Friday, July 24, 2009

Hair Trial

I had my hair trial this week and it went great! I will post pictures soon. These are the pictures I took to my hair guy. The second one is from one of my best friends and bridesmaids wedding. 

Almost one week away...

Here is a picture of our church. This is from a couple that we met in our marriage class who also had their reception at Keeneland. 

 Keeneland! This is where our cocktail hour will be. 

Monday, July 6, 2009

bella grace

Loving these new pics from my photographer, Josh Meredith of Bella Grace Studios. So happy to have him for our wedding!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

to do list

This is all I have left to do!!

1. Programs!!!
2. Out of town bags
3. Letter to groom (our preacher uses for ceremony)
4. Hair and makeup trial
5. Call Band
6. Call organist
7. Write announcement for papers
8. Presents for groom and parents
9. Call bus
10. Call Central parking about parking lot for church

Yesterday I met with our wedding planner, Leann. She is such a huge help! We went to the reception site and the church. She made the timeline gave us suggestions for the reception. If you don't have a day of planner you are really missing out! It is such a stress relief! Some of the things she pointed out I never would have even considered! Thanks Leann!!!

Check out her website, Wedding Bliss

weddings I love

Love this wedding I found at Brooke Schwab photography. The back of her dress is very similar to mine. I also love the bride's hair and the bridesmaid dresses. 


Monday, June 1, 2009

bella grace blog

Beautiful KY wedding on Bella Grace Studio's new blog.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Anchorage Shower

Jane's friends threw me such a wonderful shower Mother's Day weekend. The home was beautiful, food amazing and I really enjoyed meeting everyone. Mom and I had a great time!!

Mother of the bride

Mother of the groom
cute cupcakes
I loved how her home was decorated!


Got these SUPER cute Milly dresses from Bella Rose this weekend. I am wearing the first one to our engagement/my 30th birthday party on June 12th. The second one I am wearing to my bridesmaids luncheon. I can't wait!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy derby weekend!!!!!!!

Our time to shine! Happy Derby Day! 

Check out this wedding on Derby Day. 

churchill downs at dusk by tazman61.

BIG BROWN by Banamine.

Friday, May 1, 2009

3 months from now.....

I will be entering my wedding reception! Can't wait. Lots to do but I am hoping to tackle most of it asap so I can enjoy the summer. Love this photo of the entrance to the reception. 

Keeneland by National Register.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Nashville-rooftop reception

Went to a wonderful wedding reception in Nashville last weekend. The view was amazing! Such a great party. Loving the dessert bar! What we liked about the wedding was that is was a true reflection of the bride and groom's taste. I think that makes a wedding extra special. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Keeneland Brunch

I am a little behind on blogging about all of our wedding festivities! Some of my bridesmaids threw us the nicest brunch before Keeneland. We had a blast! It was such a pretty day and we enjoyed seeing so many friends! The next time I am at Keeneland with all of my friends, I will be married!!!! 

Friday, April 10, 2009

engagement pictures

We had our engagement pictures taken last week. I LOVE them! I woke up that day and it looked like a tornado was coming. I was nervous because I was having my hair fixed and makeup done. It was windy all day but no rain! We went to Ashland and then Gratz Park. We had so much fun! We love our photographer, Josh Merideth of Bella Grace Studios. He is located in Louisville but traveled to Lexington for our photos. We are so excited to have him photograph the wedding! I am beyond pleased by how the photos turned out!!!

I can't stop looking at them!    Thanks Josh! 

Here are just a few of the pictures he took. More are on his website in his portfolio. 

My makeup was done by Ana Crane Simpson. If you are in Kentucky and need your makeup done... I can't recommend her enough. She is a doll! She has done my makeup twice and it is beyond fabulous. It does not come off. It looks so pretty and natural. My hair guy is Brad Davis at Brittin Tate. It is in Chevy Chase and they have a nice new salon. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

i heart fleur de lis!

