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Two weeks ago, I married the love of my life. The day was a big blur, but it was wonderful the same. I couldn’t have asked for better friends and family for all their help! Tony and I are so thankful for everything and everyone, and we are so far enjoying our married life. Here are a few photos from the special day. When we get the rest back, I’ll post them too!

First Kiss as Husband and Wife 🙂

Mama and A-Lib helping me get ready

we have the best friends

Eight years of friendship. Couldn’t do it without her

this girl was my sanity for the majority of the day. love me some A-Lib

these four beautiful ladies mean the world to me and it meant so much to have them share this special day with them. I honestly wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for them ❤

he did good 🙂

Ephesians 6:9

love my handsome hubby

Farmer Jim and Mama ❤

the lovely little Poarch ladies 🙂

Thanks again to everyone who helped make this day amazing ❤ We love you guys and we appreciate it all 🙂 Thanks Elizabeth, Kelsey, Scott, Seth, A-Lib, Alana, Christine, Helen, Farmer Jim, Mama, Raimo, Mary-Alice, Mareck, Michael, Robin, Mama Carolyn, and Becca, you guys are the best!

Engagement Pictures – Shot With a Bow Photography

A few weeks ago Tony and I had our engagement pictures taken by an old co-worker of mine. Mary-Alice is the sweetest girl ever and she did an awesome job! These pictures make me swoon every time I look at them! I highly recommend her to anyone in the Richmond, Virginia area! Thanks so much for the wonderful experience girl! I can’t wait to see how the wedding pictures turn out next year 🙂 Here are a few of my favorites from the session, all credit goes to Mary-Alice Jackson and Shot With a Bow Photography!

Website: Shot With a Bow
Blog: Show With a Bow Blog
Facebook: Shot With a Bow Facebook

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Proposing to my bridesmaids

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I found this idea on Pinterest and just had to steal it! It was too cute not too! I adjusted the wording a little to be more appropriate for me and my girls but it’s pretty much the same! And I made these completely by hand! I typed up the saying in Word and used font colors that were close to what we’ve picked for our wedding colors (though the teal printed out more green and I’m not sure why). Then one day this week I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some card-stock paper (I got 3 sheets of off-white, 3 sheets of coral, and 2 sheets of teal for only $6). I printed out the saying on the off-white card-stock and then cut it out. After that I glued it to the coral and trimmed it down to where I wanted it, then did the same thing with the teal. I used white envelopes that I had at home and wrote the girls names on the front (I forgot to take a picture of this part!) I asked Elizabeth tonight and she said ‘yes’ of course! Now I just have two more to go!

Wedding Cake

So I’ve been taking Wilton Cake Decorating Classes the past 3 months and I absolutely loooove them! They are so much fun and I have learned so much more than I thought possible. Last week in class we learned how to make Button Flowers
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this one is mine!

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these are some that are in the book!

so after learning how to make these and showing them to Tony, we’ve decided that in order to save money on the big day, I’m gonna make our wedding cake (nothing super fancy, vanilla and chocolate filling with vanilla frosting) and then I am going to cover it in these flowers (in different shades of blue and yellow)! Tony thought they were gorgeous and loved the idea and I do too. no need to spend hundreds (possibly thousands) of dollars on something that is going to get eaten and destroyed when I can do it myself for much cheaper!

Wedding Dress

so a few months ago I did a post about my mother’s wedding dress and how much i love it and how much i wish i could wear it on my big day…

well i found a dress that i love just as much, on etsy 🙂 and i’m totally in love. i mean honestly, i can guarantee you right now, if this dress is still out there in 2 years, i am getting it, no questions asked. it’s beautiful and lace and slim and it reminds me of my mom’s dress (with a modern, skinny sleeve look)

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i’m so in love…

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with my mother’s wedding dress! why can’t i be a size 0 so i can fit into it?!

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this is my dream wedding dress, and i don’t give a damn if it’s “old-fashioned”. it’s perfect. and it would mean the world if i could wear it cause my Nana Hayes made it for my mama!