32. One decade has gone by since what I thought was my favorite age - 22. Oddly enough, unlike past birthdays, today I didn’t miss her. 👋🏼Maybe it’s the therapy, or the fact that I’m feeling really in sync with the Source Energy (#youareabadass). ⚡️ Regardless, that girl had no clue what this girl was capable of accomplishing. 💪🏼 So this year, despite the fear of sounding super hippy-dippy, I’m thankful for the evolution of myself. Cheers 🥂
“There is the in-breath and there is the out-breath, and it’s easy to believe that we must exhale all the time, without ever inhaling. But the inhale is absolutely essential if you want to continue to exhale.” Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness . . . Photography: @brettandjessicaphoto Planning + Design: @amandablair_bydesign Venue: @merrimonwynne Florals: @wyldeflowers Bride: @terceiratops
This was such a fun collaboration at @themeadowsraleigh with @radianphotography! It was originally shared on @aisleperfect and over Christmas on @aislesociety! 💕 . . . @fancyknot can you come style my hair every day? I mean really, how romantic is this slightly tussled up-do and flower crown by @plumeevents 😍
Oh, Hey👋🏼 I’ve spent the last few weeks reflecting and quite frankly freaking out over the growth ABBD saw in 2018. We executed 30 beautiful weddings, 5 corporate events, one epic graduation picnic, and a workshop unlike any other. 🎉37 events. 🎉I lived it and I still can’t wrap my brain around it. That’s 37 opportunities to make an impact, to serve, and to celebrate one of life’s most sacred moments. A HUGE thank you to the clients and vendors that made 2018 a year I’ll never forget ❤️ 👉🏼Below is the Awesomeness Mantra we are wholeheartedly claiming for 2019... ✨“When you are consistently in a state of gratitude, and aware of all the awesomeness that already exists, it, among many other things, makes it much easier for you to believe that there’s more awesomeness where that came from, and that this yet-to-be-manifested awesomeness is also available to you. You’ve received awesomeness before, so of course, you can receive awesomeness again. This is how gratitude strengthens your faith. And having strong faith is a major key in transforming your life.”✨ Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass . . . Venue: @thebradfordnc Design: @amandablair_bydesign Photography: @jordanmaunder Florals: @plumeevents Stationary: @oaksandgraypaper Boutique Rentals: @cottageluxe Rentals + Tent: @ce_rental HMUA: @winkhairandmakeup Catering: @donovansdish Cake: @ashleycakesnc Late Night: @duckdonuts DJ: @stylusevents Ceremony Music: Orchid River Strings
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; exercising the compassion that comes from knowing that we are all made of strength and struggle; and nurturing the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we believe that we are enough. Authenticity demands Wholehearted living and loving—even when it’s hard, even when we’re wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense that we’re afraid to let ourselves feel it. Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy, and gratitude into our lives.” Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection . . . Photography: @radianphotography Styling: @amandablair_bydesign
You can never go wrong with texture and candlelight. I loved how @wildlycultivated incorporated the cotton into this garland - any of my fall / winter brides game? . . . . . As seen on @junebugweddings 👆🏼Tap for vendors!!
The holiday mini sessions feel like an ABBD holiday tradition now. Seeing the photos of all of the families bring me SO much joy. Ian and Radhika (@radianphotography)are super fun to hang with all day and Chelsea (@tenacrepaperco)has expedited what I know are going to be cards we will cherish. I’m slowly allowing myself the space to feel joy in this season of chaos 💆🏼♀️. Thank you to all of the families who shared their Christmas cheer with us and @thebradfordnc for hosting us two years in a row! Join us in 2019🎄✨ . . . . . Photography: @radianphotography Design + Styling: @amandablair_bydesign Tree: Howell Brothers (Farmers Market) Tassels: @gardensupplyco Sign: @homegoods
“The mark of a wild heart is living out the paradox of love in our lives. It’s the ability to be tough and tender, excited and scared, brave and afraid—all in the same moment. It’s showing up in our vulnerability and our courage, being both fierce and kind.” #mantra Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness . . . . . Venue: Back Achers Christmas Tree Farm Photography: @heathersburris Planning + Design: @amandablair_bydesign Rentals: @cottageluxe Flowers: @wildlycultivated HMUA: @winkhairandmakeup Stationary: @quietudeco Custom Art: @oneandonlypaper Bridal Wear: @sweetcarolinestyles @cupshe Model: @danielledavisstyle As seen in: @junebugweddings