One of my favorite gifts from my first shower. We love fleur de lis! I received 8 of my tall glasses, 4 of the double old fashioned, 4 napkin rings and a sugar packet holder. The glasses are from The Baker's Rack in Owensboro and Tradewinds in Louisville. The rest is Arthur Court. Since we will be most likely living in Louisville some day, it is perfect!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Found this gorgeous picture on my wedding planners website. I actually know this bride from Junior League. This is the same church where will be married. I can't decide what to do for our exit but this picture makes me want to do this.....

 One day we want a flower toss, the next day we want sparklers. Any suggestions? I am really leaning towards the petals but of course I can't decide!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

wedding shoes

Just ordered my shoes. I LOVE them! Let's hope they fit!
Kate Spade Elsie

Monday, March 16, 2009

new blog find

How cute is this? Check out this blog:


amazing slideshow

Watch this slideshow from dinofaphotography. Beautiful!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

engagement pics-update

Finally narrowed down our engagement picture location. I am so excited! Just hoping for pretty weather!

Ashland the Henry Clay Estate  (fiances pick)

Keeneland (mutual pick, and to get ideas for wedding!)

Gratz Park (my pick!)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

self tanner advice -help!

My engagement pictures are at the end of this month. I am ghostly pale. Has anyone ever tried this or know of any great self-tanners? I don't go to the tanning bed and I really hate the spray tans. My hands were orange last time I tried it. For weeks....

Clarins Gelee Auto-Bronzante Express Instant Gel

The Brides Cafe-Bella Grace Studios

My photographer, Josh Merideth of Bella Grace Studios was recently featured on the Brides Cafe. Click here to see full feature. Here is one of my favorite pics from this wedding. 

Sunday, February 22, 2009

rehearsal dinner

Our rehearsal dinner is at The Signature Club. We wanted one big room with a patio, so this is perfect! Here is a picture of the back view of the club. 

The Signature Club of Lansdowne by Saxmandavid.

bridesmaids luncheon

We found a place! I am so excited. Jean Farris Winery. I think it's a beautiful setting.I think it will be unique and not your typical tea party like luncheon. 

DSCN3121 by Saxmandavid.
Jean Farris Winery Patio by Saxmandavid.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

favor fun

Cute site for wedding and party favors. Lots of cute ideas. Love all of the place card holders!
Favor Affair, Give a Favor Make an Event

Monday, February 2, 2009

Bella Grace Studios

My photographer, Josh Meredith of Bella Grace Studios just got a new website. You can also check him out on a Southern Weddings Magazine feature. My engagement pictures are March 31st and I am super excited!

Friday, January 30, 2009

i apologize Emily Post

I had all these elaborate plans on how I was going to ask my bridesmaids. Letter, take them to dinner, etc. My best friend was in town from Pennsylvania and we were going to a party. We stopped at a classy wine shop called "Rite-Aid." I got so excited to ask her I did right then and there in the wine aisle. We even got a picture! She was so excited. It just goes to show that your friends will be thrilled to be a part of your special day. It does not matter how you ask!

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Swoozies is a great site for tons of wedding stuff! I just stumbled upon it yesterday.I am getting one of my bridesmaids gifts from here. 

Reception Pics

Here are some pictures of where my reception will be. The first is the view from the dinning room. It overlooks the paddock, which is where the cocktail hour will be. The second is one of the many jockey paintings in the bar area. The last is the entry way to the reception. Obviously the grass will be greener by then! Getting excited!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

china obsessed lately

In the midst of all the planning I had kind of forgotten about registering! It is super fun but also time consuming with all of the choices. I finally made my decision and decided to go with Herend Golden Edge. It is very simple with a golden trim. I also wanted some color and loved the Herend Queen Victoria. I decided to choose it just for the dessert plates. We found it both at Dolfingers in Louisville and LV Harkness in Lexington. I love it! The only downfall is it will most likely be boxed up for years until we have our house! More registry updates to come!