Just Because.

totally didn’t realize my new blog layout i created matches our wedding colors.
what a coinkidink! 😉


This past weekend is something I’ll always remember.
For many reasons…

Emmalyn met her great-grandmother for the first time.
Emmalyn met many aunts, uncles, & cousins.
Emmalyn watched her mommy & daddy reaffirm their love for one another.

It was a weekend filled with
love, laughter, & happily ever afters.

…more to come…
{but click here for a little more in case you just can’t wait}



Wedding Pictures

**If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, check it out and leave me some love 🙂 

I realized I never formally posted our wedding pictures–only a few teasers. 
Soo… here they are!! Just a few hundred of my favorites…

My two best friends: Maid of Honor, Dana (since preschool) and Bridesmaid, Lauren (sorority sister):
Ironically, these are the shoes I randomly tried on 
with my dress at the store:
Details on my dress. L-O-V-E:

Getting ready for the BIG moment!

My Mama and me… Laughing so we wouldn’t cry:

My something old… my grandmother’s handkerchief. She always had one in her pocket:

I had a rose laid on each seat to remember our grandparents, who were with us there in spirit:

Blake and his parents:

The cutest little ring bearer you ever did see! Blake’s nephew, Lucas:

B’s first glimpse of me:

eeek!! Trying not to cry!

Exchanging of the rings:

aaannndd I completely lost it when Blake’s grandparents came down the with gifts:

Daddy’s brown-eyed-girl:

I love this one. Look at Lucas’s face. What a hamm! 🙂

You may now kiss the bride!!!!!!!!! fiiinnnaalllyyyy
My sister-in-laws and sorority sisters! How cool is that?

Our super amazing family:

Us being us.

love it.

B’s favorite:

Our beautiful cake. Y-U-M!

so pweetty…

The wind made my veil look awesome in pictures:

My favorite:
A truly magical day we’ll never forget! 

Pictures by: Jovee Photography

A Little Teaser…

We’re officially hitched! Yep. I’m a Mrs. Waahooo!

The most perfect day was June 26, and now we’re relaxing with TONS of family in SC at the beach, after a week-long of honeymoon bliss. The internet here is super finicky, but I’d thought I’d still try to post a few pics before I divulge in the whole story. We’ve yet to see the whole bundle of them, but basically threatened our [fabulous] photographer with her life to send us a few while we’re on vacation.

Enjoy. I know we did.

God Bless,

1 week…

…till the BIG day!

(our wedding!)

It’s odd to think that it’s finally here. Lately, B and I have been thinking and talking about the adventure that got us here. From being set up on a blind date our sophomore year in college, to packing up and moving further south for B to delve into all.things.med.school. 

People have been asking me lately, “Are you nervous?” And if I may be completely honest–YES! But maybe not for the obvious reasons. I’m not particularly nervous about forgetting something, or tripping down the aisle. 

[Both my parents will be walking me down so I think it would be pretty hard to trip… unless we all went down, in which case I’d send a copy of it to America’s Funniest Home Videos and win $10,000… so it would be totally worth it…]

But, I’m more nervous about all the attention on me. See, I’m the type of girl who likes to do things for everyone else. I’ve always been on the side lines, and I like it here. It’s comfortable to me. I like helping other people get ready, and do their hair and make-up. And so, people have said, “But you grew up dancing in front of hundreds and thousands of people.” Yes, but with other people on stage with me, and with bright shiny lights blinding me from staring eyes.

It seems weird silly, I know, for a bride to not want all the attention on herself. However, I should feel assured because I’ve heard from multiple friends, who have already been down the aisle, that you get a little nervous, but once you’re up there with your best friend, everyone else kind of just d i s a p p e a r s. 

I can’t wait for that moment.

Besides the fact I’m nervous about people waiting on me, I feel c.a.l.m. And ready. I’m ready to start a new life with my most favorite person in the world. I can go on and on about all the mushy stuff, but I’ll just leave it at that.

One more week. Til we say, “I do.”

One more week. Til I’m a wife.

God is truly great. 

p.s. Oh, and how can I forget!? 1 week + 1 day = HONEYMOON!!!!  😉

p.p.s. See y’all in two weeks, when we return as a married couple! 

I must confess…

…I’m a terrible blogger.

BUT… in my defense, I’ve been pretty busy.

“Why?” You might ask.

Because I’m getting married in 25 days!!!


So, needless to say, I’ve been a little preoccupied.

There’s a lot that’s been going on; and wedding planning, honeymoon booking, and vacation planning has all-consumed my life. No complaints here though. I’ve just barely been home; traveling back and forth between our little haven of love on the west coast, to our hometown, every other week. I cannot tell you how excited I am to marry the love of my life. We’ll exchange vows in the church his parents and oldest sister got married. You’ll have to wait for details of the wedding… I’m not giving away anything! 

I will let you in on our honeymoon agenda, though:
We fly into San Juan, Puerto Rico, the day after our wedding, only to catch a 7-night Royal Caribbean cruise to Curacao, Aruba, Dominica, and St. Thomas. Then, on the way back, we fly into Myrtle Beach where my family is having a mini-reunion. We’ve rented three beach condos for a week over the Fourth of July. I cannot wait! 

So, again, sorry I’ve been M.I.A., but this girl’s been busy! I promise, promise, PROMISE when all the commotion lessens, I’ll be back to normal

I hope everyone is having a safe and blessed summer!