January 23, 2012

Here comes the sun with Marley Lilly!

From the moment I got engaged, honeymoon shopping has been on my mind. New bathing suits, a cute travel bag, sundresses, and of course a big floppy hat with my new married monogram!

I picture myself on my honeymoon just lounging and basking in tropical heaven with my hat, a good book, extra sunscreen and of course my new hubby by my side.

And where better to find said hat than Marley Lilly! So many cute options and colors — Marley Lilly's floppy hats are the perfect accessory for a honeymoon or any tropical vacay. Perfectly paired with a bathing suit OR a sundress, if you need to pack a hat for vacation, this is the one. Could it be any cuter?

I was so thrilled to pair up with Marley Lilly and receive this adorable floppy hat. New monogram? Yes! Matching colors with my new resort wear? Even better!

I chose the pink outline with my monogram in gold . . .  


And just look at how perfectly it matches with my new travel bag, bathing suit and gold skinny McKim's!


Honeymoon bliss, for sure. I'm counting down the days!

Marley Lilly also has all sorts of wonderful items - clutches, jewelry, travel accessories etc. - that are just perfect for those brides-to-be or vacationers. Three cheers for all things monogrammed and personalized!

Be sure to follow Marley Lilly on twitter here, on the website here, on facebook here, and on Marley Lilly's new fabulous blog here. Check out all the awesome products!

Thank you Marley Lilly for the fabulous hat! I'll be sure to wear it well . . . :) 

January 18, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: Engagement photos

Hello all! Thanks for the kinds words, my bachelorette weekend was fabulous. That is a post for another day :)

Today I'd like to share some of our engagement photos. Since my fiance and I met in Orlando, we decided to do our pictures here and use someone local, a friend of mine, instead of our wedding photographer who is located in coastal Georgia where our wedding will be. The wonderful and amazing Sandra Johnson took our engagement photos and she and her husband were a blast to work with.

Here are a few of our favorites:




















Love sweet love!

January 12, 2012

One last fling before the ring!


It's time to slip on a flirty white dress . . .
Step out in glittery heels . . . 



Pop the bubbly . . . 




Indulge in sweet treats . . . 



And celebrate!!!


My bachelorette weekend is here!
This bride-to-be is ready for fun.
Can't wait to celebrate with my favorite girls!!

January 5, 2012

Yes to the dress, no to the show

A few months ago, I found THE dress and my bridesmaid dresses.

On a lovely afternoon in Atlanta, my mom, sister and grandmother came with me to Bridals by Lori to pick out my dress. My sister had gotten hers there a couple years ago, and their service, collection of dresses, and personal attention is outstanding. A three-floor facility, the bridal salon is on the top complete with a runway. I found the most beautiful gown I've ever seen and cannot wait to wear it on my wedding day. And they did ask me if I was saying yes to the dress! No details until after the wedding, but I am over the moon with my gorgeous dress, which is by Rivini. (As well as my veil, earrings and white faux-fur stole that we also purchased there!)

The following morning, we went back to pick out the bridesmaid dresses. They have such a wonderful collection and since my extremely pregnant sister (at the time) couldn't try them on, I also got to try on the bridesmaid dresses. Fun, fun!

Here's what I went with:

The dress is by Jim Hjelm.




The color I chose is Tea Rose - a pretty shade of pink.


Much to my surprise, I got a call a month ago from a casting director from Say Yes to the Dress asking if my bridesmaids and I would like to be on the show. It was to be for the Bridesmaids version of the show and I would come in with my girls when they got their dresses altered and they would also come to film at my wedding. While flattered, in the end I turned it down because I wasn't sure I'd want to be interviewed on my wedding day. I hated to miss out on the opportunity, but you only get one wedding day! 

While I did say no to the show, I am thrilled to have said yes to the dress!

January 4, 2012

A new year

Hello all! I can't believe how long it's been since I posted. December was a fun and busy month for me! I was able to visit my family in Atlanta for two weeks and get lots of wedding planning done, which was wonderful. I owe you many wedding update posts! The countdown has begun and the wedding is  quickly approaching.

Here's a couple pictures to share from Christmas . . .

Our Christmas card!


It says "sending you and yours a season full of happiness, joy, peace and love — the-soon-to-be newlyweds." It was fun to use an engagement photo!  


Back of card ~ 


My sweet baby nephew and I at his house.


Cheers to 2012!!


 
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