Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Bridesmaid Dress Inspiration!


Very few girls in this world grow up dreaming of having their bridesmaids in mustard yellow on their wedding day... believe me folks, I wasn't one of those girls either! It was going to be purple or peach for as long as I can remember, but in the last two years mustard tops the list & so mustard it is. 

I am allowing each "maid" to pick her own dress from any store she likes as long as it fits these requirements:
// mustard colored (each received a swatch of fabric to compare) // not too long & not too short // summery // uniquely their own style // casual (not formal in any way shape or form)

Most all of them have bought dresses & I have to say they are coming together quite nicely. For a girl who likes organization and things to be decided in clear-cut fashion, it's been quite agonizing to wait and see and wonder how they will all pull together. Luckily, I have trustworthy bridesmaids and the final say in the whole matter so there's really nothing to worry about ;) 

What color were your bridesmaid dresses? I would love to hear unique bridesmaid dress color ideas from you...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Dress Inspiration

Woo hoo we're getting married, which means that I can finally begin my very own series of "Wedding Wednesday" posts I've seen on many other blogs sharing ideas, inspiration, & DIY projects as we count down the months to the big day.  

I am happy to announce that just a few short days after the engagement...I said YES to the dress!!! That's right, picky ole' Ali found a dress at the first store! And not to mention it was also the first dress I tried on. I went in knowing that I wanted lace, a tighter fitting, something with shoulders, & off-white in color, which made the selecting process quite easy. We walked out with something so perfect. Eeeek! I want to share it on this here space so badly, but am going to try my very best to refrain & save it for the big day. I think one of the toughest things is going to be holding back from showing Lee. I am the absolute worst with surprises. Say a prayer for me people. 

For today though I will tease you with three beautiful dresses I had pinned before the engagement & inform you that it's somewhat similar in a few ways to two of them, but nothing like the other. Which ones though you ask? You will just have to wait & see! 

Was your dress shopping experience as smooth as mine?! I would love to hear your story...



Monday, May 20, 2013

our proposal video

i am so proud/thankful/happy that lee thought to capture the entire proposal on film. because of his thoughtful 
planning, we are fortunate enough to be able to re-live this special moment over & over again for the rest of our 
lives. butterflies in my tummy. enjoy! 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

i love my mom

my mom is always smiling.
my mom is always giving.
my mom is so beautiful and radiates light from her wherever she goes.
my mom has taught me to love and create genuine lasting friendships.
my mom has taught me to create my own sunshine wherever it is i go.
my mom has the biggest heart and humble spirit. 
my mom has made this world a better place. 

she is what i hope to someday be for my own children...

the best back scratcher and calmer of my fears, the supporter of my dreams, my #1 fan, and most of all a selfless friend with the greatest advice. 

thank you mom for loving me even though i like to wear "weird" outfits sometimes. 

i love you, happy mama's day!

Thursday, May 9, 2013


{Lee's face looks a bit distorted due to the tree- woops}

Lee & I love to explore the woods together. I enjoy the time spent holding his hand and getting my work-out on & he gets to be near animals. It's a win win for both of us. On this particular occasion Lee wanted to show me a spot he had in mind for wedding pictures. Eeeek! Still can't believe we get to have a wedding & be married people who sleep by each other and such. I am getting lots done as far as planning goes and plan to share bits & pieces of inspiration and ideas here as we get further along. Hope your week is peachy!