Ready for the Fourth

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Last night I wanted to try to see Jupiter and Venus hanging out together in the sky.  Only it stayed light so late that I went to bed instead.  I am always blown away by how late the sun stays out in summer.  I know it happens every year and yet it never fails to surprise me.  The dog days of summer are upon us and while I have to say the heat has been slightly oppressive this year, there is a sweetness to summer that brings me back to when I was in middle school and ate giant cookie ice cream sandwiches at the pool all day without a care in the world.  Now that the Fourth is here and summer is in full swing, I am going to make more of an effort to enjoy the simple things that I used to and soak up this season where things seem to slow down a bit cause it’s too blasted hot to move very fast.  I have plans to go to my fiance’s family 4th celebration and seafood boil this weekend and am looking forward to that quite a bit.  Do you guys have big plans for the Fourth?

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dress / suit / sandals / luminizer / cheek stain / lip treatment with spf / sunscreen (the best) / shortcake / Bruce (obvi) / book / strawberry margarita punch

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Charleston on Film

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Charleston is my happy place.  Whenever I step foot inside the city, I start to smile from ear to ear.  I am putting into the world that we will one day live there.  It will happen people just you wait.  In the meantime I will continue to visit once a year and take an incessant amount of pictures for me to remember its beauty from afar.  I already told you guys the whole story about how we found Megan’s dress (which she has officially ordered and I can’t wait for everyone to see it – you are gonna die), but I figured I’d show you guys some of the images I took since I just got my film back from Richard Photo Lab.  I realize we’ve shown you guys pictures from many a Charleston trip because we tend to go there a lot.  But honestly, does Charleston ever get old?  The answer is no, it does not.  Most of these I took early Sunday morning which is my favorite time to wander.  The streets are empty and the light is golden.

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The story on this last photo is that I rushed everyone out of the hotel right before dinner on Saturday night for a quick photo only to find that my lens was completely fogged up from the difference in temperature from inside to out and from the humidity.  I went ahead and took the picture since we were in a hurry but that is why they kind of look like ghosts.  I almost like it a little.

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Bridesmaid Dress Options

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

So we went to Charleston this weekend to go wedding dress shopping and Megan found her dress!!!!!  We had appointments at two bridal stores and ended up finding her dress at Southern Protocol, which is the most beautiful little bridal shop right in the heart of Charleston.  The two owners were there giving us (or Megan) all of their attention, and they were so incredibly helpful.  When she put her dress on, I actually started crying.  I couldn’t help it.  I can’t even tell you how much of a mess I’m going to be on her wedding day but for sure she’s going to look like a goddess.

One decision that she’s made that I think is pretty genius is that she is not having bridesmaids – just me as maid of honor, and Chris is just having his brother as best man.  She still wants all of her girls to be with her on the day, but not having tons of bridesmaids just makes everything so much simpler.  This also makes the whole bridesmaid dress thing pretty easy.  She picked out two dresses that match the color she wants me to wear (a purpley, neutrally pink) and I get to pick.  My options are Juliette and Nadia.  Juliette is clearly a little more romantic and lacey, while Nadia is maybe a little more modern?  Obviously they are super similar.  I’m leaning towards Juliette but I can’t decide.  What do you guys think?  Lacey or simple?

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