAAAAHHHHH! So exciting :)

    Thanks for the shout out! I'll see YOU next week :)