We burst out laughing because after a picture with our hands on our hips, we simultaneously said “let’s do one more” and put our arms down just in case we didn’t like the hands on the hips picture. 😂 And I came ready for Kendra’s bridal shower in Maryland- I even beat Kendra’s mom at the game “Who knows the bride best?” 😂🙈 Knowing her shoe size really paid off!
Instead of thinking about the fact that Kendra’s moving out in a month, I’m just going to focus on how much we laugh together, how much we cheer each other on, and how much fun we’re going to have in the next few weeks. 💗😍✨
Walking into the week like ... CONGRATULATIONS to Caitlin & Travis on their incredible, beautiful, genuine wedding, and just for being the most amazing people. It’s not often you have a blast while working, but these two created just that kind of environment for their families, friends, and even their vendors. Thank you both for trusting us with such a special day.
Many, MANY thanks to @airrocka for being the best boots-on-the-ground coordinator you could ask for, and many, MANY more photos to come! #kissthecook2018#herecomesthebride#mondaysbelike#takemeback#aisleperfect#nashvillewedding
I've always had kind of a love affair with the water. As a kid, I would stay in the pool for hours and hours, long after my fingers looked like prunes... I don't get to swim much these days but my mermaid soul lives for moments like this... Toes in the cool, wet sand, the waves crashing against my legs, and the ocean breeze tossing my hair. Oh and did I mention a view like this?! I remember the first time a couple agreed to get in the water. Back then I used to have to try to convince couples of how awesome it would be. I love that my couples now volunteer right off the bat... and I still get just as excited as I did the first time. 💕🌊
Planning a wedding can be so stressful. There are so many decisions to make, so many people’s opinions to consider, and so much to do. All the time. But at the end of the day, you’re marrying your best friend. And once that moment finally hits you-it’s all going to have been worth it.
As I think about my own ever-growing wedding checklist, I look at this photo and am reminded of the joy this sweet couple shared when that moment finally came, at the backup venue, on a rainy day, and it was still completely perfect💕
My best friend , as she stated in her vows, really was never the type of girl to day dream about a wedding . She really did always just dream of the “guy”. I can remember our conversations about this that happened what seems both like yesterday and a lifetime ago. We are so different now, yet still somehow the same as we were back then. Better versions of those girls who ate breakfast for dinner and DQ chicken baskets on the daily. I’d say if back then, we could have taken a peak at what the future would be , we’d both be pretty dang proud of the women we have became today and couldn’t have dreamed up better dudes to do life with us. I love you sister ! So blessed to have you. @carriebeth08 #bff#weddingmakeupandhair#mua#lifeisbeautiful#tennesseewedding#shesperfect#itsgonnabeMay
There is something so unfathomably beautiful about a bride on her wedding day. She knows in the deepest part of her being that she is completely treasured... which brings the greatest sense of grace, boldness, and bright confidence. 💕 Haley was absolutely glowwwwing on her wedding day!!!!
26 years ago Carina was a foreign exchange student from Sweden visiting America for a year. While she was here visiting she met Nathan, she thought he was a cute guy in the School band. After the year was over she returned to Sweden. Many years later they reconnected and fell in love. And on Saturday they got married here in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Carina moved from Sweden to be with Nathan and this is just the beginning of their love story.
Spent about five hours this weekend updating my website. Making sure links worked, updating photos, changing up my home page, and giving myself a headache with the amount of coding I was doing. I'm SUCH a perfectionist, and every little detail is important to me.
When it comes to hiring a photographer, what is more important to you - social media presence, or how their website looks? I'll be honest, I tend to scroll Instagram multiple times throughout the day, and I imagine that I'll choose my future photographer based on their social media. #JaynaWatkinsPhotography
This lovely lady's locks were featured on Pure Wow Weddings today! I'm so honored that they chose on of my photographs from this shoot to feature on their website today! If you're looking for some beautiful hairstyle inspiration on wedding days, be sure to check it out! 💛
A bridal shower game using my wedding dress from the 80s. The girls were timed to cover up the dress in a disguise (heavy jacket, ski pants, boots and winter hat) then run to the honeymoon hut(the treehouse). It was hilarious! A few days later, Xia flew back to Nashville with all her shower gifts. We are looking forward to her autumn wedding in Tennessee!......#alaskabride#tennesseewedding#bridalshower#80sweddingdress
"Wrapped around your finger, I'd spend my whole life tied in ways to have you." 🎶
------------------------------------------- Today's #mondaymotivation started off with completely restarting my home office area. As a Creative, it severely pains me to work in an area that is not inspiring-there's just GOT to be some aesthetic to the functionality of getting things done. I'm a picky worker. I need good music, good light, and ffunctionality. Having moved 5 times in the past 5 years has caused me to severely neglect my home office space. Anyhow. Its a work in progress but we're getting there. Check out my story for the (embarassing) before and after. 😅
Our featured #ProductOfTheWeek is our Can Can Glassware! These glasses add a great vintage charm to your tablescape and the ornate details on the glass make for a unique option. The Footed Goblet would work great for an iced tea glass. The Double Old Fashioned option would be a great water glass or make for a fun addition to a craft cocktail!
