Engagement in Georgia (Teaser)

Sean and I took our first set of engagement pictures in Atlanta, Georgia to capture where I'm from. We shot in Piedmont Park with Jason Meek of jm photographics. He was absolutely awesome and we are so excited to see the rest of the pictures!!!

Here are a few teaser pictures!

My Big Fat Southern Wedding

After countless hours reading and obsessing over my favorite blog, "Southern Weddings" at www.swsmag.net, I decided that I wanted its magazine. Correction, needed it!

Two days after ordering it, not only did my magazine arrive, an additional magazine was included (for free!!!). What a great concept - one for looking though many times, covering in sticky notes, and tearing out for inspiration for the absolute "MUST HAVE" ideas! And one to keep in pristine condition!

The magazine had a ton of inspiration that was used in Sean and mine Georgia engagement photos. It also had a great article "60 Ways to Have a Southern Wedding" which could not be more perfect for me!

Here are a couple of my favorite "ways":

16. Tea-rific. Have a wait staff standing by at the end of your ceremony with trays of sweet tea. Go rustic and serve it in mason jars. For adults, offer trays of Sweet Tea vodka.

22. Grit and bear it. Mashed potato bars? Delicious, but not particularly Southern. A grits bar? Southern through and through. Set out cheese, gourmet salts, bacon, honey, brown sugar, hominy, and shrimp for mix-ins, and have an attendant standing by ready to grind fresh black pepper.

32. For peanuts. Another favor option or to have at the reception is boiled peanuts. A true southern treat!

Bridesmaid Invitations

I wanted a creative way to officially invite my friends to be bridesmaids. Being that I had nine girls to ask, I knew it was going to take some time if I was going to make the invitations myself. After falling in love with an idea found on Once Wed, I knew there was no turning back for my small army of bridesmaids! Here's the finished product:

I can't wait to have my girls with me on my big day!