Wednesday, August 29, 2012

wedding wednesdays {escort cards}

Our ideas for escort cards have changed a few times, because there's just so many cute things you can do. I think we've gotten to an idea that's going to be beautiful and interesting, but I'm not going to tell you what it is, just know, it's good.

Friday, August 24, 2012

happy weekend!

This weekend Jacob and I are going to be taking our engagement photos. I know, it's a little late right? Well, we could never agree on a place or a theme, and I finally got to the point where I didn't care. We don't have any nice photos together and I want some, so I'm looking forward to getting a little practice this weekend for all those wedding photos we'll have to take in a couple of months. I'm also excited because the weather, despite being rainy, has gotten much cooler, I'm sure it won't last, but I'm enjoying it for now!

Incase it rains:
1.Taking inspiration from this lovely engagement session.
2. Super cute etsy shop.
3. This adorable tea cup and saucer.
4. And finally, my friend {and wedding planner}, Andrea, had a cocktail featured on Style Me Pretty, photographed by our photographers Jade & Matthew!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

wedding wednesdays {signage}

Right now, I've been working on a lot of the paper goods and signage that will be hanging around the farm during the wedding. Jacob's mom is working on calligraphy and wood pieces, and I can't wait to see everything. I think the details are what makes a wedding or any event special, it's that thing people will be telling there friends about, so I think having little messages all over the place for people to read will be really special. It's amazing to get to this point and start seeing things come together. Finally after thinking and talking about everything for a year, i've started seeing finished products and I'm super excited!

Friday, August 17, 2012

happy weekending.

It's been a good week, and not just because it's Shark Week {is it me, or are all the shows the same this year?}. We purchased our wedding bands and Jacob gave me an early birthday gift, one I have literally asked for for about two years now. He fixed my bike, and got his fixed too, so now we can go on bike rides again, something I missed after moving out of downtown. So for this weekend, I'm excited about the prospect of riding our bikes to the park for tennis, and getting stuff done!

In case it's raining again and we're indoors:
1. If celebrities aged like normal people, I really wish some of these would actually happen.
2. A Bill Murray coloring book?? Sign me up!
4. Love this calendar! Already requested it for Christmas.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

wedding wednesdays {taking a moment}

Today, I don't have a long list of things I'm excited about, my apologies. Today I want to take a moment and tell you that we're two months away, and now is the time I'm getting a little stressed. How are we halfway through August? If feels like were just in Florida getting engaged! I don't know what happened, but somehow we're almost to the day and I have a lot of things to get done. Sometimes, I just need to take a moment, and think about how amazing it's going to be, and that none of these things will matter that day... that's what I'm telling myself anyway.

I've also been talking to people that keep reminding me to take a moment on that day, just with Jacob. Sit back, and look around us at all the people we love, and the beauty of our surroundings. I think a lot of times couples get caught up in everything they're supposed to do that day, and forget that the most important thing is that they have the best time. So that's one of the things I'm most excited about doing.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

sunday sweets {peach pie}

I've been quite vocal about my obsession with anything and everything peach right now, so it should come as no surprise that I've made this pie twice in the last week {get over it}. When we were driving up to New York we stopped in South Carolina for gas and there was a peach stand on the side of the road. My mother, having forgotten to purchase peaches at the farmer's market in Georgia, decided she had to have them right then and there, so we bought a bag full. There's always a moment after purchasing a whole bag of produce where you think "what am I going to do with all of this?" Fortunately, were were heading up for my shower, and dessert still had not been decided upon, so I thought a pie bar would be appropriate. And thus, the peach pie came about, and was so good that I made another one this Sunday for a couple of friends. Needless to say, it was a hit.


About 3 1/2 pounds peaches (approximately 6 large, 7 medium or 8 small)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, from about half a regular lemon
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Few gratings of fresh nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon table salt
3 tablespoons cornstarch
one egg with a splash of cream for an egg wash

Preheat oven to 425.

After making your dough {or pulling it out of it's box, either way is fine}, roll it out and arrange the bottom crust in your pie dish, allowing excess to drape over the sides.

Peel your peaches. If some are not completely ripe, you may want to poach them in boiling water, remove and place in an ice water bath, then peel. This just helps to loosen the skin, making it easier to peel. Otherwise, use a paring knife. Once peeled, remove the pits and cut into 1/4"-1/3" pieces and place in a bowl, add the lemon juice.

In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the peaches and mix carefully, preferably with your hands, until fully combined. Pour mixture over pie crust. For the top crust, you can make a lattice, cutting the dough into straight lines and overlapping into a basket weave. This is optional though, the pie is just as good without a lattice topping, I promise. Before placing in the oven, brush an egg wash over the dough, which will make it brown when baked.

Bake at 425 for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 375 and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until crust is brown and filling is bubbling. Enjoy!

Friday, August 10, 2012

have a great weekend!

This weekend {and probably into next week} I'm playing catch-up. At work, with freelance, the wedding, time with Jacob, I've gotten a little behind. We're two months away from the wedding and I'm feeling the need to get really serious, but I'm also super excited! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

around the web:
1. I received a whole lot of vintage tea cups for my shower, and I've been trying to figure out where to put them all, then I stumbled across this, what a great idea!

bridal shower part 2 {new york}

My mother held my New York shower in our backyard, and it was amazing. We cooked for 3 days, and I baked four different pies. We've been collecting an absurd amount of mason jars for the wedding, so we decided to use those for the center pieces, drink glasses, and individual banana pudding, which were amazing.

It was a surprisingly hot day in Upstate NY but as soon as the shower started, so did the breeze, so I was incredibly thankful for that. We had such a lovely time with the ladies that came, and it was wonderful to have my whole bridal party there and my family. They put out a table with beautiful pieces of paper and a large mason jar, where people could write down memories or tips for me. It was one of my favorite parts, the things people wrote were so sweet and it's something I'll definitely keep for a long time!

That night, my sisters and bridal party took me out for my bachelorette party, complete with a limo and champagne. It was so much fun! Now that the parties have begun, it all feels real.

Two months! I can't believe it!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

bridal shower part 1 {savannah}

My apologies for being MIA for the last couple of weeks, it's been a bit of a whirlwind! My mother came into town 2 weeks ago to throw my Savannah bridal shower, then we drove all the way to NY, for my shower there, which I will be sharing with you tomorrow.

It was beautiful. Jacob did all the cooking, which was amazing {complete with a "make your own crepe bar"}, and I picked up lavender peach macarons from Papillote, so delicious. I rented mismatched vintage china from Lillian's China {which by the way is great, if you're doing a tea party or bridal shower in the Savannah area, you definitely should contact her} and it really set the right mood for a girly tea party. My mother did such a wonderful job decorating everything and arranging flowers, I was so happy with the way everything looked!

The ladies seemed to have a really lovely time, and I loved seeing everyone. It was truly a wonderful party and I feel so blessed to have so many fantastic people in my life!


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