Anyone else in need of a refreshing cocktail after this long #Monday ? ✨✨✨
Planning and styling: @weddingsandeventsbyraina
Bar tending: @concoctionsbartending
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope your week is starting out great. I have a wedding this week, which means there’s a lot of moving pieces in our household. We are juggling the new house construction, my day job, and a ton of childcare to help us pull it off 🙌🏻 When I get stressed or overwhelmed, I think of pretty things like this sweet bride playing with her hair before she walked down the aisle ✨ It’s the little things that keep me going! What do you have going on this week?!
Love how everything came together for my workshop in May —I have an incredible team to thank! workshop host @jennyhaas
event planner @samanthajoyevents
Invitation design: @gypsetcreative
Calligraphy letter: @Kelseymalliecalligraphy
hair & make-up @megan.e.grimm
ring boxes @happyboxesshop
bridal gown & veil (Kelsey) @clairepettibone
bridal gown (Molly) @louisechristinebridalboutique
Designer @essenceofaustralia and @robertbullock
shoes @bellabelleshoes @stevemadden @ninewest
cake table @lostandfoundrentals
model bride 1 @mollyannphoto
model bride 2 @klrichard12
vintage car @Antique Limousine
HVF History Week: The barn at Hickory Valley Farms originally served as a tobacco barn for over 25 years- and later became home to hay bales + cattle. After almost a year of rehab, the barn will now serve as a wedding + event venue 🌾 #hvfarmstn
Nashville // You’re invited to our @blushbyhayleypaige #trunkshow this weekend in Nashville! Contact us to snag a last minute appointment. @aisportraits @whitedresseshuntsville @blushbyhayleypaige @harvesthollowvenueandfarm @chelseakennedyevents @mullinsspecialoccasions @simpsons_florist @_awilsoncakes @ledgewoodfinestationery @thetransformation @alabamachanin @parkerbinghamjewelers @katelynmoshier
These two had the most perfect wedding day. With over 500 in attendance, the love people have for them was shown the entire day. What a blessing to be surrounded by that many people who love and care about you. Thank you Catherine & Trey for letting us be part of such a special day. Enjoy your honeymoon! Side note: We are out of the office today taking some much needed R&R! Photo: @angelaspencerphotography #sparklebride
Engaged in East Nashville 💍
Living the dream in East Nashville as a record producer and a teacher, Allegra + James took the plunge + got engaged! Photographer @jennifercodyweddings graced us with the couple's engagement photos - and they're so freakin' fun! The gang started off at their house in East Nashville, got some great shots around their adorable neighborhood, then topped it off with a few beers at Nashville's oldest dive bar, @dinosnashville. See the rest of their session on the blog! ⬆️
Let’s play a game. Right now, think of 3 things you’re grateful for. Feel free to elaborate, or keep it super simple. I’m staying simple, because I think this list speaks for itself: I say, my incredible clients, our amazing staff at Relix, and right now, summer fun with my family! Let’s start our Monday off thankful, share your list in the comments below! ~Whitney
CORAL + COPPER. These coral envelopes are headed out the door for a baby shower in Texas! I must say, every single person who came by this weekend and saw these sitting on my desk, commented on the color with the ink combo and how fun these were!
Huntsville // We are giddy over the blog tonight because this lovely styled shoot is on it! Check it out! @aisportraits @harvesthollowvenueandfarm @chelseakennedyevents @mullinsspecialoccasions @simpsons_florist @_awilsoncakes @ledgewoodfinestationery @thetransformation @alabamachanin @whitedresseshuntsville @blushbyhayleypaige @parkerbinghamjewelers @katelynmoshier
Also the Nashville shop is hosting a trunk show for this brand next weekend! Check it out!
Denise and Michael drove all the way from Riverview, FL to tie the knot on the banks of the Nolichucky River for their 10 year anniversary. I already had a wedding booked in Folly Beach the next day when Denise contact me. Even though I immediately felt a connection with her, I knew that the only way I could do it was if it was an early ceremony. So this kind, beautiful woman planned her entire wedding day around when I could be there... I'm not sure there is a bigger compliment that she could have given me. I'm so incredibly thankful for couples like them who love and value what I do and let me into their lives... even if it's just for just one day.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads loving roger sons and daughters out there! We appreciate you so much. Photos by @kellyginn22 @morgannewsomphoto @robanddeanna @smashstudiosphoto @katienorrid @elizabethlooney_photography @_whitphotography @thewarmtharoundyou
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! For always watching out for us, for having our backs, and for making us laugh with your dad jokes, we are grateful. 😊 For those who wish they could send a card to Heaven today, for those who don’t have an address to send a card to, our hearts are with you today as well. ❤️ I hope you get an extra hug from someone special today!