Happy 2019 everyone!! I know I say this a lot but I’m super excited for what the upcoming year has to offer! I have lots of fun plans - including a Disney cruise and spending quality with family, and plan to spend time on my business creating a more consistent experience for all of my lovely clients. I’m trying not to create resolutions this year because resolutions seem to fade within a couple months. This is the year, I’m dedicating to my word of the year - CONSISTENCY.
6 more days until we are in Arizona with family. 6 more days until I get to meet my little niece, baby Charli. 6 more days until I get to be warm again. I’ve definitely gotten my fill of cold this year and I love how pretty the snow is but seriously though, this cold winter stuff is for the birds.
I’m spending today mostly sitting on the couch cuddled up with my pups putting the finishing touches on the last few weddings and engagement sessions from 2018, including Elizabeth and Chris’s Burlington Plantation wedding. As I sit here though, I can’t help but think of my husband who is working a 48 hour shift in the snowstorm (why is he always working during storms?!) and keep saying a little prayer that he stays safe. If you are a first responder or are outside working during this snow storm in any way, thank you! And if you have to leave to go somewhere, please drive safe, and #moveover if you see any flashing lights. We all want our loved ones home safely. 💕 . . . . . Planning// @illuminationeventsstudio Floral Design// @thefauxbouquets Invitation Design// @shutterfly Venue// @burlingtonplantationva Wedding Dress// @celebritybridal Bridesmaid Dresses// @celebritybridal Cake & Dessert // Oakley’s Cakes and Catering Catering // Oakley’s Cakes and Catering Bride’s Shoes // @skechers Hair & Makeup // @mua.karawaggoner
Just got some film scans back from my second roll ever shot! I can’t wait to share and really dive into using film at all weddings and engagement sessions!! Eek!
Gah! How gorgeous is Julianne’s grey wedding dress?! I have never seen one like it and I absolutely love that! . . . . . Planning// @eventsbypetalsandlace Floral Design// @faithful_flowers Venue// @sevenspringsva Hair and Makeup// @weddingbeauty4u Cake & Dessert // @gelati_celesti Catering // Garnish RVA
Remember that fun announcement I mentioned a couple weeks ago? Well this is it! Everyone, meet Sidney, our newest permanent addition. We officially adopted her two weeks ago from Triangle Beagle rescue in Raleigh and I’m finally happy to say we have all adjusted well to our new little girl. She’s a feisty little beagle mix who loves to cuddle, pick on Murphy, and chase the chickens in the back yard. We can’t wait for her to grow old with us ❤️ #adoptdontshop ps. Murphy hates when I make him pose for pictures. 😂
Dreaming of warmer days and of one of my favorite engagement sessions this year. I’m getting ready to head into a pretty long winter break and while it makes me nervous and there are days when I second guess why I have this break, at the end of it all I am super thankful to be able to relax. I plan to use this time to revamp my wedding experience for couples, update my website, create a few goals for 2019, and really dive into my “why”.
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts” -Eleanor Roosevelt