Wednesday, April 27, 2011

the venues

i promised a little more detail on the bulleted list i left y'all with and i am back to deliver. i figured i would start off with the venues. essentially, they were the first thing we got checked off the list (right after i choose the date). i picked my september 24th date and stayed there. i didn't want to move it. from the get go, it seemed like our day.

like i said before, the ceremony will be held at a beautiful church about 10 minutes away from downtown. its a pretty big sanctuary, updated but still holds that traditional charm that i love so much. its definitely not modern. it's beautiful in my eyes. perfect. center aisle. stained glass everywhere. and i'm not talking stained glass that has pictures of the Lord in it - i'm talking just a bunch of different colors put together for a glorious window (or 12). i can't wait to show you.

the reception is where my heart lives. it is being held at a historic home in downtown greenville. perfect location for my guests - since downtown is so dang precious. the house it tucked away back from a busy-ish street. and behind the house is a little secret garden with a pond. and a lawn perfectly made to hold a wedding reception. since i've decided not to spill the exact locations or show you exact pictures of the places, i figured i could go ahead and share with you some inspiration that i've picked up over the last few months.

from top left: younghouselove and then i can't remember. 
probably a combination of style me pretty, southern weddings and snippet and ink

the reception will have lights overhead (a tent will be used only as a backup for inclement weather), poms tied to the trees and quilts for some friends to sit on.

it's going to be a fabulous night that will hopefully be a great party. can y'all tell i'm just a little bit excited? because i am...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

playing {wedding} catch up

wow it has been awhile. life has been a little crazy and the blog has been neglected. but i am back and hopefully for a good long time.

i left off with an engagement and then i just left you. we have been in full wedding planning mode over here and a lot has happened since we last spoke. i have had visitors galore (purdy, jen, family and then gil). two weeks from now, sweet jules is coming to visit. her first time to greenville and i am oh so very excited. it's so wonderful to live in a city that you know will excite your guests. any of you who have visited know how much charm our downtown holds. and i am excited to show it to jules.

so a little wedding update...shall we? i'll just give you a little list of things that we have accomplished in the past 4 months.

  • the date - September 24th, 2011. which will go down as the best day of my life.
  • the city - Greenville, SC
  • a place to say "I do" - a pretty church with stained glass galore. can you imagine the pictures?
  • a place to party after the ceremony - a historic home with a backyard to die for. 
  • my dress? check. 
  • bridesmaids dresses (for all 8 of my gorgeous girls)? double check. 
  • a fantastic photographer that will document our best day? perfectly selected.
  • honeymoon - 10 days of glorious vacation booked in the caribbean.
  • things to chow down on and pretty flowers - in the works.
  • registering (i will go ahead and sound selfish - we had so much fun. you shoot a laser gun and boom - you have a chance of getting it as a gift) registries are complete!

so there is a little update for you blog stalkers out there. that is...if you haven't abandoned me. i wouldn't blame you. it's been ages people. ages.

i will do a blog post on each of the bulleted items above and delve into more details than you probably care to hear soon. a wedding inspiration board and pictures galore will be coming your way soon!

it's good to be back my friends. it's good to be back.